Khlo Kardashian says we should show love to racists but why coddle them? | Yomi Adegoke

In the minds of many, being colourblind is seen as a type of kindness, that racism cannot exist if we are all just humans Over the weekend, Khlo Kardashian pic.twitter.com/KnVqFCmH6a colour-blindness is a type of kindness. Such people believe that acknowledging racism does more harm than racism itself which is only true if you consider that white fragility is being harmed. Coddling the complicit is hardly new, of course. Colour-blindness allows liberals to lay claim to wokeness without doing the work required to undermine white supremacy: how can it even exist if were all just humans, man? The Kardashians babies, besties and boyfriends continue to be human shields against accusations of racism laid at the door of this ever-ignorant family. …

Is it ever too late to reply to an email? | Oliver Burkeman

Social expectations about digital etiquette have never been more in flux. The solution? Avoid worrying about it altogether You know youve reached a crisis point in your email backlog when youre obliged as I was recently to confront the following conundrum of electronic etiquette: is it ruder to reply to an email after three months than not to reply at all? On one hand, obviously, given since 1969. Three months is, lets be clear, far too long to delay a reply. But I suspect were entering a phase in emails history when social expectations about such matters have never been more in flux. As the burden of digital communication keeps increasing, digital minimalism is entering the mainstream. (I recommend a …

Why the sleep industry is keeping us awake at night

Were told that getting eight unbroken hours of sleep will protect us from cancer and dementia, and make us happier. But are we being sold an impossible dream? Hardly a day goes by without some new story about sleep in the papers, on TV or in our news feeds. Sleep is everywhere. Were told relentlessly how much of it we need, what will happen if we dont get it, and how much the economy loses through tired workers.

Facebook criticised after women complain of inaction over abuse

Amnesty says social media firm must do more to support users who report harassment Human rights campaigners have called for action after a survey revealed that more than half of the reports that women lodge about harassment on Facebook are met with no action from the social media company. The Survation poll, commissioned by the feminist campaign group Level Up, found that 29% of the 1,000 women who took part had been harassed on Facebook. A spokesperson for Amnesty International UK said the extremely worrying findings were indicative of a new frontier of human rights abuses which are often unaddressed: Time and time again we hear social media companies making pledges that they will do better, but their efforts have …

The internet said I had ascension flu. Was I awakening on a deeper level or was it just a cold? | Brigid Delaney’s diary

Maybe I had to resign myself to living on a higher realm, walking about blowing out lights About a month ago, I began experiencing a strange succession of minor ailments that were separately annoying and uncomfortable, and together alarming and confounding. One week I had intense nausea, an anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach but try as I might, I couldnt identify the cause of my anxiety. The following week, strange headaches. After that, aches and pain in all my joints. Then I started waking every morning sometime between 2am and 5am, alert and unable to return to sleep. In short, I was out of sorts. What was wrong with me? I Googled these symptoms and found out …