80,000 flu deaths in US last year — most could have been prevented by vaccination

From Axios Science: The flu killed 80,000 in the U.S. last year Note: Data represents share of outpatient visits to clinics within the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet); Data: Centers for Disease Control; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios Last season's flu epidemic is now estimated to have killed 80,000 Americans — the highest level for at … Continue reading 80,000 flu deaths in US last year — most could have been prevented by vaccination

Bees critical to food production but their danger has dropped out of the headlines

What is it going to take for the regulators to take note of the horrific effect on the bee population of Monsanto's weedkillers? The link between the chemical and the effects is well demonstrated, as is the reduction in our food diversity should bees go below a critical mass. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/monsanto-weedkiller-harms-bees-research-finds Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybees, … Continue reading Bees critical to food production but their danger has dropped out of the headlines

Comprehensive list of ways to attend classical music events in NYC for much (much) less — from WQXR

Insider Hacks to Help You See Classical Music in NYC for Cheap    The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. ( Jonathan Tichler / Metropolitan Opera ) Sep 12, 2018 · by Heather O'Donovan New York City has seen some of the world’s most memorable classical music performances. Bernstein, Pavarotti, Callas … all the greats … Continue reading Comprehensive list of ways to attend classical music events in NYC for much (much) less — from WQXR

Oh yeah — you’re getting tons of work done right now if you’re a political junkie

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/how-to-concentrate-on-work-during-an-intense-news-cycle?mbid=social_facebook How to Concentrate on Work During an Intense News Cycle By Amy Collier September 27, 2018 Photograph by Mika / Alamy With the constant influx of breaking news, staying focused at the office can be difficult. But if you follow some of these simple . . . wait wait wait. That’s how the President chose to respond? The President of the … Continue reading Oh yeah — you’re getting tons of work done right now if you’re a political junkie

Everyday cooking myths we need to leave behind

https://www.healthyway.com/content/everyday-cooking-myths-we-need-to-stop-believing/ 12 Everyday Cooking Myths We Need To Stop Believing Step away from the stove and read this before you cook anything else. Alex Zivatar Everything you know about cooking is wrong. Well, okay, not quite everything. If you think you need to preheat the oven before popping in the turkey, and that exact measurements are crucial when it comes … Continue reading Everyday cooking myths we need to leave behind

Is this the next part of our economy that could deflate suddenly?

I've been intrigued by how many of my friends saw this New York Times article and think the energy boom is a legitimate area of concern for the economy. The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing. Sept. 1, 2018 Zak Tebbal … Continue reading Is this the next part of our economy that could deflate suddenly?