The 8-Hour Workday vs. 8 Hours of Work

I’ve been freelancing full time for a few months now, and one of the first things I did when I decided to take the plunge was invest in time tracking software (Toggl, for those curious). I worked hard to get into the habit of using it religiously from the beginning, so that I would have […]

How to Move Cross-Country Cheaply

Ah, the joys of moving. After helping my sister move cross-country, it is now my turn, and so I was able to benefit from the lessons my sister learned – as well as learn a few of my own. Ship via Amtrak If you want to avoid a moving truck/van and don’t have a lot […]

Egalitarian Relationships, Sex, and Polyamory

Lori Gottlieb recently published a great piece in the New York Times called Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? and it’s definitely worth a read. As the title suggests, evidence shows that, paradoxically, the more egalitarian a relationship is, the less sex occurs. A study called “Egalitarianism, Housework and Sexual Frequency in Marriage,” […]

Loneliness in the Social Media Era

You’ve probably seen this video, or something like it, making the rounds: I have a beef with videos like this. It’s taken me a while to put my finger on why, and what exactly the beef is. But I think I’ve figured it out. In general, these are the conclusions these sorts of freak-out videos […]