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Top 7 Reasons To Buy A Kindle

With the advent of the digital age, reading has inherited a new medium. Although we haven’t yet turned the last page of the “paper books” chapter, there is no doubt that ebooks are on the rise. If you are a reading fan, perhaps you should consider buying a reading device and reading digital books: ebooks. As a preamble, I’d like to come back to the point that may not be obvious: you don’t have to choose between an ebook or a traditional book.

It seems that today you always have to choose sides in high-tech, which is not only absurd but also counterproductive. In other words, there is nothing to stop you from combining a paper book AND an ebook if you feel like it. On the other hand, like all high-tech products, e-readers are not free of all reproaches.

We can talk, among other things, about the constraints of the Amazon ecosystem on the Kindle (for example, the catalog that varies between countries, although this is easily circumvented) or the support of different types of formats. In short, e-readers are not the Promised Land we’ve been waiting for, but it’s still a very hospitable land. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best reasons to buy a Kindle.

1. All your books in one place

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This is probably the most well-known argument. Forget about your library of books or setting up the attic to store new ones: they’re all stored in your e-reader. Better yet, on some e-readers, they are associated with your account. With the Kindle, you’ll find all your purchased books on all your devices (including Android and iOS apps). Note that manually added books (e.g., public domain books you’ve downloaded) are only present on your device.

2. Transport made easy

Not only do you have all your books with you, but you can carry them anywhere you want. The largest e-readers are usually slightly larger than paperback books, so they are very easy to carry around. Whether you’re on a bus, on a plane, in a meeting (yes, sometimes we get bored), or anywhere else, you’ll be able to pull out your digital books easily.

3. A large choice of books

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Whatever your e-reader, you can quench your thirst for reading without difficulty because the choice of books is so impressive. On the one hand, you have access to the manufacturer’s catalog (which is huge on Amazon’s Kindle Store): you’ll find recent and old books.

On the other hand, you can read on your e-reader books that have fallen into the public domain, i.e., whose rights have expired, which makes them accessible for free. The only disadvantage of this second point is that you have to download them in the right format, but it’s just a matter of getting used to it.

4. A (generally) much more affordable price

We often hear that digital books are cheaper than paper books. This idea should be qualified: while it is true on the whole (many ebooks cost less than 5 dollars), it is not an absolute truth. You can find digital books for more than 15 dollars.

On the other hand, you can also find a lot of books for free on the Internet: from Jane Austen to Bram Stoker, Alexandre Dumas or Plato; you will find many classics for free. For its Kindle, Amazon offers many packages to reduce the price. A subscription of 9.99 dollars per month is even offered to read unlimited.

5. A particularly simple purchase procedure

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Since we are talking about purchasing, it is imperative to explain the simplicity of the purchase: choose your book, click on buy, and a few seconds later, it will be in your library. No need to go to the bookstore, search for your book for 10 minutes to learn that it is no longer available, etc. It is true that some users expect the opposite experience: to be able to discuss the book with a bookseller to get personalized recommendations, etc. Again, one does not prevent the other.

6. A built-in dictionary

When you’re a fan of reading, you sometimes think you’re better at writing than others. Fortunately, some books bring us back to Earth with words so strange that the use of a dictionary is necessary to understand their meaning. On the readers, the dictionary is pre-installed: if you don’t understand a word, keep pressing on it, and you will get a definition.

7. An autonomy that makes you dream

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You are a big reader, and you think that the battery will not last? It’s very unlikely that the autonomy of e-readers is much better than that of smartphones and tablets (which is logical given the technologies used on these devices). Of course, the autonomy will vary depending on the brightness settings, the connection, and the frequency of use, but on the whole, you can go for several weeks at a time.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about buying a kindle.

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 4)

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 4)

In the first and second articles of the series, we’ve been discussing how technology has been a very crucial tool in bringing us closer to God. However, we can’t also forget how this same tool can also be an obstacle to developing a deep and intimate relationship with God. However, isn’t it true that somehow this obstacle, i.e., technology can tell us just how full of holes our relationship and commitment towards God is.

