Your healthy dose of feel-good current events in pop culture, fashion, travel, science, and everything in between…
Another round of carefree current events is in order, another fresh opportuuuunity to catch up on the grin-worthy updates meant to chill you out (rather than rile you up).
Consider this is your summer reading, relaxed — a chance to unapologetically recline, perhaps in a petal-soft 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 friends.
Peruse, ponder, audibly “aww,” lol a little, and enjoy the ride:
Thank you, precious buttercup Canadians!
When a newborn otter pup was seen swimming alone in open water off of Vancouver’s coast this summer, the city’s Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre took him in for protective 24-hour care. Now, he’s swimming pretty and made-in-the-shade, posing through all of the luxuriously tiny baths he can take and naps he can sleep.
There is such a thing as a “Rainbow Star,” and its name is Sirius.
When its twinkling spectrum of light was caught in soft focus, amateur astrophotographer Steve Brown managed to encapsulate every color in one kaleidoscopic image.
Philly’s ever-revered LOVE skate park is captured by Jonathan Rentschler in this three-year saga of gritty street photos.
Honoring the (FP) neighborhood haven, Rentschler reflects on its larger purpose: “The park itself had an aura about it, which attracted eccentric personalities… this diversity promoted creativity and led to the appreciation of different ideas, cultures, and ways of life.”
This twelve-year-old’s submission to Lego’s “Kid Creations” display is an adorable reminder that there’s no need to overcomplicate a good thing.
Open your eyes to the simple genius of this pre-teen’s why-not? attitude.
Like the romantic dream held in your ocean heart since hearing the first notes of Titanic’s soundtrack, Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet are finally ready for one hot date with a superfan.
The pair is auctioning themselves off as the season’s most desirable NYC dinner guests, at long last laying out the opportunity to hear Leo’s supersoaker secrets.
Finally, the proof you’ve been waiting for that habitually ordering Seamless, calling out your laundry, and (for the truly lucky) hiring a maid is actually good for you.
Saving time in your day by skipping the chores you don’t enjoy can help bliss you out (when your budget allows).
Any excuse to look at old school snaps of Jane Birkin is the right one—
like boarding a virtual sailboat to an island you can only attempt to pronounce. This tiny breakdown of classic French babe styling confirms that a touch of insouciance and the perfect pair of jeans will never be the cliché to regret.
Spend time in nature! Sleep more! Don’t feel the need to rush!
Call your best friend and don’t talk about yourself at all! This list of life secrets is gleaned from the truly successful party of people that consider themselves “happy.”
Many thanks to the ever-innovative Petra Collins for opening up a conversation about fashion’s need to include new talent in coveted cover shoots and editorial campaigns.
And this list of 16 up-and-coming photographers to follow is just the kind of fresh perspective worth working into your daily feed. Take a spin through former American Apparel model Ysa Pérez’s candidly cool images, then wrap it all in a bow with Olivia Locher’s signature marshmallow pants.
No spoilers for this gem other than:
Quite possibly the best Taylor Swift tweet of all time.