No, really. Fuck Earth Day. Not the first one, forty-four years ago, the one of sepia-hued nostalgia, but everything the day has since come to be: the darkest, cruelest, most brutally self-satirizing spectacle of the year.
Fuck it. Let it end here.
End the dishonesty, the deception. Stop lying to yourselves, and to your children. Stop pretending that the crisis can be “solved,” that the planet can be “saved,” that business more-or-less as usual—what progressives and environmentalists have been doing for forty-odd years and more—is morally or intellectually tenable. Let go of the pretense that “environmentalism” as we know it—virtuous green consumerism, affluent low-carbon localism, head-in-the-sand conservationism, feel-good greenwashed capitalism—comes anywhere near the radical response our situation requires.=
1. Cuddling releases oxytocin. 2. Cuddling boosts your immune system. 3. Cuddling relieves pain. 4. Cuddling helps deepen your relationships. 5. Cuddling can lead to more. 6. Cuddling helps women bond. 7. Cuddling reduces social anxiety. 8. Cuddling reduces stress. 9. Cuddling lowers your risk of heart disease. 10. Cuddling doesn’t have a definition.
I have been sick for basically this entire month, so someone needs to cuddle the fuck out of me or I’m going to have to sleep upstairs on the couch with the dog.