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My Beauty Uniform: Liz Montague

By Jason Freely / 6 days ago

Liz Montague, a freelance artist in Washington, D.C., is the first black female cartoonist to be published in the New Yorker. Her drawings deal with important topics, “like race and gender and what it’s like to be in America in this body at this time,” she says. Here, Liz shares her favorite cartoons, a game-changing hair […]

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Smelly Town Buys Bizarre Device to Sniff out Marijuana Plants

By Jason Freely / 6 days ago

Nasal Ranger A town in Michigan is spending $3,400 on a bizarre-looking device called a “Nasal Ranger” in hopes that it will solve a growing problem: the stench of marijuana plants. “The city of Bessemer stinks,” city council member Linda Nelson said during a town meeting. “You can smell marijuana everywhere. We’ve got people who can’t […]

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The Stop Doing List for Communities

By Jason Freely / 6 days ago

By Paula Jensen Have you ever experienced a time when you could envision what needs to happen but had no idea what to stop doing in order to reach the point of success? Here is a simple example: This year at Santa Day in my community someone asked, “Why do we give away turkeys to […]

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What to do for your parents’ anniversary

By Jason Freely / 6 days ago

You owe your parents a lot – they raised you, clothed you and fed you and made you who you are today. If they have an anniversary coming up, it’s definitely worth considering showing them how much you appreciate their efforts with a special gift. It can hard thinking of a special anniversary gift, especially […]

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Why I Favor New Year's Mantras, Not Resolutions

By Jason Freely / 7 days ago

Photo by Colleen Eversman on Instagram @2ndtruth A few days shy of twenty-nine years ago, my then-fiancé and I (yes, now twenty-eight years married) were given a credit-card-sized gift from the priest with whom we were doing marriage preparation. On it were three guiding statements proposed as essential truths of long-lasting, trust-centric, friendship-based marriages. Could […]

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Giant Star Betelgeuse May Have Eaten a Smaller Companion

By Jason Freely / 7 days ago

Two Become One The red giant star Betelgeuse is a fixture of astronomy research thanks to its massive size and close proximity to Earth. But despite countless observations, scientists still haven’t been able to explain several of the star’s bizarre characteristics. Now, a team of astronomers from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has built […]

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A Different Kind of Date Night

By Jason Freely / 7 days ago

The other day, Alex and I had a different kind of date night… When we were first dating, I had a Friday ritual of picking up cheese and fruit and bringing it over to Alex’s apartment. (I remember feeling so nervous heading to meet my new bespectacled boyfriend, with my little bag of cheese in […]

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Scientists: Human Hibernation Is Entirely Possible

By Jason Freely / last week

Bears may be the most famous example, but they aren’t the only animals capable of hibernating. Various types of squirrels, bats, and even birds can also lower their bodies’ core temperatures, putting themselves in a state of dormancy for weeks or even months at a time — and one day, humans could join them on […]

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Forgive Yourself for Not Being Perfect. Then Do It Again Tomorrow.

By Jason Freely / last week

Photo by Colleen Eversman on Instagram @2ndtruth As previously seen on Wit & Delight Editor’s Note: At the top of a repost, I usually add a note about why exactly we’re sharing a piece again. But this piece hardly needs an introduction. We hardly need a reason to be kinder to ourselves—it’s something most of […]

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