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Dan Clarendon

aspiring television writer, editor, blogger, pilot penner, gay husband, Photoshopper, journalist, native Tampanian, one-time New Yorker, transplanted Chicagoan, IB diploma recipient, City Year alumnus, Hampshire graduate, cat lover, dog whisperer, Taurus, Olympics addict, mixtaper, colossus, klutz, southpaw, culinary wanna-be, cookie monster, cathedral-builder, auteur, punster, pen pal, sounding board, unabashed hedonist, frequent couch potato, bon vivant, good man in a storm

Our Dogged Devotion to Productivity Is Killing Our Productivity

Everywhere we turn, we're bombarded with messaging that we should be working—and if we are working, we should be working harder. Rise and grind. Hustle harder. Own your moment. Always be closing. Sleep when you're dead. If you love what you do, it doesn't feel like work. Elon Musk is telling us that "nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." We're living in a society, at least in America, where working past the point of exhaustion is exalted.

11 Times Straight and/or Cisgender Actors Played LGBT Television Roles

After playing gay characters in Glee and American Crime Story, Darren Criss recently announced he’ll avoid queer roles in the future, saying he doesn’t want to be “another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.” Criss is raising an important issue. For all the straight actors playing LGB characters and cisgender actors playing trans characters, too few out LGB actors get to play straight and too few out trans actors get to play cis.

7 Most '90s Things About the 'X-Files' Pilot, Now 25 Years Old

Twenty-five years ago this month, the world met Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), the brilliant and “spooky” FBI agent who not only catalogued but “wanted to believe” in paranormal phenomena, and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), the doctor-turned-agent whose skepticism the Bureau entrusted to keep Mulder in check. The X-Files debuted on September 10, 1993, to decent ratings and favorable reviews. So how does that very first episode hold up?

Trailing Partners in Academia Face Unique Career Challenges

Being the partner of an academic is not too dissimilar from being a military spouse. Both of these groups must often follow their significant others to unfamiliar locations, which can result in fewer suitable employment opportunities. Due to lack of access to flexibility, specifically location variety and location independence, these trailing partners are often forced to “opt down” into lower paying, less challenging positions, or leave the workforce entirely.

He Thought His Entire Family Had Died In The Holocaust. Then Came A Miracle.

Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, operates the Names Recovery Project in hopes of chronicling the stories of the Holocaust's six million Jewish victims. But the project's online database also helped a 102-year-old man named Eliahu Pietruszka realize his brother had actually survived. And though his brother passed away in 2011, as reported by The Associated Press, Pietruszka got to meet his brother's son for the very first time in 2017.