Bate and Switch at Uber?


A couple of years ago my car was totaled in an accident. I took the insurance money and paid off a few accounts. Living downtown, the plan was to take a combination of Public Tranposrtation and Uber. After a year, I would purchase a new car. Uber and Lyft was reliable transportation with reasonalble pricesContinue reading “Bate and Switch at Uber?”

The all of “y’all”: On finally embracing my voice, country twang and everything


To fit in with my peers, I changed how I spoke. Now, in the name of inclusivity, I’ve come back to my roots By: Justin Quarry/Salon The summer I was 12, my mother and I moved from a tiny Arkansas farm town to a university city, Jonesboro — home of Arkansas State — and fromContinue reading “The all of “y’all”: On finally embracing my voice, country twang and everything”

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single


By: Kristen Rogers/CNN An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo.The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or are living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau.Despite the fact marriages or relationships are less common theseContinue reading “Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single”

Covid and the 60 inch TV


For years, I wanted a big screen HDTV. I asked my children, co-workers and complete stranger on street corners all over the country, if they would find it in their heart to buy me BIG TV. Even though I am a good convenient Christian, I had to buy my own like a semi-normal person. (I’veContinue reading “Covid and the 60 inch TV”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older


There are things we all do, or don’t do, that lead us to waste far more time than we realize in the moment. BY: Kristen Wong We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t spendingContinue reading “The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older”

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict


An executive leadership coach shares some tips on how to approach potential conflicts.     By:Joel Garfinkle Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks byContinue reading “How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict”

Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing


The restaurant is located in the forest of Värmland. Photo: Jacque de illiers/imagebank.sweden.se Worried about the risk of infection while eating out? One restaurant in rural Sweden has taken the guidelines on social distancing to the extreme, serving individual diners in an empty field with the meal arriving by zipline. Aptly named “Bord for en”,Continue reading “Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing”

I Will Not Be Attending Your Exhausting Zoom Gathering


Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Images Plus. By Christina Cauterucci/Slate At the beginning of this stretch of self-isolation, I craved the sight of my loved ones’ faces. Seeing them on my laptop screen and hearing about their lives would briefly drive out the loneliness and disorientation of my newly apartment-bound life, lending myContinue reading “I Will Not Be Attending Your Exhausting Zoom Gathering”

Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!


STOP CRYING! MAN UP ! DON’T CRY, IT MAKES YOU LOOK WEAK! MEN, DON’T CRY! IF YOU DON’T STOP CRYING, I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT!  These wise tales, have damaged generations of people, particularly men.  Crying is a very natural emotion that has nothing to do with strength or character.  ForContinue reading “Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!”