NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While most of Manhattan had its power restored about four days after Superstorm Sandy, persistent problems in some places continue to make life miserable more than two weeks later for hundreds of elderly and ill residents who have been forced to live in cold, dark high-rises.
As CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported, those residents were demanding answers Tuesday night.
At Knickerbocker Village — a housing complex bounded by Monroe [...]
NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There wasn’t much ‘power to the people’ in the days after the storm, but two public officials in one New Jersey town were able to help themselves to the municipal power supply.
Most people in North Haledon were out in the cold, but the ice cream at Mayor Randy George’s store apparently wasn’t cold enough.
George accepted the Department of Public Works Superintendent’s offer of a spare generator to keep the [...]
From Carpe Diem:
From a “rare guest post” on Steven Landsburg’s The Big Questions blog by David Bergeron, president and founder of solar-powered refrigerator company Sundanzer:
“Here is the real problem: Subsidies make solar appear viable today, so where is the motivation for an entrepreneur to risk money, or even focus on developing real energy alternatives when solar is “almost” there?
How can an inventor justify striving with the effort it takes to really develop [...]
NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A new study shows that as many as 1 in 3 adults recall sleepwalking at some point in their lives. One of those adults is Noel Schenck.
She told CBS 2?s Chris Wragge that she began sleepwalking when she was 4 years old.
“I would go into the refrigerator and open the door,” she said.
While sleepwalking is most common in children between the ages of 4 and 8, a new study from [...]
Electric Power Research Institute calculated the annual cost to charge iPad is $1.36
Average cost of running refrigerator for year is $65.72
That coffee you’re drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year.
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development [...]
Swing coach Hank Haney says Tiger Woods loved potty-humour and thought being cheap was funny
Was terrified of asking Woods for a Popsicle
Woods says he won’t ‘waste his time’ reading book
Though his extramarital exploits became public fodder some three years ago, the details of Tiger Woods’ personality off the green have been heavily guarded.
Former swing coach Hank Haney is changing all of that – revealing Woods’ often selfish, egocentric behaviour in [...]
Nicely illustrated, simple and functional ideas for food storage without a refrigerator.
The presentation is very artistic. It may just make you decide to try some of the methods.
Saving Food From The Fridge: It Will Taste Better, May Even Last Longer And Reduce Your Energy Bills (January 27, 2012)
“Fridges are a recent invention; for thousands of years, people lived without them, but had many low-tech ways of making food last. Today most [...]
Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen
February 20, 2012
Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still circulating.
Security records of cars passing through a checkpoint [...]
by Emily Co
Some people may wonder why procrastination advice seems to never work for them and if there is a deeper issue at hand.
Well, for 20 percent of the population who are chronic procrastinators, it is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, according to Joseph Ferrari, a psychology professor at DePaul University and a leading expert in the study of procrastination.
For those 20 percent, telling them to just “do [...]
(USA Today) Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last five years, a sharp reversal from a quarter-century when Americans enjoyed stable power bills even as they used more electricity.
Households paid a record $1,419 on average for electricity in 2010, the fifth consecutive yearly increase above the inflation rate, a USA TODAY analysis of government data found. The jump has added about $300 a year to what households pay for electricity. [...]
1 Dozen Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Vanilla
12 Oz. VO
12 Oz. Brandy
15 Oz. Dark Rum
Â½ Gallon Milk
8 Oz. Whipping Cream
Nutmeg (and/or cinnamon) to taste
Separate the egg whites and put yolks in a large bowl. Mix sugar, vanilla and liquor with egg yolks and beat well (until sugar is dissolved and egg yolks are thoroughly mixed in). Pour in milk and continue to beat.
In a separate bowl, beat [...]
I should clarify first that I was never an investor but a homeowner. I have done quite well in this arena as the designer and first mate to the person I hire to do the construction. Maybe I’ve been a bit lucky but I have done this for 18 years and always come out on top. However, the caveat is that I have always been aware of market cycles and [...]
A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke
which she put into the refrigerator of the boat.
On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care
She died on Wednesday.
The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis.
This was traced to the can of coke she drank from, not using a glass.
Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and
hence the disease [...]