JoAnna Haugen

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

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JoAnna Haugen

4 hours 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?"

Why Food Waste Is Not a Solution to Hunger

yesmagazine.org

JoAnna Haugen

2 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

8 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

9 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

15 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

35 days ago

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

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JoAnna Haugen

38 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

54 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

55 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

58 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

60 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

71 days ago

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

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

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

88 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

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JoAnna Haugen

89 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

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JoAnna Haugen

90 days ago

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

An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

92 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

95 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

96 days ago

In defense of the local newspaper.

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

wired.com

JoAnna Haugen

98 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

100 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

101 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

104 days ago

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

Estonia, the Digital Republic

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

138 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

141 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

156 days ago

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

Happiness Is Other People

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

166 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

169 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

195 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

195 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

212 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

221 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

221 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

239 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

249 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

256 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

262 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

264 days ago

Beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

264 days ago

A beautiful, thoughtful story about the definition of home.

Home is a Cup of Tea

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

265 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

265 days ago

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

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

265 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

315 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

320 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

325 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

331 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

333 days ago

One of my favorite places in the world.

In the Land of Giants

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

362 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

366 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

371 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

377 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

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