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UPS Set To Use Artificial Intelligence To Combat Package Theft

Texas UPS Workers Accused Of Trafficking Cocaine In Packages

UPS is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to combat the issue of package theft by “porch pirates” while also assisting customers in receiving their intended purchases. The organization employs a system created by UPS Capital known as DeliveryDefense. The system leverages AI and machine learning to produce a delivery …

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Uber Eats Will Start Accepting SNAP Benefits In 2024

Uber Eats Launches New Feature That Allows Users To Track Orders Through Alexa

Starting in 2024, Uber Eats will be eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for the delivery of groceries. In a blog post released on Wednesday, Uber announced that individuals can utilize their SNAP benefits through the Uber Eats application. “We know that online food delivery can have …

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Jermaine Dupri Says He Created “Making It Rain” In Strip Clubs

Jermaine Dupri Says He Created "Making It Rain" In Strip Clubs

Jermaine Dupri is making it known as the first rapper to make it rain. The producer appeared on Thursday’s episode of “The Estelle Show,” revealing that he was the first person to start the widespread strip club ritual. Dupri reminisced about taking Talib Kweli to Magic City for the first …

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FDA Considers Artificial Wombs as Potential Lifesavers for Premature Babies

FDA Considers Artificial Wombs as Potential Lifesavers for Premature Babies

On Wednesday, the FDA met to discuss the concept of artificial wombs, which simulate a womb-like environment for premature babies, potentially aiding their survival by providing nutrients and medications through umbilical cord-like connections. Artificial wombs offer the possibility of providing an environment for extremely premature infants born before 28 weeks …

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Nick Cannon Recalls Mariah Carey Saved His Life Prior To His Lupus Diagnosis: “I’d Lay Down My Life For Her, Even Today” [Video]

Nick Cannon praises his former spouse, Mariah Carey, and claims that she rescued him during a critical moment in his life.

In an interview on The Diary of a CEO, the television producer shared that the singer was with him when he blacked out after a jog. Cannon clarified that this incident occurred prior to his official diagnosis of lupus, leaving him uncertain about the cause. Nevertheless, he sensed that something was awry as he found himself unconscious in the bathroom.

“Mariah came in and found me,” he said. “And they rushed me to the ER in Aspen… I didn’t think it was that bad because I had just got back from jogging in Aspen. So they’re like, ‘He probably has altitude sickness.’ I was just dehydrated so that was the narrative we were going with. But the longer I was in the hospital [the doctors] were like, ‘Oh, maybe he has a kidney stone because there’s something going on back there.’ And I was like, ‘No, it wasn’t a kidney stone.’”

Cannon added, “But I think that’s what you do when you find a help-mate. When you find someone that you’re in matrimony with. I went hard for her, and I’d still go hard for her. I’d lay down my life for her, even today.”

The Wild ‘N Out host has previously expressed his affection for all of his children’s mothers, with whom he has fathered 12 children. However, he has consistently regarded Carey as the one true love of his life.

“Like the greatest? I mean, I always talk about that,” Cannon said of the Grammy-winning singer. “Then it goes viral, and our fans get mad at me. But I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and that becomes my wife. And the fact that she’s the coolest person I ever met.”

He continued, “She’s just always happy, always doing for others. No matter what’s happening in life. I’m like, ‘Wow, a person can really operate like that and don’t allow negative energy into they space’ … When I found that out about how remarkable she was, that woman is not human. She’s a gift from God.”

UPS Set To Use Artificial Intelligence To Combat Package Theft

UPS is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to combat the issue of package theft by “porch pirates” while also assisting customers in receiving their intended purchases.

The organization employs a system created by UPS Capital known as DeliveryDefense. The system leverages AI and machine learning to produce a delivery risk evaluation. This evaluation is derived from a comprehensive dataset comprising two years’ worth of UPS delivery data, historical loss trends, and specific address attributes.

