Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That relative to the rest of us, the rich really are getting richer? Mick Dumke

• That in countries with higher taxes and more social spending, more people work? Steve Bogira

• About the congressional frat house Dick Durbin‘s being forced to move out of? Gwynedd Stuart

• That according to anecdote, 30-somethings who can’t handle Chicago’s cold winters are all moving to California? Julia Thiel

• That the Bears benched Jay Cutler and none of the players understand why Cutler’s punishment was worse than Aaron Kromer’s? Tal Rosenberg

• That fired Nebraska coach Bo Pelini “would rather fucking work at McDonalds . . . not that there’s anything bad about working at McDonalds”? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the guy who can’t stop having orgasms? Mick Dumke

•’s best stories of 2014? Tal Rosenberg