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Should College Athletes Be Allowed To Use Their School Brand For Paid Endorsements
MONEY, SPORTS

Should College Athletes Be Allowed To Use Their School Brand For Paid Endorsements

John Holden, Oklahoma State University Just days after the NCAA changed it rules in June 2021 to let college athletes seek endorsement deals, a college quarterback in the South announced a sponsorship deal with a beverage company. About the same time, another college football player, a wide receiver in the South, signed an endorsement deal with a national retailer. In both cases, the players wore clothes without university logos in the photographs they posted on their social media as they promoted the companies. Not so with another football player – a quarterback in the Southwest – who got use of a new car from a dealership for standing next to one of the dealership’s cars in a photograph on his social media page. Instead of plain clothes, he wore a polo shirt with his university logo ...
5 Things New Graduates Should Do To Plan Their Careers
EDUCATION

5 Things New Graduates Should Do To Plan Their Careers

Today’s graduates start their job search with a belief that they should enter their company or industry of choice immediately after graduation. At least that’s what we’ve observed in our experience advising thousands of college students over the years on how to launch their careers. Research has shown that younger millennials and older Gen Zers – that is, those born between 1990 and 1998 – are motivated by roles that are meaningful and where they can be given responsibility quickly. They tend to change jobs often and are looking for ways to move up the ladder and increase their salary at a faster pace than other generations currently in the workforce. From what we’ve observed, they are instructed by their parents and career advisers to look for opportunities that align with their passion...
Campaigns Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Their Signs – Here’s Why
IN OTHER NEWS

Campaigns Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Their Signs – Here’s Why

Every election cycle, I’m accustomed to seeing campaign signs. But this past summer, I was struck by the sheer number of them in Scottsdale, Arizona, near where I live. I counted 18 on just one corner of a major intersection. As a linguist who studies political advertising, I’ve read the research arguing that signs don’t make much of a difference. Clearly, Arizonans think otherwise. The deluge of signs during primary season reflected the state’s heavily contested races for a U.S. Senate seat, U.S. House seats and statewide offices for governor, secretary of state and attorney general. Why are there so many signs when studies point to their minimal influence on election outcomes? Where might their value lie? The history of the political sign Claiming street corners and front yards for...
Pumpkin Seeds And Their Health Benefits
IN OTHER NEWS, WHAT'S GOOD

Pumpkin Seeds And Their Health Benefits

Pumpkins were one of the foods the Spanish and Portuguese explorers of the 15th century discovered in the Americas, which they transported back to Europe. The pumpkin fared better than the tomato and potato as regards the suspicions of the Europeans and it was widely cultivated. Most people are unaware of the health benefits of pumpkin seeds and generally remove them and throw them away. However they can be used in soups and sauces as well as a healthy snack. You can roast them yourself after drying them with or without salt and in their shells. Some pumpkin seeds are not surrounded by a husk but mostly you have to take off the ivory-coloured outer husk to get at the dark-green seed inside. In Greece people eat these as snacks and they are called passé tempo. They contain monounsaturat...
This Federal Program Could Help Low-Income Women Pay Their Bills This Summer, As Energy Costs Soar
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This Federal Program Could Help Low-Income Women Pay Their Bills This Summer, As Energy Costs Soar

President Joe Biden announced new guidelines Wednesday for distributing an influx of funding for one of the oldest federal energy assistance programs in the country. The program, known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program, or LIHEAP, is a lifeline for families — many led by women — struggling to pay their utility bills. Originally created to help low-income households pay their heating bills, the program has been increasingly used for cooling assistance. As climate change has led to more frequent heat waves and hotter summer months, this funding has become more crucial to pay for rising energy costs. The new guidelines rolled out in an executive order — among several climate-related orders announced this week — expand on the shifting needs of the cooling side of the program...
Police Fight Against Defunding, Thin-Skinned Blue Line Showing Their True Colours
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Police Fight Against Defunding, Thin-Skinned Blue Line Showing Their True Colours

Since the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020 and the subsequent mass mobilizations for police defunding and abolition, the defund movement has continued to organize. Has this work had an impact in Canada? Have there been successful challenges to reducing Canadian police budgets? The answer is complicated and depends on how you define success. Raised awareness Some argue the mobilization and movement-building that has transpired — people brought together in campaigns for police abolition that reimagine community safety — is a huge success in and of itself. Abolition has entered the public consciousness like never before. Dozens of books have been published by academics, lawyers and activists, building on the work of Black feminists in the United States and Canada who have long ar...
Few Can Hold On To Their Sex Appeal But Leonardo DiCaprio Doesn’t Play By The Rules
CELEBRITIES

Few Can Hold On To Their Sex Appeal But Leonardo DiCaprio Doesn’t Play By The Rules

In the world of teen heartthrobs, few can hold on to their sex appeal into the their 20s, much less their 30s and 40s. But Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t play by the rules, going from a cute teenage boy toy to a white-hot man and taking no prisoners along the way. He has appeared in everything from art films to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, always bringing his inimitable brand of sexy to all his parts (and all of ours). Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leo started his acting career as a kid, appearing in TV commercials and getting his big break as a homeless youth on the sitcom Growing Pains. By 1993, he had reached full maturity as a man and an actor, receiving high praise for his performance in the biopic This Boy’s Life. He made an outstanding nude debut, portraying French poet Arthur...
Crafting Narratives That Speak To Us: Wines And Their Labels
MONEY

Crafting Narratives That Speak To Us: Wines And Their Labels

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product’s primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect. Behind labels’ designs, brand storytellings. In the wine sector, the importance of packaging is all the greater as marketers generally make little use of such media as TV, radio and billboards, either because of legal constraints or budget limitations. Thus if wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design. The semiotician François Bobrie analysed the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 over five years and identified two broad categories of labels that tell different types of stories. The firs...
Elementary School Teachers Talk About Managing Their Classrooms During A Pandemic – ‘Teaching Has Always Been Hard, But It’s Never Been Like This’
EDUCATION

Elementary School Teachers Talk About Managing Their Classrooms During A Pandemic – ‘Teaching Has Always Been Hard, But It’s Never Been Like This’

As the omicron wave spikes across the United States, K-12 education is one of many systems buckling under the weight of expanding needs. Recent headlines highlight staff and busing shortages, parental anxieties about both in-person and distance schooling and disputes between unions and districts. Yet teachers’ experiences in their classrooms can be overlooked in these conversations. As part of our research into teaching, since March 2020, we have been following the experiences of a group of elementary school teachers in one suburban school district in the Midwest. We’ve seen variations in teachers’ experiences and well-being over the course of the pandemic, yet our research suggests their situation continues to be incredibly challenging. In January 2022 – halfway through the school year...
American Suburbs And Their Politics Has Radically Changed Over The Decades
POLITICS

American Suburbs And Their Politics Has Radically Changed Over The Decades

Suburban voters in a number of areas are considered critical swing voters. The growing political stakes reflect the dramatic changes that have happened in American suburbia in recent years, says Dr. Jan Nijman, director and distinguished university professor at the Urban Studies Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He edited the book, “The Life of North American Suburbs,” which examines how the once homogeneous suburbs have become far more diverse and varied from one other. There is a world of difference even in suburbs that are relatively close to each other. Three major trends converge in suburbs The United States was the birthplace of the 20th-century suburb. After World War II, the archetypal “sitcom” suburb of the 1950s – white, middle-class ho...