Additionally, it generates a rating that retailers can utilize to suggest the optimal delivery method. Also, guaranteeing the successful arrival of a package at its designated location.

DeliveryDefense taps into UPS’s extensive historical delivery data, encompassing billions of data points, to create a “Delivery Confidence Score.” This score ranges from 1 to 1,000 and serves as an indicator of the probability of a successful delivery.

When an address receives a low score, the merchant has the option to suggest alternative delivery methods to the consumer. These alternatives might include in-store pickup or delivery to a UPS Access Point, which can be conveniently found in various retail locations or UPS Stores.

Package theft has become an increasing concern for consumers, as indicated by a study conducted by According to their findings, approximately 49 million Americans experienced theft of at least one package within 12 months. The typical value of the stolen items amounted to $50. In conclusion, based on incident frequencies and average losses, this translated to a staggering $2.4 billion worth of stolen goods in the past year.

Tems Seemingly Responds to Rumors That She’s Pregnant By Future

Music artist Tems has seemingly responded to the rumor that she is pregnant by rapper Future.

The rumor began circulating after a video of Tems captured her outside of the Burberry Summer 2024 Show in London. In the clip, Tems had on layers of clothes and held a jacket over her stomach.

Social media went wild with posts, spreading the rumor that she was pregnant. It got so wild that Tems seemed to respond.

“In conclusion, you people are all mad!!!” Tems posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The selfie that accompanied the post was of hers watching her phone and looking at the rumors.

People may have been wrong on this one.

Gisele Bundchen Admits She Contemplated Jumping From A Window During Her Marriage To Tom Brady [Video]

Even though Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen seemingly had a perfect marriage, the model is in a happier chapter post-divorce.

This week, a clip for her upcoming interview with CBS News Sunday Morning surfaced, and Bundchen is opening up about her marriage to the NFL star. The two were together for 16 years and were married for 13 when their divorce was finalized in 2022. Bundchen says she felt that even though she wanted her marriage to work, she was merely “surviving” with Brady, and now, as a single woman, she is “living, which is different.”

Bundchen was one of the fashion industry’s top models when she began dating Brady. She has graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and Elle, to name a few. However, once she settled into family life with Brady, Bundchen took a step back from the modeling world. While Bundchen seemed willing to put her career on hold, sources reported that Brady’s refusal to retire impacted the couple. He announced his retirement in 2022 before quickly withdrawing his decision. This was rumored to be a major pitfall for the relationship. He has since retired from football for good. It’s unclear if the now 43-year-old mom will discuss this in the interview’s entirety, but in the clip, she did admit to host Lee Cowan that she was struggling at times in the relationship and even considered “jumping” from a window of her ninth-floor home.

Even though Bundchen says she and Brady grew apart with time, she still wishes him the best. The full interview is set to air on Sunday, September 24th, on CBS and Paramount+.

Uber Eats Will Start Accepting SNAP Benefits In 2024

Starting in 2024, Uber Eats will be eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for the delivery of groceries.

In a blog post released on Wednesday, Uber announced that individuals can utilize their SNAP benefits through the Uber Eats application.

“We know that online food delivery can have a meaningful impact in reducing barriers to fresh groceries, especially for the most vulnerable–including people living in food deserts, seniors, and those facing disabilities or transportation barriers. Helping to improve access to quality food is incredibly important to our work at Uber and we’re proud to use Uber’s technology and extensive local delivery networks to offer SNAP recipients the ability to use their benefits to access fresh groceries conveniently from our app in 2024,” the company said.

Additionally, the company revealed its collaboration with specific healthcare plans to expand the array of payment options available for grocery orders.

“We are working with Managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans to support benefits that help members stay healthy, like accepting FSA Cards, Flex Cards, and relevant waiver payments on Uber,” the post added. “Select payment methods will be ready in 2024. This is yet another way we are simplifying how people can access healthy foods and connect with their local grocers in new ways.”

