National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Previous Exhibitions

This short video is quite wonderful…

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Previous Exhibitions.

Jenny Sages: Paths to Portraiture is a short film featuring interviews with Jenny Sages, her husband Jack Sages, author Helen Garner and National Portrait Gallery Historian, Sarah Engledow. 


The island of long life | World news | The Guardian

The ethnography of longevity might be an interesting pursuit…

Gregoris Tsahas has smoked a packet of cigarettes every day for 70 years. High up in the hills of Ikaria, in his favourite cafe, he draws on what must be around his half-millionth fag. I tell him smoking is bad for the health and he gives me an indulgent smile, which suggests he’s heard the line before. He’s 100 years old and, aside from appendicitis, has never known a day of illness in his life.

via The island of long life | World news | The Guardian. – Older women in China fare worse than men

Adult women fared worse than men both in self-reported measures and actual health. Most strikingly, 47 percent of women 60 and older reported high levels of depressive symptoms, such as restless sleep and feelings of fear.

via – Older women in China fare worse than men.