Thursday, November 20, 2008

Atlanta's 8th Annual Red & Black Affair

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shomrey HaShalom Unveils Its First Project


Pictured from left to right, Sister Shamaiyah E. Elyahkeem, Prince Rahm Ben Yehuda and Ahtur Ahliel Ben Israel, members of the Directorship of Shomreh HaShalom Development Fund stand in front of the development fund's historic first project.

Shomrey HaShalom (Hebrew for "The Guardians of Peace") is a newly developing collective community settlement under the auspices of the African Hebrew Israelite Community located in Dimona, Israel.

The Directorship of Shomrey HaShalom would like to extend its eternal appreciation to all near and far who continue to donate in support of the Development Fund.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Increased TV Linked to Unhappiness

Jeanna Bryner
Senior Writer

Unhappy people glue themselves to the television 30 percent more than happy people.

The finding, announced on Thursday, comes from a survey of nearly 30,000 American adults conducted between 1975 and 2006 as part of the General Social Survey.

While happy people reported watching an average of 19 hours of television per week, unhappy people reported 25 hours a week. The results held even after taking into account education, income, age and marital status.

In addition, happy individuals were more socially active, attended more religious services, voted more and read a newspaper more often than their less-chipper counterparts.

Researchers suggest that over time, television-viewing could push out other activities that do have more lasting benefits. Exercise and sex come to mind, as do parties and other forms of socialization known to have psychological benefits.

Or, maybe television is simply a refuge for people who are already unhappy.

"TV is neither judgmental nor difficult, so people with few social skills or resources for other activities can engage in it," Robinson and UM colleague Steven Martin write in the December issue of the journal Social Indicators Research.

They add, "Furthermore, chronic unhappiness can be socially and personally debilitating and can interfere with work and most social and personal activities, but even the unhappiest people can click a remote and be passively entertained by a TV."