Why can’t they make Daylight Savings Time permanent?

The first article is a rather whiney complaint about a permanently "lost" hour that fails to discuss the benefits of DST -- rather typical of those who object. The second is also tongue-in-cheek, but comments on some of the benefits of not switching time twice a year. For me, the bottom line is that the … Continue reading Why can’t they make Daylight Savings Time permanent?

How can two people traveling together be more efficient at packing?

Five Packing Tips for the Traveling Couple If you’ve traveled with a significant other, you may have run into some luggage-related stress along the way. Here are some ways you can both pack your way to happier vacation memories. Image CreditCreditLars Leetaru By Justin Sablich Sept. 20, 2018 If you’ve traveled anywhere with your significant other, … Continue reading How can two people traveling together be more efficient at packing?

Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/25/658588158/5-major-crops-in-the-crosshairs-of-climate-change 5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change October 25, 201811:49 AM ET DAN CHARLES Twitter Heather Kim/NPR Climate change is coming like a freight train, or a rising tide. And our food, so dependent on rain and suitable temperatures, sits right in its path. The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. … Continue reading Food won’t be growing in the same places soon

Shadows are now creeping across Central Park to preserve the views of the ultra-rich

Billionaire-Building Shadows Creep Across Central Park; ‘Olmsted and Vaux Would Not Be Happy’ Posted on November 11, 2018 at 11:20 am by West Sider The New York skyline has resumed its ascent in recent years, with several ultra-luxe residential buildings climbing into the sky. Activists have tried to get the city to slow this rise, in … Continue reading Shadows are now creeping across Central Park to preserve the views of the ultra-rich

Why USB-C anyway? This discusses its value

All the Useful Stuff Your iPad and Other Gadgets Can Do With USB-C  David Nield Thursday 10:51am Filed to: USB-C 36.5K 211 Surprise! Apple decided to go with USB-C charging for its latest batch of iPad Pros, which means... well, what exactly does it mean? Whether you’re putting down some cash for one of the new Apple slates or … Continue reading Why USB-C anyway? This discusses its value

Toxic air pollution affects far more of the population than thought

https://www.trtworld.com/life/who-opens-world-s-first-air-pollution-conference-with-shocking-report-21239 WHO opens world's first air pollution conference with shocking report Octoberr 31, 2018 A new World Health Organization report said that around 90 percent of the world's children are breathing toxic air. A runner wearing a face mask for protection from air pollution takes part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, … Continue reading Toxic air pollution affects far more of the population than thought

Time to listen to Iowa farmers — they know what climate change is doing Now

As continues to be the case, the Guardian UK continues to produce the best daily coverage of climate change and global warming stories. This is one. Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to … Continue reading Time to listen to Iowa farmers — they know what climate change is doing Now