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How to measure a person’s power? In a world in which we have inexpensive tools to reach billions, it may seem that the globe truly is flat, and we’re all on an even playing field. But a few exemplary individuals manage to influence the way others live — either through their public personas, politics, or wealth — and affect cultural and social attitudes.

1. Tim Cook
CEO, Apple, 51

2. Ellen Degeneres
Spokesperson/Talk-Show Host/Producer, 54

3. Peter Thiel
Venture Capitalist/Hedge Fund Manager, 44

4. Ryan Murphy
Writer/Director/Producer, 46

5. Rachel Maddow
TV Host/Political Commentator, 39

6. Anderson Cooper
Journalist/News Anchor/Talk-Show Host, 44

7. Rich Ross
Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, 49

8. Barry Diller
Chairman, IAC, 70

9. Shepard Smith
News Anchor, 48

10. Andy Cohen
TV Personality/Impresario, 44

11. Neil Patrick Harris
Actor, 38

12. Tammy Baldwin
U.S. Representative, Wisconsin, 50

David Cicilline
U.S. Representative, Rhode Island, 50

Jared Polis
U.S. Representative, Colorado, 36

13. Scott Rudin
Film and Theater Producer, 53

14. Marc Jacobs
Fashion Designer, 49

15. Harvey Levin
TV Producer/TMZ Founder, 61

16. Matt Drudge
Blogger, 45

17. Chris Hughes
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic, 28

18. Anthony Romero
Executive Director, ACLU, 46

19. David Geffen
Media Mogul, 69

20. Chad Griffin
Incoming President, HRC, 38

21. Barney Frank
U.S. Representative, Masschusetts, 72

22. Jann Wenner
Publishing Magnate, 66

23. Tim Gill
Software Pioneer/Philanthropist, 58

24. Christine Quinn
New York City Council Speaker, 45

25. Suze Orman
Financial adviser/Talk-show host, 60

26. Tom Ford
Fashion Designer/Film Director, 50

27. Ken Melhman
Businessman, 45

28. Andrew Sullivan
Journalist/Blogger, 48

29. Annise Parker
Mayor of Houston

30. Bryan Lourd & Kevin Huvane
Managing Partners, CAA, 52 & 53

31. Martha Nelson
Editorial Director, Time Inc., 59

32. Chuck Wolfe
CEO, The Victory Fund, 50

33. Mary Kay Henry
International President, SEIU, 53

34. Joe Solmonese
Political Consultant, 47

35. Jeremy Bernard
White House Social Secretary, 50

36. Nick Denton
CEO, Gawker Media, 45

37. Alan Ball
Screenwriter/Producer/Director, 54

38. Richard Berke
Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times, 53

39. Perez Hilton
Blogger/TV personality, 34

40. Jess Cagle
Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly, 46

Ariel Foxman
Managing Editor, InStyle, 38

Adam Moss
Editor-in-chief, New York, 54

41. Jenna Lyons
President and Executive Creative Director, J. Crew, 44

42. Adam Rose
CoPresident, Rose Associates, Inc., 52

43. Greg Berlanti
TV Producer/Writer, 39

44. Bryan Singer
Director/Producer, 46

45. Megan Smith
Google Executive

46. Simon Halls & Stephen Huvane
Founders, Slate PR, 48, 51

47. Jane Lynch
Actress

48. Dan Savage
Editor/Activist/TV Personality, 47

49. Robert Hanson
CEO, American Eagle Outfitters, 49

50. Evan Wolfson
Founder and President, Freedom to Marry, 55

51. Andre Banks
Cofounder, Executive Director, AllOut.org

52. Bryce Bennett
Montana State Representative

53. Widney Brown
Senior Director, Amnesty International

54. Chai Feldblum
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner

55. Bruce Harris
New Jersey Supreme Court Nominee

56. Victoria Kolakowski
California Superior Court Judge

57. Steven Kolb
Executive director, CFDA

58. Don Lemon
CNN News Anchor

59. Mark Leno
California State Senator

60. Jonathan Murray
Cofounder/Chairman, Bunim/Murray Productions

61. Beth Robinson
Vermont State Supreme Court Justice

62. Hilary Rosen
CNN Contributor, Democratic Strategist

63. Brad Sears
Executive Director, The Williams Institute

64. Andy Thayer
Cofounder, Gay Liberation Network

65. Michael Weinstein
President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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The National Institutes of Health says that about 36 million Americans already have some degree of hearing loss. With the population aging, that number is projected to jump to 78 million by 2030.

