Culture

Domestic Work and Tipping in Tanzania

When I first moved into my current house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital, my roommate had recently become a godmother to four puppies.

---

Got .Milk? New Domain Names Are Here If You Have The $$$

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was a non-profit when Postel was a key figure there. Recently, however, it has decided to try a new strategy and generate huge amounts of revenue by auctioning off new top-level domains.

---

Understanding Cinderella, Like Really Understanding It

The prince is about to inherit the family business. His first act as king will be to invest in a queen that will bring a high rate of return to the kingdom.

---

The Cost of Things: St. Patrick’s Day

Do you budget for St. Patrick’s Day or just let the expense wash over you like so much green-tinted water?

---

Chores, Then and Now

The Wall Street Journal has an indisputable piece by Jennifer Wallace that points out that giving chores to children is a very good thing.

---

Andrew Jackson Doesn’t Belong on a Twenty-Dollar Bill, a Woman Does

For a new non-profit called “Women on 20s,” it’s an extremely good idea, and one whose time has come. The organization’s campaign aims to remove Andrew Jackson, the nation’s wild-haired and controversial seventh president, from the $20 and replace him with an important American woman in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020.

---

Where To Buy Ilana’s Bras And/Or How To Live In A Cave

Make sure you agree on terms before taking a job for someone, or you might get paid in half of a dead horse.

---

I ‘Leaned In’ at My Nanny Job—and Got Fired

One Wednesday night not long ago, I went to bed with a job and woke up unemployed.

---

Micro-Lodgings

Above is a rendering of micro-apartments being stacked in NYC, which Pop Up City notes will occur this spring. We’ve written about these micro-apartments before—they’re meant for singles earning less than $77K a year and mirrors the kind of small, modular housing found in dense cities like Tokyo. Only 55 micro-units will be available for rent once this project is completed.

---