“I quit showering, and life continued”

With more people working remotely, fewer people felt the need to shower every day (or even more often). This is an older article on what actually happens if you don't use all those products and all that water. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/06/i-stopped-showering-and-life-continued/486314/? I Quit Showering, and Life Continued We spend two full years of our lives washing ourselves. … Continue reading “I quit showering, and life continued”

Good news story — voluntary repatriation of appropriated antiquities

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/nov/11/man-repatriates-19-antiquities-after-reading-guardian-article Heritage Man repatriates 19 antiquities after reading Guardian article Exclusive: John Gomperts returned ancient objects worth up to £80,000 he had inherited from his grandmother One of the Cypriot vases that John Gomperts inherited from his grandmother. Photograph: handout Dalya Alberge, Fri 11 Nov 2022 01.00 EST An American man has returned 19 antiquities to … Continue reading Good news story — voluntary repatriation of appropriated antiquities

Y’all is a “Texan” word I couldn’t leave behind — I’m not alone

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/18/magazine/yall.html LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION Y’all: the Most Inclusive of All Pronouns The South’s default collective form of address is the best of the American vernacular. Credit...Illustration by Clay Hickson By Maud Newton Oct. 18, 2022 Growing up in Miami, I dreaded being told that I sounded like a hick. In my teens, a boyfriend pointed out … Continue reading Y’all is a “Texan” word I couldn’t leave behind — I’m not alone

How to stay safe if trapped in your car during a snowstorm

http://www.nytimes.com/article/snowstorm-car-safety-tips.html? How to Stay Safe if You’re Trapped in Your Car During a Snowstorm Safety experts offer advice on how people can keep warm and collected if they are stranded for hours on the road. Their top tip? Be prepared. A stranded driver on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, Va., on Monday.Credit...Kenny Holston for … Continue reading How to stay safe if trapped in your car during a snowstorm

How important is a hoodie >> Fetterman

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/11/its-powerful-how-john-fettermans-hoodie-won-the-popular-vote ‘It’s powerful’: how John Fetterman’s hoodie won the popular vote in Pennsylvania Even as detractors portrayed him as a ‘bum’, senator-elect’s clothing summed up beliefs, says sociologist John Fetterman has said he has ‘negative fashion sense’. Photograph: Quinn Glabicki/Reuters Morwenna Ferrier, Fri 11 Nov 2022 10.26 EST By his own admission, Pennsylvania’s new senator-elect, John … Continue reading How important is a hoodie >> Fetterman

Pay attention to old sci-fi scenarios of doom – a few could happen

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/31/artificial-intelligence-worst-case-scenario-extinction/ Opinion  How AI could accidentally extinguish humankind By Émile P. Torres, August 31, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT Émile P. Torres is a philosopher and historian of global catastrophic risk. People are bad at predicting the future. Where are our flying cars? Why are there no robot butlers? And why can’t I take a vacation on … Continue reading Pay attention to old sci-fi scenarios of doom – a few could happen

Rules for behaving like a decent human being while on a flight

Also read this for what to wear: http://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/travel-outfits-comfortable/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/flying-etiquette-reclining-eating/ The rules of flying like a decent human From reclining your seat to deboarding, we’ve got your guide to flying etiquette Advice by Natalie B. Compton, Nathan Diller and Hannah Sampson August 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EDT Skip to main content Don’t be part of the boarding mob Know … Continue reading Rules for behaving like a decent human being while on a flight

Best boob tapes for all-day hold/lift for fancy dress during the holidays

http://www.cnn.com/cnn-underscored/fashion/best-boob-tape? The 9 best boob tapes for all-day hold and lift, according to fashion experts By Sophie Shaw, CNN Underscored Published 8:58 AM EST, Fri November 11, 2022 Nue For the times when a bra won’t work with your outfit but you don’t want to forgo the lift and support, boob tape can save the day. … Continue reading Best boob tapes for all-day hold/lift for fancy dress during the holidays

Maybe being kind and listening are what makes love last

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/27/well/family/gottman-the-love-prescription-marriage.html How Long Does It Take to Fix a Marriage? Give the Gottmans 7 Days. The renowned love researchers have been happily wed for decades. Would following the advice in their new book improve my own relationship? By Catherine Pearson Sept. 27, 2022 On a recent weekday morning, during the rush to get out the … Continue reading Maybe being kind and listening are what makes love last

Glimmer of hope for technology that would allow plastic to be reused in its original state

http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/scientists-finally-find-a-way-to-recycle-plastic-indefinitely/ Scientists finally find a way to recycle plastic indefinitely Most plastic products can't be recycled back into their original form. It's time to change that.  by Tibi Puiu, September 26, 2022 in Environment, News Chemistry chair Wei Zhang (right) and Graduate Research Assistant Zepeng Lei study plastic materials in the Zhang Lab. Credit: Patrick Campbell / University … Continue reading Glimmer of hope for technology that would allow plastic to be reused in its original state

U.S.P.S. requiring that holiday mail and packages go out EARLY

USPS Says You Can't Do This With Your Mail After Nov. 5 by Kali Coleman for Yahoo, Wed, October 5, 2022 at 4:43 PM After months of complaints over delivery delays and various service suspensions, Americans are getting ready to see how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) handles the 2022 holiday shipping season. From November through January, the … Continue reading U.S.P.S. requiring that holiday mail and packages go out EARLY

Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters

https://apple.news/ApG4mL_9RTOCMxacbG5L3cw Newark Airport Will No Longer Be Considered an NYC Hub — What That Means for Travelers Due to go into effect on Oct. 3, Newark will be removed from the NYC city code. By  Stefanie Waldek, Updated on September 22, 2022, Travel + Leisure Ask most New Yorkers to name the city's major airports, and … Continue reading Newark airport no longer lumped with JFK and La Guardia in NYC airport code and why that matters