Debt Free Morehouse Grads Plan On Impacting Their Communities To Pay It Forward [Exclusive Video]

Morehouse Grads 2019

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It’s been about a week since billionaire  Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the student loan debt for the entire 2019 Morehouse College graduating class. Studio One in Atlanta had the unique opportunity to speak with some of the young men blessed by Saint Robert, as they had the time to reflect on the blessing in front of the camera. The young men voiced a strong urge to give back to their local communities, almost like it was their duty.  They also appreciated, more than anything, the burden lifted that debt brings to so many people in America. Because of this, it makes their biggest and brightest dreams seem so much more achievable.

Check out the video below and CONGRATS TO ALL THE 2019 Morehouse Grads!

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Spring Forward Signals Daylight Saving Time and … Jet Lag?

March 10, 2019, is the start of daylight saving time. Daylight saving time normally signals the incoming spring season and extra sunshine in the evenings for those late walks, but some people, like parents with young children, are dreading the hour of sleep we are all going to lose on Sunday — and the effects can be noticeable.

We are living in a time when numerous studies are showing that one-third of Americans are sleep deprived and weekend sleep can’t quite make up for our reduced sleep time during the work week! Basically, if you’re already somewhat sleep-deprived, giving up just 1 hour of shut-eye can negatively impact how you feel and function during the day; it’s as if you are experiencing a mild case of jet lag.

“This is due to your body’s internal clock, also known as circadian rhythm, being thrown off,” said Dennis Hwang, MD, at Kaiser Permanente Southern California Sleep Center in San Bernardino, California. “During daylight saving time, the internal sleep clock becomes misaligned. This complex timekeeper is controlled by areas of the brain that respond to light and can suppress the release of melatonin and affect your ability to sleep.”

While this shift is unlikely to cause serious health consequences, a disruption in your circadian rhythm does not only affect your ability to sleep but can also affect the function of many of your body’s systems. In addition to sleepiness, it can cause:

  • Problems with concentration and mental functioning
  • Neurologic symptoms
  • Stomach and intestinal symptoms
  • Elevations in blood pressure and heart rate (and can possibly even lead to irregular heartbeats)

Dr. Hwang offers tips to prepare for daylight saving time and to reset your internal clock:

  • A couple days before daylight saving time, start going to bed 15-20 minutes earlier than your normal bedtime (or at least go to bed earlier on the night of the time change).
  • Sleep an extra half hour on the morning of daylight saving time.
  • A dose of 0.25 to 1 mg of melatonin about 2 hours before bedtime can sometimes help you fall asleep.
  • Reduce your caffeine intake (and consume none after lunchtime).
  • Avoid alcohol and exercising before bedtime.
  • Put your phone (and tablets/computers) away at least an hour before bedtime!
  • When using your electronic device in the night, wearing blue-light blocking glasses or turning on the blue light filter on your phone or tablet can be good for your sleep.
  • Spend some time with your family and enjoy a relaxing evening at home.

To learn more about sleep, visit a Kaiser Permanente sleep center or visit www.kp.org.

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Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

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Venom sequel in the works: Given that Venom has grossed more than $ 850 million worldwide, there was only a matter of time before a sequel was greenlit. Sony has reportedly made it official by hiring one of the first movie’s writer-producers to script the follow-up. Read more here.

 

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TwitchCon 2018 is landing at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from October 26-28. The fourth annual celebration of the streaming platform will attract tens of thousands of content creators and their fans to meet in real life and party. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry — you can check everything out online because it’s Twitch, and that’s what they do.

Here are five can’t-miss events happening at TwitchCon 2018.


TwitchCon Cosplay Contest

1. The Cosplay Contest

Those who know their way around a sewing machine and a stack of EVA foam have been making their way through the ranks in the popular event’s four categories, which focus on sewing, armor, special effects, and super-sized features. TwitchCon will host the finals to this year’s competition. Contestants are vying for $ 70,000 in rewards, including a grand prize of $ 15,000. The entrants have spent hours making their costumes based on their favorite games, movies, and shows, and Twitch will reveal the winners Saturday at 4:30 Pacific.


TwitchCon: A Year in Clips

2. A Year in Clips

This show is happening Friday afternoon at 3:30 Pacific, and it takes a look back through some of the best clips Twitch streamers have captured over the past year. That means jump scares, high-tier game playing, and some surprises. With so much footage appearing on the service every day, it’s hard to know what’s good. This wrap-up has done all the hard work of curation and serves you just the best bits.


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3. Streaming for Good: Why Charity Events Are Awesome

In recent years, Twitch streamers have used their gaming and hobby time to raise money for their favorite causes. This panel, which takes place at 10:30 Pacific on Sunday morning, will offer hints and tips for people hoping to use their streams for good. The panelists will share what they’ve learned from their own experiences to help aspiring fundraisers help others while having fun.


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4. Making Music on Twitch

Since its inception, Twitch has been expanding out from gaming to include all forms of creativity. Twitch Music is a new addition that focuses on composers and performers building audiences while they practice and perfect their craft. The new format allows for instant feedback while fans get to enjoy live music whenever they want. This panel, which happens Sunday at noon Pacific, will examine this young branch of the service and look at how its population is using the platform.


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5. Rolling Over Your Obstacles: Streaming with Disabilities

This Saturday panel at noon Pacific will gather a group of streamers with disabilities. They’ll talk about the problems they’ve faced and how streaming has helped them cope with or even overcome them. The discussion will go beyond the basic “playing games on the internet” aspect of Twitch to get to the less obvious benefits of communities, especially for those who need them the most.

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California has officially outlawed all-male boards of directors, and this is a huge step forward

California has officially outlawed all-male boards of directors, and this is a huge step forward


California has officially outlawed all-male boards of directors, and this is a huge step forward

Women and men still aren’t equal in the workplace. And one of the ways this is most apparent is in the lack of women in the boardroom. In fact, gender disparity among business executives is so pronounced that there are almost as many CEOs named John as there are CEOs who are women, total. But the state of California just took a huge step toward gender equality by requiring businesses to put women on their boards of directors.

According to The Los Angeles Timeson September 30th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will require all publicly traded businesses with headquarters in the state to have women on their boards of directors.

But the new law doesn’t require total gender parity. It stipulates that by the end of 2019, these companies must each have at least one woman on their boards. By the end of July 2021, boards with five or fewer members must have at least two women, while boards with six or more members must have at least three women represented. Businesses found to be violating this law will have to pay fines of $ 100,000 for a first offense and $ 300,000 for a second offense, the Times reports.

In a letter addressed to the California State Senate about signing the bill, published by the Times, Brown seemed to allude to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent decision to recommend Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite allegations of sexual assault against him.

“There have been numerous objections to this bill and serious legal concerns have been raised,” he wrote. “I don’t minmize the potential flaws that may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation. Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C.—and beyond—make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”

Brown concluded his letter by writing that “it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America.”

Time points out that 25% of public corporations headquartered in California have zero women on their boards of directors. But not everyone agrees with the new law. According to the magazine, the California Chamber of Commerce argued that the new law violates anti-discrimination rules in the Constitution.

Even though there will likely be some opposition, California’s new law still represents progress for women in the workforce.

We look forward to the day when men and women are equally represented in the boardroom.

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