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The Sadness of Sharing a Country With Trump Supporters | John Pavlovitz

The Sadness of Sharing a Country With Trump Supporters

A similar thing happens to me on many mornings lately. My eyes open and I suddenly become aware that I’m awake. My mind quickly begins assembling the first few seconds of my day (making plans, organizing my checklist, contemplating dinner already), when a terrible interruption breaks in and reminds me: People actually still support that unhinged madman.

Multilevel marketing companies use social media to market food scams | Ag Daily

Multilevel marketing companies use social media to push food scams | AGDAILY

Multilevel marketing companies, or MLMs, have exploded over the last few decades. Chances are, especially if you fall in the demographic of a 30- to 40-year-old woman, if you haven’t bought something from one already, you’ve received a DM from someone who you vaguely remember from high school asking you if you’d like to learn about an “amazing opportunity.”

Attenborough’s voice is beautiful only | The Express Tribune

Attenborough’s voice is beautiful only | The Express Tribune

Several months ago, I watched the documentary A Life on Our Planet, which has beautiful and impeccable narration by David Attenborough. In the film, he talks about his experience with nature spanning through decades. When I watched the film, I was absolutely in awe of the great body of knowledge it conveyed to the viewers in such a dramatic and entertaining way.

Trumpists live in an alternate reality — but they believe in it, and that’s terrifying | Salon.com

Trumpists live in an alternate reality – but they believe in it, and that’s terrifying

I had not seen my mother for two years, for reasons we all understand too well. Several weeks ago, I was finally able to journey home. It was wonderful to see my mother again. Blessed are those who can experience unconditional love, even if for only a few days.

What I’m Reading Tuesday 07-20-2021 on the Billionaires in Space Program

Why Space Tourism Will Fall Flat

Why Space Tourism Will Fall Flat

The billionaire space race is in full swing, with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos both launching into the atmosphere – and one lucky (and rich) 18-year-old along for the ride with the latter billionaire. But on the latest Pivot podcast, Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher are skeptical that average earthlings will be flocking to the outer reaches anytime soon.


SPAC(e) | No Mercy / No Malice

SPAC(e) | No Mercy / No Malice

People worried about starving or being eaten don’t have time to ponder the finite nature of life. But once we know we’re going to survive in the short-term, immortality begins to loom larger than mortality. Affairs, Teslas, and ayahuasca are the accessories of a life with more money than time.


What we do alone and what we do together – by Anand Giridharadas – The.Ink

What we do alone and what we do together

July 21, 1969, New York, New York: Rain-soaked New Yorkers watch TV and cheer as they see Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step on the lunar surface (Getty) Jeff Bezos’ self-defenestration from this planet and hasty return got me thinking back to a conversation I once had with Krista Tippett, the brilliant host of On Being.

 

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