JoAnna Haugen

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

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JoAnna Haugen

1 day ago

Love this rethinking of goals vs habits. I do this in part anyway, but I like the idea of being mindful of it.

With goals, every day you go back to the gym feels harder. With habits, after a while, it feels harder to not go to the gym than it does to go.

Your Goals Are Overrated

markmanson.net

JoAnna Haugen

2 days ago

Win-win project that encourages healthy lifestyles. I’d love to see more like this.

Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

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JoAnna Haugen

8 days ago

What a fascinating culture! > "Okubo says that children sometimes bring in ¥1, ¥5 and ¥10 coins they find on the street, or even a little hair band."

Lost: Struggling to cope with millions of unclaimed items in Tokyo

japantimes.co.jp

JoAnna Haugen

8 days ago

"Lucky people have specific behaviors and mindsets which cause them to encounter far more opportunities and advantages than others on average."

How to Make Your Own Luck

markmanson.net

JoAnna Haugen

17 days ago

Turn on the waterworks. This is a beautiful tribute.

Act of love: The life and death of Donna Mae Hill

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JoAnna Haugen

20 days ago

An incredible long read that breaks down the financial inequalities in America.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

35 days ago

A promising story of conservation. > “As the situation on the ground continues to improve, tourism will play an increasingly important role in Zakouma’s recovery. “Chad” and “tourism” are not words that usually go together, however.”

In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

35 days ago

“Some women say that non-indigenous designers aren’t just copying their designs, but trying to steal them permanently.”

Are Handicrafts Intellectual Property? These Guatemalan Women Think So.

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JoAnna Haugen

41 days ago

“Cape Town suggests an opposite possibility. It could be that human beings are just waiting for something that gives them a challenge, a chance to rise above their politics-exhausted cynicisms and prove they can be good neighbors, stand for more than just money and success, and find ingenious tricks, together, to outwit their new tormentors.”

The Unlikely Upside of Cape Town's Drought

highline.huffingtonpost.com

JoAnna Haugen

43 days ago

Love this idea! > “Borrowers can also attend practical skill-sharing events including mending meet-ups, repair parties and DIY classes.”

Library of Things: borrow power tools, ukuleles, and ice cream makers alongside books

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JoAnna Haugen

43 days ago

“But reporting isn’t just observing, it’s also understanding. And a reporter’s notebook is a microscope, or magnifying glass, for examining the world.”

An ode to reporter’s notebooks

cjr.org

JoAnna Haugen

45 days ago

I’m a big supporter of Patagonia. Three cheers for a company that takes a stand!

Patagonia v. Trump

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JoAnna Haugen

52 days ago

“At the same time, the trade contributes to a larger, paternalist narrative that sees wealthy countries donating clothes, food, and other goods to “helpless” and “starving” Africa.”

At the same time, the trade contributes to a larger, paternalist narrative that sees wealthy countries donating clothes, food, and other goods to “helpless” and “starving” Africa.

Can “Made in Africa” Mend A Textile Industry Dominated By Throwaways?

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JoAnna Haugen

52 days ago

31 lovely journal prompts, even for someone who has journaled for decades.

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

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JoAnna Haugen

59 days ago

Working toward the root problem of food insecurity. > "What if we taxed food waste rather than gave companies a tax break? What if, at minimum, we limited the tax deduction to only healthy foods, such as produce?"

A Bag of Cheap Groceries Is No Substitute for Political Power

yesmagazine.org

JoAnna Haugen

61 days ago

Required reading for any white women. This was eye-opening and insightful for me to understand my role in helping to create a more just society.

Dear White Feminists, We Can Do Better

yesmagazine.org

JoAnna Haugen

67 days ago

Unfortunately, I agree. While I'd be content to stay in touch through other platforms, too many friends and family are hopelessly devoted so it's the only way to remain in contact.

Why Facebook Still Matters to Me

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

68 days ago

"Fear is the factor no one wants to address — fear of criminals, fear of terrorists, fear of the government’s turning tyrannical and, perhaps more than anything else, fear of one another. " This. A million times this.

Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

74 days ago

A powerful story about a young man caught between gang life and death as a result of Trump’s policies.

A Betrayal

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JoAnna Haugen

94 days ago

This professor is finally leaving Harvard after years of harassing women, but something should have been done decades ago.

chronicle.com

JoAnna Haugen

97 days ago

Online, commentary preceded facts. If you were following the shutdown on social networks, you most likely would have seen lots of politicians and pundits taking stock of the deal before seeing details of the actual news.

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

113 days ago

This should be a must-read for everyone. We need media free from manipulation and a culture built on legitimate information.

Arguably, this sort of erosion of authenticity and the integrity of official statements altogether is the most sinister and worrying of these future threats.

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

buzzfeed.com

JoAnna Haugen

114 days ago

The challenges of being a front-line female journalists can not be understated, yet their voices and perspectives are so incredibly important.

The cost of reporting while female

cjr.org

JoAnna Haugen

117 days ago

There is room in the wild for everyone ... but not everyone's experience is the same.

Going It Alone

outsideonline.com

JoAnna Haugen

119 days ago

When people who handle guns daily say enough is enough, maybe it’s time to listen.

U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

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JoAnna Haugen

130 days ago

Agree 100%. Today’s YA is so sanitized.

In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

147 days ago

Agree 100%. Alt-weeklies and independent bloggers seem to be the only ones left still willing to speak the truth.

An elegy for alt-weeklies, as ‘smart, gutsy, colorful’ voices are silenced

cjr.org

JoAnna Haugen

148 days ago

As a writer, author, editor, and journalism professor, I’ve seen first hand what I refer to as The Huffington Post Effect: the free-content model that duped loads of writers into giving their work away for free, driving down the value of journalism across the industry.

As a writer, author, editor, and journalism professor, I’ve seen first hand what I refer to as The Huffington Post Effect: the free-content model that duped loads of writers into giving their work away for free, driving down the value of journalism across the industry.

So now HuffPost decides to pay writers. Its effect on the industry still lingers

cjr.org

JoAnna Haugen

149 days ago

Put this one on the to-visit list. Has anyone been?

An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

151 days ago

Making friends is hard for me, and this article has some sound advice on how to make it happen - especially as an adult!

How to Maintain Friendships

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

154 days ago

Navigating emotions - real emotions - is something many women struggle with, myself included.

I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore.

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

155 days ago

In defense of the local newspaper.

Don’t Stop the Presses! When Local News Struggles, Democracy Withers

wired.com

JoAnna Haugen

157 days 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

159 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

160 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

163 days ago

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

Estonia, the Digital Republic

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

197 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

200 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

215 days ago

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

Happiness Is Other People

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

225 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

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

228 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

254 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

254 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

271 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

280 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

280 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

298 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

308 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

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JoAnna Haugen

315 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

321 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

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