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Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now tuition-free due to  billion gift

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is now tuition-free due to $1 billion gift

The $1 billion donation from Dr. Ruth Gottesman to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the largest ever charitable gifts to an educational institution in the United States. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The $1 billion donation from Dr. Ruth Gottesman to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the largest ever charitable gifts to an educational institution in the United States. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will no longer have to pay tuition after the school received a $1 billion donor gift. Ruth Gottesman, who is chairperson of the college’s board of trustees, made the donation using money left to her by her late husband, financier David Gottesman, who was a friend of Warren Buffett and whose company, First Manhattan Co.,was an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway, according to Forbes. Students in their fourth year at Einstein, located in the Bronx in New York City, will be reimbursed for the spring 2024 semester, and beginning …

Buy a Costco membership and get a free  gift card with this deal

Buy a Costco membership and get a free $20 gift card with this deal

Get a free $40 gift card with your new Costco membership now. StackSocial If you’re looking for ways to tighten up your budget without sacrificing the things you love, a Costco membership could be a game changer. A Costco Gold Star Membership can help you take quality and savings to a whole new level. Right now, you can unlock a year of greater value with this offer that gets you a one-year Costco Gold Star membership and a $20 Digital Costco Shop Card for only $60 — effectively cutting down the price of your membership to $40. (You can also buy the top-tier Costco Executive Gold Star membership and get a $40 gift card right now.) Costco members can find affordable household necessities, electronics, groceries, and much more. There are over 500 Costco warehouses across the US, and Costco Gold Star members can also access savings and more products online. Members can also find additional savings through Costco Services. Drop your vehicle at the Costco Tire Center to install brand-name tires on your car. And …

You need to find out the spiritual gift the Holy Spirit has given you

You need to find out the spiritual gift the Holy Spirit has given you

I remember very clearly the day, over 40 years ago now, when the Holy Spirit revealed what spiritual gift he had given me. My wife and I were living in a small, 600-square-foot, orange-colored home with a flat roof. It was our first home. I was watching an NHL hockey playoff game on a small TV that I had propped up on our kitchen counter. I can’t remember who was playing, but as I was watching the game, the Holy Spirit quickened one particular player to me and I got this distinct impression that he was going to score on his own goal. A few minutes later, this is exactly what happened. Now, scoring on one’s own goal can easily happen in a hockey game when an opposing player takes a shot and the puck deflects off a defending player into the net. But this is not what happened in this case, the defensive player was actually trying to clear the puck from in front of his team’s goalie, and so misfired the puck that …

Zendaya fawns over boyfriend Tom Holland’s ‘natural gift’

Zendaya fawns over boyfriend Tom Holland’s ‘natural gift’

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Zendaya specified another characteristic she loves about Tom Holland – his “natural gift.” The Dune star obsessed over her boyfriend during a video with BuzzFeed published on 21 February. In the outlet’s famed puppy interview segment, Zendaya opened up about the specific attribute Holland has that she appreciates and loves. When asked who she thought had the most “rizz” out of the Dune: Part Two cast, she answered: “Me. Hello?” The 27-year-old actress laughed before admitting she wasn’t sure what to say. “Rizz is short for charisma, right? Everybody’s kind of got their own,” she continued. Rather than referencing one of her co-stars, Zendaya used the Spider-Man lead as her example. “I think someone who has beautiful charisma, not on the Dune cast, but I know personally, works for me, is Mr. Tom Holland,” the former Disney Channel star noted. “I’m more shy …

Executive Order 9066 authorized Japanese detention during World War II, not gift cards for recent migrants

Executive Order 9066 authorized Japanese detention during World War II, not gift cards for recent migrants

CLAIM: President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 9066, which provides people who enter the U.S. illegally with a $5,000 Visa gift card. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Executive Order 9066 was issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, authorizing the forced removal from the West Coast of anyone deemed a threat to national security. It paved the way for the relocation and incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, including U.S.-born citizens, during World War II. The order was formally terminated in 1976 by President Gerald Ford. Immigration experts previously told The Associated Press that people who enter the U.S. illegally are not eligible for federal cash assistance, with exceptions for certain Cubans and Haitians. None of these benefits include a one-time payment of $5,000. THE FACTS: On the 82nd anniversary of the order on Monday, social media users erroneously claimed that it is a recent directive meant to aid those who cross the U.S. border illegally. “Biden’s Executive Order 9066 gives illegals a $5,000 VISA card to use as they wish,” reads one post …

Putin gives North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a Russian limo as a gift

Putin gives North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a Russian limo as a gift

