Hey, girl, stop worrying that you’re only making 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. If the man sitting next to you were making 23 percent more than you with the same qualifications and duties, you could sue the company for discrimination. We have laws against that sort of thing.
What the “77 cents” figure doesn’t take into account is that women as a group gravitate toward lower paying fields—education, human services, non-profit careers, etc. We also take more time away from work to raise our children than men do. According to Steve Chapman at Reason Magazine:
A decade after graduation, 39 percent of women are out of the work force or working part time—compared with only 3 percent of men. When these mothers return to full-time jobs, they naturally earn less than they would have if they had never left.
That said, you should definitely ask for that raise. You deserve it.
Also, Ryan Gosling.
The concept that every human on the planet is connected to every other human by no more than six relationships—six degrees of separation—is pretty well ingrained in the popular culture. What’s not so well known is that this mythical-sounding theory helped create the field of network science and revealed some amazing truths about the way networks (social, biological, you name it) form themselves.
In the mood for some light math and having your mind blown? Watch this.
The electronic musician Pogo, also known as Nick Bertke, released a new remix created from the voices, sound effects and score of the movie “Monsters Inc.” The new track, “Boo Bass,” is the latest in a series of videos that treat feature films as if they were beat boxes. What I love about Pogo’s work, besides the obvious technical bad-assery, is how nostalgic they are, a new way of looking at a thing well-loved. It’s a similar pleasure to that of watching a movie with a music track playing instead of the normal soundtrack and waiting for them to magically sync up. (And one way or another they always do, not just with Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz.) Only with a Pogo video, there’s no waiting. The movies just up and sing to you.
Check out Pogo’s website for remixes of Up, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, and Harry Potter, among others. He also has a set of making-of videos that offer a peak into his very crowded FLStudio dashboard.