Russia’s physical culture scene

Natalia Khorkina https://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/65017 and Marina Lopatina, researchers with the HSE University Department of Applied Economics, examined how the level of physical activity among working Russians changed from 2011 to 2017. They analyzed the results of a survey of Russian men ages 25-60 and women ages 25-55 — who were either employees, self-employed or ran their…

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Buying Black, Rebooted

“Where was this product made?” “Is this brand sustainable?” Those are common conscientious consumer queries these days. For a growing number of Americans, though, another question is taking precedence: “Is this a black-owned business?” What used to be considered a statement of radical Afrocentricism is now little different from “buy green, buy woman-owned or even…

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A Decade of Fitness

For the past 10 years (and change), I have been covering exercise science in this column. During that time, I have seen interest in high-intensity exercise soar and enthusiasm for barefoot running fizzle. We have learned contracting muscles talk to baby neurons, creativity blooms from walking, a minute of exertion can be ample, aging is…

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