Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
Top talkables of the day:
Today is Red Nose Day --a program of Comic Relief to raise money for children to fight hunger, sickness, and homelessness. It's the second annual Red Nose Day, and you can buy one of the noses at your local Walgreen's Drug Store, along with assorted Red Flair, including Red Nose Day beaded necklaces, big sequin bow ties, wristbands, pens and stuff like a big red nose for your car and much more.
There's a two-hour NBC TV special on tonight, hosted by Craig Ferguson, with celebrities including CHIWETEL EJIOFOR from "12 Years a Slave," "Arrested Development's" TONY HALE, "Community's" YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, MARGOT ROBBIE, JANE LYNCH, CONNIE BRITTON, "SNL's" JAY PHARAOH and MAYIM BIALIK.
Of course, the bottom line is donations, and since Red Nose Day is part of a 501-C(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible on your income tax. Here's what your money buys:
--$1: A meal for a child living in a homeless shelter
--$5: Antibiotics to treat a child with pneumonia
--$35: An eye exam and glasses for a child in need
--$4: An anti-malarial net to protect a mother and her baby
--$5: Medical supplies for a doctor's visit on a mobile clinic
--$15: Could keep a child safe, sheltered and off the street for a week
--$7: Provides books, supplies and activities to help a child keep reading skills sharp during the summer.
Last year, Red Nose Day launched in the United States and raised more than $23-million dollars.
If you're a Millennial, you're probably still living with your parents in the basement.
That's the result of a new Pew Research Study which shows that --for the first time in more than 130 years-- more of the younger generation are likely to be living at home than with a romantic partner in their own house.
The study goes back as far as 1880 --more than 130 years.
Broken down, the study claims young men are now more likely to live with a parent than to live with a spouse or partner; young women are still more likely to be living with a spouse or romantic partner (35 percent) than they are to be living with their parent(s) (29 percent).
The study says this can be attributed to several factors:
--more women are likely to be single parents
--in many instances, the age when young men and women get married has steadily gone up
--it's harder to find that first job --so unemployed (or under-employed) young people stay with their parents to make ends meet
The study also shows that a college degree makes a difference: 36 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds who had not completed a bachelor's degree were living with their parent(s) while 46 percent of college grads were married or living with a partner.
Racial and ethnic background also plays a part: black and Hispanic young adults (36 percent for each group) lived in the home of their parent(s) in 2014. By comparison, 30 percent of white young adults lived at home.
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