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Nursing Sexual-Assault Survivors

Arlette Stevens Castaño, a nurse in Tuscon, Arizona, talks about her experience treating patients and working with the police.

The Feudal Origins of America’s Most-Hated Tax

Property tax—one of the most criticized taxes on U.S. residents—stems from a system put in place by William the Conqueror.

The Overlooked Consumer Group With Billions to Spend

While American companies fixate on Latino consumers, the growth of Asian American buying power is outpacing everyone else’s.

The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee

Do mission-driven organizations with tight budgets have any choice but to demand long, unpaid hours of their staffs?

20 Years Since Welfare 'Reform,' Cont'd

Yesterday marked 20 years since Bill Clinton’s controversial welfare reform bill went into effect, replacing America’s old safety…

The Window Cleaner

While his peers in consulting prepared for business school and careers in private equity, Chris Rall used his experience to start a cleaning company.

When T.G.I. Friday's Loses Its Flair

Chain restaurants, which for so long used their decorations to celebrate America’s past, are now focusing on a (clutter-free) future.

Could Reviving a Defunct Banking Rule Prevent a Future Crisis?

Presidential candidates and politicians are touting Glass-Steagall regulation as a solution to the risks posed by big banks. Experts on financial regulation and economists share their thoughts on bringing it back.

The Job of Helping People Not Lose Their Sight

After more than two decades as an optometrist, Hilary Hawthorne discusses how she got into the field and what it’s meant to her over the years.

20 Years Since Welfare 'Reform'

America’s poorest are still dealing with the consequences of the legislation that Bill Clinton signed into law two decades ago today.

Another Big Pharma Merger

Pfizer says it’s buying Medivation for $14 billion.

Finally, Some Middle-Class Job Growth

After decades of expansion at only the high and low ends of the pay scale, the economy appears to be seeing an uptick in medium-skill employment.

Will D.C.’s Housing Ever Be Affordable Again?

Over the next decade, the city’s demographics will change dramatically, and housing policy will largely determine who gets to stay.  

The Difficult Math of American Health Care

It’s not just Aetna: The way Obamacare handles the excessive costs of treatment simply doesn’t work.

Leaving Academia to Become a First-Generation Farmer

Chris Holman gave up on a PhD in world languages to start a farm in Wisconsin.

The 'Obvious' Career Choices

Another reader, Kate, responds to my callout about the cultural norms and pressures that might be affecting the way women…

Are Women Insuring Themselves Against Low-Paid Jobs?

Nanette Fondas, a contributor to The Atlantic, writes in to the hello@ address about the concept of women picking certain…

The Road to Gawker's End

The news-gossip website that was bought this week by Univision announced Thursday it will cease operations next week.

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