Weekly Reading, Vol. 8

1) I love the show Archer. It’s fun, it’s smart, and it’s incredibly edgy. Here’s a Q and A with one of its hilarious stars, Aisha Tyler.

2) One of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a while was “20 Feet From Stardom” about background singers. And I was transfixed by Merry Clayton’s story of recording one of my favorite songs–“Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. Here’s Gizmodo’s story on it.

3)  I’m currently in the throes of reviewing all of the math I’ve ever learned in preparation for the GMAT. As I was getting my butt kicked by a review of quadratic equations, I found this article from the New York Times on why Americans are so bad at math. Apparently I am not alone.

4) On that note, T and I have been enjoying doing our math review over at Khan Academy, an online learning resource that allows you to learn all sorts of things in an interactive format, complete with badges and points.

5) A recent study found that women were more likely to be lied to during negotiations. This particular study focused on large-dollar transactions (cars, real estate), but the same’s been found in salaries.

 

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