Participating in the on-demand economy as a provider instead of a customer taught me a lot about myself, the companies, and society at large – and made me ask questions that are uncomfortable and confusing.Read More
Susan B. Anthony once said, "I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."Read More
Perspiration oozed down my temples, pooled briefly along my brow line, and finally dripped onto the floor mat in front of my nose. The tickling sweat felt barely perceptible. I was preoccupied with the sharp pulling sensations in my abs and fatigue in my shoulders.
“Twelve, ma’am. Eleven, ma’am. Ten, ma’am…”Read More
Humans are afraid of death. That’s why we believe in stories about heaven and hell and look forward to an eternal afterlife. For some people, it isn’t enough to live forever in a spiritual realm: they want to live forever on earth. They want to be chronicled in the annals of history. They want a legacy, a reason to be remembered.Read More
My friend Mark* is a baker. Right now he bakes for Whole Foods, but he plans to have his own baking business one day soon. Till then, he hones his recipes at home and his friends sometimes find themselves the lucky recipients of loaves that are so delicious – perfectly moist, rich, and crusty – that they have a hard time refraining from gobbling the whole thing in one sitting. I know from experience. I exhausted my willpower trying to make the two large loaves he gave me last more than three days.Read More