Nearly 90 million Americans face heat alerts this week while Republican Senators complain about climate measures in President Biden's proposed 2024 budget. / The Guardian

Scientists at Purdue create a white paint that, when applied, can reduce the surface temperature on a roof and cool the building beneath it. / The New York Times

Bill McKibben: To save the planet, should we really be moving slower? / The New Yorker

Some thoughts on whether it's classist to be against fast fashion. / Put This On

Haley Nahman: Running errands slowly are a balm to the frazzled modern condition. / Maybe Baby

From June, people in their forties explain to younger generations what they used to do after work (without smartphones). / Slate

The FDA approves the first over-the-counter birth control pill. / PBS

Hollywood's big actors union joins the writers strike against the studios over higher pay and concerns about artificial intelligence. / Reuters

It's the first time actors and writers have been on strike at the same time since 1960. / The Los Angeles Times

An anonymous studio executive: "The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses." / Deadline

'Rick and Morty' is said to have accidentally coined Gen Z's preferred phrase for attractive older men: to be of "beekeeping age." / Cracked 

See also: In Iceland, the word "ísbíltúr" translates as "ice cream road trip." / Visit Reykjavik 

"Against a player you know to be naïve, you play Paper." How to win at Rocks-Paper-Scissor and why. / The MIT Press Reader