I wrote an essay about mental health, love, and finding your way through grief that I’m v proud of.
“When you’re being relentlessly forthcoming about most things in your life online, how do you organize your grief or your joy? Should those emotions simmer and become something you understand before you mention them? Or should they be reported live, like the funny conversation you overheard on the train this morning?”
The catastrophe of believing that the iPad would bring full-page, glossy, high-margin brand-building to the Internet was perhaps the cruelest trick Steve Jobs ever played on the media industry, already a long list.
Just shows you that you can get back to a better place even after reaching a low point
this is actually really inspiring.
I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything, and then many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here, and what the question might mean. I might think about it a little, but if I can’t figure it out, then I go on to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn’t frighten me.
Those occasional moments when Peggy and Joan are friendly with each other are wonderful, but they have the power that they do because they’re so rare, while the rest of the series
acknowledges that these two are too different to really get along, no
matter how much we might want them to. That scene in the elevator, with
Peggy blaming the victim and Joan essentially saying Peggy’s not
attractive enough to be harassed in the same way, was ugly and
uncomfortable, but it’s also about how I would expect each of them to
react to the situation. And it was the best scene of the hour. The exact
nature of sexism at the workplace is changing along with their
respective positions in the agency, but the sum total of it is so awful
that they can’t even find common ground over it.
Humans can’t live in the present, like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it’s a veil of tears, man. I don’t know anything that’s going to benefit me now, except love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap.
That Apple Rose post going around Tumblr looked too much like one of those contemporary visual urban myths – beautiful everyday bento boxes and piñata cookies and the like – so I decided to test it for Easter. Ends up it’s versatile, not too difficult, and surprisingly forgiving.
The fallacy of the Draper lifestyle — that someone could ever drink and philander so much, yet have his family life, career and health survive unscathed — should have been obvious.
But then again, you can still find Don’s sloppy-drunk Life cereal pitch posted online by Ask Men.com as one of “Don Draper’s Boss Moments,” so maybe not?
But viewers of “Furious 7” will experience a melancholy, earthward tug whenever Mr. Walker, who died in 2013, appears on screen. Filming was not complete when he died in a car accident, and his brothers, Cody and Caleb, and another actor, John Brotherton, filled in during some scenes. Mr. Wan also relied on his special-effects experience to finish the movie without Mr. Walker. The final moments, when Mr. Walker’s longtime colleagues say their farewells while he still appears to be on screen with them, are both awkward and moving. They remind you what these movies have always been about, underneath all the noise and the bravado: the ferocity of friendship and the terrible speed of loss.
I didn’t expect the way they handled the Paul Walker situation to be quite so tasteful and thoughtful. A great sendoff without trying to twist a plot around tragedy.
“Kosher for Passover” tequila is a godsend for Laura Kerr of Orange, who developed an allergy to wine about six years ago that prevents her from drinking the traditional four cups of wine Jews are told to consume at the Seder. That limits Kerr to drinking grape juice instead of wine — which rabbis say allows her to fulfill the commandment — but left her without the celebratory kick to remember the Jews’ freedom from captivity.
This year, Kerr said, she will buy a $43 bottle of Casa Vieja from Glatt Mart in Los Angeles.
Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! Click here to learn about what this day means and here to learn what you can do to get involved in the most respectful, meaningful and supportive ways possible. Trans friends and family, here’s to you!
Though on the short timescale, stars appear to mantain nearly fixed positions in relation to each other, long-term observations show that all stars indeed move and all constellations gradually change over time.
This chart shows how the various constellations and asterisms on the night sky(namely the Big Dipper, Orion, Crux, Leo, Cassiopea and Lyra) changed throughout the human history and how will they look to an earth-based observer in the distant future, due to the proper motion of stars in our galaxy.
It’s called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a reason. So no – she won’t be broken, there’s something uplifting about her and it’s nice to see how she grows. It’s definitely nice for a young lady who just faced adversity and stares it down and refuses to let outward circumstances control her own success. That’s very important because the point is that Kimmy Schmidt is a survivor. - Ellie Kemper (x)
This Buzzfeed article does a great job of gathering some of the most potent social media postings about Zayn Malik’s separation from One Direction. Some are funny, some are sad, some are really super dramatic.
But what aren’t funny are the comments on this article. In the comment section, older people and people who feel they’re “above” the boy band, bash on the young girls’ reactions to Zayn’s departing.
This is gross.
Okay, so yes. The world is not over. The apocalypse has not arrived. Death is not knocking on my door. But a very important figure in pop culture has just rocked the current face of entertainment.
Zayn Malik is one of the only Pakistani celebrities in all of Western pop culture. His presence in a popular boy band has been crucial and uplifting for many Muslims and people of color. The kid has an amazing voice and he’s put up with a ridiculous amount of shit over the course of the last 5 years. The fact that he has left One Direction is not a throw-away, frivolous event, but something that has connotations and deeper meaning across our popular culture.
That is what’s happening today. And I don’t care if you feel sad about it. It’s very possible that you do not and will not feel the repercussions of this event. This, however, does not mean you should disrespect those who do.
Here is something for your consideration:
When a sports team loses or an athlete is traded, people cry. They cry, they get angry, they scream at their TVs. Sound familiar? The only difference between this picture:
And this one:
Or this picture:
Is the gender and age of the crying parties.
The reaction to Zayn’s leaving One Direction is being laughed at, brushed off, and mocked because it is young girls who are presenting it. To dismiss the emotions of teenage girls is dangerous, antifeminist, and ignorant.
As for comments like this:
Sure, you’re right, Sara. They aren’t The Beatles. But they are The Beatles of our generation. They have roused the same enthusiasm, garnered the same fan base, and appealed to the same audience demographic as The Beatles did in their day.
To make the easy comparison, here’s a picture of The Beatles’ fans:
And here’s one of One Direction’s fans:
One Direction is a band that has had a positive and lasting effect on many people, has brought together friendships, and has helped many young girls to feel beautiful and part of something important. Do not dismiss the emotions and reactions to this event just because of who they’re coming from. No one is asking you to like or care about One Direction. Just don’t be a dick.
Science and art share a common mandate—to find surprise in the ordinary by seeing it from an unexpected point of view.
Since Alan Cumming himself is bi and not gay, I feel obligated to point out that the FDA’s ban applies not just to gay men, but any man who’s had sex with another man in the past year.
ACTUALLY, it also applies to women who have had sex with bisexual/poly men who have had sex with a man/men in the past year, too! I learned that the last time I went to donate blood (years and years ago) and was turned away. It pissed me off so much that I haven’t been back since.