9 Black performers whose roles deserved Oscar consideration

http://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anthonyrobledo/oscar-worthy-performances-by-black-actors [I missed two of these movies but the performances I saw certainly deserved notice -- VIOLA DAVIS!!!] 9 Performances From Black Actors That Should’ve Received Oscar Nominations This Year Only two Oscar acting nominations went to Black actors this year, but there were many more performances worthy of such praise. by Anthony Robledo, BuzzFeed … Continue reading 9 Black performers whose roles deserved Oscar consideration

Knowing which type of snow you’ve got helps you drive or walk

Snow has character: Understanding it will help you better navigate winter From fine powder to paste, snow falls in different forms. Perspective by Jim Duncan November 29, 2021 at 11:36 a.m. EST Snow! That arrangement of three consonants and one vowel has power. It seizes our attention like few words can. An annual experiment on my … Continue reading Knowing which type of snow you’ve got helps you drive or walk

Time to stop raising animals for food and rewild that land

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/12/replace-animal-farms-micro-organism-rewilding-food-precision-fermentation-emissions Replace animal farms with micro-organism tanks, say campaigners Advocates of plant-based protein say 75% of world’s farmland should be rewilded to reduce emissions  Cop27 live – latest news updates About 85% of agricultural land in England is used for pasture for grazing animals or to grow food. Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock Helena Horton Environment reporterFri 11 Nov … Continue reading Time to stop raising animals for food and rewild that land

Glacier near Seattle is totally gone

Large glacier near Seattle has 'completely disappeared,' says researcher who has tracked it for years By Rachel Ramirez, CNN, Published Feb 1, 2023 6:09 PM EST | Updated Feb 1, 2023 6:21 PM EST Greenland’s ice sheet is hemorrhaging water into the ocean faster than we thought00:0201:12 2022 may have been the worst year on record for Earth’s … Continue reading Glacier near Seattle is totally gone

USPS forced to electrify its trucks by 2026 instead of its initial plan to delay

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/12/20/usps-ev-vehicles/ Postal Service will electrify trucks by 2026 in climate win for Biden Agency says it can spend billions to buy 66,000 new electric vehicles and related infrastructure now that its finances are in better shape By Jacob Bogage Updated December 20, 2022 at 4:57 p.m. EST, Published December 20, 2022 at 9:18 a.m. EST The U.S. Postal … Continue reading USPS forced to electrify its trucks by 2026 instead of its initial plan to delay

Listening to audiobooks will change your brain

/ionutzkazaku.medium.com/listen-to-audiobooks-it-will-drastically-change-your-brain-a30ad033d115 Ionutz Kazaku, Top Writer in Books & Reading. Writing articles, reading books, listening to podcasts — constantly learning. All my links: bio.link/ionutz Sep 25, 2022 Listen To Audiobooks — It Will Drastically Change Your Brain The best alternative to reading. Photo by Jukka Aalho on Unsplash Listening to audiobooks feels like cheating. You know how easy & convenient audiobooks … Continue reading Listening to audiobooks will change your brain

Northeastern wind chill and temperature records for 2/3-4/23

http://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/02/04/nyregion/cold-arctic-blast-weather#here-are-some-of-the-record-temperatures-set-across-the-northeast [you will have to click thru for the charts and graphics] Brutal Cold Sweeps Across New York and New England Temperatures plunged far below zero in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as residents hunkered down and shelters hurried to make extra space. Mount Washington set a record for coldest wind chill ever recorded at … Continue reading Northeastern wind chill and temperature records for 2/3-4/23

Fairway President refutes charge that they tried to “pull a fast one”; ‘That is not who we are’

Fairway President Refutes Charge They Tried to ‘Pull a Fast One’; ‘That Is Not Who We Are as a Company’ February 2, 2023, 9:59 AM John Sumas is Co-President of Village Super Market, Inc., the parent company of Fairway Market. Village Super Market was founded in 1939 by John’s grandfather, Nick, and Nick’s brother, Perry. … Continue reading Fairway President refutes charge that they tried to “pull a fast one”; ‘That is not who we are’

In-depth discussion of Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-nominated film

https://collider.com/tar-ending-explained/ 'TÁR' Ending Explained: Lydia Tár, Your Time Is Up! BY LIAM GAUGHAN, published January 28, 2023 Cate Blanchett's famed composer gets her comeuppance in the end. Although this year’s Academy Awards nominations provided film fans with an opportunity to argue about the various snubs, surprises, shocks, and undeserving honorees as they do every year, … Continue reading In-depth discussion of Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-nominated film

Skiers need to turn off the 911 calls for falls NOW to stop jamming real emergencies from getting help

http://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/03/health/apple-watch-911-emergency-call.html? ‘My Watch Thinks I’m Dead’ Dispatchers for 911 are being inundated with false, automated distress calls from Apple devices owned by skiers who are very much alive. Eric Betts, a dispatcher at the Summit County 911 Center in Frisco, Colo.Credit...Theo Stroomer for The New York Times By Matt Richtel Feb. 3, 2023Updated 5:36 p.m. ET FRISCO, … Continue reading Skiers need to turn off the 911 calls for falls NOW to stop jamming real emergencies from getting help

Even skeptics listen to one group of people about climate science

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/02/weatherman-climate-change/621630/? THE ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE AMERICANS ACTUALLY TRUST ON CLIMATE SCIENCE Local meteorologists are better positioned than anyone else to talk their communities through the facts about climate change.By Dan Schwartz Christopher Lee for The Atlantic FEBRUARY 22, 2022 The weatherman’s striped tie is still snug on his neck as he starts an evening bath for … Continue reading Even skeptics listen to one group of people about climate science

Best fried chicken on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

/ilovetheupperwestside.com/the-best-fried-chicken-on-the-upper-west-side/ The Best Fried Chicken on the Upper West Side  Adrienne Cooper  November 6, 2022  For most of my life, fried chicken was not something that was treated with much respect on the Upper West Side. We’ve always had murky fast food options and Chinese takeout spots featuring dishes that were not quite so commonly found … Continue reading Best fried chicken on Manhattan’s Upper West Side