T LOunge for July 21th, 2021

Posted on July 21, 2021

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ARE YOU AWAKE NOW, DARLINGS! It’s the perfect LOunge for getting over the hump, which is what this day is all about. Pick a stimulating spot and get down to the business of being dazzling, even if it’s only in your mind and you’d really rather just sit sullenly and not engage. All are welcome! Drinks are free! Food is magically without calories, carbs or fats! Indulge, kittens. Especially since the world outside is just so stressful and disappointing. But enough reality. Let’s get to chatting. Please feel free to sample from the Buffet of Discussion Prompts below.

 

17 Delightful Old Pictures of Goldie Hawn, Just Because
Goldie Hawn has never taken herself too seriously. Combining blonde bombshell looks with comedy chops, she’s always embodied fun. And unlike some fellow actors of her generation, her star has never waned. Rising to fame on the NBC comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the latter half of the ’60s, she quickly became a household name. By 1969, she had scooped an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her stellar performance in Cactus Flower.

 

Iconic Feminist Artist—And Beauty Influencer? Niki de Saint Phalle’s Lesser-Known Impact on the World of Skin Care
Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and raised in New York City, Saint Phalle developed an art practice that pushed against conventional standards of femininity, sexuality, and worth and ultimately cemented her place as the only female figure of the Nouveau Réalisme movement. Her approach to blurring the lines between fine and commercial art and observer and muse carried over to her personal life as well. During her teenage years she built a successful modeling career appearing in the pages of Life and Vogue, and later she became a fixture of the city’s nightlife scene along with her friend Andy Warhol.

 

Jeff Bezos Has Officially Visited Space, and the Internet Has Thoughts
Billionaires: They’re just like us! They use their vast fortunes to fund trips to space that emit more carbon monoxide in the time it takes to eat a bagel than a car would in centuries of driving.
On Tuesday morning, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his crew completed a flight to space from Van Horn, Texas, blasting off on the New Shepard—a rocket ship made by Bezos’s space company, Blue Origin—with three other passengers.
Obviously, not everyone was a fan of the highly expensive and environmentally taxing venture, particularly given that Bezos thanked Amazon employees and customers “because you guys paid for all of this”

 

Prince William Is Working on a Book to Support The Earthshot Prize
The Duke of Cambridge will write an introduction for the definitive book of the prestigious environmental award program.

It’s not quite a royal memoir, but Prince William has a writing project in the works too. The Duke of Cambridge will pen an exclusive introduction for the book Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet, which will highlight our world’s biggest environmental challenges today and inspiring solutions to help face them.
Co-authored by former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) executive director Colin Butfield and award-winning director Jonnie Hughes, the work will be the definitive book for The Earthshot Prize, the ambitious award program established by William to amplify and incentivize the best solutions for our planet over the next 10 years. From 2021 to 2030, the prize will reward plans following its five key goals: protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate.

 

How to Make the Homemade Chocolate Shell of Your Dreams
When it comes to ice cream, there’s a whole world of toppings, ranging from maraschino cherries and hot fudge to chopped nuts and caramel. If you’re in camp Magic Shell (aka that sauce that hardens into a crunchy chocolate shell), you’ll appreciate this week’s episode of Mad Genius: Home Edition—Justin Chapple is making his own version from scratch. All you need to do is melt bittersweet chocolate with coconut oil and season it with a pinch of salt. In mere minutes, you’ll have a chocolatey topping that can be used on all kinds of frozen desserts.

 

Dolly Parton Recreates 1978 ‘Playboy’ Cover, Raises Global Temperature By At Least 7 Degrees
If you’re stuck on what to get your partner for his/her/their birthday this year, Dolly Parton has a helpful suggestion. For her husband Carl Thomas Dean’s 78th on 20 July, the Queen of Country one-upped golf clubs by recreating her 1978 Playboy cover. “You’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this,” the vaccine sponsor declared in an Instagram video, a pair of bunny ears on her head.
“Remember, some time back, I said I was going to pose for Playboy magazine when I was 75? Well, I’m 75, and they don’t have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy. He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years, and I’m not going to try to talk him out of that.”

 

Folkestone Triennial 2021: six highlights from female artists
Get ready for the UK’s biggest outdoor exhibition of contemporary art

Folkestone Triennial is the UK’s biggest urban outdoor contemporary art exhibition – a treasure hunt of outdoor works scattered around the Kent seaside town. Today, 27 newly commissioned site-specific artworks by internationally acclaimed artists, from Rana Begum to Morag Myerscough and Gilbert & George, have been unveiled giving the public another reason to visit from 22 July – 2 November 2021.
Curated for the third time by Lewis Biggs, the 2020 Triennial, entitled The Plot, will highlight how culture is crucial to our everyday lives. Some of the works will remain permanent additions to Creative Folkestone Artworks, which currently features 74 artworks located across the town and harbour and accessible throughout the year. The art event confirms Folkestone as one of the UK’s most creative and interesting towns.
Here, Briggs talks us through highlights from six female artists contributing to the Triennial 2020.

