News Above the Noise—Week of June 18, 2023
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1. A Staggering 23% of Men Don’t Seek Medical Advice
Do you have a man in your life who resists going to the doctor? You’re not alone. In fact, one in four men refuse to get medical help for health issues, according to research, which has serious impacts. If you’re interested in trying to get someone in your life to think about their health in a new, more proactive way, this article has some essential tips that are worth trying.
2. 16 Wild "Deathbed Confessions"
It’s no surprise that many of us are intrigued by the conscious experience of dying. What goes on in the last living moments of a human mind? While many are studying this from a scientific perspective, those at the bedsides of the dying have countless stories to tell—and this article is a compilation of some of those stories.
3. Nikola Jokic’s Powerful Message About Needing to Fail
Following the Denver Nuggets’ first-ever NBA Championship, star player Nickola Jokic shared his perspective on the title—and the adversity the team had to overcome to reach that ultimate goal. “If you want to be successful, you need a couple years,” he began. “You need to be bad, then you need to be good. Then when you’re good, you need to fail. Then when you fail, you’re going to figure it out. Experience isn’t about what happened to you, it’s about what you’re going to do about what happened to you.” To listen to Jokic’s inspiring words and see how many reacted, click here.
4. Garth Brooks Stands by Inclusivity
Earlier this week, country music star Garth Brooks addressed critics who weren’t pleased he was still serving Bud Light in his bar. (The beer brand has been a target of right-wing backlash since it partnered with a transgender influencer in an ad posted to social media.) “Everybody’s got their opinions,” said Brooks at a Billboard event. “But inclusiveness is always going to be me. I think diversity is the answer to the problems that are here and the answer to the problems that are coming.” For more on this story, click here.