I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about leisure and productivity, as I research and begin to draft an additional chapter for the millennial burnou…
Anne Helen Petersen
I wrote a lot this past month — for BuzzFeed, in book edits, just not in this newsletter, which I hate, because this newsletter works as a sort of rele…
Anne Helen Petersen
I spent the weekend on Lummi Island, in the Salish Sea off Western Washington. It’s not far, nautically, from the San Juan Islands, but instead of taki…
Anne Helen Petersen
First off, tremendous thanks to each of you who sent me missives — between one sentence and multiple pages — on what parts of civilization you love pay…
Anne Helen Petersen
The other day I was walking the dogs along a favorite trail, turned a corner, and realized there’d been a significant re-routing. They’d closed a secti…
Anne Helen Petersen
I feel like I’ve never not known about Jennifer Aniston. I wrote about her this week, but I wanted to babble on a bit about my background thinking. She…
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Where do the big feature stories that show up in the magazines and websites you read come from? Someone’s mind, of course — and sometimes that mind is …
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Earlier this week, I saw an article going around written by California governor Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who has become the first “…
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I spent the last week in North Idaho for a story, now on my way to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill for a different story, and want to take a break from the …
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I think a lot of us grew up with the general understanding that feminist were bra-burners and man-haters. My mom didn’t believe this, and I don’t think…
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A friend recently told me that her work had instituted a no-email after 8 pm or on weekends policy, and it had served as a catalyst for a profound shif…
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This is Myrtie, a three-legged heeler mix I met in the backyard of an Austin bar while in town for the Texas Tribune Festival. She likes pets VERY MUCH…
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