Julie Nolke is back with a funny sketch about the pleasures and perils of being an Instagram model. They share best poses, scoring free swag, and the need for a good boyfriend/photographer.
I find Reddit to be a much more interesting social media platform than Twitter. Reddit's users are generally supportive, well-informed, and nice to each other. Twitter, on the other hand, has a culture that rewards snarkiness and anger. How did these two different platforms evolve such different user behaviors? Among the many differences between the… READ THE REST
Donald Trump, suspended from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after his supporters sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, is out for revenge: he's suing all of them, and their CEOs to boot. The suits want the court to order the media companies to let Trump back on their platforms. They also want the court to… READ THE REST
I usually don't spend more than 5 minutes a day on Twitter, unless something especially crazy is going on (like the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021), but I found Caitlin Flanagan's essay for The Atlantic, "You Really Need to Quit Twitter" worth reading. I'm almost 60, and in these… READ THE REST
Sometimes, it isn't desire that keeps a project from happening. Everyone wants the end result. They just aren't entirely sure how to get there. That's especially true with something like building an indoor garden. While you can follow any number of step-by-step guides about what you should do to assemble just the right mix of… READ THE REST
You understand how to mix drinks. You've seen "Cocktail." You might even be the designated server when friends get together, and you could even know your way around a bar or two. But even with that base of knowledge, you're probably still looking for a handful of cool mixing tricks that'll really knock people out.… READ THE REST
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we could do something that cool. And when you experience seeing a night sky lit up with fireflies or a beach glow with… READ THE REST