The Curse

You Communicate Differently

You Communicate Differently

Communication is a key aspect of any relationship and as I previously mentioned, Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship with God. Many believers simply go about their life and do not attempt to communicate with God because He is omniscient and they believe that He will already know what they’ll need. God is omniscient, that’s true, but He still wants us to communicate with Him. Throughout the Bible, prophets and apostles have urged us to talk and ask God what we need and they also taught us that He will always answer the prayers of the obedient believer. (Examples of Bible verses are: Psalm 145: 18, Psalm 107: 28-30, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 58:9, Psalm 18:6, James 4:2, Mark 11:2, Matthew 7:7, Luke 6:27-28 and many more).

Unlike some other religions that urge their believers to communicate with their gods through meditation, Christians need to talk to God just like how they talk with their biological parents. There shouldn’t be any sharp contrast between conversations between those two. Your communication with God should be real, emotionally intimate and alive. And, you are not supposed to worry about how you receive or understand God’s answer; He created us and He knows how to convey His message to us.

Now, getting back to the subject, my point here is that technology has had a significant impact on the way we communicate with God. Our daily communication with each other has already been affected by technology, with phone calls and face-to-face conversations being replaced with private messages using social media platforms, emails and many more.

These types of communications are preferred by Gen Z and Millennials because they are effective and convenient modes of communication. However, the same cannot be applied to communicating with God. What I meant here is that you cannot equal a Biblical message or scripture forwarded on WhatsApp with communicating with God. Listening to a Christian song on Spotify or sending a “God bless you” in your messages has nothing to do with growing closer to God. Failing to understand this simple philosophy can be very damaging to your relationship with God.

There’s More Distraction

There’s More Distraction

Just be honest with yourself here!

There must have been several occasions when you had free time and could have prayed or read the Bible but instead, you chose to spend quality time with your smartphone. There must have been times you preferred watching the latest series on Netflix rather than an online sermon or preferred tuning to Ed Sheeran’s new song rather than listening to a classic of Don Moen. And, it’s hard to admit but I’m sure there must have been at least one day –or rather one Sunday – when you’ve chosen to hang out with your smartphone and iPad rather than going to the church.

I know the last phrase hit really hard but it’s quite common among believers today. I’m not blaming people for their choice, but rather emphasizing on the fact that technology is a distraction for Christians. Sometimes, it can feel as if your phone, TV or Facebook is calling you or pulling your attention. And, if you pay close attention, you’ll notice that you’ll most likely be distracted when you have to go to church or communicate with God.

 

Great Technology Quotes That Can Inspire and Motivate

Great Technology Quotes That Can Inspire and Motivate

Technology is a wide terminology that encompasses different meanings –some complex and some simple.  But, there are many scholars, celebrities and other great figures that have defined technology in their own words. So, here’s a list of some of the very best quotes about technology that will leave you inspired.

Quotes:

From Don DeLillo:

“This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.”

From Lawrence Clark Powell

Technology“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.”

From Steve Jobs:

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”

From Jacques Ellul:

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.”

From Kim J. Vicente:

“Technology – with all its promise and potential – has gotten so far beyond human control that it’s threatening the future of humankind.”

From Steven Pinker:

“As technology accumulates and people in more parts of the planet become interdependent, the hatred between them tends to decrease, for the simple reason that you can’t kill someone and trade with him too.”

From Mark Kennedy:

“All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.”

From Jefferson Bethke:

“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.”

From Mark Manson:

“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.”

From Elon Musk:

“The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”

From Larry Page:

Technology“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”

From Lyndon B. Johnson:

“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.”

From Steve Ballmer:

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”

From James Surowiecki:

“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.”

From Jacques Ellul:

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

 

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 3)

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 3)

I’d like to start with something personal, so please bear it with me!

A few years back, during a sermon, a pastor surprised the church by saying how God would have been proud of technology, the invention of man. God is the creator of the world and everything in it. He created us in His image and imparted His knowledge to us. So, the pastor assumed that God would have been proud of how man used God-given knowledge to create something amazing like technology.

Back to our subject, in parts 1 and 2, I’ve been discussing how technology has been a boon for Christians and if you didn’t read them yet, have a look now! Now, what if technology isn’t really a boon but a bane to Christians?

I don’t want to mean that technology is to be blamed here; instead I think just like how Solomon misused his great wisdom, similarly, believers have been misusing new gadgets and technologies. Let’s see how!

The Curse 

Technology Addiction

Technology AddictionIs there such a day in your life when you didn’t use your smartphone or tablet? Have you ever spent a day without logging on to social media platforms? Actually, let me rephrase that: Can you spend a day without logging on to your social media accounts?

