cost-of-education

There’s a saying that goes around that when you do what you love you start to hate it because it becomes work instead of fun, and that’s the problem I’m talking about, allowing people to work at their own pace on benefitting themselves and society only improves the world because they truly are doing things they love and not because they have to but because they want to.

Eliminated the need to work to survive actually allows so much more to get done, disabled people will be able to work and do what they can without harming themselves and without fear of losing their government benefits because they had a single good day. 

Eliminated the cost of education also further enriches the world because people can then truly study what they’re interested in, instead of studying for what they need a job in, or purposely cheating so they don’t lose scholarships, it would allow for people to actually learn and study what they find interesting which would lead to so many more scientific and artistic breakthroughs than what we have currently, and it would give access to this success to all.

slate.com
Your Latte Isn’t Why You’re in Debt, and the People Who Say It Is Are Lying to You
Behold the Starbucks latte. The delicious mix of espresso, steamed milk, foam, and add-ons to taste is ubiquitous in our culture.

Warren and Tyagi demonstrated that buying common luxury items wasn’t the issue for most Americans. The problem was the fixed costs, the things that are difficult to cut back on. Housing, health care, and education cost the average family 75 percent of their discretionary income in the 2000s. The comparable figure in 1973: 50 percent. Indeed, studies demonstrate that the quickest way to land in bankruptcy court was not by buying the latest Apple computer but through medical expenses, job loss, foreclosure, and divorce.

Giving up a latte or another such small extravagance in this environment wasn’t going to be enough. Yet the personal finance shills continued to tell people their problems were mostly of their own making.

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He’s displaying every micro-expression tell in the book. 80% of how we communicate with one another is nonverbal.

Specialists in early education say low pay doesn’t just hurt child care workers. It has an effect on babies and toddlers, too, and poses a major challenge in creating high quality child care — something 71 percent of parents who rely on care from outside the family say they seek when choosing a program, according to a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“We’re seeing a high turnover of [child care] teachers,” says Michele Rivest, executive director of the North Carolina Child Care Coalition. “We’re seeing the lowest enrollment in our community college programs for early education. And I think it’s all attributable to low wages.”

Research shows the turnover among child care workers nationally is about 30 percent.

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Illustration: Lorenzo Gritti for NPR
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These are just some of the answers to our textbooks cost question yesterday. On top of skyrocketing tuition costs, substantial living expenditures and the terrifying, ever-present specter of college debt, students must also grapple with the shockingly high cost of textbooks. But we’ve got your back. Enter free online textbook websites.

ok if your parents can legally kick you out and have nothing to do with you when you turn 18, why does fafsa need you to include them until you’re 24. oh yeah because teens and early 20-somethings rarely have income… WOW. WHAT A CONCEPT. ALMOST LIKE THEY SHOULD BE ALLOTTED MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION 

The Librarians meme season 2  ⇒ Seven Characters [4/7]
Stumpy

“ And what did I tell you about looking the gargoyles in the eye? It’s like feeding a stray dog. You’ll never get rid of it now.”

“Don’t talk that way in front of Stumpy, Jenkins!”

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“Do your thing. Do the–do the stuff. Talk about yourself, man.”

Things I’ve Learned About SA after being a Camgirl

I would say that I’ve had an ideal experience with sugaring purely on SA. I’ve had tuition taken care of (low cost in-state, granted), lived without worrying about rent, travelled to cities, been given shopping sprees, gone to amazing restaurants, and have men who will send me money via PayPal whenever a financial issue comes up. 


It’s not something I’ve invested my life into- I’m still a student taking 19 credits who still works about 20 hours per week at least. I think most of the sugar bowl on Tumblr is looking for what I’ve had- many girls aren’t ready for escorting and are just looking to not worry about money. 

The way the American college system works is an absolute sham. It’s revolting. The cost of an education has turned into a system of modern day feudalism- people are imprisoned by their debt after college and lose their freedom because of student loan payments. 

The sugar bowl has been a way around that for me. I had previously worked as a camgirl for MFC and loved it, and now this was a different type of game. Camming, to me, is slightly on the decline- if you look at the web traffic for these web sites they’ve been dipping since they peaked in about 2012 and 2013 when I was making the most money. It’s also risky because people will take videos and images of you and repost them, and DCMAs are not easy to enact because these images are often uploaded by a different party. I had reached the point where I had made a good amount of money without too many images like this circulating, but I knew if I continued it would only become riskier, and the money at this point wasn’t as good.


The sugar bowl can be amazing and rewarding, but it truly is a matter of investing a lot of time researching and contacting these men. 

