Life

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You

In some ways, living in a dense urban area has become much more pleasant for certain types of people — namely the affluent and those who prize proximity to the action above all else. Is a city still a city if urban living is a luxury good?

The Suburbs Are Coming To A City Near You

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?

Financial help from parents comes in many forms, and it’s the basis of so many success stories. So why do millennials act like it doesn’t exist? Harper’s Bazaar examines the myth—and tyranny—of the “self-made” success story.

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?

“Too Long At The Fair”, Short Film About The Brutal Reality Of Adulthood

After a mishap at an important client’s party, Charlie and Val find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee, and an adventurous day awaits—but life has taught them that the promise of L.A. has its ups—and its downs.

“Too Long At The Fair”, Short Film About The Brutal Reality Of Adulthood

How Our Definition Of Middle Class Has–And Hasn’t–Changed In 100 Years

Some of the cultural markers associated with the middle class–like education–have shifted. But its aspirations? Not so much.

How Our Definition Of Middle Class Has–And Hasn’t–Changed In 100 Years

An Ode To Being Old

Success in business, even in the fast-paced start-up world, isn’t just about age-related smarts. Wisdom, a deeper kind of knowing that can only be gained through experience, matters too. And apparently, it matters quite a bit.

An Ode To Being Old

Is Poverty Necessary?

Progress is dynamic, self-generating, unpredictable. Poverty is static, effectively resourceless, subject to interests that are not its own, therefore valuable to those interests. 

Is Poverty Necessary?
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

“Quadrangle”, Award-Winning Doc About Marriage And Divorce

A documentary about two ‘conventional’ couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 70s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and pave the way for how people would live in the future.

“Quadrangle”, Award-Winning Doc About Marriage And Divorce

In The Land Of Hope And Grief

An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community. By offering helping hands to their peers, these young people are learning to believe in themselves and preparing to guide their communities and cultures into a new era.

In The Land Of Hope And Grief

How Much Would You Pay To Never Use Tinder Again?

One in four single people under the age of 35 use dating apps. Being single is very expensive, maybe paying a premium matchmaker thousands of dollars to meet someone isn’t so crazy.

How Much Would You Pay To Never Use Tinder Again?

The Big Business Of Loneliness

Capitalism abhors a vacuum, and into this collective social void has stepped a fleet of companies and entrepreneurs selling an end to social isolation. Over the past decade, on-demand connection has become both a big business and a powerful marketing opportunity. 

The Big Business Of Loneliness

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

Oxygen and iron are essential for the production of energy, but may also conspire to destroy the delicate order of our cells. Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

How To Grow From Your Pain

Trauma and hardships are too often a part of life. Most of us live through at least five or six traumatic events in our lifetime. Here’s how to persevere.

How To Grow From Your Pain
Inspiration

Petra Eriksson

How To Teach Your Kids They Don’t Have To Be Perfect at Everything

My 6-year-old daughter was making a birthday card for a friend. She was sitting at a small table, and on the floor next to her were about ten crumpled sheets of paper. She kept writing the letter “H” for “Happy Birthday,” then deciding she didn’t like how it looked.

How To Teach Your Kids They Don’t Have To Be Perfect at Everything

Goldman Sachs, Patagonia, And The Mysteries Of “Business Casual”

The importance of the Patagonia vest is that it is both an evolution of the business-casual costume and a reversion to the waistcoat of the ancient three-piece suit. “Business casual” is less a style of dress than an enigmatic language of power.

Goldman Sachs, Patagonia, And The Mysteries Of “Business Casual”

Offices Can Be Hell For People Whose Brains Work Differently

Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.

Offices Can Be Hell For People Whose Brains Work Differently

Meet The People Who Live A Low Carbon Life

Some want a clear conscience. Others want to see if they are up to the challenge. But none of them want to wait until 2050 to cut their carbon emissions down to near-zero. Across the UK, environmentalists of all ages – from seven to 75 – are taking action now to lead low-carbon lives.

Meet The People Who Live A Low Carbon Life

Switzerland’s ‘Secret’ Fifth Language

Head to medieval Basse-Ville, caught between the German- and French-speaking divisions of Fribourg, and you’ll find yourself in a no-man’s land where the two languages have become one: le Bolze.

Switzerland’s ‘Secret’ Fifth Language

What It’s Like to Live In A California Ghost Town

To be an off-season caretaker of Bodie, California (winter population: 5), you need a high tolerance for cold, solitude, and two-hour grocery runs.

What It’s Like to Live In A California Ghost Town
Inspiration

Rosanna Tasker

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