This is just step one on the road to a Gattaca-like future.... although genetic testing is valuable when there's a legitimate need, like women whose families have lots of breast cancer and they want to see if they have the BRCA genes - that, good! Random genetic testing freaks me out. "Worry cost" ... yes. A thing that I feel and have DAILY.
Yes, my Millennial friends and I were just talking about our signature breads the other day over artisanally sourced brunch. WTF. SIGNATURE BREADS is this for real?
@WayDownSouth I think you're missing the point...
And this person is responsible for making laws.
@Lily Rowan It does help people to give them food stamps, but there also need to be larger changes that will improve access to healthy foods. Kind of the long-range vs short-range goals. These people need better food options but if they don't have food stamps NOW, they might not have food at all. (The government is doing very little to make it easier for food stamp/SNAP recipients to get healthier food. To my great distress. But some ideas - WIC has both a farmers market program where you get vouchers specifically for farmers markets and mandatory nutrition education for recipients. While I'm not 100% sold on a mandatory education program, expanding the SNAP nutrition ed would be REALLY GOOD. As well as making it easier for farmers markets to take SNAP funds. Currently it can be very difficult, for a variety of reasons.)
This is gross. (And contrary to this fellow's idea of what a public school looks like, my state university had some lovely red-brick architecture.) I see a large majority of public universities, the non-flagships, are sort of living hand-to-mouth right now. And they live off their meager state appropriations and their physical plants are getting run down and their faculty are discouraged. I don’t think they’re fulfilling the kind of opportunities that Americans expect from their colleges and universities. At the other end of public spectrum, the selective publics are just getting more and more and more expensive. And they’re pricing out large segments of the American population. Yes - and how did his actions do anything to help fix this?
@flickafly I'm sure all of that is true! I just am bummed that an article about where Millennials can go have a real future is encouraging the idea of oil-based energy jobs. Because our future is gonna need a lot more than oil (and other fossil fuel based) energy. And, ideally, since Millennials have been raised with Captain Planet and recycling and saving the pandas, they/we are more amenable to these newer energy sector jobs.
Houston is dominated by oil money, which provides energy jobs :( :( :(
@Marge You sound like a great intern supervisor!
I did a summer internship for credit (not required but counted as an elective toward the degree) for one of my majors but: it was a paid internship and my department let me still count it for credit (thank you, advisor!); the department also let you register for the internship "class" in the fall after a summer internship so you wouldn't have to pay for course credits; you had to write a rather lengthy paper to get credit.