Federal judge blocks NYC stop-and-frisk ruling http://t.co/sVOV2aOlY3
Here is a list of the Top 10 College Majors as of today.
1. Biomedical Engineering. Being in this field helps create new possibilities when it comes to our health. The field contains life sciences, medicine, and engineering all in one. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the field will see a 62% growth in jobs between 2010 and 2020.
Starting Median Pay: $53,800
Mid-Career Median Pay: $97,800
2. Forensic Science. Forensic Science focuses on using technology to analyze evidence. They need more experts in this field to help operate the new tools to prevent and investigate crimes. A lot of math and science is involved in this field.
Salary pay for a Forensic Science Technician: $55,040
Medical Examiner: $45,000
Criminalist: $47, 940
Forensic Chemist: $66,000
All range from $40,000 to $70,000
3. Computer Game Design. Video and online gaming is on the rise. The global market estimates to reach $82 billion by 2017 according to DFC Intelligence. Game designers must learn animation, audio design, programming and production management skills. More than 200 colleges and universities now offer majors in game designing.
Average Salary: $46,000
4. Cybersecurity. We all want our information online protected. The more people we have to help keep it that way the more people we need in this field. The government and other large companies have made protecting their computer systems a top priority. By 2016 the Pentagon plans to add more than 4,000 experts at its Cyber Command.
Average Salary: $116,000
5. Business Analytics. This major is primarily business but very similar to data science. People in this field use data and statistics to examine business performance. Courses involved in this major are math, computer software, communication skills and statistics.
Average Salary: $77,000
6. Public Health. There are many different options for this field. Students can pick between the scientific aspects of the discipline, the statistical angle or policy, and find work in hospitals, nonprofits and community health centers.
Average Salary for a Nurse: $51,000
Average Salary for Community Health Workers: $28,000-60,000
7. Robotics. Robotics could create between 2 million and 3.5 million new jobs by 2020 according to Metra Martech, a London-based market research firm. Robotics majors tend to study mechanical, electrical and software engineering as well as modeling and entrepreneurship.
Average Salary: $74,000
8. Sustainability. Being in this field will help look for ways to make the things and places more efficient and produce less waste and pollution. This field is needed because it is an important part of the ability to successfully maintain the quality of life on our planet.
Average Salary for a Sustainability Manager: $53,000
9. Biometrics. Biometrics teaches students how to build automated identification devices, such as facial recognition systems. This industry is expected to grow to $363 million by 2018.
Average Salary: $60,000
10. Data Science. This field involves math, computer science and statistics. They are hoping to have 4.4 million jobs worldwide in this field by 2015. Graduates learn to help government agencies, consulting firms, scientific organizations, and a variety of companies from e-commerce giants to big-box stores to develop strategy, understand customer behavior or predict market trends.
Average Salary: $117,000
That is just a list of the top 10. There are so many other majors you could pick from that you could make a great income out of it. Remember to go for what you are interested in because this is your future. This is what you will be doing for the rest of your life.
Did you know that….Since 2006, nickels and pennies have had a production cost greater than their face value, resulting in a taxpayer net loss of $436 million.
A false Facebook post is making the rounds claiming that if you don’t pay the penalty for not buying health insurance, the IRS can file a lien against your home.
The health care reform law requires individuals who don’t meet one of the law’s exemptions to buy an insurance plan that meets minimum requirements or face a penalty.The law set up online state insurance exchanges to simplify cost comparisons among plans and to make purchasing a plan easy. Open enrollment for these insurance plans on the online exchanges began Oct. 1 and runs through March 2014.
For those who choose to have no insurance at all by the open-enrollment deadline, they will be penalized $95 or 1 percent of their income (whichever is greater). That penalty will go up to $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016.
However, it is not true that the IRS can file a lien against your home for failing to pay the penalty.
Though the IRS does have authority to garnish wages and file liens to collect unpaid taxes, the Affordable Care Act explicitly prohibits it from using such measures to collect health-insurance penalties, according to Kaiser Health News, an independent nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering U.S. health policy.
Instead, the IRS will withhold the penalty from your tax return, Kaiser Health News reports.
Details: Feds to investigate mysterious death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson http://t.co/ge4XLFayjb- good- and subpoena the surveillance tapes from the school too!
Tomorrow’s food stamp cut will hit 900,000 veterans – http://t.co/SAv515X5cV via @thinkprogress
How to Pick Paint Colors
Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws.“Paint is a powerful tool that can enhance the architectural character and intent of space,” says Minneapolis architect Petra Schwartze of TEA2 Architects. “As you choose your paint, think about what the experience in the room should be.”
More Schwartze advice:
How to enlarge space with color
Painting walls white, cream, pastels, or cool colors (tinged with blue or green) creates the illusion of more space by reflecting light. Paint trim similar to walls (or use white on trim) to ensure a seamless appearance that visually expands space.
White or light colors lift a ceiling; darker shades can have a similar effect if you select a high-gloss paint sheen, which reflects light and enhances space.
Employ a monochromatic scheme to amplify the dimensions of a room. Select furnishings in one color and paint walls and trim to match. Lack of contrast makes a room seem more spacious.
Make walls appear taller by extending wall color onto the ceiling. Create a 6- to 12-inch-wide border of wall color on the entire ceiling perimeter, or wherever walls meet the ceiling.
Vertical and horizontal stripes of alternating color can make a room grand. While vertical stripes enhance room height by drawing the eye upward, horizontal stripes lure your gaze around the perimeter, making walls seem further away. Use similar light colors for low-contrast stripes, and your room will look even larger.
When a space feels cavernous, draw walls inward and make it cozy with warm colors (red-tinged) because darker hues absorb light. Similarly, a dark or warm color overhead (in a flat finish) helps make rooms with high or vaulted ceilings less voluminous.
Give peace a chance
The right paint choice can lend tranquility to a bathroom, master suite, or other quiet, personal space. A palette of soft, understated color or muted tones help you instill a calming atmosphere. Some good choices include pale lavenders, light grays or greens, and wispy blues.
Define your assets
Call out notable features in a room with paint. Dress crown mouldings and other trims in white to make them pop against walls with color. Make a fireplace or other feature a focal point by painting it a color that contrasts with walls.
“Using a higher sheen of paint on woodwork, such as baseboards and door or window casings,” says Schwartze, “creates a crisp edge and clear transition from the wall to the trim.”
Not everything should stand out in a space. Using a low-contrast palette is a good way to hide unappealing elements or flaws. Conduit, radiators, and other components painted the same color as the wall will seem to disappear.
Selecting low-sheen or flat paint colors also helps hide flaws. Unless walls are smooth, avoid using high-gloss paint because it reflects light and calls attention to an uneven surface.
What’s the cost?
As a DIY job, painting a 12-by-12-ft. space costs about $150, including paint, primer, brushes, drop cloths, and other painting tools and supplies. A professionally painted room using high-quality, brand-name paint costs $200-$400.