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Twitter trolling with Chapo Trap House’s Felix Biederman

Are we ever authentically ourselves on the internet?

New "anti-Instagram" apps like BeReal claim to help users be more authentic online, but the distinction between real and fake isn’t quite that simple.

The many, many costs of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn’t free — and it isn’t a solution to the national baby formula shortage.

Crypto believers insist this is all worth it. Is it?

The best $15 I ever spent: An audiobook subscription

Why pet food is so doggone expensive

The stock market’s panicking, but you don’t have to

What is a trend anymore?

The YouTubers are not okay

Abortion has been treated as a fringe issue by Democrats for decades. This is the result.

Office snacks might be dying off. Good.

Just admit that you loooove Twitter

How to use Apple’s new repair program

A day in the life of a professional Twitter flirt

Gen Z does not dream of labor

On TikTok and online, the youngest workers are rejecting work as we know it. How will that play out IRL?

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Abercrombie & Fitch told a generation who it was

Companies lose your data and then nothing happens

THC, in every snack you can think of

The hottest trend on TikTok? In-depth analysis.

Ignoring emails with Twitter’s funniest comedian

When your job helps the rest of America work

Why so many are giving up on child care work and what it will mean for everyone else.

The growing, lightly controversial industry teaching kids crypto

The best $3,000 I ever spent: Surgery for a cat I never wanted

The awful American consumer

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How Noom got anti-dieters to go on diets

Noom promises not to be like other diets. But does it pull off the claim?

Procrasti-shopping with NPR’s youngest podcast host

Mexico City and the pitfalls of becoming a remote work destination

Nobody wants more crappy videos on Instagram. Too bad.

America’s inflation problem is weirdly hard to fix

The best $0 I ever spent: Watching someone else shop

Car dealers are charging buyers more because that’s capitalism, baby

When NFTs came to roller derby, roller derby put up a fight

12 hours online and zero regrets: A day with the internet’s funniest meme curator

Money Talks: Navigating unemployment two years into the pandemic

War in the time of crypto

Where teen influencers go to become actors

The best $4.99 I ever spent: A six-pack after my father’s funeral

Nice raise. Too bad about inflation. 

Why it costs money to get your own money

The video essay boom

Yup, the Russian oil ban means gas prices are going to suck

A day in the digital life of an internet it-girl