New Study Reveals That The Richest 1 Percent Are To Blame For Your Unhappiness

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It’s not your fault that you’ve been feeling depressed lately. In fact, according to a University of Oxford study, it’s the 1 percent’s fault.

The study, “Top Incomes and Human Well-being Around the World,” asserts that with greater income disparity comes greater unhappiness levels in the given country as a whole, even among people who are, relatively speaking, pretty well off.

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Timeline Of A Fatal Eviction: How 12-Year-Old Ciara Meyer Was Shot And Killed

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Ciara Meyer, 12, was described as loving and kind by her neighbor Sarah Harman Image Source: Facebook

On January 11, a 12-year-old girl in Pennsylvania was fatally shot by a state constable (a law enforcement officer who serves summons and enforces evictions, among other things) who was serving an eviction notice to her family. The girl, Ciara Meyer, was an innocent bystander in an eviction gone horribly wrong.

Today, largely due to rent hikes, millions across the United States are facing eviction. Because average rent prices have been increasing at a much faster rate than average incomes (and the average American savings account is dismal), people who rent their homes spend an average of 30 percent of their income simply keeping a roof over their head. Thus, eviction rates are soaring.

In the Meyer’s case, they had gotten $1,780.85 behind in their rent payments. The timeline of what happened next is a shocking reminder of the extremes of financial desperation in America…

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The History Of The Gold Digger

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s engagement has led to some accusations of Hall being a gold digger. Image Source: YouTube

When news broke that conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch became engaged to former model Jerry Hall, the term “gold digger” was quickly thrown around. Murdoch, 84, is worth a staggering $11.3 billion dollars. Jerry Hall, 59, isn’t exactly living paycheck-to-paycheck—she has a net worth of around $15 million—but she still couldn’t get away from claims that she’s trying to marry for money.

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The 11 Most Inspiring David Bowie Quotes

After a lifetime of setting the standard for rock music theater, the beloved pop icon tragically succumbed to his battle with cancer last night. Late on January 10, a statement on his official Facebook page said that Bowie had “died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer.”

Shortly after that, condolences flooded social media, written by everyone from Russell Crowe to Kanye West to Madonna. Here are 11 thought-provoking David Bowie quotes to remember him by:

If you enjoyed this collection of David Bowie quotes, check out our other posts on interesting quotes and Bruce Lee quotes that will change your life!

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