The issue is particularly problematic for children and teens. Audiologists at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt said long-term hearing loss is possible because of the proliferation of smartphones, portable gaming systems and media players. According to a Vanderbilt-led study, hearing loss is now affecting 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, a 5 percent increase over the past 15 years.

Audiologists at the Nashville hospital said if parents can hear sound coming from their child’s headphones while they are being worn, it’s too loud. A rule of thumb is the 60-60 rule, using only 60 percent of the device’s volume for no more than 60 minutes at a time. After 60 minutes, give your ears a break for at least an hour. Prolonged exposure to high volume exhausts the auditory system, experts say.

Following are some hearing tips from Dr. Ronald Hoffman, medical director of the Ear Institute at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary:

1. Get your hearing checked.

Just like some other health issues, the key to effective treatment is identifying hearing loss early. It takes people seven years, on average, from the time someone thinks they have a hearing loss problem to the time they seek treatment.

2. Be aware of which activities may post a threat to your hearing.

Years of exposure to loud concerts, bars and clubs, cranked-up stereos, personal music players, lawn mowers and other environmental noises may some of the reasons we are now seeing more baby boomers with hearing loss. A single loud noise, such as an explosion or a gun blast, can do permanent damage to the structures in the ear. But more often, it’s years of exposure to loud sounds.

3. Get checked out if you’re blasted by one of those single loud noises.

If, after exposure to loud sound, your ears feel full or there is a ringing noise, you have likely had a injury to your ear and you should seek consultation with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (otolaryngologist, ENT). You should wear hearing protection when around loud sounds for a long period of time. Examples of sounds to be avoided include firecrackers, drills, train horns and screeching and firearms. There are different types of hearing protection such as foam earplugs, earmuffs and custom hearing-protection devices.

4. Turn down the volume on your MP3 player.

This one is simple: The rule of thumb is that if you are wearing ear buds or headphones, no one else should able to hear the music.

5. Get a hearing aid if you need one.

If you have a hearing loss, a properly fitted hearing aid will improve your life. Modern hearing aids are small, discreet, high-tech computers, constantly being refined and developed to provide a more natural sound.

A large red dildo, a powder blue vibrator and an assortment of cock rings sat on a table Monday evening in the Nebraska Union. After a “Sex in the Dark” discussion, the University of Nebraska-LincolnLGBTQA Resource Center hosted a “Sex Toys 101” workshop as part of “Be the Change Week.” The workshop was hosted by LeeAnnPancharoen, a health educator from Planned Parenthood, and LeeHeerten, a sexual health educator with the University Health Center.

The workshop opened with an icebreaker to help open discussion of sex toys. People drew cards with either a sex toy or a definition. Henry Cabrera, a junior political science major, drew the definition of a sleeve, which is a jelly-like tube used to facilitate male masturbation.

“I don’t really know what this is,” Cabrera said.

After the icebreaker, the pair began their lecture. They offered explanations of each kind of sex toy and offered suggestions on usage and what to avoid. The lecture was split by each kind of body part meant for stimulation.

Anal toys

“Anal toys include beads, butt plugs or anything meant to stimulate the anus,” Heerten said.

Materials that are non-porus and have a flared base are preferred. Materials that are made of jelly plastic have seams or cords can be dangerous to the anal area. The cheaper plastics may contain phthalates, which are chemicals that may be absorbed into the body and may harm the body. Condom usage is suggested with anal toys to protect the sensitive region.

Toys without a base can become inserted wholly into the anus and become trapped, Heerten said.

“As with anal sex, lubricant is a necessity,” Pancharoen said. The pair stressed patience with anal toys. Non-porous materials can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

“Don’t go out there and find the biggest dildo you can and shove it up your ass,” Heerten said.

