Sunday Firesides: Against Little Red Hen Culture

I’m sure you remember the story of the Little Red Hen. The hen asks her friends to help her plant and harvest wheat, and they decline. She asks them to grind the wheat into flour, and bake the flour into bread, and they refuse. Then, when the hot, delicious-smelling bread comes out of the oven, all the hen’s friends want a bite. None of them wanted to make the bread, but all of them want to eat it. The old fable offered a reflection of certain human tendencies back when it was first told, and ...
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Sometimes It Snows in April – Thankfully, I FINALLY Found My Perfect Winter Coat

  As of May 2019, it will officially be a decade we’ve been living in Chicago. That’s right – it was May 2009 that my husband and I packed up our lives in Miami and moved to Illinois. In those early days, we made camp at his parents’ place in New Lenox (its near Joliet).... Read More The post Sometimes It Snows in April – Thankfully, I FINALLY Found My Perfect Winter Coat appeared first on Afrobella.
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We Live in Packs

In San Francisco, the dogs are very out.
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One Dead & 3 Injured After Shooting At California Synagogue On Last Day Of Passover

Following a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, CA, one person is dead and three others are injured, according to San Diego County authorities, and a suspect is in custody, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Officers were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. PT, Sgt. Aaron Meleen of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said, following reports of an active shooter.The number of injured is unknown at this time. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told CNN the synagogue was a target for "someone with hate in thei...
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Melania Trump's Body Language In Her Birthday Pic Says She's All Alone, According To An Expert

Melania Trump turned 49 years old on Friday, and to celebrate her birthday the official White House Twitter account shared a photo of the first lady that may have been more revealing than they intended.Alongside the simple and underwhelming caption "Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS!" was a photo of Trump sitting alone on the far end of the couch in the Oval Office with her legs crossed and statement squint in full effect. She is surrounded by a swarm of photographers and reporters, but FLOTUS looks unbo...
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A Coffee Break with Téo Cabanel

  Maison Téo Cabanel is one of those niche brands that like to take their time. After the launch of Kasar and Jaspé in 2016, today their eleventh fragrance is presented: Café Cabanel. The novelty is inspired by a moment of pleasure, an emotion. A coffee break on a terrace. A moment anchored in our Parisian lifestyle; a bit of French dolce vita, sometimes with friends, sometimes a solitary plea... Read full article: A Coffee Break with Téo Cabanel from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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Want To Hear A Woman On Country Radio? You'll Have To Sit Through 44 Songs By Men First.

Country music has been edging women out of the format over the last 18 years, a new report finds. It’s a problem women artists have gotten more vocal about in the past few years, with big names such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Maren Morris addressing the issue of representation for women on the airwaves and festival stages. Now, we can see, thanks to this crunching of radio spin numbers, just how bad women have it.Data scientist Jada E. Watson, in conjunction with...
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A Week In Melbourne, Australia On A $65,778 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
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Boost the awesome power of your flowers by buying them from local growers

There are multiple ways to find locally grown, remarkably fresh blossoms, stems and foliage.
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A strategic aesthetic and structural remodel brings cohesion and symmetry to a Yarrow Point home

After many updates over the years, there’s now new balance — and new beams — in this 1940s-era waterfront home.
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14 Best Remote Control Vibrators in 2019

When you’re looking for a new vibrator, it can be quite overwhelming to find the right one. But have you ever considered a remote-control vibe? If you’re reading this article, we’re going to guess that you have. This post will help you to find the best remote control vibrator for your needs, as well as give you some tips on what to look out for when buying a remote control vibe. Top Picks: Lelo LYLA 2 Check prices Lovense Lush 2 Check prices OhMiBod Fuse ...
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Wanna know what happens inside an all-male naked yoga class? This naked yogi tells all.

Dan Carter is the owner of Danimal Yoga in Washington, D.C., where he recently began leading all-male naked yoga classes.
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"[S]o, like, are men going to start wearing leggings, or what?" — asks GQ.

