The “without using more than 30% of their income” part is pertinent. Rent is just rent; utilities, food, gas, phone bill, all that fun stuff, has to be paid for on TOP of that (and if rent accounts for that, it’s probably also higher rent than this map accounts for). Also student loans, and let’s face facts, not everyone who goes to college is getting a fracking job from it, even if they were “smart” and went into a degree that’s in higher demand.

An alternate version of this same map lists the states by the number of hours you’d need to work at minimum wage to afford the same amount of rent without going past that 30%. Pretty much the only place that had less than 60 hours was Puerto Rico. Most states register in the 70-80 range, with the bluer states jumping up past a hundred. The hilarious thing is, for such states even the proposed $10 minimum wage doesn’t even hit half of the amount needed to pull this off.

Oh but Lewis, if you’re getting a two-bedroom apartment by yourself, you’re buying too high! You should only get a two-bedroom apartment if you’re living with someone. Except… no. Life (and apartment shopping) isn’t that simple. There are only so many apartments of any given size to go around and sometimes one person DOES need to work on their own for a two-bedroom apartment even if someone else is living with them. They could be providing for a pregnant partner or stay-at-home parent, there are people who need to care for disabled relatives or spouses, there are single parents with kids to take care of, and then (here’s the fun one) there are people who would probably like to get the tiniest apartment size available but how many of those do you suppose a given apartment complex might have? Sometimes there just aren’t enough, and if you’re working minimum wage, there’s usually going to be some question of proximity to your workplace to consider when you rent an apartment.

Forget the question of entry level employment—entry level INDEPENDENT LIVING just out and out sucks right now, and that’s all there is to it. I can’t stand people who pretend this isn’t a problem.

I should note that some states have improved a fair bit since the 2012 version of this same map. So that’s a good thing. The numbers are still way too damn high, though.

The “without using more than 30% of their income” part is pertinent. Rent is just rent; utilities, food, gas, phone bill, all that fun stuff, has to be paid for on TOP of that (and if rent accounts for that, it’s probably also higher rent than this map accounts for). Also student loans, and let’s face facts, not everyone who goes to college is getting a fracking job from it, even if they were “smart” and went into a degree that’s in higher demand.

An alternate version of this same map lists the states by the number of hours you’d need to work at minimum wage to afford the same amount of rent without going past that 30%. Pretty much the only place that had less than 60 hours was Puerto Rico. Most states register in the 70-80 range, with the bluer states jumping up past a hundred. The hilarious thing is, for such states even the proposed $10 minimum wage doesn’t even hit half of the amount needed to pull this off.

Oh but Lewis, if you’re getting a two-bedroom apartment by yourself, you’re buying too high! You should only get a two-bedroom apartment if you’re living with someone. Except… no. Life (and apartment shopping) isn’t that simple. There are only so many apartments of any given size to go around and sometimes one person DOES need to work on their own for a two-bedroom apartment even if someone else is living with them. They could be providing for a pregnant partner or stay-at-home parent, there are people who need to care for disabled relatives or spouses, there are single parents with kids to take care of, and then (here’s the fun one) there are people who would probably like to get the tiniest apartment size available but how many of those do you suppose a given apartment complex might have? Sometimes there just aren’t enough, and if you’re working minimum wage, there’s usually going to be some question of proximity to your workplace to consider when you rent an apartment.

Forget the question of entry level employment—entry level INDEPENDENT LIVING just out and out sucks right now, and that’s all there is to it. I can’t stand people who pretend this isn’t a problem.

I should note that some states have improved a fair bit since the 2012 version of this same map. So that’s a good thing. The numbers are still way too damn high, though.

posted 20 hours agoSeptember 29, 2014 with 8 notes • reblog
literal-ghost:

fatanarchy:

Good luck affording a place to live. Forget being able to fucking eat “healthy” like you’re “supposed to” (aka, morally obligated to).

SHIT. DC/MD ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES IN THE FUCKING UNION.

literal-ghost:

fatanarchy:

Good luck affording a place to live. Forget being able to fucking eat “healthy” like you’re “supposed to” (aka, morally obligated to).

