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Sixteen-year-old high school quarterback Holly Neher throws a 42-yard touchdown pass in her first game. Beware auto-loading video at source.
Personalized shopping for women size 14 and up from Dia & Co.
An enormous resource of online language classes from ASL to Welsh.
A local friend of the Burgomaster recently started a blog. From her post this week on memorials:
What do memorials do? Who are they for? Outwardly they are supposed to be a tool for collective mourning and remembrance, a guidepost to nudge society in a direction that avoids making the same mistakes again. While the memorials that do this well portray the victims of violence, the confederate memorials serve more as foreign objects driven into the collective body of our country, reminders that keep sores open and resentments alive.
Resources for a solarpunk future (I’m socking this away in my home inspiration file).
Thoughts on liking oneself that focus more on an internal journey and less on external/body positivity.
I was 30 years old before I first liked myself. Man. What a thing to realize. For 11,075 days, I have been driven to achieve great things because deep down I hoped that meant I’d feel worthy of other people’s praise and affection — that I’d eventually become the kind of person who deserved six job talks and was loved by puppies and action heroes alike. Today I realized that if there’s something in me that’s worth the love of puppies and action heroes, it’s because it was there all along. I can see it in 7 year-old me. I wish she had known it then.
I feel like a lot of us are feeling a need to re-connect with the anger we saw a lot of ladies singing about in the 90s.
For those of us who already have difficulties sleeping, here’s some extra pressure about how lack of sleep will kill us, hooray, and to add insult to injury, even brainless jellyfish can sleep so what’s wrong up with us?
Rihanna’s Fenty cosmetics line is finally available and Buzzfeed has a glorious collection of people wearing it.
This essay on aging doesn’t quite tip over into “think yourself happier” but if you’re feeling sensitive to that sort of thing, skip it. I do like the basic concept of thinking of oneself as an art project.
Psychological research has proven that autobiographical planning is something that begins with mind-wandering processes. In Wired to Create, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman describes the process of identity formation as one intrinsically linked to our capacity for creative thinking. In addition, Dr. Kaufman cites a seminal study by E. Paul Torrence illustrating the benefits of not only envisioning but, “falling in love” with one’s future self…
We need not only fall in love with our future self, we must also fall in love with the process of becoming our future self. We must be in love with the process of becoming in an ongoing way. After all, good works of art are never finished.
The te reo version of Moana premiered earlier this month. An earlier story (from June) about the casting is here.
Why is eighteen considered an adult in the U.S.?
We are all very anxious. There is…a lot here, and I’m not engaged enough with this type of writing/language to absorb everything that’s being said here, but if you’re looking for an anti-capitalist screed on how society is making us all unhappy, here you go. Helpfully, the article also provide strategies for dealing with and resisting the anxiety.
We need to think about how people’s deliberate and ostensibly voluntary self-exposure, through social media, visible consumption and choice of positions within the field of opinions, also assumes a performance in the field of the perpetual gaze of virtual others. We need to think about the ways in which this gaze inflects how we find, measure and know one another, as co-actors in an infinitely watched perpetual performance. Our success in this performance in turn affects everything from our ability to access human warmth to our ability to access means of subsistence, not just in the form of the wage but also in the form of credit. Outsides to the field of mediatised surveillance are increasingly closed off, as public space is bureaucratised and privatised, and a widening range of human activity is criminalised on the grounds of risk, security, nuisance, quality of life, or anti-social behaviour.
The entire Adult Wednesday series is available on YouTube (at least until they take it down again so enjoy it while you can).