Hello #Pepsquad ! I have been M.I.A for a while! I have missed you all so much! I have just been on my journey exploring life and finding myself making beautiful music! I have so much to share with you all! Its #FNFRIDAY and it’s time to rock out! We have a beautiful month ahead of us xoxo
Truth – Tell the truth, or eventually someone will tell it for you. Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period. Don’t be dishonest and don’t put up with people who are.
Patience – Using time, pressure and patience, the universe gradually changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds. You’re being worked on too, so hang in there. Just because something isn’t happening for you right now, doesn’t mean it will never happen.
#worldwednesday Number Of PhD Recipients Using Food Stamps Surged During Recession: Report
The Huffington Post | May 7, 2012 11:00:54
In this economy, even having multiple degrees isn’t a guarantee against poverty.
The number of PhD recipients on food stamps and other forms of welfare more than tripled between 2007 and 2010 to 33,655, according to an Urban Institute analysis cited by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The number of master’s degree holders on food stamps and other forms of welfare nearly tripled during that same time period to 293,029, according to the same analysis.
The boost in PhD recipients receiving food stamps is just the latest indication of how Americans are struggling in a down economy. Overall, the number of Americans on food stamps rose 43 percent over the past three years to 46.3 million Americans as of February 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture.
In addition, even graduate degrees that many used to consider a guarantee to a life of wealth and success are going down in value. The sluggish economy has pushed graduates with law degrees to look for jobs outside of the legal profession, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The situation is particularly dire for faculty working outside the tenure track as cuts to funding for public colleges have squeezed their salaries. Many adjunct faculty members are likely to be on welfare, since they live on “poverty wages,” the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
Meanwhile, secure tenure-track jobs are disappearing as adjunct faculty positions become more the norm, according to several news sources. While more than half of all university faculty members were tenured or on the tenure track in 1975, that percentage has plunged to less than a third of all faculty members as of 2007, according to Department of Education data cited by the Chronicle of Higher Education in a separate report.
All of these factors, plus a less-than-stellar job market, have forced many PhDs to work in menial jobs. There are 5,057 janitors with PhDs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data cited by the Houston Chronicle.
In another sign that a graduate degree is no guarantee of a secure job, some students that are just graduating from graduate school are having trouble getting job interviews, according to the Hartford Courant.
#TastyThursday For All You Valentines Day Lovers! Choosing to give Chocolates a gift? Choose LA Burdick's Gourmet Chocolate :)
Cheap Chocolate is for the birds!!! Give your love something that’s your moneys worth, or find your cheap chocolate buried in the backyard or in the carcass of last nights cornish hen! Check out one of my favorite chocolate choices of the year! Trust me you wont be disappointed :)
#MegaphanMonday One of my favorite fans and dolls Tiffany Lynn
She always brightens my day so i wanted to take the time out to introduce the world to her! She is from NYC and is a superstar on facebook she has wayyyyyy more pictures than me lol haha i need to catch up! She sang a cover of my song “Lean Back” on youtube i love it! Rock out girl thanks for being a part of the #pepsquad movement love ya i appreciate you so much dear! Muahs!