When only 45 companies would be taxed, should be hard to complain

Nicely detailed article about the type of companies that would be hit by the minimum tax that is now being proposed by this administration. Biden Softens Tax Plan Aimed at Profitable Companies That Pay Little Treasury Department plan sets $2 billion threshold for minimum tax, up from $100 million level pitched during campaign The Treasury … Continue reading When only 45 companies would be taxed, should be hard to complain

How plants can give hope in times of despair

https://www.elle.com/culture/amp35993812/plants-were-my-beacon-of-hope-during-the-pandemic/ Plants Were My Beacon Of Hope During The Pandemic Their undeterred maturation was a reminder that spring—indeed life itself—was moving on. BY BERONDA MONTGOMERY APR 6, 2021GETTY I planted tulip bulbs in November of 2019. I distinctly remember the process and timing of planting these bulbs. My father had died the month before and each bulb I … Continue reading How plants can give hope in times of despair

Tired of superhero movies? Try these

nytimes.com/2021/04/02/arts/television/superhero-streaming-guide.html? Hate Superheroes? Maybe You Just Haven’t Met the Right One Even if Avengers and Justice Leagues leave you cold, there’s probably some superpowered champion out there for you. Here’s a guide to the best nontraditional superhero stories available to stream. Mike Colter in “Luke Cage,” one of many superhero series and films that defy … Continue reading Tired of superhero movies? Try these

If you don’t eat vegetables, here’s a marvelous approach to starting

https://www.insider.com/what-happens-if-you-eat-vegetables-every-day-for-a-month-photos I tried eating vegetables every day for a month, and by the end I didn't want to stop Savanna Swain-Wilson Apr 6, 2021, 11:18 AM I set off on this four-week challenge to meet some of my 2021 goals.  I ate vegetables every day for a month to see how it would make me feel. After … Continue reading If you don’t eat vegetables, here’s a marvelous approach to starting

A keeper for books about environment, climate change, energy, the future, and more

This has too many lists and too much clickthru to include here in its entirety but it's produced by the people who interview top people in a field to get their top five recommendations. This contains a cornucopia of info. Enjoy. https://fivebooks.com/category/environment/climate-change/

Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken opening this spring

Why a Famous Fried Chicken Restaurant is Coming to the UWS Posted on March 29, 2021 at 2:29 pm by West Sider Photo of a meal at Charles’ by @samkimsamkim. After a year full of tough news about local restaurants struggling and closing, the Upper West Side got some exciting news about a restaurant that … Continue reading Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken opening this spring

Huge kelp forests being killed by urchins — so much for reducing cow methane

One of the most creative methods (which will stick in your mind forever, once heard) for reducing methane in the atmosphere is to feed kelp to cows. Turns out that methane is both a more dangerous greenhouse gas than CO2 and that the cows raised for dairy and for beef produce an enormous amount of … Continue reading Huge kelp forests being killed by urchins — so much for reducing cow methane

Vaccination card gets freebies and discounts

The Best Coupon In Your Wallet? Your Vaccination Card Krispy Kreme, cheesecake, fries, arcade tokens—proof of a shot means freebies and discounts, and vaccinated people are jumping on deals Patricia Fasnacht of High Point, N.C., got her shot, then got her free donut. PATRICIA FASNACHTBy Charles PassyMarch 28, 2021 2:11 pm ET For many Americans, getting the … Continue reading Vaccination card gets freebies and discounts

Divest fossil fuels = make money

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-powerful-new-financial-argument-for-fossil-fuel-divestment? The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment A report by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment house, shows that those who have divested have profited not only morally but also financially. By Bill McKibben April 3, 2021 Protesters have argued that you shouldn’t try to profit off the end of the world. New analysis shows … Continue reading Divest fossil fuels = make money

Readers list 10 favorite audiobooks

These all look like great options. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/2021-best-audiobooks-reader-recommendations/2021/04/02/b82d4e8a-915e-11eb-a74e-1f4cf89fd948_story.html The top audiobooks of the last year, according to our readers By Stephanie MerryApril 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EDT Last month, the Audio Publishers Association announced the best audiobooks of 2020 during its virtual Audie Awards ceremony. The 25 winners included “Piranesi,” written by Susanna Clarke and narrated … Continue reading Readers list 10 favorite audiobooks

Speed bumps and bike lanes don’t mix

Bike Lane Speed Bumps Get Bumped Off Posted on April 2, 2021 at 10:16 am by West Sider Jose Chu at Flor de Mayo, 424 Amsterdam, before the speed bumps’ removal. By Joy Bergmann Frustrated by e-bikers “going 20, 30 miles an hour,” putting his outdoor dining customers and employees at risk, Flor de Mayo restaurant manager … Continue reading Speed bumps and bike lanes don’t mix