Daily Tidbit: A Brief History of the Green Card

Information adapted from CitizenPath. The green card has changed many times since its inception in 1940 after World War II. The First Green Card (1940-1977) The Alien Registration Act of 1940 required all foreign-born persons in the U.S. 14 years of age and older to be fingerprinted and register their presence at a U.S. post office. The forms were forwarded to the Immigration and Nationalization Service (INS), … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: A Brief History of the Green Card

Daily Tidbit: Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? According to Mindful, mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. It has roots in Buddhist traditions of meditation, but research has shown mindfulness to have actual physiological benefits for our brains! UCLA has its own Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Mindfulness

Daily Word: Tautology

Define This: Tautology Defining something as itself or using a word twice in a sentence with the aim of providing deeper meaning yet failing to do so. For example, the following sentences would serve as an example of tautology. “Tautology means tautology. Simplicity is when something is simple. She was good because she was goodly.” Use it in a Sentence Prominent satirical authors use tautology as … Continue reading Daily Word: Tautology

Daily Tidbit – Quote of the Day

“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.” — Martin Luther … Continue reading Daily Tidbit – Quote of the Day