How far does $40 of gas go in other countries?

This has not copied well to the blog but you can easily click on this URL and read it in place. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interactive/2022/gas-prices-around-the-world/? Think U.S. gas prices are high? Here’s how far $40 goes around the world. Think U.S. gas prices are high? Here’s how far $40 goes around the world By Alexa Juliana Ard, Ruby Mellen, Steven … Continue reading How far does $40 of gas go in other countries?

Is an Apple Watch worth buying and wearing

I have owned multiple generations of Apple Watch and wouldn't 'be without it on my arm. I always keep the last two so that one stays on the charger ready to swap with the one on my arm when it drops to 10%. Looking at the list below, all of the positives reasons and none … Continue reading Is an Apple Watch worth buying and wearing

Falling into defeat about long COVID

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/06/pandemic-protections/661378/ AMERICA IS SLIDING INTO THE LONG PANDEMIC DEFEAT In the face of government inaction, the country’s best chance at keeping the crisis from spiraling relies on everyone to keep caring.By Ed Yong JUNE 27, 2022, 7 AM ET in 2018, while reporting on pandemic preparedness in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I heard many people joking about … Continue reading Falling into defeat about long COVID

Activity can be tracked on iPhone without an Apple Watch with iOS 16

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/06/07/ios-16-fitness-activity-tracking-on-iphone/ You Can Use the iOS 16 Fitness App for Activity Tracking Without an Apple Watch Tuesday June 7, 2022 5:06 pm PDT by Juli Clover The Fitness app on the iPhone has long been available as an activity tracking tool for those who own an Apple Watch, but in iOS 16, Apple wants to make the app an activity … Continue reading Activity can be tracked on iPhone without an Apple Watch with iOS 16

Ocean emergency needs more attention says UN read

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/27/un-head-antonio-guterres-declares-ocean-emergency-as-global-leaders-gather-in-lisbon UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon António Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution Ocean Rebellion activists in Lisbon as UN declares ocean emergency. Photograph: Carlos Costa/AFP/Getty Images Seascape: the state of our oceans is supported by About this … Continue reading Ocean emergency needs more attention says UN read

How to make sure your Apple Health cycle tracking data stays private

appleinsider.com/articles/22/06/24/how-to-ensure-apple-health-cycle-tracking-data-stays-private How to ensure Apple Health cycle tracking data stays private AppleInsider Staff | Jun 24, 2022 Cycle tracking is a feature built into the Apple Health app, and there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be handed over to third-party data brokers. Here's how to check your health data privacy. Apple hosts a lot of sensitive information … Continue reading How to make sure your Apple Health cycle tracking data stays private

T-Mobile is now selling app usage data to advertisers — but not if you have an iPhone

9to5mac.com/2022/06/27/t-mobile-selling-user-data/ T-Mobile is now selling app usage data to advertisers, but iPhone users are in the clear Chance Miller, @ChanceHMiller - Jun. 27th 2022 7:51 pm PT T-Mobile is ramping up its efforts to cash in on the lucrative advertising business. The carrier has officially launched its new “App Insights” program after more than a … Continue reading T-Mobile is now selling app usage data to advertisers — but not if you have an iPhone

Comparing online and in person grocery shopping

Notice that the price comparison below does NOT take into account the cost of gassing up or maintaining your car. Once that's taken into account the two online grocers come out way ahead. There's still transportation costs but they're included in the price. http://www.cnet.com/home/kitchen-and-household/is-it-cheaper-to-buy-groceries-online-than-at-the-store/? Is It Cheaper to Buy Groceries Online Than at the Store? … Continue reading Comparing online and in person grocery shopping

The end of the Millennial lifestyle subsidy

The End of the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy Something beyond rising energy and labor costs is leading to sticker shock on once-cheap urban amenities.By Derek Thompson Getty JUNE 13, 2022 Several weeks ago, I needed a ride home after some late-night drinks about two miles from my place in Washington, D.C. I pulled up the Uber app … Continue reading The end of the Millennial lifestyle subsidy

How drugmakers come up with evocative brand names like Viagra and Lunesta

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/how-drugmakers-come-up-with-evocative-brand-names-like-viagra-and-lunesta How drugmakers come up with evocative brand names like Viagra and Lunesta There’s an art and a science to naming pharmaceutical drugs. Here’s what is embedded in the name on the label—and why There are 30,000 drugs on the market in the U.S., and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves 50 novel brand … Continue reading How drugmakers come up with evocative brand names like Viagra and Lunesta

New Kindle paperwhite essential enough to add to writer’s devices

https://www.theregister.com/AMP/2021/12/13/kindle_paperwhite_review/ Is it decadent that I use four different computers each day, at different times? Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite sees Reg hack's fondleslab get a rest Simon Sharwood, APAC EditorMon 13 Dec 2021  //  06:01 UTC 94  REVIEW Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader has solved several problems for me and overcome a shortcoming of the iPad. If only it didn't also make me guilty … Continue reading New Kindle paperwhite essential enough to add to writer’s devices

When we eat (or don’t eat) may be critical for health

http://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/well/when-we-eat-or-dont-eat-may-be-critical-for-health.html When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms. Credit...Evan Cohen By Anahad O’Connor July 24, 2018 Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts … Continue reading When we eat (or don’t eat) may be critical for health