If you want to know why millennials are far more economically liberal than other generations, consider the news that colleges have started opening on-campus food banks to keep their students from going hungry.–
The college I work for has two food banks one on each campus.
I was talking to my mom about starting salaries for kids out of college, and she said when she got her first job in 1976, her starting salary was $10,000 a year. I checked an inflation calculator - that’s more than $41k/year in 2014 dollars. College students are broker than ever before, and recent grads are lucky to crack the poverty line in their first year out of school. It’s going to be really interesting in the next half century to see how this generation reacts to starting off in life so far behind.
I made $11/hr my first job out of college, and it was not enough to pay my rent, pay for food and regular medical/dental bills, pay for gas and parking at my job, and pay for my student loan payments. So I went to grad school, to get more student loans, so I could afford to live. The job I had while I was in grad school paid $9/hr. The full-time job I got (a dream job!) while I was in grad school, which required the master’s degree I was getting, paid $17.84/hr. Looking at a Living Wage Calculator and factoring in my required student loan payments, one full-time job was not enough for me to pay all my bills. I picked up a second, part-time job (teaching the SAT prep classes I never could have afforded to take in my own high school days). I worked every day, every weekend. I volunteered in my “free time”.
Listening to any previous generation talk about how hard they had it sounds, to anyone under the age of 30, like a goddamn joke. We should all be talking about this more, because more and more kids are graduating college and we can’t all be hedge fund managers.
The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)Only evolution, you guys.
It’s such a weird thing how people get more and more fascinated by birds as they get older. But wow, birds. Man.
Percentage wise, it is 100% easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them — especially when you were supposed to do them. In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.–
John Mulaney (via maxistentialist)
Is there rehab for this? I need a seasonal flaky-friend rehab program, I think.
As of this writing it’s sitting at the #1 spot on the paid apps section of the App Store. We are all floored by the reception it’s been getting and I’m basically paralyzed in awe.
Thank you all for playing <3
This game is so addictive it’s ruining my life and my marriage, which I guess is a pretty ringing endorsement if ever there was one. Greg is one of my favorite people. Go buy his stupid game and ruin your life too.
For the first time in five years, the ice on Lake Superior is thick enough to visit the spectacular sea caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Inside the caves awaits a fairyland of needlelike icicles. The formations change from chamber to chamber and from day to day. Apostle Islands is experiencing high volume of visitors right now, so we recommend that you visit the caves during the week. Before heading to the caves, please call the Ice Line at (715) 779-3397 - extension 3, for the most current ice condition information.
Photo: National Park Service
If you’re around northern Wisconsin, I suggest you see this. I went the second day it was open, it was incredible to say the least.
Whoa. Road trip?
dog riding dog
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT i want this.
This is me.