Uber has also disclosed that a forthcoming “AI assistant” will be accessible to customers later this year.

“Discover and order anything with ease with the launch of a new AI-powered conversational shopping experience. Later this year, consumers can chat with the AI assistant to explore new dishes and cuisines, find deals on popular restaurants, and easily reorder favorite meals to help save money and time. Soon, AI assistant will also make it easy for consumers to meal plan, find sales on grocery items, and quickly order ingredients for their favorite recipes while sticking to a budget,” the post states.

BeyHive Helps Fan Attend Beyoncé’s Renaissance Show After Airline Couldn’t Accommodate His Wheelchair [Video]

TikTok users heard what happened to a fan who missed a Beyoncé show after an airline said it could not accommodate his electric wheelchair and went to Werk!

Jon Hetherington, a die-hard fan of the singer missed the Renaissance Tour in Seattle. What made it even worse was he had waited 25 years for the day.

Hetherington, 34 donned in Beyonce gear, had arranged for a ride to the airport, but was devastated when he got to the gate at the airport last Thursday and was told Alaska Airlines could not accommodate the electric wheelchair Mr. Hetherington, who has cerebral palsy, relies on to get around.

The crew tried to get him on another flight that could accommodate his wheelchair, but the only one available would get him there 12 hours too late.

“This is a systemic issue, this is ableism, this is what I’ve dealt with my whole life,” Mr. Hetherington said in an interview. “I was demoralized by the whole thing.”

He then posted a video on social media detailing the incident, and that’s when the BeyHive stepped up for him. They tagged the singer and her management company to bring it to Beyoncé’s attention.

Hetherington was given a ticket to see Queen Bey on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas after representatives for her contacted him. They also got him a flight.

“I’m really grateful and very much appreciate that this is all happening,” he said. When it comes to making spaces more accessible, he said, “I hope people will actually engage with this stuff and not just let it go. That’s what’s important to me.”

“We have not built our society or this country in a way that is fully inclusive,” he said. “Day to day, we’re kind of ignored and invisible,” he said, referring to people with disabilities.

Notably, gate attendants tried to help Hetherington into an airport wheelchair, but were unsuccessful. He also credited them for being kind and helpful. The airline did agree to refund him for his flight.

“We feel terrible about our guest’s travel experience with us,” the airline said in a statement. “We’re always aiming to do better as we encounter situations such as this one.”

“Beyhive, you made this happen,” he posted to Instagram. “You pushed and tagged like the internet has never seen. Tonight, for the first time ever, I had a seat on the floor for a concert. Welcome to the RENAISSANCE.”

Jermaine Dupri Says He Created “Making It Rain” In Strip Clubs

Jermaine Dupri is making it known as the first rapper to make it rain.

The producer appeared on Thursday’s episode of The Estelle Show,” revealing that he was the first person to start the widespread strip club ritual. Dupri reminisced about taking Talib Kweli to Magic City for the first time with his former girlfriend, Janet Jackson. While in the renowned club, the trio began tossing cash in the air, which was something Dupri initially introduced in his “Money Ain’t A Thang” music video alongside Jay-Z.

“I actually was the person who created this because I did this first in the ‘Money Ain’t A Thing’ video. Me and JAY-Z are in the car throwing money throughout the whole video. That became my thing with that song. That became my thing going into these strip clubs,” he explained to host and singer Estelle.

According to the Grammy-nominated producer, the concept of pitching money in the air and allowing it to “rain” down was not immediately accepted. Even the exotic dancers weren’t fond of picking the money up once it hit the floor. However, Durpri says he took the “throwing money” move to several clubs, and it eventually caught on.

Fast forward to today, throwing money in strip clubs has become the standard. Countless records mention Dupri’s innovation. Travis Porter made an entire hit record out of the notion, titled “Make It Rain,” which was certified gold. Fat Joe and Lil Wayne also released a money-throwing anthem of the same name, with their version going platinum. According to the Atlanta-bred songwriter, everyone who has benefitted from the practice has him to thank.

