Summer Hiatus

Hi everybody! You may have noticed we’ve been posting less frequently, and that’s because we’re on a bit of a hiatus for summer. We’ll only be posting when there’s a tidbit we absolutely can’t resist sharing with you! Enjoy your summers, stay safe and wear sunscreen.

Advice for new graduates

We don’t have a ton of it, but three things we wish we’d been told as newly-minted young adults making our way in the big city:

  • Wear sunscreen on your face. All the time. Really. 
  • Start a Roth IRA and contribute something to it every month, even if you’re not making a whole lot. While you’re at it, start an emergency savings fund too. Heck—just start educating yourselves about personal finance in any way you can. We like reading The Billfold and listening to Marketplace Money.
  • Learn from your mistakes. You’ll be making a ton of them! It’s just part of accruing life experience, and will FOR SURE come in handy during job interviews

That’s all, folks! You’re gonna do just fine out there. 

theparisreview:

“Stories can feel like some shiny thing on the ground … You keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry.”
An interview with Rivka Galchen.

theparisreview:

“Stories can feel like some shiny thing on the ground … You keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry.”

An interview with Rivka Galchen.

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pag-asaharibon:

How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste

While typical restaurants dump eight gallons of waste per hour, it took Justin Vrany’s Chicago-based sandwich shop two years to accumulate that amount — everything else was aggressively recycled or composted.

And even better, when an artist recently snatched up the remaining waste for a sculpture project, Sandwich Me In became a totally zero-waste establishment.

In a new short film produced by NationsSwell, Vrany walks us through how his shop stays sustainable and garbage-less. It turns out, hauling tons of trash home is a big part of it.

Woah, check out this innovative solution to restaurant waste!

#chicago #TheMoreYaKnow

jU’s Associate Director Rachel ate here recently and can confirm that the sandwiches are delicious in addition to being zero-waste.