- Why are bums still such a Big deal?
Rumpologist Sam Amos explains: “Bottoms throughout the ages have changed depending on what qualities a society wants to communicate at the time. And, strangely, this tends to be dictated by how we are doing financially. Marilyn Monroe redefined women’s beauty in the 1950s with a voluptuous bottom.
2010s: J-Lo’s successor in the bums stakes was, Kim Kardashian, with her gravity-defying behind. The Brazilian Butt Lift became a thing, taking fat from another part of the body to boost bottoms.
2020s: It’s time to be body positive, thank goodness. We’re embracing our natural shapes, whether that’s flat, small, round, or large.
2. Olympic Mental Health
‘We’re human, too’: Simone Biles highlights the importance of mental health in Olympics withdrawal.
As the greatest gymnast of all time, she was under immense pressure and expectations. “We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day, we’re human, too,” Biles said, according to The Associated Press. “We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do.”
3. Ear Candy — 60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Madonna Strikes a Pose
Grunge. Wu-Tang Clan. Radiohead. “Wonderwall.” The music of the ’90s was as exciting as it was diverse. But what does it say about the era — and why does it still matter? On our new show 60 Songs That Explain the ’90s Ringer music writer and ’90s survivor Rob Harvilla embarks on a quest to answer those questions, one track at a time. Follow and listen for free exclusively on Spotify. Below is an excerpt from Episode 38, which breaks down “Vogue” and Madonna in the ’90s.
excerpts from theringer.com
The belly button thing is not conjecture, on my part. Her second-best quote of the ’80s — taken, like the naked guy on the crucifix bit, from a 1985 cover story in Spin magazine — reads as follows:
My favorite button is my belly button. I have the most perfect belly button: an inny, and there’s no lint in it. I never wore a jewel in my belly, but if I did it would be a ruby or an emerald, but not a diamond. When I stick my finger in my belly button, I feel a nerve in the center of my body shoot up my spine. If 100 belly buttons were lined up against a wall, I could definitely pick out which one is mine.
excerpt from theringer.com
A family on a tropical holiday discovers that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Coffee Fix Lifeline
Why do we love coffee so much? The aroma, the taste the conversation. Not to mention the sound!
Sea Stack at Downpatrick Head. Standing proud and alone, this magnificent sea stack is the crown of Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Co Mayo.
Dún Briste or Broken Fort was once joined to the mainland on North Mayo’s coastline.
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