Nurture in Nature

RELATIONSHIPS
Obama’s nighttime playlist is all kinds of sexy
New episode of Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC: sex in long-term relationships
Why it’s important and a-okay to not be a badass all the time – especially when you’re looking for love
Esther Perel: the secret to desire in a long-term relationship
Which way the toilet paper should go

BEING BETTER
What actually makes us happy
What it really means to hold space for someone
How toxic systems work to keep you in them (workplaces and relationships)

Time: various thoughts (by mwah)

FOOD PORN
Feed your eyes (and your belly)
Bay area nom noms (recipes and more)
How to make rasberry cordial from Anne of Green Gables
Nashville women and the recipes that tell their stories

GOOD NEWS
The decline of war
Iconic punk label dischord just uploaded entire archive to bandcamp
Why Americans are the weirdest people in the world
Cooperation in nature

CUTE SET
Dog rescues hummingbird, hummingbird becomes live-in Tinkerbell
Goat and donkey best friends
Cat and barn owl
Kitten learns how to clean from momma cat

Image credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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Knowledge is Power

Links to live by. 

CALIFORNIA DREAMING
Ursula K. Leguin, A Non-Euclidean View of California As a Cold Place To Be
Joan Didion, Holy Water
The California couple that uses more water than the entire city of Los Angeles
Chinatown, the film, as Hollywood Baroque

ART BECAUSE LIFE
43 things I have learnt while working in an art museum
Why teach business to artists

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Flat Earth truthers, omgawd
Some approaches to the question of chewing gum litter

GAMING
Play brand-new New York Subway

NATURAL WORLD
The duck penis, an existential quandary
Darwin’s kids doodled all over his Origin of Species manuscript
On the cultural lives of plants, i.e., exploring the intersection between science and mysticism in the evolution of organic chemistry, and other considerations

VIDEODROME
But why?
Stock video footage of squid
Birdyonce (listen with sound)
Rollie, a southern armadillo, playing
The haunting last birdsong of an extinct species
Reagan tells Soviet Jokes
Thanks, Obama
A secretary is not a toy

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