On New York on $70 a Week

@TheLifestyleCreep Yeah this piece is really misleading and at least six times too long. ETA: Hahahaha I just got to "Learn to use Tupperware." PEACE OUT, AWFUL WRITER

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0

On How To Buy A Dining Room Table In 24 Easy Steps

Realtalk, is the disappearing dining-room table the "What wedding china?" of our generation?

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm 0

On Billfold Housing Survey Results: What's Your Home Like and Are You Happy There?

I found the question about "forever home" really strange -- there was no option for those of us who rent and plan to keep renting or just don't plan to live in one place, generally OR specifically, forever.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 11:12 am 0

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@garli — That totally makes sense and explains the differences in our perceptions. Thank you for elaborating! I think with questions like this there’s often an unconscious bend toward population centers. There’s almost no diversity in the entire county where I grew up, racially, culturally, or socioeconomically. ETA @jalmondale There are studies that show large school districts shuffle their worst teachers into the worst schools, too. A double whammy for the students who need the most help and encouragement.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm 1

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@viewfinder May I ask -- how will guaranteed minimum income potentially shrink the influence and size of government?

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm 0

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@garli I'll be honest -- that idea rubs me kinda the wrong way, since kids have no say over who their neighbors are or aren't, even less so than adults who may seem to have no say either. But maybe you feel the value is high enough that it doesn't matter? I'd like to hear more.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:17 pm 0

On The Way We Tip

This is SO RTMI because my great, not-stingy dad just accused me of grossly overtipping. But I think the difference is generational and feel like I've seen data to support this!

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm 0

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@halfheartedyoga The curriculum at my public high school was like kindergarten compared to the college tracks at prestigious public or private schools -- my school had very few AP classes, no honors program, etc. When I worked in admissions at my college, the transcripts of some of my classmates blew me away, and it mapped with how behind I'd felt, even as one of the valedictorians of my high-school class. So I'm sure there are cases where the differences are moot -- probably it's even most cases -- but I was not prepared for college by my high-school education. Based on how my classmates are doing in their lives, they weren't either. ETA: In my community there weren't issues of logistical safety, etc. that I know come with some public neighborhood schools, too.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm 0

On On the Daily Show's Jessica Williams, the Latest High-Profile Victim of Impostor Syndrome

@lisaf LOL my tone. Yep, bye.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:48 am 0

On On the Daily Show's Jessica Williams, the Latest High-Profile Victim of Impostor Syndrome

@radicaledward Yes, the distinction is /very/ important. But I'm not here to be scolded for asking questions of someone who ironically wants to be taken at face value

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:36 am 1