Investor proposes three-way split of California

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppSilicon Valley investor Tim Draper recently proposed a division of California into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, and California. The crazy part is: it could actually appear on the ballot in November. The proposal received over 400,000 signatures, due primarily to the financial support of Draper, who invested in Hotmail, Skype, and Tesla early on, making hundreds of millions of dollars. If California voters approve the motion, it will move to California state legislature, and after that, to Congress. Hence, the approval of this…

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Discover will offer college scholarship for employees

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppDiscover will follow the lead of Walmart and various other companies, offering its employees a scholarship pursuing a degree related to business or computer science. According to Discover, the scholarship is available for seven different majors and will cover tuition and fees, books, and supplies. 99% of workers will be eligible – the 1% includes employees that work less than 30 hours per week. Even new hires are eligible on their first day of employment. Walmart, McDonald’s and other large corporations recently unraveled similar scholarships.…

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Interview With An Educator: The Muslim Experience in America

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppI was extremely privileged to be able to interview Sarah Shaaban, who is an alumnus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and who is involved within the student’s affairs program at Columbia College Chicago as well. Her familial heritage and background made her the perfect person to speak with regarding the modern experience of Muslim women in the United States. Shaaban was incredibly amicable and welcoming when talking about her own experiences, as well as the experiences of her mother and grandmother. I was…

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What Makes Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Unique

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppJimmy Fallon and a handful of his creative team sat down on Tuesday for a panel, moderated by Jimmy himself, to discuss the goals of ‘The Tonight Show.’ While on the set of ‘The Tonight Show,’ the creative team laid out their mission statement: to have fun and provide ‘an escape’ for their audience during a particularly rough time. “There’s a lot of sad news we could talk about,” Fallon stated, continuing on to say that he hopes ‘The Tonight Show’ can “help people get…

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When Words Mean So Much More

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppWith the recent suicides of the designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, attention in the scientific and medical community has turned to attempts to detect and diagnose depression early on. Unlike cancer and other diseases, there are no biological markers to prompt doctors that trouble might be brewing. Therapists mostly rely on patients’ self-reported assessments and their own observations, but both are still highly subjective. However, scientists are beginning to understand that language, both structural and stylistic, can serve as an early warning sign…

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