Hope for reusing plastic

It's impossible not to be highly skeptical of proposed solutions to global problems such as as massive plastic waste. If you look at this article with disdain, just remember that the machine proposed by a teenager for the cleanup of the Great Pacific Plastic Patch is now working. We simply must develop ways to reuse … Continue reading Hope for reusing plastic

Mansplainers are not always correct

https://www.thekitchn.com/cold-pasta-tip-alton-brown-twitter-22960615 If you'd like to read the consequences of a man explaining on Twitter how he told his girlfriend she was cooking pasta wrong, click thru to the link. The key point tho was new to me. From the article: "the lesson in the incident is that the girlfriend is right, as Kenji has proven … Continue reading Mansplainers are not always correct

Preserve encryption or lose privacy

Edward Snowden is a man who's made a difference and always has something vital to say about the relationship of government to its people. He's also recently published a memoir "Permanent Record." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook Surveillance Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground Edward Snowden The US, UK and Australia are taking … Continue reading Preserve encryption or lose privacy

Don’t forget that bees face extinction — and that matters

Bees are essential to our food supply and to our future. If you can do anything to avoid their becoming extinct, why not do it? https://brightvibes.com/1457/en/its-official-the-bee-is-the-most-important-living-being-on-the-planet It's official... The Bee Is The Most Important Living Being On The Planet Image source: Pixabay 78 Social shares Sustainable Planet The Earthwatch Institute concluded that bees are the … Continue reading Don’t forget that bees face extinction — and that matters

Bookmark this one: 8 best fact-checking websites

Snopes is where I usually go but some of these websites might be more useful in certain areas. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/true-5-fact-checking-websites The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth Megan Ellis Updated September 30, 2019 7 minutes The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Advertisement With deliberate misinformation campaigns and … Continue reading Bookmark this one: 8 best fact-checking websites

95% of baby foods contain toxic metals

The key paragrah is the final one with recommendations. https://www.ecowatch.com/toxic-metals-baby-food-2641003126.html? Toxic Metals Found in 95 Percent of Baby Foods Jordan Davidson Oct. 17, 2019 11:23AM EST Food Heavy metals that may damage a developing brain are present in 95 percent of baby foods on the market.Cirou Frederic / PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections / Getty Images … Continue reading 95% of baby foods contain toxic metals

Wash avocados before you cut them open

Just eating can sometimes be complicated. We're no longer supposed to rinse chicken for fear of spreading salmonella but we are supposed to wash avocados. Geez. http://dish.allrecipes.com/need-wash-avocados/ You’re Probably Making This Dangerous Avocado Mistake By Kimberly Holland Skipping this step in your avocado prep could make you very sick. If you pick up your avocado … Continue reading Wash avocados before you cut them open