Despair

This Week in Science

More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us

A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
Shayla Love
4.22.19
Culture

All the Ways You Will Be Laid Off in Your Life

There are bad ways, and less bad ways, to find out you are being canned.
Elianna Lev
1.14.19
peanuts

The Soul-Crushing Irony of Charlie Brown, the Athlete

Charlie has all the hopes and dreams to be a great superstar, and none of the tools to make it happen.
Corbin Smith
8.20.18
mlb

The Mets Did This

Jose Reyes pitched for the Mets in a 25-4 beatdown.
Sean Newell
8.1.18
Despair

The 'Punk' CBGB-Themed Target Is Peak Late Capitalism

Corporations jumping on culture for profit is obviously an old story, but this time it happened less than two blocks from where I grew up.
Eve Peyser
7.26.18
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
7.20.18
Late Capitalism

The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Quitting Your Job

Seriously.
Matt Taylor
7.12.18
Late Capitalism

Goldman Sachs Is Worried Your Rising Pay Will Hurt Rich People

The latest reminder that American capitalism is in a dark, dark place.
Matt Taylor
7.10.18
Despair

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.
Matt Taylor
7.9.18
Despair

A Future Without Unions Is a Terrifying Dystopia

From even crazier rent to low pay to no weekends and shitty bosses, it's a lot like the world we live in now—just worse.
Matt Taylor
6.28.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
americana

A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.
Erin Schwartz
11.17.17
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