- Are you suffering from 'COVID brain'? You're not alone:
It's called brain fog – or, as some have colloquially nicknamed it, 'COVID brain' – and, thanks to the largely unprecedented levels of stress so many of us are experiencing right now, it's popping up everywhere.
- Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice:
The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract. It can cause dangerously low potassium and imbalances in other minerals called electrolytes.
- What Research in Antarctica Tells Us about the Science of Isolation - Scientific American
- Trump's Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance - The New York Times:
Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life....and New York Times' Trump Tax Returns Investigation: 18 Revelations - The New York Times... the broad summary is his "wealth" is a huge accounting trick: inheritance and TV money balancing massive losses on almost everything he touches.
- Jacqui Lambie sinks Coalition plan to ban mobile phone access in immigration detention | Jacqui Lambie | The Guardian:
The Coalition's bid to ban access to mobile phones in immigration detention is set to fail, after Jacqui Lambie revealed she will oppose the bill. Lambie announced her position on Friday in an email to voters who took part in a poll she ran, which concluded with 100,000 responses and 96% opposed to the controversial bill.
- Don't call me brave for living with mental illness – it's condescending | Mental health | The Guardian:
While sitting across from this woman with short hair and a loud button-down shirt, I'm removed from existing on the same plane as her. She has placed me into Susan Sontag's idea of the “kingdom of the sick”. I am apart from her; I do not belong.
- Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police - The New York Times:
Law enforcement has used facial recognition to identify criminals, using photos from government databases or, through a company called Clearview AI, from the public internet. But now activists around the world are turning the process around and developing tools that can unmask law enforcement in cases of misconduct.
- Gladys Berejiklian accused of breaching code of conduct after admitting she hoped to marry MP | Gladys Berejiklian | The Guardian:
Legal experts have warned that Gladys Berejiklian is likely to have breached the state's ministerial code of conduct by failing to disclose her secret relationship with the disgraced former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.
- Sydney's Martin Place metro station caverns officially complete - ABC News:
"I think it's amazing to think anyone walking up and down Martin Place would be completely clueless as to the caverns that are below their feet. Some 23 metres below ground," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said. "Hardly anyone's noticed."As someone who works at Martin Place I can say this is complete and utter bullshit, the noise was colossal and relentless. We fucking noticed.
- NSW coronavirus cases increase by seven, with six in hotels, while Gladys Berejiklian urges mask uptake - ABC News:
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a "desperate" plea to commuters on Sydney's public transport to wear masks amid a decline in the COVID-safe practice.If only she was in some position of authority. I mean, imagine it, she could set actual restrictions instead of weakly asking people to do things they clearly are not doing.
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