Jamie Lee

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Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

The application process for schools, fellowships, and jobs always came with a ritual: a person who had a role in choosing me—an admissions officer, an interviewer—would mention in his congratulations that I was “different” from the other Asians. When I won a scholarship that paid for part of my …

A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

Japan

How to Get Your Mind to Read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologies. The problem is not bad reading habits …

Education

Emergency rooms are monopolies. Patients pay the price.  - Vox

New data shows how emergency rooms take advantage of their market share, at the expense of their patients.<p>Around 1 am on August 20, Ismael Saifan woke up with a terrible pain in his lower back, likely the result of moving furniture earlier that day.<p>“It was a very sharp muscle pain,” Saifan, a …

UN poverty official touring Alabama's Black Belt: 'I haven't seen this' in the First World

A United Nations official who tours the globe investigating extreme poverty said Thursday that areas of Alabama's Black Belt are suffering the most …

Trump White House preparing sweeping attack on the poor

By Patrick Martin<br>12 December 2017<p>The Trump administration is preparing a frontal assault on social programs for the poorest Americans, according to a …

Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.

<b>Since the 2016 presidential election,</b> an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected victory of Donald Trump. Fake news, …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Agriculture