Ankita Rao

Celebrity

Mindy Kaling Is Finally Changing Her Disappointing Track Record on Diversity

After years of falling short with POC, Kaling is trying to create a more diverse Hollywood. Can she win back the viewers she's let down?
Alex Zaragoza
Ankita Rao
8.1.19
body

Millions of Kids Are Exposed to Lead Because the U.S. Prefers to Protect Landlords

Exposure to lead can cause permanent brain damage, a lower IQ, and other health problems. But without federal regulations, most people don't know they're impacted until it's too late.
Ankita Rao
7.23.19
body

Amazon Won’t Stop Selling Toxic Products In the U.S.

There are 1,005 notices in California currently filed against Amazon for selling unsafe creams and cosmetics without a warning.
Ankita Rao
7.1.19
environment-health

When It's Not Poisoning Us, the U.S. Water System Is Robbing Us Blind

People can go into such extreme debt over unpaid water bills—even incorrect ones—that they lose their homes.
Ankita Rao
6.21.19
money-inequality

Clothes Are Canceled

Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism is just one of many forces killing the shopping spree.
Ankita Rao
6.13.19
money-inequality

People Are Moving to Smaller Cities in Search of Affordable Houses That Don't Exist

Millennials are stuck renting in places they would never have chosen if not for the dream of owning a home.
Ankita Rao
5.23.19
policy

The EPA's Lies About Air Pollution Are Killing Americans

In its latest move to protect industry, the government has ensured that we'll see more deaths from asthma, heart problems and cognitive degeneration.
Ankita Rao
5.21.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
Money

A Rogue Coder Turned a Parking Spot into a Coworking Space and People Loved It

"Car parking squanders space that can be used for the public good."
Ankita Rao
5.2.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work.
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Late Capitalism

Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam

Lawmakers argue bans on cashless stores could protect tens of millions of Americans without access to credit cards.
Ankita Rao
3.22.19
Late Capitalism

The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat

Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy.
Ankita Rao
3.13.19
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