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Daily Digest 10/26 - Good News Friday: Keeping Your Brain Sharp, Harvesting Water From Air

Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:07 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!

Economy

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears (tmn)

To assess cognition over time, researchers performed a battery of face-to-face tests with participants. This was done every two years from 1996 to 2014. One test to assess memory required participants to recall a list of 10 words, both immediately after the words were read aloud and then again after the participants had been distracted by other tasks.

Voter Turnout Could Hit 50-Year Record For Midterm Elections (Jen H.)

McDonald is predicting that 45 to 50 percent of eligible voters will cast a ballot. That would be a level not seen since 1970 when 47 percent of voters turned out or 1966 when a record 49 percent turned out in a midterm.

New FICO system could lift credit scores by including checking and savings history (Thomas R.)

Experian, one of the three main credit bureaus, will gather your bank account data using Finicity, a financial technology company, and send the new score plus a summary of your bank accounts to the lender for a second evaluation. Experian will maintain the bank account data to address any accuracy disputes.

How To Make Friends (jdargis)

I took an improv class. There are two things I recommend to every 20-something year old. Take an improv class and see a therapist. Even if you feel like you’re very mentally in touch with yourself, it’s helpful to talk through things with someone.

Heathrow airport raises 1.6 billion pounds to brace for Brexit (tmn)

Heathrow also reported a 2.3 percent rise in revenue to 2.21 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) for the nine months to Sept. 30, helped by passenger numbers up to a record 60.5 million. Adjusted core earnings rose 1.9 percent to 1.37 billion pounds.

Browsing the Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of Libraries (jdargis)

As the days grow shorter, one might feel a strong urge to find a warm place indoors and cozy up to a good book. As much as our world hurtles toward digitized information, physical books remain popular, useful, and revered items. We share, use, collect, and read billions of books every year, and we house our most treasured ones in libraries, in some of the most remarkable architecture around the world. And for those who cannot access these amazing buildings, there are volunteers who fill the need as they can, creating mobile libraries to bring books to people in remote places. Today, a visual feast—glimpses of libraries big and small, new and old, from across the globe.

The latest Xprize winner harvests drinking water from the air (Sparky1)

The non-biomass version of WEDEW is already in use -- the prize will help develop and launch biomass-powered units through team-ups with non-profit groups. It would primarily be useful for places where water is scarce, expensive or both, but it could also be essential for relief in the wake of a disaster, when clean water may be virtually non-existent.

Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament (jdargis)

The measure still has to clear some procedural hurdles, but is expected to go through. The EU hopes it will go into effect across the bloc by 2021.

The UK will also have to incorporate the rules into national law if the ban becomes a fully-fledged directive before the end of a Brexit transition period.

Eggs with benefits: Sydney's same-sex penguins become parents (tmn)

A children’s book, “And Tango Makes Three”, based on the real story of two penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo who reared their own chick, drew acclaim from some for its depiction of non-traditional family structures.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 10/25/18

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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cmartenson
Status: Diamond Member (Offline)
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Paul Craig Roberts NOT de-Twitterized

So the story from yesterday turns out to not be true.  Good to know!

From Paul's website:

Dear Readers:

It is all over the internet and international media that Twitter has suspended my account.

This is not the case.

I do not use social media.

I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name.

I requested that the account be taken down.

I have no recollection of giving anyone permission to operate a Twitter account in my name. I am still extremely busy trying to help family relatives impacted by Hurricane Michael and could only quickly look at the Twitter postings. It seemed to be mainly innocuous, consisting of links or quotes from my posted columns.

However, there were other things, such as appeals that money be sent to Alex Jones InfoWars and other things. I have no objection to Alex Jones. However, my webmaster and I were concerned that things could be posted that would be dangerous for me, such as libel, death threats to others, and so forth.

To repeat, the account was closed at my request.

To repeat, I do not use social media.

Paul Craig Roberts

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ezlxq1949
Status: Gold Member (Offline)
Joined: Apr 29 2009
Posts: 257
Plastics ban

Barn. Horse.

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