Lisa Chamberlain

Lisa Chamberlain is the author of Slackonomics: Generation X in the Age of Creative Destruction. Chamberlain's work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, and elsewhere.

  • Gen X: The Boomer Clean-Up Crew

    Boomers haven't shown the brave leadership that's needed to demand sacrifice from the country to save us from financial ruin, like raising taxes. Why it's time for them to move aside and let the next generation take charge.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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