News Above the Noise: Week of October 16, 2022
1. State and Local Elections are More Important Than Ever
Political strategist Chelsey Hall is on a mission to make a difference in the world of politics. “My entire career has been based on building progressive infrastructure in the South, and for Black and brown candidates, specifically Black women,” she told Shondaland. “There’s always been a cultural gap when it comes to young voters, and Black and brown voters, in being connected to the political process.” Hall is dedicated to fixing that, and shares her thoughts on what all of us can do HERE.
2. Protests Continue in Iran With Millennials and Gen Z Leading
During the last couple weeks, we’ve seen unprecedented images coming from the Islamic Republic of Iran, where mostly Millenial and Generation Z women are breaking the law by uncovering their hair. Many are chanting “We don’t want the Islamic Republic!” and “Khamenei is a murderer!” “Everyone is out on the streets,” one college student said in a video message. “We have to keep going. They can't arrest all of us.” To read more about this ongoing story and what it means for Iran, HERE.
3. Why We Do Things We Know We’ll Regret
When was the last time you told a little white lie, or you hurt someone you loved even if unintentionally? These are things all of us do—and often regret later. And in Arthur Brooks’ latest column, he writes about why this is and how we can find a “better formula” for living. “By learning to live by our principles instead of by our impulses, we can make true moral progress and increase our own well-being,” Brooks writes. To read more, HERE.
4. What Are Your Wellness Non-Negotiables?
Reading Nancy Drew. Watching the birds every day. Counting yellow doors. The New York Times polled thousands of readers about their wellness “non-negotiables”—and the sweet little rituals are downright inspiring. To read them, HERE.
5. Everything You Should Fix on Your Senior Parent's Smartphone
When an older parent or relative calls with a tech problem, it can be challenging to fix. This is especially true if you’re trying to do that problem-solving from a distance. The good news: You can prevent future problems with security, spam, and more by taking a few proactive steps. Want to know exactly what you can do to provide tech support before it’s even needed? The Washington Post created an incredibly helpful guide. CLICK HERE TO READ IT.