Thursday, July 8, 2010

Round-Up: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Did You Know?: "In an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, [Thomas] Jefferson wrote the word 'subjects,' when he referred to the American public. He then erased that word and replaced it with 'citizens,' a term he used frequently throughout the final draft."

Read: Rankings of the Top and Worst Presidents by Presidential Scholars.

Listen: My roommate Josh sent this my way: Summer Mix Series 2010. People make mixtapes, allow you to download them for free.

News: The National Association of Colleges and Employers said the average starting salary for this year's bachelor's degree recipients dipped 1.3%, to $48,661.

Analysis: Where Does the Money Go When You Buy a CD?

Predictions: According to online futures market Intrade, there is a 58% chance that Lebron James will move to the Sunshine State.

Read: The Economist blog discusses parenting and happiness research. Short and good read, but here's an interesting tidbit:
"But it's always seemed to me that this anxiety is also driven in part by high levels of inequality. In a society with a large gap between excellent and inadequate schools, parents face tremendous psychological pressure to raise and educate their kids the "right" way. In societies with a more egalitarian distribution, parents don't reproach themselves so much for laying off the kids a bit." 

Watch: 100 Greatest Movie Insults

Watch: Scene from the TV Show Louie that I'm Looking Forward to Watching When it Comes on Hulu

Download: Das Racist Mixtape

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