Monthly Archives: August 2020

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United Airlines is permanently eliminating change fees on domestic plane tickets

United Airlines will eliminate its $200 fee to change domestic tickets effective immediately, scrapping a perennial source of customer anger as carriers try to coax people back on planes. In addition, starting next year, passengers will be able to fly on a standby basis for free if a seat is open the same day as their planned flight, United said…

Inside ‘Unorthodox’: How the Netflix series lined up its cast and costume design

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. How does one adapt a memoir like Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots for television and make it feel as real as possible, even if the end result is a story only partially based on…

What I learned from 5 years of cleaning airplanes in the middle of the night

The airlines provide barf bags, but the dirty secret is that people often don’t use them. They throw up on the floor and the seats. This is not a society that cleans up after itself. This is one of the lessons I learned, all too well, when I was trying to support my college education by cleaning the insides of…

The best things I bought in August

Six months into living through the pandemic and working from home hasn’t made my shopping carts any less weird, but as I settle into what everyone calls the “new normal,” I’m breaking some of my previous shopping rules and going beyond self-care to invest in what will truly make the day in and day out a little more bearable. Here…

Rock the Vote enlists Instagram influencers to get young people to the polls

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. For Rock the Vote, the coronavirus pandemic created a massive new challenge to its quest to get young people to vote. The organization had to pivot from hosting live events and visiting college campuses.  So Rock the Vote tried…

Buy or pass? The pros and cons of investing in 9 upcoming tech IPOs from Palantir to Asana

No tech company from California’s famed startup basin, Silicon Valley, has gone public since last year. That could be because some high-profile 2019 Silicon Valley IPOs like Uber and Lyft flopped. But investors have short memories, and this week a half-dozen startups from the Valley filed to go public. About another half-dozen tech startups from other regions also announced their…

How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Netflix’s The Crown caught the eye of critics and audiences alike when its first season premiered in 2016. Lavish sets and costumes, a notable cast, and stately music are all part of the drama series, which chronicles the life…

Thousands gather in Washington to protest police violence against Black Americans

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police brutality and racist violence targeting Black Americans. “We must never forget the American nightmare of racist violence exemplified when…

Millennials and Gen Zers need better childcare. Can either Biden or Trump deliver?

During the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke from the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield, Mass., where she shared a message that struck a chord with the next generation of voters. Childcare, Warren said, is as critical to our economy and everyday lives as the roads we drive on or the Internet that connects us to work, entertainment,…

How scary will a COVID-19 Halloween be for candy companies?

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Other than mask-wearing tweens and Disney-loving toddlers, no one obsesses more about Halloween than candy and chocolate makers.  Mars, the company behind Halloween staples like M&M’s and Snickers, starts its planning for the big day two years in advance.…

11 Things You Should Know Before You Get Your First Credit Card

A credit card may seem like just another tool to help you make purchases, but it can be much more. When used responsibly, a credit card can help you build

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

How Is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

So your bank tells you that your credit card has a 15% APR. What does that actually mean? How does your bank calculate your interest rate, and how does that translate into how much you actually pay? …

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

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