What Karina Longworth Can’t Live Without

I loved FilmStruck, TCM’s streaming service that shut down, and now I subscribe to the Criterion Channel app. It’s not just Criterion movies; they made deals with film libraries and they have tons of classic movies. Like, right now they have 20 pre-code Barbara Stanwyck films that aren’t easy to see anywhere else. Whenever I […]

Is the administration looking out for Americans living with disabilities?

As a former congressman, I understand election-year political posturing. But the Republicans’ recent Senate bill proposing liability exemptions from civil rights laws following the president’s “most favored nation” executive order — issued with no consideration of its harms or legality under laws like the ADA — went too far. At least one in four people […]

Together apart: why sleeping in separate beds is not always the beginning of the end

“It’s really affected the population differentially,” he says. “Some people are really enjoying having people at home, they’ve got more time, they don’t have to travel to work so can sleep later, they’re less stressed, so their sleep and their mental state has improved.”

People with disabilities to get more assistance

The overall objective of the programme is to promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Vietnamese Law on Persons with Disabilities, to improve the quality of life of disabled people, create conditions for the people participate equally in social activities, build a barrier-free environment, ensure […]

World’s last male northern white rhino dies

“It’s very sad to lose Sudan because it shows clearly the extent of human greed and what sort of impact humans beings can have on nature,” Samuel Mutisya, head of wildlife conservation at Ol Pejeta, told Reuters. “If we don’t take care of what we have, we will definitely continue to lose it, particularly lose […]

From Netflix to Amazon Prime, our lowdown on which telly streaming services are best for lockdown

Is it for you?: Millennials, Generation X and Boomers can all find favourites from their childhood, with titles such as Mrs Doubtfire, Bedknobs And Broomsticks and The Jungle Book.

Nearly 200,000 chickens dead: Will anything change as a result?

Highly selectively bred to double in size each week, their bodies just can’t cope. According to a 2013 Ministry for Primary Industries report, up to a third are painfully lame in the last weeks of their short lives and up to ten thousand die a very stressful death of heart failure or are culled, every […]

What Pop Culture’s Obsession With Cults Says About Us

Polcyn and Richardson’s new podcast has also tackled the Heaven’s Gate UFO Cult, the Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettle-led group that shocked the world with a 1997 mass suicide—39 members dead in the largest mass suicide on U.S. soil. These two stories are a fitting starting point, with deeper connections beyond the “cult” categorization. Both […]

Monday briefing: Hong Kong media tycoon held under new security law

Belarus protests – Violent street clashes broke out between police and protesters in cities all over Belarus last night after the country’s long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide in the presidential election despite a campaign marked by huge rallies in favour of the opposition. Riot police used rubber bullets, flash grenades, teargas and water […]

The best Ultrabooks of 2020: Top thin and light laptops reviewed

However, its downside is its performance similar to the MacBook Air (2018). Don’t get us wrong. It’s good enough for both general users, and perhaps low-touch professionals. But it won’t be able to do resource-intensive tasks. The bloat-free Windows 10 desktops OS is another big plus.  Although a more modern set of ports would’ve been […]