Phishers and cyber criminals repeatedly use the same phrases to lure you

Click thru for a fine video explaining this process. https://www.zdnet.com/article/these-are-the-12-most-common-phishing-email-subject-lines-cyber-criminals-use-to-fool-you/ These are the 12 most common phishing email subject lines cyber criminals use to fool you Analysis of over 360,000 phishing emails reveals some common themes in phoney emails sent to businesses. Don't get caught out by these ones. By Danny Palmer | March 19, 2019 -- 10:21 … Continue reading Phishers and cyber criminals repeatedly use the same phrases to lure you

How your body knows not to drink salt water

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/03/27/707289059/blech-brain-science-explains-why-youre-not-thirsty-for-salt-water Blech! Brain Science Explains Why You're Not Thirsty For Salt Water March 27, 20194:12 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered JON HAMILTON Just a 10 percent shift in the salt concentration of your blood would make you very sick. To keep that from happening, the body has developed a finely tuned physiological circuit that … Continue reading How your body knows not to drink salt water

Bored Panda presents cost and requirement info about funerals from Tumbler

The upselling is continuous in this field. The comment about not needing a coffin to be cremated in reminded me that my mother's ashes were given to me in a nicely finished wood box. After her ashes were spread, how were we to respectfully dispose of that box? I learned. When my father died, we … Continue reading Bored Panda presents cost and requirement info about funerals from Tumbler

The “humans can solve any problem” fallacy for climate change solutions

These two articles contain fascinating concepts and possibilities for reversing climate change had we started decades ago and also researched the limits and implications of the proposed methodology. The "Drawdown" book by Hawkins is fascinating and full of novel ideas (my favorite is feeding seaweed to cattle to reduce their methane output). At this stage, … Continue reading The “humans can solve any problem” fallacy for climate change solutions

An explanation of invisible poverty that may help the oblivious

I don't see a date anywhere on this Bored Panda posting and Li is an incredibly common name, but this Tumbler post should be required reading for the privileged who simply don't understand why people can't get out of poverty. The examples here are real. It's impossible to overstate the impact of health care expenses … Continue reading An explanation of invisible poverty that may help the oblivious

This article stands in for all the others — the Kindle Paperwhite still the one to buy

Amazon just added front lighting to the basic Kindle (undiscounted price $90) and made it and the Paperwhite (undiscounted price $130) lighter in weight as well. The basic Kindle price presently includes three months of Kindle Unlimited which spreads the prices a bit further apart temporarily. However, the basic difference between the two models continues … Continue reading This article stands in for all the others — the Kindle Paperwhite still the one to buy

Music affects every part of your brain — support arts programs in school

I was privileged to be exposed to fine music very early on: in school, in choirs, and from an older friend who loved sharing his joy in music. It has my life richer and fuller ever since. This fine article from Wired lists further reading about how important music is to all parts of your … Continue reading Music affects every part of your brain — support arts programs in school