In case you were wondering, wikipedia tells me that Spink is another name for Chaffinch.
Lotsa links this week!
Gawker mansplains to mansplainers why women don’t like it when you tell them they’re hot in professional settings.
Delagar with a pic of the cutest new member of the delagar family. Squee!
How David Carr doesn’t mean to be sexist, but, like many folks, he is.
NIHCM explains health entitlement spending in six charts.
Are you, like me, continually checking xkcd: 1190? Here’s an automagically updated video version.
Academic cog contemplates Dr. Seuss’s hats of creativity. I used to have a thinking cap. I wonder whatever happened to it…
Single mom rich mom talks about being a scanner.
Tressiemc notes that the advice to not go to graduate school may not be the best advice for underrepresented minorities. Part of this advice I’ve thought about in terms of associates and bachelors degrees with DH’s (low SES but not minority) relatives… earning a little over minimum wage doing commercial art wouldn’t be that bad compared to earning minimum wage at the dollar store, so the advice not to be an artist doesn’t necessarily make sense in that context. Additionally, getting a bachelors degree is important when there aren’t a whole lot of jobs in your town and there’s a ton of competition for the ones that don’t require degrees… whether or not you want to get the heck out of dodge. Additionally her analysis also applies to gender– part of the reason that women earn more education is precisely because their options without them are not as good as men’s options, even though the degree doesn’t add as much to a woman’s salary as it does to a man’s (though for white women, you can still do fairly well with just a bachelors compared to the opportunities for minorities). Anyhow, a very neat article and illustrates the importance of breaking apart treatment effects by groups (something I covered in class on Wednesday!)– even if those still only give the average for each group and individuals may vary.
buzzfeed with 31 reasons why the job search sucks.
The oatmeal with the mantis shrimp. DEATH SHRIMP.
Turns out coursera does have an underwater basketweaving course… (avoid the death shrimp though…)
This song from mashable is EPIC. Where is Prince Ali?
No time for flashcards suggests positive princess books for kids.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance. (Though, as a note, Nicole and Maggie do not share a budget… the post in question is just about #1 and her husband. #2’s partner has a real job!)