Eyes have power to make us feel connected

first_imgJournal and Courier: As a student at Purdue University, Olivia Maple spends about 40 minutes a day walking back and forth to class on campus. Although she sees passersby, she tries not to make eye contact.“It’s kind of awkward,” said the 21-year-old senior. “I don’t want them to think I was staring at them for no reason. I just kind of stare off, not looking at anyone in particular.”In our busy, tech-saturated world, making eye contact can seem like an uncomfortable task, but new research from Purdue shows that even the slightest glance from a stranger can make a person feel more connected. However, being looked through — even by a stranger — makes someone feel more disconnected.Read the whole story: Journal and Courier More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Fil-Am Clarkson expects seeing Kai Sotto in NBA

first_imgHe added: “My advice for him is ‘Be you and be humble no matter what. The media is going to do and say what they want. Just be free.’” Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (right) hopes to see his fellow Filipino Kai Sotto (left) make it to the National Basketball Association (NBA). Sotto committed to play for NBA G League select team on May 11. ABANTE TONITE MANILA – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson is expecting the entry of his fellow Filipino Kai Sotto to the National Basketball Association (NBA) soon.Clarkson said during an interview with Spin.ph that he is excited to partner or compete against the 7-foot-2 Sotto who recently committed to play for the NBA G League select team.G League is NBA’s developmental league. Players who are 18 years of age can play there before becoming eligible to participate in the NBA Draft. “I’ve seen some of his highlights, and he’s coming along pretty well. It would really be nice to see Kai make it to the NBA. I have my eyes on him and I’ll be supporting him,” said Clarkson. Clarkson, who played for Gilas Pilipinas during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier praised Filipino-American Jalen Green – the first to commit to the NBA G League select team.Sotto and Green are expected to build a formidable partnership in G League games.The 18-year-old Sotto trained with the Skills Factory in Atlanta, Georgia for the past year. His breaking performances attracted several giant National Collegiate Athletic Association teams in the US and European ball clubs.He made visits to University of Kentucky, Georgia Tech, DePaul, and University of Auburn before he made his move to NBA G-League.The Filipino center is expected to earn to earn $500,000 for a five-month season in the G League./PNlast_img read more

Can conservatives really put an end to immigrant birthright citizenship?

first_imgIn 1868, following the bitterly fought Civil War, Republicans of President Abraham Lincoln’s party ratified the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed.So it is now a very strange twist of history, that the same Republican party seems hell-bent on ending the rights of all children born on U.S. soil to automatically obtain U.S. Citizenship at birth, regardless of the immigration status or citizenship of the child’s parents. But with all this talk by Trump and other Republicans about abolishing the 14th Amendment, it is really possible for any one political party to end the right, or is it all just political rhetoric aimed at stirring up votes from the mainly white, native born Americans (whose families were all once immigrants themselves)?The reality is, that putting an end to Birthright Citizenship would be very complicated and require amending the U.S. Constitution. Amending the Constitution requires a vote of two thirds of both the House and Senate of Congress and then, approval (ratification) by three fourths of the state legislatures. This is a mighty task indeed and likely impossible. So as you listen to all the bombastic speeches from Trump and other anti-immigrant conservatives, remember, its one thing to say it and another to actually do it and frankly, these politicians know its not possible, but they are just saying what they think their voters want to hear.last_img read more