All the Internet I Need Is on My Smartphone

I didn’t set out to be a super-cord-cutting millennial, but I don’t have a landline, cable, or Internet access at home. I do, however, have an Internet connection through my cellphone’s data plan that manages to get me everything I need (and sometimes things I want). Surprisingly, I’m not alone—”I don’t have the Internet” is the new, “I don’t have cable.”

Rihanna Vs. L. Ron Hubbard: Battle Of The Role Models

“You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.”

How Other People Do Money: Kids Around The World

“Youth Savings Patterns and Performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal” will tell you everything you never wanted to know about how poor kids around the world are doing a better job of saving money than you are.

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.


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.

Professor Dumpster Moves Out of the Dumpster, Begins Couchsurfing

Professor Dumpster is moving out of the dumpster—and if you live in Austin, he might be coming to a couch near you.

Pay to Play (In the Comments Section)

If you look in one direction, webmasters are erecting pay walls; if you look in the other, the same kind of folks are scrambling to tear them down.

Keeping the Junk

I found myself stuck at home with a bad ankle this weekend, so I did what I normally do when I’m stuck at home: I cleaned.