Ester Bloom

Ester Bloom

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Pop culture, politics, literature, highly personal finance, business, feminism

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Make america great article
The Atlantic

What Does Donald Trump's 'Great' America Look Like? - The Atlantic

What Does Donald Trump's 'Great' America Look Like?...

The Atlantic

When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Aren't Their Public Schools ...

When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Aren't Their Publi...

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The Billfold

Let's Kill Til It's Dead The Myth That Mom's Salary Pays For Childcare

Let's Kill Til It's Dead The Myth That Mom's Salary...

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Barnes&Noble

25 Life Lessons I Learned From Harry Potter

1. The family you are born into matters much less than the family you choose. 2. Despite what we were taught by When Harry Met Sally, men and women can be friends. 3. "Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” –Hermione...

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Slate

The Term “Stay-at-Home Mom” Needs to Go. Let’s Bring Back “Homemaker.”

Everyone agrees: The term “stay-at-home mom” is no good. Yet no one agrees on what label would be better. Now that the percentage of American women identifying as SAHMs is on the rise—according to a new Pew survey out this month, “The share of mothers who do not work outside......

The Atlantic

The Revival of America's Hand-Painted-Sign Industry - The Atlantic

The Revival of America's Hand-Painted-Sign Industry...

Maids article
The Atlantic

Maids in America: The Decline of Domestic Help - The Atlantic

The absence of maids—exploited, largely invisible workers who decades ago made keeping a house in order look much easier—is one of the biggest reasons today’s middle-class families feel stretched for time.

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Talking Points Memo

Before Into The Woods Was A Disney Movie, It Was An AIDS Parable

Schools throughout the country have made the musical “Into the Woods,” now a Disney movie, a perennial favorite—to the point that, according to NPR, “it’s currently the 3rd most popular high school show in the country.” They usually perform a “junior version,” though, one that that features Cinderella, Little Red...

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Barnes&Noble

How Books Can and Do Save Children — Barnes & Noble Reads

How Books Can and Do Save Children — Barnes & Noble...

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The Huffington Post

How a Baby Is Like Having a Drunk Person Crash at Your House

Like a drunk person crashing at your house, a baby may need to be carried inside; paw at your breasts, with or without other people present; and insist on telling long, incomprehensible stories....

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The Hairpin

Daisy, You’re a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby lindy-hopped away with over 50 million dollars this past weekend and inspired New York's Kathryn Schulz to put together a thought-provoking takedown of the source material: “Aesthetically overrated, psychologically vacant, and morally complacent,” she declared last week. Schultz points out, rightly, that no one in the...

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The Atlantic

How Are the Great-Grandkids of the Richest Gilded-Age Americans ...

How Are the Great-Grandkids of the Richest Gilded-A...

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FLAVORWIRE

2014 Was -- Secretly -- the Year of the Jewish Woman

Jewish women have generally done well in America. From Emma Goldman to Erica Jong, Susan Sontag to Pink, they have broadened our cultural horizons. Sure, they are often portrayed in the media as JA......

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The Atlantic

Why Air Travel Makes Us Uniquely Crazy - The Atlantic

Why Air Travel Makes Us Uniquely Crazy - The Atlant...