Burning bridges at your old crappy job can feel cathartic, but there are always consequences. Welcome to Couldn’t Be Me, a weekly advice column where I solicit your personal dilemmas and help out as best as I can. Have something I can help you with? Find me @_Zeets. This week we deal with quitting your … Continue reading Couldn’t Be Me: What’s the right way to quit your job?
All of these predictions are totally coming true. The 2019 WNBA season tips off on Friday night, and it’s set up to be one of the best season ever. The best-of-the-best teams are STACKED this time around, making the champion virtually unpredictable. Four teams stand out with similar title odds — Mystics, Sparks, Aces and … Continue reading The 7 best things that will happen in the WNBA this season
In this week’s mailbag, retired lineman Geoff Schwartz takes a look at the urgency to win in the NFL, as well as which teams can go from worst to first in 2019. Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Hope y’all can enjoy the time off with family and friends, while eating everything in sight. Before you … Continue reading Is ‘win now’ mode in the NFL real or a myth?
The Toronto Raptors are the verge of reaching the NBA Finals because Kawhi Leonard has been there before. We have learned so much about Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and the Milwaukee Bucks as they have completely lost control of their series against the Toronto Raptors. What we have learned is really what they … Continue reading What Kawhi Leonard has that Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t
Aaron Rodgers ripping out Calvin Johnson’s heart? The Fail Mary? Drew Bledsoe’s backup not named Tom Brady? The NFL is leaning toward allowing coaches to challenge pass interference calls and non-calls in the final two minutes of each half. And that means the league may soon be turning a little extra attention to the most … Continue reading What’s your favorite Hail Mary in NFL history?
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named an initial squad of 28 players ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The continental showpiece kicks off on 21 June, and Baxter has wasted little time in announcing his initial squad, with that number set to be whittled down to 23 players 10 days … Continue reading Bafana Bafana Squad Reaction
A waxwork of Captain America on display at Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Thailand. Nuamfolio/Shutterstock.com The military is constantly using technology to build better ships, warplanes, guns and armor. Shouldn’t it also use drugs to build better soldiers? Soldiers have long taken drugs to help them fight. Amphetamines like Dexedrine were distributed widely to American, German, … Continue reading Doping soldiers so they fight better – is it ethical?
Fast tests can help keep people out of the water when it’s unsafe, and let them back in sooner once the coast is clear. Paul Fisher, CC BY-ND Planning a trip to the beach? Along with looking forward to some summer fun, beachgoers may be thinking about the safety of their waterfront destination. Will the … Continue reading Rapid water quality tests better protect beachgoers
How long has that water already been in the system? mike.irwin/Shutterstock.com The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are called shrinking cities. Although shrinking cities exist across the U.S., they are concentrated in the American … Continue reading Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health
How many lakes are in Alaska? Thermokarst lakes on Alaska’s North Slope are self-similar and fractal. Painting by Cherissa Dukelow, CC BY-SA Breathe. As your lungs expand, air fills 500 million tiny alveoli, each a fraction of a millimeter across. As you exhale, these millions of tiny breaths merge effortlessly through larger and larger airways … Continue reading Mathematics of scale: Big, small and everything in between