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Something to Cite for Sore Eyes: NYT (Gift Article): The Best and Worst Habits for Eyesight.
“Are carrots good? Is blue light bad? Experts weigh in on nine common beliefs.” Pro tip: Eat carrots, save your money on bluelight filtering lenses.

+ Boot Call: “A small round key has unlocked a world of fame and fortune for two balaclava-clad women who are among the most in-demand entrepreneurs in Atlanta. That key is one of a handful the so-called Boot Girls use mostly around Buckhead, an upscale Atlanta neighborhood, to unlock metal brackets attached to vehicles parked on private property, like one Jaguar on May 5, when I spent the evening with the boot removal Robin Hoods.” A ride with Boot Girls, 2 women challenging Atlanta’s parking enforcement industry.

+ Extreme North: “North Carolina is an unusually critical state for abortion rights: It has become a haven for those seeking abortion in the post-Dobbs South. In the months following the Supreme Court’s ruling, North Carolina saw the single highest increase in abortions of any state in the country — largely due to out-of-staters coming in from nearby states where the procedure is heavily restricted or banned. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, could have a significant impact on abortion access in the United States writ large.” What North Carolina’s abortion ban does — and why it matters.

+ Self Defendant: “While the Mexico State court found Monday that Ruiz had been raped, it said the 23-year-old was guilty of homicide with “excessive use of legitimate defense,” adding that hitting the man in the head would have been enough to defend herself. Ruiz was also ordered to pay more than $16,000 in reparations to the family of the man who raped her.” She killed the man raping her. Now Mexican woman faces 6 years in prison.

+ Desantis Clauses Coming to Town: AP: DeSantis signs bills targeting drag shows, pronouns, bathroom use and transgender children. (This is what running for president looks like in an age of unmitigated idiocy.)

+ Tell A Vision: There’s a new company giving away televisions. But there’s a catch. A few of them. This TV could be your new best friend — but, like, a terrible friend who gossips about you constantly.

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