50 box office bombs that may be worth streaming if you’re at home with the heat

Altho  Thrillist and I may not agree as to the quality of all of these box office bombs, there's no doubt that some movies that don't succeed in the theatres fail because they chose a bad release date or faced nasty weather. At the very least, this list may give you some fresh ideas if … Continue reading 50 box office bombs that may be worth streaming if you’re at home with the heat

Sleep tracking can be worthwhile

I find this article from the NY Times annoying. Based on two weeks of using his Apple Watch with only one app monitoring sleep patterns, he's concluded that he's discovered a "sad truth" -- that it's a "pointless exercise" to try to track sleep. Altho the article contains quite a bit of useful information about … Continue reading Sleep tracking can be worthwhile

10 Summer novel excerpts you can try before buying or going to the library

https://www.bustle.com/p/10-summer-novels-you-can-start-reading-right-now-18191534 10 Summer Novels You Can Start Reading Right Now By Cristina Arreola 14 hours ago You know the feeling: You buy a new book that everyone has been raving about on the internet, you take it home, you settle in with a bowl of popcorn and a glass of something cool and refreshing, you … Continue reading 10 Summer novel excerpts you can try before buying or going to the library

Farmers can help us eat better and use our land better with less environmental costs

Altho this article discusses the UK food system, not the incredibly complicated US system, it notes an important issue that's not raised often. If we have a decreasing amount of arable land, and a need to make every drop of water count, we need to choose carefully what to grow, what to eat, and how … Continue reading Farmers can help us eat better and use our land better with less environmental costs

For better or worse, Apple’s range of MacBooks has contracted

It's suddenly become much easier to pick among Apple portable computers as many of the options have suddenly vanished. For most, this will make things simpler. For example, the old 12" MacBook? Gone. MacBook Pro's that don't have Touch Bars? They no longer exist. Essentially you can pick a MacBook Air (which is actually only … Continue reading For better or worse, Apple’s range of MacBooks has contracted

The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

This article talks about the competing interests to fresh water in West Texas, but this is only one example where private ownership of water is resulting in long-term disaster. Much of the water in drought-stricken areas is contained in aquifers that, once drained, will not refill. Moreover, the water in those aquifers is sweet and … Continue reading The one thing more valuable than oil — fresh, drinkable water

Best time to weigh yourself each day

This makes so much sense to me, but perhaps only because I've paid Way too much attention to weight fluctuations over the years. I've been the same scale with its springs and dial for decades. Purchased a digital device once and just didn't see the benefit. So I weigh in every morning with a scale … Continue reading Best time to weigh yourself each day