Elisabeth Moss already has her next TV show lined up, and it sounds just as gripping as “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Elisabeth Moss already has her next TV show lined up, and it sounds just as gripping as “The Handmaid’s Tale”


Elisabeth Moss already has her next TV show lined up, and it sounds just as gripping as “The Handmaid’s Tale”

More Elisabeth Moss in our lives is never a bad thing. She’s recently been killing it as Offred on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and soon, once again, in her Golden Globe winning role as Robin Griffin in Top of the Lake. Now, she’s got her next gig lined up. The Mad Men alum has partnered with BBC America for a limited series about Typhoid Mary. Elisabeth Moss in another period drama?! YES PLEASE. Elisabeth Moss in everything?! YES PLEASE.

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Moss is no stranger to intense roles. Come on, you’re watching The Handmaid’s Tale, right?! And now she’s headed for another, but this time in early 20th century New York. The actress will star in and executive produce a new show called Fever, based on a book of the same name by Mary Beth Keane. The story is about Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant and cook who carried typhoid fever but didn’t know it — and transferred the disease to others. Here’s what she said about the project:

“I look forward to telling this story about one of the most infamous women in America, ‘Typhoid Mary,’ a woman whose true tale has never been told,” Moss said. “She was incredibly unique, stubborn, ambitious, and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing until her death where she lived out her days imprisoned on an island just off of the Bronx in NY. She is incredibly complicated, something I seem to enjoy playing.”

So, not a comedy! But, we’re just happy that an amazing actress like Elisabeth Moss keeps telling such unique stories.

Instagram gave into our indecisiveness by giving us this new “archive” feature

Instagram gave into our indecisiveness by giving us this new “archive” feature


Instagram gave into our indecisiveness by giving us this new “archive” feature

When you think about it, Instagram is a time capsule. It’s filled with images from the past that evoke memories of certain events and people. But what happens when you don’t want those memories on display, yet you don’t want to delete them completely? Instagram’s new “archive” feature is here to help us out.

Archived Instagram photos disappear from your feed, but are kept safe in a separate location within the app. This feature is also perfect for those of us who like to experiment with several different edits before posting a final draft.

Simply select the Instagram photo you want to archive and hit the three dots in the upper right-hand corner. Then tap “archive.”

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When you return to your main account screen, you’ll notice a new clock symbol in the top right-hand corner. This is where you can access your archived photos.

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Your archived photos are completely private and will remain archived until you decide to put them back on your profile, or take them down. You could even keep them in the archive to create your own private photo time capsule.

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And if you wish to put an archived photo back onto your profile, all you have to do is select the photo and tap “show on profile.” Easy peasy!

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The photo in question will go back to the spot on your feed from whence it came.

Finally, we don’t have to choose between cleaning up our Instagram account and keeping memories from our younger years. And ne’er again will we post and delete several times before settling on a photo edit. Times are a-changin’, Instagram users, and they’re a-changin’ for the better!

So, this is why flamingos stand on one leg

So, this is why flamingos stand on one leg


So, this is why flamingos stand on one leg

Flamingos are bizarre animals. They regularly stand around on one leg all casual like it’s no big deal (and even sleep like that!) while we humans can only accomplish this, best case scenario, for moments at a time in a yoga class with extraordinary, life-or-death concentration. If you’ve ever asked yourself, ten seconds into any given one-legged yoga pose, “Why the hell can flamingos stand on one leg, but I can’t?” we’ve got an answer for you.

Biologists Young-Hui Chang and Lena Ting finally investigated this burning question recently. To do this, they spent some time watching flamingos at the Zoo Atlanta. They brought along something called a “force-plate” which allows the scientists to study balance and gait if a human or animal is standing or walking across it. After many boring hours waiting for the flamingos to fall asleep, it finally happened.

This is what they found. Per the Atlantic, two things happen as a flamingo tries to shift its weight onto one leg:

1) First, the leg inclines so that the foot moves from being directly under the hip to being directly under the center of the body.

2) The center of mass moves to just in front of the flamingo’s knee, so its body weight naturally pulls the hip and knee forward.

The joints basically lock in place, so, as the Atlantic points out, flamingos are actually more stable on one foot than they are on two!

They even found that dead flamingos will balance on one leg. If you place the legs a certain way, the body will stay upright. In-sane. They also do not use any energy to do this, meaning, they aren’t so much “standing” on one leg, as they are “resting” on one leg.

