Time Magazine Has Released Its List Of The Most Influential Americans
On the list… George Washington, Jefferson, Alexander Gram Bell…
Live Or Delayed?
What a weird new world we live in! Fans of the 2012 Summer Olympics have a choice: They can watch the events live as they happen on the Internet, if they have a cable TV subscription. Or, they can watch the highlights hours later, during local primetime television hours. But the thrill of surprise may be long gone by then, given the world-wide blogging, Tweeting and chatting that has been going on since the event took place in London.
There’s a new term for people ages 18 through 29: “emerging adulthood.” That’s right. Many people these days say they haven’t quite reached adulthood even when they’re pushing 30. Clark University psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett coined the term. He says people are delaying career, marriage and parenthood responsibilities for longer than ever before. But according to a report in USA Today, endless childhood isn’t all fun and games. Arnett finds that many in that under-30 age group have not taken on adult responsibilities because they have been unable to become financially independent of their parents. In his research, fewer than half of the age group state unequivocally that they are grownups.
Pole Dancing In The Olympics?
The International Pole Sports Federation is trying to find a way to get pole dancing into the Olympics. The Federation’s Vice President, Timothy Trautman, said that the only way to get people to realize that pole dancers are incredible athletes is to have it recognized as an Olympic sport. Trautman explained, “They have such grace and elegance and they absolutely belong in the Olympics. But we do fight the stereotype that it’s for strippers.” U.S. National Pole Dancing Champion Natasha Wang said, “My stance has always been that while I support the pole community’s efforts to get pole into the Olympics, I don’t think the general public is ready for the sport yet on such a mainstream/public scale.” (BuzzFeed)