The problem with too many clothes (Atlantic)
by Amanda Mull
Clean out your closet? Throwing away perfectly usable old clothes may seem irresponsible, but the alternative could actually be worse. What should a thoughtful consumer do?
What should you do now? (The Guardian)
by Mark Brown
Many of us struggle with procrastination on a daily basis. Popular tips on how to deal with it include learning time management skills and exercising willpower. But these may not be the best approaches.
Wait, is that an insult? (Slate)
by Ben Zimmer
Beyoncé and Lizzo have each removed an ableist slur from a new album after receiving criticism from listeners in Australia and Britain. The incidents demonstrate that language evolution can be geographically specific.
Translate emotions (the new yorker)
by Nikhil Krishnan
When asked to list “emotion words,” many Americans might choose “joy” or “fear.” People from other cultures might be more likely to choose ‘laugh’ or ‘help’. Does the contrast reflect deep differences in our experiences or just how we talk about them?
Slavery and the Future of Reproductive Rights (black outlook)
by Jennifer L. Morgan
To understand the relationship between governments, patriarchal tradition, and the bodily rights of black women, examine the legislative choices made in the 1660s, centuries before Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
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