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Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.
Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist, on the necessity of a living wage (via cognitiveinequality)

JFC Wal-Mart.

I mean, can you imagine how different the lives of those workers would be if Wal-Mart paid them an additional $10k a year??? The stimulus to the economy alone…

The majority of my professional career I have been lucky enough to work for private companies with great pay and benefits. I hope I never work for a publicly held company who is beholden to it’s shareholders instead of to it’s people.

burningbrooklynbridges asked:

Once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to ten of your favorite followers (non-negotiable)

1. The #1 thing I love about myself is my ability to be happy alone. (analyzing that is its own blog post.)

2. I love love love my long, skinny fingers and perfect fingernails.

3. I love it that while I enjoy my routine, I am always excited to explore.

4. I have grown to love my curly hair.

5. I love that despite my cold, dead heart, my head knew when it was the right time to take a leap of faith.

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extremelymisc:

umcanyounot:

npr:

Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.
The signature of a great American-style pizza is not the toppings du jour but the cheese: hot, gooey mozzarella, with big, dark splotches of caramelization.
Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese
Photo credit: sierravalleygirl/Flickr

NSFW. (Bolding mine.)

39 times IS NOT ENOUGH (that’s what she said)

WHO ARE THESE DUMDUMS EATING PIZZA LESS THAN ONCE A WEEK??? I HAD IT THREE FUCKING TIMES LAST WEEK ALONE (TWICE IN THE SAME DAY BITCHES).

extremelymisc:

umcanyounot:

npr:

Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.

The signature of a great American-style pizza is not the toppings du jour but the cheese: hot, gooey mozzarella, with big, dark splotches of caramelization.

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Photo credit: sierravalleygirl/Flickr

NSFW. (Bolding mine.)

39 times IS NOT ENOUGH (that’s what she said)

WHO ARE THESE DUMDUMS EATING PIZZA LESS THAN ONCE A WEEK??? I HAD IT THREE FUCKING TIMES LAST WEEK ALONE (TWICE IN THE SAME DAY BITCHES).