Porn is just not a problem for most people

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/06/can-you-be-addicted-porn/619040/? The Porn Crisis That Isn’t Some states now consider pornography to be a health threat. But stigmatizing porn can do more harm than good. OLGA KHAZAN JUNE 1, 2021 If you ask some people, America is in the middle of a public-health crisis. No, not that one. Legislators in 16 states have passed resolutions … Continue reading Porn is just not a problem for most people

Five latin phrases to describe something wonderful

5 Common Latin Phrases to Describe Something Awesome Although English is Germanic in origin, over the years, it’s adopted countless words with Latin roots. It’s also adopted full phrases in Latin, including several you can use to describe wonderful or noteworthy events. By Samantha Enslen, Writing for Grammar Girl May 27, 2021 THE QUICK AND DIRTY Sui … Continue reading Five latin phrases to describe something wonderful

We may not be able to see a killer asteroid in time to stop it

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-many-years-in-advance-we-d-need-to-stop-a-killer-asteroid-coming-for-earth Here's How Many Years in Advance We'd Need to Stop a Killer Asteroid Coming For Earth  MORGAN MCFALL-JOHNSEN & AYLIN WOODWARD, BUSINESS INSIDER 13 MAY 2021  Last month, experts from NASA and other space agencies around the world faced a troubling hypothetical scenario: A mysterious asteroid had just been discovered 35 million miles away, and it was … Continue reading We may not be able to see a killer asteroid in time to stop it

Births in U.S. drop to a level not seen since 1979

https://www.wsj.com/articles/births-in-u-s-drop-to-levels-not-seen-since-1979-11620187260 Births in U.S. Drop to Levels Not Seen Since 1979 Millennials fuel continued downward trend in fertility rates By Janet Adamy May 5, 2021 12:01 am ET The number of babies born in America last year was the lowest in more than four decades, according to federal figures released Wednesday that show a continuing U.S. … Continue reading Births in U.S. drop to a level not seen since 1979

E-scooters — yay or nay in NYC

Very interesting analysis of e-scooters: their utility and their dangers. I can always count on The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Mother Jones for thorough reporting and analysis of issues I care about. Other specialized publications can match them on various topics but it's hard to beat those three. The E-Scooters Loved by Silicon Valley … Continue reading E-scooters — yay or nay in NYC

TSA now allows full-size sunscreen in your carry-on

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/tsa-approves-full-size-sunscreen-carry-on-bag-48262176 TSA Has Updated Its Policy on Full-Size Sunscreen in Your Carry-On Bag — Again April 13, 2021by JESSICA HARRINGTON First Published: April 9, 2021 UPDATE: Less than a week after the Transportation Security Administration updated the guidelines on its website declaring sunscreen as a medically approved item and therefore will allow full-size products in carry-on bags, … Continue reading TSA now allows full-size sunscreen in your carry-on

Recreational marijuana in NY may generate up to 60,000 jobs and $350 million in taxes

Altho not mentioned in either of these two documents, Governor Cuomo has signed the legislation. NEWS FROM Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried 822 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248 - Tel: 518-455-4941250 Broadway, #2232, New York, NY 10007 - Tel: 212-312-1492GottfriedR@NYAssembly.Gov  -  Twitter @DickGottfried  March 30, 2021  A Historic Day:Legislature Passes Bill to LegalizeAdult Use of Marijuana in NYSToday, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed the … Continue reading Recreational marijuana in NY may generate up to 60,000 jobs and $350 million in taxes

Much to learn about friendship from how boomers use Zoom

I have to agree that I'm more in touch with some of my long-distance friends than I was before the pandemic. Before, there were a million other activities competing for the time needed to simply be a friend. I find that I'm savoring the contact with people who felt further away before March 2020. https://www.vox.com/22307177/zoom-meetings-backgrounds-friendshipContinue reading Much to learn about friendship from how boomers use Zoom

The sort of errors English majors HATE

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/grammar-memes-2? 19 Grammar and Spelling Memes Only True Bookworms Will Appreciate By Lorraine Delp•Updated: March 5, 2021•2 min read After reading a couple hundred books, a bookworm tends to learn a thing or two about grammar, spelling, and the general ins and outs of our beautifully chaotic language. We can now spot a grammatical error a mile away… … Continue reading The sort of errors English majors HATE

March madness for the female teams — here’s the schedule

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2021-02-19/game-times-and-broadcast-information-announced-2021-ncaa-division-i-womens? RICK NIXON | NCAA.COM | FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Game times and broadcast information announced for 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship  THE FIRST TOP 16 SEED REVEAL BROKEN DOWN BY NCAA COMMITTEE CHAIR NINA KINGSHARE  The NCAA announced championship game times and broadcast networks for all six rounds and 63 games of the … Continue reading March madness for the female teams — here’s the schedule