If you would’ve asked me several years ago if I could ever see myself enjoying working out, I would’ve not only told you that you were crazy, but I would also respectfully ask that not ask me questions like that, kind stranger. Having said that, I’ve discovered the hype surrounding all this sweat and lifting nonsense. There’s something truly magical about running on a treadmill or lifting weights.
When you least expect it, you start to realize that you’ve forgotten all about life outside the walls of the gym. It’s almost like a meditative state, but you’re actively moving and most likely listening to fast-paced electronic dance music. People who practice yoga speak of a moment, during Shavasana, where their minds leave their bodies for a moment, and they are completely peaceful. I believe that I feel this way when I workout, and it’s truly spectacular.
Get a move on, but if you’re busy, at least enjoy what you missed in the news yesterday.
A Dream and A Promise
It would seem that if our own citizens cannot pass the test required to legally live in the U.S., wouldn’t it make sense to create an easier path to becoming a citizen? Answering this metaphorical question are the House Democrats, who announced on Tuesday plans to introduce a new bill to allow as many as 2.5 million people to apply for legal status.
The bill, HR 6 — known as the Dream and Promise Act — is an upgraded version of the legendary DREAM Act, a legalization bill for illegal immigrants who’ve traveled to the U.S. as children, with added language to allow immigrants living with temporary humanitarian protections to apply for permanent status, according to Vox. During his time in office, President Donald Trump has made it clear to immigrants, far and wide, that he does not like them. He’s attempted to shutdown the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which allows children of immigrants to live in the U.S.
Though no official analyses have been conduced on Bill HR 6, several analysts believe that, although it will likely pass the House with flying colors, it will not survive the Republican Senate — or be approved by President Trump — in its current iteration. The bill, if passed, would allow both DREAMers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) individuals to apply for legal status with an easier path to citizenship down the line. According to Vox, approximately 675,000 DREAMers are currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
I Told You College Was A Scam!
Though I admittedly spent four years at a public university, and graduated with honors, I always had this gut-feeling that something fishy was occurring. Well, my suspicions were confirmed on Tuesday when a group of parents, including several famous actresses, college coaches, and even a winemaker were charged in an alleged college acceptance conspiracy. According to federal prosecutors, a Newport Beach, California, business owner worked with a group of individuals to have students fraudulently accepted under the guise of being fake sports recruits.
To put it simply, parents paid off someone to help convince University of Southern California admissions officers to accept their children as sports recruits when, in fact, none of them could so much as hold a baseball bat or throw a football.