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I literally hold my breath when shampooing my hair, and laundry is a terrible experience. Even fresh-cut grass is terrible

๐Ÿ”— Covid Survivors Smell Foods Differently - The New York Times

consuming four or five eight-ounce cups of coffee (or about 400 milligrams of caffeine) a day has been associated with reduced death rates.

๐Ÿ”— The Health Benefits of Coffee - The New York Times

I will live FOREVER!! โ˜•๏ธ

they became known as the Slave Islands where West Africans were gathered in their thousands and shipped to work plantations in such colonies as Portuguese Brazil.

๐Ÿ”— The Portuguese Colonization of Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Principe

The dark past of the islands.

What do lots of people want from their phone? A cool look, simplicity, longer battery life, low costs for the device and internet surfing, and better resistance to our clumsiness.

๐Ÿ”— Tech Forgets About the Needs of the 99% - The New York Times

There is no worldview so dangerous as the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.

๐Ÿ”— Can Travel Be Fun Again? - The New York Times

If you are in search of a no-cost photo editing app for your iPhone, Android, or tablet โ€” this is it.

๐Ÿ”— The Best Free Photo Editing Apps in 2021 | PetaPixel

For you, @ohBananaJoe, if you’re still thinking about this…

change their names, ate thousands of dollarsโ€™ worth of sushi, and then changed their names back.

๐Ÿ”— Taiwanโ€™s punishing work culture is forcing young people to game the system - Rest of World

As long as the pandemic persists, we will all need to be flexible and solicitous of those around us, and we will all need to wear a mask in certain situations.

๐Ÿ”— Mask Mandates Will Come and Go and Come Again

That is one more reason why Belarusโ€™s devilish gambit should lead to stiff punishment: The law is little protection, so if norms go, there wonโ€™t be anything left.

๐Ÿ”— How the Belarus-Ryanair Incident Changed the World

Itโ€™s rare to go one day without a mass shooting in America.

๐Ÿ”— Every mass shooting in the US โ€“ a visual database | The Guardian

It’s a sad, LONG, page ๐Ÿ˜ข

all of them hark back to an era when millions of people sat, at set times, to watch specific programmes.

๐Ÿ”— Old and long-abandoned Japanese televisions โ€” Tokyo Times

people with a low profile and just a few followers often become targets for abuse after tweeting about controversial subjects, because harassers might search for specific terms or hashtags

๐Ÿ”— How to Filter Twitter Trolls With Block Party

183 countries and territories โ€” out of 195 โ€” will have fertility rates below replacement level by 2100.

๐Ÿ”— Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications - The New York Times

Thatโ€™s an understatement. Airfares from the U.S. to Lisbon are down a staggering 48% compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

๐Ÿ”— Greece Is The Word: Why Itโ€™s The Most-Booked European Destination For Summer

I wonder how this will play out…

Epistemologically, this is where we are as a country: when content gets expurgated because of blatant misinformation, it is taken as a sure sign of that sourceโ€™s truthfulness.

๐Ÿ”— [Letter from Los Angeles] The Anxiety of Influencers, By Barrett Swanson | Harper’s Magazine

Manokaranโ€™s team began thinking about why people love Lego during lockdown, and realised that a big hook was how it sounds. Inspired by the online craze for white noise as an aid to relaxation and focus, they began recording.

๐Ÿ”— Relaxing White Noise Album Made with Lego Bricks

a waterfall of colour with 11 brand new minifigures striding purposefully towards an imagined brighter future

๐Ÿ”— Everyone Is Awesome: Lego to launch first LGBTQ+ set | LGBT rights | The Guardian


There are three main reasons: money, money and money.

๐Ÿ”— Opinion | A Sports Event Shouldnโ€™t Be a Superspreader. Cancel the Olympics. - The New York Times

Via @canion

those trucks were involved in more than 50 serious crashes over the last three years

๐Ÿ”— The Deadly Toll of Amazonโ€™s Trucking Boom โ€” The Information

Another one for your endless list, @Burk.

Chinese state employees physically manage the computers. Apple abandoned the encryption technology it used elsewhere after China would not allow it.

๐Ÿ”— Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China - The New York Times

Saved for later. Big.

Which major platform has a news feed, disappearing posts, private messaging, and a live broadcasting feature? That would be โ€ฆ all of them.

๐Ÿ”— All the Social Media Giants Are Becoming the Same | WIRED

Anybody who gets a text from me knows I mean it.

๐Ÿ”— Why Canโ€™t I Quit My Flip Phone? - The Atlantic

When Apple fails to protect survivors, the consequences can be fatal. Apple leadership needs to give abuse survivors and experts a central place in its development process, incorporating their feedback from the start.

๐Ÿ”— Appleโ€™s AirTags Are a Gift to Stalkers | WIRED

WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don’t Accept Its New Privacy Policy

๐Ÿ”— WhatsApp’s New Update: What It Means for Your Account

I guess they’re leaving me no option…

you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.

๐Ÿ”— Wormhole is a file sending site with end-to-end encryption | Boing Boing