I’m back in Brooklyn and although far from “settled”, I now have my stuff from the UK so my apartment is feeling more like home. I’m learning a lot about my new country, though: Did you know that in America, “delivering” something actually means “leaving it on the doorstep”? I did not. Silly me, thinking that making a delivery meant ensuring the thing gets to the person who paid for the thing.
One reporter tracked every minute she spent nursing and pumping for six months. Breastfeeding costs a woman on the median salary north of $11,000. Really excellent charts in this story about the unpaid labour women are expected to undertake.
This is such a fascinating story which looks at many different aspects of neighbourhoods which can impact how much heat waves affect people. Public spaces like parks/trees, libraries, public pools, are all discussed here.
I thought Robert Colvile’s thread on Right to Buy was interesting and gave me food for thought. In particular, this: “We instinctively think ‘poor = rent, rich = own’. But that’s not true. As (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) have shown, around a third of those in relative poverty are owner-occupiers. And they currently get far less help than people in social housing, even though they’re just as badly off.”
I’m endlessly fascinated by the fact that we just threw a bunch of crap into space and hoped it wouldn’t come back to bite us. Who is in charge of space? Who decides what goes up there, and why? Can I launch my own rocket just because I fancy it and I am a billionaire?
This is a 22-minute video of a data investigation by Vox and The Pudding about how TikTok is shaping the music industry. I really enjoyed it. And I actually watched it all! It’s well edited and produced.
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