I'd never heard the word "quarantini" until last spring, when holing up in lockdown mode with a necessary cocktail became a thing. But it turns out the word has been around for at least 15 years. According to Macmillan Dictionary, a "quarantini" is "a cocktail that you drink while in quarantine." And although we might associate the word with Covid-19, it was actually first used (as far as we know) in association with SARS on television's Scrubs.
General Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died due to COVID-19 complications. He was 84. Powell rose to fame as the architect of the 1989 invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. From CNN: Powell was a distinguished and trailblazing professional soldier whose career took him from combat… READ THE REST
The last couple of years have been hard on Canadian Snowbirds. Many of us, myself included, are used to heading south in the fall, to escape the icy bullshit of a Canadian winter. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, a lot of us have been trapped, north of the wall, since March 2020. I've been fine with… READ THE REST
Nature surveyed 300 scientists who've done media interviews about COVID. The results had some surprisingly positive notes — 85% said "their experiences of engaging with the media were always or mostly positive, even if they were harassed afterwards". But as you might expect, a significant chunk described some ghastly abuse. Fully 15% got death threats,… READ THE REST
If you've been recently injured, have chronic issues from arthritis, or are like so many of us dealing with poor posture due to working an office job, neck and shoulder pain can be relentless. While those problems may never go away completely without professional help, there's an easy way to alleviate temporary pain efficiently and… READ THE REST
Whatever age we may be, we can always stand to learn something new, even if we're years removed from school. If you're looking to pick up some new skills, consider these 21 courses, which range from coding and IT to essential life skills. Plus, each of these courses goes for $10 a piece. That's a… READ THE REST
Every modern-day gamer knows that the only way to properly get the most out of their console is to have access to its premium online subscription service. With these services, you can reap the benefits of things like online multiplayer, special discounts and DLC, exclusive game collections, and so much more. And if you happen… READ THE REST