The 2017 Genesis G90: What the critics say
“It’s time to pipe a little dread into the boardrooms of BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz.” Genesis, Hyundai’s new luxury division, is about to roll out its flagship, and the “handsomely sculpted” full-size sedan looks to be an instant contender. Riding on a frame stiffer and lighter than the Mercedes S-Class offers, the G90 delivers a “hushed” ride along with a “lavishly attired cabin.” Best of all, the car’s base price buys a huge array of safety and luxury features. “If you can name it, the G90 probably has it. Standard.”
“Where to start?” The cabin offers world class noise deadening and an immersive 17-speaker Lexicon audio system. A pioneering carbon-dioxide sensor manages airflow, and the 22-way adjustable front seats feel like Nappa-leather thrones. What really set Genesis apart, though, are the service perks, including a comprehensive five-year warranty and free maintenance for three years, with valet pickup and return.
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But we’re talking a luxury-class newcomer, and “as lovely, well crafted, up-to-date, and road-worthy as the G90 is,” it “doesn’t raise the bar.” The G90, which replaces Hyundai’s Equus, errs toward the generic, as does its smaller sibling, the G80. Still, the G90 does present “a compelling value proposition.” It’s a car “of considerable bearing,” and it’s “incredibly well equipped.”
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Four hurricane-season dinners
■Pasta puttanesca: The power might be down, but if you can boil water, you can make spaghetti for a simplified puttanesca sauce. On your stock-up run to the supermarket, you probably made canned proteins a priority, so now a can of tuna, a can of tomatoes, jarred olives, and chili seasoning can get you through the first night.
■Salmon bowl: Maybe a simmer is all you can handle with your propane stove or a slow-cooker hooked to your generator. Try an Asian-style salmon bowl, using wholegrain instant rice, canned salmon, edamame, soy sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce.
■Vegetarian chili: Black beans, vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, and chili seasoning are all you need for a make-do chili.
■White bean soup: That can of cannellini beans in the pantry? It can be stretched into a protein-rich soup with vegetable broth, canned veggies, and a bit of salt and pepper. Source: Good Housekeeping
And for those who have everything...
The new Glider SS18 “looks like something that would transport a James Bond villain to a secret lair,” but it just might “revolutionize sea travel for Champagneswigging tycoons.” The futuristic catamaran, made by London-based Glider Yachts, stands 10 feet above the water on twin 60-foot hulls, and its four 270-hp engines push the vessel to speeds exceeding 56 knots (65 mph). A Hyper Sports edition will be able to touch 96_knots, and thanks to a stability control system that helps the Glider skate atop the chop, you can quaff your Dom Perignon even at highway speeds while sharing the Corbeau leather seats with four other passengers. $1.3 million, glideryachts.com Source:DailyMail.co.uk
For mindful nutrition
■Fooducate lets you scan nutrition labels “for a quick assessment of how healthy something really is.” If you pick up a yogurt that contains lots of sugars or other sweeteners, for example, the app will alert you that there are healthier alternatives.
■MyFitnessPal is a diet planner and calorie counter with an impressive food database that makes diet monitoring easy. “A favorite among experts,” the app allows for easy cus tom i za tion of settings: Set a daily sodium limit, for example, and the app will ping you if you exceed it.
■Food Tripping helps travelers find healthy eateries amid all the highway fast-food franchises. It even highlights farmers’ markets.
■EWG’s Food Scores rates food products on a 1-10 scale to help you avoid over processed foods that are low on nutrition. “The closer that score is to 1, the better you can feel about putting it in your cart.”Source:Health.com