Cyberspace Case: “The Cyberspace Administration of China on Wednesday published the draft guidelines on its site, stating that minors would not be allowed to use most internet services on mobile devices from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and that children between the ages of 16 and 18 would only be able to use the internet for two hours a day.” (I definitely need all the parenting help I can get, but I’m not sure I’ll turn to the Cyberspace Administration of China…)

+ The Day Shift: Time: Extreme Heat Is Endangering America’s Workers—and Its Economy. Is there any upside to climate change? Well … surf’s up.

+ Niger Coup: “U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday called for the immediate release of Niger’s democratically elected head-of-state amid an apparent coup there. Biden released the statement on the 63rd anniversary of Niger’s independence from its former colonial ruler, warning that the West African nation is now ‘facing a grave challenge to its democracy.'”

+ Cinder Knock: “A woman who escaped her kidnapper by punching her way out of a cinder block cell at a home in southern Oregon may have spared other women from a similar fate by alerting authorities to a man they now suspect in sexual assaults in at least four more states.”

+ I Know What You Did Last Summer (and this one): “It’s the summer tradition no one wants to partake in: Covid-19 cases are on the rise again. Hospitalizations from the virus ticked up in mid-July, increasing by 12 percent to just over 8,000 across the US for the week ending July 22. That’s nowhere near the pandemic peaks that overwhelmed health workers, but July brought the first weekly increases in hospitalizations since the US ended the federal Covid-19 public health emergency in May.” Wapo: Nose picking linked to higher risk of covid, study shows.

+ Yeez Nuts: “Adidas brought in $437 million from the first release of Yeezy sneakers left over after breaking ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, as the German sportswear maker tries to offload the unsold shoes and donate part of the proceeds to groups fighting antisemitism and other forms of hate.” Even after the relentless hate, people still want their Yeezys. Pathetic. Sorry, but if the shoe fits.

+ Skimming to the Top: “As the apparel company prepares to expand into physical stores and men’s clothing, its latest funding round may spur questions about when it intends to go public.” NYT (Gift Article): Kim Kardashian’s Skims Is Now Worth $4 Billion.