Best and worst big-screen performances of all time

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/23/the-best-and-worst-big-screen-performances-of-all-time Darling, you were dreadful! The best and worst big-screen performances of all time  Composite: Guardian Design; Rex Features; Allstar; Columbia What makes cinema acting great – or awful? As Harry Styles raises eyebrows in two new films, our film critics name the portrayals that really blew them away Guardian film critics Fri 23 Sep … Continue reading Best and worst big-screen performances of all time

Potpourri of info about smartphones from “Wired”

https://apple.news/Ab-fMqtFbQpyS-TX2qZ_h-w by BOONE ASHWORTH, JUL 2, 2022 9:00 AM Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up Plus: Insta-delete your Instagram account, TikTok is eyeing your wallet, and Google makes it easier to switch from iOS. HEY, HAVE YOU heard that your car’s extended warranty is about to expire? That’s what the disembodied robot voice on the other … Continue reading Potpourri of info about smartphones from “Wired”

Shower at morning or night?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/should-you-shower-in-the-morning-or-at-night-heres-what-the-experts-say Should you shower in the morning or at night? Here’s what the experts say By Katie Mortram June 10, 2022 Is there a right time to shower? We spoke to the experts to find out We are, by nature, creatures of habit. That means most of us shower at a similar time every day, whether … Continue reading Shower at morning or night?

Amazon’s pre Prime Day sales

http://www.cnet.com/deals/amazon-kicks-off-epic-sale-with-up-to-59-off-echo-fire-tv-fire-tablets-and-more/ Amazon Kicks Off Epic Sale With Up to 59% Off Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and More This limited-time sale makes Amazon's highly rated devices even more affordable than usual. Grab some today. Jared DiPane Oct. 1, 2022 7:16 a.m. PT We are just over a week away from Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, but … Continue reading Amazon’s pre Prime Day sales

Thrillers to get your blood pumping

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/04/1120952706/books-we-love-thrillers-to-get-your-blood-pumping Books We Love: Thrillers to get your blood pumping September 4, 2022 8:01 AM ET, Weekend Edition Sunday Need a good mystery to get your blood pumping? We hear NPR staff picks from our Books We Love list: "The Verifiers," "The Paris Apartment," and "The Latinist." AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: NPR's Books We Love has … Continue reading Thrillers to get your blood pumping

Fancy fabrics designed for the heat

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/03/climate/cooling-clothes-climate-change.html Dressing for Hot: How a Warming Planet Is Changing What We Wear A climate reporter in Washington set out to test clothes designed for keeping cool. He found a few good (but pricey) options, along with some questionable claims. Credit... By Christopher Flavelle Illustrations by Josie Norton Mr. Flavelle is the climate adaptation reporter for The … Continue reading Fancy fabrics designed for the heat

Fitbit users soon will be required to log into Google — why?

https://gizmodo.com/fitbit-users-will-soon-be-required-to-have-a-google-log-1849582655 Fitbit Users Will Soon Be Required to Have a Google Login, and We Have Questions The new option rolls out in 2023 and Google hasn't fully explained what happens after Fitbit support officially ends in 2025. By Florence Ion, September 26, 2022 4:45PM What will happen to the data in your Fitbit account after … Continue reading Fitbit users soon will be required to log into Google — why?

Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters

https://apple.news/ApG4mL_9RTOCMxacbG5L3cw Newark Airport Will No Longer Be Considered an NYC Hub — What That Means for Travelers Due to go into effect on Oct. 3, Newark will be removed from the NYC city code. By  Stefanie Waldek, Updated on September 22, 2022, Travel + Leisure Ask most New Yorkers to name the city's major airports, and … Continue reading Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters

Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/18/pfas-forever-chemicals-new-method-decompose-drinking-water New method to break down ‘forever chemicals’ shows promise, study says The toxic chemicals, PFAS, are now thought to be contaminating drinking water supplies for over 200 million Americans Forever chemicals have been detected in the Arctic, found in rain throughout the globe, and are estimated to be in 98% of Americans’ blood. Photograph: Nicholas.T … Continue reading Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water

These American foods are banned in other countries

https://www.wkrn.com/news/these-american-staple-foods-are-banned-in-other-countries/ These American staple foods are banned in other countries by: Denise Craig, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Jul 24, 2022 / 08:35 AM CDT Updated: Jul 24, 2022 / 11:27 AM CDT (NEXSTAR) — A California lawsuit recently put Mars, Inc. in the hot seat, claiming one of its candies contained toxins that are unsafe to eat. The class … Continue reading These American foods are banned in other countries

Handy list of 100 swoon-worthy romances in printable form and a link to the longer list with descriptions

Below is a slightly old, but not dated, list of swoon-worthy romances for pure escapism. The link to this list is contained in a much longer article showing the covers and descriptions to tempt you which can be found here: https://www.npr.org/2015/07/29/426731847/happy-ever-after-100-swoon-worthy-romances 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances: The Printable List July 29, 20156:01 PM ET NPR STAFF It's … Continue reading Handy list of 100 swoon-worthy romances in printable form and a link to the longer list with descriptions

Apple podcast changes

9to5mac.com/2022/08/22/apple-podcasts-technical-updates/ Apple Podcasts drops email requirement for shows, updates approval process, more Chance Miller - Aug. 22nd 2022 10:45 am PT @ChanceHMiller Apple has announced a handful of technical changes coming to the Apple Podcasts back end, starting in 2023. These changes impact the approval process, will help cut down on podcaster spam, and much more. Here … Continue reading Apple podcast changes