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Jan 8

The Open-Office Trap

newyorker:

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Maria Konnikova on why we should rethink open-office floor plans: http://nyr.kr/1hvloHW

“Psychologically, the repercussions of open offices are relatively straightforward. Physical barriers have been closely linked to psychological privacy, and a sense of privacy boosts job performance. Open offices also remove an element of control, which can lead to feelings of helplessness.”

Photograph: View Pictures/UIG via Getty.

We are moving to an open office next year. I think I’ll like it, but the research says otherwise.


Dec 12

Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers

newyorker:

Maria Konnikova explains why hitting the snooze button actually makes the wake-up process more difficult: http://nyr.kr/1buGCgH

“If you manage to drift off again, you are likely plunging your brain back into the beginning of the sleep cycle, which is the worst point to be woken up—and the harder we feel it is for us to wake up, the worse we think we’ve slept.”

Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty.



May 16

Apr 15

work test (Taken with Cinemagram)

work test (Taken with Cinemagram)


Feb 15
Growing Power, Milwaukee WI.

Growing Power, Milwaukee WI.


Oct 30

Oct 7
areasofmyexpertise:

Locksmith window, San Francisco, taken the day before yesterday.  (Taken with Instagram)

areasofmyexpertise:

Locksmith window, San Francisco, taken the day before yesterday. (Taken with Instagram)


Oct 6
theatlantic:

Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers

The facts as I see them are clear and damning: Baby boomers took the economic equivalent of a king salmon from their parents and, before they passed it on, gobbled up everything but the bones.
Ultimately, members of my father’s generation—generally defined as those born between 1946 and 1964—are reaping more than they sowed. They graduated smack into one of the strongest economic expansions in American history. They needed less education to snag a decent-salaried job than their children do, and a college education cost them a small fraction of what it did for their children or will for their grandkids. One income was sufficient to get a family ahead economically. Marginal federal income-tax rates have fallen steadily, with rare exception, since boomers entered the labor force; government retirement benefits have proliferated. At nearly every point in their lives, these Americans chose to slough the costs of those tax cuts and spending hikes onto future generations.

Read more. [Image: Rob Finch Visuals]

Thanks, mom and dad! (to be read in obnoxious sarcasm voice)

theatlantic:

Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers

The facts as I see them are clear and damning: Baby boomers took the economic equivalent of a king salmon from their parents and, before they passed it on, gobbled up everything but the bones.

Ultimately, members of my father’s generation—generally defined as those born between 1946 and 1964—are reaping more than they sowed. They graduated smack into one of the strongest economic expansions in American history. They needed less education to snag a decent-salaried job than their children do, and a college education cost them a small fraction of what it did for their children or will for their grandkids. One income was sufficient to get a family ahead economically. Marginal federal income-tax rates have fallen steadily, with rare exception, since boomers entered the labor force; government retirement benefits have proliferated. At nearly every point in their lives, these Americans chose to slough the costs of those tax cuts and spending hikes onto future generations.

Read more. [Image: Rob Finch Visuals]

Thanks, mom and dad! (to be read in obnoxious sarcasm voice)


Oct 2

inothernews:

stay-lonely:

the owner of this etsy shop is my hero

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BSTJ

Heh.


Aug 30

Aug 21

Jul 9
moneyisnotimportant:

motherjones:

“Basically, every news outlet in the country is reporting that Obama wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making under $250,000 per year. In fact, even Obama himself describes his own plan that way. But it’s not true.”

Everyone seems to forget that being in a certain tax bracket doesn’t mean you pay that percentage for all of your income.  If you make over $250k, the increase only applies to the amount of money you make over $250k. The first $17k you make is taxed at 10%, just like someone living below the poverty line.

moneyisnotimportant:

motherjones:

“Basically, every news outlet in the country is reporting that Obama wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making under $250,000 per year. In fact, even Obama himself describes his own plan that way. But it’s not true.

Everyone seems to forget that being in a certain tax bracket doesn’t mean you pay that percentage for all of your income.  If you make over $250k, the increase only applies to the amount of money you make over $250k. The first $17k you make is taxed at 10%, just like someone living below the poverty line.


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