Don’t be the person blinding others with your iPhone’s flashlight — turn the brightness down

https://www.popsugar.com/tech/How-Control-iPhone-Flashlight-Brightness-45846391 Please Tell Me I'm Not the Only One Who Didn't Realize You Can Dim an iPhone Flashlight February 25, 2019by VICTORIA MESSINA 362 Shares View On One Page Start Slideshow  ← USE ARROWS KEYS → Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim We've likely all been in the following situation at one point: the clock just … Continue reading Don’t be the person blinding others with your iPhone’s flashlight — turn the brightness down

Why does NYC have nine Chinatowns?

This article is a perfect example of why I love living in NYC. Too many lovely photos and graphics to post here. Just click thru for great ideas on where to eat Chinese in this city. https://ny.eater.com/2019/2/25/18236523/chinatowns-restaurants-elmhurst-homecrest-bensonhurst-east-village-little-neck-forest-hills-nyc

Mega-storms could produce horrendous flooding in LA with up to $725 billion in damages

The "extreme" part of hurricanes, typhoons, and even ordinary Blue Northers, or what used to be fast moving rain or snow storms is often now that they simply stay put and keep the precipitation coming down in enormous quantities. We saw this in Texas, in Florida, in Puerto Rico. Turns out the California -- the … Continue reading Mega-storms could produce horrendous flooding in LA with up to $725 billion in damages

Earth-friendly diet means making better choices AND not wasting food

The key to making dietary changes that will stick is doing them gradually enough and with enough attention to taste that you don't wind up with a lot of wasted food. https://earther.gizmodo.com/eating-to-save-the-planet-isnt-just-about-what-i-eat-it-1832826454 Eating to Save the Planet Isn't Just About What I Eat—It's About What I Don't Brian Kahn Friday 3:55pm Photo: GettyIn three weeks … Continue reading Earth-friendly diet means making better choices AND not wasting food

CO2 levels may reach levels not seen in 56 million years

Titles like this are, to some extent, sucker bait in their wording but, depending on what action we take globally, this result could occur in about 100 years under the most extreme assumptions. We do have a remarkably serious problem with continuing to use fossil fuels. We need to make an abrupt switch to renewables … Continue reading CO2 levels may reach levels not seen in 56 million years

BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Librarian Spotlight: Rita Meade from Brooklyn, NY By Melina Hsiao|February 20, 2019 Librarians know a ton about books — and we love learning from them. With this in mind, we’re spotlighting librarians to hear more about their jobs, and of course, their book recommendations! This month we spoke with Rita Meade, a librarian based in Brooklyn, NY. She … Continue reading BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Suggestions for reading during Black History Month

Those that I've read from this group are excellent. https://mashable.com/article/new-books-black-authors-you-should-read/ 10 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race IMAGE: MASHABLE COMPOSITE BY MJ FRANKLINFEB 20, 2018 Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book. That's certainly true of race and power in … Continue reading Suggestions for reading during Black History Month