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The cliché that liberals shop at Trader Joe’s, while conservatives prefer Walmart, is no doubt overstated.
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.”
Posted by Liam McGonagle on February 17, 2012 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.
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. Then 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 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / email@example.com City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People
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.
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.
i don't understand what the problem is with streaming. perhaps the issue is different for movies/music vs. tv shows, but what i find strange is this current trend among the networks of locking down their current episodes so they can only be streamed by cable subscribers or people who subscribe to a service like hulu plus -- even though they are "free" over-the-air networks. it makes no sense, don't they see how this loses them viewership? if my favorite show is on, say, nbc, and i'm in the habit of watching it online because that's more convenient, then i'll gladly sit through a commercial -- which i cannot skip -- to watch it on nbc's website. you've retained my viewership and you've put my eyeballs on your sponsor's commercial.
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.
Grassroots Momentum Builds Toward Passage of a Constitutional Amendment LOS ANGELES, CA – Next week the Los Angeles City Council will vote on a resolution that calls on Congress to amend the Constitution to clearly establish that only living persons -- not corporations -- are endowed with constitutional rights and that money is not the same as free speech. 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.”
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."
Learned helplessness is the condition of a human or animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. 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. [ 1 ] Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behavior are defined as having acquired learned helplessness. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Foundation of research and theory
In perhaps the truest sign of one's affection for a social network, an Egyptian man has named his daughter "Facebook." As reported in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, Jamal Ibrahim chose the name to honor the service that aided anti-government protesters in their efforts to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak. "The girl's family, friends, and neighbors... gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook," an English translation of the article reads. Ibrahim's gesture is just the latest sign of goodwill Middle Easterners are showering on the social network.