The Truth About The First Amendment – Sunday Stuff Edition #32

The 32nd edition of Sunday Stuff, a weekly business, technology, and science newsletter.

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The 1st Amendment Doesn’t Say That!

A 17-minute YouTube Video by LegalEagle

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is frequently misunderstood. It prohibits Congress from passing laws that would "abridge the freedom of speech" but does not guarantee it in all circumstances. It also protects the freedom of religion, but only by prohibiting the establishment of an official state religion or limiting the free exercise of religion. The First Amendment applies to all levels of government and also protects the freedom of the press, the right to assemble peacefully, and the right to petition. Understanding what the First Amendment does and does not say is critical to appreciate its importance in protecting our most fundamental rights.

Why Top Gun Won the Oscar for Sound

A 9-minute YouTube video by Vox

The sound design in Top Gun: Maverick was exceptional, using advanced technologies like Dolby Atmos to create an immersive auditory experience that brought the film to life. The music was expertly integrated with the on-screen action, intensifying the emotional impact of each scene. The sound effects were masterfully crafted to heighten tension and excitement, resulting in an outstanding audio experience that left a lasting impression on viewers. Top Gun: Maverick is a must-see for anyone looking for an unparalleled audio experience and is a testament to the power of sound in enhancing the cinematic experience.

How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed in 36 Hours

A 7-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal

The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has prompted federal investigations and lawsuits. The reasons for the failure of the $212 billion bank are complex, with potential factors including Donald Trump’s regulation changes, risk mismanagement at the bank, and likely sharp interest rate rises. The situation has also put the Federal Reserve in a difficult position regarding whether to continue raising interest rates to manage inflation, potentially risking another collapse in the financial system.

Student Loans: Many Borrowers Are Not Financially Ready

A 5-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal

Although student loans are a common method of financing a college education, they can result in long-term financial problems for borrowers. In March 2020, the government suspended student loan payments, and since then, borrowers have not been required to make payments. However, with the possibility of resuming payments, many borrowers are not financially prepared to resume their payments.

6 Strange Units of Measurement We Still Use

A 13-minute YouTube video by SciShow

Measurement is a vital part of our daily lives, but there are some unusual units still in use today. The furlong, a medieval unit, is used to measure horse racing distances. The barleycorn, also from medieval times, is used to measure shoe size. The micromort calculates the probability of death from an activity, while the jiffy measures time in electronics and cooking. The banana equivalent dose illustrates the radiation exposure you get from a banana, while the barn describes cross-sectional areas in particle physics. Despite their strange names, these units serve a purpose in their respective fields.

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Social Media Addiction: Dangers, Prevention, and Treatment

March 6, 2023 • Social Media

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to connect with friends and family, stay updated with news and events, and even for work and business purposes. Social media can also be addictive and have bad effects on our well-being.

A Short Guide to ADHD

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ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a disorder of the brain. According to the CDC, over 3.3 million people between 12 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and the average age of diagnosis is seven years old. This article will dive into the symptoms, treatment, and outlook for teens with ADHD.

What Happens to Your Biometric Data?

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Tri-Berry Banana Smoothie

March 11, 2o23 • Treats

Packed with frozen fruits and milk of your choice, this smoothie is a great way to start your day or enjoy as a quick snack.

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Tangy Chickpea Salad Spread

March 4, 2o23 • Snacks

This awesome chickpea spread is perfect for sandwiches, burritos, wraps, and dips! With a tangy dressing of freshly squeezed lemon, Dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar, mixed with crunchy diced bell pepper, celery, and capers, all combined with mashed chickpeas, it's a quick and easy recipe perfect for a healthy and tasty lunch addition or snack.

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Scrumptious Blueberry Muffins

February 18, 2023 • Treats

These scrumptious blueberry muffins will make you happy every time you eat them! They are just as fun and easy to make as they are to eat.

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