I’m not trying to offend anyone here; this isn’t just a personal issue, it’s a worldwide one.

We are living in a very hectic world and it turns out that technology is often our only source of recreation and relaxation. I understand the need to turn on the TV or relying on YouTube videos to relax after a tiring day at work. However, I’m talking about the compulsive and excessive use of the internet, smart devices, gaming and so on – this is pure addiction.

According to Neil Postman, “technology has displaced the culture of Christianity, especially in the way how many prefer spending a lot of time in front of the television rather than going to the church.”

Not only can this addiction distracts you from your faith, but it can also sway you away from God. Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with God and honestly, a relationship can only survive when it is supported and properly maintained. The same goes for our relationship with God. The more time you spend on new technologies, the less time you spend on communicating with God. And, this is clearly failing your responsibility as a Christian.

Another major problem with addiction is that the moment your heart and mind become obsessed with technology, it becomes the other “god” a Christian shouldn’t have. Remember the following verses:

“You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3)

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God” (Isaiah 45:5)

Now, if you are wondering how to tell if you are indeed addicted to new technologies, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much time –I’m talking about the time used for recreational purposes – do you spend on your smartphone, tablet or TV? And, how much time do you spend reading God’s word or praying? Now, compare the two answers!
  • Does your smartphone or social media accounts distract you from praying or reading the gospel?
  • Do you feel anxious if you don’t use your smartphone, laptop or tablet?
  • Would you rather spend an entire day at the church praying or at home with your smartphone and other technological gadgets?
  • Do you have any emotional attachment to your smartphone or with technology in general?

If you feel like you’ve become addicted to technology, don’t worry, you are not the only one. However, if you don’t this to become a major issue and create struggles for your Christian faith, now is the time to unplug from technology and grow closer to God.

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Gadget for Baby's Room - Temperature Sensor

Essential Gadget for Baby’s Room: Temperature Sensor

Essential Gadget for Baby’s Room: Temperature Sensor

 

Summary

   – The temperature in the baby’s room

   – The temperature in the older children’s room

   – The price and points of sale of accessories

Each room has its temperature. More than anywhere else, a temperature that is too high in a child’s room is terrible for health and the wallet. Too low, on the other hand, is just as bad for health but also a source of discomfort. So it’s all about moderation, with a few tips to know! 

Good to know: the limit of heating temperature of an occupied house must be 19°. But be careful; this value is an average for the whole house, to be modulated according to the rooms and their occupants. 

The temperature in the baby’s room

Essential Gadget for Baby's Room - Temperature Sensor

Regulate the temperature in summer and winter

As soon as a baby is born, his room temperature is essential to his well-being and protection. It must be between 18° and 20°. In winter, avoid stoves, auxiliary heaters, electric blankets, and hot water bottles to keep the temperature safe and constant. In general, do not place your child’s bed near a heat source or too close to the window.

A fan can help you control the room temperature, but the airflow should not be headed directly at baby. In summer, the temperature should not rise too high, so close the shutters during the day and open them again as soon as the temperature drops a little.

The temperature sensor

The temperature sensor is a practical device that monitors the temperature in your baby’s room and alerts you via an alarm or digital display as soon as it changes. This sensor is commonly integrated into the baby monitor, which, by functioning like an intercom, allows you to keep an eye on your child during his sleep.

Good to know: humidity is another factor to consider, whether in the baby’s room or the older children’s room. Its rate must be between 50 and 55%. If it is too low, dry air can cause respiratory irritation. Too high, it favours microbial development. Don’t hesitate to invest in a baby humidifier if the air in the room is too dry.

The temperature in the older children’s room

In the older children’s room, as in the adult’s room, the temperature should be between 16° and 18°, which promotes good sleep. It is possible to slightly increase the temperature during the day (to 19° – 20°) when the child is playing in his room to lower it again at bedtime. Closing shutters and curtains at night will also help prevent heat loss.

Good to know: just one degree less saves 7% of your heating consumption!

High temperatures do not help you fall asleep or get a good night’s sleep in the summer. Ventilate the room in the morning and evening, keeping the shutters closed during the day. As in the baby’s room, you can also opt for a fan, but be careful with the air conditioner, which should be used in moderation so as not to create a thermal shock, which can cause respiratory and eye infections. 

