So today's the day Gilmore Girls will be available on Netflix—even Canadian Netflix, so that's the only reason I give a shit.
From a new collaboration between Amealia Meath of Mountain Man and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun, here's a slow-burner that has serious Work Music Earworm potential: it's sexy and easy, full of contrast between Amealia's delicately folksy vocals and the woozy blip vibes that get really wonderful around 3:00. If you like it, try their two previous singles, "Hey Mami" and "Play It Right."
It is summer. It is hot. Tomorrow is the first day of June, which means that you're contractually obligated to consume only cold beverages. Can I get you something to drink?
While the subject of iced coffee preparation is somewhat controversial, I am unafraid to come down squarely on the side of the cold brew preparation. Living in New Orleans made this my jam. Cold-brewed coffee (and tea) is less acidic, smoother, hella strong, and you don’t heat up your kitchen to make it. I also use way less sugar in cold-brewed iced coffee.
Here is a new favorite podcast for you: The Field Trip. Three science reporters go out in the world — that's the trip part — and talk to folks who are in the business of science. So far they've covered inventors, coffee experts, astronauts, and a guy who pickles things. Today's episode is especially good and creepy: taxidermist Leah Wade takes us step by step through her process. "I think The best way to think about how you would remove the skin is like… if you had some footie pajamas with a zipper in the back." LEAAAH!!!
For this study [...] volunteers who had been kept awake all night were divided into two groups. All were asked to chew gum in the morning, but one group got a plain wintergreen placebo, while the other chomped on gum laced with 200 milligrams of caffeine, or about the same amount that's in two cups of black coffee. The participants were then put in situations where researchers "encouraged them to go along with a lie in order to earn some extra money," Christian says. "We tried to replicate a situation where a boss or a peer was pressuring them to cut ethical corners at work."
The results: Those who got [...]
This morning I wondered what would happen if I watered my plants with coffee, to "wake them up," and then I wondered if anyone still conducts experiments like that at home anymore. Old-school, science project-style experiments (plant with coffee vs. plant with just water). Like: Which ___ is better at ____? Or something like that. Do you? Or has Google solved those little problems?
And it looks like you definitely can water plants with coffee. Some of them, at least.
One of the most obscene things I learned as a barista was how eager people are to be liked. NYU sophomores, the ones with Jansport backpacks in full makeup at 9 a.m., stuttered their orders and shyly complimented me on my nose ring. I semi-patiently listened to innumerable Wikipedia-style monologues about the music I was playing from men in their twenties trying to render their business attire invisible with cultural know-how. I was given zines, mixtape-party fliers, home-recorded chillwave demos.
I said things like "How’s the app going?" and "Welcome to the neighborhood." I answered questions for new Greenpoint residents—of which there were more each year—about the best place to [...]
"…animal experiments show that caffeine may reshape the biochemical environment inside our brains in ways that could stave off dementia."
Maybe this iced variety.
Alex H: Seen before. Naomi: First-time watcher, but “seen various semi-professional productions of the play.” Lily: “Seen a cat perform the original screenplay, but in Italian.” [Note: only joking.] Alex M: Tried to watch twice, both times fell asleep. Gabe: Our friend who wanted to come but couldn’t because it was females only.
AM: So what is a lead, exactly? AH: A lead on a sale. They’re salesmen. AM: But is a lead someone who might want to sell their house? AH: Yeah, a possible person who might be interested. AM: In buying or selling? AH: In buying. Because they’re trying to sell.
Put that coffee [...]