NOTE FROM SKIMM HQ: Yesterday we made a big mistake. We said “Your” when we meant to say “You’re.” Are thoughts our with all those affected by this tragedy. (We kid) Why the Daily Skimm is one of the best consolidated news sources out there; they know their audience and play to it appropriately while… Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal clearly understands how America lives. (Even if they’re just playing to who they think their readership is, this is an irksome infographic. Also, maybe the people look sad because of their outfits and not taxes.)
Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile, New York Times, featuring my storytelling teacher Adam Wade, who is a Moth champion with unconditional love for all of his students and the art of storytelling. It’s incredible what power a good story can have on the audience and on the orator. The Make-Your-Own Schoolhouse, New… Continue reading Required Reading for Today: Storytelling, Brains, and Saving the World
A good summary by my buddy Priyanka about the current hearings at the Supreme Court. Great to read if you don’t have time to weed through all of the other articles out there but want the key points.Supreme Court considers core of health care law, the individual mandate
Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way. Geraldo Rivera, Fox News host You… Continue reading
41% of Americans believe that young adults have been hit the hardest by the recession. Only a third of 18-34 year olds rate their financial situation as “excellent” or “good.” Young adults working full time have median weekly earnings of $448, about 6 percent less than in 2007. Why we should care: The prospects for… Continue reading OUR TIME translates the news
The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath. Troy Davis I’m so… Continue reading
(Grown) Kids, here’s a tip: suing your parents for bad birthday cards and no care packages at college isn’t kosher. At all. What’s your problem? Stop whining. Or if you must, take revenge, but don’t waste public resources in the court system, because your case is absolutely stupid. [editor’s note: my care packages contained vitamins,… Continue reading This is gross and stupid and beyond irksome.
An hour ago, a few tweets had eyewitness accounts and suspicions and questions flying around the Twitter. Was it a jumper? A bomb? A crazy gunman who had fired shots? A husband holding his wife hostage? In the Flatiron building? While I am in full support of receiving news on Twitter (and getting it sooner… Continue reading A game of telephone.
This is a ridiculous* ‘news article’. [*that is, unless I can make money from being a redhead, too.]Redheads in Need of Scholarship Cash & Teaching Budget