How to enter the treasure chest of Brandon Sanderson books

One friend decided to reread the Wheel of Time which was finished by Brandon Sanderson rather than trying something that might not be terrific. https://theportalist.com/brandon-sanderson-books? Where to Begin With Reading Brandon Sanderson Books Explore Cosmere and beyond with these incredible epics.  By Orrin Grey Brandon Sanderson hit the radar of many fantasy fans when he was … Continue reading How to enter the treasure chest of Brandon Sanderson books

How fast food restaurants will change

https://www.eatthis.com/things-you-wont-see-fast-food-restaurants/ Things You'll Never See in Fast Food Restaurants Ever Again It's possible that, once the shelter-in-place order lifts, you won't be able to find these items in popular chains. By Cheyenne Buckingham May 1, 2020 The way we go out to eat will have to change for many months once the mandated quarantine lifts … Continue reading How fast food restaurants will change

What should you stuff into your face mask to make it work better?

Do DIY Masks Help Stop Coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know about homemade face coverings Artist Kate Tully sewing a face mask at her Illinois home on April 18 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.PHOTO: NAM Y. HUH/ASSOCIATED PRESS ByJo Craven McGinty Updated April 24, 2020 3:22 pm ET Even before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered … Continue reading What should you stuff into your face mask to make it work better?

A surgeon’s rant about masks

RETIRED SURGEON Sam Laucks, has this to say about wearing masks: “OK, here’s my rant about masks: I have spent the past 39 years working in the field of surgery. For a significant part of that time, I have worn a mask. I have worked with hundreds (probably thousands) of colleagues during those years, who … Continue reading A surgeon’s rant about masks

Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over

I posted about this in November 2018 but this is a well-done version. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21293996/siri-iphone-shortcut-pulled-over-police-starts-recording-video ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over’ shortcut makes it easy to record police It’s free to download and takes just a few minutes to set up By James Vincent Jun 17, 2020, 7:28am EDT As protests against racial police violence have … Continue reading Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over

Unexpected items that chefs freeze

https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/unexpected-items-chefs-freeze 16 Unexpected Items Chefs Always Freeze From Doritos to butter.  By Clarissa Buch Updated December 16, 2019 Advertisement Save FB Tweet You probably never thought to freeze avocados or a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos. But these chefs say you should. Here’s why. Mitshu/Getty Images Cool Ranch Doritos "Fishing in South Texas as a … Continue reading Unexpected items that chefs freeze

Pandemic is helping USPS a bit

Providing postal service has always been viewed as a governmental function, even before the creation of the United States. It's absolutely bizarre (but is that unexpected?) that Trump contemplates abolition of the USPS. I was pleased to see that the pandemic is producing yet another silver lining -- more income for the U.S. Postal Service. … Continue reading Pandemic is helping USPS a bit

A way to get at the last of the peanut butter (maybe)

I love peanut butter -- Jif only, please -- so saw this article with a smile. Unfortunately, I can only get it to work if the jar is rather warm. Will you have better luck? https://www.mashed.com/219474/the-peanut-butter-jar-hack-you-never-knew-you-needed/ The peanut butter jar hack you never knew you neededBy Megan Scott/June 19, 2020 12:51 pm EDT/Updated: June 19, … Continue reading A way to get at the last of the peanut butter (maybe)

A visit with Emily Dickinson — in person — memorialized

This is a marvelous description of one of the few in-person visits with Emily Dickinson. Thomas Wentworth Higginson had been writing her for eight years before they met. This is a wonderful piece and you have the time. After all, how many TV shows can you watch? Read this instead. https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/06/day-emily-dickinson-met-thomas-wentworth-higginson/613357/

Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

Slate (and The Atlantic) continue to prove why they are must read sources. I think I watched every episode of "Cheers" the first time around. This article gives insight into why it was addictive. This Early Cheers Episode Explains Why Everybody Still Knows the Sitcom’s Name By Nitish Pahwa June 22, 20204:52 PM Shelley Long … Continue reading Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

COVID-19 may make survivors more subject to diabetes

The coronavirus is a versatile critter both in the symptoms shown by those who are positive and the after-effects of surviving it. This is just one of many. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01891-8? 24 June 2020 Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing … Continue reading COVID-19 may make survivors more subject to diabetes

15 Fascinating Books like Dune

https://bookriot.com/2020/06/22/books-like-dune/ Chris M. Arnone Jun 22, 2020 Originally published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune is a cornerstone of science fiction. In spite of that, we’ve never gotten a film or TV adaptation that we can all band together and love. The 1984 David Lynch movie was widely panned. The 2000 and 2003 SyFy series were better, but … Continue reading 15 Fascinating Books like Dune