This is a worthy article despite being written the recent escalation of the war against women with the Taliban prohibition of any education at any level for females. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/dec/10/angry-women-gender-rage-gap? A widening gender rage gap? No wonder: women have a lot to feel angry about Arwa Mahdawi Anger can be a catalyst for change, so let’s … Continue reading Widening gender gap — no wonder women voters are apt to be angry
Warehouses, with their pollution, built where neighbors lack the power to complain
America's dirty divide Revealed: how warehouses took over southern California ‘like a slow death’ In California’s Inland Empire, nearly 9,500 warehouses – many near schools – cloud the air with pollution by Maanvi Singh in Bloomington, California and Aliya Uteuova in New York with photographs by Madeline Tolle Supported by About this contentThu 29 Dec 2022 06.00 EST When … Continue reading Warehouses, with their pollution, built where neighbors lack the power to complain
Why does it take so long to get a replacement credit card these days?
https://www.npr.org/2023/02/07/1153724823/need-a-new-credit-card-it-can-take-almost-two-months-to-get-a-replacement Need a new credit card? It can take almost two months to get a replacement by AREZOU REZVANI, February 7, 2023 5:00 AM ET Customers are waiting up to eight weeks to get replacement credit cards because of ongoing chip shortages. Rogelio V. Solis/AP It used to be that if you needed to urgently … Continue reading Why does it take so long to get a replacement credit card these days?
Latest details on how Netflix plans to make you pay for extra users
http://www.tomsguide.com/news/netflixs-password-sharing-crackdown-just-expanded-everything-you-need-to-know Netflix’s password sharing crackdown just expanded — everything you need to know By Henry T. Casey published about 5 hours ago Netflix announces a wider berth for its password sharing crackdown (Image credit: Shutterstock) Netflix's password-sharing crackdown is coming for more houses as we speak. A blog post from the big red streaming machine detailed the … Continue reading Latest details on how Netflix plans to make you pay for extra users
USPS forced to electrify its trucks by 2026 instead of its initial plan to delay
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/12/20/usps-ev-vehicles/ Postal Service will electrify trucks by 2026 in climate win for Biden Agency says it can spend billions to buy 66,000 new electric vehicles and related infrastructure now that its finances are in better shape By Jacob Bogage Updated December 20, 2022 at 4:57 p.m. EST, Published December 20, 2022 at 9:18 a.m. EST The U.S. Postal … Continue reading USPS forced to electrify its trucks by 2026 instead of its initial plan to delay
Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators The U.S. crypto exchange will pay a $50 million fine for letting customers open accounts with few background checks and spend $50 million to improve compliance. Compliance problems at Coinbase were first detected during a routine examination in 2020, regulators said.Credit...Gabby Jones for The New … Continue reading Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase
How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?
http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/? How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?By Annie Lowrey Michael Brennan; Getty; The Atlantic JANUARY 20, 2023SHARE In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As … Continue reading How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?
Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires
grist.org/housing/oregon-wildfire-risk-map-home-values/? Oregon tried to inform residents about wildfire risk. The backlash was explosive. Homeowners fear the state will devalue their properties by publicizing their fire risk. Nathan Howard / Getty Images Jake Bittle for Grist, PublishedNov 02, 2022 Last summer, after a series of devastating wildfires, the Oregon state legislature passed a sweeping bipartisan bill to protect … Continue reading Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires
Couples who combine finances are happier — so why don’t more do it?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/couples-who-combine-finances-are-happier-so-why-dont-more-do-it-11670174525? Couples Who Combine Finances Are Happier. So Why Don’t More Do It? Joint bank accounts have risks that hold many partners back PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SAM KELLY/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ISTOCK (5) By Julia Carpenter Dec. 5, 2022 8:00 am ET All couples hitch their fortunes together. Only some choose to also pool their finances. … Continue reading Couples who combine finances are happier — so why don’t more do it?
GOP wants to cut funding to the IRS which collects the cash needed to run the country
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-house-takes-first-swipe-at-irs-money-11673284367 GOP House Takes First Swipe at IRS Money Bill expected to be first legislation from new Republican majority would rescind billions in funding for tax agency Republicans’ House majority will give them more leverage and oversight over the Internal Revenue Service, located in Washington.PHOTO: ERIC LEE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Richard Rubin Follow Updated … Continue reading GOP wants to cut funding to the IRS which collects the cash needed to run the country
WSJ describes the huge price paid by McCarthy to become House Speaker (and the risks to the U.S.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-price-for-speaker-mccarthy-11673047871? The Price for Speaker McCarthy His concessions to get the job may cost vital U.S. defense spending. By The Editorial Board Updated Jan. 7, 2023 12:39 am ET Rep.Kevin McCarthy, Jan.6.PHOTO: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Kevin McCarthy finally won enough votes to become Speaker of the U.S. House early Saturday, on the 15th roll call. His … Continue reading WSJ describes the huge price paid by McCarthy to become House Speaker (and the risks to the U.S.)
Period underwear better for the environment but does it work?
https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/08/health/period-underwear-benefits-faqs-wellness-lbg/index.html Period underwear is better for the environment, but does it work? Experts weigh in By Kristen Rogers, CNN Published 12:33 PM EST, Thu December 8, 2022 Pictured are pairs of Leakproof period underwear by the brand Knix.Knix Wear Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to … Continue reading Period underwear better for the environment but does it work?