10 Weekend Treats — the OZY Highlight Reel
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From wedding doulas to bullshit immunity, here’s the best of OZY this week.
By OZY Editors
This week’s news headlines have been all about the cash: Trump insists that those two hush payments were not campaign violations; Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin left no will or trust; and Apple’s Tim Cook is expected to get about $120 million richer (he also recently donated nearly $5 million in shares). But for those of us who aren’t millionaires (or even if you are rolling in dough), the weekend has arrived — so sit back and enjoy some of the priceless stories in this week’s best of OZY collection.
No. 1: Focus Puller: Here Comes the Wedding Doula: Your Key to ‘Marriage Mindfulness’
They’ve long helped birth babies. Now they’re assisting brides-to-be.
Why You Should Care: It’s like having a best friend, parent, therapist and wedding planner all in one.
No. 2: Sky-High Costs: 1 in 5 Californians Is Poor. Housing Prices Are to Blame
The sky-high cost of living is turning a land of opportunity into a land of disparity for many Golden State residents.
Why You Should Care: Because rising living costs are making California viable for only a privileged few.
No. 3: Future of Fertility: How This Fertility Guru Is Set to Ease the Pain of 176M Women
Startup founder Heather Bowerman plans to launch the first noninvasive test for endometriosis.
Why You Should Care: This test could lead to an early diagnosis of an excruciating condition.
No. 4: Book Boss: The Cult London Bookstore That Might Just Throw You Out
This go-to shop for design inspiration is also the former face of a much-loved TV series.
Why You Should Care: Because everyone secretly wants to visit somewhere that was once on TV.
No. 5: The Crap Trap: Think You’re Immune to BS? Nope.
You may believe you’re good at spotting the pseudo-profound. But research finds you’re wrong.
Why You Should Care: Bullshit is back and it’s bigger than ever.
No. 6: Dandy Dressing: Brazzaville’s Women Suit Up in Snazzy Sapeur Threads
For nearly a century, the Republic of Congo’s trademark fashion style was barred to women. That’s changing.
Why You Should Care: La Sape, the country’s iconic fashion style, is no longer only for men.
No. 7: Original, Big, Bold: This Millennial Filmmaker Is Riding the Digital Wave With His NBA Buddies
Michael Ratner’s basketball-influenced production house is taking off, with a little help from his friends.
Why You Should Care: OBB has become a magnet for Hollywood-curious NBA stars.
No. 8: Around the World: The Country Where Happiness and Inequality Go Hand in Hand
Contentment in Costa Rica tops the charts, but that doesn’t mean all things are equal.
Why You Should Care: Because happiness is also rooted in relationships.
No. 9: The Donald Dossier: Trump’s Legal Precipice Is a Political One Too
Michael Cohen’s remarkable plea implicating his former boss ratchets up the fight to keep the GOP in power.
Why You Should Care: Because Tuesday was a remarkable day.
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