Year-End Top Ten Lists: We Rank Each Number

The year-end list is an odd phenomenon. In the past, they were one-offs newspapers ran to fill space during the holiday doldrums. Because the Internet is basically an excuse to run slideshows and top tens, year-end lists take center stage. You've read dozens of these pointless and arbitrary rankings in the past week, so we present to you the most pointless and arbitrary year-end list of them all: The top ten numbers used in year-end top ten lists.

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Goldman Sachs De-Partnering Is Like Facebook Defriending, but Way More Hurty

Wanna know what's awesome? The moment Goldman Sachs names you a "partner," a title 100 people will receive this fall. (About 375 of the bank's 35,000 employees are partners.) By bestowing partnership on an employee, the company is essentially whispering in that person's ear, "You will get a multimillion dollar bonus year after year," according to the New York Times. Not bad, right? Until...this happens:

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New York City, The World's #1 Land of Opportunity. Also: Costs Too Much, Stupider Than Paris.

I mean, the title pretty much says it all. Like you didn't know this?

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