What It's Like to Be Unemployed During the Pandemic

Many Americans are finding it hard to make ends meet as their income has dwindled down to a few hundred dollars a week. While some are able to make do by tightening their belts, others are on the verge to become homeless by Christmas. There seems to be no end in sight. I am one of the few that have managed to maintain some stability. Thanks to my partner who is an essential worker. It hasn't been easy but it's better than nothing at this time. In 2019, I was set to start a freelancing role as

Anxiety & Cleaning: How Tidying Up Can Be Therapeutic

When I was a child, my mother would do this thing where she cleaned the house whenever she was upset. I always thought it was a weird way to handle your emotions. Until I started to do it too. It was very calming and relaxing to freshen up the bed and mop the floors. At the end I would light a scented candle for that extra touch. One day I was in a particularly sour mood. I went through my closet and cleaned out all of my outdated clothes, shoes, and bags. It felt nice and I could see all my cl

Depression: Mental Disorder or Social Disorder?

Now the depression is nothing new, but the rate at, which is climbing is disheartening. While technology has been beneficial for connecting with people and learning about the world outside our little bubbles, it was also caused us to disconnect from each other. Once upon a time, you could have a diverse group of friends with varying political ideas and even if you disagreed with them, your opinion about their character never changed. Now, a simple disagreement about politics is causing people to

The Daily Battle and How to Win

,Lately, I have been going through a tough time looking for more gainful employment. I do the standard application, cover letter, and follow-ups. If I do land an interview, I do my research and deal with my nervousness and body language. After several rejection letters, it can really take a toll on my self-esteem. My boyfriend, Jack,  says I need to push myself. I can admit that I can be stubborn due to being a sheltered only child. I often get frustrated by his advice until last month in March.

Grantchester Comes Back With New Season

With the end of the Downton Abbey era, many are wondering what program will become the new Masterpiece favorite. GPB is bringing back a favorite with a brand new season. On March 27, Sunday at 10PM, GPB will be airing the season 2 premiere of Grantchester. Reverend Sidney and Inspector Geordie Keating come back to solve mysteries as a mismatched team. In the season 2 premiere, Sidney is suspected of murder, along with a fellow priest, a photographer and a classmate for the victim. It is up to

World AIDS Day: Jeffrey Schmalz Narrates His Last Days

AIDS is still a devastating disease that affects millions of people around the world. In the early 80’s and 90’s, a time when even saying the word AIDS was taboo, many people lost their lives and never got a chance to tell their stories. The LGBT community was the group hit the hardest by HIV/AIDS, but coming out was also considered taboo at the time so many died in silence. Jeffrey Schmalz, a journalist for the “New York Times”, was a gay man who was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Schmalz dec

3 Reasons Why We Love Doc Martin

What is it about Dr. Martin Ellingham’s abrasive bedside manner and particular ways that keeps up coming back to watch his jaw dropping antics? For over a decade, Doc Martin has been a favorite not only of our viewers here at GPB but all over the world. The reasons why we love him are countless and we’ll get to reminisce in the must see behind the scenes special “Doc Martin: Seven Grumpy Seasons” which premieres on GPB on Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 pm. In honor of this occassion, special gue

Group addresses gambling risks

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel This week is Problem Gambling Awareness Week, and Michelle Harcrow, assistant director of health education and promotion, is helping to get the word out about the dangers of being addicted to gambling. Harcrow said even though gambling is illegal in Alabama, it’s important to take notice of a national

Sudanese ‘lost boy’ tells story of migration to U.S.

On Monday night in the Ferguson Center Theater, Victor Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, spoke about his struggles and the importance of education. / CW | Teresa Portone Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel Victor Deng is one of 4,000 young orphans who came to America in 2001 to escape from the civil war in their homeland of Sudan. Mon
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