That's the way they talk at GQ now, okay?At first... women sought to free themselves from the tyranny of the lopsided chaos of pant sizing. But then it was like, why not look like you’re working out all the time? If you can’t spend your day strolling from spin class to the ashram and over to the matcha canteen, can’t your legs look like it?Men, on the other hand, have always had a healthier relationship with pants, which makes a full-on pivot to the Leggings Lifestyle less likely. Still, legging...
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‘Killing Patient Zero’ director Laurie Lynd says “Patient Zero” was actually AIDS crisis hero

Lynd takes on the myth, explains where it came from, and how the real villains of the AIDS crisis still go unmentioned.
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David Rodrigues on how the gay men’s chorus can bring the country back together

How a southern tour by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus points the way toward acceptance and healing a nation.
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Ralph Fiennes defends his Rudolf Nureyev biopic against charges of queer erasure

We chat about his approach to a gay icon in his wildly ambitious new film.
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9 Braided Styles For When You Want To Hit Snooze On Doing Your Hair

You're standing before a mirror, getting ready to do your hair. Then you realize this is the fourth time you've used a mini-flat iron on your edges this week or the fifth time you've re-twisted your hair before bed. A few deep breaths and shoulder rolls in, you've entered f*ck this mode. The truth is, despite loving the nuances of our God-given hair, the upkeep can be exhausting. And — frankly — sometimes a break is needed. That's when we turn to braids.Braids are great because you can customiz...
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Rant & Rave: Kind help for mattress moving

Readers rant about rude driver, rave about help with mattress
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Why does his wife have to make their kids’ lunches so complicated?

Where is the harm in making food fun and getting the children involved? Leave her be, writes Carolyn Hax.
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Pastoring the One When You’d Rather Pastor the Ninety-Nine One-on-one pastoral care is every pastor’s inefficient imperative. Simple Suggestions for a Successful Church Business Meeting While business meetings can be a great cause for anxiety, they need not be. Here are some ideas for avoiding acrimonious business meetings in a local church. Why I Changed My Mind About Fundraising for Our Church Plant I no longer view this part of ministr...
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Going offline: the benefits of a break from the internet

Life gets simple, quickly, when you unplug the web. The best way to do it is to go off-grid, as our writer has discovered from Wales to the US• Off-grid family holidays: Tim Dowling’s rulesOn the first day we kept checking our phones, even after they had died. Maddy, who was quite young at the time, seemed to find the absence of screens inexplicable, as if she was being unfairly punished. What kind of a holiday fails to deliver the basics of human existence, like an iPad? She slept a lot. It was...
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Off-grid family holidays: Tim Dowling’s rules for survival

‘So there’s really no wifi? Kids, I’m as gutted as you are …’• The benefits of a break from the internetIn the past, whenever my family arrived at a holiday destination with no wifi, or mobile coverage, or television, I was always the first to complain. This is the first rule of taking teenage children on an off-grid break: act surprised. No one has to know you planned this; just pretend it’s part of the adventure. A regrettable part.Adolescents are resourceful – you can expect them to spend the...
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15 of the best off-grid places to stay in the UK

The complexities of modern life will recede into the distance with a wifi-free stay at these remote cottages and huts• The best off-grid places to in EuropeWith no wifi on the site, guests are encouraged to switch off completely at Guardswell Farm and spend time soaking up the jawdropping views. On a hilltop between the small villages of Abernyte and Kinnaird, the farm has a choice of self-catering options, from cabins sleeping two to a farmhouse sleeping 10. The Infield, a couple of fields away...
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15 of the best off-grid places to stay in Europe

With no wifi to bother you, nature, starry skies and wilderness take centre stage at these huts, pods, cabins, treehouses and more• The best off-grid places in the UKTeacher’s Cottage on Stóra Dímun, the smallest inhabited Faroe Island, gets snapped up fast (bookings for 2020 go live on 1 January). The island is a great place for stepping away from the world – just seven people live on Dímun (and hundreds of sheep). The cottage, sleeping eight, with kitchen and shower room, is normally used for ...
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The Art and Olfaction Awards Finalists Announced at Excense 2019 in Milan

The Art and Olfaction Awards are an awards mechanism celebrating excellence in independent, artisan, and experimental work with scent. Their annual public event - the awarding of the Golden Pears - takes place in locations around the world.  The sixth annual Art and Olfaction Awards will take place at Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on May 2, 2019, and the third annual Scent Summit will take place two day... Read full article: The Art and Olfaction Awards Finalists Announced at Excense 2019 in Milan fro...
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