Since the U.S. instituted a federal minimum wage rate in 1938, various state and local governments have pushed for higher rates. Seattle was the first to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2017, a $2 increase every year starting from 2015. 360 more words
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Members of the Lincoln Park Accountability Group had an interesting conversation recently about citation/reference management. The context is that a member had just finished a book project and was feeling the headache of dealing with citations for this monster project. 787 more words
PARIS (JTA) — Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life.
Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Ireland — the Bergmans settled in this capital city shortly ahead of the birth of their now 4-year-old daughter, Daniella. 1,150 more words
There is a “thing” I refer to as Universe Humor, others may refer to it as a Cosmic Joke. There have been times in all of our lives when we thought we knew exactly how some event or incident was going to turn out. 227 more words
The American Sociological Association is wrapping up its 110th Annual Meeting, which happened to be in Chicago this year. In addition to all of the thematic sessions, round tables, and book fair, one of the best things that happens at ASA’s Meeting are the plenary talks. 163 more words