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14 Millennials Got Honest About How They Afforded Homeownership

“I don't know anyone in their twenties who has the savings for a down payment without family help.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

Kate Hudson Was Destined For Hollywood Greatness. Then She Pivoted To Leggings.

When Kate Hudson’s film career plateaued, she did what more and more Hollywood women have done: cashed out her image with an incredibly successful lifestyle brand.

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

“Long Shot” Is Refreshingly Honest About The Garbage Women Deal With

Sometimes, the funniest and most feminist thing a man — or a movie — can do is stop pretending that everything is fine.

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months ago

Charlie Kirk And Candace Owens’ Campus Tour Is All About The Owns

The young conservative stars of Turning Point USA’s Campus Clash speaking tour don’t actually engage in debate — they just cut to the winning.

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months ago

“Fixer Upper” Is Over, But Waco’s Transformation Is Just Beginning

HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines helped convert a sleepy Texas town into a tourist mecca. But not everyone agrees on what Waco’s “restoration” should look like.

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months ago

These Women Are Only On Facebook For The Groups

Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.

Anne Helen Petersen • 4 months ago

Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans

A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.

Anne Helen Petersen • 6 months ago

Here’s What “Millennial Burnout” Is Like For 16 Different People

“My grandmother was a teacher and her mother was a slave. I was born burned out.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 7 months ago

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.

Anne Helen Petersen • 7 months ago

The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.

Anne Helen Petersen • 8 months ago

This '80s PBS Show Made It Cool To Love Math

The best kids’ TV activates something that becomes an orienting beacon for the rest of our lives. That’s what the math show Square One did for me.

Anne Helen Petersen • 8 months ago

Beto Voters In Texas Aren’t Heartbroken — They’re Ready For The Next Fight

“We awoke a beast. It’s not going back to sleep again.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 9 months ago

Women Built The Beto Campaign In Texas — So Where Are The Men?

“It’s like me and a bunch of middle-aged retired ladies,” Natalie Marquez, a 20-year-old Beto ambassador from Brownsville, said. “Well, and a few very brave men.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 9 months ago

Kathleen Williams Is The Montana House Candidate Who Didn’t Body-Slam A Reporter

In Montana’s sole congressional district, Democrat Kathleen Williams is trying to convince voters that Greg Gianforte — and the Trumpian values he represents — is not who they are.

Anne Helen Petersen • 9 months ago

Why Is It So Hard For Native Americans To Vote In This Utah County?

In San Juan County, a majority Navajo population has lived for decades with a primarily white, Mormon government. This election could change that — if people can cast their vote.

Anne Helen Petersen • 9 months ago

Why No Scandal Has Stuck To Trump

Even when a story like the New York Times’ recent tax investigation reveals new information, there’s no shockwave — because it doesn’t unsettle the foundation of Trump’s image.

Anne Helen Petersen • 10 months ago

Could This Unknown Montana Governor Be Our Next President?

Democrats might need a straight white man from the middle of the country, like Steve Bullock, to win the 2020 election. But do they want one?

Anne Helen Petersen • 10 months ago

Would You Be Believed?

Christine Blasey Ford may have proven herself — to a handful of senators and millions of Americans watching — to be a credible witness to her own trauma. But through no fault of her own, she has also reinforced the incredibly high bar of believability.

Anne Helen Petersen • 10 months ago

A Unified Theory Of Keira Knightley

Knightley gets teased for playing versions of the same character, in different costumes. But her recurring role — negotiating femininity under patriarchal control — is one so many women recognize as our own.

Anne Helen Petersen • 10 months ago

#MeToo Is Working

A new wave of #MeToo’d men resurfacing, alongside blowback against women who report abuse, doesn’t mean the movement is failing. It means change is happening.

Anne Helen Petersen • 11 months ago