It is also important to air the room, winter and summer, for 10 to 15 minutes every day to renew the indoor air that is 5 to 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air! In addition, the less humid outside air increases the heating system’s efficiency.

The price and points of sale of accessories

Different accessories can allow you to regulate the temperature in your child’s room. The baby monitor with a built-in temperature sensor costs $ 200 to $ 300. For a bedroom fan, $80 to $350, and for a humidifier, $100 to $200. All these prices are, of course, indicative only. Now with the rising inflation, you may be shocked by the costs…

You will find these accessories in department stores, hardware stores, baby shops and on the internet.

 

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 2)

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 2)

Last time I started by sharing something personal and I’d like to do it again. A few years ago, my college classmates and I built up an innovative project for a science competition. One day, I got a call from the school and they said that the project had disappeared – they looked everywhere but found nothing; they believed it was stolen. On my way, I was very anxious and I couldn’t even pray. Suddenly, I got a notification on my phone; it was the new sermon of Pastor Joel Osteen. When I listened to it, I was instantly lifted up. And, guess what? In the end, I found the project at the same place it disappeared.

This is to testify that, first, God is great and second, technology doesn’t always have to be negative in a Christian’s life.

Too often, the impact of technology on the Christian faith is seen as negative. Most of the time, we see headlines reinforcing that perception, like: “The internet is driving people away from their faith,” or “Church-goers prefer surfing on social media than attending church services.” It’s true but to some extent.

As a journalist student, I like to compare modern technology to the Guttenberg press. It’s just a matter of seeing and holding on to the opportunities offered by the internet, social media and smartphones. With the right technology, you can grow closer to God. Don’t believe me? Have a look at part 1!

Online Sermons 

Online Sermons Back in 2020, when the first round of lockdown was announced, in many countries, churches were ordered to close. There was nothing about God or religion; it was all about large gatherings. A bunch of people in the same place for a period of time could easily spread the COVID-19 virus. At that time, people had no choice but to rely on online sermons.

As a Christian myself, I know and understand the need to go to church and bond with other members. However, there are times when you can’t go to church (just like during the pandemic), but you can still grow in faith by listening to online pastoral messages. During the pandemic, online church sermons have had an encouraging and uplifting effect on the masses and I guess technology played a crucial role.

If you want to find an online church sermon, here are some of my favorites:

  • Lakewood Church, led by Pastor Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria Osteen
  • New Creation Church, led by Pastor Joseph Prince
  • Philadelphia Christian Church, led by Pastor Omar Thibeaux
  • EMCI TV, Jérémy Sourdril (this is French-based)

Now, we’ll take a look at some of the most common online church sermons:

  • Life Church, led by Pastor Craig Groeschel
  • Harvest Christian Fellowship, with Greg Laurie
  • North Point Community Church, led by Pastor Andy Stanley,
  • Saddleback Church, led by Pastor Rick Warren
  • Elevation Church, led by Pastor Steven Furtick
  • Liquid Church, led by Pastor Tim Lucas
  • Sermon.net

Internet as Your Quick Reference Dictionary

Internet as Your Quick Reference DictionaryI’ll be honest, on many occasions that I’ve read the Bible, I couldn’t understand a lot of things.

The Bible was initially written in Hebrew and Greek and English translations have varied over the last centuries. However, for me, some biblical texts are still complex and have many layers. But, I guess the most difficult part for me was the grammar and vocabulary section. Honestly, there were times I couldn’t understand certain words (especially multi-syllable words) or their meaning in the passages. So, I opted for the King James Version, which is considered as the easiest Bible to read. However, most of the time, I will surf the net and try to find the “theological” meaning of certain words.

Today, there are all kinds of bible glossaries available on the internet, with all the biblical terms explained along with references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse?

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse?

I’d like to start with something personal, so please bear it with me!

Last week, there was a youth meeting at my church and all the young people were present. We started by worshipping God, with the pastor leading the worship. Then, as we settled down, the pastor invited a newbie on the stage. The girl was giving her testimony about how she came to know and accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was previously an atheist, but one day, out of curiosity, she started looking up stuff on Jesus Christ and Christianity – she was way too shy to ask Christian people or visit a church. So, she started reading lots of articles, watched Christian movies, listened to Hillsong music and even took an unexpected interest in Biblical scriptures. All this brought her to where she was today, standing on a stage and testifying how Christ changed her life forever. But, what really surprised me was the moment she said, “Technology linked me with Christ.” 

