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Inheritance Week

Inheritance Week

Welcome To The Inheritance Issue

Eight writers on money, the body, mom, and dad.

This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick

Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?

What Is Your DNA Worth?

Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.

What Our Parents Taught Us About Love And Money

There's no greater influence on our relationships than our parents, financially and otherwise. 12 people describe what they’ve learned to do (or not do) from watching their parents.

A Foolproof Plan To Spread Love And End All Wars Forever

I’m planning the world’s largest family reunion. Share the delusional optimism, brother.

Those Who Leave Somalia Need Remittance Too

As the child of Somali immigrants, I’ve inherited an obligation to send money to relatives I’ve never met. I consider it invaluable.

What Is A Woman's Wardrobe Worth?

Before she died, my grandmother said she didn't want us to give away her clothes — she wanted us to sell them. That's been a little more complicated than I thought it would be.

When The Family Business Is Ribald Wedding Poetry

I'm the guy who writes too-clever poems for special occasions. I come by it honestly. No, proudly.

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