Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

Those living in the U.S., being as parochial (if not more so) than people anywhere else, assume that English is the most used and best language in the world. For some uses, yes? But all? Not quite. The World’s Most Efficient Languages How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?John … Continue reading Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

Another “who-knew?” for your home for aluminum foil

https://www.thekitchn.com/aluminum-foil-box-hack-22993377 The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Aluminum Foil by Ashley AbramsonvPublished: Feb 11, 2020 I used to avoid aluminum foil at all costs. It’s not that I was particularly concerned about waste, or that I had a better alternative to cover up my lasagna leftovers. (Although, I have been … Continue reading Another “who-knew?” for your home for aluminum foil

Things you’re unlikely to ever see again in an airport

https://bestlifeonline.com/airports-after-coronavirus/ Coronavirus is changing the way we travel—and it's time to say goodbye to these airport relics. By Sarah Crow May 11, 2020 Shutterstock/Davuja The coronavirus pandemic has undeniably hobbled the aviation industry, with travel restrictions, major vacation destination closures, and the understandable fear of boarding a plane packed with strangers prompting more and more … Continue reading Things you’re unlikely to ever see again in an airport

Side effects of wearing face masks

https://www.eatthis.com/face-masks-side-effects/ The masks help stop the coronavirus from spreading—if used correctly. By Alek Korab May 12, 2020 Your face mask is working double duty to protect everyone: It keeps you from spreading your germs and can stop other germs from getting into you. However, if used thoughtlessly, the masks can also cause unwanted side effects. … Continue reading Side effects of wearing face masks

How to stay safe as your options expand – a practical guide from experts

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/05/restaurants-stores-reopen-dos-and-donts/611314/ A Guide to Staying Safe as States Reopen Can I eat at a restaurant? Can I go shopping? Can I hug my friends again? Experts weigh in.Joe Pinsker May 7, 2020 New Yorkers at D​omino Park in Brooklyn, on May 3Michael Nagle / Redux May marks a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic in … Continue reading How to stay safe as your options expand – a practical guide from experts

Why solving puzzles is so satisfying during the quarantine

Why solving puzzles feels so satisfying, especially during a quarantine (iStock/i) By Galadriel Watson May 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT For many long minutes, the orange glazed doughnut wouldn’t come together. It wasn’t a real doughnut, but a jigsaw puzzle on my kitchen table, and no matter how I configured the pieces, they refused to … Continue reading Why solving puzzles is so satisfying during the quarantine

Two spaces or one after a period? Microsoft has an opinion

I learned how to touch type between 7th and 8th grade on a manual typewriter so two spaces has always been normal for me. And I just found myself double-spacing now. I think a conclusion that it's WRONG is overkill, but at least I'll know why my software is automatically correcting my prose. https://slate.trib.al/8VSGSx6 Microsoft … Continue reading Two spaces or one after a period? Microsoft has an opinion