Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Are you ready for America’s Got Talent: The Champions Season 2 Finale?

Are you ready for America’s Got Talent: The Champions Season 2 Finale? 

Who do you think, among the 10 finalists, will make it to the Top 5?

We're only 5 days away from the finale of the AGT: The Champions Season 2 Finale and we've been rooting for Pinoy"s Pride to make it. Marcelito's semifinal performances last Monday night concluded with another mind-blowing display of talent where he brought the house down with a one-man duet of the operatic classic “Time to Say Goodbye.” We’re sure Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman would be impressed. Judge Mandel told Pomoy that he has the best shot of winning this whole thing, and we definitely agree.

Here's our forecast for the possible TOP 5 winners:
1. V. Unbeatable (WINNER) - Golden Buzzer recipient [Dancers: India]
2. Duo Transcend [Dangerous Act: USA]
3. Tyler Butler-Figueroa [Violinist: USA]
4. Marcelito Pomoy [Dual Voice Singer: Philippines]
5. Sandou Trio Russian Bar [Dangerous Act: USA]

Comment whether or not you agree with our forecast.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Email Sent by Tim Cook after Trump's Win

America is more polarized today than it was many decades ago.  And Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook , Apple's CEO knew that its employees are likely to be polarized, too. While many of its employees are still in shock at the election results,  Cook wrote an email to the 76,000 US Apple employees reminding them that that "the only way to move forward is to move forward together."

Here’s the letter Tim Cook sent to Apple employees after Trump’s win
I've heard from many of you today about the presidential election. In a political contest where the candidates were so different and each received a similar number of popular votes, it's inevitable that the aftermath leaves many of you with strong feelings.
We have a very diverse team of employees, including supporters of each of the candidates. Regardless of which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way to move forward is to move forward together. I recall something Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago: "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." This advice is timeless, and a reminder that we only do great work and improve the world by moving forward.
While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple's North Star hasn't changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large. Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world—regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love.
I've always looked at Apple as one big family and I encourage you to reach out to your coworkers if they are feeling anxious.
Let's move forward—together!


 Source: Fast Company

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Sleep is like nutrition: it has a required daily allowance (RDA). Like nutritional deficiency, sleep deficiency is not good for our health.

The RDA of sleep is genetically determined and is therefore inherent to the species and to other factors such as age and general state of health.
1. A healthy middle aged adult needs 7 to 8 hours per day.
2. A healthy elderly adult: slightly less.
3. A healthy child and teen: more.
4. A healthy infant: even more.
5. A healthy kitty: a lot more.
6. A person with a flu, an infection, or another illness: a lot lot more.

The U.S. National Sleep Foundation says you need this much: 
> 0 to 3 months of age: 14 to 17 hours
> 4 to 11 months of age: 12 to 15 hours
> 1 to 2 years of age: 11 to 14 hours
> 3 to 5 years of age: 10 to 13 hours
> 6 to 13 years of age: 9 to 11 hours
> 14 to 17 years of age: 8 to 10 hours
> 18 to 25 years of age: 7 to 9 hours
> 26 to 64 years of age: 7 to 9 hours
> 65 and older: 7 to 8 hours

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