📺 They’re no longer in the White House, but Barack and Michelle Obama aren’t disappearing anytime soon. The couple just signed a multi-year deal to produce “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features” for Netflix—all of which will spotlight issues relevant to Obama’s years as president. No word on the premiere date (or whether they’ll be in front of the camera). Either way, it’s further proof that Trump’s attempt to undo Obama’s legacy isn’t working.
👠 High schools have notoriously gendered dress codes, but it doesn’t stop there. A Chinese university just announced a ban on miniskirts and hotpants at the library. It was (begrudgingly) reversed, but still—men shouldn’t have a say in what women do with their bodies, and they shouldn’t have a say in what they wear on them, either. On the bright side, women seem to be revolting against high heels—a male invention, btw—in favor of sneakers. Sales of the latter have spiked 37% in the last year, while spikey stilettos plummeted.
✊ Last week’s tragedy at Santa Fe High School was a setback, but the Parkland survivors aren’t going to let anything stop them from making change. If anything, the latest school shooting adds urgency to their cause. The New York Times reports that, with the help of voices like Emma Gonzalez, youth voter registration is way up in battleground states. These potential new voters lean Democratic, champion gun control, and could make a huge impact—if they actually vote. Registering is a start, but doing the thing is the only way to make a difference.
🛫 Still need some summer break inspo? Here’s a great start: Discover surveyed 1,000 people aged 18 and up on vacation priorities and found that Gen Z put adventure as their #1 choice (in other words, incorporate an adrenaline rush into your itinerary). Other top requests for young people include exploring new cities and spending time with friends and family. Fwiw, a separate—but equally relevant—study found that 18-to-24-year-olds are *most* likely to have severe travel FOMO. So it doesn’t matter where you go...just go!