Author Archives: KateHacker

Staying Informed: A News-Reading Strategy for Millennials

With tragic news reaching us every day from across the globe, it remains as important as ever to commit to caring about what’s going on in the world. But knowing how to do that isn’t necessarily straight-forward.


Read This Week

In lieu of sharing links to my favourite short pieces, I thought I’d share the books I’ve been enjoying recently, including ‘Made for More’ by Hannah Anderson, and some classic P.G. Wodehouse.

On writing as something enjoyable

You know the mantra: ‘work before play’? Well I’ve lived by it my entire life, and it’s trained me to think of anything worthwhile and profitable and productive (aka, work) as something that I have to do before I can have fun – not something that can be fun and joyful and fulfilling in itself. I’m working to correct this, because hard isn’t antithetical to fun.

Nina Garcia, The One Hundred, Little Black Dress

Snapshots: Reading The One Hundred, by Nina Garcia

This book sounded like it would have some helpful advice along these lines (‘A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own’ is the subtitle), and since I have often found myself envying Nina Garcia’s ability to look so stylish and put together in such a non-fussy way, my curiosity was piqued.

Read this week

My favourite reads from The New Yorker, Storyline Blog, New York Times and World, covering topics from Scottish independence to learning to write before making the bed.

Read this week

My favourite reads this week from around the Internet, including an essay on reading to impress yourself from The New Yorker, to how to introduce yourself at parties, from the Storyline Blog.

The one good reason to read the news

Despite my grandiose ideals about the value of news consumption, I’ve spent most of my life failing to actually live up to them. Maybe I’m just lazy. Maybe I’m apathetic. Or maybe all my reasons for keeping up with the news fall short of actually giving me a really good reason.