Adele's Weight Loss Is A Double Bind Robyn Beck / Getty Images Adele with her Grammy trophies, Feb. 12, 2017. We at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you a range of stories, from the serious to the lighthearted. To help keep it all free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. Bad news for anyone who feels comforted by the sight of a celebrity larger than a size 8: Adele got skinny as hell. After months of largely staying out of the public eye and years of not releasing any new music, Adele posted a photo on Instagram for her 32nd birthday; it was a post thanking folks for the birthday wishes and a shoutout to frontline workers, but it also showed off her noticeably thinner body. It's the Great Reading Spreadsheet, Charlie Brown! At the end of last year, I wrote a post about how I hadn’t been tracking my reading in 2016 at all and wanted to start again in 2017. But when I published that post, I hadn’t quite figured out what that tracking would look like. Would I be utilizing Goodreads again?
To Apply Machine Learning Responsibly, We Use It In Moderation By Matthew J. Salganik and Robin C. Lee It’s a common refrain on the internet: never read the comments. 27 Bookish Goods For Cat Lovers If you fall in the overlapping centers of the Venn Diagram of “book lovers” and “cat lovers,” then this will be the purrfect (heh) round-up of 27 fun fetish items for your life. Cat book coffee pin, $12. Literary cat woven blanket/rug, $79 and up. In Spain, the VioGén algorithm attempts to forecast gender violence – AlgorithmWatch By Michele Catanzaro This story is part of AlgorithmWatch’s upcoming report Automating Society 2020, to be published later this year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted when the report is out. This story is part of AlgorithmWatch’s upcoming report Automating Society 2020, to be published later this year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted when the report is out. As part of a program to curb feminicides, Spain built VioGén, an algorithm that assesses the risk faced by victims of gender violence.
London Belongs to Me, Book by Jacquelyn Middleton (Paperback) Editorial Reviews "London Belongs to Me is a delight. A sweet, nostalgic debut that will transport readers to those first heady days of being on one's own in the great wide world." (Andrea Dunlop, author of ‘Losing the Light’) "...even the most skeptical or cynical readers will surrender to the many delights of this compelling narrative. Prepare to be seduced by engaging characters, irresistible in their own quirky way, and transported by keen descriptions of the sights, sounds, and tastes of London. (Kirkus Reviews)"The trustworthy lovers of Bridget [Jones's] single girl, younger days in London are going to adore London Belongs to Me, the story of a girl (who could be Bridget's younger American cousin!)
It’s the ‘End of Meat’, so shut up & drink the oil: NYT tries to berate its readers into a plant diet — RT Op-ed Supermarket shelves are empty and slaughterhouses are cesspits of disease. With the coronavirus breaking supply chains, the New York Times has proclaimed the ‘End of Meat’. Why do these people only deal in absolutes? We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby “Samantha Irby is my favorite living writer. Actually, I’ll throw in the dead ones too. Screw you, Herman Melville.” —Lindy West, author of Shrill “Reading Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting In Real Life cracked my heart all the way open. The essays in this outstanding collection are full of her signature humor, wit, and charming self-deprecation but there is so much more to her writing.