- The Planet Just Had Its Warmest May On Record | ThinkProgress
- Government may be forced to retain Clean Energy Finance Corporation | World news | theguardian.com:
The government appears to be conceding it will be forced to retain the $10bn Clean Energy Finance Corporation, removing the abolition of the “green bank” from the other carbon tax repeal bills that were passed by the lower house for a third time on Thursday night.Forced to invest in clean energy. Forced. By a loony fringe party. This is how Australia is dealing with climate change.
- Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less:
The average raise an employee can expect in 2014 is 3%. [...] But, the inflation rate is currently 2.1% calculated based on the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that your raise is actually less than 1%. [...] The average raise an employee receives for leaving is between a 10% to 20% increase in salary.(US numbers, obviously)
- The end of the Big Day Out is the end of one-day festivals. Hang up your singlets | Dom Amerena | Culture | theguardian.com:
For years the BDO has made the mistake of trying to cater to all kinds of musical tastes. The 2014 lineup was a weird mishmash of genres; there’s something for everybody, but not enough of any particular style of music to justify the $185 price of a general admission ticket.Yup. Cheaper to just go the side gig for the one or two bands you actually want to see; and you just hated the BDO for the bands who obviously had lock-in contracts preventing them doing a side gig.
- 50 Photos Of Actors Behind The Scenes. Some amusing shots in there.
- rarely seen photos from the last night shooting "Blade Runner"
- Online advertising effectiveness: For large brands, online ads may be worthless.
- Inside the Mirrortocracy:
We've created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing. After making such a show of burning down the bad old rules of business, the new ones we've created seem pretty similar.
- Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
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