Abigail Hartstone

8 Stories by Abigail Hartstone

Street Wisdom Might Win the War on Drugs

By listening to drug users, we can overcome punitive moralism and reform drug policy to stop overdose
0 9 min read

I Tried Dieting With a Chatbot. I Hated It.

"Here I am, inside a chat app, with no agency to ask the most basic questions about how the product works."
0 10 min read

Your Money, Explained in GIFs

Where it comes from, who creates it, what inflation is, and how much there is on Earth.
0 1 min read

A Coal Miner’s Daughter & the End of Fossil Fuels

In a world built by one kind of energy, it's high time that we were bound for another.
0 11 min read

No More Week of Shame

We're talking about menstruation and we're doing it loudly.
0 5 min read

NY Prison Break: 6 High-Tech Security Measures That Might Have Foiled It

How modern prisons foil old breakout techniques.
3 min read

How We Got To: The Electric Car

Many of the earliest cars were electric, but it's taken more than century for the technology to mature.
0 2 min read

What Every City Can Learn From Boston’s Worst Winter

Major winter storms make it imperative for cities to develop better strategies for resilience.
0 4 min read