21 restaurants open in NYC today; no guides this year

If you want to eat out today, click on this to locate 21 restaurants open in NYC. https://ny.eater.com/maps/best-thanksgiving-restaurants-nyc https://ny.eater.com/2020/11/25/21719207/zagat-and-michelin-cancel-2021-new-york-city-restaurant-guides Michelin and Zagat Put Their NYC Restaurant Guides On Hold Until At Least Next Year Neither company plans to publish a 2021 guide for New York City restaurants this year due to the coronavirus pandemic by … Continue reading 21 restaurants open in NYC today; no guides this year

Skip “Hillbilly Elegy” – a rare Ron Howard flub

Ron Howard is someone whose movies are usually reliably enjoyable without being too horribly fluffy. His adaptation of J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir, however, appears to have dropped the ball. Altho I have not seen the movie (soon to appear on Netflix), these are just a sample of the reviews panning the movie. Surely there's something … Continue reading Skip “Hillbilly Elegy” – a rare Ron Howard flub

Wildlife overpasses work — let’s build more

https://www.thedrive.com/news/37792/cameras-show-utahs-i-80-wildlife-overpass-is-working-now-lets-build-more-of-them Cameras Show Utah's I-80 Wildlife Overpass Is Working. Now Let's Build More of Them Great photos proving that all shapes and sizes of critters use the overpass if you click thru to the article. https://www.thedrive.com/news/37792/cameras-show-utahs-i-80-wildlife-overpass-is-working-now-lets-build-more-of-them More animals in the wild and fewer collisions with motorists. Sounds like a win-win. By Jerry Perez November 24, … Continue reading Wildlife overpasses work — let’s build more

Think wine in a box for quality tomorrow

https://slate.com/culture/2020/11/best-box-wine-brands-thanksgiving.html Why Box Wine Is Your Best Bet This Thanksgiving (and Beyond) By Valerie Stivers and Hank Zona Nov 24, 2020 11:00 AM Rocky Luten This recipe originally appeared on Food52. Box wine is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Cardbordeaux,” thought of as a college party drink we wouldn’t serve on a sophisticated table. But … Continue reading Think wine in a box for quality tomorrow

Most of Florida’s coral reefs already dead

This is one of the worse hit areas but others, world-wide, are not in much better shape. And why should we care? Because shallow water reefs provide food and shelter-filled homes for smaller fish that, in turn, feed the bigger fish we are increasingly relying on for our own food. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/18/coral-reefs-florida-dire-outlook 'Dire outlook': scientists say … Continue reading Most of Florida’s coral reefs already dead

Yet another iPhone 12 version (the Mini) gets a rave

Apple hit the jackpot with its iPhone 12 models. The biggest complaint I've seen about the iPhone 12 Mini is that its battery is slightly smaller than the 12. Otherwise it's simply a smaller version of the 12. https://www.slashgear.com/apple-iphone-12-mini-review-small-surprise-17647664/ Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise Chris Davies - Nov 17, 2020, 11:51am CST … Continue reading Yet another iPhone 12 version (the Mini) gets a rave

Rethink your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes

The referenced recipe from Bon Appetit is missing from this article but most of the needed info is here and an experienced cook should be able to glean the rest. Or you can go to the original and not get the fun commentary: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/mashed-potatoes-with-crispety-cruncheties http://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/entertainment/best-thanksgiving-potatoes-173694 We’ve All Been Making Our Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Wrong — … Continue reading Rethink your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes

Plastic waste still a threat to marine life

Other threats -- warming of ocean waters, changing of the currents, reduction of food in the ocean due to overfishing -- are equal (or greater) risks to ocean animals, but plastic is still a big risk and something individuals can do something about. These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals A new … Continue reading Plastic waste still a threat to marine life

Ball-point pens still live

Yes, we all live off electronic devices but pens are still essential for business and home. Here's the comparatively recent history. Without inexpensive writing implements that allowed people to take notes rapidly, we would probably have a very different world. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201028-history-of-the-ballpoint-pen The cheap pen that changed writing foreverShare using EmailShare on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on … Continue reading Ball-point pens still live

New version of Chrome a major improvement

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/17/21571832/google-chrome-2020-speed-memory-improvements [two Tweets didn't copy] Google’s latest Chrome update delivers ‘largest performance gain in years’ The last Chrome update for 2020 is all about efficiency By Chris Welch@chriswelch Nov 17, 2020, 2:10pm EST Google is wrapping up 2020 with what it claims are major performance enhancements to the company’s Google Chrome browser. “This month’s update … Continue reading New version of Chrome a major improvement