10 Summer novel excerpts you can try before buying or going to the library

https://www.bustle.com/p/10-summer-novels-you-can-start-reading-right-now-18191534 10 Summer Novels You Can Start Reading Right Now By Cristina Arreola 14 hours ago You know the feeling: You buy a new book that everyone has been raving about on the internet, you take it home, you settle in with a bowl of popcorn and a glass of something cool and refreshing, you … Continue reading 10 Summer novel excerpts you can try before buying or going to the library

Farmers can help us eat better and use our land better with less environmental costs

Altho this article discusses the UK food system, not the incredibly complicated US system, it notes an important issue that's not raised often. If we have a decreasing amount of arable land, and a need to make every drop of water count, we need to choose carefully what to grow, what to eat, and how … Continue reading Farmers can help us eat better and use our land better with less environmental costs

For better or worse, Apple’s range of MacBooks has contracted

It's suddenly become much easier to pick among Apple portable computers as many of the options have suddenly vanished. For most, this will make things simpler. For example, the old 12" MacBook? Gone. MacBook Pro's that don't have Touch Bars? They no longer exist. Essentially you can pick a MacBook Air (which is actually only … Continue reading For better or worse, Apple’s range of MacBooks has contracted

The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

This article talks about the competing interests to fresh water in West Texas, but this is only one example where private ownership of water is resulting in long-term disaster. Much of the water in drought-stricken areas is contained in aquifers that, once drained, will not refill. Moreover, the water in those aquifers is sweet and … Continue reading The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

Best time to weigh yourself each day

This makes so much sense to me, but perhaps only because I've paid Way too much attention to weight fluctuations over the years. I've been the same scale with its springs and dial for decades. Purchased a digital device once and just didn't see the benefit. So I weigh in every morning with a scale … Continue reading Best time to weigh yourself each day

Increasing heat gets attention (finally) but the greenhouse gas levels more critical

Have you spent enough time watching this issue to remember the "hockey puck" illustration? That's the one where things changed slowly, gradually, slowly, gradually until finally the brakes gave way and the levels of greenhouse gases went ballistic. Looks like we're very close, if not already at, that point in time. https://mashable.com/article/warmest-june-climate-change-trend-2019/ June was the … Continue reading Increasing heat gets attention (finally) but the greenhouse gas levels more critical

10 travel mugs worth considering

https://food52.com/blog/24353-best-travel-coffee-mugs for photos The 10 Best Travel Mugs, So You Never Have to Be Without Coffee Because life without coffee, well, isn't. by:Erin Alexander July 16, 2019 3 Comments Save 3 Comments To know coffee is to love her. But to drink coffee on the go—be it in the car, on the subway, or while walking down the street—is to … Continue reading 10 travel mugs worth considering