Where you belong

I’ve been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say…

“You would fit in well in New England due to your no-nonsense personality and preservation of tradition. New England is the birthplace of America, where history is incredibly important to its residents. Observation of local customs and the history of the land make this region perfect for your love of heritage.”

I’m starting to think maybe they’re full of it. UPDATE: So, I did it again, and this time got:

The Midwest

The Midwest is the friendliest of the regions, making it a great place for you to settle down. Your caring and loving nature will have your neighbors dropping by all the time in the Midwest, and you’ll never find yourself without the support of your community. Moving here would place you among great friends for a lifetime.

Shungite

Did you know about this rock from Russia? It’s supposed to neutralize wireless signals. I perceive a difference when I put it on my wifi-router, which I rarely use due to a kind of buzz I perceive in my head. But when I put a couple of these rocks on top, that buzz goes away. There’s fake shungite for sale, but there’s a flashlight conductivity test you can do to make sure it’s real, and this passes the test:

Natural mineral from Karelia, Russia

It’s also good to put some in your pet’s water bowl, but you have to really wash it first to get all the black powder off it. I also put a stone in my water bottle.

DIY arts and crafts

If you’ve ever felt the need to do it yourself when it came to one of your crafty/artsy ideas, you might try CafePress and make something exactly as you want it.

Yes, we’ll get a small commission.

Stop 5G on Earth and in space

"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (_) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law. See the appeal"

See also Senate commerce hearing

More than half using prescription drugs quit after using cannabis and CBD

Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs

"A survey on cannabidoil (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported."

A local (middle Tennessee) place to get CBD (in the course of treatment) is Sangeo Wellness Center in Brentwood. See Yelp. One of the owners is a former co-worker.

Scotty Kilmer explains new car repair

You probably can’t fix it yourself, and your mechanic might not be able to, either. Almost a metaphor for our times. See Scotty Kilmer explains new car repair.

By the way, this guy’s great. In various places he says: Honda makes the best engines but Toyota makes the best cars. The Ford 150 is the best mid-size pickup, followed by Toyota Tundra. Toyota Tacoma is best small pickup, followed by much the cheaper Nissan Frontier. The Toyota Camry & Corolla are the best cars with Honda Accord and Civic close behind. Stay away from Chrysler/Fiat, anything European, and Nissan cars (not trucks) after 2000.

He’s kind of a replacement for NPR’s Car Talk.