“This is just my confirmation of me saying, ‘I know that I was the first person doing this,'” Dupri reiterated.

Chrisean Rock Says She Will “Tighten Up” After Viral Video Show Newborn’s Head Unsupported in Walmart [Video]

Chrisean Rock says she will improve her parenting but questions why a bystander would record her viral Walmart moment instead of assisting her. 

The rapper was slammed online after a video showed her shopping with her newborn son in a carrier strapped to her chest with no support for the baby’s neck and back. Many people, including her child’s father, Blueface, questioned why Rock was not properly carrying the infant, who was born on September 3rd. 

However, Rock says while she realizes she made a mistake, someone should have advised her on the correct way to carry her son. 

“Instead of that lady recording me, she could have just helped me,” she said during an Instagram Live session, adding, “This mommy sh** is cool, but your mind is racing.”

Since giving birth, Rock has endured mounting backlash on social media, who accused her of being unfit. Fans pointed out that she attended a football game days after having her son. Blueface has likely been Rock’s biggest critic of them all, even threatening to take the baby boy and raise him with his first baby’s mother, Jaidyn Alexis. He has also lashed out at Rock for naming their son after herself, which she now considers changing. After the Walmart video, he did send kind words to Rock, asking fans to encourage the new mom instead of bashing her. Even with questions surrounding her actions, the former track runner says she will do better as a mother.

“I’m still learning. I love my baby. He’s a good baby. I’m a tighten-up, straight up…everybody makes mistakes,” she shared.

The Baller Alert Show: Ep. 274 – Asia Nae Talks Stripping, Music and Dating

Welcome to another episode of the Baller Alert Show, available everywhere you get your podcast. On this episode, the cast is joined by Asia Nae to discuss Tory Lanez, Ashanti & Nelly and Asia Nae’s journey to becoming a rapper.


“Did you all see that surveillance footage of TSA taking that man’s money out of his wallet?” asked OCT.

“How much are you all paying them people at TSA? Y’all not paying them enough if they steal people’s money,” asked BT.

The cast shared their stories of being checked at TSA and feeling uncomfortable.

“Tory Lanez’s motion of appeal for the Megan thee Stallion case was denied,” shared OCT.

“He’s not going to do ten years. He’ll probably do seven years,” said BT.

“Megan is getting a lot of slander,” said BT.

“Can we just leave Megan alone about this Tory thing anyway?” asked Ferrari. “She’s in a great space mentally.”

Love Vs. Money

On this episode, the cast discussed whether Ashanti and Nelly are together for love or money. 

“This is definitely love guys. This is a spunt block. He went outside the city limits and realized home is with Ashanti,” said Ferrari.

“I really think these two will continue to love on each other and start making out in front of everybody,” said Ferrari.

 “I do hope this lasts forever,” said OCT.

Pocket Watching

On this episode of Pocket Watching, the cast discussed Edwin Castro, who won $2.4 billion.

“This man bought four mansions. He’s probably building a real estate portfolio,” said BT.

“Even if he paid cash on these houses, it’s taxes on these houses,” said Ferrari.

The cast agreed that it wasn’t a smart purchase.

Asia Nae

“Where is Asia Nae from?” asked Ferrari.

“I was born in Maryland but moved to Atlanta as a baby. I don’t even rep Maryland at all,” said Asia Nae.

“How long have you been doing music?” asked Ferrari.

“When I first started rapping, I was dating a rapper. I used to be in the studio with him, and I’ll be coming up with words he should be saying. My little brother was making beats, and I started doing little voice memos on my phone. I went into the studio and started investing all my money into it,” said Asia Nae.

Asia Nae shared where the Mermaid Gang came from.

‘My sister watches all of my interviews, and she can’t wait to hear me tell the story of how she came up with the name. She started calling us mermaids. We used to call each other Powerpuff girls, Cheetah Girls, so she just started calling us Mermaids,” said Asia Nae.

