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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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Founders Jen Jones & Cynthia Hornig

Meet The Minds Behind The Crowdfunding Site Made By Women, For Women

Any woman living in the United States can submit a campaign for consideration. The team reviews the application and works with the campaign creator Read...
Kelly Burch    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
Joni Edelman 42-year-old face with no fancy skincare

I Replaced My 10-Step Korean Skincare For $37 (And Saved $121,136)

What if we just all decided that we’d let ourselves get old without trying to snail-trail-Dragon’s-Blood-Complex-10 Step-Korean-Skincare our way out Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.12.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
How many spoons can reasonably be left for what makes you happy, what makes life worth living?

The Maddening Difficulties Of Going On Mental Health Disability

I first went on disability when I lived in Rochester, New York. My therapist and psychiatrist had Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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The Worst Part Of Moving Is The Anxiety It Causes

In the past 13 years, I have moved 11 times. You’d think this would mean that I’m a real moving pro, that I glide in and out of apartment with ease Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   05.2.17   |   SHARE
I am still ashamed. But despite that, or in spite of that, my life is beautiful.

Can I Blame My Mental Illness For My Lousy Behavior?

I wish I could say that every mistake I’ve made, every lousy decision, is all a manifestation of my faulty brain chemistry and mental illness. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.5.17   |   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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The reality is that I did not become poor because I ate a meal in a restaurant one too many times.

Yes, Poor People Eat Out Sometimes, Deal With It

I’m a poor person. I live below the U.S. poverty line. And yeah, I deserve to make my own financial decisions. The reality is that I did not become Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   11.3.16   |   SHARE
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