All posts tagged: best friends

The Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough That Changed Everything

The Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough That Changed Everything

[ad_1] They call it the Purge. You have experienced, in a modest way, something like it in the waning days of a bad cold, when your lungs finally expel their accumulated gunk. The rattle in your chest quiets. Your sinuses clear. You smell again: the animal sweetness of your children’s hair, the metallic breeze stirring a late-summer night. Your body, which oozed and groaned under the yoke of illness, is now a perfectly humming machine. Living is easy—everything is easy. How wonderful it is to breathe, simply breathe. Explore the April 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More Imagine, though, that you had never been able to simply breathe. Imagine that mucus—thick, copious, dark—had been accumulating since the moment you were born, thwarting air and trapping microbes to fester inside your lungs. That you spent an hour each day physically pounding the mucus out of your airways, but even then, your lung function would spiral only downward, in what amounted to a long, slow asphyxiation. …

Woman uninvites best friend from wedding after she makes horrific joke | Weird | News

Woman uninvites best friend from wedding after she makes horrific joke | Weird | News

[ad_1] A woman uninvited her best friend from her wedding after she made a horrific joke. Writing on Reddit, one user described how her best friend Izzy kept joking about how she dated the woman’s fiancé Jake first. They said that while the joke was funny at first, Izzy’s persistent reminders that she had previously dated the woman’s future husband began to grate. Eventually, the woman said she decided it was best to uninvite her best friend from her wedding and asked Reddit if she had done the right thing. Underneath her post, the woman was inundated with waves of support as fellow users told her that she was in the right. The woman explained: “Izzy (27F) and I (26F) have been friends since we were born. We were practically raised together. We were closer in college, but after that, we drifted apart a little but I still had a strong bond with her up until recently. She has been there for me a lot and I have too so it’s tough. “After college, when …

The Bizarro Buddy Comedy of SNL’s Please Don’t Destroy

The Bizarro Buddy Comedy of SNL’s Please Don’t Destroy

[ad_1] The video that ushered Saturday Night Live into the digital era barely made it to television, and when it did, it was largely ignored. It’s a heartfelt conversation between two friends (played by Andy Samberg and Will Forte) about a recent tragic loss; after every emotional beat, each of them takes a bite out of a large head of lettuce. When the video was screened during SNL’s live taping, the studio audience was clearly puzzled, the laughs barely rising above a polite chuckle. “Lettuce,” created in December 2005 by Samberg’s Lonely Island sketch group, could have been the end of SNL’s experimentation with prerecorded digital sketches. Explore the January/February 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More But then, two weeks later, came “Lazy Sunday,” a music video in which Samberg and his SNL co-star Chris Parnell rap about “lame, sensitive stuff,” as Samberg once put it: buying Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and going to a matinee of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch …

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

[ad_1] Channeling the joy of the most childish holiday Annie Otzen / Getty October 28, 2023, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. “I believe in chasing the ghost of my former lighthearted self,” my colleague Faith Hill wrote last year. And “if there’s one day when I might almost catch up, it’s Halloween: the most ridiculous, inherently childish holiday, and perhaps the one grown-ups need most.” As we get older, experiences of pure, full-body fun and joy become more fleeting. Faith argues that adult Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with that kind of fun, and the freedom it can yield: “When everyone is wearing a dumb outfit and surrounded by tacky decorations, you all withhold judgment together. You might even remember, just for a second, who you were as a young child: unencumbered by pretensions and insecurities, present …

bottoms-cringe-humor – The Atlantic

bottoms-cringe-humor – The Atlantic

[ad_1] This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Welcome back to The Daily’s Sunday culture edition, in which one Atlantic writer reveals what’s keeping them entertained. Today’s special guest is our associate editor Kate Cray. Kate edits for our Family section; she’s also reported on what semi-retirees know about work-life balance and made the case against the fun fact. Kate is watching a therapy-centered reality show that’s more like a documentary, exercising great patience in the lead-up to Olivia Rodrigo’s D.C. concert next summer, and reminiscing on the joy—and secondhand embarrassment—of seeing Bottoms in theaters. First, here are three Sunday reads from The Atlantic: The Culture Survey: Kate Cray A good recommendation I recently received: One of my best friends, who is getting her Psy.D., suggested a few months ago that I check out Couples Therapy; I’d been curious about her future profession, and she knows …

The Adult Lessons of Daniel Clowes

The Adult Lessons of Daniel Clowes

[ad_1] Across five decades, the cartoonist Daniel Clowes has written about a wide array of outcasts: the high-school best friends wrestling with their transition into adulthood; the middle-aged grouch searching for the daughter he never knew; the sex-obsessed malcontent fixated on his ex-girlfriend; the many other dropouts, weirdos, and natural-born screwups who feel drawn from real life. Clowes, who began making comic books in the 1980s as part of an artistic underground fermented during the enforced patriotism of the Reagan era, swiftly became associated with the emergent citizens of Generation X—those authenticity-obsessed, society-rejecting cynics who seemingly wanted nothing more in life than to hang out while avoiding responsibility and other human beings. His characters couldn’t hold down jobs. They didn’t have healthy relationships with their parents. They were like every slacker from your high school whom you suspected had the ability to get it together—but, like, whatever, man. But what if those outcasts grew up, shedding their cynical armor and actually getting their life in order? The titular protagonist of Clowes’s new graphic novel, Monica, …

Why Women Are Actually Freezing Their Eggs

Why Women Are Actually Freezing Their Eggs

[ad_1] The struggling American man is one of the few objects of bipartisan concern. Both conservatives and liberals bemoan men’s underrepresentation in higher education, their greater likelihood to die a “death of despair,” and the growing share of them who are not working or looking for work. But the chorus of concern rarely touches on how male decline shapes the lives of the people most likely to date or marry them—that is to say, women. In Motherhood on Ice: The Mating Gap and Why Women Freeze Their Eggs, Marcia C. Inhorn, a medical anthropologist at Yale, tells this side of the story. Beginning in 2014, she conducted interviews with 150 American women who had frozen their eggs—most of them heterosexual women who wanted a partner they could have and raise children with. She concluded that, contrary to the commonly held notion that most professional women were freezing their eggs so they could lean into their jobs, “Egg freezing was not about their careers. It was about being single or in very unstable relationships with men …

That’s Enough Big Fat Greek Weddings

That’s Enough Big Fat Greek Weddings

[ad_1] My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is uncomfortable to watch, squandering whatever goodwill the series once had. Focus Features September 8, 2023, 8 AM ET Listen to this article Produced by ElevenLabs and NOA, News Over Audio, using AI narration. In 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding became a genuine phenomenon. Written by and starring the then-little-known Nia Vardalos, the film made nearly 50 times its modest $5 million budget at the domestic box office, and remained in theaters for an entire year. As formulaic as the plot may have been—a woman falls for a man with a different background—the script was clever, coupling familiar romantic-comedy tropes with culture-clash humor. Clichés about the Greek American lifestyle blanketed the script, but they charmed thanks to an enthusiastic ensemble cast. As my colleague Megan Garber observed, the movie “was a big hunk of baklava: layered, nutty, shockingly sweet.” Whatever fluffy lightness the original film contained has largely deflated in the two decades since—and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, the latest sequel after a forgettable second …