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  1. Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

    Susan J. Fowler on what it was like to work at Uber: “And when I think about the things I’ve recounted in the paragraphs above, I feel a lot of sadness, but I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous everything was. Such a strange experience.”

    Business
  2. The Darkest Town in America

    “Hundreds of miles from anywhere else I’d ever been lies one of the darkest places in the country, tucked away from the bleeding glow of civilization.” A FiveThirtyEight writer visits Gerlach, Nevada, one of the few areas in the US mostly untouched from light pollution.

    Essay
  3. “So those who hold the privilege and control the decision-making process need to push until they’re bordering on discomfort, and then they will know they’re headed in the right direction.”

    Commentary
  4. Cooking
  5. Art
  6. Mark Johanson

    Travel, food, and culture writer Mark Johanson is based in Santiago, Chile, and has written for publications such as Newsweek, GQ, the Guardian, CNN, BBC, and Lonely Planet. He also photographs people, nature, and landscapes from his travels.

    Exploration
  7. Back to Your Roots: Blogging About Genealogy and Family History

    Genealogists are coming together this week at RootsTech, a conference exploring family history and technology. Here’s a look at a few genealogy blogs on WordPress.com.

    Family
    Photo by Patricia Greber, My Genealogy Life.
  8. Goat Rocks Wilderness: 8 days and 80 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

    “With Elu by my side, I am never lonely or afraid of other people. She really is the best adventure buddy.” On the blog of Ruffwear, writer Tenley Lozano recounts her experience backpacking with her dog, Elu, on the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Animals
    Photo by Tenley Lozano
  9. “Toronto is Where the World Lives”: Meet Photographer Ryan Bolton

    See Toronto — and the world — through the lens of Ryan Bolton.

    Exploration
    A night shot of the historic Gooderham Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Ryan Bolton.
  10. The Artstor Blog

    Artstor’s mission is to promote the use of digital images and media to enhance scholarship and education. On the nonprofit’s blog, you can read news, tips, and discoveries of the art world.

    Art
  11. The Slow Melt

    The first podcast to cover the continuum of chocolate, The Slow Melt uses chocolate as the thick, delicious lens through which to explore the world.

    Commentary
  12. Trash on the Monocacy

    “I set out to find the trash . . . put it in my bag, and leave one small part of the Monocacy a little cleaner, a little more what it should be, a little more itself.” Here, you’ll find the photos and stories of Juliana Sedgley, who collects trash on the Monocacy River in Maryland.

    Nature
  13. lauralanni

    Author, professor, and chemist Laura Lanni publishes personal musings and often short yet poignant posts on teaching, writing, motherhood, and more.

    Authors
  14. Art
    Art by Claudia McGill
  15. NOS Magazine

    NOS Magazine is a news and commentary source for thought and analysis about neurodiversity culture and representation. Explore longform journalism, reviews of pop culture, and more.

    Autism