Probe – 42 careers

If life is meaningless, how do we spend our time here? After an existential crisis about what to do with her life, Tanya heads to the streets of San Francisco and makes phone calls around the country to interview people about their careers — why they do what they do
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Illustration of a middle child looking unhappy and happy

Expectations vs. reality of being a middle child

I am the middle child of three girls, and when I tell people, they either react with a surprised “woah,” a curious sympathetic expression with the question, “Do you have the middle child syndrome?” or some sort of empathy expressing that they are also a middle child.
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Getting bear-y comfortable

Off the Beat

In a place so removed from what’s familiar — often peoples’ first time living away from home — why should we be denying ourselves the tiny comforts that we have? 
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Coming back from college: Dealing with our changing homes

I remember the first time I returned home during the holiday break of my freshman year. After my mom picked me up from the airport and we drove through the quiet streets of my suburb, my eyes soaked in the monotonous qualities of my hometown that I had bemoaned. There
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