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  • Actually, We Are Not a More Mobile Society

    Anyone who regularly consumes Census data knows that mobility rates in this country have been declining for decades. So why do we keep hearing about roving Millennials, and the freedom to move as a main reason they don’t commit to homeownership? It’s true that rates of mobility among young people (ages 20-29) have historically been the highest of any age group, but the fact is that as a whole,...
  • Going Postal

    A few months ago I ordered $200 worth of business cards for a webseries I write on the side. To play it safe, I had them sent straight to my friend in New York, where I could pick them up when I arrived later that week for filming. I pulled up the most recent address she sent in an email—having recently moved—and placed my order. But as I drove up that Friday, I had a gnawing feeling that...
  • Send, Retract, Repeat

    I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.  While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.  We’...
  • He Sees You When You're Sleeping

    My best friend owns a Roomba—one of those horrifying robot vacuums that come to life in the middle of the night while you’re “safely” tucked into bed. I’m not into it.  Sure, the tiny machine can get in all the nooks and crannies of your house without damaging the furniture and do the cleaning for you, but I’m also pretty sure this was the plot of a Goosebumps book I read when I was 10.  We all...

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