Russia has stepped up ties with North Korea and other countries hostile to the United States such as Iran since the start of the war with Ukraine – relations that are a source of concern to the West. The United States has accused North Korea of supplying Russia with artillery shells and missiles used in Ukraine. Moscow and Pyongyang deny the US accusations but vowed last year to deepen military relations. The Russian-made limousine was delivered to Kim’s top aides by the Russian side on Feb 18, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said. “SPECIAL PERSONAL RELATIONS” Kim’s sister “courteously conveyed Kim Jong Un’s thanks to Putin to the Russian side, saying that the gift serves as a clear demonstration of the special personal relations between the top leaders”, KCNA reported. South Korea’s foreign ministry said it was closely monitoring the cooperation between Russia and North Korea while urging both countries to comply with UN Security Council resolutions. “Security Council sanctions on North Korea prohibit directly or indirectly supplying, selling or moving all transportation vehicles …

Gift of the gab: how to become a supercommunicator | Social etiquette

Gift of the gab: how to become a supercommunicator | Social etiquette

The trouble with communication is that we all assume we’re good at it. Occasionally, we are. A friend in need reaches out: we say just the right thing. Smiles all round. Often, we’re not. Christmas dinner: discord descends. Turkey, flung. When the journalist Charles Duhigg was tasked with managing a project at the New York Times, he was surprised to find himself struggling to connect with members of his team. As a reporter, he was speaking to people every day – he was in the very business of communication. Yet he kept having clashes. For some, it wouldn’t warrant further thought. People bicker, right? But for Duhigg, whose books The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better probe the science and psychology of everyday behaviour, social shortcomings are like catnip. As he observed these conflicts – first at work, and then at home when he’d complain fruitlessly to his wife, “My boss is a jerk… My colleagues don’t understand me…” and then bicker with her about it all over again – he became curious about …

Selena Gomez’s boyfriend, Benny Blanco, creates weird gift for Valentine’s Day

Selena Gomez’s boyfriend, Benny Blanco, creates weird gift for Valentine’s Day

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Selena Gomez’s boyfriend has taken to TikTok to reveal what he got her for Valentine’s Day. Benny Blanco started off his clip with a jar of pickles which he revealed were his girlfriend’s “favourite.” So instead of the more traditional day of love gift consisting of flowers, chocolates, and a hand-written card, Blanco decided to give the Only Murders in the Building actress fried pickles. His TikTok explained how rare Gomez’s favourite pickles are as they can only be shipped from Texas before he goes on to fry them dipping the thinly sliced pickles into a wet mixture and breadcrumbs. Blanco then dips the fried pickles in ranch as he tells his viewers, “Dip it. Ranch. Eat it, get laid. Happy Valentine’s Day.” Soon after posting the video, it went on to receive over 17 million views with many people leaving comments about the …

How to disagree better – The Atlantic

How to disagree better – The Atlantic

Our writers’ perspectives on arguing and communicating in healthier ways Damir Sagolj / Reuters February 17, 2024, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Wonder Reader, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a set of stories to spark your curiosity and fill you with delight. Sign up here to get it every Saturday morning. In the 1887 essay “Silent People as Misjudged by the Noisy,” an Atlantic contributor proposed an economical approach to talking: “As we get on in life past the period of obstreperous youth, we incline to talk less and write less, especially on the topics which we have most at heart,” the writer noted. “We are beginning to realize the uselessness of perpetually talking … If there is a thing to be said, we prefer to wait and say it only when and where it will hit something or somebody.” Many of us wish we were better at waiting to speak until we knew our words would “hit something or somebody” exactly how we want them to. But more …

Russian Media Thrilled By Biden’s LNG “Gift” To Putin

Russian Media Thrilled By Biden’s LNG “Gift” To Putin

This week, President Vladimir Putin praised President Joe Biden as a more experienced and predictable president than Donald Trump, hoping the 81yo president “with a poor memory” wins a second term. Meanwhile, Trump made remarks during a campaign rally Wednesday night in South Carolina on Putin’s comments:  “He’s just said that he would much rather have Joe Biden as president than Trump. Now that’s a compliment. A lot of people said, ‘Oh, gee, that’s too bad.’ No, no, that’s a good thing.” Democrats spent years framing Trump as ‘Putin’s puppet,’ but the actions by Biden, essentially handing over the global energy kingdom to Moscow by halting permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in Texas, is a stark reminder of why Putin prefers the elderly and weak president.  Last month, the Wall Street Journal editorial board called Biden’s LNG export license halt “an election-year gift to Russia and Iran.“ And the editorial board is out with another piece titled “Biden’s LNG ‘Gift’ to Vladimir Putin.”  This latest note by the editorial board points out how …