“I’ve never seen Asia Nae dating anybody,” said Ferrari. “Is that never going to happen?”

“I like my men exclusive. Everybody got somebody,” said Asia Nae.

“Are you guys smashing on each other?” asked Asia Nae.

“Occasionally,” said Asia Nae.

“What do you have going on right now?” asked OCT.

Asia Nae shared that she has a fun song out and a visual.

“I’m opening up for Fredo Bang’s this Saturday,” said Asia Nae.

Baller Mail

“Dear Baller Alert,

My lady low-key hurt my feelings with a low blow during an argument. I mentioned it to her, and she called me soft. Now, I don’t want to share my feelings with her. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for our relationship?”

“Man, grow the hell up,” said BT. ” That’s lil tinder.”

“Sassy,” said Asia Nae.

“You gotta grow up and learn how to express yourself. You all going to hurt each other again,” said BT.

“When men let their guard down with a woman, they are in love,” said Ferrari. “For him to say that, it’s a little deep. Maybe she’s projecting some other shit on her.”


FDA Considers Artificial Wombs as Potential Lifesavers for Premature Babies

On Wednesday, the FDA met to discuss the concept of artificial wombs, which simulate a womb-like environment for premature babies, potentially aiding their survival by providing nutrients and medications through umbilical cord-like connections.

Artificial wombs offer the possibility of providing an environment for extremely premature infants born before 28 weeks of gestation, allowing them to grow and develop as if they were still in the womb. While current incubators help regulate temperature, they cannot replicate the womb’s exact conditions.

“It’s an amazing first step to potentially extending viability and improving morbidity and mortality outcomes for our preterm newborns,” said Dr. Shaliz Pourkaviani, a New York City-based board-certified neonatologist.

The use of artificial wombs for premature babies has been tested in animals, but there are numerous complexities to address before human trials can be considered.

During a two-day meeting, FDA advisers discussed the potential structure of human trials and the intricate medical factors that need to be considered in this emerging field of technology.

Artificial womb technology has the potential to be a critical advancement in saving the lives of premature babies. Prematurity, defined as birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy, affects 1 in 10 babies in the United States, making this technology an important area of research and development.

Premature birth increases the risk of death or complications, accounting for 16% of infant deaths. It can also result in developmental challenges for vital organs like the lungs, intestines, and brain.

FDA advisers emphasized the need to address ethical considerations before conducting human trials on artificial wombs, including the medical principle of “do no harm.”

“We as neonatologists want to support life and minimize pain and suffering in the process,” said Pourkavian. “The unknowns, such as if this will be painful and do the benefits outweigh the potential risks, raise many concerns.”

Ethical concerns related to artificial wombs include the long-term consequences, like potential complications from materials used, and the redefinition of “viable pregnancy” and survivability standards in pregnancy.

“Accepted gestational age for viability used to historically be accepted as 23 weeks and (weighing) above 500 grams,” Pourkaviani said. “However, over the last few years, there has been a push to extend this as low as 22 weeks.”

However, Artificial wombs hold groundbreaking potential despite the challenges they may pose.

“This will be groundbreaking in our field of neonatology,” she said. “Premature babies who otherwise would have not had an opportunity to grow and develop in extrauterine conditions have a chance of survival.”

Lizzo Receives Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award: I’m Going to Continue to Amplify the Voices of Marginalized People” [Video]

Despite a growing list of legal disputes with past employees, Lizzo was honored with the Black Music Action Coalition’s Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award.

Per Billboard, the “Good As Hell” singer received her award Thursday night during the BMAC Gala, which was held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Lizzo’s advocacy work with the LGBTQIA+ community and Planned Parenthood was highlighted during the evening. Though she has long spoken out for such causes, the 35-year-old has been under fire for creating a toxic environment for her dancers and other employees, which goes against much of the positive message she preaches. During her acceptance speech, Lizzo didn’t address her lawsuits, but she did express her appreciation for the award arriving at such a tumultuous time.

