How Far Do You Go To Secure Your Kid The “Best” Education?

In a painfully segregated school system like NYC’s, questions like “Which schools have families like yours?” feel as dog-whistle-y as anything coming out of the Republican primary.

The Science Of Stop Shopping

Media is trying to help us understand — and, then, better resist — our own subconscious biases, which stores and advertisers use against us.

The Cost of Incarceration

Free public defenders aren’t actually free. Some municipalities require people to pay $50-200 in “public defender application fees,” and that’s just the beginning.

Too Many Millennial Dads Are Hypocrites. But There’s Hope.

Let us all swoon over Anne-Marie Slaughter’s husband.

“You’re Asking Way Too Much”: The Response To Publicly Doing What You Love

My whole life, part of me has existed in a defensive crouch waiting for people to yell at me about my decisions. Turns out all I needed to do was write a personal essay for the Atlantic.

A Minority View On Inner-City Poverty

“Building new affordable housing in wealthy areas takes investment away from the downtrodden areas that most need it.”

The Salary History Anchor

Bourree Lam writes in the Atlantic about the negative results that can occur when a prospective employer asks for your salary history.

The One Weird Trick for Millennial Financial Success

Do they just never drink lattes? Always take their lunch to work? Make their bed every morning? What could it be?

Your Tote Bag and Your Grocery Basket

People who bring tote bags with them to the grocery store are more likely to buy junk food, apparently.

The Rent Is Officially Too Damn High For ‘Pretty Much Everyone’

People who are spending 50-70% of their take-home pay on rent can’t pay down their student loans or save for retirement, meaning that more of them will end up depending on social services later on.