Yes, all four of HuffPo’s “personal” pieces today are of the “here’s what” or “here’s how” genre:
But wait! There’s more, on the very same page:
As I’ve written before, this new “hey, dumb-ass, here’s everything you need to know” trope has spread to other papers, including the New York Times (from today’s issue):
Yesterday’s Washington Post:
And from the January 17 Los Angeles Times:
What i want to know is which journalistic Grand Poo-Bah decided that this was the way to pique readers’ interest. Someone started this execrable trend, and they should be roundly trounced.
Don’t bother defending this practice, as it’s indefensible.