JoAnna Haugen

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

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JoAnna Haugen

4 days ago

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

Happiness Is Other People

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

14 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

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JoAnna Haugen

17 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

43 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

43 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

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JoAnna Haugen

60 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?

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JoAnna Haugen

69 days ago

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

Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

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JoAnna Haugen

69 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

87 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

97 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

104 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

110 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

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JoAnna Haugen

112 days ago

Beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

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JoAnna Haugen

112 days ago

A beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

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JoAnna Haugen

113 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

113 days ago

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

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

113 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

163 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

168 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

173 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

179 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

181 days ago

One of my favorite places in the world.

In the Land of Giants

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

210 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

214 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

220 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

225 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

227 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

232 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

249 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

249 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

250 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

250 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

250 days ago

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

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

251 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

251 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

251 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

251 days ago

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

Europe’s Child-Refugee Crisis

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

252 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

252 days ago

This is brilliant. New site bookmarked!

Letter of Recommendation: Stump the Bookseller

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

255 days ago

Terrifying and dangerous. We definitely need the State Department.

The State of Trump's State Department

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

255 days ago

True on so many levels.

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

elle.com

JoAnna Haugen

257 days ago

In my next life, I want this job.

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

257 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

260 days ago

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

Below Deck

story.californiasunday.com

JoAnna Haugen

260 days ago

Research says yes.

Are Women More Ethical Than Men?

greatergood.berkeley.edu

JoAnna Haugen

262 days ago

Does it really matter? Yes. Yes it does.

What Calling Congress Achieves

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

262 days ago

Proud of my adopted home country for doing this.

To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

263 days ago

I actually think people get too caught up with the books themselves. Just let the writing happen.

Blank Books and Letting the Ink Dry

catapult.co

JoAnna Haugen

263 days ago

With a Kenyan dog and Ukrainian cat, this sounds oddly familiar.

Travelling the world with cats and a dog

bbc.co.uk

JoAnna Haugen

263 days ago

"If we, as a society, were to heed the core lesson of backpacking—to live in balance—perhaps we wouldn’t fear a massive transfer of wealth from rich to poor."

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

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