This week Life with Lo is back with a holiday themed tag video. I’ll be answering a series of questions about what this time of year means to me and my family as well as talking about my favorite Christmas songs and movies!
Tune in for a great holiday treat. Happy Holidays to you and your families! Xo, Lo
The University of Maryland Youth Investment Coalition held an Hour of Code event on Wednesday December 9, 2015. University of Maryland students Malik Abu-Kalokoh and Joshua Land taught high school students from Hyattsville basic coding skills. See the event here!
Ayesha Curry, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry’s wife, was dunked in scalding hot water Saturday night after tweeting controversial comments regarding women’s fashion and clothing as it pertains to male attention.
While flipping through lifestyle magazines, the 26-year-old wife and mother of two was inspired to say that when it comes to style she would take “classy over trendy any day,” opting to dress more modestly in public and save the “good stuff” for her husband.
Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the “Person of the Year,” marking the first time in 29 years a woman has received the title, which was called “Man of the Year” up until 1999.
Merkel was selected in large part because of her strong guidance throughout the European debt crises and her role in the ongoing refugee crisis. But some have expressed disapproval over the decision.
Most notably, Donald Trump, a runner-up for the award, shared his view on Thursday on “Fox & Friends”.
“I think they absolutely picked the wrong person,” Trump said.
On Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced Climate Action 2016, a global climate implementation summit to be held on May 5 and 6 at the University of Maryland and downtown Washington D.C.
According to UMD Right Now, Climate Action 2016 will focus on six key areas to “establish a sustained path towards global climate implementation.” These areas include:
“At center, a 6-foot-11 freshman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, number 33, DIAMOND STONE.”
This was an introduction Maryland basketball fans thought they would hear every game this year, as Stone was thought to be the dominant big man who rounded out the starting lineup of a national championship contender. His offensive game garnered high praise from coaches and scouts alike, and he was named to the preseason watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award for the nation’s top center. Continue reading Diamond Stone Is Still Adjusting To The College Game, And That’s OK→
Do you know why they call the youths that came of age during World War I the “Lost Generation?”
It is not, as most claim, because those that lived through the war had been turned cynical and bitter from the wanton destruction and brutality of the war; it’s because barely anyone survived at all. In the Battle of the Somme alone, 1.1 million French, British, and German soldiers were killed.
Our generation is scared of investing. Most of us remember the Great Recession, which led to the loss of 2.6 million American jobs in 2008 alone.
It was the most jobs lost in more than six decades. The stock market had the biggest single-day drop in history. Investors panicked, withdrawing a staggering $151.4 billion from stock market mutual funds.
Those numbers may be hard to comprehend. But they were very real for the people – and families – affected.
By most measures, it was the worst stock market crash since the Great Depression. So it’s no wonder that our generation is hesitant to invest.
In fact, only 28% of people between the ages of 21 and 36 think that long-term investing is important to success, according to a UBS Investor Watch survey.