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The Government Wants To Break Up Live Nation Entertainment
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The Government Wants To Break Up Live Nation Entertainment

Why the US government is trying to break up Live Nation Entertainment – a music industry scholar explains. The U.S. Justice Department, along with 29 states and the District of Columbia, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, the parent company of Ticketmaster. The lawsuit alleges that Live Nation “engaged in a variety of tactics to eliminate competition and monopolize markets,” which, according to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, has allowed the entertainment giant to “suffocate the competition” through its control of ticket prices, venues and concert promotion. In response, Live Nation said that the antitrust suit “ignores everything that is actually responsible for higher ticket prices, from increasing production costs to artist popularity, to 24...
Building Work Relationships While Staying Professional
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Building Work Relationships While Staying Professional

Workplace besties: How to build relationships at work while staying professional. Having meaningful connections in the workplace is essential for personal and organizational success. Most of us form these bonds naturally, as we spend a significant amount of our lifetimes at work. After leaving college, many people in their 20s move to new cities for career opportunities, where they face the task of creating a brand new social circle from scratch. The workplace becomes an ideal place for people to connect. Activities like grabbing drinks after work, playing team sports or just sharing meals serve as opportunities to form connections with co-workers. These interactions not only help combat feelings of isolation, but also add a sense of camaraderie and support to the daily work routine...
Social Media’s Addiction
SOCIAL MEDIA, TOP FOUR

Social Media’s Addiction

Why students harmed by addictive social media need more than cellphone bans and surveillance. Recently, five school boards in Ontario filed a lawsuit against the major social media platforms: Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Their lawsuit says that these platforms are designed to be addictive and have caused all kinds of problems for the education system. The lawsuit says social media causes children to suffer from mental health issues, and it increases distraction, social withdrawal, and cyberbullying. And it causes damage and disruption to the classroom, putting all kinds of new burdens on teachers who are already dealing with shrinking budgets and increased class sizes. The $4.5 billion lawsuit follows over 200 lawsuits by school boards in the United States in the...
A Nine Year Old Poses The Question — Why Do People Hate People?
SOCIETY, TOP FOUR

A Nine Year Old Poses The Question — Why Do People Hate People?

Why do people hate people? Have you ever said “I hate you” to someone? What about using the “h-word” in casual conversation, like “I hate broccoli”? What are you really feeling when you say that you hate something or someone?             Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do people hate people? – Daisy, age 9, Lake Oswego, Oregon The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word “hate” as an “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.” All over the world, researchers like us are studying hate from disciplines like education, history, law, leadership, psy...
An Aging Population And Deadly Heat Waves
HEALTH & WELLNESS, TOP FOUR

An Aging Population And Deadly Heat Waves

Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population and rising temperatures mean millions are at risk. A deadly heat wave gripped large regions of Asia for weeks in April and May 2024. As temperatures climbed past 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius) in India on May 7, campaigning politicians, local news announcers and voters waiting in long lines passed out from the oppressive heat. From as far north as Japan to as far south as the Philippines, the relentless heat wreaked havoc on everyday life. Students and teachers in Cambodia were sent home from school, as their hand-held fans provided little protection against the stifling heat and humidity in their poorly ventilated classrooms. Farmers in Thailand saw their crops wither and mourned the loss of livestock that ...
Kiernan Shipka Has Grown Up Before Our Very Eyes
CELEBRITY MAIN NEWS, TOP FOUR

Kiernan Shipka Has Grown Up Before Our Very Eyes

The gorgeous blonde was born in Chicago, Illinois, and started acting as an infant! Her screen debut occurred in the series ER when she was just five months old. In 2006, Kiernan, now age six, made her first credited screen appearance on the TV show Monk. After one more role, in the TV movie The Angriest Man in Suburbia (2006), Kiernan was introduced to the world as Sally Draper in Mad Men (2007). As Don's only daughter, she defied all odds to become a lovely young woman. Unlike her fictional brother Bobby, who was portrayed by several different actors, Kiernan played Sally for the entirety of the series, from 2007 to 2015. Want Free Access To Kiernan Shipka Sexy Pics & Clips? Click Here! During and after her Mad Men run, she appeared in movies like Carriers (2009), Cats & Dog...
Gemini – A Wonderful Sun Sign
ASTROLOGY, TOP FOUR

Gemini – A Wonderful Sun Sign

You must have seen several astrologers making a number of predictions everyday. Well, it is becoming a common practice these days. Sun signs are important aspects of astrology and horoscope. There 12 sun signs in total. Out of these twelve sun signs, Gemini really stands tall due to its vibrant characteristics. Let us now discuss some of the common traits of Gemini. Gemini individuals are signified by the logo Twins, which stands for the really mysterious superiority of these people two change their personality. Such people are born between the dates May 21 and June 21. You would be quite amazed to know that these dual-minded individuals are really tough to strap down. But if you really work hard then you can find a gem of a person in Gemini's. Gemini's are inquisitive, chatty, adaptab...
Gemini — The Multitasking And The Wise
ASTROLOGY, TOP FOUR

Gemini — The Multitasking And The Wise

Sometimes we come across a person with real sparkling charm, jumping around with all dedication to meet every one in the party, is that a Gemini Yes, its certainly possible, as it shows all signs of a. Geminis are verbose, they want to talk to every one in a gathering, and its not that they talk baseless but they talk as they are full of wonderful thoughts in their minds. They are gregarious and love to interact with people, and you can have the best company to enjoy your day with. All a Gemini can offer you is fun, you can sit with them for hours and find yourself wanting more. Even the most dull party can be lightened up with a Gemini, they truly act as a precious gem with enumerable charm. But if you want their interesting company, you too have to give something in return. Geminis ar...
Exploring The Link Between Lagging Graduation Rates For Low-Income Students And Soring Student Loan Debt
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Exploring The Link Between Lagging Graduation Rates For Low-Income Students And Soring Student Loan Debt

Graduation rates for low-income students lag while their student loan debt soars. A recent federal study on graduation rates for American colleges and universities shows that 40% of all students did not earn a degree or credential within eight years of leaving high school. The graduation rate is even lower for low-income students.                                                                The Conversation, CC BY-ND Among students from families with income levels of US$115,000 or more, 66% who enrolled in higher education earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from 2009 through 2021. However, among students from families who made less than $35,000, 26% earned a bachelor’s degree or higher during the same period. For people whose families had earnings between $35,000 and $55,000, ...
They Don’t Call Themselves ‘Readers’
SOCIETY, TOP FOUR

They Don’t Call Themselves ‘Readers’

Gen Zers and millennials are still big fans of books – even if they don’t call themselves ‘readers’.       The Conversation, CC BY Identifying with an activity is different from actually doing it. For example, 49% of Americans play video games, but only 10% identify as gamers. According to a recent survey we conducted, there’s also a small gap between reading activity and identity for younger readers: 61% of Generation Z and millennials have read a print book, e-book or audiobook in the past 12 months, but only 57% identify as readers. And yet there was a puzzling aspect of our results: The 43% of Gen Z and millennials who didn’t identify as readers actually said they read more print books per month than Gen Z and millennials overall. In other words, young people who don’t identif...