I took a pay cut during the pandemic for my mental health — and I’ve never been happier

Summary List Placement I’d been working as an assistant manager at the airport branch of a busy rental car company since November 2019. Each day I’d wake up around 5 or 6 a.m. and get ready for work, arriving at the rental car branch by 7:30 a.m. Often, I’d go in even earlier if I […]

How a homeless man lost federal aid by trying to move into a new apartment and start contributing rent

Summary List Placement On February 3, Derrick Henderson, 49, was going through his mail when he saw a rent bill addressed to him, saying he owed $2,368. On April 1, the bill increased to $5,788.26. Henderson was surprised, not because he didn’t know his rent was due, but because he thought somebody else was helping […]

Basecamp’s controversial move to ban politics at work is a reminder that the workplace is not a democracy — workers have little power to combat bad policies

Summary List Placement Over the last year, American workers have attempted to make their workplaces sites of social change and political discourse. Employees have fought for action, hoping the firms they work for will be agents in the fight against, among other things, systemic racism and harassment.  But recent changes at Basecamp, a workplace collaboration […]

Duchess Meghan did a pre-taped appearance on a bench for the ‘Vax Live’ concert

Last night, the Vax Live special aired on network television (ABC, CBS), YouTube and various streaming services. Despite the “live” in the title, the whole thing was pre-taped, although the concert part was filmed in front of a live audience of front-line workers. We already saw the reception Vax Live co-chair Prince Harry received when […]

Prince Michael of Kent has exploited his royal connection to do business with/in Russia

While he doesn’t get many headlines, Prince Michael of Kent is a beloved member of the British royal family. He’s 78 years old and he’s not a “full-time working royal,” but he gets invited to many of the Windsor events, and he’s reportedly quite close to Queen Elizabeth. Prince Michael receives some kind of royal […]

Lily James & Sebastian Stan transformed into Pam Anderson & Tommy Lee

In December, we learned that Hulu was planning to make a miniseries about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee called, obvs, Pam and Tommy. The miniseries is supposed to be about a specific period in Tommy and Pam’s life – soon after their wedding, their sex tape (which they made during their honeymoon) was stolen and […]

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘They say I was, like, a definitive nineties style lady’

Given the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow generally annoys the crap out of me, I probably should not admit that I enjoyed the hell out of her new Vogue video. In the video, Gwyneth “breaks down” thirteen looks from over the years of her fame and stardom. She’s been famous since the mid-’90s, so there are […]

Jill Duggar Flaunts Figure, Celebrate Husband’s Law School Graduation

Jill Duggar isn’t letting the biggest scandal in the history of her family get her down right now. Not when she has something important to celebrate. And not when she can seize on another opportunity to send a message to her estranged parents; to make it clear that she’s now her own woman and she […]

Embattled Matt Gaetz boasts about being ‘canceled man’ at first high-profile public appearance since sex-trafficking probe

Summary List Placement Rep. Matt Gaetz boasted about being a “canceled” and “marked” man during his first high-profile public appearance since becoming embattled in a federal investigation into whether he violated sex trafficking laws. “I’m a marked man in Congress. I’m a canceled man in some corners of the Internet. I might be a wanted […]

Facebook wanted its $130 million ‘Supreme Court’ to solve its policy enforcement problems. The board’s decision to punt on Trump’s ban shows how the initiative has backfired. (FB)

Summary List Placement Facebook’s “Supreme Court” sent a strong message to the company on Wednesday: Do your own work. It was likely a far cry from what the social media giant expected when it announced the blueprint for such a review board in 2018 amid mounting pressure to strengthen its moderation of content online. As […]

Trump’s obsessive desire for revenge is beginning to frustrate his close allies, report says

Summary List Placement Close allies of Former President Donald Trump are reportedly growing increasingly frustrated over his obsession with getting revenge on people he thinks have wronged him, according to a report by the Washington Post.  Republican leadership and Trump allies told the Post they wish he was working to protect his administration’s policies and […]

There is no way the Republican Party can win without Trump, says Sen. Lindsey Graham

Summary List Placement Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that the Republican Party cannot be successful without the backing of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.  In an interview with the Washington Post, Graham addressed the war being fought in the GOP between those believe the party needs to purge itself of Trump’s […]