According to the 2011 Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, Australia has a median wealth of US$222,000 ($217,559), the highest in the world.
The wealth rate per adult in Australia had quadrupled over the past decade.
”—Here. I found out last week my sister was getting $22/hr to wash dishes at a restaurant (her first job out of school). 10 years ago, I got my first job out of high school and was paid $10/hr (high for the time).
Emotionally intense music releases dopamine in the pleasure and reward centers of the brain, similar to the effects of food, sex and drugs. This makes us feel good and motivates us to repeat the behavior.
The more emotions a song provokes—whether depressing or uplifting—the more we crave the song.
“I remember very well the impression I had of Hemingway that first afternoon. He was an extraordinarily good-looking young man, twenty-three years old. It was not long after that that everybody was twenty-six. It became the period of being twenty-six. During the next two or three years all the young men were twenty-six years old. It was the right age apparently for that time and place.”—Gerturde Stein on the genesis of The Paris Review and a new group of young, ambitious Americans looking for their Paris in the 1950s. Via Jace Cooke. From here.