My name is Katherine Peterson. I'm from Virginia, and just started college. I spent the last eight months working at Panda Express with the hopes of saving money for school.
Currently I have $345 in my bank account.
It's not like I have a bunch of bills to pay either; I don't even drive a car or have to pay for gas money! I worked part time while I finished up high school, and yeah, there were a couple times where I would be a normal teenager and spend money. But for the most part I was a responsible person with my money. read more
You've heard of saline solution. It's a fancy name for salt and water. You've probably used it--maybe for a sore throat, or dry eyes--and you probably haven't spent that much money on it.
Here's a pretty simple bottle of saline solution we got at a Manhattan grocery store for five dollars and 99 cents.
Here's some souped-up saline solution with a bunch of other chemicals in it for red eyes. This was $6.99. read more
Low wage workers have been taking part in strikes all over the country to demand a living wage. The latest action--a group of Walmart workers in D.C. --ended with police issuing tickets to the protesters. But workers are showing no signs of stopping and companies are not conceding. Stalemate?
On Friday's All In, Chris Hayes asked Former McDonald's president and CEO Ed Rensi why the company cannot afford to pay its workers a living wage. read more
1. On Friday, Hulk Hogan lost an arm-wrestling match to Mayor Rob Ford, now known as Mayor Fantastic Ford. While Mayor Ford finally answered Hogan’s “Whatcha gonna do, brother?!” the answer as to who should be more embarrassed has yet to be determined.
2. Feel free to return that Rosetta Stone. This article teaches 11 international untranslatable words that are so mind-boggling , you just might turn into a pochemuchka. read more
On August 28, 1963, over 200,000 marchers assembled on the Washington Mall to hear Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his historic "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This weekend, thousands more will commemorate the 50th anniversary of that March on Washington with one of their own. read more