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  • SNL Should Cast Only Women As Donald Trump’s Cabinet If you haven’t witnessed Melissa McCarthy’s incredible performance as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, go ahead and watch it. We’ll wait. That performance reportedly drove Donald Trump nuts. Not because it wasn’t funny (it was) but because Spicer was portrayed by a woman. Some sources close to President Trump reported that Spicer was at ...
  • Credit Scoring Changes May Smooth Path to Homeownership for Blacks By Hal Bundrick, CFP Imagine mortgage credit standards as a roadway, connecting lenders with potential borrowers who dream of owning a home. What in the mid-2000s was a wide-open superhighway with few barriers became, after the 2008 housing crash, a one-lane path open only to the most credit-qualified. As loan defaults multiplied and banks collapsed, lenders abruptly ...
  • Chicago, the Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans Co-written by Jessika Lopez, Senior Program Associate, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, but we don’t really associate Chicago with Mexican culture. This is surprising when one really thinks ...
  • News Roundup for February 8, 2017 Gooooood neeeews, maybe, depends who you ask. 1. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the senate floor by Mitch McConnell. A man silencing a woman, how vintage! More here. 2. Army Corps said it will now approve the Dakota Access Pipeline going against the Obama Administration’s stay on the project. Who needs clean drinking water anyway? More here. 3. ...
  • Traveling While Aging: 16 Tips Co-authored by Ellen Offner, Offner Consulting, LLC, Health care strategy and program development The two of us love to travel and we particularly like to explore challenging environments in places different from are usual haunts. Photo Credit: Ellen Offner We recently traveled, between us, to China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, and didn’t limit ourselves to major cities ...
  • The Great Escape: Poverty’s Impact on Education in America The subject of poverty and its impact on education is and has been a hotly debated subject for many many moons across every community around the globe. Academics have argued that standardized assessments are racially and economically biased based on the sheer question design being written from a privileged vantage point that is incomprehensible to ...
  • Betsy DeVos Orders Immediate Flattening Of All School Globes You can read more satirical news items like this every day on The Political Garbage Chute. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upon hearing of her extremely narrow Senate confirmation, newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued an order that all globes being used in any American school are to be “flattened like God made it just 6,000 years ...
  • Topic of Your Choice as a College Essay. Just Because You Can… “Dr. O’Connor?” “Hello, James. How are you?” “Well, I was doing OK, until I heard you wanted to see me.” “Why, James–is it my breath?” “Sir?” “Yes, well. James, I heard from Tartar College today.” “They turned me down already? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Their admission percentage is equal to the Federal Reserve ...
  • St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Brings Bach and Vivaldi To Life at the Brooklyn Museum By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 8, 2017 The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble opened its 2017 Baroque Chamber Music Series on Sunday afternoon, at the Brooklyn Museum, with a program of mostly familiar works by Vivaldi and Bach. Ho-hum? Not so much: of Bach’s “Wedding Cantata” and second orchestral suite–the one with the famous flute ...
  • Until we get better tools, excited reports of ‘habitable planets’ need to come back down to Earth Have we really discovered other “Earth-like” planets orbiting around other stars? Understanding what we do and do not know about exoplanets is the key to answering this question. ESO/L. Calcada/N. Risinger/Reuters Joshua Tan, Universidad Católica de Chile In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked, “Where are they?” as a kind of lament about the lack of observational ...
  • 9 Great Ways to Track Department-Specific Goals This Year A goal can only be achieved when a company’s parts are all moving in the same direction. So how do you keep track of each of your department’s progress? A. By Setting Easily Measurable Goals Each department has target KPIs (key performance indicators) based on historical performance and bottom-up projections. They are difficult but achievable. Above all, ...
  • How black Americans protected fugitive slaves By Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts Amherst Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue of “sanctuary” cities and states. Local communities, including some college and university campuses, have pledged to shield undocumented children and adults from President Donald Trump’s proposals for deportation. Municipalities and campuses remain steadfast even ...
  • 2013 Senate Democrats Just Confirmed Betsy DeVos and Will Confirm Jeff Sessions and All of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees 2013 Senate Democrats Confirmed Betsy DeVos and Will Confirm Jeff Sessions, Scott Pruitt, Steve Mnuchin and Every One of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Yes, Democrats. Senate Democrats can talk all night long on The Senate floor in opposition to Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions and every other Trump Cabinet nominee. But it is useless.  Senate Democrats, in 2013, stripped 2016 ...
  • AMANZA – Ep.86 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Wednesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • The “Hygge” of the Happiest Employees With all of the tumult in the air, everyone could use a big dose of hygge right about now. Clear your mind and picture this: cashmere socks and a crackling fire on a rainy day. Candles and shearling slippers. A warm latte with milk-foam heart. Pastries and sheepskin rugs. Cozy and comforting, right? That’s the ...
  • Day 28 – The Reichstag Fire, “Dangerous” Immigrants & Emergency Decrees “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!” Thus, in typical thin-skin, knee-jerk Twitter-ese, President Trump issues a Don Corleone “and that day may never come” warning in the wake of a court-ruling stalling his seven-country travel ban. Nothing makes people ...
  • ‘Green News Report’ – February 7, 2017 The Green News Report is also available via… IN TODAY’S RADIO REPORT: 400 former EPA officials tell U.S. Senate to vote ‘No’ on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head EPA; Another heat wave in the Arctic leaves scientists in ‘stunned’ disbelief; Electric vehicle sales jump nearly 40 per cent in one year; China ...
  • No Complaint Zone Coming out of the clouds…seeing something as it’s the first time you have seen it… This was my awakening on Saturday morning. There were inside rumblings on Friday night but it wasn’t until Saturday morning that I realized I had been depressed…for a while. Sure, I was smiling on the outside, but on the inside…I wasn’t. ...
  • Trump’s Entry Ban Is Unneeded and Wrong Although Donald Trump had good inclinations on some foreign policy issues during his campaign and transition period–for example, staying out of unneeded brushfire wars, reexamining U.S. alliances, and pushing wealthy allies to do more for their own security–his policy toward “radical Islamic terrorism” always needed some work. Now, having been president for only a short time, ...
  • The Next Didi Chuxing? Bike-Sharing Business Grows in Asia By AsiaToday reporter Jisu Kim – The bike-sharing business using a smartphone app is garnering attention across Asia. The bicycle is seeing a revival in China with the use of bike-share apps, reported AFP on Sunday. With a bike-share app, you can unlock a bicycle, have a ride, and return it to any of the widely ...