@melis I was confused about that too.
@Alexa Villaume@facebook Just one quick thing - I think unpaid internships are ridiculous and people should put more value on their time and work. Even people just starting out. My first internship was underpaid, a small stipend, but I was given housing and a bike so I was able to live comfortably while working their.
@MuffyStJohn I disagree completely. I think internships are very helpful in some fields for some people. I have had four internships that were fulfilling, educational, and paid. I don't think they are the end-all-be-all of getting your foot in the door. You say that a camp will only be useful for psychology or child development. I think that's really myopic. If she wants to make documentary films she has to experience life and have interesting stories to tell. I don't think internships are necessarily helpful for people in the arts. Yes, at an internship you meet lots of people. But you also get a lot of exposure by actually starting to make things and putting it out there for people to see. I say the best thing for this girl to do is work her camp counselor job, work on telling interesting stories, and start making films and putting them online.
My boof and I were talking about local businesses vs. big box stores this weekend in a purely economical way. I'd like to read some papers about the wage and employment differences (we both think that big box stores hire way more people). Also the packaging and waste differences between big box stores and local stores would be interesting to read about. We didn't come up with any conclusions because neither of us are economists but we both suspect that local vs chain is more of an aesthetic choice than an economics one. Also, unlike food where I'm really concerned and make a point to buy as local as possible I don't really care where I buy a ream of paper or a notebook. tl:dr I really like Target
@Alexa Villaume@facebook haha I should read the article before I comment. "One nifty solution, proposed by former Senator James Abourezk of South Dakota, would be for the Obama administration to extend Pine Ridge reservation lines to include Whiteclay. No land titles would change hands, but reservation laws would apply and liquor sales would become illegal." Would this actually help? I doubt it. By shifting the boarder they'll just make a new "Whiteclay" where people can go to drink.
I spent a week on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it was pretty terrible. I spent most of my time in elementary and middle schools. The bathrooms in the schools didn't have any soap and I don't remember seeing any houses, just trailers. I think the Reservation is legally alcohol free but people just go to the bars that are right on the boarder on the other side. On the lighter side, there was a Mexican restaurant right in town which was pretty bizarre to see and wasn't that bad for Mexican food in South Dakota.
An unusually expensive weekend for me. Yesterday I spent $220 on a ticket to Maui to visit my boof. At 1 I bought the ticket and then I was on the plane by 3. Other than that just about $40 on drinks and tapas for Friday and Saturday.
I used to use this site called Student Universe to book my tickets. It was supposedly a place where students could get discounted airfare. It seemed legitimate the first year or so I was using it but either it's gone downhill or I didn't know what I was doing until recently but it doesn't seem to be discounting anything anymore. Basically, I have zero tips. I used to recommend Student Universe to my friends and now I can't.
This guy is awful. He is not living without money he is just passing the need for money on other people. He is a participant without making any contribution.
@kellyography It depends on whether you can make more off of interest by "Working It" than what you're paying in interest. I think the general rule of thumb is to pay debts off first since the interest on loans is more than the interest on savings.