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Co-published with TIME. Karie Fugett writes about the rule that penalizes many surviving spouses for finding love again.

Co-published with JacobinThe supermarket was used as a key piece of anti-communist propaganda early in the twentieth century against the alternative of grocery co-ops.

Co-published with EsquireThe financial crunch of COVID turned one man's bartering with customer service representatives into a matter of survival.

Co-published with CatapultI could almost sense them beside me, as if the spattered index cards they’d left behind had come to life.

Co-published with Texas ObserverIn an ecosystem that needs fire to flourish, the actions of the tribe could decide the future of the longleaf pine.

Co-published with MIT Technology Review. What I’ve learned: self-acceptance is the first difficult step.

Co-published with The American ProspectA vicious cycle of sleeplessness and financial deprivation persists in low-income communities during the pandemic.

Co-published with Believer Magazine. I’ve managed to keep the lights on, but I flinch every time they flicker.

Co-published with Believer Magazine. In low-income communities, a nickname becomes a means to combat hardship — and an avenue for reinvention.

Co-published with AllureGetting your talons done should be soothing, but for me, it also comes with a bolt of initial dread.

Co-published with HuffPost. We were so broke we broke up. Then a deadly disease broke the markets and brought us back together.

Co-published with The Daily Beast. Online life during quarantine can feel like too much Zooming. Alongside other retro pleasures, the magic talisman of the moment is …

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