Good morning World Cup lovers! Today is the day we honor our World Cup goddesses. It's a beautiful day for it. Here's today's Metro6@7 picks.

BRAVA! TICKER-TAPE PARADE
The ticker-tape parade kicks off at 11 am and goes north on Broadway from the Battery to City Hall. Here's how to watch it on TV or online. Metro also has a guide to street closures in FiDi.

iMEDITATE
Stress levels tend to run high in the city that never sleeps; it can be difficult to find time to relax and clear your head. Enter meditation smart phone apps like Headspace, Bhuddify and Insight Timer to clear your mind and provide an outlet from the hectic city lifestyle right in the palm of your hand.

TOT BRIDGE SLAY
It's a stomach-turning story -- the cold-hearted fatal toss of a 7-month-old toddler, allegedly by his dad, into the Connecticut River. Metro has the transcript of the mom's frantic texts just before the unspeakable.

ONE MILLION WRINKLES
Ten sphynx kittens -- like bald Mr. Bigglesworth in Austin Powers -- simply won't let their exasperated owner make the bed. Watch and laugh and share!

CONFEDERATE FLAG DOWN TODAY
Today is the last day the symbol of bigotry and slavery flies at the South Carolina State House. It comes down -- permanently -- today.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE
The Metro sports desk has your guide to the NBA summer league, the schedule, tv start and online streaming times. 

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter @nyc_oz.

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