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Now, I am always connected to the Web. The rare exceptions to the rule cause...– Ready for the future, Arikia Millikan demands her Google implant. Read the whole story here. (via theatlantic) Sarcasm or sincerity?! CANNOT TELL.
Spiersblr: Foster Kamer on why tipping should be... →
spiers: Foster wrote an enjoyably rant-y polemic against tipping for GourmetLive: Tipping in its current form is an assault on fairness for employers and employees as well as consumers’ rights. It reinforces an economically and socially dangerous status quo, while buttressing a functional…
"am i crazy for letting houseguests crash for... →
The Awkward Dollar answers your money manners questions. Up today: one woman vacates her apartment when friends are in town. She stays with her boyfriend, they stay for free. Is she being too generous?
Overheard: A guy striding down 36th Street,...
maura: “IT’S SUNDAY!!!! THE BANKS ARE CLOSED!! [ …] Chase needs to compensate me financially for this. You’re going to make me look like a complete asshole.” (Uh… buddy? Too late.) The internet is never closed.
New Rule: The next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by...– Bill Maher (via azspot)
"In fact, for about $15 you can end up with about... →
Bundle’s Jeremy Vohwinkle teaches you how to make pulled pork. YUM (well, to non-vegetarians).
Health Insurance Changes Come Too Late for Some :... →
Peterson said it began when his insurance agent told him he could get a cheaper policy. He jumped at the chance. And he didn’t try to withhold any information as he and his agent filled out the lengthy application. “He sat right here at the table, and I said, ‘Let me go get my pills,’” Peterson says. “And some of them were controlling your blood sugar; keeping it down. He wrote stuff right down...
My best friend points out that New York has possibly the most comprehensive...– Bullish: Money-Saving Tips That Don’t Involve Bread Bags or Baking Soda (via housingworksbookstore)
major healthcare changes take effect today: here's... →
elwhit: “When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it.” -Groupon’s Success Disaster
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credit spreads are widening– The scariest boring phrase in finance, from Planet Money
OUT: Unpaid Internships IN: Paying for internships →
washingtonpoststyle: Not satisfied to merely go broke pursuing grunt work for college credit, interns are now insisting that they also go into debt, writes Jenna Johnson. For the privilege of guaranteed placement, interns are paying up to $7,800 for one summer’s worth of work experience. Interns. Please. Keep a cool head about you and remember that you may be paying for the privilege of making...
I think it’s absolutely despicable that students are asked to pay that much. In...– Lindsay McCluskey, the 23-year-old president of the United States Student Association, in Sarah Kaufman’s piece on skipping college because it’s so damn expensive. (via washingtonpoststyle) Related: How much college debt is too much?
U.S. companies largely favor graduates of big... →