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Mash-Up Round-Up: Pool Grannies + Mid-life Therapy

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The week of June 19, 2021 was Chinese gunslingers; ordering gadoba ice cream in bulk; and halmunees returning to the pool. Nature is healing. 

Mash-Ups In The News

Black Joy Comes To Shakespeare In The Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor is coming to this summer’s stage, now set in a West African Harlem neighborhood with an all-Black cast. “That’s quite the debut for somebody who thought they would never be a part of Shakespeare in any way.”

via Vanity Fair

Feminist Emojis Rise In South Korea

A charged battle over gender discrimination + the hypocritical anti-feminist backlash. And it’s all getting wrapped around that one little emoji

via LA Times

I Started Going To Therapy When I Hit 40. Why Did It Take So Long?

“Perhaps the biggest lesson that middle age has taught me is that, after decades of living my life needing to be right, I’ve finally become the type of person who would rather be happy.”   :,,,,)

Remember, therapy is not a dirty word!

via Esquire

The Secret Jewish History Of Birdwatching

Birdwatching in the Bible, the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, Bob Dylan’s “magpie” tendencies? Birding can be found all across Jewish history.

via Forward

The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want To Solve

1963. A Black politician shot to death. Clues suggesting a professional hit. Decades later, a crime never solved. Listen or read the story authorities would rather leave buried. 

via Propublica

Researchers Find Google Serves Nearly Half Of All Ad Traffic On Fake News Sites

If only there were a way to reduce the economic incentives of the disinformation age…well, it turns out fake news sites rely on Google ads for a huge % of their revenue! Very interesting!

via Tech Policy

How I Make Filipino Recipes Vegetarian

A partner who’s vegetarian, a childhood and family whose Filipino recipes are not. Changing your food and even cooking vegetables can bring you closer to the people you love.

via Food 52

The IVF Cases That Broke Birthright Citizenship

A half-century-old immigration law versus the technology it could not have predicted. Two twin boys were born four minutes apart, but their genetics made one a U.S. citizen and the other not. 

via The Atlantic

Girl Scouts Stuck With Over 15 Million Boxes Of Unsold Cookies

With the combined power of Mash-Up America, we will bring those boxes down to a respectable number. 

via NY Times

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