Dan Maginnis, Brooklyn resident and lifelong Yankees fan, who was crestfallen and betrayed by Robinson Cano signing with the Seattle Mariners, accepted $8,000 a year less to remain in his old position as floor supervisor at the 625 Atlantic Ave Best Buy.
Said Maginnis, “Listen, Staples put…
Julia Cooley wakes up early with her four-year-old son every day before sunrise in Atlanta. After five hours of commuting by bus and subway to and from work, Cooley doesn’t have a permanent place to go back to. She has a job, but remains homeless.
Cooley, 33, is not alone. A new report issued Wednesday by the U.S. Council of Mayors describes how hunger and homelessness afflict cities across the country. Of people who “request emergency food,” 43 percent of them have jobs, according to the report.
The study paints a sad picture of cities and nonprofits struggling to get help to America’s most vulnerable as their numbers grow or remain stubbornly stagnant. Their ranks including women, children, the elderly and people with mental or physical health problems.
In almost all cases, the situation is getting worse even as aspects of the U.S. economy improves on paper.
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It’s not exactly what they hoped for, but New York University students are celebrating.
After a battle spanning nearly a decade between students, the National Labor Relations Board and the administration of NYU, graduate students who also work as employees — most as teaching assistants — will be the first private school students allowed to join a national union and collectively bargain with their employer.
But unlike most unionized workplaces, NYU’s students won’t be covered under NLRB labor law. That’s because, in a last minute decision, NYU students decided to ditch their petition to be recognized by the board, and instead worked out an agreement with the school itself to allow unionization without governmental recognition.
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Nature is one of the world most prestigious science journals.
One of Reddit’s busiest subsections is r/science. The subreddit has more than 4,000,000 subscribers. At this very moment, some 2,000 are active on the site. They congregate there, every day, and link to and chat about science news from all over the world. Often, that news comes from Nature.
Editors at Nature took notice of these conversations, and sometimes participated. They’d help to explain a story they had written, answer questions that readers had, and direct people toward additional materials. Now, a new collaboration between Nature and r/science, adds a bit of formality to that routine, giving Nature editors and reporters little status markers (known as flair) next to their names that will identify their role at Nature, which, the journal’s chief online editor Ananyo Bhattacharya explained to me over email, “gives our reporters and editors some prominence while clearly signaling that we have chips in the game.”
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“We are at war and I am on a train leaving for the country.
“I am troubled because I suspect it might be better to spend the war in the city.
“Out the window I see soldiers cooking lunch in kitchen sinks and other unlikely containers.
“Their fires burn cheerily and I am jealous of them.
“Beside me is a man from my home town.
“I think he should recognize me but he gives no sign of it.
“I wonder if perhaps I have re-become a child.
“When I get tired of this speculation, I pull the emergency cord.”
Against the Infinite - Crazy Three Dimensional Art by AJ Fosik
You might recognize AJ Fosik as the artist responsible for the cover of Mastodon's 2011 record The Hunter. These pictures are from his solo exhibition “Against the Infinite” currently running until December 21 at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The coup de grâce of the show is a collection of 30 animal heads on diamond-shaped panels that can be combined to form a giant 30-sided shape called a rhombic triacontahedron.
@matt_t will appreciate this.