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Economics. Mind Body Psychology. LGBT rights. Boring old sexism. There’s a reason more liberals shop at Trader Joe’s. The cliché that liberals shop at Trader Joe’s, while conservatives prefer Walmart, is no doubt overstated.
But where would the perception come from? Newly published research provides a compelling answer: brand-name products. Conservatives gravitate toward them, and Walmart, unlike Trader Joe’s, is packed with them. That provocative conclusion can be drawn from a study in the journal Psychological Science. A research team led by Vishal Singh of New York University’s Stern School of Business has discovered a relationship between voting behavior, high levels of religiosity, and “seemingly inconsequential product choices.” They argue that your decision to vote for a certain candidate, and purchase a particular brand of detergent, springs from the same basic impulse: “These tendencies are consistent with traits typically associated with conservatism, such as aversion to risk, skepticism about new experiences, and a general preference for tradition, convention, and the status quo.” Led by the child who simply knew - Metro.
Social inclusion. Sociometry. Sexual abuse. LIVING WITH RAD. Feminism. Workin' hard for the money: Dancers on poverty line. The average professional dancer in New York City earns only $28,000 a year, according to a study to be released Monday by Dance NYC.
The amount is just above the nation's poverty line. Of that income, just 55% comes from dance jobs, on average. More than 40% of the dancers surveyed earned less than $5,000 from the dance industry, according to the report, “Dance Workforce Census: Earnings Among Individuals 21-35.” Two-thirds made less than $20,000 from dancing. The study, which surveyed 1,231 dancers, is the first to focus on this age group, arguably the time when dancers are in their prime.
Just like struggling actors who have to work many jobs to make ends meet, it may come as little surprise that dancers are struggling as well. Indeed, more than 40% of the dancers surveyed work three to five jobs to make ends meet. Nearly half of the group said they live in Brooklyn, while 94% perform in Manhattan. Could A 16-Hour Work Week Save Civilization? The question is: If Americans wanted to retain compensation and employment gains between 1987 and 2009, how long would the average American be required to work each week?
Answer: 16 Hours. I was a little reticent to publish this one at first, since it does rather smack of classical Libertarianism (i.e., in the sense of being concerned with “free” time, ergo “liberty”). But then I thought, “What the Hell?” It’s only a thought. If I give the reader access to all the underlying data they could do whatever they wanted with it and make their own decisons. Would you spend more time at Church? Would you take courses in civics or constitutional history? Then again, maybe that’s not your bag. What’s YOUR personal priority? Another diverting digression from Dystopia Diaries 0Share 6Share. Lovesocial-case-for-girls.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1535 pixels) - Scaled (41. Dancing Makes You Smarter.
For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.
More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. Most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. You may have heard about the New England Journal of Medicine report on the effects of recreational activities on mental acuity in aging.
The 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Neuroplasticity Aging and memory. In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession. NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People. NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / firstname.lastname@example.org City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People NEW YORK, NY — The Progressive Caucus of the City Council commends today’s passage of a resolution opposing the United States Supreme Court Citizens United decision, which gave corporations the same First Amendment rights as people.
As our support of this resolution demonstrates, restoring confidence in government and strengthening democratic participation is a core principle of the Progressive Caucus. As Justice John Paul Stevens recognized in his dissent in the Citizens United decision, “corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Like this: Like Loading... About nycprogressives.
Kind of Screwed. TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop.
Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I've had trouble writing about it publicly until now. Note: I posted this on Twitter and Maisel's Facebook wall before it was deleted, but I'll repeat it here: I understand you may have strong feelings about this issue, but please don't harass him publicly or privately. Reasonable discussion about the case is fine; personal attacks, name-calling and abuse are not. We're all humans here. Still want the full story? (Note: This post was reviewed by both my and Jay Maisel's legal counsel.) The Long Version Remember Kind of Bloop, the chiptune tribute to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue that I produced?
But there was one thing I never thought would be an issue: the cover art. Original photo © Jay Maisel. Fair Use? Transformative Works. The Chessboard Killer: Big Issues. The maniac lumbers through a silent forest. he is a sallow-faced man with a stout physique and a deep, low voice. he's with a friend, a woman, and they are enveloped by birch trees rising fifty, sixty feet into a pale gray sky.
