Welcome to another Carousel! As I write this, I’m in London, about to fly home to New York City after a whirlwind trip around the Amalfi Coast, Milan, and Marrakech. It has been unreal but I can’t wait to go home!
Here are some wonderful and fascinating things to read this weekend…
A brief history of reading my friends’ palms. By the way, if you want to learn how to do this, check out Palmistry 101: A Guide To Palm Reading For Enchanted Babes!
Janet Jackson as pop royalty.
What does it mean to smell like a man? On fragrant masculinity.
Joanne the Scammer and the man behind it all.
What A Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew. This is a beautiful piece, very thoughtful and illuminating.
I am heavy at the thought of what we cannot say. I’m so heavy I cannot wait for him to leave. To be free of his whiteout of an embrace. How can a father hold me and erase me all at once? It is February and Obama has been the President for less than a month and I am wondering what these black men standing beside us are thinking of me as I hug my white father in the place where Oscar’s blood fell.
Dealing with anxiety by learning breathwork.
Here are ten relationship-themed tarot spreads.
Tony Robbins on SuperSoul Sunday.
File this one under “unsurprising”: 67 percent of white social media users don’t post about race. Most of them don’t see others discussing the topic either.
Can personality be changed? Actually, yes. It’s not as fixed as we once thought.
OMG, dying over Real Housewives Of Christchurch.
This cracked me up. Police carry out controlled explosion on pesto sandwich. Officers were called to the scene at 4:40pm on Sunday after a brown bag was seen at a bus stop near the Sainsbury’s.
5 pointers for developing freedom-based creativity & work habits. Which is to say, you’ve got to dissolve guilt and rock your own rhythm.
I know my boyfriend is abusive, why can’t I leave?
He—like abusers generally do—wants for you to feel small, or stupid, or worthless. It serves his need for power and control. So no matter what you do, even if it is the most Correct thing in the history of all things, he wants you to be wrong—and to feel wrong—so much that he will change his tactics in order to keep you wrong. It serves him.
Why are the 5 Love Languages so useful? ‘Cause they help you read your partner’s weird mind.
If you’re an introvert,the hangover from socialising can be hard work.
What if you’re nervous about receiving oral sex?
Are you an ambivert (aka an introvert/extrovert hybrid)?
On being gay, and are people really born gay? The answer, of course, is complicated.
September is likeJanuary, redux.
I love you!