Wee Bits: Philly’s Best Milkshakes, the Mac and Cheese Question, Beloved Deodorants and Self-Cleaning Houses

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Sniff. Big Justin Trudeau meets baby Justin Trudeau, the son of grateful Syrian refugees. (Via BBC).

Mark your calendars for Touch a Truck Day (in September) at Moorestown Mall! There’s going to be a ton of trucks!

Well, sh*t. 

Same goes for this, too, actually. (Thanks, EPA! Like we don’t have enough to worry about.) (Though this story suggests maybe — maybe — we don’t have to worry about mac and cheese as much as the original story suggests. Who knows anymore??)

This is the most astounding story — an obit, actually — from the NYT about the women who invented (and lived in) a self-cleaning house. I love this woman.

Philly Mag reports that Fairmount Park is getting a zipline and a treetop ropes course. Wheeee!

More fun from Philly Mag: The city’s best milkshakes. 

Kids’ bedtimes may be a social construct, NY Mag, but, hey, what isn’t? Leave us alone.

Haunting interview from The Cut with a journalist trying to figure out why so many American women die in childbirth. (Even more haunting: The story itself.)

Hey early risers (aka, parents): Morris Arboretum opens up at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through September!

Cold coffee cocktail ideas, from GQ.

Don’t know why, but I was very interested in this Strategist piece about celebrities’ favorite deodorants.