Two pieces of good news about health

(1) Many people who have faced serious health problems survive but with huge unpaid bills. This article describes R.I.P. Medical Debt, a debt-forgiveness charity designed to remove that load. It's one of the few beneficial uses I've seen of aggregating financial instruments for sale to individuals.  Buyers can leverage each dollar paid for this debt … Continue reading Two pieces of good news about health

Apple’s own list of 2018’s best apps

These Are the Best Apps of 2018, As Selected by Apple DECEMBER 4, 2018 TECH : APPS By TUCKER BOWE Every year the editorial team that works on and curates Apple’s App Store selects the best apps and games of the year, running across all its different devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. And this year is no different. … Continue reading Apple’s own list of 2018’s best apps

Finding your ECG on your Apple Watch with the software update

LAUREN GOODE GEAR 12.06.18 09:00 AM A GUIDE TO USING APPLE WATCH'S HEART RATE FEATURES, INCLUDING ECG APPLE ONE THING THAT makes smartwatches increasingly valuable is their inclusion of biosensors, little modules that keep tabs on what's happening with your body, whether you're an athlete running a marathon or somebody who just decided to get up … Continue reading Finding your ECG on your Apple Watch with the software update

Central Park after the apocalypse

ICONOCLAST has just announced the winners of its Design Competition and they are beautiful. Entrants from around the world did everything from remembering the origination of the park with Frederick Law Olmsted to imagining a horizontal skyscraper. This is worth clicking thru to and beyond to see the vibrant and imaginative solutions on offer. https://ny.curbed.com/2018/11/28/18116402/central-park-design-competition-la-plus-iconoclast-winners

Links about Michelle Obama, her new blockbuster, and guesses about her future

Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" is already a huge best seller. I'm enjoying the book, of course, but also the wide variety of perspectives in the articles about the book, the author, the tour, and her relationship with our former President. What continues to impress me is how incredibly capable she is and what she voluntarily … Continue reading Links about Michelle Obama, her new blockbuster, and guesses about her future

100 ways to make a change if “black lives matter” resonates and you’re not black

I find this list fascinating, not only because of its many "ah-ha!!" moments but because I do so many of these things without thought. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/ne95dm/how-to-be-a-white-ally-to-people-of-color?utm_source=vicefbus THE LEAST YOU COULD DO | By Kesiena Boom | Apr 19 2018, 1:23pm 100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color Just a few suggestions … Continue reading 100 ways to make a change if “black lives matter” resonates and you’re not black

New Apple Watch software features make a very real difference in the ability to monitor your heart’s health

ROBBIE GONZALEZ SCIENCE 12.06.18 09:00 AM APPLE’S NEWEST WATCH FEATURES WILL TRANSFORM HEART HEALTH APPLE TODAY, WITH A software update, Apple switched on two highly anticipated features of its popular wearable: The first uses optical sensors to detect irregular heart rhythms on Apple Watch Series 1 and later iterations. The second enables wearers of Apple Watch Series 4 … Continue reading New Apple Watch software features make a very real difference in the ability to monitor your heart’s health