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STEM & The City
Looking for a job in STEM? Hope you are living in Bethesda, Maryland. For the second year in a row, Bethesda has taken the top spot for cities with the highest paying STEM jobs, according to SmartAsset. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the study looked at the average pay for 40 different STEM professions in more than 400 of the country’s largest metro areas. San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Oakland, and San Jose rounded out the top five. The study also found that math and engineering jobs actually pay more than jobs in tech, even though it tends to get most of the glory. Statisticians, mathematicians, and nuclear engineers are especially well-paid, earning about $130,000 on average in many of the list’s top cities. [Related: Levo’s 2015 STEM Salary Report]
Valentine’s Day Does Not Love Your Bank Account
Speaking of cities, if you live in Kansas, expect to shell out a lot of dough this weekend. According to a survey by Finder.com, respondents in Kansas spent the most on their partner on Valentine‘s Day, with an average of $117 toward gifts, followed by Nevada ($112), Idaho ($111), and North Dakota ($108). If you live in New Hampshire, South Dakota, Delaware, or Maine, you will have plenty of money for the rest of the week, because the survey says you don’t spend that much on V-Day. Men are expected to dole out nearly twice as much as women, with average expenses totaling $196.39, compared with women’s $99.87. And if you don’t have a special someone in your life at the moment, do what Japanese women do on this holiday and spread the love to your friends, family, and coworkers. Because who doesn’t deserve some chocolate, flowers, and wine? [Related: When Is It OK for Networking to Turn into a Date?]
Milk, Eggs, Tattoo
And you thought Uber delivering your lingerie was a time-saver. Now, Whole Foods will be providing the ultimate Millennial time-saver by way of new, slightly cheaper stores called “365,” some of which include tattoo parlors. Because, hey, young people love tattoos and organic brands! “We don’t see any reason why we can’t…participate in that part of the market as well with our 365 by Whole Foods offer—it’s going to be unique,” Walter Robb, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, told Bloomberg. These stores will also have body care products and record stores in case you don’t feel like getting a tattoo that day but still feel like, you know, doing young people things. Will they also hand out complimentary selfie sticks when you walk through the door? [Related: The Millennials Guide to Doing Your Taxes]
Levo #POTD (Profile of the Day)
Meet Jodi-Ann Wray, a banking officer and senior quantitative risk management analyst. She is passionate about all things finance (personal and corporate) as well as music. Check out her profile here. Then discover more must-see profiles on Levo’s Front & Center.
Room star Jacob Tremblay showing off his best red carpet faces including Blue Steel on Conan. This will brighten up your day! Watch it here.