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Denial of Evolution Is White Supremacy
This is such an interesting, great take.
What Kind of Burnt Out Are You?
We’re all burnt out. But think about what kind of burnt out you are – and then you can rebuild.
Electronic Paper Can Display Colors
This is VERY cool!!!
"dog food trend fuels antibiotic-resistance"
Our dogs eat ~vegan dog food~ but maybe reconsider giving your dog raw food.
Stop Dumping Your Goldfish Into Lakes
Note to whoever is doing this: stop. They fuck up the bottom of lakes and other bodies of water!
Why Overnight Temperatures Are Concerning
Been hearing a lot about night time temperatures rising. This is a bad trend.
‘Wobbling’ moon to cause worldwide flooding
WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!
Germany floods map
In case you missed it, floods in Germany and Belgium are devastating some areas, killing over a hundred people.
What’s it like to be immunocompromised
In the face of “normality,” this story speaks to those who cannot go “back to normal” to see what it’s like. The moral: be more considerate, people.
Goodbye Gangnam Style, treadmills for 2 weeks
This is so funny (and not) but music over 120BPM are not allowed to be played in Korea, to fight Covid spread in gyms and other spaces. Wild times.
They Risked Their Lives & Don’t Earn Minimum Wage.
Judge rules DACA unlawful
Excuse me? What did you say, racists?
Security guards curate Baltimore Museum
This is so amazing. More of this!!!
iARTistas Summer 2021
My friend Roger has two ~fabulous~ poems in this literary journal. Check it out!
Maurizio Cattelan unveils memorial to 9/11
Remember the guy who taped the banana? The iconic surrealist (and iconoclast) debuted a really captivating memorial about September 11, an event that he witnessed firsthand.
Who Owns the Teen Girl Aesthetic?
Interesting, given Courtney Love’s poo’pooing of Olivia.
How the 'photo dump' took over Instagram
This is both “Duh.” and interesting (but mostly duh: we all take too many photos of nothing).
The Pandemic Changed 'Voluntourism.'
I love this! And I’m doing this, as I help teach ESL to immigrants in the El Paso area, all via Zoom.
You Can Unshrink Your Shrunken Clothes
A few years ago, I bought the most delicious bright pink/magenta sweatshirt from AMI. It fit perfectly! Then I got a stain on it and washed it, without looking at the directions, and it shrunk. I’ve been trying to restore it to it’s oversized nature ever since. This article could help!
“making AI makeup”
Cameras have gotten...too good.
“say it ain’t fucking so”
Man, rabbits are dumb. I had no idea.
Cristobal Leyva (aka, The Dancing Tia)
This woman is all over TikTok and it’s become a joke at this point. Her videos are hysterical tia energy.
“the scariest urban legends”
Who’s ready for Halloween?!
“Montana’s energy vortex”
Speaking of Halloween…!
“rating EAS alarms from different countries”
I’ve seen versions of this so many times and they never get old.
“Who is hunky dory?”
I don’t watch the Housewives but a friend sent this to me and I am losing my mind.
getting down with some biggie!
I am OBSESSED with this ugly baby.
And, finally, me when I’m thirsty.