About 10% of the world was without power when a massive blackout hit India this week. Power has mostly been restored, and so has the hubris of the officials responsible. From the WaPo: "Asked to rate his performance as India’s power minister, Sushilkumar Shinde responded emphatically Wednesday: 'Excellent,' he declared with a confident smile and a wave of his hand." Veerappa Moily, who replaced Shinde in the Power Ministry after a cabinet reshuffle, was equally ready to deny blame. “We are very proud," Moily told the Post. "We have an excellent system. Maybe there were certain localized features.” (Washington Post)
Senator and 2020 US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ “High-Speed Internet For All” plan, unveiled today, promises $150 billion to build publicly owned broadband networks — and to break the chokehold that Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have on Americans’ access to information and communication.
Cheap massage chairs are a common Christmas gift, but we’re willing to bet they don’t get a lot of actual use from the people who could really use a massage. We’re talking about people with deep, chronic joint pain or anyone who does a serious workout on a regular basis. For that kind of soreness, […]
The bummers of adulthood are too many to count, but one of our least favorites is the inability to sit down and enjoy a nice bowl of cereal. When you’ve got a long commute ahead, let’s face it: That extra time it takes to pour the milk and chow down is too precious to spare. […]
Who are these people that have time for a job, social life, and actual healthy meals? With a nutrition segment on seemingly every talk show and entire networks devoted to food, it can sometimes seem like we’ve never left our mother’s house and her constant admonitions to “eat your vegetables!” And okay, she was right. […]