Watch Oprah’s empowering words to women of color at Essence Festival — Fusion

Getty Images for OWN: Oprah WinfOprah Winfrey delivered an inspirational (does she give any any other type?) speech for women, especially women of color, at the Essence festival in New Orleans on Saturday. According to the Times-Picayune, Winfrey spoke for nearly an hour, telling the crowd of hundreds that she is “living the dream.” “Your…

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Report: Bulls signing Rajon Rondo to two-year, $28 million contract — ProBasketballTalk

The Bulls had been quiet since trading Derrick Rose, letting Joakim Noah (to the Knicks), E’Twaun Moore (to the Pelicans) and likely Pau Gasol (somewhere) walk. Now, Chicago is making its splash. Marc J. Spears of ESPN: Bulls to sign guard Rajon Rondo to a two-year, $28 million deal, he confirmed to @TheUndefeated. — Marc…

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Preview: Predator Versus Judge Dredd Versus Aliens #1 — Graphic Policy

Predator Versus Judge Dredd Versus Aliens #1 John Layman, Chris Mooneyham (A), Glenn Fabry (Cover) The ultimate science-fiction crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

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Report: Hawks signing Malcolm Delaney to two-year guaranteed contract — ProBasketballTalk

The Hawks traded starting point guard Jeff Teague to elevate backup Dennis Schroder. They also used all or nearly all their cap space to sign Dwight Howard and re-sign Kent Bazemore. So where would they get a backup point guard? Atlanta is turning to Malcolm Delaney, who has played overseas since his four-year career at Virginia…

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Preview: Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1 — Graphic Policy

Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1 Writers: George Mann, Cavan Scott Artists: Alessandro Vitti, Ivan Rodriguez, Tazio Bettin Cover A: Alessandro Vitti Cover B: Will Brooks – Photo Cover C: Fabio Listrani Cover D: Coloring-in Variant Cover E: Blank Sketch Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Store Variant Fried Pie Variant: Claudia Caranfa (available at Books-A-Million and 2nd […]

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You Can’t Connect the Dots Looking Forward; You Can Only Connect Them Looking Backwards. So You Have to Trust That the Dots Will Somehow Connect in Your Future – Steve Jobs — The Seeds 4 Life

Well done! I love it. Very inspiring ! Most of all,” spiritually fulfilling”!

Life Lessons

Sometimes, it can be difficult to trust in the future. Especially when your future is uncertain. Uncertainty brings out panicked feelings in our core, and this can result in us running or fighting our way to comfortable familiarity, or an easy way out. But, lots of time, the easy, comfortable option isn’t the best one.…

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You Can’t Connect the Dots Looking Forward; You Can Only Connect Them Looking Backwards. So You Have to Trust That the Dots Will Somehow Connect in Your Future – Steve Jobs — The Seeds 4 Life

Sometimes, it can be difficult to trust in the future. Especially when your future is uncertain. Uncertainty brings out panicked feelings in our core, and this can result in us running or fighting our way to comfortable familiarity, or an easy way out. But, lots of time, the easy, comfortable option isn’t the best one.…

via You Can’t Connect the Dots Looking Forward; You Can Only Connect Them Looking Backwards. So You Have to Trust That the Dots Will Somehow Connect in Your Future – Steve Jobs — The Seeds 4 Life

A Generation Filled with Addicts

Itarow Krähe

People say this generation will not be as successful as the last. They say we have been brainwashed. Becoming part of a system that only has addicts. I do get offended, but there are moments where I believe that they are right. Seeing that the only thing that bothers majority of the youth, is what the next update will be like on a social media app. If you think about it, it’s really depressing and sad. Knowing that your generation is hooked to a phone almost every minute of the day. Technology has advanced so much that it’s basically a drug. Giving teenagers the satisfaction of being connected to WiFi and never looking up. Interactions, face to face, with each other is important and you shouldn’t ignore it. Although it is very handy to be connected and able to talk with your friends even if they’re across the ocean or…

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I Arise in the Morning Torn Between a Desire to Improve the World and a Desire to Enjoy the World. This Makes It Hard to Plan the Day – E.B. White — The Seeds 4 Life

I firmly believe we all strive (at least at some level) to be “world-improvers.” Why else would we be reading this page, let alone this article? We know we can only make the world a better place by shining our light, by helping others, by serving humanity. We can and should do all of those…

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Building Capacity to Provide Behavioral Health Services to Dual Eligibles

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Financial Alignment Initiative (the Initiative) to improve the quality of care received by low-income adults who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid — known as dual eligibles. Many of these individuals have unmet behavioral health needs, ranging from mild depression to serious mental illness, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A recent update on the Initiative presented to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission highlighted four challenges to providing behavioral health services …

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