It’s time, once again, to get your mental corn popping!
Amy Forliti reports that the last to ex-cops involved in George Floyd’s murder have been sentenced. Associated Press
Porter Braswell explains the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. Fast Company
Julia Métreaux: how to dismantle systemic ableism, according to disabled people. DAME
Matthew Rodriguez: the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act. 157 republicans voted against it. Them
Tom Yun and Melissa Lopez-Martinez report that Pope Francis issues apology for residential school abuses: “I ask forgiveness.” CTV News
Eric Reguly and Joy Spearchief-Morris: Pope Francis holds second mass amid calls for broader residential school apology. The Globe and Mail
Simon Lewis introduces us to the Ukrainian fighters standing in Russia’s way on the eastern front. Reuters
Helen Regan and Rhea Mogul report that Myanmar junta executes leading democracy activists. CNN
Maria Cheng: WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency; Canada confirms 681 cases. CTV News
Consent … is messy. Khadija Mbowe
Guy Kawasaki interviews Ayelet Fishbach about the art of goals, incentives, and motivation. The Remarkable People Podcast
Ellen Scott wonders, could “quiet quitting” be the answer to burnout? What you need to know. Metro
Darren MacDonald reports that more than $38 million in LU scholarship and bursary money gone, court filing shows. CTV News
Eclipses that don’t eclipse? SciShow Space
Vladimir Isachenkov and Marcia Dunn report that Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024. Associated Press
Amelia Soth: gold weights and wind scales in the Asante empire. JSTOR Daily
Willow Defebaugh: burning out. On the intersection of climate change and personal burnout. Atmos
Serge Pellissier wonders, can electric vehicle batteries be recycled? Fast Company
Olivia Box examines the interaction of ecosystems and extreme weather events. JSTOR Daily
Linda Geddes announces that fossil of earliest animal predator named after David Attenborough. The Guardian
Anna Kate Cannon introduces us to the plant of the month: white sage. JSTOR Daily
Vanessa Gera reports that Polish institute classifies cats as invasive alien species. And cats (and cat-lovers) ain’t too pleased. Associated Press
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
This weekend, I should have my super-massive July next chapter update posted (trying something new—we’ll see how it flies).
Until then, keep staying safe and well!