JoAnna Haugen

Writer, traveler and inquisitive mind curious about life, creativity and everyday occurrences.

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JoAnna Haugen

11 hours ago

The world is a tough place to live today. This article gives me hope that we can talk openly about all those complex issues - even with the youngest members of society.

We are currently in a golden age of picture books, with a tremendous range to choose from. Some of the best are funny. Or silly. Or informative. Or socially aware. Or just plain reassuring. But I’d like to think there’s a place for the emotionally complex picture book, too.

Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness

time.com

JoAnna Haugen

2 days ago

“And that the choice I made in the face of it said so much about me and the culture from which I’d emerged: that I believed I was infallible; that my body was resilient and imminently trustworthy; that my career and ambition couldn’t be slowed for anything.”

And that the choice I made in the face of it said so much about me and the culture from which I’d emerged: that I believed I was infallible; that my body was resilient and imminently trustworthy; that my career and ambition couldn’t be slowed for anything.

Dance Me to the End of Love

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

3 days ago

Luckily, 2017 wasn’t all bad news. Let’s keep our eyes on positive news in 2018 too.

The 99 best things that happened in 2017

qz.com

JoAnna Haugen

6 days ago

Interesting case study about how Estonia is doing tech and digitization right.

Estonia, the Digital Republic

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

40 days ago

Oh, how I love well-written obituaries. A lost art.

Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

43 days ago

I have tried to register to vote in Wisconsin and can attest to the difficulty of doing so. In fact, I still haven't succeeded.

Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

motherjones.com

JoAnna Haugen

58 days ago

Turns out we need people more than we think we do.

Happiness Is Other People

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

68 days ago

"On the outside, I was a bold, overly confident, swaggering success. But the veneer was thin. On the inside, I lived the perpetual trauma of being held down, called misogynist names and ordered to be quiet. "

Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

71 days ago

Kids are being given some really dangerous messages these days about the fact that they can’t handle being triggered, that they shouldn’t have to bear witness to anything that makes them uncomfortable and that their external environments should bend to and accommodate their needs

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

96 days ago

An absolute must-read. I'd take less physical security over a life lived online any day.

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

97 days ago

"“It’s about showing up every day, and it’s about trying, and being ready for the Muse. Some days I sit down and I can’t seem to get anywhere, but I have to keep going until something occurs to me: a sentence, a voice, a memory that sparks a flight of imagination.”"

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers

copyblogger.com

JoAnna Haugen

114 days ago

If getting off tech means this generation is physically less safe, then I think it's a worthwhile trade off.

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

123 days ago

If you have't read this piece about Margaret Atwood yet, get on it!

Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

123 days ago

If running out of original, creative ideas means we've come to this, I think we should just stop making movies.

How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

141 days ago

Really interesting dissection of the role and responsibility of brands working in the outdoors industry.

Patagonia's Big Business of #Resist

outsideonline.com

JoAnna Haugen

151 days ago

Eye-opening and concerning, but an important must-read.

Can the Alt-Right Shed Its Misogynist Roots? These Women Say Yes. : Harper's Magazine

harpers.org

JoAnna Haugen

158 days ago

"American exceptionalism did not only define the US as a special nation among lesser nations; it also demanded that all Americans believe they, too, were somehow superior to others. How could I, as an American, understand a foreign people, when unconsciously I did not extend the most basic faith to other people that I extended to myself? This was a limitation that was beyond racism, beyond prejudice and beyond ignorance. This was a kind of nationalism so insidious that I had not known to call it nationalism; this was a self-delusion so complete that I could not see where it began and ended, could not root it out, could not destroy it."

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

164 days ago

Been thinking about this a lot as I write about conservation issues.

