Does the “wife bonus” really exist? – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

(Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) In Sunday’s New York Times, Wednesday Martin claims to blow the lid off a certain set of fashionable, hedge-fund dependent Upper East Side wives with children. It’s a group with whom she spent six years socializing at the playground and in other casual settings—an experience Martin, who holds a BA in anthropology, […]

Saudi Billionaire Buying $95 Million Penthouse In America’s Tallest Residential Tower: Gothamist

gallery js A billionaire from Saudi Arabia has reportedly purchased the $95 million penthouse apartment at 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential skyscraper on this side of Planet Earth. The billionaire was likely drawn to the apartment’s six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and magnificent views, all of which are perfect for hiding millions of tax-free dollars […]

Leaked Memo Reveals What ‘Breastaurants’ Actually Think Of Their Customers | ThinkProgress

by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm Updated: May 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm “Leaked Memo Reveals What ‘Breastaurants’ Actually Think Of Their Customers” Waitresses and a customer at a Texas-area Twin Peaks restaurant CREDIT: Flickr Creative Commons via MarkScottAustinTX Popularly known as “breastaurants,” the franchises that cater to the male gaze […]

A full-time minimum-wage job won’t get you a 1-bedroom apartment anywhere in America – Vox

There is no state in the union where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment for less than 30 percent of his paycheck (which is a standard measure of housing affordability). That’s the depressing takeaway from a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. The paper includes this map tallying […]