Culture

Radio Recaps, Startup Ep 7: “Kids, Work, Kids, Work. There’s Nothing in the Middle”

FT work can be exhausting. FT work and raising kids is like being outside in a hurricane.

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Welcome to Kingston. Now Leave

Over the course of the past year, at Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan book events for the two essay anthologies I’ve edited about loving and leaving New York City, a good number of people have approached me with the same question: “Should I move to Kingston too?”

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The Uniform I’ve Chosen for Myself

Some people express themselves through their clothes; they stretch the parameters of office dress codes with unexpected cuts, vintage menswear, and statement jewelry. I admire those people, but I am not one of them. The last thing that I want to do on a weekday morning, or at anytime, honestly, is think about what to wear, but I still want to look good.

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For Whom Is The New York Times?

Of course newspapers are, if we’re being cynical here which we are, a way of disseminating advertising. But shouldn’t they still strive to be populist?

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American Girl Dolls Are Still Expensive (But Not As Expensive As They Could Be)

Are American Girl dolls and their clothes more expensive than they were when the dolls first debuted nearly 30 years ago? (Yes, that’s right: nearly 30 years ago.)

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Being Black in Silicon Valley — and Alaska, Atlanta, & NYC

If you’ve ever felt like an outsider in your workplace, you’ll relate to Erica Joy’s sobering look back on her career (so far) in tech

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Burning Out

I have a tendency to stay late at the office; I enjoy the quiet, the fact that there is less news going on, and that there are fewer distractions. “Go home,” people like to tell me. But I have things to do! I counter. This is the time I can get things done!. “Don’t want to see you burning out,” they say.

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Link Roundup: A High-Functioning Office is a Neighborhood; Online Dating for Jobs; Shmoozin’

Shmooze more, get fired less.

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The Argument Against the Penny

No coin in U.S. history has ever been worth less than a penny is today.

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Going “Gluten Free” is for Rich People

The author quotes one of the nation’s foremost gluten specialists and celiac doctors, whose diagnosis is that the gluten free phenomenon is not nearly as much about health as it is about class.

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Living Together to Save Money

Generally speaking, roommates expect to keep their money separate, since they know the arrangement is temporary. Romance, though, works like peanut butter, slathering everything — especially money — in a sticky layer of complexity that is hard to remove.

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