Detailed article about worker efforts to improve conditions at Amazon

This is simply too long an article to put on a blog. The workers portrayed here are Somali and were fighting to observe their religion but not lose their jobs. Beyond those two distinctions tho, these Amazon warehouse workers are facing the same issues as faced by such workers globally -- work speedup, inadequate air … Continue reading Detailed article about worker efforts to improve conditions at Amazon

What would members of the military prefer to hearing “thank you for your service”?

The suggestions are excellent. "Thank you for your service" sounds mechanical these days. Why not ask them where they served, what they did, and where they're from? https://www.newsweek.com/veterans-thank-you-service-veterans-day-support-1470776 VETERANS 'UNCOMFORTABLE' WITH 'THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,' ASK FOR MORE CIVILIAN SUPPORT THIS VETERANS DAY BY TAREQ HADDAD ON 11/9/19 AT 6:52 AM EST00:39 Almost half of U.S. … Continue reading What would members of the military prefer to hearing “thank you for your service”?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the fall time change

Changing the time by "falling back" or "springing forward" is beyond annoying, but is unlikely to change soon. This article explains why this historical anachronism began and continues. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/10/28/20931998/daylight-saving-time-2019 Daylight saving time ends Sunday: 8 things to know about “falling back” We push our clocks back at 2 am Sunday, November 3. Here’s why.By Brian Resnick@B_resnickbrian@vox.com  Oct … Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about the fall time change

10 dangerous things you should stop doing

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/things-electricians-want-you-to-stop-doing-36647497 10 Dangerous Things Your Electrician Wants You to Stop Doing ASAP by Brigitt Earley Electrical fires are the third leading cause of home structure fires, according to The Electrical Safety Foundation International. Fortunately, there are a variety of preventative measures you can take to help make sure that one doesn’t happen to you. In … Continue reading 10 dangerous things you should stop doing

A wonderful new word to aspire to

From Wordsmith: agerasia PRONUNCIATION:(a-juh-RAY-zee-uh)  MEANING:noun: Not growing old, or looking younger than one’s age.ETYMOLOGY:From Latin agerasia, from Greek agerasia, from geras (old age), which also gave us gerontology. Earliest documented use: 1706.NOTES:Do people tell you you look ten years younger than you really are? There’s chronological age, determined by when you were born, totally out … Continue reading A wonderful new word to aspire to

Bookmark this one: 8 best fact-checking websites

Snopes is where I usually go but some of these websites might be more useful in certain areas. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/true-5-fact-checking-websites The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth Megan Ellis Updated September 30, 2019 7 minutes The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Advertisement With deliberate misinformation campaigns and … Continue reading Bookmark this one: 8 best fact-checking websites

The #MeToo movement has made women more aware of assumptions

Women have historically simply taken it for granted that they would be asked to do the grunt work in addition to their regular job regardless of their position. Altho the #metoo movement has undoubtedly surprised many men (and women) by reframing casual assumptions made, it's also made women far more aware that there's simply no … Continue reading The #MeToo movement has made women more aware of assumptions