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The Matchbook | 7.21.23
Little Bits Of Light
It’s f’ing hot. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. It’s hot as balls, hot as the devil’s dipstick, hot as Hades. Pretend these links are ice creams and they are gonna melt if you don’t eat ‘em quick. Yep.
Speaking of ice cream, for cheaper than a double-scoop, you can join this here community, and not only help me keep the lights on, but also get a slew of extras. Plus, this place, hot as it is, never melts. Here’s how:
Here’s the scoop, kids:
The Surprising Mindfulness Of ‘The Bear’ - Season 2 of the hit show The Bear absolutely blew my mind, and one way I didn’t see coming that it really excited me, was its subtle, very subtle amidst the chaos, calls for mindfulness. The Richie episode, oof, hit the nail on the head and highlighted it so beautifully, and this article articulates just how special that is. Read this, watch the show, enjoy.
Happiness Boosting Habits - As we age, happiness can become far more elusive. Our job, no matter how old we feel, is to track that mofo down, hog-tie it to our days, and make sure we reap all its benefits. This article has 3 tips to do exactly that. First on the list, is spring cleaning your life so you only foster the “Good” relationships, and stop wasting time on the bad ones. I’ve said this for years, but maybe if some “expert” says it, you’ll listen? :)
7 Contenders For The Next National Park - What do YOU think deserves to be the next National Park in the United States? Anyone have any leanings one way or another? If you don’t, but you just damn well like the idea of us getting another one, this article is a great place to start. 7 places, 7000 reasons why they each deserve it. Sound off on who you think the next crown should go to?
33 Fitness Tips For Busy People - Look, we’re all busy, I get it. Trust me, I get it, BUT, I will say, I know just how valuable adding even the smallest amount of fitness or exercise into your routine can be. New research is showing, time and time again, how it can ward off depression, help smooth the wrinkles anxiety can bring, and it’d take about 30435 newsletters to expound on the actual physical health benefits. Here’s 33 tips, if you’re “too busy” to exercise, to turn that all around.
Johnny Cash Sings “Barbie Girl” - Ooof, AI is showing, once again, just how terrifying, and just how accurate, it’s starting to become. In the cover you never, ever, needed, here’s Johnny Cash singing “Barbie Girl” and it’s almost impossible to believe he didn’t actually do this at Folsom Prison. WOW.
I Am Appalachia by Josiah and the Bonnevilles - I just dig this song, the emotion in it, the hauntingness, the simplicity of his voice. Maybe you will too.
Typewriter Series Shit - Me, being an idiot, reading you poetry. Also, the one below, I find particularly beautiful. I hope you do too.Tiktok failed to load.
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