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Sep 29

good:

A new study from the U.S. Department of Education maps the ‘State of the States in Education.’ States colored green are the country’s top ten performers, yellow are the middle range, and red are the bottom ten performers.
Read more on GOOD→

California cheaped out with the 1970s tax revolt. Before that, they were up near the top, and now they’re hanging out with the deep south.

good:

A new study from the U.S. Department of Education maps the ‘State of the States in Education.’ States colored green are the country’s top ten performers, yellow are the middle range, and red are the bottom ten performers.

Read more on GOOD→

California cheaped out with the 1970s tax revolt. Before that, they were up near the top, and now they’re hanging out with the deep south.

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you.

But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate…Part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

” — Elizabeth Warren, Senate Candidate, MA (via innonate)

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Sep 01

theatlantic:

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.
Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.
And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.

Read more at The Atlantic

theatlantic:

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.

Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.

And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.

Read more at The Atlantic

Aug 30

motherjones:

world-shaker:

The Golden Ratio strikes again.

Whoa. Time to whip out the absinthe and DVD of Pi.

motherjones:

world-shaker:

The Golden Ratio strikes again.

Whoa. Time to whip out the absinthe and DVD of Pi.

Aug 19

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Aug 17

motherjones:

imwithkanye:


popculturebrain:
Key Art/Cast Photo: It’s Alway Sunny In Philadelphia Season 7
I don’t even know why any other show would do publicity stills or key art after this.

 
< /DEAD >
 
You win. PERFECT.

motherjones:

imwithkanye:

popculturebrain:

Key Art/Cast Photo: It’s Alway Sunny In Philadelphia Season 7

I don’t even know why any other show would do publicity stills or key art after this.

< /DEAD >

You win. PERFECT.

Jul 13

The Sisqokid: Resilience. Optimism. Herding. Fear. -

bsiscovick:

My colleague Justin Singer wrote this excellent post yesterday. I wish I could disagree, but rumblings like this scare the shit out of me.

Definitely worth reading below.

jericsinger:

Don’t tell me this time is different. It’s not.

Don’t tell me we’ve learned our lesson. We…

(Source: CNN)

Jul 09

theeconomist:

This is no eel; it’s a robot fish. A new generation of animal-like robots include models that emulate shrews, octopuses and dragonflies. We call it “zoobotics”.

theeconomist:

This is no eel; it’s a robot fish. A new generation of animal-like robots include models that emulate shrews, octopuses and dragonflies. We call it “zoobotics”.

Jun 25

evan:

Amazingly delicious Chorizo &amp; Egg breakfast taco, courtesy of Lonestar Taco’s rooftop brunch preview. Eagerly awaiting the opening of their storefront!

I may have had the last one of the day, and it was superb!

evan:

Amazingly delicious Chorizo & Egg breakfast taco, courtesy of Lonestar Taco’s rooftop brunch preview. Eagerly awaiting the opening of their storefront!

I may have had the last one of the day, and it was superb!