Here’s a list of things I have found in the sugar bowl to keep in mind once you’ve found a POT: 

1. You need to treat it like a job. 

Quick responses, frequent availability, and thinking ahead are key. It’s understandable if your schedule is dictated by your courses, but if you cancel on a POT because of an exam you are now wasting his time, which means you are wasting his money. His time is, from a logistical view, more valuable than yours. (This is not the case BEFORE you’ve found a POT- your time is valuable and I recommend chatting on the phone before dolling yourself up and going on a date. There are a lot of time wasters with no intent to hand over a dime.) Be aware of this. Make reservations and suggest places to eat yourself. Give dates and plans as much structure as you can and show him that you’re taking initiative. Let him truly relax and make sure spending time with you becomes his favorite mental vacation.

2. Never take his promises for granted. 

If you’ve found a POT, chances are, he sees the arrangement more as a personal relationship than a business transaction. If he feels this way, that’s a good thing, it means you’re executing the illusion well. However, because of the informal nature of these types of relationships, you cannot rely on a certain amount of dates or money. Don’t rely on these men as your only way to pay rent. Life happens, and if you’re paid x amount per meet, but something comes up, you can’t set yourself up for disappointment when he doesn’t come through. 

3. The best kind of relationship, in my opinion, is when you both have your separate lives, and get together to escape for a little while.

If he’s the type that wants to talk every day, I would be concerned. Bullshitting a few times a month is doable and profitable. Bullshitting and putting up a facade every day is incredibly draining and can take away from your productivity and sanity. He might be a bit clingy at first before realizing the dynamic, but if it continues after the initial excitement of a few dates, question whether it’s worth it.

These are just a few observations based on mistakes that I’ve made. Love all you guys and hope you make that money!

XOXOXO

@new-england-sugar

One more piece of advice: the blog @lets-talk-sugar is absolutely full of terrible advice that isn’t relevant to the sugar bowl as it is today. It might have been more useful five years ago, but these days subsistence sugaring (sugaring for college babies to take care of expenses) is a lot more realistic unless you are truly one of those ladies who invests an incredible amount of time and effort maintaining yourself to escort-like standards. (I clean up nice, and have natural FFs, am bilingual and fairly well-travelled, but I don’t do eyelash extensions, acrylic nails, blowouts etc. because I just don’t have the money for it). Just an opinion.

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Cassandra and Jenkins

“Whatever happens next… please remember that I chose to stay. You know… for the first time, I feel like I’m choosing my life… instead of running after someone else’s choices. I like this better.”

Please do the Pottermore Reading!

I’m seeing people throwing a fit about there being only one Great Wizarding School for North America and it’s stated on Pottermore exactly why. 

Wizarding populations of most countries choose the option of home schooling. Occasionally, too, the magical community in a given country is tiny or far-flung and correspondence courses(distance learning, it would be akin to online courses now) have been found a more cost-effective means of educating the young.”

It’s not safe to assume that all the magical children in the country would even attend the school but instead would be homeschooled or do their schooling through the mail.  

In regards to smaller schools that is also addressed:

“There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer).”

This is also mentioned when discussing Uagadou,the African school:

“ Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools, there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years) and achieved an enviable international reputation: Uagadou. The largest of all wizarding schools, it welcomes students from all over the enormous continent.”

As far as Ilvermorny itself there are some things that are being stated in the schools story such as the sorting ceremony,wand selection and the robe colors. They’re simply being overlooked.

Ilvermorny Sorting Ceremony:

“ While the rest of the school watches from the circular balcony overhead, new students file into the round entrance hall. They stand around the walls and, one by one, are called to stand on the symbol of the Gordian Knot set into the middle of the stone floor. In silence the school then waits for the enchanted carvings to react. If the Horned Serpent wants the student, the crystal set into its forehead will light up. If the Wampus wants the student, it roars. The Thunderbird signifies its approval by beating its wings, and the Pukwudgie will raise its arrow into the air.

Should more than one carving signify its wish to include the student in its house, the choice rests with the student. Very rarely – perhaps once a decade – a student is offered a place in all four houses.“

Wand Selection:

“Once students have been allocated a house they are led into a large hall where they select (or are selected by) a wand.”

Ilvermorny robes and their colors:

“ The robes of Ilvermorny are blue and cranberry. The colours honour Isolt and James: blue because it was Isolt’s favourite colour and because she had wished to be in Ravenclaw house as a child; cranberry in honour of James’s love of cranberry pie. All Ilvermorny students’ robes are fastened by a gold Gordian Knot, in memory of the brooch Isolt found in the ruins of the original Ilvermorny cottage.

lmao when you stop going to school because you can’t afford it, and they keep jacking up the interest so you can never go back to university to get a degree which would allow you a job that could actually pay off the amounts owed what are they even trying to accomplish, because it’s not get paid.

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“Because after all, architecture is art that we live in.’”