28 books to keep you cozy

I've read at least half to these books and they definitely fit the bill of books you can cuddle up with even when the wind is whistling as it was a few days ago. Enjoy. https://www.bookbub.com/blog/cozy-books-to-read-for-winter 28 Books to Read for a Cozy Night In By Johanna Golden•Updated: February 25, 2021•8 min read A book, a blanket, … Continue reading 28 books to keep you cozy

Evictions and foreclosures may not be as plentiful as anticipated

https://www.barrons.com/articles/there-probably-wont-be-a-post-covid-wave-of-foreclosures-heres-why-51614717019 There Probably Won’t Be A Post-Covid Wave of Foreclosures. Here’s Why. By Shaina Mishkin March 2, 2021, 3:30 pm EST Foreclosure moratoriums are set to expire at the end of June. Biden has proposed extending them through September. When Joe Biden became president, he inherited a nation rife with problems stemming from the Covid-19 … Continue reading Evictions and foreclosures may not be as plentiful as anticipated

Caribbean island Bonaire proves (again) that healthy mangroves protect the shore

Bonaire is a wonderful island for scuba diving if you can make it thru all the COVID hoops to get there (very difficult at the moment). Last I checked flamingoes still outnumbered the number of residents -- 20,000 or so. It's not a party island but you can see amazing things by simply walking off … Continue reading Caribbean island Bonaire proves (again) that healthy mangroves protect the shore

UWS building that added 20 floors without permission allowed to keep them

This has been a day of irritating news and, for someone who lives in Manhattan, this one was the cherry on top. The builders and developers of this high rise had been sued very soon after it became clear that they intended to add floors for which they hadn't sought approval. Construction continued even after … Continue reading UWS building that added 20 floors without permission allowed to keep them

Google makes clear its intent to stop tracking-improved advertising

An expression my grandmother used seems apropos: "the proof is in the pudding." Promises are all very well but loss of tracking information will considerably reduce the value of advertising on Google. I'll wait until we see these statements implemented. https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-stop-selling-ads-based-on-your-specific-web-browsing-11614780021?st=tawwmy2 Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing Citing privacy concerns, … Continue reading Google makes clear its intent to stop tracking-improved advertising

Why hasn’t CDC issued guidance for those who are fully vaccinated?

Residents of the U.S. began to be vaccinated in December. It's utterly absurd that the CDC hasn't issued ANY guidance on what conduct is allowable and what activities should be avoided. Did they just not add first shot + three weeks + second shot + two weeks for everything to become fully effective and realize … Continue reading Why hasn’t CDC issued guidance for those who are fully vaccinated?

Lessons from the three basic errors in Texas energy system

This is a lengthy article but worth reading. The Texas energy system was unregulated, yes, but its members could have planned for the foreseeable -- but didn't because the costs seemed too great. Unfortunately for Texas, the bottom line is that this disaster proved that total lack of oversight can produce utter disaster. A shame … Continue reading Lessons from the three basic errors in Texas energy system

Add a NYC COVID variant to those from the UK, Brazil, and S Africa

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/hga4o/fauci-taking-nyc-coronavirus-variant-very-very-seriously? Fauci Taking NYC Coronavirus Variant 'Very, Very Seriously' A new, homegrown coronavirus variant in New York City is being closely tracked by health officials, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a briefing. Matt Troutman, Patch StaffPosted Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 2:56 pm ET|Updated Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm ET A new, homegrown coronavirus variant in New York … Continue reading Add a NYC COVID variant to those from the UK, Brazil, and S Africa

Apple and Target enter into a deal that works off their similar brands

Feb 26, 2021 Apple and Target Just Announced What Might Be the Most  Brilliant Brand Partnership Ever. It’s Bad News for Best Buy By Jason Aten, Inc. It's not about selling electronic devices.  On the surface, Apple and Target look quite different. One is the most valuable company on earth and makes some of the … Continue reading Apple and Target enter into a deal that works off their similar brands

Overcast, the popular podcast app, now a gem for Apple Watch as well

This has been my favorite app for podcasts forever. Now I just have to find a way to listen to them off my watch when I already have two masks, glasses, and ear muffs over my ears. http://www.macstories.net/reviews/overcast-revamps-apple-watch-app-and-shortcuts-actions/ FEB 26, 2021 — 17:37 EST Overcast Revamps Apple Watch App and Shortcuts Actions  BY ALEX GUYOT … Continue reading Overcast, the popular podcast app, now a gem for Apple Watch as well

AMC Theatre’s bizarre path to solvency during the pandemic

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-reddit-renegades-helped-theater-giant-amc-avoid-a-tragic-ending-11614358803? How Reddit Renegades Helped Theater Giant AMC Avoid a Tragic Ending The world’s largest chain of cinemas found some unlikely allies in its quest to stay afloat through the pandemic By Alexander Gladstone Updated Feb. 26, 2021 4:40 pm ET A frenzied rally that began with videogame retailer GameStop Corp. GME +17.33% boosted the fortunes of the world’s largest movie … Continue reading AMC Theatre’s bizarre path to solvency during the pandemic

Best time of the day to take vitamins

The best time to take vitamins and supplements for maximum absorption, according to nutritionists Erin HegerFeb 26, 2021, 2:57 PMSnapchat This article was medically reviewed by Kailey Proctor, MPH, RDN, CSO, a board-certified oncology dietitian at the Leonard Clinical Cancer Institute with Mission Hospital. Medically Reviewed The best time to take fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D, A, … Continue reading Best time of the day to take vitamins