If only we could move to roads built from plastic and rubber tires — now That would be useful

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/plastic-road-california-environment/?_branch_match_id=link-659001563213899160 The First Road Made From Plastic Waste Was Just Finished in the US Roads made from recycled plastic can cut down on plastic pollution. By Joe McCarthy NOV. 5, 2018 Why Global Citizens Should Care Around 420 million tons of plastic is produced each year, and most of this plastic ends up polluting ecosystems around … Continue reading If only we could move to roads built from plastic and rubber tires — now That would be useful

Ditching processed foods for cooking from scratch not exactly easy

Processed foods didn't gain their popularity from tasting better. They provided more time (and sometimes lower costs) in the newly standard two-income household. Cooking from scratch doesn't always, but generally does, take more time than opening a box, a jar, or the freezer. So how do we move to healthier food? https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/05/24/725470305/opinion-why-ditching-processed-foods-wont-be-easy-the-barriers-to-cooking-from-s OPINION: Why Ditching … Continue reading Ditching processed foods for cooking from scratch not exactly easy

My last Game of Thrones links

Just watched "The Last Watch" showing some of what went on behind the scenes to make the final season of "Game of Thrones." The scale of the production was pretty impressive. But here's a final link for a GoT story that's all gossipy. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/game-of-thrones/game-of-thrones-finale-gwendoline-christie-brienne-kit-harington-jon-snow-reviews-a8930851.html and another to help you follow Yara Greyjoy to a different … Continue reading My last Game of Thrones links

Quirky fact that may explain why GoT suddenly felt like a different show

This article is just for the fun of it. The theory is that the HBO show "Game of Thrones" changed substantially in tone and feel during its latter seasons because fewer words were included in each episode. I always think of "Freakonomics" by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt when anyone sagely suggests that fact … Continue reading Quirky fact that may explain why GoT suddenly felt like a different show

Movies showing at New Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side NYC, Monday, May 27th

Those of us who love independent and small movies grieved when the landlord required the Lincoln Plaza Cinema at W 62nd Street and Broadway to close. This neighborhood is activist tho, and the New Plaza Cinema (which doesn't yet have a permanent home) is regularly showing movies at the NY Institute of Technology auditorium between … Continue reading Movies showing at New Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side NYC, Monday, May 27th

New iOS update — upgrade or not?

I have not tested this unexpected iOS upgrade, but offer this as grist for your teeth grinding trying to decide what to do. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/05/25/apple-ios-12-3-1-release-should-you-upgrade-iphone-ipad-messages/#456f4ce11af2 May 25, 2019, 06:30pm Apple iOS 12.3.1 Release: Should You Upgrade? Gordon Kelly Senior Contributor Consumer TechI write about technology's biggest companies Apple iOS 13 has iPhone owners worried, but iOS 12 … Continue reading New iOS update — upgrade or not?

When does a patient simply have too many healthcare tasks each day?

When the Care Is as Burdensome as the Condition Some doctors are rethinking the treatment of chronic conditions By Edie GrossfieldHealth and Caregiving Editor May 24, 2019 Part of the AGE-FRIENDLY HEALTH CARE SPECIAL REPORT (Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Harold Peterson’s* cardiologist prescribes medications for his heart … Continue reading When does a patient simply have too many healthcare tasks each day?

Amazon doesn’t discuss its climate footprint — bound to be massive

Note that the biggest energy use is for Amazon's cloud computing -- even bigger than its package delivery costs. On the other hand, both Apple and Google have similar facilities and have accomplished major reductions in the amount of energy needed and how it's sourced. Even if Amazon is presently paying insufficient attention to its … Continue reading Amazon doesn’t discuss its climate footprint — bound to be massive

Knitting as a form of meditation in the office

Way back when, Rosey Grier (football player) never got grief for needlepointing, but most men simply never thought about using repetitive forms of needlework as a way of entering a meditative state and reducing stress. Finally, knitting is entering the office as an acceptable way of keeping calm in stressful situations. Turns out it's absolutely … Continue reading Knitting as a form of meditation in the office

Source of ozone-destroying gas located in China

What is left unstated here is whether China plans to do anything about these dangerous chemicals. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mysterious-spike-of-ozone-destroying-chemical-is-traced-to-northeast-china/2019/05/22/a434150a-789f-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html Mysterious spike of ozone-destroying chemical is traced to east China A farmer shovels in a field near electric pylons in heavy haze on a severely polluted day in Shijiazhuang, in China’s Hebei province, in 2014. (Alexander F. Yuan/AP) … Continue reading Source of ozone-destroying gas located in China

Cold offices decrease women’s productivity but men not harmed by upping the temperature

The bias toward male models for determining ideals shows up very clearly in office temperatures. The cool levels comfortable for the suited male are often downright chilly for women. Scientific American reports initial conclusions on the question of whether female discomfort is all that's involved or whether society as a whole is losing with this … Continue reading Cold offices decrease women’s productivity but men not harmed by upping the temperature

Comparing methods of intermittent fasting

Periodic fasting offers benefits in both losing weight and maintaining the loss. Sometimes tho, the terminology can be opaque. Here are the three main approaches to including fasting in your food control program. https://www.nextavenue.org/intermittent-fasting/ Comparing 3 Methods of Intermittent Fasting Research shows they can help some people lose weight and stay healthy By Karen AspMay 23, … Continue reading Comparing methods of intermittent fasting