The words and wisdom of the late beloved missionary, author, and speakerElisabeth Elliot are set to inspire a new generation toward the depths of God’s heart through the upcoming release of her never-before-published devotional, Heart of God: 31 Days to Discover God’s Love for You (DaySpring, September 20, 2022).
This beautiful devotional invites readers to embark on a 31-day journey of learning to see God’s character, intentions, and plan for their lives (and the world). Heart of Godencourages readers to recognize the compassionate hand of God in every circumstance, even suffering, and encounter the mystery and joy of unfolding the infinite layers of His unprecedented love for us.
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Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015) was a missionary, author, and speaker whose first husband, Jim Elliot, was speared to death along with four other missionaries when attempting to bring the gospel to the Auca (now Waodani) tribe of eastern Ecuador. In an act of forgiveness and courage, Elisabeth, and her young daughter, spent two years living with the tribe that killed her husband. When she returned to the US, Elisabeth spent the next four decades telling her story, in addition to writing over 20 books. Her many writings and talks explore topics like God’s love and mercy, persevering through suffering, and embracing God’s purpose for one’s life. For more on this remarkable woman of faith, visit HERE.
Tyler Perry‘s participation comes on the heels of Earn Your Leisure and Steve Harvey announcing they’ve become partners in Invest Fest 2022. “Steve called Tyler and told him the importance of our work,” said Rashad Bilal. “When Steve asked him to come to Invest Fest, he accepted immediately. Mr. Perry will be going over his billion dollar business empire and how he maintains his independence.”
“People have got to start investing in themselves, SteveHarvey says. When you go to Invest Fest, you invest in yourself. Why would you not do that?” He especially encourages people to go without preconceptions. Be open to learn everything that will be poured into you. Stay open-minded. The majority of things that have happened to me have happened in ways I didn’t see coming, but I was open to it.”
Based on the hugely successful Earn Your Leisure podcast, Invest Fest 2022 is equal parts education and entertainment. Attendees will gain access to the vendor marketplace, immersive activities based on finance, and panel discussions as well as food trucks and live music performances. Additionally, major celebrities and entrepreneurs will share their inspiring stories in live fireside chats and panel discussions.
Listen to his chat with Vaughn on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.
Jefferson Noel, the founder of Barbershop Speaks, is dedicated to providing a comfortable daily space for people to be engaged in intelligent conversation. Starting from a simple question in the summer of 2016, “What would happen if we engage in intentional dialogues about issues that affect us directly in spaces that are common and comfortable for the community,” Barbershop Speaks has been set up as a platform to educate and empower the underserved communities around the country on web3.
He is now also a professor at Florida Memorial University, teaching public speaking, business, and professional speaking. Coming from an immigrant Haitian family, Jefferson deeply understood the importance of education by seeing her parents seeking out a better life in the U.S. as immigrants. During college, after attending student government and being an involved student, he realized that studying for comprehension and real-life application would greatly benefit people’s future life after graduating. The thirst for learning comes from the general public’s respect for knowledgeable people. Therefore, after meeting and being involved with a professor during his trip to Canada to finish his book, Jefferson landed a job as a professor at Florida Memorial University and was determined to bring more value to students.
By keeping the idea that human is a unique live beings and there are different values inside every single human being, Jefferson holds strong beliefs in the power of conversation. During his childhood, Jefferson usually went to barber shops when his father was a barber, where he always listened to those conversations happening around. This is where the idea of the Barbershop Speaks from “The barbershop, in my opinion, is the communities’ classroom where everyone is both the teacher and the student,” says Jefferson.
However, the journey of being in a conversational world has been good and bad at the same time. People see his values while not wanting to pay for the values he brings to the table. Nevertheless, growing up in a family with many role models to look up to, such as his father who is a pastor, and his older brother who always has a clear mind and knows what he is doing, Jefferson has always been humble. He has decided to move forward not focusing on people who are not helping but trying his best to catch good opportunities. According to Jefferson, “As long as I continue to be on my grind, as long as I continue to do life in the proper way, then I know I’ll reach the promise men,” the unavoidable dehumanization coming from his race has never discouraged him but positively motivated him.
Jefferson started connecting to the crypto space about one year ago and was attracted to the technology behind NFT. The ability of NFT to verify ownership of a digital asset on the blockchain made him believe that it is something worth sharing with the whole world. He will attend the NFT-VIP Event, which will happen in NYC through June 19th-22nd, as a speaker on Sunday at 1 pm, sharing how to balance life learning and leadership.
