BEST READS: WEEK OF DECEMBER 4

A collection of short form and long form articles.
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    How corporations profit from black teens' viral content
    Young creatives are using social media to shape the culture we consume. But what happens when they don’t own their work? http://www.thefader.com/2015/12/03/on-fleek-peaches-monroee-meechie-viral-vines
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    How to survive the darkest days of work
    The satisfaction of waking up early, combined with not having to sit in front of a computer through hours of darkness, led to an overall improvement in our moods. When we left the office, we felt alert and less concerned about the dark night ahead. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-04/how-to-survive-the-darkest-days-at-work
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    White Debt
    Like a bad loan, the kind in which the payments increase over time, the price of whiteness remains hidden behind its promises. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/white-debt.html
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    How to look at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
    It is absolutely fair and necessary to be critical of Zuckerberg’s philanthropic efforts, both past and present, to ensure that this gift of $45 billion dollars is put to good use. https://medium.com/@anildash/how-to-look-at-the-chan-zuckerberg-initiative-f357e5dd8c63#.9y0e40ofg
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    Why do family gatherings stress us out?
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    I called back everyone who texted me for a week
    “Is this your new thing? Calling people all the damn time?” http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/experiment/216927-i-called-back-everyone-who-texted-me
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    Marty Baron shines a new Spotlight on journalism
    "I think we should embrace the word journalism and understand what it actually means. There’s a level of depth to the work that goes well beyond what is suggested by the word “content.”" http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/12/newsonomics-marty-baron-shines-a-new-spotlight-on-journalism/