Welcome to CLAWS at whywork.org. We're a pro-leisure and anti-wage-slavery group of people dedicated to exploring the question: why work? This site provides information, support, and resources for those looking for alternatives to traditional employment. We actively promote alternatives to the wage slavery mindset and what we call "The Cult of the Job" which automatically equates having a job with making a living. If you start asking yourself "why work?" you may see a connection between wage slavery, misunderstandings of leisure, lifestyles based on consumption, corporate welfare, education that often amounts to little more than conditioning, and the global social, environmental, and economic crises we are now facing.
5 Ways to Trick Your Body Into Being More AwesomeThe human body is a miracle. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't always be finding ways to game the system to gain a little bit more of an advantage. We've previously shown you how to hack your brain into overdrive and pointed out that your body hides all sorts of secret powers from you. You just have to know how to make it give up its secrets.
The Precariat: The New Dangerous ClassPublication Date: 2011 Pages: 192 DOI: Neo-liberal policies and institutional changes have produced a huge and growing number of people with sufficiently common experiences to be called an emerging class. In this book Guy Standing introduces what he calls the Precariat - a growing number of people across the world living and working precariously, usually in a series of short-term jobs, without recourse to stable occupational identities or careers, stable social protection or protective regulations relevant to them. They include migrants, but also locals.
An Essay by Einstein"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving... "I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty.
GRE Subject Tests: PhysicsOverview The test consists of approximately 100 five-choice questions, some of which are grouped in sets and based on such materials as diagrams, graphs, experimental data and descriptions of physical situations. The aim of the test is to determine the extent of the examinees' grasp of fundamental principles and their ability to apply these principles in the solution of problems. Most test questions can be answered on the basis of a mastery of the first three years of undergraduate physics. The International System (SI) of units is used predominantly in the test. A table of information representing various physical constants and a few conversion factors among SI units is presented in the test book.
Top Pet-Friendly Corporations Across AmericaCLIF Bar & Company Dogs are a common sight at CLIF Bar & Company, which even offers employees group pet insurance. In the average workplace, employers try to boost morale by offering casual Fridays, sweet performance rewards and even four-day weeks. Another proven strategy: letting employees bring their pets to the office. In a 2010 study conducted at Central Michigan University, volunteers were 30 percent less likely to snitch on a co-worker with a dog around, suggesting that a canine’s mere presence improves collaborations and increases productivity. According to the Christian Science Monitor, 17 percent of employers have already caught on to the idea and allow pets in the workplace.
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5 Kids Bravely Fighting Christian Domination of Their SchoolsMarch 5, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list:Ph.D. Program in Applied Physics - School of Applied & Engineering Physics - Cornell EngineeringFaculty Fourteen faculty members in AEP as well as nearly thirty other faculty members representing ten different departments outside the school comprise the faculty. This large faculty, engaged in many research projects with federal, state, or corporate sponsors, makes it possible for AP students to choose thesis research topics from many different areas. While each student becomes an individual investigator responsible for an independent research project, interactive and collaborative research programs and shared research facilities are hallmarks of advanced study at Cornell. The majority of the faculty members in the field participate in one or more of Cornell’s numerous research centers and programs, and most graduate students in AP make extensive use of the research facilities maintained by these centers. Support Facilities and Special Programs