Not All Big Companies Pay Minimum Wage And Treat Animals And People Like Dirt

Sometimes I get flak from people on the Innerwebz when I shine the spotlight on companies doing bad. You know, Walmart, McDonald's, and many more. So when I find out more about companies who treat employees and animals fairly and have a social conscience, I kinda get giddy. Like, silly giddy. (Oh, and my favorite from Ben & Jerry's many, many flavors? Pistachio Pistachio. I'm funny that way.)

Not All Big Companies Pay Minimum Wage And Treat Animals And People Like Dirt

(Note: This is not a paid ad for Ben & Jerry's. I just really felt the need to demonstrate that there are, in fact, good companies out there and note the ways they show it.)

Fact Check Time!

1. Greyston Bakery, where the brownies are made, provides jobs for the unemployed.

2. The starting wage is actually higher now; $16.13 as of 2013. The salary ratio thing was changed in the 1990s, but the company is still "committed to paying all of our ... full time workers a livable wage ... . Every year, we recalculate the livable wage to make sure it's keeping up with the actual cost of living in Vermont."

3. Its treatment of cows.

4. Its support of marriage equality.

5. Employees can take home 3 pints a day. Wow.


Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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