meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Having something to look forward to is crucial, but spare yourself the disappointment of pinning it to a day. “Just say someday,” – Anticipating a good time is half the fun (The Guardian)
  • “This is what happens when you normalize anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim hate speech, bias, discrimination, and hate crimes— Islamophobia written into law. May Allah protect our sisters.” – French Senate Votes to Ban the Hijab for Muslim Women Under the Age of 18 (Vogue)
  • Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities (The Conversation)
  • Thanks to cottagecore, the Geranium is finding new fandom as of late (coco kelley)
  • But what’s cottagecore? The NYT says it’s all about small animals, calico tea cozies and not a lot of men.
  • It was never about the doughnuts. “It’s great that Krispy Kreme wanted to promote vaccination, but if they really cared about public health outcomes, they could, for example, add an extra week of parental leave for all employees or add paid sick days.” (Food & Wine)
  • I want to do this but instead of a painting, I want to hold a Toblerone up to a Swiss mountain (My Modern Met)
  • Using mRNA technology could significantly accelerate the pace of HIV vaccine development, as it did with vaccines for COVID-19 – Novel HIV vaccine approach shows promise in “landmark” first-in-human trial (EPR)
  • Local freelance writer (and barre friend) Lindsay Jones wrote a fascinating switched-at-birth story for the Atavist Magazine. It’s a story about two families from the small town Come By Chance in Newfoundland. You can listen to her talk about it on the podcast The Big Story.
  • A Year of Nothing but Dumb Little Walks – In the span of one year, we’ve all basically become delicate Victorian children who need to be taken out twice daily for fresh air and exercise. I’ve had enough. (Glamour)
  • Epic Quotes From Little Kids totally made my day! (Bored Panda)
  • I think Tim Bousquet’s thread below is an important read – …my fellow Nova Scotians: I love you. But the very thing I sometimes find most annoying about NSians is a big contributing strength in the pandemic: we’re compliant as hell. Government tells us to do something, we do it... it might be that recognition of the limitations of our health care system might be the very thing that led to Nova Scotia doing so well in the pandemic.
  • And finally, this was the most enjoyment I have ever experienced with a treadmill


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