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Our must read stories from across the web this week.

As we head out to spend time with friends and family next week, we want to thank you all for the support and encouragement you have shown us during the first 6 months of The Fold. We are grateful. And, we have a lot of exciting things in store for 2018!  

See you back here - same time, same place, on January 2. Until then, wishing you all a bright and peaceful holiday! 

All I want for Christmas is for my parents not to be deported: “My name is Jasmine Lopez, I’m 11 years old, and I’m a U.S. citizen. My mom is a dreamer, and I love her so much, but I’m terrified that I could lose her soon.” (Teen Vogue)

My generation thought women were empowered. Did we deceive ourselves?: “Even if most of us may not have suffered serious sexual harassment, how many of us sustained more hidden damage inflicted by insecure men — especially if we had the audacity to be successful?” (The New York Times)

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Get comfortable with being uncomfortable: “‘Your silence serves no one,’ says writer, activist, and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi.” (TED)

On minimalism, motherhood and making a home: “I think it’s important to work hard, but I also think it’s important for kids to see you playing with them and enjoying life. So I guess making more time for quality time, slowing down. Cuddling your kids in the afternoon and doing the dishes later – those kinds of things.” (Wit & Delight)

How to make (and keep!) a New Year’s Resolution: “Warning: More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours.” (The New York Times)

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