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News These Days…

The days of passively perusing a FB feed are over. I get most of my news through email, which definitely takes more work but at least I know the sources. One of the nice things about a news feed was the ability to talk with people about what I’m reading, since we were all reading the same stuff. Here’s what I’m reading, read it too then let’s talk!

All of these sites have free newsletters, unless otherwise noted. They are independently funded without advertisements unless otherwise noted. You may want to make a separate email address just for your news so you don’t overwhelm your regular inbox…I’ll keep the list updated and let me know if I’m missing a good one.

For Everyone

The Intercept (the cutting edge of investigative journalism right now)

Yes! Magazine (heart-warming and eye-opening solution journalism)

The Outline (fun, modern take on longish-form news. I haven’t gotten confirmation from them on their funding, I’ll update here when I have)

Brain Pickings (very long, always relevant analysis of our intellectual ancestors)

White Nonsense Roundup (understand your racial biases, IG/FB)

5 Love Languages (5 easy ideas for showing your affection each week, product sales so they promote their own stuff)

Science (ad funded)

Vox Future Perfect (solutions journalism, slight tech/science focus; funded by Rockefeller Foundation)

EarthSky (what’s going on above us, ads are all over and super annoying but content is great)


The Hustle (sponsorship funded)

NextDraft (sponsorship funded)

The Heretic


Modern Farmer (ad supported)

The Splendid Table (ad supported)

Roads & Kingdoms

SweetFlag Herbs (herbalism with focus on Western NY, Patreon)


Muck Rack

Neiman Lab

Health, Sex & Gender Issues

Salty (feminist, inclusive, body & sex pos, reader supported)

Clue (reproductive health, product sales)

The Broadsheet (tech & business, ad supported & part of Fortune/Time Inc.)

Thinx (reproductive health, product sales)

Ellevate (leadership, product sales)

Aviva Romm (blends herbalism & allopathic women’s medicine, product sales)


Deeds Not Words

Americans of Conscience Action

Pod Save America (Podcast)

New Republic

Pot Industry

NORML (regulation focused, donation funded)

New Frontier (commercially focused, sponsorship funded)


Modern Women (product sales)

Richard Rohr (product sales)

DailyOM (product sales)

Stargazer Li (product sales)

Anne Ortelee (product sales)


ManRepeller (ad funded)

Books That Are Expanding My Mind


The Ayurvedic Cookbook
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Anticancer: prévenir et lutter avec nos défenses naturelles
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter
Your Fertility Signals: Using Them to Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy Naturally
The Self-care Guide to Holistic Medicine: Creating Optimal Health


At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
An Intimate History of Humanity
John Adams


Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find -- and Keep -- Love
Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other
Modern Romance
Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self


The Amber Spyglass
The House of the Spirits
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
A Clash of Kings
The Stand
The Subtle Knife
Atlas Shrugged
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle


You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Many Moons 2017 Workbook
How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York


Managing With Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Thinking, Fast and Slow