Classism

I don't care what Donald Trump eats.

I Don't Care What Donald Trump Eats, And Neither Should You

I don’t care what Donald Trump eats, or any other president for that matter. I don’t care if he exercises. Health is not guaranteed under any Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
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Walmart Grocery Pick-Up Is A New Thing. Do We Still Hate Them?

I hate to love Walmart. It’s a complicated relationship, and their new car-side Walmart grocery pick-up is not making it any easier. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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What The Poor Won't Tell You

All I wanted, most days, was a cute apartment with big windows, sheer curtains billowing in the breeze, where I could sit comfortably and read a book. Read...
Alaina Leary    |   09.14.17   |   SHARE
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I feel less vulnerable when I’m there, more capable, with greater access to the necessities and niceties that make up a more stable life.

Why I Still Shop At Walmart Even Though Everyone Says Not To

I’ve come to like going to Walmart, for the simplest and most humbling reason. Read...
Kat Stromquist    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
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Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbeldore talks at length about the power of love to overcome all else. What he doesn’t talk about, but is a theme throughout the series, is the power of redemption. (Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News)

Harry Potter Turns 20 Today: An Ode To The Boy Who Lived

I have ventured into the world of Harry Potter over and over again, and every time I finish the series, I feel like I’ve learned another life lesson Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
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When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I’m boring or don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
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Have the awkward conversation. Fight for your friendship if it’s worth fighting for.

My Wealthy Friend: I Love You, But You’re Hurting Me

It’s Monday, 6 a.m. and Sarah, 30, wakes up — as she does five days a week (but really, it’s seven, because the body is a fickle thing). She has an Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   11.1.16   |   SHARE
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"Being unable to work for a day because of depression can threaten my financial stability, as I have no nest egg to fall back on." Image: Thinkstock

How Do You Navigate Mental Illness When You're Working-Class?

Taking care of your mental health is expensive. What happens when you don’t have the means to seek the help you need? Read...
Sian Ferguson    |   08.22.16   |   SHARE
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