People who can frequently recall their dreams tend to be more creative and exhibit increased functional connectivity in a key brain network, according to new research published in the journal Nature and Science of Sleep. psypost.org

Research backed by Procter & Gamble, Unilever and others sounds ‘alarm bell for action’ as attitudes to gender roles deteriorate. adweek.com

Disney+ Introduces Ms. Marvel to the MCU

This summer, Disney+ is rolling out the new Marvel mini-series Ms. Marvel. The show centers around a young girl, Kamala Khan, in the MCU who is obsessed with the Avengers (particularly Captain Marvel). However, her interests make her feel like an outsider at home and school. Then one night, Kamala discovers superpowers of her own. …

A list of ways to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth — through supporting Black-owned businesses, reading books by Black authors, learning more about the story and meaning behind the Juneteenth flag, and of course, supporting various causes and organizations. tuenight.substack.com

Parents and Caregivers: Ways to Say No for Self-Care

Life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau asks a crucial question of all parents and caregivers, what is your intention for the summer? Even though we’re all navigating a lot of chaos, it’s important that caring for ourselves not get shelved. Trudeau offers nine creative ways parents and caregivers can say no when feeling pulled …

Designer Ruth Carter

On June 18, 2022 The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop) in Seattle, Washington, will open the Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit. More than 60 costumes from over a dozen films (including the Oscar-winning Black Panther) will be displayed. Carter’s original sketches and artwork will also be featured, illuminating her powerful process and …

From NPR’s Life Kit: You don’t have to be Grammy-award winning or a natural-born talent to be a good singer – singing is actually a skill you can learn and practice. npr.org

Summer Reading: Five Books for Teens That Deal With Race

With a national debate raging about how – or even if – teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about how to navigate the subject of race. Parents may also find it difficult to broach topics of race in conversations with their teens. As a former junior high teacher …

The song previously peaked at No. 30 in 1985 on a chart topped at the time by Phil Collins’ “Separate Lives” and Starship’s “We Built This City.” pitchfork.com

Manga Creator, Author, Founder Jacque Aye

Jacque Aye did not look up to a Disney princess as a young girl. She instead admired the Japanese manga character Sailor Moon, feeling empowered by the skirt-wearing superhero. “I loved seeing super-feminine characters being cute and kicking butt,” Aye said. “They’re emotional, quote-en-quote, but they still get the job done.” As a manga creator, …

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