According to a study by Fisher et al, “States with the lowest levels of mask adherence were most likely to have high COVID-19 rates in the subsequent month, independent of mask policy or demographic factors.” In other words, states where people don’t wear masks have higher rates of covid. So what should you do? “We just…Read More Mask Mistakes You’re Making Now
October 5, 2021 by Neely Tucker Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran, one of the treasures of the Library, is making its first-ever appearance in the Middle East this month, debuting at the glittering World Expo in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Jefferson’s English translation of the Islamic holy book is one of the stars of…Read More Thomas Jefferson’s Quran at the World Expo in Dubai
In light of recent revelations about various public figures regarding their personal shortcomings, how do we handle those shortcomings when balanced against whatever good they contributed to society? I’m looking at what we say about Thomas Jefferson and other possible sexual predators (slaveholders) who served in the upper levels of government when compared with unelected,…Read More How Do We Handle Sexual Acting Out by Public Figures?
Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 8 ounces) 1 large carrot, finely chopped 3 cups chicken stock 2 cups half-and-half cream 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup water or additional…Read More Cheesy Broccoli Soup in a Bread Bowl
Shelly Lott September 29th, 2021 Let’s talk about some “symptoms” you may notice if you are a victim of hacking. #1 – Running Slowly There are many reasons why your computer, tablet, or smartphone may run slowly, but one reason can be a malware infection. If a hacker installs malware or a keylogger on your computer, tablet,…Read More 9 Ways To Know if You Have Been Hacked
Fire Shut Up in My Bones is in the running for best American opera of the 21st century. By James Jorden • 09/28/21 12:13pm After over a year and a half of silence, the Metropolitan Opera came roaring back last night with a captivating new opera to open its 2021-2022 season. Terence Blanchard’s tuneful Fire Shut Up in My…Read More Premiere of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Sets the Reopened Met Ablaze
Is having an accurate estimate of your lifespan helpful to you? Do you want to plan for your retirement? What about ways to live longer? After all, it isn’t the years in your life, but the life in your years! If you live in the USA, go HERE or HERE or HERE (not a favorite) or HERE. (I got different results from…Read More How Much Time Do You Have Left?
Yara Shahidi Jessica Szohr Mariah Carey Dwayne Johnson Keegan-Michael Key Tracee Ellis Ross Gabrielle Reece Val Kilmer Jason Momoa Naomi Campbell Christina Aguilera Norah Jones Wentworth MIller Derek Jeter Shay Miller Keanu Reeves Olivia Munn Vanessa Hudgens Halsey Adriana Lima How many of these celebrities could “pass?” Is “passing” even a thing these days? How…Read More Mixed-Race Celebrities – Did You Know?
“In 2004, at the Unity journalists of color convention in Washington, Gwen Ifill coined the phrase “missing white woman syndrome,” joking that “if there is a missing white woman you’re going to cover that every day.” It is not that these white women should matter less, but rather that all missing people should matter equally. Race should…Read More Missing White Woman Syndrome
Cutting-edge biomedical research brought the world a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time. But as any public health official will remind you, it’s not vaccines that work, but vaccinations—meaning that the scientific achievement of the vaccine is only the first step in slowing the spread of disease. Vaccinations, by contrast, involve appreciating and…Read More Bringing Social Science to Bear on the Pandemic (Issues in Science and Technology)