You might think that putting an actual tangible dollar figure to your liberal arts degree is a bit like The Phantom Menace saying the Force is actually just tiny bacteria in your blood stream. Those spoiler-alerting number crunchers at Businessweek would disagree, because they went through 850 schools and found out what is the actual return on investment for your education, and you can view all the stats. For instance, a degree from my alma mater, the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), is worth $657,900 more than what someone with just a high school degree would earn over 30 years. Little does BusinessWeek know I only have a journalism degree, which is actually only worth 35 cans of Simpler Times beer and a conversation starter with David Simon. The list is annoying in that it isn’t searchable, and there’s a bunch of superfluous data in there, but prepare to re-examine every decision you’ve made since leaving college.
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]