Vaginal toys

“What doesn’t go in your butt, also doesn’t go in your vagina,” Pancharoen said. Toys in this category are generally meant for insertion. They are often designed for a specific kind of stimulation. Some dildos are made from molds of actual penises, while others are shaped to stimulate the g-spot or the clitoris. Heerten explained some newer vibrators that can be used with an iPod to vibrate along with music. Like anal toys, condoms should be used as well.

When discussing strap-ons, the pair said that the stigma around who should use specific toys has shifted.

“There is a bend-over boyfriend movement with strap-ons,” Pancharoen said.

The wide variety of dildos includes how they are powered. Pancharoen described a hand crank dildo that was designed to be eco-friendly.

“I like to think of it as the survivalist’s dildo,” Pancharoen said.

Nipple toys

“Nipples are an often overlooked erogenous zone,” Heerten said. Nipple toys include clamps, springs or magnets that are meant to pinch and stimulate the nipple. Nipple toys should be tested out on less-sensitive skin before using them on nipples. Prolonged use should also be avoided.

Penile toys

Cock rings, sleeves and pumps are meant to stimulate the penis. Cock rings are pieces of material put around the base of the penis and/or the testicles and are meant to give stronger erections. As with other toys, prolonged usage should be avoided. Sleeves are tubes meant to mimic the sensation of a mouth, vagina or anus. Sleeves should be cleaned after each use.

Penis pumps, like cock rings, shouldn’t be used for extended periods of time. Pumps create a vacuum of space around the penis, which causes more girth in erections, Heerten said.

“They can be dangerous,” Pancharoen said. “It is like when you blow up a balloon.”

After the lecture, audience members participated in a drawing for gift bags. Cabrera was the first name drawn.

“My natural instinct is to go for the bigger bag,” said Cabrera jokingly. Cabrera won a dildo and some lubricant.

Ashley Martin, a Lincoln resident, also won an anal toy.

“I am interested in sex-positive activism,” Martin said.

Martin is working to fight negative stigma applied to all aspects of sexuality and said she believes events like these open up discussion of sex from points of view that are usually unheard.

“Anything can be a sex toy,” Pancharoen said. “Everything is up to your imagination.”

 

With the deluge of online dating sites out there it’s hard to know which — if any — is best equipped to help you find the right person. Some bank on users liking the same quirky date suggestions, while others rely on religion or a shared love of Apple products. And then there are those supposedly based on scientific algorithms, like eHarmony, which probably sounded pretty solid until a recent study suggested they’re not that scientific after all.

Benjamin Karney, a professor of social psychology at UCLA who helped conduct the study, which was published in February, has now told L.A. Weekly that online daters are getting flat-out duped, with “scientific” methods that are “basically adorable.”

“If you’re gonna make scientific claims, act like a scientist. Or don’t make scientific claims,” Karney said.

Karney argues that sites like eHarmony are all well and good at increasing the dating pool for single people, but that they’re misleading their customers by making claims that science is hard at work in finding them the right partner.

He told L.A. Weekly that eHarmony’s system is flawed because it relies on conclusions from married couples and a fundamental premise that similar people will be happy together in the long-term. But married couples often project similarities onto one another and adopt similar interests over time, so those are the results of a relationship rather than what inspires them in the first place.

According to a press release announcing the results of the study, online dating algorithms are also bunk because they try to determine long-term romantic compatibility between people before they even meet. But how a couple interacts and responds to stress together can’t be determined with the data they’re using– and those are the factors that really determine whether a relationship will succeed.

As if there weren’t already enough perils to online dating, like last week, when it was revealed that a guy was using an Excel spreadsheet to manage all of the women he was meeting on Match.com, and to evaluate their looks on a scale of 1 to 10.

 

In 1997, Glamour magazine published a story titled “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30.” The list, written by Pamela Redmond Satran, was so popular that women started emailing it around, misattributing it to various female luminaries including Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton. Noting what a phenomenon it had become, the editors of Glamour created a book around it, featuring essays from (mostly) famous women on each of the items on the list. The book, released today, includes meditations from Katie Couric on work and love, Portia de Rossi on accepting your body, and one from the list’s original author, who is also a Huffington Post blogger, on how to live alone.

