Showing posts from October, 2019


Remember what your parents told you as a child? “Don’t sit so close to the Television, you’ll go blind.” While that may not necessarily be true researchers have found that blue light near you can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease. WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT? Not all colors of light were created equal or have the same effect. Blue wavelengths are  beneficial  during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most  disruptive  at night. And the expanse of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted. I'M NOT SLEEPY Everyone has slightly different circadian rhythms. The

June Ferreira Tranquil Waters

This was in the local paper today and is a good read. Editorial courtesy the We haven’t heard about June Ferreira Tranquil Waters of the Chester Water Authority in a few weeks. That sparkling, gorgeous tap water that is delivered to 42,000 customers in Delaware and Chester counties had been tossed into a raging tempest in a fierce three-way battle for the future of the iconic Chester firm. Rest assured, the fight for Chester Water has not gone away. It’s about to hit the boiling point again this week. The three parties, Chester Water Authority, the city of Chester, and public utility giant Aqua Pennsylvania are all due back in court this week as a judge sorts through a flurry of legal actions concerning the future of the company. There are four separate lawsuits currently winding their way through the Delaware County Common Pleas Court. This legal saga traces its roots to nearly two years back, when Aqua made an unsolicited $320 million offer for Ch

Looking for a Psychic? Read This.

You may have seen advertisements in the past for psychics. Heck, who wouldn't want to know the future? Just think of the money you could earn with the lottery or a day at the racetrack. While psychics have their true believers, skepticism still exists. Unfortunately, there are a lot of con artists out there,” said Shay Parker , founder of  Best American Psychics , an online directory of seers who reportedly undergo testing and criminal background checks. “It’s actually quite disturbing.” She said bogus psychics specialize in teasing information out of clients and then telling them what they want to hear, typically in the realms of love or money. “A good psychic will tell you to shut up,” Parker said. “If they start asking you a ton of questions, run.” She said a true psychic also will offer highly specific information without any prompting — the name of a deceased family member, say, or a detailed physical description.  “You might be asked if the name Phillip means