HarperCollins is on strike! ✊
Their union has a complete list of what you can do to support their efforts. They've also setup a strike fund, to help offset lost wages.
I never ceased to be dazzled by the stunning range of ways there are to be beautiful. It’s tragic that only a tiny sliver of that falls under the category of “conventionally beautiful.” Such a waste that so many people allow themselves to be brainwashed into thinking that sorry sliver is the only acceptable range of human beauty. They set themselves up for disappointment in themselves and in others.
New favorite Weird Unicode Thing: the BISMALLAH LIGATURE ﷽ is a single Unicode character: http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n2413-4.pdf
I came across it via this great Twitter thread, which I think makes the critical point:
Mindfulness was selected as a school-based panacea because it essentially costs no money to implement, and is focused on individual actions.
Then I saved it as a link post on my blog, where I elaborated a bit more on my agreement with that Twitter thread. I don't think mindfulness itself is the problem, more the way schools and employers try to fob off concerns about stress + overwork by going "oh well that's your fault for not being more mindful."
Jock Dad of Friend Camp.
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