Monday, June 23, 2014

Retail Clerk Thinks a World Atlas Might be a Movie

I tried to buy a world atlas this weekend.

The service desk person at Target answered my inquiry with "is that a movie?"


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Best Way to Convince Someone That He or She is Wrong

Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Employees


Conditions for Full-Tuition Benefit
  1. Work a minimum 20-hour work week
  2. Have completed at least two years of college credit
  3. Acceptance in online degree program at Arizona State University*
  4. The ability to come up with the first semester of tuition yourself - it's a reimbursement program, paying your tuition after-the-fact.
CBS News

* Here's the Big Catch


Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Best College Majors in 2014

According to new data collected by H & R Block, the most in-demand college majors are Business and Computer & Information Sciences.

This makes sense, according to Douglas McIntyre for the 27/7 Wall Street, because the American economy is increasingly driven by technology and finance.

The most in-demand college majors are:

     1.  Business (31%)

     2.  Computer and Information Sciences  (24%)

     3.  Engineering  (17%)

     4.  Health Professions and Clinical Sciences  (10%)

The least in-demand majors are:

     1.  Video and Photographic Arts  (12.9% unemployment rate)

     2.  Fine Arts  (12.6% unemployment rate)

     3.  Graphic Design  (11.8% unemployment rate)

     4.  Philosophy and Religious Studies  (10.8% unemployment rate)

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