So, no, you will never be able to stand on one leg comfortably, and you definitely won’t be able to sleep like that. It might make you feel a bit better to know that, according to Ting, flamingos apparently projectile poop when they sleep, so at least you have one up on the flamingos in that department.

Ellen DeGeneres is teaming up with Netflix, and we’re already dancing

Ellen DeGeneres is teaming up with Netflix, and we’re already dancing


Ellen DeGeneres is teaming up with Netflix, and we’re already dancing

Considering the gifts she gives to guests who appear on her show, we all know Ellen DeGeneres is, well, generous. So when Netflix asked her via Twitter to come aboard for a stand-up special, DeGeneres gave the people what we wanted. That’s right — Ellen DeGeneres is coming to Netflix, so get your dancing shoes on!

She’s been entertaining us on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for almost 15 years, and she’s become one of America’s best-loved daytime TV talkshow hosts. But for her Netflix special, DeGeneres is returning to her roots of stand-up comedy.

If only we knew years ago that all we had to do was ask Ellen DeGeneres herself…

Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?

— Netflix US (@netflix) May 24, 2017

Let me think about it. Ok I'm in. https://t.co/kUAdHyXAjS

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 24, 2017

There’s no word on when this special will be uploaded to the streaming site. But the fact that it’s in the works is enough to keep us going.

According to Mashable, DeGeneres’ last stand-up special, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, aired on HBO in 2003.

Variety reports that DeGeneres isn’t the only comedian who will provide upcoming stand-up content to Netflix. Kevin James, who is currently starring in Kevin Can Wait on CBS, will perform a comedy special for Netflix as well.

Netflix recently released new Tracy Morgan specials along with two never-before-seen Dave Chapelle shows. The streaming site has also teamed up with Amy Schumer, Louis C.K., and Jerry Seinfeld to release comedy shows and specials.

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In the 15 years she’s been away from the stand-up spotlight, we’re sure DeGeneres has garnered enough material to put on a 15-hour special! With all the weird things going on in the world today, we can’t wait to hear her comedic take on everything and anything.

New Yorkers want to repeal a 90-year-old law that bans dancing in the city, and Ren McCormack would so approve

New Yorkers want to repeal a 90-year-old law that bans dancing in the city, and Ren McCormack would so approve


New Yorkers want to repeal a 90-year-old law that bans dancing in the city, and Ren McCormack would so approve

If you think of a place that has a law banning dancing, New York City is not the first one to come to mind. However, there has been this kind of legislation in the Big Apple for more than 90 years. Now that it’s 2017, people want the law changed.

A petition put forward by the Dance Liberation Network has been circulating to completely revoke the law.

“It’s hard to believe that our city government has a law on the books banning an act of expression as basic and universal as dancing It sounds like the behavior of a repressive regime and certainly has no place in a city as tolerant, diverse, and respectful of human expression as ours is,” it says on the petition website.

The petition currently has more than 3,000 of their goal of 5,000 signatures.

Map: Where Is It Legal To Dance In Brooklyn? Almost Nowhere https://t.co/lGUq7pMfo3 #letnycdance @K_Culliton @danceliberation @RLEspinal pic.twitter.com/DisWRPk8NI

— NYC Artist Coalition (@nycartc) April 25, 2017

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The Cabaret Law, which bans dancing in any business without a proper license, has a complicated and somewhat dubious history. It was enacted in 1926 specifically as a suppression of African-American jazz clubs in Harlem.

The law not only banned dancing in certain establishments, it also banned jazz instruments and more than three musicians playing at one time.

In the 1940s, the law was expanded to individual nightclub performers, stating that they needed a “Cabaret Card” in order to perform. Not surprisingly, the card (as well as the license) was nearly impossible to get. According to Uproxx, “musicians had to go to the police department to be fingerprinted, photographed, and interrogated about their personal lives. The cards had a two year renewal process and authorities could revoke or deny at their discretion.”

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A few performers who were put through the ringer in order to perform were Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. The Cabaret Card rule was apparently revoked because Frank Sinatra refused to acquire one.

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While parts of the law have been repealed over the years, the overall law still remains in effect. Only 118 of the city’s 25,000 bars have a license. Of course, some establishments carry on dancing without a license. Because in New York City, you can dance if you want to.

This article originally appeared in Travelandleisure.com