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Can you imagine being sent to spend 23 hours a day alone, in a windowless cell, because someone looked at your bookshelf and decided it meant you were part of a gang? What if it meant you'd be in that 80-square-foot cell not for a week, but for five or 10 years? Punitive solitary confinement is a reality for thousands of read
There’s something I find both thrilling and terrifying about financial planning. I want to know more about it, but every time I try to do a little reading on the topic, I get overwhelmed and lose momentum. I should invest, I think. I should actually know how much money is in my 401(k). I should use my credit card points read
Carly Fiorina didn't break through a glass ceiling, but she did win a big victory in her fight to be taken seriously by Republican Party gatekeepers. CNN announced on Monday night that it is changing the criteria for joining the channel's main GOP candidate debate on September 16. This means that the debate stage at the read
Julia Cheiffetz is an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Publishers. She is on the Board of the Lower Eastside Girls Club. This story was originally published on Medium. Last Saturday, I read the 6,000-word New York Times piece, “Inside Amazon,” in the car on my way to the beach. I sat quietly in the front seat, glued read
We may be in mid-August, but that doesn't mean the New York City heat has eased up. In fact, we'd go as far as to say that these past few days have taken heat and humidity to peak levels of grossness. We're hot. We're sticky. And while our bodies are pretty much begging us to shack up all day in an air-conditioned office, read