By 30, you should have …

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.

5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.

6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.

7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age — and some money set aside to help fund it.

8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account — all of which nobody has access to but you.

9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.

10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.

13. The belief that you deserve it.

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.

 
By 30, you should know …

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.

2. How you feel about having kids.

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.

4. When to try harder and when to walk away.

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.

6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.

8. Where to go — be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat — when your soul needs soothing.

9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.

10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.

12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.

15. Why they say life begins at 30

The Internet Society in Geneva, Switzerland has announced its inaugural list of “Pioneers, Innovators and Global Connectors.”

While the roll call includes brilliant people who made vital contributions to the Internet that remain largely unknown to a public that takes daily advantage of their work (like the guy who put the “@” in e-mail addresses) some critics are raising questions about who was included — and excluded — from the list.

Criticism has ranged from whimsical to well-deserved.

An alternative Gizmodo list, posted in response to that of the ISHOF, pegs Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning and Christopher Poole (“moot”) of “lawless web bulletin board” and meme incubator 4chan as deserving inductees, while some Twitter users wondered why Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were snubbed. AWired tweet announcing their coverage of the awards bemoaned the exclusion of Internet memes Dancing Baby and “Hampster.”

“The inductees were selected from those people who were nominated,” a spokesperson from the Internet Society told The Huffington Post in an e-mail.

The spokesperson would not indicate who is responsible for nominating individuals for consideration. The criteria for nomination outlined on the ISHOF website sayscandidates are judged by impact, influence, innovation and reach, and prescribes “no requirement for the period of time the nominee has worked in or contributed to the industry.”

Al Gore, long the butt of jokes stemming from a 1999 CNN interview in which he stated that he “took.. initiative in creating the Internet” while in Congress, is an inductee for “sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet,” according to the Internet Society Hall of Fame website.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is an inductee for “[changing] the way people used classifieds [and] transforming it into a largely Internet-based industry,” according to the site.

Gore was inducted as a “Global Connector,” and Newmark is an “Innovator.”

 

Does the vaginal orgasm exist? For years, scientists — and women themselves — have grappled with this question. According to new research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, they do, and past studies that concluded otherwise are suspect.

Experts (Mostly) Agree: There’s More Than One Type Of Orgasm
In a series of essays published, experts examine past and current data about the female orgasm. Their overarching conclusion is that the clitoral orgasm (whose existence no one seems to dispute) is aseparate phenomenon from vaginal orgasm (VO). “We have plenty of evidence regarding the difference between the two main orgasms, clitoral and vaginally activated orgasm,” Emmanuele Jannini, a professor of endocrinology at the University of Aquila who organized the series, told LiveScience.

Not all of the contributing experts agree. French gynecologist Odile Buisson argues that the internal parts of the clitoris can’t be separated from the vagina, so therefore neither can the two types of orgasm. Essentially, she believes that a vaginal orgasm is just a clitoral orgasm achieved through slightly different means. However, other researchers — including Jannini — make the case for a greater distinction between the two as well as the existence of other types of orgasm. (Remember those exercise-induced “coregasms” that made headlines a few weeks ago?)

One of the series’ contributors, Barry Komisaruk, a professor at Rutgers University, is the man behind the now-famous video of a woman’s brain during orgasm. Komisaruk and his colleagues have conducted a number of studies examining the way that women’s brains respond to orgasm during masturbation using an fMRI machine. He found that different areas of the brain are activated depending on where a woman is stimulating herself. And Rutgers professor emeritus, Beverly Whipple, writes in the series that the “G-region” (since the G-spot is no longer considered to be a distinct spot) is different in each woman. “[O]rgasm in women is in the brain, it is felt in many body regions, and it can be stimulated from many body regions as well as from imagery alone,” she wrote.

What This Could Mean For Women
While it’s important to understand the physiological aspects of orgasm — and to constantly challenge the research around it — the reality is that we’ll never arrive at a “how-to” for the “big O” that works for every woman. However you get there, it’s different for everyone.

