Start-ups and Safety Nets →
The countries with significantly higher startup rates than the USA are those with stronger, more comprehensive, and more centralised social safety nets, along with correspondingly higher taxation.
Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could not...– From an open letter to UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, written by a UC Davis Professor. Read the whole thing by clicking HERE. (via upolitic ) I teared up reading this letter…not gonna lie. I just feel like we’ve been sold an illusion when it comes to our freedom in this...
Gonna get my self care on!
I’m gonna drink ALL THE TEA! That always makes me feel more relaxed! Mmm! *Gets massive steam burn* But still drinks tea like a boss. FML. But I win at using way too many statements from the internet in one post.
When I feel the great lyrical impulse, I write without thinking about everything...– Mário de Andrade (trans. Justin Read), from the poem “A Very Interesting Preface”
Yet another person
who has finished Honey & Clover and is now unsure what to do with their lives.
Re: Nordic countries...
It’s true. I feel like when a “welfare state” is held up in the media, it’s usually France…because we’re not supposed to like France? I’m not sure, really. It speaks to the sad state of geographic education, but the main way I know about Nordic countries is through indiepop music. Now I have strange positive stereotypes about these countries and their...
List of Minimum Wages by Country →
I think this is important information to know, and it’s pretty interesting on a number of levels. What jumped out at me was the annual wage figure for Denmark, because it was so far above that of any other country. I can’t say I know much about Denmark, so I looked at their Wikipedia page. There, it keeps being repeated that Denmark is the “happiest country in the...
Occupy Redwood City!
So, this exists: Occupy Redwood City! We’re meeting every Friday at 5pm, Courthouse Square (downtown, across from the Fox Theater). If you know any people in the area, please inform them. Help us wake up this sleepy town!
Awkwardly Intriguing Questions →
findingsherlock: FS says: This is a testing of my ability to not be embarrassed that I have returned. Ask and I shall endeavor to answer as best I can. whineandbeer: spookyteen: 1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom? 2. What’s something you hide about your personality? 3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with? 4. How do you deal...
Choosing a Credit Union
So, for Bank Transfer Day (and I’m aware I’m gonna be late on this, ‘cause it’s tomorrow…) I’ve seen a few articles about HOW to move your money to a credit union, but not how to choose which credit union to move to. All of the ones in my area have really bad reviews online. Maybe it’s because banks are one of those things that people only review when...
FanDreamer's Page!: NLD Tumblr Survey →
fandreamer: NLD affects us all pretty differently: to quote a friend of my dad’s, “If you’ve seen one [person] with NLD, you’ve seen one [person] with NLD.” I’ve also noticed that there are a lot of us non-neurotypical types here on Tumblr, so I thought it would be interesting to take a survey of the way… Hmm, for me… Problems with math Bad executive function, disorganization. ...
You know what? I would make posts about Nonverbal...
theconsultingbitch: Why? Because there’s barely any information about it on the internet nor did my psychologist really tell me anything about it after diagnosing me. Welll…I’m kinda biased, but I think you should post about it! When I was diagnosed (10 years ago), I wasn’t told ANYTHING about NLD. In fact, I feel like I was given some misinformation. Everything I...