For drivers, shifting from gas to a zero-emission electric vehicle means weighing steeper up-front costs against climate benefits and long-term money saved. EVs don’t need gas, and studies have found they typically require less maintenance with no oil changes and only tires, brakes and batteries — usually good for 100,000 miles –to replace. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about electric vehicles, or EVs: How much do electric vehicles cost? Current prices exceed $100,000 for top models, such as the Tesla X, but deals for other models can be found as low as $20,000 after tax credits. Those credits for buying (not leasing) new EVs — up to $2,500 from the state and $7,500 from the federal government — can defray the price. However, credits are vanishing as automakers, Tesla and General Motors so far, reach a threshold of selling a total of more than 200,000 electric vehicles nationwide. Starting this summer, look for Rivian pickups priced around $75,000, … [Read more...] about What you need to know about buying an electric vehicle
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Source: "Othello's Lamentation" by William Salter, from Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 We start this series of comments on aesthetic cognitivism with reflections by the psychologist Ellen Winner, author of the book How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration . Aesthetic cognitivism refers to the philosophical claim that aesthetic engagement advances knowledge and enhances understanding. Is this claim true? How would we know? By Ellen Winner In his book, Ways of Worldmaking , philosopher Nelson Goodman makes the bold claim that “the arts must be taken no less seriously than the sciences as modes of discovery, creation, and enlargement of knowledge in the broad sense of advancement of the understanding” (Goodman, 1978, p. 102). Painter György Kepes said that both the artist and the scientist “reach beneath surface phenomena to discover basic natural pattern and basic natural process" (Kepes, 1960, p. 6). These statements have a “feel right” quality to them, … [Read more...] about What Does Aesthetic Cognitivism Really Mean, Anyway?
February 24, 2021 - 13:59 GMT Emmy Griffiths The series is set to be returning for 2021 - but what do we know so far? Boris Johnson's road map is in place and If all goes as it should, summer 2021 will be ours to enjoy once again after a long, difficult year of lockdowns and social distancing. With pubs reopening, holidays allowed and even night clubs making a comeback, it can only mean one thing: that we'll all be sat at home watching Love Island , obviously! So what do we know about the return to the iconic villa? Find out all of the info we have so far... Will Love Island definitely return for 2021? So far, it is looking very promising that the show will be back for this summer! In a statement back in June 2020, ITV said: "Love Island UK will return bigger and better than ever with an extended run in summer 2021." The network's chief executive previously said it would depend on the pandemic, explaining to BBC Radio … [Read more...] about Love Island 2021: everything we know about the return to the villa so far
Source: Cottonbro/Pexels Have you been questioning if you need couples therapy ? It’s been a difficult year for many couples, regardless of how healthy their relationship was before the start of the pandemic, so if you’re wondering if you need couples therapy , you’re not alone. We’re facing new and unexpected stressors, such as prolonged isolation, worry over a potentially deadly virus, and record levels of unemployment. Add to this the stress that no one knows exactly when life will return to normal, and we can begin to have more compassion for ourselves and each other during this time. Of course, relationship challenges are a normal part of daily life, and even the most loving couples have their ups and downs. But if you’ve really been struggling lately, you may want to consider couples therapy to help you get through these tough months. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder We’ve all heard that old proverb: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It’s true, most … [Read more...] about Who Needs Couples Therapy?
The NBA season is in full swing, and we will be here each weekday with the NBC Sports daily roundup Three Things to Know — everything you might have missed in the Association, every key moment from the night before in one place. 1) Lloyd Pierce pays price for Atlanta owners’ expectations The list of things that can get an NBA coach fired is longer than Santa’s naughty list (we assume the naughty list is longer than the nice one, right?). However, Atlanta’s Lloyd Pierce missed the mark on a couple of items that have to be priorities for any coach. First, have a strong relationship with the team’s star. In Atlanta, Pierce and franchise cornerstone Trae Young were not on the same page . Star players fill the building (when fans are allowed) and keep the money rolling in, which means making them happy is a franchise priority. Second, keep ownership’s expectations in line with reality, then live up to them. Atlanta’s ownership spent big money last offseason bringing in Danilo … [Read more...] about Three things to know: Lloyd Pierce pays price for Atlanta owners’ expectations