4th COVID shot shows measurable impact

Altho the details are UK-based rather than from the U.S., the results should give some comfort to those wondering about the value of getting a second booster. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61384269 Covid: Fourth-dose jab trial shows good boost May 10, 2022 Fourth-dose Covid booster vaccines increase protection against Covid-19, particularly in people aged over 70, according to a … Continue reading 4th COVID shot shows measurable impact

Climate limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius close to being broken

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/09/climate-limit-of-1-5-c-close-to-being-broken-scientists-warn? Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn The probability of one of the next five years surpassing the limit is now 50%, up from 20% in 2020 Water rises near the Eiffel Tower as the Seine river's embankments overflowed after days of heavy rain in Paris, France, June 2016, during the … Continue reading Climate limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius close to being broken

AT&T using phone GPS to help 911

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/05/10/att-device-gps-911-call-routing/ AT&T Now Using Device GPS Location for 911 Call Routing Tuesday May 10, 2022 4:17 pm PDT by Juli Clover AT&T today announced the launch of a new location-based routing system for emergency calls in the United States, with the system designed to transmit wireless 911 calls to the appropriate 911 call centers based on a device's GPS … Continue reading AT&T using phone GPS to help 911

Here’s the story behind the baby formula shortage

http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/baby-formula-shortage-abbott-recall/629828/? What’s Behind America’s Shocking Baby-Formula Shortage? Bacteria, a virus, a trade policy—and a lessonBy Derek Thompson The Atlantic MAY 12, 2022, 5 AM ETSHARE About the author: Derek Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the Work in Progress newsletter. Sign up for Derek’s newsletter here. America’s baby-formula shortage has gone from curious inconvenience to full-blown … Continue reading Here’s the story behind the baby formula shortage

What if the magma under Yellowstone erupted? (one more thing to panic about, right?)

The movie "2012" is not the greatest EXCEPT for two setups: the earthquakes that send Los Angeles into the Pacific Ocean and the eruption of the Yellowstone volcano watched in riotous ecstasy by Woody Harrelson. Worth watching just for those minutes. Then you can turn the movie off unless you enjoy disaster movies regardless of … Continue reading What if the magma under Yellowstone erupted? (one more thing to panic about, right?)

A silver lining to the pandemic — appreciating the simple things

A shame the trend is so closely tied to sitting in front of a computer too many hours but anything that makes people pause and appreciate life is a Good Thing. http://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/well/mind/romanticize-your-life-tiktok.html? The Mundane Thrill of ‘Romanticizing Your Life’ A trend that took off early in the pandemic encourages people to appreciate life’s simple pleasures, … Continue reading A silver lining to the pandemic — appreciating the simple things

Did you get a pandemic dog? Tips for owners with questions

https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2? Illustration by Nicolas Ortega; Photograph by Getty Images What your dog wants By Melinda Wenner Moyer My family is one of the estimated 23 million American households that got a pandemic pet, and Ozzy, our new beloved German Shepherd-Afghan Hound-Chow Chow mix, has brought us joy during a very difficult time. A 2021 study … Continue reading Did you get a pandemic dog? Tips for owners with questions

If you care about fresh water, the Colorado isn’t the only river and flood plain at risk in California

https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-biggest-potential-water-disaster-in-the-united-states? The Biggest Potential Water Disaster in the United States In California, millions of residents and thousands of farmers depend on the Bay-Delta for fresh water—but they can’t agree on how to protect it. By David Owen May 11, 2022 The Sacramento is California’s largest river. It arises near the lower slopes of Mt. Shasta, in … Continue reading If you care about fresh water, the Colorado isn’t the only river and flood plain at risk in California

How lack of access to abortions will affect our economy

How Roe Shaped the World of Work for Women Many factors drove women into the work force in greater numbers in the 1970s. Scholars argue that abortion access was an important one. Barbara Schwartz is a volunteer patient escort at the Bristol Regional Women’s Center in Bristol, Tenn. The volunteers erect fabric barriers in the … Continue reading How lack of access to abortions will affect our economy

Why employees everywhere are organizing

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/07/why-is-there-a-union-boom.html Employees everywhere are organizing. Here's why it's happening now Jennifer Elias | Amelia Lucas Saturday, 7 May 2022 12:05 PM EDT The first half of 2022 saw a spike in worker union petitioning. Companies from airlines to retail to tech are seeing employees seek unionization. Political environments, communication across company lines and the Covid-19 … Continue reading Why employees everywhere are organizing

How affluence affects how far apart a family apart lives

I find this article fascinating as I compare my geographic moves over the years to others I know, particularly those born and still living here in NYC. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2022/05/living-close-to-family-parents/629819/ How Affluence Pulls People Away From Their Families The Atlantic · by Stephanie H. Murray · May 11, 2022 My kids love my mom, but they haven’t spent much time with … Continue reading How affluence affects how far apart a family apart lives

Be smart with tech at work — for new grads and everyone else

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gmail-slack-zoom-and-moreat-work-tech-rules-for-new-grads-and-everyone-else-11651895797 Gmail, Slack, Zoom and More—At-Work Tech Rules for New Grads and Everyone Else Do: Turn on Gmail’s Undo Send button. Don’t: Type anything in Slack that you would fear your employer seeing. By Nicole NguyenFollow May. 8, 2022 8:00 am ET You got a degree and a new job. Congratulations! It’s an exciting time, but … Continue reading Be smart with tech at work — for new grads and everyone else