Year: 2021

What It’s Like To Do a Weeklong Media Deprivation Exercise

After recently leaving my job of nine years at a media outlet and moving across the country, I found myself seeking wisdom, guidance, and a general reset to how I approach life. So I decided to read The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. The 1992 book by Julia Cameron functions as a 12-week self-guided course in “discovering and recovering your creative self.”

With more than four million copies sold and endorsements from the likes of Alicia Keys, productivity expert Tim Ferriss, and Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, I felt great about subscribing to its exercises that accompany each chapter. But, I found chapter four’s to be the most intensive, illuminating, and inspiring: “reading deprivation,” which, since the dawn of the internet, Cameron has updated to “media deprivation.” What it entails is no reading, movies, TV, podcasts, or social media. No content. Of any

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‘I cannot put a paycheck over principle’ [Video]

Allison Williams is departing ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The 37-year-old college football and basketball reporter joined the network in 2011.

“I have been denied my request for accommodation by ESPN and The Walt Disney Company” Williams began in a video posted to Instagram. “Effective next week, I will be separated from the company.”

The Walt Disney Company, which co-owns ESPN, announced in July that salaried and nonunion hourly U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated in order to return to work. Williams previously said she doesn’t want to get the vaccine while she and her husband try for a second child. (Major ob-gyn and fertility organizations support the vaccine.)

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she's leaving ESPN over the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she’s leaving ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams went on to explain she believes women who say they’ve had no fertility issues after getting the vaccine, as

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Aaron Rodgers was caught on a microphone yelling ‘I still own you!’ at Bears fans during latest dominant win

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after a win over the Chicago Bears.

Aaron Rodgers. Quinn Harris/Getty Images

  • Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears.

  • At least, that’s what he told Bears fans after scoring the game-sealing touchdown on Sunday.

  • With a 22-5 career record against the Bears, he’s not wrong.

The Green Bay Packers may be the only publicly owned team in football, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers is diversifying his investments.

With just over four minutes left in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, Rodgers scrambled for a six-yard rushing touchdown to put the Packers ahead 24-14, all but sealing the win for visiting Green Bay.

As boos rained down from the Chicago crowd, Rodgers jeered in response, which was caught on camera by the broadcast.

“All my f—ing life, I own you,” Rodgers shouted as his teammates surrounded him in the end zone. “I still own you. I still own you.”

After the game, Rodgers joked about his comment.

“Sometimes you

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Paul Finebaum Rips 1 Major Fan Base For Saturday Behavior

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 07 SEC Championship Game

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 07 SEC Championship Game

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum went off on Tennessee fans for their behavior at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.

Tennessee lost to Ole Miss, 31-26, in Lane Kiffin’s homecoming game on Saturday night.

Volunteers fans lost their cool late in the fourth quarter. The game had to be stopped when Tennessee fans threw countless objects onto the field, including golf balls. Ole Miss players and coaches had to leave their sideline, while Tennessee’s cheerleaders and band were escorted off the field for safety.

A Tennessee fan then threw a water bottle at Kiffin as he left the field following the game. Kiffin, in pretty epic fashion, caught the water bottle with one hand.

Finebaum was disgusted with his alma mater’s behavior.

“I thought it was classless and unconscionable behavior,” Finebaum said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “It was an absolute disgrace. And I

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