Should People on Public Benefits Be Required to Work? The Facts Might Surprise You.

By Rachel Puryear If you or someone you love has ever received public benefits, you may know that some benefit programs require people to work a minimum numbers of hours per week (usually 20-30) as a condition of receiving benefits (“work requirements”). Work requirements typically exempt elderly adults, minor children, people who are disabled, people…

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Q&A: Why I Love Working Remotely

By Rachel Puryear This post is in response to a reader who asked me the following question: What do you like best about working remotely, as opposed to in-person? So, in this post, I’ll answer that question. Here are several things I really like about working remotely: I’m a Wanderer at Heart With remote work,…

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Yosemite National Park

By Rachel Puryear Yosemite is a gorgeous national park in the Sierra mountain range, and is such an iconic place in California. El Capitan is immediately recognized in photos, and is a favorite of rock climbers worldwide. The many waterfalls give off refreshing mist on a warm day’s hike, as well as stunning sights. Plenty…

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Helping Abortion Seekers Post-Roe

By Rachel Puryear Well, “post-Roe” is a phrase it deeply pains me to write. This is a gruesome and outrageous step back in civil rights, bodily autonomy, and personal freedom. A key part of a disturbing trend of outsized influence of an extreme, billionaire-funded, rightwing minority clawing back decades of progress. For a small number…

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Arizona’s Hot Desert Beauty

By Rachel Puryear Want to go somewhere really hot, and really beautiful? Arizona has several gorgeous parks that showcase its haunting desert beauty in a way you’ll never forget. These views are worth braving the heat (but still bring your hats and sunscreen, and make sure your vehicle’s AC is working): Saguaro National Park: Situated…

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