Friday, February 17, 2017

We Don't Need No Stinking Bonuses!

​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You can actually pay employees too much, the '80s had just as much trash tech as today and the secret history of the "No Stairway" gag from "Wayne's World."
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WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
You Can Actually Pay People Too Much, And Other Facts
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​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You can actually pay employees too much, the '80s had just as much trash tech as today and the secret history of the "No Stairway" gag from "Wayne's World."
WAY TO GO, PHARMACISTS?
Which College Degrees Produce The Most (And Least) Financially Responsible Students?
priceonomics.com
Different degrees certainly lead to different career paths and income levels, but what about financial responsibility and credit scores?
SO MANY ZEROS
How To Make Sense Of Extreme Numbers
nautil.us
Our brains are pretty good at distinguishing the size of the difference between small numbers (2,000, for instance) and big ones (let's say, 500 million). But we have real trouble figuring out the distance between two big numbers (like 50 billion and 1 trillion). Why?
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WE'VE COME A LONG WAY
ALMOST AS WEIRD AS NEW YORK NOW
Unearthed Photos From New York's Insane And Weird '90's Club Scene
buzzfeed.com
A look back at NYC's wildest clubs of the 1990s.
STOP KILLING BUFFALO
The Forgotten History Of 'The Oregon Trail,' As Told By Its Creators
motherboard.vice.com
You must always caulk the wagon. Never ford the river.
SO SAD EVERY DAY
How Early 2000s Emo Became A Subject Of Scorn And Salvation
consequenceofsound.net
Emo music has been the on-and-off subject of ridicule ever since it broke out into the mainstream 15 years ago.
A GOOD PLACE TO SPEND THE APOCALYPSE
How New Zealand Became A Billionaires' Paradise
theguardian.com
Gearing up for potential catastrophe, billionaires are looking for out-of-the-way places to ride out the storm — and many of them have settled on rural New Zealand.
BEST/WORST
FOUR PAWS, INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
Happy Friday: Can Someone Please Tell Us What This Is?
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Is it a dog? Is it a bear? Both? Neither? Somebody help, please.
WORST ELM
Why Does This One Couch From West Elm Suck So Much?
theawl.com
Comparing notes with other unsatisfied owners of the Peggy sofa.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
THAR SHE BLOWS
Holy Cow, Look At This Crazy Wind
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A woman captured this insane, tree-bending bout of wind during a storm (and possible tornado) in North Carolina earlier this week.
IN THE NEWS
Trump Forced Chris Christie To Order Meatloaf, And Other Trump News From Today
Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's Offer To Be National Security Adviser
Thimble Piece Voted Out Of Monopoly
ICYMI: Highlights From Donald Trump's Incredible Press Conference Yesterday
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Seriously, Don't Go Online Without A VPN
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But only if you're serious about avoiding hackers, not getting all your data stolen, and staying safe on the internet.
What is Friday but a tiny obstacle to the weekend? You're almost there.

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