New York Times stories on trans youth slammed by writers — including some of its own (NPR)
A child’s death prompts questions about brake safety on e-bikes — Legally, almost anyone can ride an e-bike. “There is currently no federal law or guideline regarding the appropriate minimum age” for e-biking (The Washington Post) – Research, shop smart (like not on amazon), research!
Keanu Reeves’s Film Contract Bans AI and Deepfake Technology (PetaPixel)
The plan was to make this until Miles, the dog, ate the avocado. (Kitchn)
That she had the interview take place in the middle of the night makes me love her even more (Vogue)
I have been listening to the Everything is Fine podcast: The conversation from 30:00 mins on is really good, and here are a few grabs that stuck/hurt hard: The one thing women, pretty much everyone, but women our age especially should and can do for our health is connection connection connection … it’s so interesting because you get lonely in middle age sometimes in a way you’ve never been lonely before … I’m also in the most thankless and isolating part of parenting in some ways … the fucking parenting itself is emotionally taxing and thankless … you’re kind of stacked up at this age...
In an age where camera phones are ubiquitous and the lure of internet popularity is a chronic condition, everything — and everyone — is content. (BuzzFeed)
Nikki Hiltz is on fire and I am here for it. This and this! I am able show up as myself and be seen because of the many non-binary folks who have paved the way for me. So grateful for my entire trans family 🏳️⚧️ we are here, we are queer, and we are in every single space 🌈
Is blogging back? Join the I Hate Reels team and down with the terrible META algorithm.
Many of the world’s best athletes are women. And many of the world’s sporting records are held by women. But due to human bias, our search engines have learnt to prioritise sportsmen in our search results, even when the facts put sportswomen first.
Why so many who took part in the Great Resignation have regrets (Fast Company)
Gym and Peloton selfies dominate social media, but fitness may be less accessible than ever – “We haven’t kept up with creating green spaces or lighting streets well, and making it accessible for people to [exercise].” (CBC)
Butt Out, Baby!Before you roll your eyes, give this podcast a chance. It’s a super in-depth-deep-dive of the movie Dirty Dancing scene by scene, and I’m here for it!!! I have always said this movie is so much more than a silly summer romance with amazing music, an envious wardrobe, and the love of every 80’s girl’s life, Johnny.
Okay, So James Cameron’s Scientific “Titanic” Door Study Proved It’s Possible That Jack Could’ve Survived After All (Dilisted)
The Fleishman Effect: Is all this really worth it? Am I spending these years, maybe the best years, focused on the right things? When does it get easier? Or as Libby put it, “How did I get here?” (The Cut)
Halifax’s road safety inaction is killing people – Five years ago, Halifax set a goal of reducing injuries and deaths from traffic collisions. But the numbers involving pedestrians and cyclists are going in the opposite direction. (The Coast)
Parents are more worried about their children’s mental health than gun violence or bullying (Fast Company)
14 Reader Comments on Reader Comments – Cup Of Jo truly does have the best readers!
What Gaslighting Actually Is…And What It Isn’t (Candidly)
Violence Against Jacinda Ardern and Other Women Political Leaders Is an Attack on Democracy Itself (Ms.)
And “Can women really have it all?” implies the existence of people who *do* (Kimberly Harrington)
Instead of asking if women can really have it all, it’d be more useful to examine why men seem to have it all.
Artificially Intelligent Art And what humanity does or does not bring to the art that moves us (The Audacity)
It’s been a minute. It’s a new year so let’s catch up with 23 things.
Easing into a Gentle January and trying hard to just ride the wave this year. Hah.
I checked a bucket list travel item off my life list! Over the holidays, we visited Italy and Switzerland, and I took a photo of the Matterhorn with a Toblerone Bar.
Still running – training for a spring Marathon has started, but I’m keeping the pressure low and haven’t actually signed up for a Spring marathon. I am, however, heading back to the Chicago Marathon in the fall!
January brings 30 Days of Yoga with Adrienne (and Benji). I love this year’s theme, Center.
This People ruin everything list speaks to me. Craft fairs. Now they’re crowded with dozens of MLMs. I just want to find knitted slippers made by an old lady who clearly has a drinking problem, not more Norwex.
I can’t possibly tell you my favourite podcasts because I listen to so many, but I will say that podcasting and walking Miles or walking with friends is my new favourite activity… besides running with friends.
Have you watched Everything, Everywhere All At Once? It wasn’t on my favourite list this year, but this was my favourite speech. I grew up watching Ke Huy Quan and can recite every line of his from Indian Jones and The Goonies. I am so excited for him!