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Five important tax tips your accountant may have missed

Pamela Hopman, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz, "As April 18 draws ever closer, you can practically feel the panic levels of millions of Americans rising across the country. It’s tax…
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EMBRACE THE FROWN Want to be a better, happier human in 2016? Let yourself be sad

Jeannette Maré, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz.  "Whether you’re in the one third of Americans who actually make a formal New Year’s resolution or not, here is one way to be a better…
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If you are nearing death and want to live longer, don’t go to the Emergency Room

Ann Marie Chiasson-2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz.  “New York has added itself to the list of states that have declared fantasy football illegal gambling—and California may be next. But..."
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Your heartburn medication could be just as harmful as that hot dog

Victoria Maizes-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz. “Some of you will simultaneously reach for a hot dog and for your heartburn medication this 4th of July. You may be shocked to know that…
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Five things you can do to deal with water shortage in the American West

Cecile McKee-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz. “We live in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. It’s not a Mad Max landscape, but there’s a water shortage around here. With drought and warming summer temperatures, we…
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We have collective amnesia on race; I blame Chris Rock

Suzanne Dovi—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Quartz. “Just when I was breathing a sigh of relief from year-in-review and best-of lists, Chris Rock’s film Top Five is hitting theaters, the Academy just released…
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Why our new year’s resolutions are all wrong

Alexcis Spencer Lopez—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Quartz. “Losing weight is by far the most popular New Year’s resolution. Quitting smoking, stopping drinking, promising to save more money and hitting the gym …”
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