 

Security guards from the Baltimore Museum of Art will be curating its next big exhibition.
That’s right. According to a recent press release, the museum will debut an aptly named show called “Guarding the Art,” which will feature works from the BMA’s archives, chosen by guards with the help of art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims. And the goal of this exhibition? To offer “a particularly human-centered lens through which to consider the objects” from the people who spend all day around them.
“Our security officers spend more time in our galleries and living among our collection than any other staff within the institution,” BMA’s Christopher Bedford explained. “It is their perspectives, their insights, and their relationships with the art and daily interactions with our visitors that will set the stage for ‘Guarding the Art’ to be an exceptional experience.”

 

Growing Up in One of L.A.’s Most Iconic Houses
A new book gives the background on architecture’s “most successful” photo

Legend has it that on a warm May night in 1960, famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman set up his camera alongside a swimming pool to stage a seven-minute exposure of the glass-walled living room of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22. The resulting black-and-white photo of two elegant women soaring over a sea of twinkling L.A. lights in a glamorously modern room became what Time Magazine called “the most successful real estate image ever taken,” and one of the Getty Research Institute’s most-requested photos since the acquisition of Shulman’s archive in 2004.
But, Case Study House #22 wasn’t just the most famous example of an experiment to shape post-war living through affordable designer housing, or a new vision of life in booming Southern California. Also known as the Stahl House, it was a home built for Buck and Carlotta Stahl in 1960 to raise their family.

 

America needs to talk about miscarriage
The experience is incredibly common. It’s time to lift the stigma.

The physical experience of miscarriage varies widely from person to person. Some people find out they’re miscarrying because they have abdominal pain and bleeding, which can last days or weeks. In rare cases, that can come with infection, which can cause foul-smelling discharge and prolonged heavy bleeding and require antibiotics or other care.
However, some people have no symptoms at first and only find out they’re miscarrying when an ultrasound shows the fetus is no longer developing, Kislovskiy said. At that point, if a doctor deems them at low risk for infection, they may be advised to wait for the body to expel the fetus on its own. In other cases, however, they may be prescribed medication or have a surgical procedure like a D&C to complete the process.

 

Why a new law requiring Asian American history in schools is so significant
“By not showing up in American history, by not hearing about Asian Americans in schools, that contributes to that sense of foreignness.”

This month, Illinois became the first state in the country to require the inclusion of Asian American history in public school curriculums. While the actual impact of this law will depend a lot on implementation, its passage alone sends a significant message: that Asian American history is American history and is integral to understanding the country’s past and present.
For years, Asian American history has been virtually nonexistent in textbooks or cordoned off to a narrow section at best. Much of the framing has also sought to paint the US as a savior for Asian immigrants, glossing over people’s agency and the government’s role in imperialism and exclusion.

 

The latest trend in jewelry is summer camp chic
Beads are back.

The rise of the DIY subculture in the 1970s paved the way for beaded, woven, collectible jewelry that was a staple in the American summer camp zeitgeist. Tube socks, primary-colored clothing, and friendship bracelets captured the wet, hot American summer aesthetic that made a resurgence in the ’90s. Growing up in the ’90s and early ’00s meant showing off your bead accessories on the first day of school. It was one way of reminiscing on summers past, and capturing the feelings of nostalgia that invaded classroom daydreams. Beads dangled from our necks, wrists, and ankles as constant reminders of fun times with friends. These custom bead accessories have been rebranded as nostalgic statements — a kind of escape from the Covid hellscape — while being a popular way to support small businesses and express gender fluidity.

 

Americans Resolve Fiercest Hot Dog Debates

On National Hot Dog Day, Americans have weighed in to settle some of the biggest debates among the fans of our favorite franks. In short, hot dogs are NOT a sandwich; taste best outside of the home; must be eaten by hand and off paper plates; and New York style are the best. These critical disputes were resolved by National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, who commissioned a national survey to finally put these arguments to rest.
While 90% believe that hot dogs should be eaten by hand, 57% of survey respondents agree with NHDSC on the most passionate hot dog debate of them all– that a hot dog is NOT a sandwich. It is not just about how one eats a hot dog, though, but also where they eat it. Specifically, the survey indicated that 62% of respondents agree that hot dogs taste best at a baseball game. Additionally, 61% of Americans believe that hot dogs taste best outside the home, and 87% believe that hot dogs should be eaten off paper plates with paper napkins.

 

 

 

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