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A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $100,000 Salary

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $100,000 Salary

5 a.m. — I wake up to T.'s alarm and immediately go back to sleep. Turns out 5 a.m. was optimistic for him too, so he turns off the alarm and sets another for 6:15. At that point, we hit snooze several times before getting up at 7. We get into our morning routine where…
Kerry Washington Wore A Bedazzled Chest Harness On The Red Carpet

Kerry Washington Wore A Bedazzled Chest Harness On The Red Carpet

It was a very sexy — yet totally elegant — way to marry suiting and bondage-inspired jewelry. It's not the first time we've seen a harness on the red carpet, though. Last year, Rihanna, Michael B. Jordan, and Timothée Chalamet all set the internet aflame with their own harness-inspired moments, and we're thrilled to see…
Mr. Feldman goes to Washington

Mr. Feldman goes to Washington

This week, the House Judiciary Committee announced and approved two articles of impeachment. Why two instead of 10? Why is this process moving so quickly? And why are Democrats prioritizing trade deals the same week as impeachment? Vox’s Jen Kirby answers the key questions on Impeachment, Explained. Noah Feldman is a Harvard Law professor and…
A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $55,000 Salary

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $55,000 Salary

3:30 p.m. — I stop at Giant after dropping them off. I only intend to buy ingredients for my meal prep tonight, but there are few good deals, so I decide to stock up on a few more things and end up spending double what I was planning to (rosemary bread loaf, cake mix, lo…
A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $45,000 Salary

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $45,000 Salary

5:55 p.m. — At home, trying to decide what to do for the rest of the day. My roommate and I decide that mango sorbet and chick flicks are on the agenda, so we head to Trader Joe's and end up doing a great job only getting real groceries and avoiding unnecessary snacks, except for…
A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $32,000 Salary

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $32,000 Salary

7:30 a.m. — My bird-chirping alarm goes off, but I snooze for 10 minutes before I get up. I jump out of bed and put together my lunch for work today (yesterday's leftovers of pulled pork over chickpeas, brown rice, and black beans with a little tikka masala sauce). I also pour some iced tea…
These senators are going after the biggest climate villains in Washington

These senators are going after the biggest climate villains in Washington

Business trade groups are known for throwing their weight around — and getting their way — in Washington. The US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Farm Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the American Petroleum Institute — these names strike fear in the hearts of members of Congress. They have…
A Week In Washington DC On A $70,000 Salary

A Week In Washington DC On A $70,000 Salary

Monthly ExpensesRent: $1,275 (This includes a flat utilities fee. I pay slightly more than half of a two bed, one bath I share with a roommate because I have the bigger room.)Loans: $0 (I graduated with a small amount of debt I paid off aggressively in my first year out of school.) Health Insurance: $0…
A Week In Washington, D.C., On $26.94 Per Hour

A Week In Washington, D.C., On $26.94 Per Hour

6 p.m. — I take the Metro to yoga. Yoga class is good, but we do a lot of standing splits, which are not my favorite. Afterward, I stop at Trader Joe's to do a big shop for the week ahead: Romaine lettuce, kale, oranges, pomelos, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion salt, Parmesan, whole…

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $68,036 Salary

12:30 p.m. — My coworkers and I decide to get lunch at a poke place down the street. I get a poke bowl with spicy tuna, salmon, brown rice, zucchini noodles, edamame, seaweed salad, cucumber, and spicy mayo. I spend the afternoon searching Yelp for a new place to get my eyebrows waxed. I usually…

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