Another endorsement of DEET as effective against mosquitos, but this piece proposes a new addition to the arsenal that I hadn't heard of: Bite Blocker.
"Blows mind" is exaggerated, but the story was indeed new to me.
"Brilliant flowchart proves 'Point Break' and 'The Fast and the Furious' are basically the same movie"
Linked because I liked The Fast and the Furious and I really liked Point Break.
Short answer: it would ruin your whole day. But the experts--let's hope they're right this time--think it's not likely any time soon.
Live, in 1976, Linda Ronstadt. "Young people now think Taylor Swift is great. They have no idea what great really is."
From Hawaii to Papua New Guinea and the all the growing places in between.
"Jeff Bezos famously embraces failure. Here are the biggest flops Amazon has overcome under his watch."
"Flops"?! But . . . but . . . I was told Amazon was an evil monopolist who could do anything it wanted.
They are inconsistent with many things Liberals profess to want and believe. (So what else is new?)
Interesting. But might make you a little nervous driving over bridges. (13 minute video.)
Cloves and dried peppermint are the winners by a considerable margin. (But cocoa powder, oregano, and dark chocolate are pretty good.)
A graph that made a difference.
Makes sense: you set a goal that can never, ever be reached and you can stay in business forever.
This, unfortunately, hits very close to home for me: "North Carolina’s largest school district launches a campaign against 'whiteness in educational spaces.'"
Once again, a story about how chronic inflammation is supposedly at the root of a host of health problems. (I'm not sure about it, but I do watch my hsCRP number.)
If you age-related health problem isn't caused by chronic inflammation (see post immediately above), then it's probably caused--supposedly--by problems with your gut microbiome.
Ain't this the truth.
It still, after all these years, amazes me that most of the people who tremble at the "power" of Amazon et al., don't fear the power of government and government-protected entities a whole lot more.
A piece that explains one major problem right now with the USPS.
Another very fine column from Selena Zito.
They are so disconnected from most places that it would astound them if they took the time to get on the road and ask them how they feel about the issues of the day. They don't want their police departments defunded. They want their bridges and roads fixed and their water to be clean. They don't want critical race theory jammed down their children's throats. They are horrified at how political the military has become and are worried about the long-lasting impact of the crisis at the border.
They are good neighbors. They love God and aren't ashamed to show it as much as they like pickles in their beer and ranch dressing on everything.
(Ranch dressing I knew about but I have to say the "pickles in their beer" is a new one for me.)
If you missed the "mega-viral" thread on what MAGA voters are thinking currently, and why--which I found quite persuasive--this piece will bring you up to speed.
Well, being upset is kinda their raison d'etre.
(See also Glenn Reynolds: "To be fair, lefties are always upset when they don’t get their way. Also when they do. Because being upset is their only reason for living.")
"Three crises and a whole lot of bad policy decisions have driven hungry Cubans into the streets."
Today's stock market is more than a bit weird.
Opinion piece in the NY Times?! (Won't the Timesfolk from California claim this makes them feel "unsafe"?)
More evidence that I lucked into a good place to spend most of my adult life.
If only they had something like this for junk phone calls.