Jessica Olien

Jessica Olien is a writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @jessicaolien.

Dec. 6 2013 8:08 AMInside the BoxPeople don’t actually like creativity.
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May 10 2013 5:35 AMDodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, EverMaking kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
Dec. 14 2011 3:25 PMIn Holland, Santa Doesn’t Have Elves. He Has Slaves.The racist Christmastime tradition Dutch people have begun fighting about.
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Feb. 2 2011 4:14 PMWill It Get Worse for Women in Egypt After the Protests?
June 3 2010 9:40 AMWhat Happens to Thailand's Sex Tourism During the Riots?It takes a lot of violence to drive the sexpats away.
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Aug. 23 2013 12:15 PMLoneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
Feb. 23 2012 1:51 PMI Want To Be My Kid’s Only ParentI crave the closeness of single motherhood—without the complications a husband can bring.
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Feb. 28 2011 3:55 PMThe Encouragement Deficit for Women at Major Magazines
Nov. 15 2010 10:14 AMGoing DutchWomen in the Netherlands work less, have lesser titles and a big gender pay gap, and they love it.
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Feb. 4 2010 3:12 PMAnd You Think Women Are Too Picky?
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