“Black Music Action Coalition, y’all really are about that action. Thank you so much for this, because I needed this right now. God’s timing is always on time. I didn’t write a speech because I don’t know what to say in times like these,” Lizzo shared on stage, fighting back tears.

“It’s easy to do the right thing when everybody’s watching you and it’s what you do in those moments where nobody’s watching that defines who you are,” she continued. “I’m going to continue to amplify the voices of marginalized people … And I’m going to continue to put on and represent and create safe spaces for Black, fat women because that’s what the f*** I do.”

Just hours before her big night, Lizzo and her team were hit with another lawsuit from a wardrobe stylist, Asha Daniels, who claimed she experienced racism, sexually inappropriate comments, and fatphobia while touring with Lizzo. She is being represented by Ron Zambrano, who also assists her former dancers, Noelle Rodriguez, Crystal Williams, and Arianna Davis. They also accused the singer of not paying them fairly, lashing out at them for various unjust reasons, and also subjecting them to sexual remarks. Lizzo has denied the allegations.

Dwyane Wade Considered Ending Relationship With Gabrielle Union To Avoid Revealing He Fathered A Child With Another Woman

Dwyane Wade opened up about the difficulty of telling Gabrielle Union that he had a baby on the way during an interview with Shannon Sharpe.

As you know, the retired NBA Hall of Famer welcomed his 9-year-old son Xavier with Aja Metoyer in 2013.

“The whole situation is scary enough,” Dwyane said. “One, you’re a public figure. Then, you know that it’s going to hurt someone that you’ve been building a relationship with and a life with.”

He revealed that he told Union about the baby before it became public and expressed gratitude for her support during that challenging period in his life.

“We were in the playoffs, I think going into the finals or whatever game that was. It was a rough time for me. You got a lot on your mind. You’re keeping something from someone you love, and it’s heavy.”

“At night, when it gets quiet, and it’s just you and your thoughts…those thoughts get loud. It gets loud in your mind. So, yeah, [I told her] way before.”

Wade confessed that he tried to “pussyfoot” around the situation, even contemplating a breakup to avoid telling Gabrielle about the baby, but she was determined to stand by him.

At one point, Gabrielle also opened up about the infidelities in a personal essay for Time.

She said, “It should go without saying that we were not in a good place at the time that child was conceived. But we were doing much better when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people — strangers I will never meet — who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untold amounts of therapy, I am not sure I have them now.”

Wade added that he and Gabrielle have had several discussions about the situation, involving “shouting matches” and therapy sessions. He acknowledged that this is an ongoing process, and no amount of time or apologies can erase the pain it caused both Gabrielle and his son.

“When it comes to my son, that’s hard for him. It’s going to always be there. He’s done nothing. It’s a stain that’s on him for no reason.”

“We’re adults. Either we’re going to get through it or we ain’t going to get through it, but this is a young kid who already has a negative impact next to his name. He hasn’t even had a chance to accomplish something, and he already has a negative next to his name because of how he was brought into this world.”

In the end, Dwyane expressed his enduring love for his wife and children, appreciating both the positive and the more challenging aspects of his life.


Biden Forgives $37 Million in Student Loan Debt for University of Phoenix Graduates

The Biden administration is canceling $37 million in federal student loan debt for over 1,200 University of Phoenix borrowers because the school misled them about job prospects. This is a more targeted approach to student debt forgiveness after the Supreme Court blocked a broader program.

In August, the Department of Education canceled $72 million in federal student loan debt for over 2,300 borrowers who attended Ashford University due to similar concerns about deceptive practices.

Since 2021, the Biden administration has canceled over $117 billion of the approximately $1.7 trillion in outstanding federal student loan debt.

