The coronavirus fake news pandemic sweeping WhatsApp

The voice of the woman, introducing herself as “Elisabeth … you know, Poldi’s mom,” sounded genuinely concerned. A friend of hers, who was a doctor at the university hospital of Vienna, had called her with a warning, she said in German. The clinic had noticed that most patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19, the disease […]

Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake

No eggs. No butter. No mixer. One bowl. My frosting has a little butter but you can omit the butter and use it as a glaze.. – Jenny Jones Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Makes: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup […]

No Knead Bread You’ll need a 4 or 5-quart Dutch oven with an oven-safe handle. I recommend an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is hot enough and a pair of oven gloves are advisable. (For the original overnight method, simply switch to COOL water and let the dough rest overnight on the counter top for […]

A letter from Italy.

by Samantha Schilling Peace for all. We live in Italy – Milan. I’m going to share with you and explain to you, “How is life here in Milan” during these difficult days and how do I think you should learn from the mistakes and their consequences that we live here. We are currently in quarantine. […]

National Day of Unplugging (March 06,2020)

It’s National Day of Unplugging, but could you go without your devices for 24 hours? And would you want to? By Rob Thubron In a nutshell: You might not realize it, but today is National Day of Unplugging, a movement in which we’re encouraged to take a 24-hour break from technology and connect with ourselves, […]

Viral Today, Gone Tomorrow

Twitter Tests Ephemeral Content Called Fleets by Kinsey Grant Twitter is testing a feature that allows users to crank out tweets that disappear after 24 hours. It reportedly spent a year developing this “ephemeral” feature, yet landed on the name…fleets. For fleeting tweets. Fleets, which feel like Twitter copied Instagram’s homework but changed it a […]

. . but it is possible to break free.

Q. What does Google know about me? answered by Gabriel Weinberg, I run a search engine (Duck Duck Go). You may know that Google is tracking you, but most people don’t realize the extent of it. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce Google’s tracking. But first, what exactly are they […]