Happy Friday! I hope you are well.
ICYMI earlier this week, we rounded up a bunch of cute breezy skirts, and talked about the weirdest things that have happened at our jobs. Also: Ascot hats, and the latest from Dr. Jill Biden.
PSA: The United States currently has a really bad blood shortage; if you can give blood, please consider donating ASAP. Thank you!
This is an AMAZING story: She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away [NYT]
This is an exceptional piece from Rachel Lindsay about her time on The Bachelor and Bachelorette. [NY Mag]
Even just this headline is good: The Strange, Soggy Saga of Glurpo, San Marcos’s Underwater Clown [Texas Monthly]
At Jezebel: Welcome to the Summer of Caftans!
One hell of a read: “The Sky Thief: How did Beebo Russell — a goofy, God-fearing baggage handler — steal a passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport and end up alone in a cockpit, with no plan to come down?” [Rolling Stone]
Fascinating: The Rise of the $10 Million Disc Golf Celebrity [The Ringer]
Really interesting (and alarming): California’s yoga, wellness and spirituality community has a QAnon problem [LA Times]
ICYMI, the NYT has a good explainer on what happened at Britney’s conservatorship hearing this week. I’m (obviously) not an expert on this but it seems very unusual to me that her conservatorship is still in place, and is so incredibly draconian. For god’s sake, let this woman be in charge of her own birth control!
This was a good read: My Daughter’s Long, Laborious Path to the Olympics [SI]
Last night was Conan O’Brien’s final show. I feel like that didn’t get as much fanfare as I would have expected? [Lainey]
Fascinating, and unsettling: Airbnb Is Spending Millions of Dollars to Make Nightmares Go Away [Bloomberg Business Week]
The New York Times explains Why You Procrastinate.
I’m shocked, SHOCKED by this development: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are having issues, ‘the end could be near’. (Actually, this marriage has lasted much longer than I would have guessed.) [Celebitchy]
This is a really really interesting piece: “The audiobook industry is collectively squirming through the cultural debate on representation and casting.” [Slate]
Drama!!!! The CW Greenlit a ‘Supernatural’ Prequel, And Then It Got Messy [Pajiba]
Who doesn’t love a good list? 35 Great Songs From the Ultimate ’90s Movie Soundtracks [Mental Floss]