Another reason to get your flu and pneumonia shots — keep your mind

https://www.nextavenue.org/flu-pneumonia-vaccines-alzheimers-risk/ Taking a close look at two studies released at the Alzheimer's Association conference By Sherri SnellingCaregiving ExpertJuly 30, 2020 Credit: Adobe With vaccines top of mind at the White House and across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, two studies presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, shed new light … Continue reading Another reason to get your flu and pneumonia shots — keep your mind

Taylor Swift articles everywhere praising her suddenly released album “Folklore”

I posted about this new album the day of its release but am finding frenzied coverage everywhere. Am not going to include the text for them all as I think their titles will guide to the ones of interest. I haven't gone back to see if some of these were listed in the earlier post … Continue reading Taylor Swift articles everywhere praising her suddenly released album “Folklore”

Stream of anecdotes about Apple Watch helping to save lives

I can vouch personally for the effective ways in which the Apple Watch's activity rings nudge and rewards activity. Have they saved my life? No. But do they keep more less sedentary? Yes. I had a bad fall and the Apple Watch made it easy for me to get help. I wouldn't be without mine. … Continue reading Stream of anecdotes about Apple Watch helping to save lives

An overview of The Pew Charitable Trust study on plastic in the oceans

This essential report has just been released and is available in summary or full to anyone interested. Plastic could kill the alternative sources of food that humans are relying upon. This is a problem needing a solution in the short-term and cannot wait. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ocean-plastic-is-getting-worse-and-efforts-to-stem-the-tide-fall-short-study-finds-11595682005? Ocean Plastic Is Getting Worse and Efforts to Stem the Tide … Continue reading An overview of The Pew Charitable Trust study on plastic in the oceans

The efficiency of Venus fly traps

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/the-venus-fly-trap-counts-the-struggles-of-its-prey/424782/ Venus Flytraps Are Even Creepier Than We Thought When it comes to digesting its prey, the plant is a calculating killer.Ed Yong January 21, 2016 David Loh / Reuters If you accidentally get transformed into a fly, and get caught in a Venus flytrap, here is some valuable advice: Don’t panic. “If you just … Continue reading The efficiency of Venus fly traps

Top historical romances

My belief is that you simply can't glance over too many book lists. With millions of books in print, your very favorite novel may just not have passed your eyes yet. So I'm always in the market for a list that may include a novel or nonfiction that's not on the usual top lists. Here's … Continue reading Top historical romances

Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

This writer often produces stories not available in the U.S. but they are, of course, tilted by not being domestic. Am including this because it nicely explains (huge demand, not a lull before a new design( the more or less sudden inability to get a new Kindle immediately if yours dies. Lots of people at … Continue reading Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

Just think what you can do with four days

The period of isolation is changed for those who have experience COVID-19 and does not apply to those who have been exposed and don't yet know if they've acquired the virus. https://www.radio.com/news/cdc-changes-covid-19-guidance-on-self-isolation-rules CDC Changes COVID-19 Guidance on How Long Patients Need to Self-Isolate https://players.brightcove.net/5757251889001/SkXmVqJHX_default/index.html?playlistId=1660364253580567221 By Tarrah Gibbons, RADIO.COM July 26, 2020 3:35 pm The Centers … Continue reading Just think what you can do with four days

How to use the hand wash feature in WatchOS 7

This looks like many other Apple Watch features -- initially silly but ultimately a huge assistance to compliance. https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/use-new-handwashing-feature-apple-watch/ watchOS 7: How to Use the New Apple Watch Handwashing Feature Monday July 27, 2020 5:24 PM PDT by Tim Hardwick In watchOS 7 for Apple Watch, Apple introduced handwashing detection, which helps users wash their … Continue reading How to use the hand wash feature in WatchOS 7

So many energy sucks that could still be closed

The Daily Mail website was the absolute worst site I've been on for years for pop-ups and constant ad-changing. I turned off my ad blocker for one page and simply won't visit their website in the future. Disgusting! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8560811/Installing-fridge-doors-supermarkets-cut-energy-use-staggering-40-percent-research-says.html? Installing fridge doors at supermarkets could cut energy use by a staggering 40 percent, research reveals … Continue reading So many energy sucks that could still be closed

Three dystopian novels for a fresh perspective

Margot Harrison, a fiction writer and editor at the Vermont newspaper Seven Days, offered us three recommendations for works dealing with malevolent technology. Her latest novel, “The Glare,” was released this month. Also check out her recent essay in The New York Times. “Infinite Detail: A Novel” by Tim Maughan In this 2019 dystopian novel, the only thing … Continue reading Three dystopian novels for a fresh perspective

Why you still can’t find disinfectant wipes

https://slate.com/business/2020/07/why-its-still-so-tough-to-find-disinfectant-wipes.html Why It’s Still So Tough to Find Disinfectant Wipes Too few materials, too many coronavirus outbreaks, and a never-ending canister shortage. By Aaron Mak July 21, 20205:08 PM Every time there’s a surge in coronavirus cases, the supply of these things gets … wiped out. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Four months into the United States’ … Continue reading Why you still can’t find disinfectant wipes