Former University of Phoenix students who attended between September 2012 and December 2014 and applied for loan forgiveness under the borrower defense to repayment program are now eligible for debt relief due to allegations of college deception or fraud.

The Department of Education discovered that the University of Phoenix made false claims about partnerships with numerous corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, offering students hiring advantages, building upon an FTC investigation.

In 2019, the University of Phoenix reached a settlement agreement with the FTC regarding similar claims, although the university did not admit to or deny any allegations at that time.

“The University of Phoenix brazenly deceived prospective students with false ads to get them to enroll,” said Federal Student Aid chief operating officer Richard Cordray.

“Students who trusted the school and wanted to better their lives through education ended up with mounds of debt and useless degrees,” he added.

Earlier this week, The University of Phoenix issued a statement refuting the government’s findings and emphasizing that the school admitted no wrongdoing when settling with the FTC in 2019.

“We respectfully, but adamantly disagree with the U.S. Department of Education’s allegations related to the Dec. 2019 University of Phoenix settlement with the Federal Trade Commission,” it said.

“While the University is not against relief for borrowers who have valid claims, we intend to vigorously challenge each frivolous allegation and suspicious claim through every available legal avenue.”

Eligible borrowers will be notified in early October about the approval of their debt relief applications. Student loan servicers will put their loans in forbearance until the debt is canceled, and these borrowers won’t need to make payments, even after the pandemic-related loan payment freeze ends in October.

Former University of Phoenix students who believe they were affected during those years can apply for student debt relief under the borrower defense program on the Federal Student Aid website.

The Biden administration has simplified the process for federal student loan forgiveness through various existing programs, including expanding eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and initiating a one-time account adjustment for borrowers who have been making payments for at least 20 years.


Amazon’s Prime Video Will Feature Limited Ads Starting 2024

Well, get ready for some commercials. On Friday, Amazon announced it will no longer be ad-free. Starting in 2024 (no exact date disclosed), the company’s streaming service will add commercials.

Next year, Prime Video service will feature limited ads. The company said the ad tier will be the default option for Amazon Prime memberships, along with free shipping, Amazon Music, and other perks, The Hollywood Reporter reported, adding that the company said the price for a regular subscription will not go up. But if watching TV without commercials is your thing, be prepared to pay the $2.99 per month upcharge to keep that luxury with the platform.

Ads aren’t new to streaming platforms. Netflix, Disney+, and Warner Bros. Discovery Max have also switched sides to increase their revenue streams through advertisement. Other popular streaming services like Hulu and Peacock have had commercials from the beginning.

Still, Amazon vows to have “meaningfully fewer” commercials compared to linear TV, the outlet added. By adding on ads, the company will be able to keep investing in programming, notably live sports programming like NFL Thursday NightFootball, which runs up to $1 billion per year.

Viewers in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Germany can expect to see commercials rolling out early next year. And those in Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, and Australia later in 2024.

Uncle Shay Shay and Chad Ochocinco’s ‘NightCap’ Podcast is the Sports Show We Didn’t Know We Needed

After leaving Fox Sports‘ “Undisputed,” Shannon Sharpe decided to work smarter, not harder. He has since teamed up with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s “First Take,” appearing twice a week while dedicating the rest of his week to his widely-followed ‘Club Shay Shay’ podcast. Initially, he had one podcast, but Shannon has recently expanded his content portfolio by introducing a new weekly show on Sundays with former NFL player Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson and it has been well worth the watch.

After the lengthy NFL slate every week, Uncle Shay and Ochocinco catch up on every game and the most impactful moments from the day with the new show, “Nightcap with Unc and Ocho.” It’s a football-based podcast that has multiple pockets. With Chad Ochocinco being a self-proclaimed frugal person and Shannon often being the opposite, conversations with this duo continue to get funnier and funnier every episode.

Check out the hilarity they immerse themselves in week by week below.

And be sure to catch the guys on Sunday evenings on the Shay Shay YouTube channel.