Good News to Make You Feel Good

Your healthy dose of feel-good current events in pop culture, fashion, travel, science, and everything in between…

This post comes to you from our very talented friend, Arden Andrews.

Our third round of carefree weekly updates has arrived, giving you the opportuuunity to take some time to deeply breathe in the scent of this coming Saturday and those no-rules good times that lie so very directly ahead.

Consider this is your summer reading, relaxed- a chance to unapologetically recline, perhaps in a cloud-fluffy robe, and lounge worry-free with some harmless (yet fascinating) stories that have been selected to give you some clickable, likeable news that’s finally worth sharing with your favorites.

Peruse, ponder, audibly “awww,” lol a little and enjoy the ride:

Read your grammatical horoscope with MiriamWebster.com’s new feature, Time Traveler, which lets users see the words that were introduced during their birthyear (or any year, for that matter). There’s something incredibly satisfying about finding out that “alternative pop,” “French tips,” and “tankini” could all be part of some personal, star-written poem.

As a beautiful, unexpected flourish to this Monday’s solar eclipse buzz, Bonnie Tyler will perform her 1983 firepower jam “Total Eclipse of The Heart” aboard Royal Caribbean’s vessel Oasis of The Seas during the actual eclipse. When asked if she was worried about getting motion sickness onboard or thrown off by the natural phenomenon, she fearlessly quipped, “I have a ship of my own — I go with the flow, darling. I’m not worried about things like that.”

Snuggled into Paris’s low-key apartments, this technicolor basketball court is a sparkling hombre dream. Take a spin through French youth culture via photographer Lotte Van Raalte’s snaps of neighborhood kids hooping it up.

Your new favorite reason to exercise has, at long last, surfaced. Better than a prescription pill, and arriving in the form of lithe limbs and lower cortisol levels, these yoga stretches are designed to enhance your favorite activity—sweet-dreaming sleep.

A 98-year-old message in a bottle was found off Scotland’s coast by Fisherman Andrew Leaper, winning the world record for oldest ever recovered. Andrew beat the previous record holder by five years — who, now known for being a bit of a brag, also happens to be his best friend.

This chill Brazilian dad is sharing a favorite pastime with his daughter’s cat, Paçoca. Making room to lounge for two, he strung up a tiny hot pink hammock next to his own for them to relax and take naps in tandem.

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner takes us for a stroll through the experiences that paved the way for her newest album Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Finally slated to play live with husband Peter Bradley on guitar, she doesn’t worry about getting lonely on the road anymore. “I think that both of us seem to believe our imprint in the world is by making things,” Zauner says of the duo. “Now that he’s coming, I feel like I could just tour forever.”

Once it was leaked that Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton had used Ikea’s sheepskin rugs to craft the fur capes worn by the likes of Jon Snow, the Swedish powerhouse embraced the good news. Behold Ikea’s comic pictogram of how to make your own iconic woolly cloak in three simple steps.

Just a quick behind-the-scenes look at producing the most ambitious baby panda photo of all time.

To the delight of all Prince fans, The Pantone Color Institute announced this week that their newest shade “Love Symbol #2” has been added to their collection in honor of the icon. The understated shade of eggplant was inspired not only by the artist’s body of work, but also by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano.

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