Friday News Bites: #BlackLivesMatter, Obituaries, SPACE! + More

Happy New Year, unicorns! I hope you aren’t too hungover for some news today. I took last week off because of Christmas, and who needs grim news on Christmas? Certainly not me; I’ve had enough of that in the past. That said, I’ve also got some non-grim stories to take along with your Alka-Seltzer.

Let’s get started.

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WIC Up My Sleeve: How it Feels to Use Government Assistance

My palms start to sweat before I even get in line. I choose my checkout carefully, trying to find a cashier who looks quick and sympathetic. Ideally, I would be able to suss out the other customers in line, but I can’t figure out who will be behind me until I’ve already chosen. My palms are sweating a little now as I type.

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End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End

Welcome back, welcome back. Here we are for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that everything is absolutely rational and you just might need to put your big girl pants on. Read More End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End

Kentucky’s Problematic Drug Test Law: Fact Check That Status

The text of the status message below reads (sic. so much sic. ~ed.), “Kentucky just passed the best law ever.  To be on Food stamps, Medicaid, or Cash Assistance on your Children of yourself You have to pass a DRUG Test.  Now every other state should do the same.  If you agree re-post.  People that work have to take a drug test so should they.  Amen…repost if you agree.” Read More Kentucky’s Problematic Drug Test Law: Fact Check That Status

Depression in the Recession

The last time I was unemployed was in the summer and fall of 2006.  When people use the term funemployment, well that’s what it was.  I relaxed, I read books, I went to yoga, I rode my bike.  I was stress-free.  I qualified for unemployment and food stamps, which covered my living expenses.  I wasn’t saving money, but I wasn’t going into debt either. Read More Depression in the Recession