A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy.
— Rumer Godden, who died in 1998
WOW: Man saves drowning 400lb black bear. Rescuing drowning people is dangerous enough. To be fair, this bear had been hit with a tranquilizer dart. But still
Paul Rudd is officially sexy.
While the veteran actor has no shortage of fans over his nearly four decades in showbiz — hello, Ant-Man — now, at 52, he's been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. The announcement was made with much fanfare on Tuesday's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
SUVOROV UNDERSTOOD TOTALITARIANISM:
We commonly think of totalitarianism as controlling every aspect of people’s lives because Big Brother takes sadistic, power-hungry pleasure in stomping his boot on your face. While that is certainly true, Suvorov meticulously hashes out another, non-trivial aspect of totalitarianism: It’s an all-or-nothing system. Any pocket of resistance, any oasis of independence is not merely a bruise to the tyrant’s ego, but rather, a real and direct threat to the regime’s survival. As long as a Soviet citizen can dream of escaping to some place on Earth where he’ll be free from the boot, the regime is in existential danger. It is only when there’s nowhere to escape to that it can breathe a sigh of relief.
This report examines topics that impact workplace mental health, including working remotely and what the future of work looks like. The insights were obtained from a survey of over 10,000 Australians.
Our Worst Idea About “Safety” Slate. “Risk compensation.” Important.
Getting Back to Normal Is Only Possible Until You Test Positive The Atlantic (nvl). Well worth a read.
After a Year With Vaccines, Do We Always Need Masks? Bloomberg. It’s extremely important to discredit and stigmatize all non-pharmaceutical interventions, so that when the next respiratory virus-driven pandemic strikes, we fail to learn the same lessons all over again
#CheetahCubdate #6: Smile with Your TeethSmithsonian