They are talking about something important. What is love? Is love for real, or is it a ruse, a make-believe ambrosia? The woman doesn’t know that the Maniac has had this conversation before. He is practiced. She had no idea he would be so serious. Now they’re walking over branches, wrappers, cigarette butts; past bottles, a stuffed animal, a used condom. But the grocery clerk? The grocery clerk. There are pieces of bark pressed against her cheek, a scratch on her neck. In the months following his July 2006 arrest, Alexander Yurievich Pichushkin, now 35, achieved his only goal: Around the world, he was hailed as a monster.
Bitsevsky Park is a long, rolling forest filled with trees, streams, and clearings. The Domino Project. Stephen Colbert explains SOPA. Loses BBB Accreditation Over Investigative Blog Post. By Sean Recently FeeFighters was acquired by Groupon.
It has been 3 years since we started the company as a hobby and 2 years since we raised angel money and went full time on the business. Our goals have always been to help small businesses run more efficiently, and by teaming up with Groupon, a pioneer in local e-commerce, we are able to execute on that goal even better than we were as an independent company. Read post. Civic Action: Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce. Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce Right now we have a huge opportunity to deal a serious blow to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies, the deeply conservative U.S.
Chamber of Commerce. At Google headquarters, employees are intensely debating whether Google should quit the Chamber in the next few weeks. Google quitting would be a huge blow to the Chamber's credibility. Sign the petition now from Google users to Google employees to ask them to stand up for us and our democracy by quitting the U.S. A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Google employees. Sign the Petition Full petition text: "Google, stand up for democracy and your users--quit the U.S.
If this resolution is passed, Los Angeles will be the first major city in the U.S. to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights. The campaign in Los Angeles is the latest grassroots effort by Move to Amend, a national coalition working to abolish corporate personhood. “Local resolution campaigns are an opportunity for citizens to speak up and let it be known that we won’t accept the corporate takeover of our government lying down," said Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, a national spokesperson for Move to Amend. "We urge communities across the country to join the Move to Amend campaign and raise your voices.”
FAA chief charged with drunk driving: police. United Airlines CEO Parody. Berkeley in the Sixties. U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn't Protecting Occupy Protesters' Rights. WASHINGTON -- The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities. Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. "special rapporteur" for the protection of free expression, told HuffPost in an interview that the crackdowns against Occupy protesters appear to be violating their human and constitutional rights. "I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order," he said Thursday. "But on the other hand I also believe that the state -- in this case the federal state -- has an obligation to protect and promote human rights.
" "If I were going to pit a city ordinance against human rights, I would always take human rights," he continued. "One of the principles is proportionality," La Rue said. Whats goin on.. Kids For Cash Judge Gets 28 Year Prison Sentence. Single Stop USA. PSA Emotional Abuse V-Day UW 2012. Learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a mental state in which an organism forced to endure aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are escapable, presumably because it has learned that it cannot control the situation. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation. Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behaviour are defined as having acquired learned helplessness. Foundation of research and theory Seligman and Maier The US psychologist Martin Seligman's foundational experiments and theory of learned helplessness began at the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, as an extension of his interest in depression.
Experiment Summary Detail Later experiments Amazon. Thank You, Facebook: The Social Network as Mideast Hero - Global. Occupying foreclosures - Newstips by Curtis Black. Abandoned homes being occupied in Belmont Cragin and Auburn Gresham on Tuesday – part of a national day of action called by Occupy Our Homes – underscore the failure of banks to deal with the foreclosure crisis. In Belmont Cragin, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction are moving two homeless sisters and their children into a single family home that was abandoned sometime after foreclosure was filed in 2009.
The group couldn’t determine whether a final disposition has been made on the property. They think it could be one of the thousands of “red flag” properties, where banks and loan servicers “may choose to reduce the costs associated with a long-term vacant home by walking away from the foreclosure process instead of completing it” in order to evade the costs and legal reponsibilities of ownership, according to a Woodstock Institute report (see earlier post). “We’re going to go after the bank to pay for the boardup,” Redmond said. The Story Behind the Infamous McDonald's Coffee Case & How Corporations Used it to Push Tort Reform.
An Open Letter from America’s Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports. Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants. Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Investigate LGBT Community. OCCUPY WITH ALOHA: Makana at the APEC Dinner, Hawaii. Homeless Shelters Vs. Cupcake Shops: A Chicago Map – HUB BUB. Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney.
George W. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of arrest on torture charges. Twilight of the Psychopaths. A vaccination against social prejudice. Amazon’s Jungle Logic. The Vote Heard Around the World - Corporations Are Not People. Moyers: Why 'We The People' Must Triumph Over Corporate Power.