☀️ Celebrating Lily Gladstone

AND Navy Veteran Gets Birthday Surprise

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Here’s what to know for Tuesday:

  • Lily Gladstone made history at the Golden Globes

  • Portable X-ray machines make a difference

  • Navy veteran gets a birthday bash at his favorite breakfast spot


Lily Gladstone made history by winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress on Sunday. She’s the first Indigenous person to claim this honor. 

In Martin Scorsese's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (2023), she portrayed Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman entangled in a deadly scheme. 

With Blackfeet and Nez Perce heritage, Gladstone stands out in a field where Irene Bedard was the only previous Native actress nominated by the Globes.

During her acceptance speech, Gladstone spoke in Blackfeet. 

It was a way to honor her community and thank her mom for instilling the language in her. 

She expressed her appreciation to Scorsese, DiCaprio, and De Niro for their allyship and for changing Hollywood's narrative. 

She even dedicated her win to all the Indigenous kids dreaming big, proving that representation matters.

Yet, there is some argument over this achievement.

The debate over whether Gladstone is the first Indigenous Golden Globe winner arises from Buffy Sainte-Marie's disputed heritage, who won in 1983. 

But that shouldn’t take away from her moment and the fantastic performance she put on the screen that won her this award.

And we want to give a shout-out to the late Robbie Robertson, too.

He was nominated for original score for his work on the same film but did not win in that category.

With all that said, Gladstone's win is a milestone for Indigenous visibility in mainstream media, signaling a shift towards more authentic and diverse storytelling.

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🦿 A robotic exosuit helps Parkinson's patients walk better and eliminates one of the symptoms of the disease

🩻 Portable X-ray machines help doctors reach remote patients who can’t make trips to the hospital

🦣 Coal miners discover a mammoth tusk buried for thousands of years in North Dakota

In Pensacola, Florida, a heartwarming story unfolds every morning at the Scenic 90 Cafe. 

Mr. Lee, a cherished U.S. Navy veteran, is a regular at the cafe. He walks in for breakfast every day, bringing decades of stories and a helping hand. 

His usual order? An over-easy egg, cheese grits, a biscuit, and a sausage patty. Sometimes, he even pops in for lunch!

What's truly special about Mr. Lee is his eagerness to help around the cafe. 

He's been seen separating coffee filters for the staff, a task he took up after observing the staff's struggle with it. 

But there's more to this story. 

Mr. Lee, now nearing his 90th birthday, continues to drive himself to the cafe daily, a testament to his resilience. 

As Mr. Lee's 90th birthday approaches in March 2024, the cafe staff is planning a special celebration for him, complete with a decorated chair and balloons.

In honor of Lee's milestone birthday, the cafe wants people to send birthday cards to celebrate this remarkable man's life and legacy. 

Send your card to the Scenic 90 Cafe at 701 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, Florida, 32503. 

Join in to honor a veteran who has become more than a customer—he's a part of the Scenic 90 family.

If you’re in the mood for an adventure, check out this app!

We just came across this app called Morty that helps you find fun experiences in your area.

Right now, it’s just escape rooms and haunted houses, but they’re starting to work on speak-easy spots and other nerdy, fun things to do as well.

Check it out and test your puzzle skills in an escape room!

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