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)
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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 York Times, featuring the Brooklyn Brainery, a skill-sharing adult learning center for anything and everything, where I have had the pleasure of both taking and teaching courses. This model is going to spread, and the Brainery is on the forefront.
Nobody Goes It Alone, Huffington Post, written by Kirsten Lodal, a friend and mentor who is the Executive Director for LIFT, a nonprofit that I have been involved with since 2004. If you’re looking for a “wisdom” quote to inspire you and share with others, check out the last paragraph. Brilliant.
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
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 our generation appear bleak, with income declining, high joblessness, and significant debt from credit cards and college. Even older generations agree that we’ve been dealt a lousy deck of cards.
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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.
I’m so saddened by how our justice system failed. There was far too much doubt for his execution to be justified, and the onus is now on us, the American public, to either change the judicial process with respect to the death penalty or to legislatively get rid of it all together. False positives should not be an option.
(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, newspapers, and bad jokes. but these are the things give you something to talk about on the next mandatory call home that evening. (most people) learn to deal with it.]
This is gross and stupid and beyond irksome.
This is a ridiculous* ‘news article’.
[*that is, unless I can make money from being a redhead, too.]
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