A father describes how the pleasures of “Frozen” expand with multiple viewings

As someone FAR from childhood, I saw "Frozen" twice, once in the theatre and once for the children at a family gathering. After reading this article, I do believe I'm going to watch it again. Wonderful read if you're pondering whether you can bear to take your child to "Frozen 2." Achieving Transcendence on the … Continue reading A father describes how the pleasures of “Frozen” expand with multiple viewings

Flu shots don’t work as well for those with extra weight

The key here is that flu shots appear to be weaker in their effects for those who are overweight BUT that doesn't mean you should skip the shot if you're part of the vulnerable population. All it means is that your protection may be a bit less than you'd hoped. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/24/782079520/excess-weight-can-weaken-the-flu-shot Excess Weight Can Weaken … Continue reading Flu shots don’t work as well for those with extra weight

Upper West Side holiday festival

Monday December 2: Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square is NY’s Largest Holiday Festival! Posted on November 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm by West Sider SPONSORED Monday, December 2 | 5:30pm-9:00pm The 20th Annual Winter’s Eve begins at 5:30pm in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd with Lincoln Square’s Upper West Side Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The … Continue reading Upper West Side holiday festival

If you’re above age X, you probably have no idea not to text “ok”

The conclusion -- that using "OK" is apt to be considered rude or dismissive by younger people was a total surprise to me. In fact, I thought this first article was a joke. So I'm including two articles. Maybe they're both kidding, but I doubt it. Of course I'm vastly amused by the "While I … Continue reading If you’re above age X, you probably have no idea not to text “ok”

When you want your cat to scratch what you give them

This is the most thorough review and testing I have ever seen of the variety of items a cat will be willing to scratch instead of your furniture or rugs. https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cat-scratchers/?smid=nytcore-ios-share The Best Cat Scratchers Updated February 21, 2019 We’ve added long-term test notes from using our picks over the past year. We remain confident … Continue reading When you want your cat to scratch what you give them

Want to be green? Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

This Great Depression era saying summarizes -- in memorable words -- almost everything you need to remember about how to keep as green a life as possible. (I might add -- plant trees.) This article is not new but its timeless words will keep the words fresh for generations. Use it Up, Wear It Out, … Continue reading Want to be green? Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!