Technology is nothing new. For most of us, if not all, our day begins and ends with our mobile phones, isn’t it? Our eyes are always glued to our smartphones, we can’t live without the internet and we can’t travel anywhere without our wireless earphones. While this world has a lot to say about the advancements and improvements brought by technology, Christians always have something to say about the negative impact of technology on our faith.

I’m not denying the negativity surrounding technology, but isn’t it possible to have some kind of balance? Why don’t we, for once, recognize and appreciate the fact that God has blessed us with amazing technology that can bring us closer to Him? Why don’t we, Christians, think and act on how technology can make us better Christians?

Technology Is a Blessing? How?

The Gospel Online
The Gospel Online

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” – From Joshua 1:8

Be honest with me, okay? When was the last time you actually took the hard-cover Bible, opened it and read at least one text from it?

You see, the hardcover Bible is only opened and read when you are in the church and when you are back at home, it’s kept on a shelf or on a table and just accumulates dust until you have to the church. I’m not offending anyone; in fact, I’m included in that group. The thing is that today we are so taken up by our work, study or personal life that we don’t get the time to sit and read the Bible. However, technology allows us to remain connected with the Word of God.

Nowadays, there is an extensive range of online Bible apps (most of them are free) which allow you to read, hear and study the scripture at your own pace. Some apps even allow you to highlight Biblical texts, take notes and even share them with people you want.

And, I guess the trendiest are Bible audio apps and if you are looking for a good one, click here!

Online Praise and Worship
Online Praise and Worship

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” – From 1 Chronicle 16: 8

The previous lockdown was said to be very hard for Christians who yearned for the usual church’s praise and worship time. But, who said that you can’t praise and worship God at home?

In fact, there is a 24/7 Christian worship radio station designed to facilitate Christian’s experience with God. And, if you go on the net, you’ll find comprehensive resources for worship leaders, worship bands and worship teams.

 

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Top 4 Queer Podcast To Listen

Podcasts play an integral part of life. Pride month, like any month, is the perfect time to recharge your listening devices (phone, tablet, or laptop) with queer voices and stories and discover some of the best podcasts of the moment. Now more than ever, podcast plays an important part in my day-to-day. To celebrate this pride month, we have compiled some of our favorite queer podcasts this year.

Of course, you should add these shows to your playlist not only during Pride but during Pride itself to celebrate, reflect, and explore what excites, interests, and angers the LGBTQIA+ podcasting community. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of our favorite queer podcasts to celebrate pride month.

1. Sibling Rivalry

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Hosted by Bob The Drag Queen (Winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 8) and Monét X Change (Co-winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4)- two best friends, both drag queen extraordinaire- this podcast refuses to lock into any particular theme or tone, but what stands out for me is their fun chemistry of its co-hosts and their laid-back style that never gets old. From Elon Musk to drag, DILFs, and conflict resolution to ancient Mesopotamia, no topic or stone is unturned.

Come for the endless insults Monét and Bob throw at each other, and stay for the surprisingly touching insights into our world. I love listening to them argue for no reason, from Bob’s teeth to getting arrested in a court of law to even about being vegan. Their interaction makes me come back every week (Twice a week- Sibling Rivalry and Sibling Watchery).

2. Growing up with gal-dem

It is a brand new podcast from gal-dem, a UK online and prints magazine about growing up produced by non-binary women and people of color. Each episode is hosted by gal-dem founder Liv Little and editorial director Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, who invite a different guests to read diary entries, letters, and texts from their childhood. “There are so many things you go through when you’re growing up as a young person,” Liv Little told Mashable.

“There are so many thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you go through to really get to know yourself and maybe find comfort in who you are, but maybe not find comfort in who you are.” There’s an exciting interview with cultural curator and BBZ founder Naeem Davis about rejecting heteronormativity in queer relationships. And if you want to know more about women, check out this interview with Rachel Thompson of Mashable on our History Becomes Her podcast.

3. Making Gay History

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Making Gay History presents portraits of LGBTQ personalities from history, some of whose names are familiar to us and others who are not, and is hosted by Eric Marcus, author of the New York Times bestseller and book of the same name. Marcus has interviewed many people who have lived through so much, or when he hasn’t been able to, sourced audio from rare archives to air on the podcast.

