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Aretha Franklin is as immortal as can be, your sense of smell controls who you love and more

• Aug 17, 2018 at 9:37 AM

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THE NEW YORKER: Aretha Franklin is as immortal as can be

The eternal challenge is to answer grief with something that resembles love. To choose not just to sit around decrying hardship and injustice but instead to uncurl your fists and approach sorrow with grace, power, and, most incredibly, gratitude—not for the hurt itself but for the whole miraculous mess of being alive, this strange endowment of breath and blood. Most days, I believe that Aretha Franklin did this work better than anyone.

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THE GUARDIAN: Online security cameras let Californians livestream the burning of their homes

As internet-connected home security cameras grow in popularity and climate-change fueled natural disasters continue to ravage communities around the globe, a new phenomenon has emerged: witnessing your worst nightmare, remotely.

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USA TODAY: Lies and cover-ups: Catholic church in Pennsylvania had 'playbook' to keep priest abuse secret, FBI said

While in treatment, Father Thomas Smith told counselors he had raped 15 young boys, some as young as 7, threatening them with violence if they told and invoking the name of God to justify his actions.

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QUARTZ: Your sense of smell controls what you spend and who you love

Smell is the ugly stepchild of the sense family. Sight gives us sunsets and Georgia O’Keefe. Sound gives us Brahms and Aretha Franklin. Touch gives us silk and hugs. Taste gives us butter and ripe tomatoes.

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ONE COOL THING: This ad for horror flick ‘The Nun’ is too scary for YouTube

Lukewarm horror franchise The Conjuring is back at it again, but this time with a new spin-off in the form of The Nun. Directed by Corin Hardy, it’s the fifth entry in the series, which follows a Catholic priest and a young nun-in-training as they head to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding a nun’s death.

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