Serenading the cattle with my trombone (Lorde - Royals)
"Are you a vampire?"
The barista blinked at the question and then laughed softly, "What? No, why do you ask?"
"Um," the customer stared at their feet in the nearly empty cafe. "I saw..."
The barista tilted their head.
"You were talking to a bat."
"Oh! That's just Juliet; she's a friend and a very good listener."
"Is... Juliet a vampire?" the customer asked hopefully, tiny fangs visible as they bit their lip.
Have you heard about Solutions Journalism? Its main idea is to step beyond the regular investigative journalism and show solutions to the problem which worked in other places.
It combats news fatigue and allows people to see that they _can_ do something. It gives hope where regular journalism just exhausts us with a constant stream of bad news.
Was telling colleagues about the slugs on the Tate museum, and realized I wasn't sure if I'd told y'all. They were pretty fabulous: https://www.urdesignmag.com/art/2018/12/10/monster-chetwynd-tate-britain/ (art installation; not real slugs)
‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/424829-traditional-masculinity-deemed-harmful-by-american
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.
The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.
“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'
the .pdf report: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf
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