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matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.
The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.
“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”
Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.
NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

More of this, corporate America.

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matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.

The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.

“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”

Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.

NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

More of this, corporate America.

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fotojournalismus:

"I have been photographing in Gaza for several years, initially to cover the conflict with Israel, but over time returning because I am mesmerized by the women, and their strength," says photojournalist Monique Jacques.

View more photos via The New York Times.

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fotojournalismus:

The Faces of Afghan Refugee Mothers
In honor of Mother’s Day, LightBox asked photographer Muhammed Muheisen to photograph Afghan refugee mothers in Pakistan, and to find out what it is like to be a mother under these difficult circumstances.
(via timelightbox)

fotojournalismus:

The Faces of Afghan Refugee Mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day, LightBox asked photographer Muhammed Muheisen to photograph Afghan refugee mothers in Pakistan, and to find out what it is like to be a mother under these difficult circumstances.

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Only the absolutely determined people succeed.


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pinkfled:

The Rolling Stones live at Hyde Park - July 5, 1969

pinkfled:

The Rolling Stones live at Hyde Park - July 5, 1969

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theurbanchica:

//beautiful traditional {non-digital, process film} photography by oleg oprisco


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Queen → tour posters (part two)


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queenrockmontreal:


Queen Rock Montreal
06. Killer Queen

queenrockmontreal:

Queen Rock Montreal

06. Killer Queen

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scienceisbeauty:

Charges Ahead by Julie Fletcher:

"I followed a massive storm front for several hundred kilometers hoping to capture something special, but this blew my mind. The surreal milky green water is a natural phenomenon caused by electromagnetic activity from the lightning hitting the water’s surface. There was no rain where I was and not much wind either, but in the distance the sky was charged and angry, subjecting its wrath [to] the graveyard of dead trees in this normally very dry lakebed. I was able to capture a series of unique images, this being one of the best."

Photo Location: Menindee Lakes, New South Wales, Australia
This photo was submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest (and  received an Honorable Mention)

scienceisbeauty:

Charges Ahead by Julie Fletcher:

"I followed a massive storm front for several hundred kilometers hoping to capture something special, but this blew my mind. The surreal milky green water is a natural phenomenon caused by electromagnetic activity from the lightning hitting the water’s surface. There was no rain where I was and not much wind either, but in the distance the sky was charged and angry, subjecting its wrath [to] the graveyard of dead trees in this normally very dry lakebed. I was able to capture a series of unique images, this being one of the best."

Photo Location: Menindee Lakes, New South Wales, Australia

This photo was submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest (and  received an Honorable Mention)

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Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957)


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Audrey Hepburn & Assam behind the scenes of My Fair Lady photographed by Cecil Beaton; 1963.
Audrey Hepburn & Assam behind the scenes of My Fair Lady photographed by Cecil Beaton; 1963.
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kqedscience:

Man-Made Electromagnetic Noise Disrupts a Bird’s Compass
“When the birds were exposed to background electromagnetic noise in their unscreened huts, they flew in random directions. When the Faraday cage was on, their compass started working again. “It was like flipping a switch,” says Henrik Mouritsen.
It was an astonishing result, and one that Mouritsen knew he needed to check carefully.”
Learn more from Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

kqedscience:

Man-Made Electromagnetic Noise Disrupts a Bird’s Compass

When the birds were exposed to background electromagnetic noise in their unscreened huts, they flew in random directions. When the Faraday cage was on, their compass started working again. “It was like flipping a switch,” says Henrik Mouritsen.

It was an astonishing result, and one that Mouritsen knew he needed to check carefully.”

Learn more from Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

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dieriv:

We’re Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band! 


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There's not much here for anybody

The first step is always the hardest, but then it's equally hard to keep up. when it gets tough, don't be afraid to give in to a moment of weakness. you'll need to slow down if you want to catch your breath.

    
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