Something Good

I’m craving quiet and green, (original image by Beata Ratuszniak on Unsplash)

1. Raveena: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. Also, H.E.R.: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. If I had to name my favorite kind of music, it would be called something like “Dreamy R&B.” In related news, H.E.R. just released a new single and it’s my new favorite song.

2. diana yevtukh ‘heals’ scarred trees with intricate embroidered artworks.

3. The Good Place was groundbreaking TV. Did its finale measure up? I watched, and the ending gutted me, in the best possible way.

4. 15-Minute, Completely Seated Chair Yoga Practice.

5. Comebacks To Shut Down Fatphobia – Part Two from Dances with Fat.

6. In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019.

7. 29-day challenge from Austin Kleon, (it’s a leap year, 29 days in February!).

8. For millions, Chinese internet star Li Ziqi’s videos of her tranquil rural life are a calming escape. (video) This is my new favorite Instagram account — so peaceful!

9. Reading lists! Read These 12 Books If You Want To #StayWoke This Black History Month, and 14 Upcoming Queer Books to Get You Through to Summer, and 14 Contemporary Books By Native American Writers To Get Excited About, and 18 New Books About The Immigrant Experience That Aren’t ‘American Dirt’.

10. White Suffragettes Chose White Supremacy Over Collective Liberation. In related news, The 19th Amendment Did Not Give All Women The Right To Vote.

11. Tanka and Niman Ranch Partner to Assist in the Economic Revitalization on Pine Ridge.

12. ‘The Photograph’ Writer Reveals Film Is Based On Her Grandmother Who Had A Daughter She Hadn’t Seen In 30 Years.

13. Recipe I want to try: Marshmallow Buttercream. Although, it might be too sweet for even me, as my favorite buttercreams are equal parts butter and cream cheese with just enough powdered sugar to sweeten.

14. Antiques Roadshow guest collapses over watch’s value. “David, who purchased the Rolex in 1974 for $345, fell to the floor after learning its value.”

15. Artist Cuts Elaborate Designs With Astounding Details From Single Sheets of Paper.

16. 3 Things To Consider When Asking Yourself “Should I Quit My Job?”

17. NPR Music’s Top 10 Albums Of January.

18. 3-year-old sings heartbreaking song about ‘Dinosaurs in Love.’

19. Something’s more interesting than this from Seth Godin.

20. Toxic positivity: The emotional toll of trying to be happy all the time.

21. What I Gained When I Stopped Trying to Lose Weight.

22. How the Choreographer Behind “Single Ladies” Creates Iconic Dance Moves from Great Big Story, (video). “If you’ve performed Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” routine at home in front of the mirror (and you know you have), it’s time you met the man behind these iconic moves. His name is JaQuel Knight, and he is a choreographer and image architect who works with superstars: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lopez… the list goes on. Knight’s visual stylings can turn a hit song into a pop culture phenomenon. One constant in Knight’s choreography? He makes a portion of each routine accessible, so we can all get up and dance.”

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