9:20 a.m. I get really crazy, vivid dreams. When you open your eyes, you instantly start forgetting your dreams. It’s almost like you’re going through this weird amnesia. I’ve learned that if I have a crazy dream and keep my eyes closed, I don’t forget my dreams. I can still see it very vividly, and I take that time to reflect on my dreams. I try my best to remember all of my dreams—I’ll start either writing it down on a note or record a voice memo. After that, I’ll check my messages and emails and reply to anything that’s urgent. Social media for me is work; it’s not fun. So I’ll go on social media to check on all my work stuff. And then I’ll just go online and see if there’s anything interesting on the news. … [Read more...] about YouTube beauty star Michelle Phan wakes up without an alarm
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Many transactions still show up without being cleansed from the all-caps raw feed of a credit-card statement: “SLING TV – ENGLEWOOD, CO,” not “Sling TV.” It still miscategorizes too many transactions, like when Mint sees a ski area and a gas station with “Liberty” in their names and decides a lift ticket was a $58 tank of gas. Viewing and exporting records within a set date range—essential to tax prep—requires hand-editing a Mint URL. You still can’t merge Mint and TurboTax accounts, so every spring I endure a laborious import/export ordeal. It’s as if Mint, with 13 million-plus registered users, were a resource-constrained startup instead of a property of Intuit, the Microsoft of personal finance. But more than a decade after the firm behind TurboTax and QuickBooks (and, until 2016, Quicken) bought Mint for $170 million, neatly taking a competitor off the map, this once-groundbreaking app might as well be streaked … [Read more...] about What the hell happened to Mint?
Now, these old-school split-flap displays are available for your own home–if you’ve got $1850 left in your domicile’s cute sign budget. This is the Vestaboard, a 37″x21″ mechanical display for your wall. It has 161 spots for characters (also called bits), each of which can display all letters and numbers, symbols, and even a few “art” spots that are yet to be determined–though emoji seem like they’d be an excellent fit. … [Read more...] about Old School Mechanical Displays Are Making A Comeback
The NGT after perusing the report said that it does not give any reason for spread of avian botulism and this could happen as a consequence of illegal extraction of water for salt production, water pollution or on account of excessive agriculture practised in the catchment area of the lake, decrease in the extent of the water body from 74.63 per cent to 35.1 per cent or such other reason. … [Read more...] about Mass mortality of migratory birds at Sambhar lake not due to ‘avian influenza’, NGT told
In China’s Wuhan, the outbreak of the virus has been linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting a possible zoonotic origin to the outbreak. But, Zhong Nanshan, a renowned scientist at the National Health Commission who helped expose the scale of the SARS outbreak, said patients could contract the new virus without having visited the city. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Here’s what we know so far, symptoms and precautions to take