This book is definitely on my "to be read" list. https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718394276/nolan-gassers-new-book-explores-musical-taste-and-where-it-comes-from Nolan Gasser's New Book Explores Musical Taste And Where It Comes From April 29, 20196:20 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nolan Gasser, chief musicologist and architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project about his book Why You Like It: … Continue reading Pandora’s chief musicologist and architect has a book out — neat
A fascinating account of what was required for the writer to get a college education and graduate without debt. He didn't leave owing financial debt but there was definitely a very real cost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/debt-free-college-education_n_5cc1ed2fe4b0e56130ee8371?ncid=APPLENEWS00001 I Graduated From College With Zero Debt... But It Cost Me In Ways I Never Imagined Kara McKlemurry Guest Writer BLEND … Continue reading The price paid to graduate from college without financial debts
This is a major pet peeve of mine. Even the most expensive steel water bottles pay for themselves in less than a month of daily plastic water bottle purchases -- and that's if you only buy once a day. The volume of plastic waste comprised of plastic water bottles is horrendous (I should find the … Continue reading Why are we still drinking water bottled in plastic?
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/theres-a-measles-outbreak-do-you-need-another-shot There’s a measles outbreak. Do you need another shot? Science Apr 27, 2019 10:20 AM EDT — Updated on Apr 29, 2019 1:43 PM EDT The U.S. could be eight months or so away from losing its “measles-free” status. The measles virus was eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, meaning there was no longer continuous … Continue reading Do you need another measles shot?
I keep thinking about the many things hidden by cold's protection and now emerging. Almost reminds me of the many possibilities, many benign or helpful, that exist in the Amazonian rain forest. The Arctic melting doesn't seem to have any good side other than easier cross-Pole transportation while we don't even have an idea of … Continue reading Who knew the permafrost was holding so many dangerous gases
I'm asking for your trust here. Just click thru. Several have short videos or GIFs (Buzzfeed is notorious for that) and it makes no sense to copy it here. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tayloraowens/weekly-cat-post-april-26-2019
Many resist going to the doctor unless they feel they might die otherwise. Whether you go regularly or every ten years, these are facts you need to give your doctor to get the best feedback. https://bestlifeonline.com/symptoms-to-tell-your-doctor/ 10 Things Doctors Say Patients Should Tell Them, But They Never Do THEY MIGHT NOT SEEM IMPORTANT, BUT THEY … Continue reading These are symptoms you need to volunteer to your doctor even if they don’t ask
I've mentioned the OverDrive app as my choice for listening to books not available from Audible.com. The app is closely integrated with the Libby app which is my favorite way of searching for, placing holds on, and taking out library books. This rather neat program is aimed at those who are 13 and over, but … Continue reading Score free audiobooks — 2/week for next 14 weeks
Yesterday, I posted a broader list. These two are just plain scary. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/books/review/david-wallace-wells-uninhabitable-earth-nathaniel-rich-losing-earth.html By John Lanchester April 12, 2019 THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH Life After Warming By David Wallace-Wells LOSING EARTH A Climate History By Nathaniel Rich Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has collectively faced. That challenge is, to put it mildly, practical; but it … Continue reading If you don’t yet know what climate change will do, read these two books
This is an absolutely superb list of books that will fascinate you, give you topics for endless thought or discussion, and are also simply great reads. Those I haven't already read are high up on my "to be read" list. Highly recommended. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/powerful-books-climate-change-cli-fi?fbclid=IwAR1xnTR1lPk98JKQkE_Udi6_4TJUP-0EQGy_zDk-w73dkePoRaGwAYxaQW4 17 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About The World … Continue reading Books that will change the way you look at the world
One of the oldest and most cliched example of the acceptability of horror even if it results in death is that of the frog put in a pan with cold water. If you increase the heat gradually, the frog won't jump out even if it's about to be cooked. Humans are not alone in adapting … Continue reading Only takes 2-8 years before most believe newly extreme weather has always been the norm
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/04/24/usa-today-revealing-misconduct-records-police-cops/3223984002/ We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records. USA TODAY is leading a national effort to obtain and publish disciplinary and misconduct records for thousands of police officers.John Kelly and Mark Nichols, USA TODAYUpdated 1:06 p.m. EDT Apr. 26, 2019 At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have … Continue reading USA Today makes misconduct records available for 85,000 police nationwide