White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

I don't believe this article would have been printed in this type of magazine until now. It's filled with useful perspective. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/relationships/a32909116/white-privilege-marriage-essay/— I Thought I Understood White Privilege. Then I Married a Black Man. My relationship with Jordan has taught me more about race than any protest or rally ever could. By Genevieve Roth Jun … Continue reading White privilege becomes apparent when married to a black man

Is it safer to travel by plane or car?

5 opinions below about the mode of transportation to use if getting away for a summer trip. https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/is-it-safer-fly-or-drive-this-summer-health-experts-weigh/? Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in. (iStock/Washington Post illustration)By Natalie B. Compton andHannah SampsonJune 18 at 3:33 PM Add to list Although the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise, the nation … Continue reading Is it safer to travel by plane or car?

Racism is baked into common phrases

https://bestlifeonline.com/common-phrases-racist-origins/ 7 Common Phrases That You Didn't Know Have Racist Origins You should remove these expressions and words from your vocabulary. By Chelsea Bengier June 16, 2020 iStock It can be hard to keep track of every new slang word or trending term being used, seeing as language is constantly changing. But long-established expressions deserve … Continue reading Racism is baked into common phrases

Racist origin of (all things) the ice cream truck jingle

American culture is built far more thoroughly on racist tropes than I knew. Read on about the source of the jingle that most ice cream trucks play as they wander thru neighborhoods. Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You May 11, 2014 1:48 PM ET Theodore R. Johnson, III Editor's … Continue reading Racist origin of (all things) the ice cream truck jingle

Get rid of your Stuff (in the U.S.)

It's just possible that you've thinned some of your Stuff while you've been home but feel uncomfortable about throwing whatever into the trash. If you think it's something someone will love, you don't need to match the owner to the item. Just find an empty box, fill it, and use this link:http://www.givebackbox.com/usps You can then … Continue reading Get rid of your Stuff (in the U.S.)

Why elders are indispensable to society

One statement that young people who refuse to wear masks make that drives me berserk are (essentially) that they're healthy so everything's ok. That ignores the other people they could infect, particularly the vulnerable, many of whom are elderly. It's so easy to forget about the older people in your life without remembering the many … Continue reading Why elders are indispensable to society

Do you still need to know what you learned in elementary school?

This is a fascinating list of skills and tasks that I personally spent many hours learning early in school. Many have become obsolete -- no doubt. But cursive handwriting is always going to be needed (unless we print). My particular pet peeve -- and I know this is a bit off the topic -- is … Continue reading Do you still need to know what you learned in elementary school?

Are we discovering our neighbors out of sheer desperation?

The quarantining for weeks that have turned into months have made all of us more aware that social interactions are essential to our well-being. Frankly, we get a little strange without them. Many of us got the minimum necessary at work, at church, or other activities rather than at home. My classic example of this … Continue reading Are we discovering our neighbors out of sheer desperation?

This is what happens to your body when you stop wearing a bra

https://www.thelist.com/213311/when-you-stop-wearing-a-bra-this-is-what-happens-to-your-body/ When you stop wearing a bra, this is what happens to your bodyBy Lauren Barth/May 31, 2020 12:34 pm EDT/Updated: May 29, 2020 12:36 pm EDT Getting your first training bra was a major milestone and was likely considered an important and exciting rite of passage as a tween. But, over time, bras lose … Continue reading This is what happens to your body when you stop wearing a bra

Roots showing? Here are some glorious solutions

https://www.boredpanda.com/hairdresser-gray-hair-makeovers-jack-martin/ Instead Of Covering Grey Roots, This Hairdresser Makes Clients Embrace It With His Powerful Transformations (35 Pics) Justinas Keturka and Rokas Laurinavičius It all started three years ago. A woman walked into colorist Jack Martin's California salon and told him that she had been dyeing her hair from gray to brown with at-home box … Continue reading Roots showing? Here are some glorious solutions

Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

Those living in the U.S., being as parochial (if not more so) than people anywhere else, assume that English is the most used and best language in the world. For some uses, yes? But all? Not quite. The World’s Most Efficient Languages How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?John … Continue reading Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

Another “who-knew?” for your home for aluminum foil

https://www.thekitchn.com/aluminum-foil-box-hack-22993377 The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Aluminum Foil by Ashley AbramsonvPublished: Feb 11, 2020 I used to avoid aluminum foil at all costs. It’s not that I was particularly concerned about waste, or that I had a better alternative to cover up my lasagna leftovers. (Although, I have been … Continue reading Another “who-knew?” for your home for aluminum foil