This article made me realize NYC was where I should eventually retire

When I ran into this article, I was still living in Columbia, MD and working in downtown D.C. I knew suburban life wouldn't work for retirement -- I wanted what I'd had in Boston where I could get anywhere by walking or on public transit, including cultural events and healthcare. But where? I thought about … Continue reading This article made me realize NYC was where I should eventually retire

CA homeowners may be able to protect their homes (briefly) from wildfires using special type of foil

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/How-one-foil-wrapped-home-survived-the-Caldor-16444302.php How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned Michael Cabanatuan Sep. 8, 2021 Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 7:06 p.m. How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned When the voracious Caldor Fire raced through forested Phillips near South Lake Tahoe, it destroyed dozens of cabins … Continue reading CA homeowners may be able to protect their homes (briefly) from wildfires using special type of foil

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely writes wisely for the WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-ignore-friends-to-look-at-our-phones-11630000610? Why We Ignore Friends to Look at Our Phones A behavioral economist answers questions on a new digital faux pas and the importance of learning by doing ILLUSTRATION: RUTH GWILY By Dan ArielyAug. 26, 2021 1:56 pm ET Dear Dan, After so many months of isolation, I am bewildered to observe that many people experience the … Continue reading Behavioral economist Dan Ariely writes wisely for the WSJ

More on the changes in population within last decade

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/567605-census-shows-us-growth-driven-by-minorities-white-pop-falls-under-60 Census shows US growth driven by minorities; white pop falls under 60 percent BY REID WILSON - 08/12/21 01:49 PM EDT The growth in the American population over the last decade was driven entirely by minority communities, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, as the number of white Americans declined … Continue reading More on the changes in population within last decade

Airlines saying only surgical, valve-free respirator or N95 masks allowed

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/airlines-banned-fabric-face-masks-170556011.html These Airlines Have Banned Fabric Face Masks on Planes Alison FoxThu, August 19, 2021, 1:05 PM·2 min read Face masks have become commonplace on airplanes — and are here to stay for quite a while — but not every airline allows every kind of mask. This week, Finnair became the latest carrier to ban fabric face masks onboard, … Continue reading Airlines saying only surgical, valve-free respirator or N95 masks allowed

Minimizing hair color fade

https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/hair/hair-care/how-to-preserve-your-hair-color Hair Color Fade Is Unavoidable, but There Are Ways to Make It Last Longer—Here's How Hair color fade is a real problem, but there are solutions.By Melanie RudAugust 05, 2021 Whether you're a DIY veteran or a salon regular, you know that hair color doesn't last forever. (Sigh.) Our hair is exposed to a number … Continue reading Minimizing hair color fade

Synchronized swimmers keep on makeup — here’s how

https://www.allure.com/story/synchronized-swimmers-makeup-tips? How Synchronized Swimmers Keep Their Performance-Perfect Makeup Intact If it's good enough for underwater acrobatics, it's good enough for even the sweatiest of summer days.  BY OLIVIA MUENTERJuly 25, 2021 Getty Images. Design by Clara Hendler All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail … Continue reading Synchronized swimmers keep on makeup — here’s how

100 years after removal, Nez Perce people recover their tribal land

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2021/07/29/oregon-nez-perce-tribe-celebrate-reclaimed-reservation-land-history-treaty-chief-joseph-amsaaxpa/5424269001/ 'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land Dianne LugoSalem Statesman JournalView Comments0:001:15ADhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.473.0_en.html#goog_174107442 JOSEPH, Oregon — Vice-Chairman Shannon Wheeler has been dreaming about this day for years. On Thursday, more than 150 Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) people returned and blessed part of their homeland, a hundred years after the U.S Army … Continue reading 100 years after removal, Nez Perce people recover their tribal land

One reason air travel a disaster — no hotel rooms for the airlines’ staff

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-airlines-pilots-and-flight-attendants-unions-say-they-cant-find-hotel-rooms-11627511797? American Airlines Pilots and Flight Attendants Unions Say They Can’t Find Hotel Rooms Complaints another sign of air travel’s growing pains, as surge in demand this summer overwhelms tourism hot spots, hotels, airports Pilots say their schedules have been in constant flux amid last-minute reassignments as airlines try to recover from disruptions.PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG … Continue reading One reason air travel a disaster — no hotel rooms for the airlines’ staff

For a beach vacation that’s more than just beach, try Delaware

Altho I lived in Delaware a shorter time than anywhere else in my life, it's still the place that I think of as my home during my younger years. This article describes a few reasons why. https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-a-beach-vacation-thats-not-just-beach-try-delaware-11626984666? For a Beach Vacation That’s Not Just Beach, Try Delaware Coastal hamlets like Lewes and Rehoboth offer a … Continue reading For a beach vacation that’s more than just beach, try Delaware

These bears aren’t playing; they’re seeking relief from unusual heat

Interesting ruminations about the impact of media presentation mischaracterizing something cute. https://newrepublic.com/maz/article/162990/bathing-bears-lake-tahoe-climate-change BGSmith/Shutterstock Those Bathing Bears Aren’t Cute. They’re Climate Change Victims. Watching ABC’s video of a mother and cubs at Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t a family outing but a scene of desperation: The bears are seeking relief from the … Continue reading These bears aren’t playing; they’re seeking relief from unusual heat

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