For Hemingway’s birthday, his timeless advice to aspiring writers
Dead at 86, James Garner
Paying Tribute to Madiba on Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela was only 33 years old when a speech he gave incited a protest in Durban and first landed him in jail. Over the next 10 years, Mandela would be arrested three more times for his work fighting South Africa’s oppressive apartheid regime until a 1962 conviction for sedition sent him to prison for the next 27 years.
“I was hoping to capture some sense of the hardships he suffered,” retired Johannesburg math lecturer Vivien Budge (@vivbudge) says of the young Mandela portrait she painted, “the anger he must have felt at the injustices he witnessed and the relentless tenacity, determination and courage with which he fought for his beliefs.”
After his release in 1990, Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first black democratically elected President. Mandela, who died last December but would have been 96 today, continues to inspire South Africans and others around the world to this day.
If you could #ShareaCoke with any baseball player today, who would it be?
Any era? Jackie Robinson
Current era? M. Trout / D. Jeter
Monday Night Just Got Better With Mango Blush By #ClarkLittle - See Whisper’s Exclusive Limited @clarklittle Edition On our Homepage Right Now - @clarklittle WhisperEditions.com #Wave
fuuuuck this makes me sad and happy at the same time
Assteroids by Ronan Lynam
A little illustration I did dedicated to blasting asses in space.
Here, let me help you with that.
C.N.E., women’s swim, two girls being greased (by Toronto History)
Light Magic - By @seansteger - Share Your #WhisperSummer Moments - Thank You Sean!
The News is Stressing Us Out
A new study suggests that following the news stresses Americans out.
The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, looks at stress in American lives and found that 25% of those polled said they experienced a “great deal” of stress in the previous month.
According to NPR, “[T]hese stressed-out people said one of the biggest contributors to their day-to-day stress was watching, reading or listening to the news.”
In an interview with NPR, Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a psychologist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, said one of the biggest stress drivers is sensationalist coverage of traumatic events, disturbing imagery used in such coverage and the endless looping of such imagery in newscasts.