12:15 pm, May 1st | by Sarah Devlin
Americans will spend an estimated $55.5 billion on their pets in 2013, with approximately $14.2 billion going toward veterinary care. While scientific advances have made it possible to treat canine cataracts or replace bad hips, the cost of such services can number in the thousands of dollars. Enter the pet insurance industry, placing an unprecedented amount of responsibility on owners’ shoulders — how much should we pay to insure our pets? How far will we go to save them?
1:30 pm, April 30th | by Jane Doe, as told to Sarah Devlin
“I finished college and knew that I wanted to work in something creative, whether that was marketing or any sort of advertising [field]. I didn’t really know — I had gotten a degree in journalism and public relations, and neither of those things really seemed like what I was great at. I spent the first two years of college having no idea what I wanted to do whatsoever, which is part of the reason why I ended up going to a state school. I knew I was going into college having no idea what I wanted to focus on, so I rationalized going to a state school because I was like ‘Well, I don’t need to spend 40 grand a year figuring it out.’”
3:00 pm, April 12th | by Colette McIntyre
In this new digital age, the boundaries between public and private and day and night have been fundamentally altered. Sure, smartphones may unshackle work from location but, increasingly, they are shackling users to work.
12:15 pm, April 2nd | by Chelsea, as told to Sarah Devlin
Conventional wisdom goes something like this: the economy is sluggish, the job market is tough and everyone who’s managed to stay steadily employed for the past few years is lucky. But as companies tighten their belts, workers who managed to hold on to jobs and new entrants in the work force are being asked to take on every-growing amounts of responsibility. Couple that with technology that allows us to stay plugged into the office 24/7, and you have the perfect recipe for burnout.