Just weeks after the California state legislature unanimously passed a bill that would allow student-athletes to benefit off their name, image, and likeness, a New York state senator introduced a similar bill that would require colleges to pay student-athletes.Last week, New York State Sen. Kevin S. Parker introduced Senate Bill S6722A also known as the “New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act.” Just like California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, the bill proposes to give college athletes the ability to sell the rights to their own names, images, and likenesses. The New York bill, however, goes a step further. Should it be passed into law, college athletic departments would also be required to divide a 15% share of their annual revenue with all student-athletes. “It’s about equity,” Parker told ESPN. “These young people are adding their skill, talent and labor to these universities. … You don’t need the … [Read more...] about New York State Senator Proposes Bill to Pay College Athletes
The bureau further said the company broke a second law — the Consumer Financial Protection Act — when it charged debtors without settling their debts. The agency alleged that Freedom charged fees — sometimes thousands of dollars — even when borrowers negotiated settlements on their own with their creditors. Additionally, bureau alleges that the company hid from customers the fact that several major banks have a standing policy to never work with a debt-settlement company. Freedom also instructed consumers who were negotiating their own settlements to “expressly mislead” their creditors when asked if they were enrolled in a debt-settlement program, the bureau alleged. In response to the settlement, Freedom said it has been working with the bureau to address issues raised in the lawsuit. “In resolving the case, we have agreed to make some changes to our disclosures and policies to enhance our program, many of which were implemented when … [Read more...] about There is no shortcut to debt relief — so don’t believe the hype
Neha Gupta's College Shortcuts helps kids and parents navigate the paperwork and stress of college admissions. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Getting into college is something worth celebrating -- but the process of getting into college is nothing short of excruciating. In 2007, Neha Gupta was a recent college graduate, and the memory of applying to schools was still fresh: It was a confusing experience that sparked arguments … [Read more...] about This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College
By David Pierce WSJ Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 The first thing I do in the morning is check my phone. I grab my phone off its charger, silence the alarm, press the power button—and instantly recoil as the screen’s hideously bright light turns my retinas to ash. Our phones are bright and colorful by design, as they hope to lure us in all day, every day. But I’ve found a way to fight back that’s easier on my rods and cones, and lighter on my batteries. It might even help me use my phone a bit less. There are already options that help a bit, such as turning down the screen’s brightness or shifting the tint from blue to yellow. But the most elegant solution is dark mode, which swaps the omnipresent black text on white backgrounds for white on black. Sometimes it lurks in settings menus and hidden toggles, sometimes I have to install additional software to get it working. In too many places it isn’t available at all. But anywhere I can, … [Read more...] about Every Gadget and App Should Have a Dark Mode
CEO Moj Mahdara is helping brands across industries connect with the next generation of consumer. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Don't Know How to Reach Gen Z? Just Ask Beautycon. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “Excuse me, where did you get that?” A very polite teenage girl taps me on the shoulder and points to the large eyeshadow palette I’m holding. “They’re handing them out at the Target booth,” I reply -- and before I can ask her about what she is doing here, at one of the most curious … [Read more...] about Don’t Know How to Reach Gen Z? Just Ask Beautycon.