1.) With budgets tightening all across the country, people are trying all types of things to raise money. Parents at 14 different elementary schools in Denver, Colorado have been successful with a fundraiser that may not necessarily be considered appropriate. For the last three years, instead of a bake sale, they've held a pub crawl to raise money to support some of the programs that the school budget doesn't cover, such as music and improvements to school buildings.
The crawl took place this past Saturday night. The 25 dollar ticket included drinks at 3 dozen places and music from 80s cover bands and was to assist the parents in reaching their $40,000 goal.
2.) Who you’re physically attracted to might seem like a frivolous, random preference. In recent years, though, science has told us that our seemingly arbitrary tastes often reflect unconscious choices. This goes for voices as well. Researchers from University College London found that high-pitched female voiced females were found to be attractive because they indicated the speaker had a small body. Deep male voices, on the other hand, were judged as more attractive because they conveyed that the speaker had a large frame.
3.) Mark Zuckerberg has joined another exclusive club: that of tech CEOs so fabulously wealthy they can afford to take a $1 salary. A Facebook filing yesterday said Zuckerberg will make that amount this year and forgo any bonuses, Last year his base salary was about $500,000 and he got another $266,000 in bonuses. Before you feel bad for Zuckerberg, realize his real pay comes in the form of stock options. Yesterday's filing quantified for the first time how much Zuckerberg made by exercising some of his before last year's IPO: $2.3 billion, according to the Associated Press.