Job of the Day: Science Writing Fact Checker

from longtime Billfolder Shannon Palus’ wonderful essay about her day job, “Dispatches from a fact checker.” Shannon fact checks for Discover and Popular Science, and manages to make the job seem wildly fascinating and beautiful and TERRIFYING, all at once.

Local Woman Makes Television Debut

Our own Ester Bloom is going to be on MSNBC at 11:25 this morning, talking to Tamron Hall about reclaiming the moniker “homemaker” for people who stay at home to take care of their kids. Twitter reports she is wearing her wedding underwear for good luck.

Millennials & Diversity

Alert: the current issue of Pacific Standard includes a thoughtful piece about millennials and diversity from beloved journalist Michael Dang (!). In “This Millennial Story is Different” Mike points out that when we’re talking about a generation that is, according to a Pew Research Report, “the most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history,” it’s ridiculous to keep on coming back to the same old broad-sweeping narrative.

The Rise of Part-Time Work

Our own Logan Sachon interviews a handful of people who are making it work with part-time work, for the Guardian. She talks to customer service reps, an adjunct, a swimming coach, and a guy who works for a distillery. Go read it!