By Allison on Paying for Dinner

You mean the polite thing isn't to literally tear the receipt while fighting("fighting") with a friend over it and scampering to where you pay? Granted that was on a trip where we took turns paying for things, but it basically became a race for the check. I have had folks I've hosted leave a grocery store or target gift card which I never expect but are very difficult to give back, especially if you don't see it until they've left.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1

By wrappedupinbooks on The State With the Highest Minimum Wage Is Outpacing U.S. Job Growth

@garysixpack no one is saying that the minimum wage caused the employment rate to rise. They're just saying that in a state with a high minimum wage the employment rate didn't fall.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm 2

By Bill Fostex on Listicles, Copy, Content, and Essays: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

@Mike Dang Logan gives me a handful of jelly beans (blacks and greens removed) for each post I write.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1

By CaddyFdot on Why Women Should Watch The Good Wife

I have not (YET) watched this show, but I do have a comment about apologizing! I have a coworker who is constantly apologizing for things, and it made me realize there is a certain point where it turns into that person's way of demanding you reassure and soothe their insecurities rather than because a Thing Happened that needs an apology. That's the point where NOT apologizing so much makes you more likable! Are you apologizing because there's something specific you need to apologize for, or are you apologizing to assuage your own general anxiety?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm 2

By Dinosaur_Senior on Poverty in America

Mike, I just set up a recurring payment to the coalition for the homeless in my nieces' honor. Thanks for the link. Made it EASY!

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm 4

By EDaily on Harper's Goes Long on the Fast Food Strikes

@jquick Anecdotal evidence is not data. One in five fast food workers are living in poverty. How easy is it to move to Texas, or Alaska, or North Dakota when you can barely afford to buy groceries?

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm 3

By stuffisthings on Last Minute Money-Related Costume Ideas

I went as Sexy John Boehner for real.

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm 3

By swirrlygrrl on Porn at the Office

This. Is. The. Best. I love Mike Dang office adventures.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm 3

By Amanda T on Leaving Atlanta and Landing in New York

By the way, just got news I have a long-term temp job lined up to start tomorrow. This will at least buy us some financial stability while I'm in the process of looking for The Job. hustling in the city tag = accurate

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm 7

By stuffisthings on Jeffrey Katzenberg's Scheme to Get You to Pay for Six Minutes of TV

That would be especially infuriating for a show like Breaking Bad. "Argh I just spent 50 cents and 25 cents of it was dramatic pauses!"

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 9:27 am 1