You’ll meet activists, pioneers, and visionaries who have paved the way for LGBTQ civil rights, and they all have one heck of a story. Give this a listen if you want to learn more about the history of our people. It has been way too hard to learn about queer history for far too long and Making Gay History makes it more digestible for the general public.

4. Las Culturistas

In 2016, before Bowen Yang appeared on SNL, he co-founded a podcast with his best friend and NYU alum Matt Rogers. In the intervening six years- during which they’ve spouted off about everything from toenails to Bennifer and invited every guest from Trixie Mattel to Padma Lakshmi- their podcast has become less of a commentary on pop culture/stars and more a cultural touchstone and comedy podcast in and of itself.

For connoisseurs and the ignorant alike, there’s always something to learn from Yang and Rogers, even if you might disagree with their red-hot views. This is the perfect podcast for you if you are looking for a lighthearted podcast while commuting to the world. We advise you to start with the Trixie Mattel episode because it is one of my favorite episodes.

Final thoughts

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As a queer person, I tend to listen to and watch a lot of queer-focused media. If you are like me and love listening to podcasts while commuting to and from work or doing your house chores, then you will love some of the recommendations on our lists. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about the best queer podcasts to listen to during Pride month.

Stories of How Technology Helped in Saving Lives

Stories of How Technology Helped in Saving Lives

There’s no denying that technology keeps evolving and bringing us a luxury of comfort that we’ve never known before. Interestingly, it seems like technology is not only making life better, but in fact, saving it!

Self-Driving Tesla Car Takes a Man to the Hospital

Self-Driving Tesla Car Takes a Man to the HospitalPulmonary embolism is a very serious health disorder that needs instant medical attention. In this condition, blood clots can travel to the lungs from the deep veins of the limbs and in some cases, they can even block the pulmonary arteries. When a person starts suffering from pulmonary embolism, they will have chest pain and great difficulty in breathing. Sometimes, the person cannot lie back or even move without feeling the excruciating pain. That was exactly what happened with Joshua Neally when he was driving his car.

At that time, given his condition, calling an ambulance would have been the right thing to do, but unfortunately he fell unconscious. However, when he opened his eyes, he wasn’t in the afterworld but in a hospital.

The man could hardly believe that the autopilot function of the Tesla Model X, upon detecting the lack of touch on the steering wheel, drove the car over 32 km and brought him to the closest hospital. In other words, he couldn’t believe that he owed his life to a car.

Tesla Driver Walks Away Unscathed From Crash

There are more and more car accidents taking place every day and honestly, I can’t put my finger on the primary reason for all these fatal car crashes. However, it’s not every day that you’d hear a driver crediting his car’s safety features for saving his life.

It’s unbelievable but true that a Tesla Model S driver, along with his companion, walked away unscathed after their car crashed 500 feet down a cliff and ended up upside down on a trail.

Let’s take a look at his statement:

“It happened while I were driving on Grizzly Peak Blvd on my way to the Oakland hills. I agree I may have been driving a bit too spirited, and at that time, a deer appeared at a curve. I don’t know why but in my efforts to avoid hitting it, my car ended up over the edge. The car then tumbled perhaps 200-250 feet down a steep slope and ended up upside down. I swear it was the most terrifying time of my whole life – I thought I was going to die. But, to my surprise, me and my companion had only minor bruises and muscle soreness. In fact, I was shocked when I realized that the interior cabin of the car was totally intact. It’s only when we both climbed out of the car that we realized the body of the car took the most damage. I guess the large crumple zones of the car as well as the solid car roof were designed to be very useful in high-velocity impacts. It felt like rock solid to me and I felt really lucky that day to be alive… all because of my tesla.”

Drone Saves a Man’s Life

Drone Saves a Man’s LifeIn this modern era we are living in, drones are technological devices that are constantly being used in the agricultural sector, entertaining industry, transportation sector, construction industry and law enforcement. However, recently it seemed like “search and rescue” is the new potential use for drones. I’m sure you’ve heard of how a lifeguard drone saved the lives of two swimmers in Australia. But, have you heard of a drone saving the life of man who went missing for three days?

Such is the case of Guillermo DeVenecia, an 82-year-old man who went missing. When trained dogs and experts failed to find him, a drone located him right in the middle of a cornfield.