Surrounding counties boast even higher increases.
- Los Angeles County claims nearly 59,000 homeless, a 12 percent increase, while the city itself is up 16 percent.
- It's not only LA: Orange County is up 42 percent; Alameda County, 43 percent; Kern County, 50 percent; and San Francisco, 17 percent.
- Angelenos need to make $47.52 an hour to afford the median rent price in the city.
Creating more neural circuits through visual landmarking not only benefits your spatial orientation, it could keep Alzheimer's disease at bay.
- Journalist M.R. O'Connor writes "paying attention to the spatial relationships of places in our environment" could help offset neurodegenerative diseases.
- The initial signs of dementia are short-term memory loss and disorientation; both deal with spatial orientation in some capacity.
- While getting lost is no fun, visual landmarking is an extremely important skill.
- Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes can transmit information about the environment through neurons to future generations.
- Research from Tel Aviv University pushes back against the "second law of biology," which states that heritable information is segregated from somatic influences.
- If applicable to humans this research could have important uses in medicine.
That's five more unicorns than the previous three years combined.
- Five female-led tech startups have achieved unicorn status — $1B valuation — this year.
- Ellevest CEO and cofounder Sallie Krawcheck says that women need to begin negotiating on day one in their career.
- Krawcheck also notes that the upcoming "retirement savings crisis" is really a women's crisis.
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