Yola Releases Charity Song “Hold On” Featuring Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, More [Listen]

first_imgOn Friday. Yola released “Hold On”, a star-studded fundraising single featuring members of The Highwomen including Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby on backing vocals, Sheryl Crow on piano, and Jason Isbell on electric guitar. A portion of the proceeds from “Hold On” will go to benefit MusiCares and National Bailout Collective.The song, penned by Yola, was recorded during The Highwomen’s sessions at RCA’s Studio A and was produced by David Cobb, who also plays acoustic guitar on the track.Related: The Highwomen Return To ‘The Tonight Show’ For Virtual “Crowded Table” Performance [Video]Though it features an all-star cast of musicians, “Hold On” is something uniquely personal to Yola. The inspiration for the song’s lyrics comes from conversations the singer, born Yolanda Quartey, had with her mother while growing up. These conversations are all too familiar to any person of color who has raised a child, as her mother explained to her the systematic racial oppression that she would face growing up as a Black woman.“‘Hold On’ is a conversation between me and the next generation of young black girls,” Yola said in a press release. “My mother’s advice would always stress caution, that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that my black female role models on TV are probably having a hard time. She warned me that I should rethink my calling to be a writer and a singer…. but to me that was all the more reason I should take up this space. ‘Hold On’ is asking the next gen to take up space, to be visible and to show what it looks to be young, gifted and black.”Listen to the latest Yola single “Hold On”, featuring a slew of special guests.Yola – “Hold On”[Video: Various Topics – Topic]“Hold On” LyricsMama said to me hold onYou gotta be wise, hold onMomentary dreams can be goldOr water thru your fingersYou can’t holdBaby hold on to the things that you loveShow me who it is that you areNever let that feeling goLet it showMama said to me stay boldNo matter what they tell you girl, stay boldEveryone that seems alrightHas a soul that’s hurting,Deep insideHold on to the things that you loveTell me who it is that you areNever let that feeling goLet it showMama said to me hold onYou gotta be wise, hold onMomentary dreams can be goldOr water thru your fingersYou can’t holdHold onView Lyricslast_img read more

Study suggests pupil size could be linked to intelligence

first_imgPinterest Share on Facebook LinkedIn 512 people took part in a series of studies conducted by Jason Tsukahara, Tyler Harrison & Randall Engle (Gerogia Institute of Technology), that investigated the relationship between resting pupil size and working memory (part of short term memory associated with immediate processing) capacity and fluid intelligence (the ability to think abstractly and problem solve). Pupils were measured by eye tracking units whilst participants carried out tasks relating to memory and fluid intelligence.The results of the studies revealed that there are huge differences in resting pupil size in individuals with high cognitive ability compared to those with low cognitive ability. In some cases these differences were even visible to the naked eye. Additionally, differences in pupil size are maintained even when people are doing a task that requires mental exertion. Even factors like age and drug abuse (which are related to pupil size) did not account for the relationship between fluid intelligence and resting pupil size, meaning that determining resting pupil size could be an effective measure of an individual’s intelligence and cognitive capacity.Although the findings of this study show that resting pupil size has the potential to help us understand mental processing, the authors state that ‘baseline pupil size is only reasonably formed speculation’. This means that further research is needed to fully understand the individual differences in resting pupil size. Emailcenter_img Share Share on Twitter Resting pupil size could be a predictor of cognitive ability in humans, according to a study recently published in Cognitive Psychology.It is established that pupil size reflects more than simply the amount of light entering the eye. However, it was previously thought that pupil size was too crude a measure of brain activity. More recently though, the discovery that activity in an area of the brain known as the locus coeruleus results in changes to pupil size has opened the possibility that pupil size could be a useful indicator of neural processing.The locus coeruleus is a part of the brainstem with connections across the rest of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, which plays a crucial role in cognitive abilities such as memory and intelligence. The locus coeruleus is the main source of neurotransmitter, norepinephrine in the central nervous system, which amongst other things regulates cognitive activity in areas such as the prefrontal cortex. Therefore, it is possible that pupil size may actually be a valuable reflection of neural activity which can be used to determine differences in cognitive ability in humans.last_img read more

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell pushes Obamacare in Miami

first_imgHealth and Human Resources Secretary Sylvia Burwell Health and Human Resources Secretary Sylvia Burwell was in Miami on Wednesday as part of a local campaign to boost Florida enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange.Burwell toured an enrollment center at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus and met with South Florida healthcare leaders.  She also held a press conference where she introduced a Miami small business owner currently is under the ACA insurance exchange who pays only a small fee per month.Burwell also repeated slogans about the “affordability” of health plans sold on the exchange and spoke to how simple and easy enrollment has become with new user-friendly features, such as an “out-of-pocket cost estimator” tool that debuted this year on healthcare.gov to help consumers estimate their plan deductibles, co-payments and other expenses.Reports estimate that over one million Floridians eligible for the program remain uninsured.last_img read more

West Florida’s Season Comes to an Close in the NCAA Tournament

first_imgNCAA Interactive Bracket Men: https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/tennis-men/d2/2019May, 22 2019ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The No. 7 ranked UWF men’s tennis team’s season comes to an end in the NCAA DII Quarterfinals at Nationals. The Argos faced off against No. 1 Barry and the Buccaneers came out on top today 4-0 and will head onto the NCAA DII Men’s Tennis Semifinals to face Hawaii Pacific.The Argos were head-to-head with the Buccs in doubles, taking the lead early in all the matches. As they continued, three doubles finished first with Carlos Gomez and Vivien Versier defeating Lucas Sanchez and Juan Cabrera 6-2. Following them was a well fought battle at two doubles where Juan Motta and Pedro Cordeiro lost 6-3 to Alejandro Gallego and Filip Zupancic No. 25 doubles duo Serdar Bojadjiev and Vitinho Galvao’s match was left unfinished as they were winning 5-2 over #7 Pierre Montrieul and Blake Bayldon.In singles, Barry won at five, three, then six to win the match. Finishing first was five singles where Pedro Cordeiro lost 6-0, 6-1 to #75 Vivien Versier. Following him was Lucas Sanchez who lost to #29 Carlos Gomez 6-4, 6-2. For the clinching win for Barry, #46 Daniel Ventura defeated Vitinho Galvao 6-4, 6-1. The Argos end their season ranked No. 7 in the latest Oracle/ITA National DII rankings. Serdar Bojadjiev is ranked No. 5 in singles, followed by Juan Motta at No. 41 and Juan Cabrera at No. 74. Doubles duo Serdar Bojadjiev and Vitinho Galvao end ranked No. 25 in the latest rankings after being previously ranked No. 46 the week before. This is the Argos third consecutive season with a 20 plus winning record and their fourth Quarterfinals finish under Head Coach Derrick Racine. The Argos have made it to the NCAA Tournament six time out of the past 10 years.  To keep up with the Men’s Tennis team and for more information you can follow the Argos on Instagram @uwfmenstennis and on Twitter @TennisUwf.#GoArgosPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more