Reading Time: < 1 minute Lizzo is the latest guest in NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. The singer, rapper, and flautist ran through three songs from her April major-label debut LP Cuz I Love You. She led with a scalding version of the titular gospel ballad, performed her singles “Truth Hurts” and “Juice,” and incorporated a lot of banter using the phrase “tiny ass desk.”
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Sit with it. That phrase shows up in the self-help vernacular a lot these days. But what does that mean? More importantly, how do you do it? It sounds kind of impossible, especially when something is really stuck in your craw. It’s like when someone tells you to let it go and you feel like saying, if I could let it go then it wouldn’t be a problem, would it? Sitting with it implies not taking action, not changing a situation, not working it out. This seems particularly challenging for those of us who are used to making an effort, who engage with life by doing something about it. Sitting with it sounds uncomfortable, victim-y even. Like maybe I just have to take this. But to me, sitting with it may mean that instead of running away from whatever’s after us, we’re hanging around. It means we can take a good hard look at what’s going on for us that makes us want to escape and the information we find may be priceless.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The desire to shed residual trappings of WhoYouWere is PROOF that you’ve already begun recalibrating
and your Inner Knowing
that the next step is a non-metaphorical clean slate.
Because our ‘stuff’’ speaks volumes, both to- and about us, yes?
And when you move your inner stuff,
your outer stuff suddenly doesn’t feel right.
It feels like not-you.
Reading Time: 3 minutes From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.
Cherries can help reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure as well as relieve stress and gout, and can improve sleep quality.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The other day, I was just goofing around on Twitter, procrastinating some other thing, as a writer on deadline is wont to do, and I asked a question, or rather, issued a polite demand: “Pls send me your best dog names.” A friend was adopting a new corgi puppy, and she’d asked me for name ideas. Naming a dog is way more fun than meeting a deadline, so of course, I would help. And so would Twitter.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer is a much-anticipated time of the year for movie fans, but for film lovers who just can’t get enough, there are plenty of low-cost and even free options to keep enjoying your favorite characters and movie genres away from the theater, no matter where your summer plans take you.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In a mosh pit, even if I was normally the ONLY person of colour in the entire event — there was great good natured joshing, smiling, laughing, and general politeness over all the boisterousness. I was part of a big party, I was seen. Many of us there felt like misfits in our own way compared to mainstream culture, regardless of our colour, gender or background. And therefore, we all connected.
Maybe a huge overgeneralization, but it is what it is.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) gives us the scoop on his favorite sandwich, his new Toy Story 4 character, and what that picture of him riding a horse in Brooklyn was all about.