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I've been reading Ovid's Metamorphoses lately, and there's something so charming to me about these myths. I don't really know what I find so appealing about it. It's a bunch of ancient Roman myths about people transforming into animals or plants (or other things). Over and over and over. But I'm on book five or six and it has captivated my interest. I am invested.

I will say, it seems a little feministic comparative to other Roman works; although these male gods are all rapists of humans and nymphs, he somewhat emphasizes how miserable and wretched the women feel after they are treated with injustice. Some people say Ovid was ahead of his time, really I don't know if I would consider him a feminist, but it certainly is unusual. I found it puzzling how the all the gods are depicted as selfish, cruel, malevolent, so I asked Reddit, how do you juxtapose this portrayal with the idea that the gods are fundamentally good? People prayed, worshiped, sacrificed

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   With crispy edges or not, the perfect (and proper) sunny side up eggs are cooked on one side only, with fully set whites and runny yolks. So called since around 1887, they have become the go-to fried egg for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Flip them in the pan and cook them briefly on the former topside and they become sunny side down, or

Why I don't drink coffee at Starbucks.

"…single-handedly responsible for everything that’s wrong with coffee: From inventing stupid faux-Italian drink names, to ruining whole neighborhoods by forcing out small, artisan coffee shops."
Coffee Chronicler

I know I'm going to upset some folk with this opinion, but it's for your own good. I loathe Starbucks, and not just

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