"In general, Western media frame this conflict in racial terms, as a battle between the white rancher and the black pastoralist, and blatantly ignores the historical and colonial arrangement that sustains the present private wildlife management system and displaces native communities from their communal land holdings. "

The ugly truth about wildlife conservation in Kenya

aljazeera.com

JoAnna Haugen

166 days ago

Beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

166 days ago

A beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

167 days ago

"There’s a lot of truth to the idea that the United States is having tremendous negative effects on global sustainable development"

Is a More Prosperous World More Secure? Not as Trump Sees It

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

167 days ago

How writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning story is like eating a big slice of pizza

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

167 days ago

" Being open to experience is the single most consistent personality trait that predicts creative achievement"

How Creativity Frees the Mind

mindful.org

JoAnna Haugen

217 days ago

A worthwhile read for anyone working in the publishing business.

What keeps editors and publishers up at night? We asked.

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

222 days ago

Worthwhile tips for creatives to tuck away in their professional pockets.

15 vital lessons for those doing creative work

ragan.com

JoAnna Haugen

227 days ago

We could use Mr. Rogers' wisdom right now.

Remembering Mr. Rogers, a true-life 'helper' when the world still needs one

ew.com

JoAnna Haugen

233 days ago

I definitely relate to this. Still looking for the perfect book club.

Dear Book Club: It’s You, Not Me

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

235 days ago

One of my favorite places in the world.

In the Land of Giants

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

264 days ago

A classic from Elle Luna on thinking about priorities and where we place our focus in life. Always a good reminder.

The Crossroads of Should and Must

medium.com

JoAnna Haugen

268 days ago

Why are we not talking more about water security?

We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried

revealnews.org

JoAnna Haugen

273 days ago

Well, this sounds familiar. Not at all surprised, as I've seen this happen with start-ups I've worked for.

Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

279 days ago

One of the reasons we still need grassroots, local journalism.

In Eugene, Oregon, the newspaper takes on an issue ‘in a way that couldn’t be told from the outside’

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

281 days ago

I love steet art but this bribgs into question what should be protected. Thoughts?

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Whose Works Were Erased Will Get Day in Court

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

286 days ago

"Change in perspective has to come from the inside, not from the outside."

"Change in perspective has to come from the inside, not from the outside."

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

aljazeera.com

JoAnna Haugen

303 days ago

Reading this, I have no doubt we'll all remember where we'll be when the Queen passes away.

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

303 days ago

There is no one-size-fit-all solution, but remembering that people are people is a good first step.

How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

npr.org

JoAnna Haugen

304 days ago

I don't really care for NYC, but this is definitely on the to-visit list if I ever make it back.

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

304 days ago

No surprise at all that we need quiet time in our lives.

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

hbr.org

JoAnna Haugen

304 days ago

Well-written insider piece on what it's like in the White House Press Corps.

Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps?

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

304 days ago

An excerpt of Kory Stamper's work about working at Merriam Webster, and it is a great read. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!

Falling in Love with Words: The Secret Life of a Lexicographer

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

305 days ago

Digital may be overtaking paper, but I'll always be a fan.

How the invention of paper changed the world

bbc.co.uk

JoAnna Haugen

305 days ago

I'm a Scrabble fanatic, but not this crazy! Great read for fans of the game.

To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically

everup.com

JoAnna Haugen

305 days ago

Somehow it seems like many people have forgotten that refugees are people too.

Europe’s Child-Refugee Crisis

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

306 days ago

I reread this book earlier this year, and it seemed particularly pertinent. Wonderful essay by Margaret Atwood, and I strongly recommend you read (or reread) the book as well.

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

306 days ago

This is brilliant. New site bookmarked!

Letter of Recommendation: Stump the Bookseller

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

309 days ago

Terrifying and dangerous. We definitely need the State Department.

The State of Trump's State Department

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

309 days ago

True on so many levels.

It's Time to Take Sexism Seriously as a Political Force

elle.com

JoAnna Haugen

311 days ago

In my next life, I want this job.

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

311 days ago

"As a success story of capitalism promoting an anti-consumerist agenda, Patagonia perplexes outsiders."

As a success story of capitalism promoting an anti-consumerist agenda, Patagonia perplexes outsiders.

Why Patagonia's off-the-wall advertising asks customers to think twice before buying its products

thedrum.com

JoAnna Haugen

314 days ago

Shame on @cliaglobal and other major #cruise companies. Treat people like people!

Below Deck

story.californiasunday.com

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