Culture

Revenge Giving, or Giving Out Of Spite

When you give money to a cause you know a person would hate, and you do it in their name.

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“If you’re enjoying yourself, you’re not working hard enough” (Or You’re In Denmark)

Can you imagine if America’s biggest problem was stairs?

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Uber and PDX: A Not-Exactly-Love Story

two of the giants of our age, Portland, OR, and Uber, duking it out for dominance

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Transitional Furniture

Raise your hand if you’ve ever owned a Lack coffee table from Ikea. Keep your hand raised if your Lack coffee table was passed on to you from a friend, or found on the street, or bought for $10 on Craigslist, where you are bound to find pages and pages of Lack coffee tables for sale.

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An Interview With Kristen van Ginhoven, Who Started a Theater Company to Benefit Women

Five years ago, Kristen van Ginhoven was an actor and graduate student in theatre education living in Western Massachusetts. Then she went and read a book called Half the Sky. By the time she closed the cover, she had decided to start her own nonprofit: the Women’s Action Movement Theatre. I spoke with her on the phone about the repercussions of reading humanitarian journalism, the practical steps she took to get her organization going and what she’s had to give up in order to pursue a career in nonprofits and the arts.

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In Defense of Scrooge

aside from being a miserable grouch, Scrooge is rather relatable

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Our Current Reality and Our Future Goals

Carl Richards, a certified financial planner and the creator for the “Sketch Guy” column for the New York Times, is currently doing the “12 days of behavior gap” in which he gives out one of his sketches each day in his email newsletter and tells a story about it.

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Madison Is A Great Small City, Unless You’re Black

Madison won’t tell you how many hundreds of people touched my hair in the twenty-three years I lived there without asking first and called it “neat.”

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Careful What You Put In Your Work Email, Sony Edition

Do not put anything in a work email you wouldn’t write on a postcard and leave in the park.

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In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

Living in Hartford, I still see art and music, and I get to live in a city, and my rent is about one third of what I would pay for an equivalent apartment in Brooklyn.

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