The kind of prescriptives we read in women’s magazines all the time — follow these 10 steps to a climax so good they’ll hear you in Guam — can obscure that fact, and cause many women more anxiety than pleasure.

Even if vaginal orgasm is more available to women than previously thought, it doesn’t work for everyone, or even most women. ABC News reported that up to 75 percent of women have trouble having orgasms from vaginal penetration alone, and that 10 to 15 percent have trouble having an orgasm at all, and yet many women still feel they’re doing something wrong if they can’t “achieve” the ecstasy that seems to come so easily to porn stars and models in perfume ads during intercourse. A simple Google search turns up hundreds of postings on Yahoo message boards from women who feel inadequate because they can’t achieve a specific type of orgasm — or any orgasm. These posts have titles like “I can’t have a vaginal orgasm…and it’s affecting my relationship?” “I have never had an orgasm through penetrative sex, am I normal?” and “Is it normal that I have never had an orgasm?!?”

The new data isn’t problematic in and of itself, but when women feel that they should be having a specific type of orgasm and then don’t, they can end up blaming themselves for a “problem” that isn’t necessarily a problem. Leonore Tiefer, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, spoke to The Huffington Post on this subject last October. “The crucial thing is not to overvalue [the orgasm] or make it sound as though it’s essential for normalcy or enjoyment or intimacy or maturity or femininity,” Tiefer said. “People agonize over it.”

Jannini expressed the hope that women stop judging their bodies based on how they experience sexual pleasure. “A woman should have an understanding — who is she, how is her body composed, what is the possibility of her body, but she should not be looking for something like a race, like a game, like a duty,” Jannini told LiveScience. “Looking for the G-spot orgasm or the vaginal orgasm as a need, as a duty, is the best way to lose the happiness of sex.” So sex should be fun, pleasurable and make you happy? Amen to that. Because at the end of the day, as long as you’re enjoying yourself, who cares what body part that enjoyment comes from.

 

Stand up if you want to live longer, researchers have warned.

A major study from Australia found sitting down too long increases your risk of dying within three years, even if you are already physically active.

The study of 222,000 people suggests too much sitting – as opposed to insufficient activity – may be a new risk factor for premature death.

It found adults who sat 11 or more hours per day had a 40 per cent increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sat for fewer than four hours a day.

This risk remained after taking into account their physical activity, weight and general health.

People sitting for between eight and 11 hours a day had a 15 per cent increase in the risk of dying compared with those seated for fewer than four hours a day.

The findings were published in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine (must credit).

Lead author Dr Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health, said ‘These results have important public health implications.

‘That morning walk or trip to the gym is still necessary, but it’s also important to avoid prolonged sitting. Our results suggest the time people spend sitting at home, work and in traffic should be reduced by standing or walking more.’ The results are the first landmark findings to be published from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study, the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the Southern Hemisphere.

Predominant position: Many people can spend the majority of the day sitting down (Posed by model)

They showed physical activity is still beneficial: inactive people who sat the most had double the risk of dying within three years than the active people who sat least.

Among the physically inactive group, those who sat the most had nearly one-third higher chance of dying than those who sat least.

Altogether there were 5,400 deaths in the three year period of follow-up, with seven per cent of the deaths attributed to sitting.

There has been growing interest in the downsides of prolonged sitting, which is a marker for a sedentary lifestyle.

Previous research found people who watch six hours of TV a day cut short their lifespan by five years compared with someone who watches no TV.

People who sit for longer have bigger waist sizes, and higher levels of cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides.

 The average adult spends 90 per cent of their leisure time sitting down and less than half of adults meet World Health Organization physical activity recommendations.

In the UK, adults are urged to do 150 minutes of activity a week to promote health.

In an accompanying editorial, co-author David Dunstan of the physical activity laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, said individuals are exhorted to do 30 minutes of brisk walking a day to stave off chronic disease.

But ‘this still leaves 15 and a half hours of non-exercise awake time each day during which, for many adults, sitting is the predominant stance.

