Mastercard does a good thing

Anyone who's ever been on the internet (and that's well in excess of 90% of all Americans) has, at some point, been hooked by a free trial that suddenly turns into an unstoppable stream of monthly charges. Mastercard is stopping that automatic process for charges on its cards. So easy for the behemoth financial in … Continue reading Mastercard does a good thing

And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

This plan seems far more rational and less filled with prohibitions than the usual vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/whatever diet that's filled with directives to never eat this food product again. The earth-friendly diet can be used by those who severely limit their food options but you don't have to become a prohibitionist to use it. My personal experience … Continue reading And what does it mean to eat an earth-friendly diet? No more hamburgers ever? No

Amazon can make sure you see ads for items you want — for a fee from the vendor

I put a very different title on this article than did the NY Times. Yes, Amazon is uniquely able to offer advertising access to vendors based on what you've bought or even looked at thru Amazon.  But (so far as I see here) Amazon is very careful to retain the information that would allow anyone … Continue reading Amazon can make sure you see ads for items you want — for a fee from the vendor

From one shot on the golf course to tons of degrading plastic on the ocean floor

It's so easy to think one apple core, one banana peel, one golf ball doesn't matter -- but it adds up as there are millions of us acting carelessly. Here's an inspirational story of someone making a difference. Includes a stunning underwater photo. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/686257550/teenage-diver-finds-tons-of-golf-balls-rotting-off-california and https://theconversation.com/us Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off … Continue reading From one shot on the golf course to tons of degrading plastic on the ocean floor

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Personally, I've only cut red meat (lamb and beef) and most dairy from my diet, but I've not yet gone either vegetarian or vegan. Here's an article on why my actions and those of others in developed countries matters. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/16/new-plant-focused-diet-would-transform-planets-future-say-scientists New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists ‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions … Continue reading New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Weather Channel using intriguing digital simulations to give the feel of extreme weather events

During the recent disastrous hurricanes, the Weather Channel caught my attention with an on-screen simulation of storm surge coming into a residential area so that viewers would have a better sense of how very dangerous a surge could be even without heavy rains or strong winds. I thought the simulation easy to understand and a … Continue reading Weather Channel using intriguing digital simulations to give the feel of extreme weather events

10 ways to help your cat live longer

https://thebestcatpage.com/2016/03/27/10-ways-help-extend-cats-life/?fbclid=IwAR3mQnohrw_ovf8tVDLzTBGxDJMsZKF11hA1-v-fLypliWOTDyd23LywM5k 10 Ways to Help Extend Your Cat’s Life The life expectancy of your average cat is around 15 years. Indoor cats seem to survive a few more years due to better conditioning and health care. In order to ensure that your cat lives longer, you must take care of its heath. Here are 10 … Continue reading 10 ways to help your cat live longer