JoAnna Haugen

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

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JoAnna Haugen

1 day ago

The elusive ‘American dream’ is made completely impossible for the poor.

The nonworking poor person getting something for nothing is a lot like the cheat committing voter fraud: pariahs who loom far larger in the American imagination than in real life.

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

2 days ago

Loved this story. I’ve wanted to visit the Aran Islands since reading about them in National Geographic when I was in middle school.

Ireland’s Aran Islands, Hiding in Plain Sight

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

9 days ago

It is so discouraging to read about the harassment women *still* have to face working in jobs like those with the Forest Service.

The Forest Service Is Silencing Women

theinvestigativefund.org

JoAnna Haugen

14 days ago

Living in Europe, I rely exclusively on public transportation, and it’s so much easier for so many reasons.

Why Did America Give Up on Mass Transit? (Don't Blame Cars.)

citylab.com

JoAnna Haugen

19 days ago

This is always how I feel after we finish an epic thru-hike. > “My legs are sore, my blisters are horrifying, and it looks as if I’ll lose a few toenails. All is well with the world.”

My legs are sore, my blisters are horrifying, and it looks as if I’ll lose a few toenails. All is well with the world.

Six Years, Four Sore Feet, 2,650 Miles

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

20 days ago

“It seemed at times that the nursery was being held together by the sheer will of the doctor and nurses who work there, many of whom had not been paid in months because funding for public services had dried up.”

It seemed at times that the nursery was being held together by the sheer will of the doctor and nurses who work there, many of whom had not been paid in months because funding for public services had dried up.

Inside a Neonatal Clinic in South Sudan: ‘In Some Ways, It Felt Wrong to Be Here’

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

21 days ago

A name. A face. An experience. A person. These are immigrants.

The Education of Bill Oliver

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

21 days ago

“Mindful listening is hard, for everyone. There are external and internal forces to manage, even when you’re putting in conscious effort.”

Mindful listening is hard, for everyone. There are external and internal forces to manage, even when you’re putting in conscious effort.

How to Give Your Full Attention

mindful.org

JoAnna Haugen

23 days ago

“It is the perfect neutral, balanced and dignified—and yet it is so effortlessly swayed; it is the pool that takes in other colors as they bleed.”

It is the perfect neutral, balanced and dignified—and yet it is so effortlessly swayed; it is the pool that takes in other colors as they bleed.

Ode to Gray

theparisreview.org

JoAnna Haugen

26 days ago

At 30,000+ words, this is a beast of a long read, but every single person on this planet should read it. And every effort must be made to address this catastrophe.

Despite every action taken since the Charney report — the billions of dollars invested in research, the nonbinding treaties, the investments in renewable energy — the only number that counts, the total quantity of global greenhouse gas emitted per year, has continued its inexorable rise.

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

28 days ago

“No one goes into journalism for money. The people who do these jobs do them because they are called to them; they feel a duty to tell stories or expose wrongdoing.”

No one goes into journalism for money. The people who do these jobs do them because they are called to them; they feel a duty to tell stories or expose wrongdoing.

Not the enemy of the people

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

29 days ago

Virtual reality is so new, but this is a use that seems worth exploring.

In addition to using virtual reality, the inmates take classes, learning new skills before trying them in VR. To manage their emotions during the virtual simulations, the inmates work with a social worker and participate in biofeedback sessions, which help them overcome uncomfortable physical reactions to stress.

A View of Tomorrow

themarshallproject.org

JoAnna Haugen

32 days ago

I always loved the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog.

The text is matter-of-fact, with odd literary flourishes, and the titles are concise, yet deceptively clever.

Hammacher Schlemmer: the World’s Most Peculiar Company

chicagomag.com

JoAnna Haugen

34 days ago

“At first, we didn’t understand the importance of educating girls,” says mother-of-seven Anastacia Mashidana, chairwoman of the Enduet Women Group, which works with Amref. “We never realised it was harmful for girls to marry young, leave their education, give birth at home and get circumcised. It was normal. Now, we think differently.”

Birth rights: sisterhood and sexual empowerment in Kenya

positive.news

JoAnna Haugen

35 days ago

"I really do not believe that President Trump believes the press is the enemy of the people. I believe he is softening the target the way battleships blast away before a boots-on-the-ground invasion. I don't like what Trump says about journalists, but I am more concerned about how his toxic statements about journalism are seeping into the mouths of despot leaders globally who really do hate the press. There, when journalists write something unpopular, they die."

200+ newspapers will write pro-journalism editorials. Will they also listen?

poynter.org

JoAnna Haugen

43 days ago

I was deeply disturbed by this episode, which touches on a value that is precious to me and to a free society: the freedom to write and to publish views that may be offensive to some readers.

The Nation Magazine Betrays a Poet — and Itself

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

45 days ago

For five years I took courses that would have made my parents’ hair stand on end: comp lit, the art of the dissertation, psychoanalysis 101, structural linguistics, Ancient Greek, Latin, Ancient French…

A Woman’s Work: The Art of the Day Job

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

47 days ago

Ask a woman working in the rare books trade about an underrepresented or unappreciated woman author, and she’ll likely name too many to count. So many writers have been lost to the hetero-masculine flavor that’s been favored by dealers and collectors for decades.

Breaking Up the Boys Club: On Women in Rare Books

lithub.com

JoAnna Haugen

48 days ago

Love this. We could use him in our neighborhoods today.

Mr. Rogers was my actual neighbor. He was everything he was on TV and more.

vox.com

JoAnna Haugen

52 days ago

I strongly believe there will be a large-scale war over water in the not so distant future. This article is a good example of why I believe that.

The Water Wars of Arizona

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

76 days ago

An in-depth and research-based article about how journalists can ask better questions, but the advice is also applicable to having better everyday conversations too.

Complicating the Narratives

thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org

JoAnna Haugen

90 days 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

90 days ago

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

Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

positive.news

JoAnna Haugen

96 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

96 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

105 days ago

Turn on the waterworks. This is a beautiful tribute.

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

theglobeandmail.com

JoAnna Haugen

108 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

123 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

124 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.

brightthemag.com

JoAnna Haugen

129 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

131 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

positive.news

JoAnna Haugen

131 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

133 days ago

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

Patagonia v. Trump

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

141 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?

brightthemag.com

JoAnna Haugen

141 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

marcandangel.com

JoAnna Haugen

147 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

149 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

155 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

156 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

162 days ago

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

A Betrayal

features.propublica.org

JoAnna Haugen

182 days ago

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

She Left Harvard. He Got to Stay.

chronicle.com

JoAnna Haugen

185 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

201 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

202 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

205 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

208 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

npr.org

JoAnna Haugen

218 days ago

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

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

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

236 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

237 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

238 days ago

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

An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers

nytimes.com

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