Sometimes being green is making do with what you have

This article is a pretty decent reminder that boils down to consuming is rarely green. Want the Greenest Device? You May Already Own It One way to help the planet is not to buy new tech, especially stuff the planet never needed, says Kendra Pierre-Louis, who reports on the environment. Featuring Kendra Pierre-Louis Nov. 20, 2019 … Continue reading Sometimes being green is making do with what you have

Don’t forget the importance of bees

Just because something drops out of the headlines doesn't mean it's not important. Bees are critical to our survival and extinction looms. https://brightvibes.com/1457/en/its-official-the-bee-is-the-most-important-living-being-on-the-planet Sustainable Planet The Earthwatch Institute concluded that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk. By Fino … Continue reading Don’t forget the importance of bees

A nursing home with no deaths and how they did it

This is what our country should have done. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-md-rodricks-0619-20200618-re2obahhbzbddojazrkf65gdoq-story.html How a West Baltimore nursing home has zero COVID-19 infections | COMMENTARY By Dan Rodricks Baltimore Sun | Jun 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM Staff members at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in West Baltimore make heart signs with their gloved hands. The oldest African-American owned … Continue reading A nursing home with no deaths and how they did it

30 Singular movies while quarantined

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/05/30-singular-films-watch-quarantine/611956/ 30 Movies That Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before These films, each unforgettable in its own way, are essential viewing. David Sims May 23, 2020 The word unique has to be one of the most overused descriptors in show business; if every movie that got touted as one-of-a-kind by its marketing team actually was, … Continue reading 30 Singular movies while quarantined

Why men are so stupid about wearing masks

The LA Times was more diplomatic in its title but, given the obvious health impact of wearing masks and the inability to tell whether or not you're contagious, what other word is there for the predominantly male disinclination to wear masks? Here's a rather kind article suggesting how we can lure them to do the … Continue reading Why men are so stupid about wearing masks

If a car loan is part of your life, be careful

A $45,000 Loan for a $27,000 Ride: More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans As cars become more expensive, buyers are getting hampered by burdensome loans ByAnnaMaria Andriotis and Ben EisenNov. 9, 2019 5:30 am ET John Schricker took out a loan to buy a car in 2017. Then he took out another. And then another. … Continue reading If a car loan is part of your life, be careful

Cities that will be erased by rising seas

Most are simply ignoring the climate change issue for now but that's not a safe thing to do. Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows By Denise Lu and Christopher FlavelleOct. 29, 2019 Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but … Continue reading Cities that will be erased by rising seas

15 different ways to add peanut butter to your foods

Some of these are familiar, but certainly not all. If the recipe links don't show, just click thru to the underlying article. https://www.mashed.com/25629/15-interesting-ways-never-thought-use-peanut-butter/ 15 interesting ways you never thought to use peanut butterBy Jennifer En/Sept. 24, 2016 5:27 pm EDT/Updated: March 16, 2017 10:28 am EDT If it's wrong to wake up with peanut butter … Continue reading 15 different ways to add peanut butter to your foods

Lengthy but nugget-filled list of how travel will change because of COVID-19

This is quite a lengthy article so you'll need to click thru to see a fascinating analysis of the pluses and minuses of COVID-19. They range from the likelihood end of almost all small restaurants, bars, and large gatherings to the temperature checks as normal, less crowded but more expensive travel, and much travel (particularly … Continue reading Lengthy but nugget-filled list of how travel will change because of COVID-19

How to enter the treasure chest of Brandon Sanderson books

One friend decided to reread the Wheel of Time which was finished by Brandon Sanderson rather than trying something that might not be terrific. https://theportalist.com/brandon-sanderson-books? Where to Begin With Reading Brandon Sanderson Books Explore Cosmere and beyond with these incredible epics.  By Orrin Grey Brandon Sanderson hit the radar of many fantasy fans when he was … Continue reading How to enter the treasure chest of Brandon Sanderson books

What should you stuff into your face mask to make it work better?

Do DIY Masks Help Stop Coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know about homemade face coverings Artist Kate Tully sewing a face mask at her Illinois home on April 18 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.PHOTO: NAM Y. HUH/ASSOCIATED PRESS ByJo Craven McGinty Updated April 24, 2020 3:22 pm ET Even before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered … Continue reading What should you stuff into your face mask to make it work better?

How fast food restaurants will change

https://www.eatthis.com/things-you-wont-see-fast-food-restaurants/ Things You'll Never See in Fast Food Restaurants Ever Again It's possible that, once the shelter-in-place order lifts, you won't be able to find these items in popular chains. By Cheyenne Buckingham May 1, 2020 The way we go out to eat will have to change for many months once the mandated quarantine lifts … Continue reading How fast food restaurants will change