Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of July 01, 2019.
Less hyper-sexualization, more diversity
Tired of looking at perfect, thin white bodies? We are all responsible for the uniformity of bodies used in advertising and online. If we want this status quo to change, Visual Diet has created a guide with inspiration and tactics.
→ Read it on L’ADN (French)
Streaming TV is about to get $$$
With Disney, Apple and others about to launch their own streaming services, a lot of your favourite shows—like The Office and Friends—are likely to vanish behind paywalls. The golden age of streaming may be over!
→ Read it on The Guardian
It’s slime. And it’s satisfying.
Not since The Ghostbusters has slime been so popular. It’s all the rage right now with online videos that exploit its texture and malleability, and young people say that playing with it helps them relax. Why is slime such a big thing?
→ Read it on NY Times
Go to a show, leave your phone at home?
If you’ve been to a concert in recent years, chances are, you watched at least a portion of the show through your screen. Some performers, like The National, integrate phones into their show. What is being lost in the musical experience because of this shift?
→ Read it on Urbania (French)
Why bugs deserve our respect
Insects are fascinating creatures who deserve our curiosity and protection. Fruit flies helped us win six Nobel prizes in medicine. Architects have been inspired by termite hills. Ecologist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson explains why bugs are so essential to the world we live in.
→ Read it on Longreads
In your earbuds: The Lavendaire Lifestyle
Life is an art, make it your masterpiece! Hosted by YouTuber and entrepreneur Aileen Xu, The Lavendaire Lifestyle podcast shares weekly inspiration on how to create your dream life.
→ Listen to it on Lavendaire
Instagram fave: Cédric Grolet
This world-renowned French pastry chef makes vivid sculpted creations that will have you drooling. And he’s equally scrumptious too!
Photo: Stavrialena Gontzou