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Orly’s new line of halal-certified nail polish developed for Muslim people allows water to pass through the polish, so nothing interferes with ablutions.
More consumer options: get your Neuromancer fashion needs here, your custom-made Wonder Woman swimsuit here. While you’re shopping, have fun pondering if feminism and capitalism are compatible or if women ever get to retire.
While we’re re-thinking everything else, let’s re-think addiction.
High ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) scores also relate to addiction: Compared with people who have zero ACEs, people with ACE scores are two to four times more likely to use alcohol or other drugs and to start using drugs at an earlier age. People with an ACE score of 5 or higher are seven to 10 times more likely to use illegal drugs, to report addiction and to inject illegal drugs.
More thoughts on productivity
I wanted to finally rid myself of that abysmal never-ending cycle that says that I’m not enough. It arrives consistently but unannounced, this small voice that says that if I haven’t displayed a herculean effort in the last 24 hours, then the day has been a waste. It’s that feeling that ups the ante of expectations each and every day. It’s that feeling that makes me too busy to eat a full meal or causes me to spend an entire day hoisting my energy on nervousness and Starbucks.
Somehow the difference between being “good busy,” “bad busy,” and “just plain overwhelmed” has often faded into a grey area. We stay in motion but make little progress. We stay afloat but have difficulty swimming against the tide. We avoid drowning but drift farther away from shore than we ever planned to. And of course, we beat ourselves up for it.
Fuck the police: a resource for resisters.
When Your Violin is Supposed to be a Cello
Every day in orchestra practice I would stare at the cello players in awe. Their music made my high-pitched violin — something I once felt so accomplished in — seem so inadequate, so empty.
But it was too late, I reasoned. My parents had bought the violin and they would never stand to invest in another more expensive instrument, to pay for more lessons, to start over.
Besides, this is what I was destined to do. From the crib, remember? I recalled the stories my mother told me, when the Bach violin concertos lulled me to sleep. I remembered the Dixie Chicks concert when it was broadcast on the television, when they pointed at the violinist under the spotlight and said, “That’ll be you someday.”
A new documentary centered around the first Pride celebration in Iqaluit, Nunavut, premieres at Inside Out. Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things is already set to screen in Sudbury, Ontario and premieres internationally at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival later this month.
Soooo we actually found a baby dinosaur preserved in amber. I think we all know how this ends.
Heads-up, language nerds
The area’s remoteness partially explains how the Boontling language came to be, and why it remained local. But how the dialect grew — to the point it was taught at the local elementary school — is owed entirely to the peculiarities of the town itself.
Though its origins are debated, old timers attribute the language to a group of gossiping women. Around 1890, a young pregnant woman moved to town from Ukiah, about 20 miles northeast. Her family had banished her. She began working in the hop fields alongside the Boonville women. Eager to discuss the scandal, the ladies developed a series of coded words and phrases to evade her attention. Classic mean girls.
Speaking of language, do you get tired/annoyed with people who claim an inability to understand slang/metaphor/anything that isn’t perfect White English?
I don’t think many of us (especially those of An Age) would have anticipated a time when John McEnroe would be someone we kinda liked.
Her Story is a 6-episode series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity. It came out in 2015 so I don’t think we have much hope for a second season, but they do a good job satisfying the two story arcs in the six episodes (each ep is less than ten minutes long).