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    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/where-even-walmart-won-t-go-how-dollar-general-took-over-rural-america

    How Dollar General Took Over Rural America

    As the chain opens stores at the rate of three a day across the U.S., often in the heart of ‘food deserts’, some see Dollar General as an admission that a town is failing.

    https://stratechery.com/2019/day-two-to-one-day/

    Day Two to One Day

    Amazon.com was showing signs of being a Day Two company, including the alleged manipulation of search. There is reason, though, to be optimistic that the company has gotten back to Day One. Plus, w…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/us/appalachia-coal-women-work-.html

    In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed

    From 2010 to 2017, Letcher County in Kentucky saw a greater shift in the gender balance of its labor force than almost any other county in the United States.

    https://vox.com/the-goods/2019/9/13/20861387/city-vs-country-christopher-ingraham-book?utm_source=digg

    The case for ditching the city and moving to the country

    Plenty of people dream of doing it. Christopher Ingraham’s new book makes a pretty solid case about why you should.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Isn't Competitive. He Just Likes to Win.

    As he proves fighting Gabriel Luna in 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' the 72-year-old is as driven as ever.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/155043/water-wars?utm_source=digg

    The Water Wars Are Here

    In a warming world, fights over water usage have become ideological battles.

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    https://theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/09/american-houses-big/597811?utm_source=feed?utm_source=digg

    Why Are American Homes So Big?

    The U.S. is in the top tier of house sizes internationally—and it’s not just because of McMansions.