Three to read: Heather Havrilesky, Sophia Benoit, Vicki Boykis

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This week’s three publications to read are... 

Heather Havrilesky, Ask Molly

What’s it about? Advice column from the evil alter-ego of The Cut’s Ask Polly

Worth reading: Does my oldness make me pointless?” 

Key line: “My evil words bring joy to angry people hearts and also just depressed people hearts and drifty in-between-feeling people hearts, because no one has the stones to be evil anymore.”

Heather’s credits: The Cut, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Awl,; author of What If This Were Enough?, How to Be a Person in the World, and Disaster Preparedness.

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Sophia Benoit, Here’s the Thing

What’s it about? Funny advice for 20- and 30-somethings specializing in sex and relationships. 

Worth reading:You’re not her (boy)friend

Key line: “As a general lesson, if you want to know how someone feels about you, listen to their actions, not their words.”

Sophia’s credits: Lights Out with David Spade, GQ, The Cut, Refinery29, standup comedy.

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Vicki Boykis, Normcore Tech

What’s it about? Making tech less sexy and more boring – and what technology means in the context of society. 

Worth reading: “Death by kipple

Key line: “I saw this phrase in a piece about adulting a couple months ago and I haven’t been able to forget it: ‘reverse cardboard origami’ – the process of breaking down Amazon packaging.”

Vicki’s credits: Long-time blogger and essayist, data scientist, creator of SovietArtBot.

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