Adding multiple contacts to a group in Gmail

I just had to do this -- add a bunch of names to a pre-existing group in Gmail. It took me awhile to find the solution. So here it is for you. from: Benjamin Pratt, 2/11/20, found at https://support.google.com/mail/thread/4227944?hl=en In https://contacts.google.com/1. Under labels got to create label (at the bottom of the list of existing labels) 1. Create a label … Continue reading Adding multiple contacts to a group in Gmail

Most up-to-date advice on face masks

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/28/coronavirus-what-kind-of-face-mask-gives-the-best-protection-against-covid-19 Coronavirus: what kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19? Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Hannah Devlin Science correspondent @hannahdev Sun 28 Jun 2020 10.55 EDTLast modified on Sun 28 Jun 2020 10.57 EDT  Face mask Photograph: Murdo … Continue reading Most up-to-date advice on face masks

14 New books to read in one sitting

Given the increasing tendency of books to be 500, 600, or more pages, this list is refreshing in its offer of quick reads. https://www.bookbub.com/blog/new-short-books? 14 New Books to Read in One Sitting By Kimberley Laws•June 26, 2020•4 min read Nothing feels more satisfying than devouring an entire book in one sitting. And with the sunshine and your … Continue reading 14 New books to read in one sitting

Great lockdown listens from the Irish Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/audiobooks-35-of-the-best-lockdown-listens-1.4271517?localLinksEnabled=false Audiobooks: 35 of the best lockdown listens Darragh Geraghty Jun 20, 2020 12 min read Latest releases, all-time classics and pandemic parables to keep your ears busy on your endless walks We are currently living through the Great Golden Age of Audiobooks. There has never been so much choice, both in what to listen … Continue reading Great lockdown listens from the Irish Times

African award-winning speculative fiction

https://theportalist.com/nommo-award-winning-african-speculative-fiction? Nommo Award-Winning Books: 6 Superlative African Speculative Fiction Reads These novels and novellas are the best of the best. By Anifowoshe Ibrahim The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) awards the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction annually. These awards recognize the best in speculative fiction such as fantasy, science fiction, horror, and philosophical fiction.  First awarded … Continue reading African award-winning speculative fiction

Why are face masks such an issue in the U.S.?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-battle-over-masks-in-a-pandemic-an-all-american-story/2020/06/19/3ad25564-b245-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story.html The battle over masks in a pandemic: An all-American story Daniel Milian, from right, Miguel Martinez and Laura De Armas relax at the seaside in South Beach in the city of Miami Beach on June 19. Their group showed a variable approach to wearing masks. (Scott McIntyre/For The Washington Post) By Lori Rozsa, Chelsea Janes, Rachel Weiner and Joel … Continue reading Why are face masks such an issue in the U.S.?

Does coronavirus remain in the air to produce contagion? Different views

I'm not a medical person -- just someone who is more vulnerable than most to strongly adverse consequences to getting COVID-19. So I don't venture into the hall to do my exercise laps (seven back-and-forth's = .4 mile) until after midnight when I've figured all droplets from others will have settled. Seemed perhaps overly cautious, … Continue reading Does coronavirus remain in the air to produce contagion? Different views

White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

I don't believe this article would have been printed in this type of magazine until now. It's filled with useful perspective. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/relationships/a32909116/white-privilege-marriage-essay/— I Thought I Understood White Privilege. Then I Married a Black Man. My relationship with Jordan has taught me more about race than any protest or rally ever could. By Genevieve Roth Jun … Continue reading White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

15 Audiobooks to keep you up at night

A fine audiobook is a gem. Enjoy https://www.bookbub.com/blog/thriller-audiobooks? 15 Great Thriller Audiobooks By T.A. Maclagan•March 13, 2020•7 min read Loyal fans of the genre have seen a bounty of spine-tingling novels hitting retailers — including works from old masters like Stephen King and Harlan Coben, as well as fresh-faced talent like Oyinkan Braithwaite. If you want to find the best thriller … Continue reading 15 Audiobooks to keep you up at night

Will you get the most from your holiday hot dog?

I've always sliced open hot dogs when heating them but often get questions if someone else is there. This is a great explanation. https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/butterfly-your-hot-dogs-article You Should Absolutely Be Butterflying Your Hot Dogs By Kendra Vaculin June 25, 2020 Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Micah Marie Morton Recently I came across a tweet … Continue reading Will you get the most from your holiday hot dog?

We’ve been inside so long that it’s hard now to go out

As someone who's been inside my apt since March 10th except for one emergency trip to the dentist, I know this fear of going out is real and should be a concern. I have a doctor who's telling me my circumstances justify staying in for the foreseeable future. But when and how can people like … Continue reading We’ve been inside so long that it’s hard now to go out

In just three years, Trump has made the U.S. an international pariah for being selfish, harmful, racist, and incompetent

Those who saw headlines on this issue a few days ago -- Americans being barred from Europe -- may have hoped that they'd change their mind. But why should they? Our mastery of COVID-19 is pitiful and is not improving. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/world/europe/europe-us-travel-ban.html? BRUSSELS — The European Union will bar most travelers from the United States, Russia, … Continue reading In just three years, Trump has made the U.S. an international pariah for being selfish, harmful, racist, and incompetent