Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

Do visit the superb Five books website, a treasure trove of lists about almost any topic you'd care to learn more about. https://fivebooks.com/best-books/the-best-fiction-of-2022-the-booker-prize-shortlist-neil-macgregor/ The Best Fiction of 2022: The Booker Prize Shortlist recommended by Neil MacGregor The Booker Prize is awarded each year to the best original novel written in the English language. We asked … Continue reading Booker Prize shortlist interview on a terrific website

All over 12 should get updated COVID booster — only 2% have

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/updated-covid-booster-shots-doses-administered-cdc-rcna48960 Less than 2% of eligible people have gotten updated Covid booster shots, 3 weeks into the rollout The CDC recommends that everyone over 12 get an updated booster as long as at least two months have passed since their last Covid shot. A person receives a Covid-19 booster during an event hosted by the … Continue reading All over 12 should get updated COVID booster — only 2% have

NYC restaurant chain cashes in on shrunken office crowd

https://apple.news/AWiEeTf_4SW2StCIjULdGdw A New York City Restaurant Chain Cashes In on a Shrunken Office Crowd Naya’s Middle Eastern food drives more business than before the pandemic, with robust sales on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Most of Naya’s dozen locations cater to workers in Midtown Manhattan.PHOTO: BRIANA ELLIS-GIBBS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Kate KingFollow Aug. 15, 2022 8:00 am … Continue reading NYC restaurant chain cashes in on shrunken office crowd

1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

https://www.vox.com/2022/9/23/23357093/colorado-river-drought-cuts How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River An epic drought in the West is drying up the river. But that’s only part of the story. By Benji Jones@BenjiSJones  Sep 23, 2022, 8:00am EDT The Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on June 8, near Page, Arizona.  By now, you … Continue reading 1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

Frustrated pharmacists opting out of insurance system, saving money for customers

https://apple.news/AC5gFjMsXSJWu9bcw16xfhw Frustrated pharmacists are opting out of the insurance system, saving some customers hundreds of dollars a month A small but growing number of "cash" pharmacies take no insurance, instead selling generic drugs, often at far lower prices than customers pay with insurance. Aug. 19, 2022, 8:21 AM EDT By Adiel Kaplan, Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Vicky Nguyen, for NBC … Continue reading Frustrated pharmacists opting out of insurance system, saving money for customers

Apple Watch fitness tracking good enough for Olympic athletes

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-watch-fitness-tracking-is-good-enough-for-olympic-athletes/ Apple Watch Fitness Tracking Is Good Enough for Olympic Athletes Members of Australia's swim team, which won nine gold medals at last summer's Tokyo Olympics, say the data makes a difference. Daniel Van Boom Aug. 17, 2022 11:18 p.m. PT 2 min read The Apple Watch has provided an assist for elite athletes. Lexy … Continue reading Apple Watch fitness tracking good enough for Olympic athletes

This power line could save California — and forever change the American West 

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-08-23/wyoming-clean-energy-california This power line could save California — and forever change the American West  Billionaire Phil Anschutz — who owns the Coachella music festival, the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and L.A.'s Crypto.com Arena — is preparing to build the nation’s largest wind farm. We traveled the route. By SAMMY ROTH Photography by ROBERT GAUTHIER … Continue reading This power line could save California — and forever change the American West 

Fictional chefs about to take over TV

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/aug/22/fictional-chefs-take-over-tv-the-bear-james-corden Autumn arts preview 2022 Television Sexy, stressful, thrilling: how fictional chefs are about to take over TV The sexiest show of the year … Jeremy Allen White, Lionel Boyce and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in The Bear. Photograph: FX From US smash-hit kitchen drama The Bear to James Corden starring as a chef in Jez Butterworth’s forthcoming … Continue reading Fictional chefs about to take over TV

More details about the major changes being forced by a reduced flow in the Colorado River

for views from space: https://apple.news/AfQNkbWZmShGku3V1VYlJpA https://apple.news/ATIkmxXrtTte6NK0LQ3tPAA to see the charts in the article below Water trickles through an area of Lake Powell on March 27, 2022, that used to be underwater. As severe drought grips parts of the western United States, water levels at Lake Powell dropped to their lowest level since the lake was … Continue reading More details about the major changes being forced by a reduced flow in the Colorado River

30 Banned books to look for and read during Banned Books Week

I hope you'll find you've read a large portion of these books. http://www.rd.com/list/banned-books/ 30 Banned Books You Should Probably Read Right Now Leandra BeaboutUpdated: Aug. 25, 2022 Celebrate the freedom to read by picking up one (or all) of these banned books Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive … Continue reading 30 Banned books to look for and read during Banned Books Week

Street parking virtually impossible to find in NYC and about to get much worse

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-16/where-to-park-in-nyc-rise-in-new-cars-outdoor-dining-deepen-nightmare? Car Owners Say It’s ‘Virtually Impossible’ to Find Street Parking in New York City A spike in car ownership, dining sheds and the comeback of alternate-side parking are making it tougher than ever to find spaces. As car ownership in New York City surges, parking spaces dwindle. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg By Marie-Rose Sheinerman August 16, 2022 … Continue reading Street parking virtually impossible to find in NYC and about to get much worse

How to use the back of your iPhone in iOS 15

https://appleinsider.com/inside/ios-15/tips/how-to-use-the-back-of-your-iphone-as-a-button-in-ios-15? How to use the back of your iPhone as a button in iOS 15 Mike Peterson | Aug 22, 2022 There's an iOS Accessibility feature that lets you trigger commands or run Shortcuts just by tapping on the back of your iPhone. It's called Back Tap, and here's what you should know. Back Tap is an Accessibility … Continue reading How to use the back of your iPhone in iOS 15