Social Media Is Not Self-Expression

[T]he dis­sem­i­na­tion of social-media plat­forms becomes a flex­i­ble tool for social con­trol. The more that indi­vid­u­als express through these cod­i­fied, net­worked, for­mat­ted means to con­struct a “per­sonal brand” iden­tity, the more they self-assimilate, adopt­ing the incen­tive struc­tures of cap­i­tal­ist social order as their own.

Indifference is a power

Even though Sto­icism is far more acces­si­ble, not only does it lack the exotic mys­tique of East­ern prac­tice; it’s also regarded as a phi­los­o­phy of merely break­ing even while remain­ing deter­minedly impas­sive. What this atti­tude ignores is the promise prof­fered by Sto­icism of last­ing tran­scen­dence and imper­turbable tranquility.

Watching the Birth of a New Breed: the Werewolf Cat

The Lykoi’s par­tially furred faces and paws are the source of their fame as well as their name. Lykoi is derived from the word “lycan­thrope,” allud­ing to the animal’s resem­blance to crea­tures like Lon Chaney’s iconic Wolf­man. And like their name­sake, hair comes and goes for Lykoi cats. The kit­tens are born nearly naked and later spend parts of their adult­hood that way, occa­sion­ally molt­ing much of their sparse fur.