‘To put this in perspective, 30 minutes of physical activity is as protective an exposure as 10 hours of sitting is a harmful one’.

He said the evidence was strong enough to support doctors prescribing ‘reduced daily sitting time’ to their patients.

The research was commissioned by the Cardiovascular Research Network and supported by the NSW Division of the National Heart Foundation Australia.

Heart Foundation NSW CEO Tony Thirlwell said being inactive was a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

He said ‘Watching TV, using computers and electronic games can involve sitting for long periods and have become a big part of leisure time.

‘But we know that people who spend less time on these things have better health than those who spend too much time on them.’ A major five-year follow-up of 45 and Up study participants has just begun and will ask 265,000 men and women more about their health, lifestyle, and the medications and health services they use.

America’s 6 Richest Women

Forbes’ comprehensive list of the world’s billionaires (there are 1226) came out recently, and we were curious — are there women on the list?

Turns out, there are. Yes, men far outnumber the ladies. But starting at number 11, women help fill out the ranks of the fabulously wealthy.

Where do these fortunes come from? Uniformly, these top six women have shrewdly managed the companies and fortunes handed to them by husbands and fathers. But most of these women have put in their own hard work into these companies to grow them, especially the woman who is now president of Fidelity Investments.

Of course, it took a few generations for these fortunes to build up, and many of the male billionaires on Fortunes’ list are, well, advanced in age, having worked hard for their wealth over a lifetime. We’re looking forward to a few years down the road when the list is populated by many more women and their own companies, instead of those founded by the the men in their lives.

Learn more about some of the richest women in the world:

6. Laurene Powell Jobs
Estimated net worth: $9 billion
Rank: 100th richest person in the world, 36th richest person in the U.S.
Age: 48
Why she’s rich: She’s the widow of Steve Jobs.
Lives in: Palo Alto, California

5. Abigail Johnson
Estimated net worth: $10.3 billion
Rank: 85th richest person in the world, 33rd richest in the U.S.
Age: 50
Why she’s rich: She owns and runs Fidelity Investments with her father, Edward Johnson III.
Lives in: Milton, Massachusetts

4. Anne Cox Chambers
Estimated net worth: $12.5 billion
Rank: 61st richest person in the world, 25th richest in the U.S.
Why she’s rich: She is the primary owner of the media empire Cox Enterprises, which was founded by her father James M. Cox.
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia

3. Jacqueline Mars
Estimated net worth: $13.8 billion
Rank: 52nd richest person in the world, 22nd richest person in the U.S.
Age: 72
Why she’s rich: She’s the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, the founder of the candy company Mars, Inc.
Lives in: The Plains, Virginia

2. Alice Walton
Estimated net worth: $23.3 billion
Rank: 17th richest person in the world, 9th richest in the U.S.
Age: 62
Why she’s rich: She’s the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
Lives in: Fort Worth, Texas

1. Christy Walton
Estimated net worth: $25.3 billion
Rank: 11th richest person in the world, 4th richest in the U.S.
Age: 57
Why she’s rich: She’s the widow of John T. Walton, the son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
Lives in: Jackson, Wyoming

 

Facebook Vs Google.

While Facebook may have taken last year’s title as the best place to work, it seemsGoogle has stolen the number one spot in this year’s rankings.

According to career website Glassdoor, this year is particularly noteworthy given Google has lagged behind Facebook in employee satisfaction for the past four years.

But the two tech giants are neck and neck in terms of what employees think of their CEOs, with Google CEO Larry Page earning a 94 percent employee approval rating, just 2 percent higher than that of Mark Zuckerberg.

Glassdoor’s look into compensation and benefits also showed quite similar results between the two companies. Facebook is only slightly ahead, with 10 percent of employees finding their salary to be a highly-valued reason to work for the company, while 9 percent of Google employees cited salary as a primary incentive.

Like any job, there are bound to be downsides. At Google, office politics and stress were more mentioned than by Facebook employees. But long hours seemed to be more of an issue at Facebook (9%) than at Google (3%).

To see the full blown Google vs Facebook talent war, check out the Glassdoor infographic below.