moneyisnotimportant

moneyisnotimportant:

tonytiger8:

I’m only 16 and I think I already have a gambling addiction. Someone stop me.

Some advice via HelpGuide.org:

Feeling the urge to gamble is normal, but that doesn’t make it any easier when you are struggling to make better choices. Remember, as you build healthier choices…

girlwithalessonplan

confessionsofatvholic asked:

I have several parents mad at me for "not teaching" because I've begun to integrate Common Core into my classroom this year, which is a LOT of independent learning in math (labs, projects, and even *gasp* reading). My kids are used to hand holding and step-by-step answer giving. How can I explain this to parents who have NO IDEA about CC? Is there a good website I can send them to? (I've only integrated CC about 25%... I shudder to see what next year is like when I'm supposed to be at 100%.)

girlwithalessonplan answered:

I’m going to step away from my dislike of CC and answer your question objectively:

You need to explain to them that your state is moving towards Common Core standards, which are different, and you are doing so as part of a school wide effort towards a state mandate.  

This gives you the “Hey, it’s not me, it’s The Man” reason.

Then you can highlight the positives:  Your students are being challenged to work more independently with the teacher as the guide.  This gives them more study skills and independence that will help them be better prepared for {insert hard thing of the future here].  

theatlantic
theatlantic:

No, the Government Should Not Give Student Loans for Unpaid Internships

Edward Glaeser is a respected Harvard economist whose latest column I can only interpret as an attempt to taunt every cash-strapped twenty-something in the United States. 
Glaeser is worried that a barrage of lawsuits is about force companies to shut down their unpaid internship programs, just as Condè Nast did last week. This would be a great loss, he says, because recent college grads don’t have the skills employers are looking for. At the same time, he acknowledges that requiring young adults to work for free in order to get basic career experience might give the rich an unfair advantage.
So he’s come up with a fix: student loans for internships. 
If you’re a broke 23-year-old,the concept of taking out debt for an unpaid internship probably sounds something like the two-headed hell-hound of your financial nightmares.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

No, the Government Should Not Give Student Loans for Unpaid Internships

Edward Glaeser is a respected Harvard economist whose latest column I can only interpret as an attempt to taunt every cash-strapped twenty-something in the United States. 

Glaeser is worried that a barrage of lawsuits is about force companies to shut down their unpaid internship programs, just as Condè Nast did last week. This would be a great loss, he says, because recent college grads don’t have the skills employers are looking for. At the same time, he acknowledges that requiring young adults to work for free in order to get basic career experience might give the rich an unfair advantage.

So he’s come up with a fix: student loans for internships. 

If you’re a broke 23-year-old,the concept of taking out debt for an unpaid internship probably sounds something like the two-headed hell-hound of your financial nightmares.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

polygondotcom
polygondotcom:

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review: busy work
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness ground me down.

The latest entry in a 10-year-old franchise, Disgaea D2 is full of the same goofy humor and tactical combat as previous entries. Its cutesy, cartoon cast chases down a never-ending stack of goals, most of which result in grid-based strategic battles.
Despite its light-hearted, fluffy plot, Disgaea D2 manages to feel cumbersome. Its mechanics work splendidly at first, but the game repeats them over and over again, beating you over the head with the same tasks. Disgaea D2 is a long wave of one battle after another, and it left me begging for fresh air.
(Link to the full review)

polygondotcom:

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review: busy work

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness ground me down.

The latest entry in a 10-year-old franchise, Disgaea D2 is full of the same goofy humor and tactical combat as previous entries. Its cutesy, cartoon cast chases down a never-ending stack of goals, most of which result in grid-based strategic battles.

Despite its light-hearted, fluffy plot, Disgaea D2 manages to feel cumbersome. Its mechanics work splendidly at first, but the game repeats them over and over again, beating you over the head with the same tasks. Disgaea D2 is a long wave of one battle after another, and it left me begging for fresh air.

(Link to the full review)