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16 Body-Positive TV Shows and Movies for When You're Done With Shaming

May 11, 2021

Photo: Shrill/Hulu Mainstream entertainment, never the friendliest of places, has lately been carving out a space for people who exist outside of contemporary beauty standards. Odds are still good actors will find it more difficult to get certain types of roles if they don’t fit the mold—there’s a lot of overlap in the circles of “funny best friend” and “fat best friend” for a reason, and usually these characters become the target of “jokes” meant to accentuate the character’ ...read more

Why Sports Make You Miserable, According to Science

May 11, 2021

Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images) On Monday, a seismic shakeup hit the world of European football, threatening to alter the DNA of the biggest sport on Earth. The formation of an invitation-only European Super League , in which 12 of the continent’s economic powerhouse clubs will compete, sharing lavish sums of cash between them, has the sport’s 4 billion global diehards fuming. Though it’s a watershed moment in the nearly 150 year history of the sport’s continental dominance, the he ...read more

What's New on Hulu in May 2021

May 11, 2021

Screenshot: Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K./Hulu ( Fair Use ) Streaming services as still dealing with the fallout from the lack of big theatrical releases in 2020, which means that this month’s Hulu lineup is once again short on newer movies I’ve actually heard of. But a little googling has revealed a bunch of more obscure indie releases and documentaries I’m definitely adding to my queue. One of them, MLK/FBI (May 14) feels especially relevant; this documentary, released last year to strong review ...read more

How to Set Up '2-Step Verification' for Your Google Account

May 12, 2021

Google is going to start enrolling all of its users in two-step verification, if they haven’t set it up already. Will it come as a shock to some? Sure. But that’s fine; the surprise will fade away, leaving accounts that are much more secure than they were previously, especially for those people who use easy-to-guess passwords or, worse, reuse the same passwords for all of their services. But why wait? There’s no reason you can’t start using Google’s two-step verification today. You’r ...read more

These Are the Boundaries Every Dog-Owner Should Teach

May 12, 2021

As the human of a smart, quirky herding dog, I’ve had to learn a few hard lessons about the importance of boundaries. If my pup isn’t given a job, for example, he’ll find one himself. And if anyone (especially a stranger) violates his personal space, he gets nippy. We’ve had to create a lot of structure to keep him from getting into trouble, both at home and out in the world. Dogs need boundaries. Boundaries keep them safe and help them feel calm. Theresa Foster, co-owner and trainer at ...read more

16 Body-Positive TV Shows and Movies for When You're Done With Shaming

May 12, 2021

Photo: Shrill/Hulu Mainstream entertainment, never the friendliest of places, has lately been carving out a space for people who exist outside of contemporary beauty standards. Odds are still good actors will find it more difficult to get certain types of roles if they don’t fit the mold—there’s a lot of overlap in the circles of “funny best friend” and “fat best friend” for a reason, and usually these characters become the target of “jokes” meant to accentuate the character’ ...read more

16 Body-Positive TV Shows and Movies for When You're Done With Shaming

May 12, 2021

Photo: Shrill/Hulu Mainstream entertainment, never the friendliest of places, has lately been carving out a space for people who exist outside of contemporary beauty standards. Odds are still good actors will find it more difficult to get certain types of roles if they don’t fit the mold—there’s a lot of overlap in the circles of “funny best friend” and “fat best friend” for a reason, and usually these characters become the target of “jokes” meant to accentuate the character’ ...read more

The Bare Minimum That Everyone Should Know About Ramadan

May 12, 2021

Photo: JOAT (Shutterstock) In the western world, we typically associate springtime with renewal and festivals of gratitude, and the Islamic calendar is no different: The month-long celebration of Ramadan, which is observed by the religion’s 1.8 billion global adherents as the holiest time of the year, is currently underway, bringing with it ancient traditions of fasting and spiritual pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (though pandemic travel restrictions apply to this year ...read more

What's New on Hulu in May 2021

May 12, 2021

Screenshot: Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K./Hulu ( Fair Use ) Streaming services as still dealing with the fallout from the lack of big theatrical releases in 2020, which means that this month’s Hulu lineup is once again short on newer movies I’ve actually heard of. But a little googling has revealed a bunch of more obscure indie releases and documentaries I’m definitely adding to my queue. One of them, MLK/FBI (May 14) feels especially relevant; this documentary, released last year to strong review ...read more

These Are the Boundaries Every Dog-Owner Should Teach

May 12, 2021

As the human of a smart, quirky herding dog, I’ve had to learn a few hard lessons about the importance of boundaries. If my pup isn’t given a job, for example, he’ll find one himself. And if anyone (especially a stranger) violates his personal space, he gets nippy. We’ve had to create a lot of structure to keep him from getting into trouble, both at home and out in the world. Dogs need boundaries. Boundaries keep them safe and help them feel calm. Theresa Foster, co-owner and trainer at ...read more

These Are the Boundaries Every Dog-Owner Should Teach

May 12, 2021

As the human of a smart, quirky herding dog, I’ve had to learn a few hard lessons about the importance of boundaries. If my pup isn’t given a job, for example, he’ll find one himself. And if anyone (especially a stranger) violates his personal space, he gets nippy. We’ve had to create a lot of structure to keep him from getting into trouble, both at home and out in the world. Dogs need boundaries. Boundaries keep them safe and help them feel calm. Theresa Foster, co-owner and trainer at ...read more

Should You Really Only Buy Blue Dog Toys?

May 13, 2021

Photo: alexei_tm (Shutterstock) Dog owners often take canine comforts to dizzying extremes, like feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or enrolling them in fancy sleep away camps. When it comes to shopping for dog toys, it’s become popular to factor in the color of said toy when striving to make the best possible purchase. Since dogs are red-green colorblind and do not visually (or physically) navigate the world like their bipedal, human companions, some layman experts insist that dog toys be b ...read more

These Are the Boundaries Every Dog-Owner Should Teach

May 13, 2021

As the human of a smart, quirky herding dog, I’ve had to learn a few hard lessons about the importance of boundaries. If my pup isn’t given a job, for example, he’ll find one himself. And if anyone (especially a stranger) violates his personal space, he gets nippy. We’ve had to create a lot of structure to keep him from getting into trouble, both at home and out in the world. Dogs need boundaries. Boundaries keep them safe and help them feel calm. Theresa Foster, co-owner and trainer at ...read more

Should You Really Only Buy Blue Dog Toys?

May 13, 2021

Photo: alexei_tm (Shutterstock) Dog owners often take canine comforts to dizzying extremes, like feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or enrolling them in fancy sleep away camps. When it comes to shopping for dog toys, it’s become popular to factor in the color of said toy when striving to make the best possible purchase. Since dogs are red-green colorblind and do not visually (or physically) navigate the world like their bipedal, human companions, some layman experts insist that dog toys be b ...read more

The Bare Minimum That Everyone Should Know About Ramadan

May 13, 2021

Photo: JOAT (Shutterstock) In the western world, we typically associate springtime with renewal and festivals of gratitude, and the Islamic calendar is no different: The month-long celebration of Ramadan, which is observed by the religion’s 1.8 billion global adherents as the holiest time of the year, is currently underway, bringing with it ancient traditions of fasting and spiritual pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (though pandemic travel restrictions apply to this year ...read more