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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
Stuff

How to Deal with Living with Your Parents in Your 20s

Moving in with the people who made you is actually great if you're not a big human baby about it.
Sophie Bauer
5.5.16
Interviews

France's Unemployment Benefits Are So Good Young People Are Getting Fired on Purpose

With 7.9 million people unemployed in the US, leaving a stable job because you just didn't feel like working can seem reckless to some or a complete dick move to others.
Souen Léger
4.4.16
Stuff

We Asked a Sociologist Why Australians Resent the Homeless

Scratch the surface and you'll find a lot of Australians believe the homeless are lazy. We asked Prof. Kathleen Hulse, an expert on homelessness, where these beliefs come from.
Max Rann
5.21.15
Stuff

I Ghostwrite Chinese Students' Ivy League Admissions Essays

When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.
Eunice Park
8.30.14
News

Britain's Upper Classes Are Less Likely to Be Busted for Drugs

Thanks to a focus on statistics, London cops have taken to making easy arrests for marijuana possession, and a lack of real engagement with the communities they police has made officers disconnected from the poor people who get stopped and searched.
Max Daly
6.19.14
WEEDIQUETTE

My Friend John Was Slow Because He Was Illiterate, Not Because He Smoked Weed

John and I smoked weed together every day, but I didn't know he was illiterate until we both worked as summer canvassers for a shitty nonprofit environmental organization.
T. Kid
6.1.14