Lifestyle: Want to drink less in 2023? These habit-tracking apps can help

Lifestyle: Want to drink less in 2023? These habit-tracking apps can help

© Axel Bueckert | Dreamstime.com stockphoto This year, Mel Turnage decided to stop self-harming. Finding an easy-to-use “habit-tracking” app so she could log how often she cut herself was a priority, she said. The app’s data privacy practices came second. “I’ve already sort of bared my entire life to the internet,” said Turnage, who’s 22…

Opinion: How Christmas turned into an orgy of consumption

Opinion: How Christmas turned into an orgy of consumption

(Photo: Pintrest) ‘Tis the season to spend lots of money on extravagant, largely useless gifts. At least that’s what the latest figures from the National Retail Federation would suggest. This November and December, U.S. shoppers will likely spend upward of a trillion dollars, with the bulk of the money going toward Christmas gifts. It wasn’t…

United Christian Cultural Association holds Christmas celebrations in Palatine, Illinois

United Christian Cultural Association holds Christmas celebrations in Palatine, Illinois

The United Christian Cultural Association held its Christmas banquet Dec. 16, 2022, in Palatine, Illinois, attended by distinguished guests and families in Greater Chicagoland. India’s Consul General Somnath Ghosh is seen at center of picture. Photo: courtesy UCCA Stirring melodious carols, dance presentations, inspiring speeches and an uplifting yuletide sermon marked the Christmas banquet hosted…

Indian Embassy Celebrates ‘Veer Baal Diwas’

Indian Embassy Celebrates ‘Veer Baal Diwas’

India’s Charge d’Affaires Sripriya Ranganathan speaking at the Veer Bal Diwas event Dec. 26, 2022, held at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Indian Embassy ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ was observed in the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. on December 26, 2022. The event was attended by members of the Indian-origin community in…

At least 26 dead in Buffalo’s worst blizzard in 50 years

At least 26 dead in Buffalo’s worst blizzard in 50 years

Abandoned vehicles litter the New York State Route 33 thruway on Dec. 25. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Malik Rainey At least 28 people have died in the catastrophic snowstorm in Western New York, officials announced Monday, marking the blizzard as the region’s deadliest in at least 50 years. Roads remain impassable…

Growing vaccine hesitancy fuels measles, chickenpox resurgence in U.S.

Growing vaccine hesitancy fuels measles, chickenpox resurgence in U.S.

A nurse displays a flu vaccine at a free medical and dental health clinic in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson A rapidly growing measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio – largely involving unvaccinated children – is fueling concerns among health officials that more parent resistance to routine childhood immunizations will intensify a…

As climate change threats grow, textbooks aren’t keeping up, study says

As climate change threats grow, textbooks aren’t keeping up, study says

The Vortex. Photo by: Ecco-Handout via The Washington Post Syndicated Service Evidence is mounting fast of the devastating consequences of climate change on the planet, but college textbooks are not keeping up. A study released Wednesday found that most college biology textbooks published in the 2010s had less content on climate change than textbooks from…

‘Matilda’ dances exuberantly onto the screen and into your heart

‘Matilda’ dances exuberantly onto the screen and into your heart

Emma Thompson, left, and Alisha Weir in “Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical.” MUST CREDIT: Dan Smith/Netflix Behold a Broadway musical that sings, dances and bedazzles so magnetically, it feels as if it were ordained for the screen by divine providence. “Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical” certainly is divine, but the inspirational figures are all mortal:…

Brooklyn Raga Massive gears up for more activities in 2023

Brooklyn Raga Massive gears up for more activities in 2023

Neel Murgai, musician and creative director of Brooklyn Raga Massive on the right, with DavidEllenbogen, musician and founder of the Ragas Live Festival on left and on stage before theirperformance.Photo Credit: Adrien Tillman, courtesy Neel Murgai Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is looking to the year 2023 with great anticipation, having completed 2022 with many of…