NY Times crossword puzzles get a workout before publication

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/insider/taking-the-times-crossword-out-for-a-test-solve.html Taking the Times Crossword Out for a Test Solve The New York Times · by Steven Moity · October 17, 2021 Times Insider A meticulous team reviews the crossword, vetting each clue and answer because “there is no such thing as a neutral word.” Credit...By Jimmy Simpson ByOct. 17, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Times Insider explains who we are … Continue reading NY Times crossword puzzles get a workout before publication

Books coming to the screen that might work for your book club

http://www.meetup.com/blog/8-upcoming-literary-adaptations-to-read-with-your-book-club-this-fall/? 8 Upcoming Literary Adaptations to Read With Your Book Club This Fall Stay ahead of the pop culture curve by reading these books with your book club before their adaptations hit the big (or small) screen this fall. By Kathryn J. Schaub Reviewed by Mary Garcia The next few months are chock-full of literary … Continue reading Books coming to the screen that might work for your book club

The best climate crisis choice is to not travel at all rather than picking between car, plane or train

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/11/train-plane-climate-crisis-travel-transport Train or plane? The climate crisis is forcing us to rethink all long-distance travel Simon Jenkins Arguments about switching from one mode of transport to another miss the point – we ought to be travelling less A Virgin Trains Edinburgh-London service at Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2019. Photograph: Robert France/Alamy Stock Photo Mon 11 Oct 2021 11.20 … Continue reading The best climate crisis choice is to not travel at all rather than picking between car, plane or train

WE NEED TO PASS CLIMATE CRISIS LEGISLATION NOW!!

The U.S. isn't in the top 10 globally by many measurements (child poverty, maternal deaths, comprehensive healthcare), but we certainly do excel at using and producing fossil fuels. Failure to take legislative action this session will be catastrophic for the planet as we may not be this close again for years.If that requires doing away … Continue reading WE NEED TO PASS CLIMATE CRISIS LEGISLATION NOW!!

5 Foods to eat daily to sharpen memory and focus

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/10/08/foods-that-sharpen-brain-health-memory-and-focus-according-to-harvard-nutritional-psychiatrist.html A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert shares the 5 foods she eats every day to sharpen her memory and focus Published Fri, Oct 8 2021 12:07 PM EDTUpdated Fri, Oct 8 2021 12:30 PM EDTLauren Armstrong, ContributorShareFrancesco Carta Fotografo | Getty As a dietitian, I always tell people to think of the brain as the mastermind behind … Continue reading 5 Foods to eat daily to sharpen memory and focus

Bugs you may find overwintering in your NYC apartment

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/hv6rf/5-bugs-want-winter-inside-your-nyc-apartment 5 Bugs That Want To Winter Inside Your NYC Apartment Find out which bugs could be in your home, and how to get rid of them. Adam Nichols,Patch Staff Posted Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm ETReply (1) The Asian Lady Beetle. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images ) NEW YORK CITY — The cold months aren't far away, … Continue reading Bugs you may find overwintering in your NYC apartment

Looking at fall splendor without crowds or high prices

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/10/17/fall-travel-4-affordable-enjoyable-us-towns-check-out/8471162002/ These US towns offer plenty of fall splendor, without the crowds or peak prices Erica LambergSpecial to USA TODAYAD0:11SKIPhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.485.1_en.html#goog_1931129779get my offer The Hyundai SONATA.$2,999 due at lease signing. $0 security deposit required.$169per month for36 months It can be tricky to plan an affordable and enjoyable trip to popular destinations because there’s almost always a … Continue reading Looking at fall splendor without crowds or high prices

Grocery shortages to be expected due to supply chain disruptions arising from COVID

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/10/15/grocery-shortage-toilet-paper-coffee-chicken-hard-find/8455259002/ Grocery store shelves bare? These products may be hard to find due to supply chain issues Naomi LudlowUSA TODAYAD0:10SKIPhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.485.1_en.html#goog_287816022https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.485.1_en.html#goog_1039038476 Can't find what you need at the store again? You're not alone.  As the world reaches the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, more items are becoming scarce because of a supply chain shortage across the … Continue reading Grocery shortages to be expected due to supply chain disruptions arising from COVID

WhatsApp introducing end-to-end encrypted chat backups in iCloud

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/10/15/whatsapp-introducing-end-to-end-encrypted-chat-backups-in-icloud? WhatsApp introducing end-to-end encrypted chat backups in iCloud William Gallagher | Oct 15, 2021 Messaging service WhatsApp is adding end-to-end encryption to users' backups of their data stored on iCloud, or Google Drive. WhatsApp introduced encryption to its messaging service in 2016 — though there has more recently been doubt over its claim to prevent monitoring. Now, the Facebook-owned service has … Continue reading WhatsApp introducing end-to-end encrypted chat backups in iCloud

Click thru for a visual guide to how far the globe is into the climate crisis

This is a spectacularly detailed job of reporting exactly where we stand vis a vis the climate crisis -- which is clearly already here. Please click thru as most of the data is visual and moves to show exactly what's going to happen when depending on human efforts (or lacks thereof) to combat changes that … Continue reading Click thru for a visual guide to how far the globe is into the climate crisis

7 classics about sci-fi soldiers

/theportalist.com/sci-fi-soldiers? 7 Gripping Books About Sci-Fi Soldiers These extraordinary novels stand out in the galaxy of military sci-fi. By Michael J. Seidlinger | Published Mar 22, 2021 When a novel explores a battle-born and battle-broken sci-fi setting, readers are in store for some really interesting characters and worldbuilding. These books pose questions such as, what is it like to fight … Continue reading 7 classics about sci-fi soldiers

AirPods Pro may join Bose in the hearing assistance market

http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-studying-potential-of-airpods-as-health-device-11634122800? Apple Studying Potential of AirPods as Health Device Earbuds could be offered as hearing aids and include an in-ear thermometer and posture warnings Apple’s AirPods dominate the global Bluetooth headset market, generating an estimated $12.8 billion in revenue in 2020.PHOTO: KENNY WASSUS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Rolfe Winkler Oct. 13, 2021 7:00 am ET Apple Inc. AAPL -0.42% is studying … Continue reading AirPods Pro may join Bose in the hearing assistance market