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What the ‘Golden Age’ of Flying Was Really Like


Cocktail lounges, five course meals, caviar and an endless flow of champagne: life on board airplanes was quite different during the “golden age of travel,” the period from the 1950s to the 1970s that is fondly remembered for its glamor and luxury.

Could Learning Algebra in My 60s Make Me Smarter?

The Guardian · 13 min

New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson struggled with math at school, finding inspiration in literature instead. But aged 65, in the hope of unlocking a new part of his brain, he decided to put the limits of his intelligence to the test.