Moderation

The news, a Swiss self-help guru claims, is worse than alcoholism.  Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli wrote a piece called Avoid the News, which was a major inspiration for Dutch journalist Rob Wijnberg, who went on to found The Correspondent. That publication recently reprinted part of Dobelli’s essay.  “Today, I’m “clean”. Since 2010, I’ve been entirely … [Read more…]

Regifting

Despite having an actual job (two really), I write the occasional piece for other publications as it strikes my fancy. So I wrote about why you should embrace regifting, for Popular Science. “There is a box in the closet near my front door. There’s a lot of other stuff, too, but on the top shelf, … [Read more…]

Apple and Ireland’s Tax Case

I’ve been in Luxembourg for most of this week, covering the famed 13 billion euro Apple and Irish tax case. TL;DR: The European Union said Ireland wasn’t taxing Apple properly and ordered Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes. Ireland said “Nah, we’re cool.” Possibly because something like 80% of Irish corporate tax … [Read more…]

I Want To Be A Millenial Nun

Highline, HuffPo’s long form magazine section, had an article this week by Eve Fairbanks about millennial nuns.  She writes:  And near the end of the 2000s, a half-dozen old friends I’d remembered as logical skeptics and trend-forward internet connoisseurs had become deeply religious. Some of them had been raised loosely Catholic, some had not. They … [Read more…]

Why Does Everyone Hate AirPods?

There has been a lot of AirPod hate in the media lately. Those little wireless headphones you see sticking out of people’s’ ears? They are criticized for having an “awful” design, Esquire claimed they are Apple’s biggest mistake and Vice calls them a “tragedy.” Don’t get me wrong, I also find them ugly. And, like … [Read more…]