Dieta culture & me. (Bustle)
As a bioengineer, Linda Griffith once grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Now she is reframing endometriosis as a key to unlocking some of biology’s greatest secrets. (New York Times)
I don't want to stress you out but… Sleeping too little in middle age may increase dementia risk. (New York Times)
The pregnant woman who led a legendary slave rebellion. (Narratively)
For the first time, two Black women have won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Allure investigates why it took this long — and whether this marks a turning point. Will the beauty challenges of acting while Black finally be addressed by more than hashtags? (Allure)
If you're familiar with Rachel Hollis… strap in for a bumpy ride of the past year. (New York Times)
This article is about female athletes being harassed on social media, focusing on Crossfit. But honestly, every woman I know gets harassed in her DMs with unwanted d*ck pics, aggressive and violent messages about what men want to do to us, and even more aggressive and violent when ignored and blocked. (Morning Chalk Up)
Pink houses, Black lives, And John Mellencamp’s misunderstood legacy. (Indianapolis Monthly)
If you're like me and have wider feet and are looking for cycling shoes, I recommend these which I picked up last month. I got the pink trim ones and they're really comfy. I got them without cleats and added the ones I had on my old shoes. In fact, they were so roomy I was able to fit a pair of my favorite insoles in them for even more stability and support. I had no idea spinning shoes could be so comfortable!
I know I am not the only one updating their wardrobe for leaving the home; if you're in need of a new bag this leather crossbody is under $100, has only 5-star reviews, and comes in six great colors.
A Chinese ‘Auntie’ went on a solo road trip. Now, she’s a feminist icon. (New York Times)
GenX, AARP is coming for us! (New York Times)
And speaking of which… in random things you may want to know to feel hip when hanging with the youngins, there's a term for those of us who aren't hip or may be trying too hard. Welcome to Cheugy. Good to know so if we're called it! (New York Times) And a bit more on the topic of Cheugy. (In The Know)
We had not read nor heard a single thing about the animated film, Earwig and the Witch, but based on the graphic and synopsis on the screen, we decided to watch it for a family film.
This was SUCH a weird movie. It felt like it was going on for a really long time without coming to a point of solution/culmination/ending that we asked one another, “How long is this movie anyway?” and next thing, it was over.
But the weird for us was a good weird. A child of unknown age (goo goo gaga yet has full pigtails and a head bigger than the mom) is dropped off at an orphanage; her mom (played by Kacey Musgraves) says she'll be back though it may take years. The child (named Earwig, but renamed Erica) is very happy at the orphanage but then is adopted by a witch and some sort of demon known as “The Mandrake.”
Stuff ensues, things get interesting, things get weird, things get happy, and then there's a knock on the door and the film ends.
Earwig and the Witch got terrible reviews from those that knew past work by the artist, writer, director, and studio. But if you come into the film without any history or knowledge… I found it entertaining. Weird, but enjoyable. My kid loved it, my husband enjoyed it too.
For Your Entertainment
If there is a new Billie Eilish, it's likely I will be sharing it here. And Billie dropped a video (that she directed) for her single, “Your Power” earlier this week. Billie Eilish's next album is dropping July 30th; get a taste of it here: