DRDB! 13: Unlucky in Love, Lucky in Prince GIFs

Overwork, Overindulge, Overanalyze, Over It All

My type is “singer-songwriter Caroline Rose staring into the camera lens while tormenting suburbanites.” And some people think I’m being too picky.

  1. The Official Archive of Prince GIFs (Kottke)

  2. The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America (The Verge)
    Not only have they undermined basic human interaction and discourse, Facebook is now subjecting thousands of underpaid employees to trauma and horror.

  3. Ask a Fuck-Up: Is my brother practicing self-care or just being selfish? (The Outline)
    “The ultimate and sometimes unspoken goal of therapy, or introspection, or any kind of betterment of the self, is to experience the fullness of the world unburdened by a voice that says you are unworthy of it. It is to love more, not less.”

  4. My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me (Bon Appétit)
    “I built the company on my liver. My and Fred’s people-pleasing—our codependent behavior, our alcoholism—served us very well for 15 years.”

  5. Wait—What Is a Hole? (NYT Style)
    “A hole is a portion of something where something is not. Beyond that, holes are slippery. (As a concept—only some in reality.) Is a hole necessarily empty on both sides, like the gaps in a slice of Swiss cheese? Or need it only be empty on one side, like a pit dug into the earth? Is a hole with a bottom less of a hole than one without one? Can a slit be a hole, or must a hole be vaguely round? Does a straw have two holes, as one Reddit user pondered, or just one — a single thicc hole, if you will?”

  6. Inside the Fight Against the Growing Cactus Black Market (Pacific Standard)
    Poachers are stealing slow-growing cactus species from national park land, because succulents are so in right now.

  7. The Tinder algorithm, explained (Vox)
    “Please remember that there is no such thing as good relationship advice, and even though Tinder’s algorithm literally understands love as a zero-sum game, science still says it’s unpredictable.”

  8. How New Orleans Reduced Its Homeless Population By 90 Percent (WBUR)
    They put homeless people in housing. Wild, right? Who would’ve thought???

  9. Age of Anxiety (New Republic)
    “These days, I am an anxious woman in an anxious country. According to studies by the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 20 percent of Americans experience an anxiety disorder in a given year; over 30 percent experience an anxiety disorder over the course of their lifetimes. And the rate is rising: The American Psychiatric Association, in a May study drawing from a survey of 1,000 American adults, diagnosed a statistically significant increase in national anxiety since 2017.”

XOXO i’m going back to bed for a whole week