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Men: the one group overlooked in antipoverty planning?

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow’s Boston Globe article, “Missing Men,” briefly outlines the history of US anti-poverty measures and points to a sector of the population that has been left out: men. Her treatment is fairly nuanced and worth a read.

Metafilter: What happens when you’re the last nonprofit gal standing?

A Metafilter member discusses her nonprofit employer’s descent into chaos and wonders what to do. I’m working for a nonprofit that’s just barely able to patch itself together. Nine months ago, I started off as the communications manager, but as of today I’m covering everything from booking plane tickets to washing dishes. Should I tell […]

Can’t trust a moderate, apparently

Some good Monday morning reading here: Trying to appear moderate is not always the best strategy for capturing votes during an election, reveals a new study. Extreme positions can build trust among an electorate, who value ideological commitment in times of uncertainty. “The current political advantage of the Republican Party stems from the ability of […]

Living in Portland: Indigo Traders in Multnomah Village

Indigo Traders, a family business owned by Karla Bean and Samir Naser, is one of my very favorite shops in Portland. The selection of soaps, textiles, and ceramics makes for a wonderful sensory experience, and on First Friday, their open house includes a veritable feast of Middle Eastern cuisine. They recently opened an outpost across […]