Want to work in a city where the wage gap is a thing of fiction? Well, that probably won’t happen anytime soon but there are cities where single women outearn men. According to an analysis from the Web-based real estate company Redfin that analyzed 2014 census data, Washington D.C. is where it’s at. Over 4 percent of single women earn over $100,000—compared with 0.84 percent of single men. Not too shabby. Boston, San Francisco (the only West Coast city to make it), New York, NY and Baltimore, MD made the cut for cities where the highest percentage of females are making at least $100K a year. “In superstar cities across the country, the number of single women making six figures outpaces the number of men,” says Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “That’s a great counterpoint to the disappointing reality that the U.S. is still far from having equal pay between sexes. It must be balanced by the fact that as women marry and have children their earning potential is hampered by rigid employer practices, expensive child care and lack of maternal leave. Regardless of the gender—it’s still really hard to afford a home with only one income in many cities, even if it is in the six figures!”
Listening to some sweet tunes on your phone at your desk? Do your whole office a favor and unplug your earphones. You may just help your team bond more. In a study with three groups that consisted of participants playing games where they were given money while listening to well-known happy music, lesser known but still happy music and no music at all it was found that the teams that heard happy music were much more likely to share their wealth. “People listening to happy music tend to generate higher contributions to the public good,” the researchers wrote. This is great to hear but you also have to remember that everyone may not like the same music and music can also be distracting to productivity.
College is already awesome. The parties, the schedules, oh and that whole studying your passion thing but it just got even better for students. On Tuesday, Chipotle said it will offer two new promotions during the month of September, one for college students and another for families. That’s on top of the chain’s new Chiptopia loyalty program, which gives out free entrees after a set number of purchases. Parents can get free meals for their kids and now high school and college students who present a valid school ID can get a free drink with the purchase of an entree. If that isn’t motivation for going back to school then what is? These kids live in a world with Snapchat and free Chipotle?! Ugh jealous. What about the discount for people who work all day and write about how great Chipotle is all the time that some of their friends are starting to think they are weird? Where is that discount?
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