The move from meeting our future partners at school, religious gatherings, or thru friends to finding them online has been viewed with skepticism. Turns out that not meeting people in person -- the very core of what many thought valuable about earlier methods -- is what makes internet dating so valuable. Fascinating article from the … Continue reading Online dating improving availability and strength of relationships
Tim Cook's fascination with improving health isn't as flashy as many of Steve Jobs' goals but he's definitely making a difference over time. https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/08/hearing-with-ios-13-and-watchos-6/ How to protect your hearing with iOS 13 and watchOS 6 Chance Miller - Sep. 8th 2019 10:26 am PT 9to5Mac is brought to you by JustAnswer: Connect 1-on-1 with an … Continue reading Better protect your hearing with iOS 13 and watchOS6
As one gets older, it becomes natural to see any temporary blip in mind or body as the beginning of the end. Optimism requires just a little more effort. Forgetting a word tho is just that -- forgetting a word. It's OK. https://considerable.com/what-it-means-when-you-cant-remember-a-word/ What it means when you can’t remember a word A failure to … Continue reading Forgetting a word is not the end of the world — honest
This article talks about the stress between concerned children and their parents. That's viewing the problem too narrowly in my view. Sometimes the concerned adult is simply a younger friend who's also aging, but still a bit more capable. But the problem of taking the car keys is MAJOR. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/health/stubbornness-parents-elderly.html? Carl Abrams, 90, a retired … Continue reading Think your aging parent is stubborn? Join the crowd. Interfering children? Same.
In just the past month, there's been a rash of hospitalizations whose only common factor is vaping. At least one person has died. Given the great popularity of vaping with younger people, and its fairly recent explosive rise in use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already actively investigating the causes of these … Continue reading Vaping damages lung tissue after one use even without nicotine
I've not tried intermittent fasting but I don't find it difficult to believe that this approach would result in less food consumed. https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-intermittent-fasting-skipping-meals-may-promote-health-2019-8 A cancer researcher who studies intermittent fasting says 2 meals a day may be the ideal recipe for long-term health Hilary Brueck Aug. 22, 2019, 3:47 PM Dr. Miriam Merad at the … Continue reading Two meals a day optimal for health?
One critical issue that is totally ignored in all of these articles is that proper sanitation requires massive amounts of water. Although a more complicated system could use dirty water, most toilets use water that would otherwise be suitable for drinking and turn the liquid into sewage that is not currently treated. As mentioned in … Continue reading Toilets in India — a multi-faced problem with complicated solutions