Hong Kong is showing that protests can be aesthetic as well as persuasive

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/hong-kong-protest-art.html Accompanied by photos that are worth seeing. Art of the Protest Hong Kongers have turned their demonstrations into a highly effective aesthetic statement. By Taylor Mahlandt July 17, 20192:12 PM   An anti-extradition protester waves a black flag on a street outside the Legislative Council Complex on July 1 in Hong Kong. Anthony Kwan/Getty … Continue reading Hong Kong is showing that protests can be aesthetic as well as persuasive

10 travel mugs worth considering

https://food52.com/blog/24353-best-travel-coffee-mugs for photos The 10 Best Travel Mugs, So You Never Have to Be Without Coffee Because life without coffee, well, isn't. by:Erin Alexander July 16, 2019 3 Comments Save 3 Comments To know coffee is to love her. But to drink coffee on the go—be it in the car, on the subway, or while walking down the street—is to … Continue reading 10 travel mugs worth considering

Megan Rapinoe is an inspiration for all

You don't need to be female or gay to find Megan Rapinoe inspirational. To me, she stands for speaking up for what's right, being willing to work as hard as necessary to achieve a particular goal, passing on to others what she's learned, and far more. Because this blog generally doesn't address sports or politics … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe is an inspiration for all

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup undervalued by everyone except for its audience

I'm pleased that NYC will be giving the team a ticker tape parade at 9:30 this Friday the 12th. The last one was in 2015 when the US team also won the World Cup as costly ticker tape parades are only given in cases of excellence that demands recognition. Unfortunately, iff you watched the 2019 … Continue reading 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup undervalued by everyone except for its audience

Heat records continue to be broken — the choice of Qatar by FIFA looks increasingly dangerous

What should frighten watchers is that the records are being broken by increasing amounts. These results are proving the accuracy of the scientific warnings that the heat was not only going to get worse but that it was going to get to the point where its rise would accelerate. We need to get off fossil … Continue reading Heat records continue to be broken — the choice of Qatar by FIFA looks increasingly dangerous

Like beach towns? How many of these have you visited?

Thrillist specializes in interesting lists. Since I've mostly been a coastal resident in the US, I've been to a number of these beach towns, but certainly not all. How about you? This is so chock full of photos, videos, and GIFs that you're going to have to click thru to find out,. https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best-beach-towns-in-the-usa

Sometimes trying to shame people goes wrong

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2019/jun/11/problem-in-the-bagging-area-the-plastic-shaming-scheme-that-went-very-very-wrong? Problem in the bagging area: the plastic-shaming scheme that went very, very wrong Tired of people failing to bring in their own carrier bags, a Canadian store brought in a set with ‘embarrassing’ logos. There was just one problem Tue 11 Jun 2019 12.41 EDTFirst published on Tue 11 Jun 2019 12.19 EDT  One of the shaming bags … Continue reading Sometimes trying to shame people goes wrong