Apple Watch for young children — some parents find it essential

Suggestion: if your child's attention span isn't quite up to an Apple Watch, use it yourself. If you have two, you can swap the one that needs to charge for the 100% charged one on your charger. You'd be amazed at how much more convenient that is -- until your child sees you using their … Continue reading Apple Watch for young children — some parents find it essential

Audiobooks for October

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/09/10/best-audiobooks/ 3 new audiobooks to kick off your fall playlist Titles for many tastes: a posthumous memoir by Michael K. Williams, a new recording of an 18th-century romance and a sweeping African novel Review by Katherine A. Powers September 10, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT ‘Scenes From My Life,’ by Michael K. Williams Best known for … Continue reading Audiobooks for October

Walk this number of steps to decrease your risk of dementia

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/06/health/step-dementia-risk-wellness/index.html Walk this number of steps each day to cut your risk of dementia By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 1:52 PM ET, Tue September 6, 2022 (CNN)Want to reduce your risk for dementia? Slap on a step counter and start tallying your steps -- you'll need between 3,800 and 9,800 each day to reduce your … Continue reading Walk this number of steps to decrease your risk of dementia

Best and worst big-screen performances of all time

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/23/the-best-and-worst-big-screen-performances-of-all-time Darling, you were dreadful! The best and worst big-screen performances of all time  Composite: Guardian Design; Rex Features; Allstar; Columbia What makes cinema acting great – or awful? As Harry Styles raises eyebrows in two new films, our film critics name the portrayals that really blew them away Guardian film critics Fri 23 Sep … Continue reading Best and worst big-screen performances of all time

Shower at morning or night?

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/should-you-shower-in-the-morning-or-at-night-heres-what-the-experts-say Should you shower in the morning or at night? Here’s what the experts say By Katie Mortram June 10, 2022 Is there a right time to shower? We spoke to the experts to find out We are, by nature, creatures of habit. That means most of us shower at a similar time every day, whether … Continue reading Shower at morning or night?

Potpourri of info about smartphones from “Wired”

https://apple.news/Ab-fMqtFbQpyS-TX2qZ_h-w by BOONE ASHWORTH, JUL 2, 2022 9:00 AM Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up Plus: Insta-delete your Instagram account, TikTok is eyeing your wallet, and Google makes it easier to switch from iOS. HEY, HAVE YOU heard that your car’s extended warranty is about to expire? That’s what the disembodied robot voice on the other … Continue reading Potpourri of info about smartphones from “Wired”

Amazon’s pre Prime Day sales

http://www.cnet.com/deals/amazon-kicks-off-epic-sale-with-up-to-59-off-echo-fire-tv-fire-tablets-and-more/ Amazon Kicks Off Epic Sale With Up to 59% Off Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and More This limited-time sale makes Amazon's highly rated devices even more affordable than usual. Grab some today. Jared DiPane Oct. 1, 2022 7:16 a.m. PT We are just over a week away from Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, but … Continue reading Amazon’s pre Prime Day sales

Fancy fabrics designed for the heat

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/03/climate/cooling-clothes-climate-change.html Dressing for Hot: How a Warming Planet Is Changing What We Wear A climate reporter in Washington set out to test clothes designed for keeping cool. He found a few good (but pricey) options, along with some questionable claims. Credit... By Christopher Flavelle Illustrations by Josie Norton Mr. Flavelle is the climate adaptation reporter for The … Continue reading Fancy fabrics designed for the heat

Thrillers to get your blood pumping

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/04/1120952706/books-we-love-thrillers-to-get-your-blood-pumping Books We Love: Thrillers to get your blood pumping September 4, 2022 8:01 AM ET, Weekend Edition Sunday Need a good mystery to get your blood pumping? We hear NPR staff picks from our Books We Love list: "The Verifiers," "The Paris Apartment," and "The Latinist." AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: NPR's Books We Love has … Continue reading Thrillers to get your blood pumping

Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters

https://apple.news/ApG4mL_9RTOCMxacbG5L3cw Newark Airport Will No Longer Be Considered an NYC Hub — What That Means for Travelers Due to go into effect on Oct. 3, Newark will be removed from the NYC city code. By  Stefanie Waldek, Updated on September 22, 2022, Travel + Leisure Ask most New Yorkers to name the city's major airports, and … Continue reading Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters

Fitbit users soon will be required to log into Google — why?

https://gizmodo.com/fitbit-users-will-soon-be-required-to-have-a-google-log-1849582655 Fitbit Users Will Soon Be Required to Have a Google Login, and We Have Questions The new option rolls out in 2023 and Google hasn't fully explained what happens after Fitbit support officially ends in 2025. By Florence Ion, September 26, 2022 4:45PM What will happen to the data in your Fitbit account after … Continue reading Fitbit users soon will be required to log into Google — why?

Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/18/pfas-forever-chemicals-new-method-decompose-drinking-water New method to break down ‘forever chemicals’ shows promise, study says The toxic chemicals, PFAS, are now thought to be contaminating drinking water supplies for over 200 million Americans Forever chemicals have been detected in the Arctic, found in rain throughout the globe, and are estimated to be in 98% of Americans’ blood. Photograph: Nicholas.T … Continue reading Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water