The Dime Roll: Cartoons, Counselors, and Comforting News

August 18, 2017

It's hard to imagine a world without "Netflix and chill" (how did people live?), but our favorite online streaming service actually used to be just a funky DVD-rental program—sorta like an online Blockbuster Video (RIP, old friend). We've come a long way since then, with enough options in today's entertainment world to really make us say (in the words of Drake), "what a time to be alive." Despite the endless streaming services available, however, we're here to show you why old-fashioned cable isn't out the door just yet—thanks in large part to what some are calling the very best adult cartoon: Adult Swim's Rick and Morty.

We're also making a case for public workers this week (per usual) with an inside scoop on what it's like to be a school psychologist. Written by one of our near and dear PERA members, this feature might just make you wanna call up your old school counselor and say, "thanks." Also on The Dime Roll this week? Some feel-good articles to enhance your weekend lounging (after you're done watching cartoons, of course).

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This week on The Dime:

PERA Member Spotlight: What It's Like to Work As a School Psychologist

A Case for Cable by Way of "Rick and Morty"

Interesting stuff from around the web:

"Feel Good" News:

Southwest Pilot Showers His Millionth Passenger With Gifts, Pays For Her Ticket via HuffPost

Lost Dogs Found When Desperate Owners Cook Sausage To Lure Them Home via HuffPost

Science & Tech:

Can the Eclipse Tell Us If Einstein Was Right About General Relativity? via ScienceNews

Child's Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills via ScienceDaily


To Save Money on Flights, Look to Smaller Airports  via The New York Times

No Reverse on 6.1% Student Intereset Rate via BBC