SHIT. DC/MD ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES IN THE FUCKING UNION.

posted 20 hours agoSeptember 29, 2014 with 2,352 notes - via / origreblog
literal-ghost:

fatanarchy:

Good luck affording a place to live. Forget being able to fucking eat “healthy” like you’re “supposed to” (aka, morally obligated to).

SHIT. DC/MD ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES IN THE FUCKING UNION.

literal-ghost:

fatanarchy:

Good luck affording a place to live. Forget being able to fucking eat “healthy” like you’re “supposed to” (aka, morally obligated to).

SHIT. DC/MD ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES IN THE FUCKING UNION.

posted 20 hours agoSeptember 29, 2014 with 2,352 notes - via / origreblog

Deep cover.

(Source: oldtrustylegs)

posted 21 hours agoSeptember 29, 2014 with 5,406 notes - via / origreblog

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

posted 23 hours agoSeptember 29, 2014 with 27,174 notes - via / origreblog

sweetlyfez:

Danny Pink aka basically the best man in the universe

posted 2 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 1,190 notes - via / origreblog

doctorwho:

lordofdragonstone:

Twelve in Time Heist (8.05)

What do you think of the new look? I was hoping for minimalism. But I think I came out with magician.

In case you missed it and want to catch up before tonight’s premiere of The Caretaker, last week’s episode, Time Heist, is on BBC America right now!

posted 2 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 3,609 notes - via / origreblog

theglasschild:

do you ever cook something in the microwave but it’s still really cold in the middle and you just keep eating it instead of heating it longer because life is pointless and entropy is unavoidable and the universe is filled with callous and casual destruction

(Source: oeste)

posted 3 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 396,797 notes - via / origreblog
brinkofmemories:

Hina from Danganronpa!
Also, I’m going to do commissions from now on. When I can be bothered, I’ll put a page up about it, but contact me if you’re interested and we’ll see what we can do. Prices will be based on an estimate of how long the image will take me to draw.

brinkofmemories:

Hina from Danganronpa!

Also, I’m going to do commissions from now on. When I can be bothered, I’ll put a page up about it, but contact me if you’re interested and we’ll see what we can do. Prices will be based on an estimate of how long the image will take me to draw.

posted 3 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 105 notes - via / origreblog
brinkofmemories:

A quick-ish picture of Naoto dressed as Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening (and now Smash Bros OMG).

brinkofmemories:

A quick-ish picture of Naoto dressed as Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening (and now Smash Bros OMG).

posted 3 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 836 notes - via / origreblog

edgebug:

natti-karlo:

recovery-in-pink:

fitnesstreats:

Stand Like This for 2 Minutes Per Day
from http://jamesclear.com/body-language-how-to-be-confident

No, for real, though—this is a thing.  Not sure about the science behind it, but it makes me feel fancy and powerful regardless.  I highly recommend it.

There actually is legit science behind this. In fact, here’s an entire TED Talk about the science behind it, and the confidence-related chemicals that your brain produces JUST BY YOU STANDING LIKE THIS.

posted 3 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 175,784 notes - via / origreblog

brinkofmemories:

Naoto in a FeMC style outfit.

Figured I might as well put the other three in too, for posterity’s sake. All done now!

posted 3 days agoSeptember 27, 2014 with 1,482 notes - via / origreblog
<Heartless_Wanderer> ....I'm watching Persona Q footage in more detail
<Heartless_Wanderer> you
<Heartless_Wanderer> have to draw the maps as you go
<Smiles> Nice!
<Prince> woo
<Heartless_Wanderer> finally, an authentic Persona Rebirth exploration experience in videogame form
posted 1 week agoSeptember 19, 2014 with 2 notes • reblog

Dammit. Lost Oscar on the final turn of the defense battle… save state, ho!

posted 2 weeks agoSeptember 11, 2014 with 1 note • reblog
Roast a few Daein soldiers per chapter for me and you can stay as long as you like!

Roast a few Daein soldiers per chapter for me and you can stay as long as you like!

posted 2 weeks agoSeptember 11, 2014 with 2 notes • reblog