SAG Awards 2021

Unfortunately, these came out exactly as anyone would have predicted in advance. Not a surprise to be seen. But oh how I'm glad to see awards given to the stunt people. SAG Awards 2021: The Complete List of Winners The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards [aired] live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April … Continue reading SAG Awards 2021

Pitfalls of not hearing well during the pandemic/mask era

Regular readers can tell a lot about my life by seeing the topics that begin to show up. Yes, I'm a huge Apple and Kindle fan. Yes, I love to read, watch movies, listen to music, attend theatre. Yes, I live in and love New York City. And yes, I've recently discovered I have hearing … Continue reading Pitfalls of not hearing well during the pandemic/mask era

Two simple ways to change your diet to help the planet

Surely everyone can waste a little less, eat a little less meat. Just doing those two things would Matter. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/04/rules-eating-fight-climate-change/618515/ Your Diet Is Cooking the Planet But two simple changes can help.ANNIE LOWREYAPRIL 6, 2021 GETTY What’s for dinner? On a planet wracked by rising seas, expanding deserts, withering biodiversity, and hotter temperatures, that’s a … Continue reading Two simple ways to change your diet to help the planet

BAFTA 2021 full list of winners

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/11/baftas-2021-full-list-of-winners-updating-live Baftas 2021: full list of winners All the winners on the British film industry’s big night, as they are announced Baftas 2021: the ceremony and winners – live  Photograph: Ian West/PA Guardian film Sun 11 Apr 2021 20.45 BST Best film The FatherThe MauritanianNomadland – WINNERPromising Young WomanThe Trial of the Chicago 7 Best actress Bukky … Continue reading BAFTA 2021 full list of winners

Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nycs-billionaires-have-amassed-fortunes-during-pandemic-forbes NYC's Billionaires Have Amassed Fortunes During Pandemic: Forbes NYC's richest man could have paid 350,000 New Yorkers a minimum wage salary for a year just from the increase in his wealth. Adam Nichols, Patch StaffPosted Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm ET|Updated Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm ET Michael Bloomberg's wealth increased by $11 billion in … Continue reading Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

How likely are you to get COVID if you’ve been vaccinated?

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/expected-rare-breakthrough-covid-cases/story?id=76682629 What to know about expected but rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases The available vaccines are "spectacularly effective," according to experts.By Erin Schumaker April 9, 2021, 6:01 AM With one in four adults in the United States now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, health departments and scientific studies have documented what's known as "breakthrough" cases, or people who got infected or sick … Continue reading How likely are you to get COVID if you’ve been vaccinated?

Keep your Zoom room safe and secure

https://www.wired.com/story/keep-zoom-chats-private-secure/? 04.05.2020 07:00 AM How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom's a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one. WITH SO MANY people stuck inside,  Zoom has become the default video chat platform for millions. Its simple, accessible interface makes keeping in touch with family, friends, … Continue reading Keep your Zoom room safe and secure

A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/ny-post-names-uws-eatery-best-new-nyc-restaurant-pandemic NY Post Names UWS Eatery 'Best New NYC Restaurant' Of Pandemic The recently opened Israeli eatery Dagon on the UWS was just named the best new restaurant in New York City by the NY Post.  Gus Saltonstall, Patch StaffPosted Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 9:58 am ET A hummus and dip spread offered by Dagon. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit

Don’t understand why greenhouse gases matter? Read this

This article may look technical but it's worth the time to read it carefully. The Capital Gang spends much of its time on weather (the day-to-day variations) but this explanation of the climate changes is masterful. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/04/05/atmospheric-co2-concentration-record/ Capital Weather Gang Carbon dioxide spikes to critical record, halfway to doubling preindustrial levels The concentration of the … Continue reading Don’t understand why greenhouse gases matter? Read this

Have you wondered why everyone yawns if one does?

And why in the world did they only look at the activities of lions? Anyone who's ever been to a meeting, class, or lecture that's gone on too long knows all about the irresistible contagion of one person's yawn. I'd think it would be useful to know if the first to yawn gains power in … Continue reading Have you wondered why everyone yawns if one does?

More lightning in the Arctic = bad news for the planet

The Arctic holds an enormous amount of methane, a greenhouse gas far more dangerous than CO2. The disappearance of the Arctic ice cap, the melting in Greenland, the increased number of tundra fires, are all contributing to the soaring levels of both. (And shall we mention the methane burned off by the fossil fuel industry?) … Continue reading More lightning in the Arctic = bad news for the planet

Why your brain loves closed captioning

I began using closed captioning many years ago, when my hearing was still just fine, but it turns out I'm not alone. https://www.salon.com/2021/04/04/why-your-brain-loves-closed-captioning/? Why your brain loves closed captioning Captioning has taken off among the non-hearing impaired — and for good reason By MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS APRIL 4, 2021 9:30PM (UTC) A young couple cuddling and … Continue reading Why your brain loves closed captioning