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The Raw Power of #MeToo

Margaret Renkl, New York TimesA few years back, when there were still three teenagers in this house, I got a little wound up at supper one night and kept going on and on about the brilliance of a novel I was reading by an Irish-born writer. “I can’t believe you’ve never been there,” one of my sons said. “As much as you love this stuff, I can’t believe you’ve never been to Ireland or England.” … Read the referenced story here: The Raw Power of #MeToo

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Puerto Rico Still Without Power, One Month After Hurricane

“We’re continuing to go as fast as we possibly can,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, while briefing journalists Friday on the state of recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were devastated a month ago by Hurricane Maria. News reports evaluating the islands exactly a month after the storm hit Sept. 20 say most of the communities on the islands are still without power, and many people are still living in shelters. Officials in Washington say the fact that the affected…

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What Puerto Rico Is Doing to Get Power Back After Storm

Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog. A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, the power is still out for the vast majority of people on the island as the work to restore hundreds of miles of transmission lines and thousands of miles…

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Science 

Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play

Enlarge this image Val Olson (from left), Rick Kamm, Steve David and Dee Haskins play up to the net during a pickleball game at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2011. Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images It’s a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren’t here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players…

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Android 

What’s the best power and volume button placement on a phone?

Where do you prefer your phone’s power and volume buttons to be placed? Has this ever happened to you: you upgrade phones only to spend the next few days pitifully jabbing your finger at a spot the old power button used to be? The proposition sounds like the beginning of a terrible late-night infomercial, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about over the past few days: where do I prefer my phone’s power and volume buttons? The last four phones I’ve tested, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Sony…

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Science 

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way

Enlarge this image Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant. Eric Keto/Alaska’s Energy Desk hide caption toggle caption Eric Keto/Alaska’s Energy Desk The waterfront island off Alaska’s southern coast is one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon, manager James Turner ticks…

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Android 

This 20000mAh power bank has 6 ports on it and is just $32

With six different ports, there’s a whole lot of versatility here! Is this deal for me? Portable power banks are extremely popular these days, and there are so many different options available. From tiny pocket-sized ones to large ones that can recharge your phone like 10 times, they all offer something a little different to make them stand out. This 20000mAh option from Aukey may be one of the most versatile ones that we’ve seen so far, and right now you can pick one up for $31.99 at Amazon when…

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