https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/05/30/mass-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-taft-chattanooga-uvalde/ U.S. marks Memorial Day weekend with at least 12 mass shootings Since the Uvalde, Tex., elementary school tragedy, there have been at least 15 other shootings that had at least four victims By Annabelle Timsit Updated May 31, 2022 at 3:43 a.m. EDT|Published May 30, 2022 at 9:43 a.m. EDT After a shooting at an elementary school … Continue reading 12 mass shootings over Memorial Day weekend in U.S.
Month: May 2022
Reminder about how to use AirPods Pro as a hearing aid substitute
https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-apple-airpods-pro-as-hearing-aids How to use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids By Olivia Tambini last updated April 07, 2022 Use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids and you've got yourself a discrete way of amplifying the sound of the person you're chatting with (Image: © Future) Did you know that you can use your Apple AirPods Pro … Continue reading Reminder about how to use AirPods Pro as a hearing aid substitute
U.S. and U.K. investors will take huge financial hit if fossil fuels tank
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/26/people-in-us-and-uk-face-huge-financial-hit-if-fossil-fuels-lose-value-study-shows? People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows Strong climate action could wipe $756bn from individuals’ pension funds and other investments in rich countries An oilfield in Germany. The study calculated that individuals own 54% of the $1.4tn oil and gas assets at risk. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP … Continue reading U.S. and U.K. investors will take huge financial hit if fossil fuels tank
Microplastics in sewage poisoning land
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/26/microplastics-sewage-poison-land-britain-waterways-chemicals Microplastics in sewage: a toxic combination that is poisoning our land George Monbiot, Thu 26 May 2022 01.00 EDT Policy failure and lack of enforcement have left Britain’s waterways and farmland vulnerable to ‘forever chemicals’ A digital composite image of plastics found in rivers across the UK. Photograph: Alex Hyde/Greenpeace/PA We have recently woken up … Continue reading Microplastics in sewage poisoning land
Trick to slow down a speeding mind
https://www.intheknow.com/post/slow-anxious-mind-trick-tiktok/THIS ‘JEDI MIND TRICK’ INSTANTLY SLOWS DOWN AN ANXIOUS MIND: ‘THIS JUST PUT MY BRAIN ON MUTE’ Article by Emerald Pellot This “Jedi mind trick” to slow racing thoughts has TikTokers convinced it really works. Sometimes what we need is a break from our own minds. The last thing we want to think about can become the only thing … Continue reading Trick to slow down a speeding mind
Old Kindles won’t be able to buy new e-books starting in August
https://www.androidpolice.com/kindle-purchases-shutdown/amp/ Old Amazon Kindles won't be able to buy new e-books starting in August BYAROL WRIGHT, published May 25, 2022 Amazon will give you 30% off a new one if this change pushes you to upgrade Amazon got its start as an online marketplace for books back in the '90s, so it only makes sense … Continue reading Old Kindles won’t be able to buy new e-books starting in August
New Zealand grandmother creates electric car for only $24,000
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/27/new-zealand-grandmother-creates-her-own-electric-car-for-24000 New Zealand grandmother creates her own electric car for $24,000 Rosemary Penwarden says the solar-powered vehicle has been running smoothly for three years and has thanked oil companies for the motivation New Zealand woman Rosemary Penwarden in her homemade solar-powered electric car, which is fully signed off and warranted. Photograph: supplied by Rosemary Penwarden Tess … Continue reading New Zealand grandmother creates electric car for only $24,000
How many stocks are optimal in an individual portfolio?
https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/stocks/604724/how-many-stocks-should-you-have-in-your-portfolio How Many Stocks Should You Have in Your Portfolio? It's been a volatile year for the market. One of the best ways for investors to smooth the ride is through a diverse selection of stocks and stock funds. by: James K. Glassman May 25, 2022 With this year's rough ride, you don't need reminding that … Continue reading How many stocks are optimal in an individual portfolio?
Our democracy structure is why we don’t have gun control
The filibuster is also the reason we don't have federal law-mandated voter and election system protections https://apple.news/AQuvXYclARdyFb5hXyKSydg The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Gun Control The basic rules of American democracy provide a veto over national policy to a minority of the states.By Ronald Brownstein, MAY 25, 2022 After each of the repeated mass shootings that … Continue reading Our democracy structure is why we don’t have gun control
Australia’s example with gun control — could it work here?
https://apple.news/ALDwUn0S6SrKDEdQYgBQ4cw Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted. In the wake of the killing in Uvalde, here’s what America can learn from Australia’s response to tragedy. By Zack Beauchamp@firstname.lastname@example.org Updated May 25, 2022, 1:52pm EDT Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has already kicked off another national debate about gun control. It is worth considering, as one piece of evidence … Continue reading Australia’s example with gun control — could it work here?
Climate refugees in California
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/22/california-homelessness-climate-wildfire-refugee? Unhoused and unequal: a California crisis The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis When the Camp fire raged through the Sierra Nevada foothills, it turned an existing housing crisis into a growing emergency by Dani Anguiano in Chico with photographs by Rachel BujalskiSun 22 May 2022 01.00 EDT After Julia Cheek lost all … Continue reading Climate refugees in California
Google Maps just got a big upgrade
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-maps-is-bringing-the-best-hidden-desktop-feature-to-your-phone [images omitted[ Google Maps just got a big upgrade on your phone — here's how to use it By Tom Pritchard published Mary 24, 2022 Time travel is hitting mobile Believe it or not, Google Street View is now 15 years old. The service now encompasses 220 billion images over 100 countries and territories. To commemorate … Continue reading Google Maps just got a big upgrade