Queen Elizabeth’s favorite cake recipe

Source recipe can be found at: https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2021/04/the-queens-chocolate-biscuit-cake.htmlhttps://apple.news/ALMoPf1WoSpa54SwRuTOtlA [large bolded font comes from article] Posted on Sep 20, 2022 This Chocolaty, No-Bake Cake Was Apparently The Queen's Most-Requested Dessert, And After Trying It Myself, I Can Completely Understand Why "It is her favorite cake that she eats until it is all gone. If there is anything left when … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth’s favorite cake recipe

Abortion bans affecting women’s access to medicine essential for other purposes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/26/us-abortion-bans-restrict-access-essential-medications? Republican abortion bans restrict women’s access to other essential medicine Reproductive justice rally outside the White House, on 23 August. Photograph: Bryan Olin Dozier/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock Many pharmacies and physicians are forced to deny patients access to drugs, such as methotrexate, that can be used to help induce an abortion Maya Yang, Mon 26 Sep 2022 01.00 … Continue reading Abortion bans affecting women’s access to medicine essential for other purposes

Is Google Maps or Apple Maps better for you?

https://www.techradar.com/features/apple-maps-vs-google-maps Apple Maps vs. Google Maps - which one is best? By Daryl Baxter, Hamish Hector  published 3 days ago Which Maps app can you trust the most? (Image credit: TechRadar) Jump to: Cost and Availability  Accuracy  Car Navigation  Public transport - walking and cycling  Design  Privacy  Which one? Apple usually finds itself involved in a lot of … Continue reading Is Google Maps or Apple Maps better for you?

Basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both get 2022 upgrades

These upgrades leave the Kindle Oasis as the only version without USB-C charging, much less any other upgrade since 2019. Amazon will have an event on September 28th with announcements for its devices. I expect that list to include the Oasis Please note that this article was not written in the U.S. On Amazon's U.S. … Continue reading Basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both get 2022 upgrades

Rainwater everywhere on earth is unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals

https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/08/04/rainwater-everywhere-on-earth-unsafe-to-drink-due-to-forever-chemicals-study-finds Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds Rainwater was found to contain unsafe levels of forever chemicals.   -   Copyright  Pexels By Rosie Frost  •  Updated: 14/08/2022 Rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of ‘forever chemicals’, according to new research. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of human-made chemicals that don’t … Continue reading Rainwater everywhere on earth is unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals

$23 south of Manhattan’s 60th Street — enough to wipe out gridlock?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/11/manhattan-congestion-pricing-charge-transportation No more car for me’: will a $23 toll finally rid Manhattan of gridlock? Congested traffic from Brooklyn enters Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge in 2019. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Planners say congestion pricing will slash traffic in the area – and offer a much-needed $15bn boost to public transit Wilfred Chan in New York CityThu 11 … Continue reading $23 south of Manhattan’s 60th Street — enough to wipe out gridlock?

Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

Do visit the superb Five books website, a treasure trove of lists about almost any topic you'd care to learn more about. https://fivebooks.com/best-books/the-best-fiction-of-2022-the-booker-prize-shortlist-neil-macgregor/ The Best Fiction of 2022: The Booker Prize Shortlist recommended by Neil MacGregor The Booker Prize is awarded each year to the best original novel written in the English language. We asked … Continue reading Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

All over 12 should get updated COVID booster — only 2% have

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/updated-covid-booster-shots-doses-administered-cdc-rcna48960 Less than 2% of eligible people have gotten updated Covid booster shots, 3 weeks into the rollout The CDC recommends that everyone over 12 get an updated booster as long as at least two months have passed since their last Covid shot. A person receives a Covid-19 booster during an event hosted by the … Continue reading All over 12 should get updated COVID booster — only 2% have

NYC restaurant chain cashes in on shrunken office crowd

https://apple.news/AWiEeTf_4SW2StCIjULdGdw A New York City Restaurant Chain Cashes In on a Shrunken Office Crowd Naya’s Middle Eastern food drives more business than before the pandemic, with robust sales on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Most of Naya’s dozen locations cater to workers in Midtown Manhattan.PHOTO: BRIANA ELLIS-GIBBS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Kate KingFollow Aug. 15, 2022 8:00 am … Continue reading NYC restaurant chain cashes in on shrunken office crowd

1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

https://www.vox.com/2022/9/23/23357093/colorado-river-drought-cuts How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River An epic drought in the West is drying up the river. But that’s only part of the story. By Benji Jones@BenjiSJones  Sep 23, 2022, 8:00am EDT The Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on June 8, near Page, Arizona.  By now, you … Continue reading 1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

Frustrated pharmacists opting out of insurance system, saving money for customers

https://apple.news/AC5gFjMsXSJWu9bcw16xfhw Frustrated pharmacists are opting out of the insurance system, saving some customers hundreds of dollars a month A small but growing number of "cash" pharmacies take no insurance, instead selling generic drugs, often at far lower prices than customers pay with insurance. Aug. 19, 2022, 8:21 AM EDT By Adiel Kaplan, Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Vicky Nguyen, for NBC … Continue reading Frustrated pharmacists opting out of insurance system, saving money for customers

Apple Watch fitness tracking good enough for Olympic athletes

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-watch-fitness-tracking-is-good-enough-for-olympic-athletes/ Apple Watch Fitness Tracking Is Good Enough for Olympic Athletes Members of Australia's swim team, which won nine gold medals at last summer's Tokyo Olympics, say the data makes a difference. Daniel Van Boom Aug. 17, 2022 11:18 p.m. PT 2 min read The Apple Watch has provided an assist for elite athletes. Lexy … Continue reading Apple Watch fitness tracking good enough for Olympic athletes