A little silly, a little serious, and a whole lot of inspiration. Curated just for you!
Finland’s May Day frolic. This is Finland
Kristina Marusic: how it feels when you’re queer [as fuck] but your relationship looks “straight.” New Now Next
Sabrina Marandola reports on how parents and teachers launch a petition to change Quebec’s history curriculum. CBC
Pegi Eyers answers the question, what is cultural appropriation? (With tonnes of resources!) Ancient Spirit Rising
It’s okay to be smart: why are we the only humans left?
Jasmin Fox-Skelly warns that as global warming melts the ice, dormant and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are waking up. BBC
Erica Cirino: scientists discover that beeswax-eating worms are the secret to breaking down plastic. National Geographic
Hearst Digital Studios produces a powerful #survivorloveletter, from survivors, to survivors.
How general anxiety disorder is linked to emotional abuse. Daily Health Post
Kristin Wong examines how happy people complain. Science of Us
The surprising solution to the impostor syndrome. Lou Solomon—TEDxCharlotte
Jill Suttie says that taking a relaxing lunch break is good for you. Mindful
Alice Dreger: what if we admitted to children that sex is primarily about pleasure? Pacific Standard
The Oatmeal: you’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you. About awesome brain science-y stuff and your power to put your amygdala in it’s place.
Rae Paoletta reports on the first sound from the creepy void inside Saturn’s rings. Gizmodo
Christianna Reedy: new evidence about a cold spot in space could support the case for a multiverse. Futurism
Just because it was May the 4th (be with you): was Star Wars really in a galaxy, far, far away? Phil Plait, Bad Astronomer, for Blastr.
Amanda Ruggeri introduces us to angel roofs: the medieval marvel few people know. BBC
Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Rhiannon by Alice Kristiansen and Jessie Marie Villa
Stanley the singing Airedale talks to his mom on the phone.
And that’s how we pop your mental corn.
Just a wee reminder, I’ll be away this weekend, and so I’ll see you next Tipsday with a new batch of informal writerly learnings.
Be well until then, my writerly friends!