Month: June 2020

Demanding Equality

Demanding Equality I had dinner with my Mom last night and she told me about a group of old New Yorkers who started congregating on Zoom to talk about life, the world, and equality. One African American gentleman who worked at a big-box retailer for over 20 years recounted his experience with recently hired junior managers telling him to effectively do chores such as stocking shelves, or taking out the trash. On one dirty hand,…
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How Zoom Changed the World

Before COVID-19, the video conferencing app Zoom was not a household name. But, as the world changed with lockdowns and quarantines, it became synonymous with communication. Zoom and other video conferencing services have revolutionized communication infrastructure. From logistical lifestyle changes such as your school or office desk moving into your home, to life-saving medical consultations coming from a screen, Zoom has redefined how we live! Telehealth Zoom has changed more than the classroom, work environment…
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How Accurate Are Polls: Can I Trust My Vote?

Many Democrats awoke in disbelief on November 9th, 2016. Clearly many were shocked by what they saw on the news! Maybe it was still a dream, or they had yet to put on their glasses. Surely Donald Trump, the seemingly joke candidate that many Americans thought had no chance of winning the Presidential election, could not actually have won. Unfortunately for many, Trump’s victory was for real, albeit wildly unexpected! How is it possible that…
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Understanding Inheritance: Trust The Process

Inheriting money from a family member can be a blessing or a burden. How tempting is it to run out and put a down payment on a Mercedes-Benz or get that Cartier Love ring when a large sum of money suddenly appears in your account? As good as these material items may make you feel for the moment, what happens when these new purchases begin to eat into your income or your loans keep increasing…
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Divorce in the 21st Century: Now vs. Then

“Over 50% of marriages in America end in divorce.” You may have heard this line, as many of us have. But what may surprise you is that it’s not true. In the 21st Century, divorce rates have dropped for various reasons, ranging from a decrease in marriage rates to high legal costs. The divorce rate for 2020 is the lowest it’s been in over 50 years. So, how did divorce change exactly? Divorce Rate Now: Many…
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