A new chapter in Supro history is arriving with the release of the “Royale” combo amp. The Royale 1×12 is the brands first loud clean amp and has ranges between a Class A and Class AB power mode.
The Royale was created to deliver powerful and clear clean tone with a reactive, tangible low end. With the use of a high-headroom, 50W tube amplifier paired with a powerful EG, footswitchable boost, tube-buffered effects loop and tube-driven spring reverb, the Royale provides a clear signal of all that is played through it on stage and in-studio.
The mighty amp in the Royale allows for a choice of Class A (35W) or Class AB (50W) operation. The Royale also showcases a master volume that controls sound pressure level. Class A mode produces “traditional, cathode-biased Supro sound with a bold, spongy midrange.” Class AB “delivers a grid-biased California sound with more scooped mid-range, tighter bass and faster transient response.”
The smart home technology industry has grown incredibly in the last decade with homes becoming more and more interconnected than ever before. The most popular smart home device by far is the smart speaker, with Amazon’s Echo dominating its competitors. According to data presented by Trading Platforms, 20% of Americans surveyed indicated owning Amazon’s Echo with Google Nest as its closest competitor at only 8%.
Smart Speakers with Voice Assistant Systems – Most Popular Smart Home Device
The smart home trend has been on the rise in recent years as more and more household gadgets become interconnected. The industry’s strength is reflected by revenue projections for 2021, with the smart home market projected to record just under $1 billion in revenue for the coming year. Smart speakers, specifically those with voice-integrated assistants like Amazon’s Echo, are the most popular form of smart home devices. It is estimated that in 2020 there were 128 million voice assistant users in the US with that number projected to grow to close to 136 million by 2022.
Of those who said they owned a smart home device in the US 28% indicated that they owned a smart speaker – the biggest share among the different types of smart home devices. This popularity is not limited to the US, similarly, in the UK 29% of smart home device owners owned a form of a voice-assistant smart speaker.
Amazon Echo Dominates Smart Speaker Market Competitors Google and Apple
Amazon’s Echo was first released in 2014 and quickly became the standard-bearer for the smart speaker market. The Echo makes use of Amazon’s voice assistant system, Alexa. In January 2019 the company announced that it had sold over 100 million Echo smart speakers, passing an important milestone. In a survey from Q3 of 2020, over 20% of 4000+ respondents in the US indicated that they owned Amazon’s Echo.
This number is even made more impressive by comparing it to its two main competitors, Google’s Nest (formerly Google Home) which uses the Google Assistant system and Apple’s HomePod which uses its Siri voice assistant system. In the same survey, only 8.1% indicated owning Google’s Nest while only 2% owned Apple’s HomePod. Amazon’s dominance over its two main competitors is even more apparent with a further breakdown of the smart speaker market share. 74% of 1000+ smart speaker owners in the US, owned the Amazon Echo, while in the UK a similar 77% of 600+ smart speaker owners indicated that they owned the Echo.
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Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae shared his road to restoration with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC). There, he inspired youth to reach for their dreams. Lecrae is not only a platinum-selling recording artist but also New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, and philanthropist.
Youth from DJJ’s Chat and Chew Book Club at the Rockdale RYDC and female youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) discussed life topics with Lecrae, including how he handles his success, money management, maintaining integrity in difficult situations, and the importance of self-worth.
“I am grateful Lecrae was able to spend this vital time with our youth,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “It is important for youth to hear positive messages from someone they admire and respect. Lecrae’s story is truly inspirational and we will continue to provide opportunities like these to youth to show them that their past experiences do not determine their future.”
Lecrae donated copies of his book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith, to youth ahead of his visit to the Rockdale facility. He performed several of his hit records, including the single “Set Me Free” off his latest album,Restoration. Approximately ten female youth from the Macon YDC were able to join the Chat and Chew virtually.
“Today was incredible,” said Lecrae about his visit with DJJ youth. “They had great questions and it was very authentic. My hope for youth in these circumstances is that they understand that this is not the end of their story.”
He shared the critical role his faith plays in his everyday life, his struggles with growing up in a rough neighborhood, his experiences with incarcerated loved ones, what motivates him to be better, and how writing helped him process his emotions.
Lecrae first began visiting incarcerated youth before his first album after one of his closest friends asked him to volunteer. “Hopefully, it is a seed planted,” said Lecrae. “The work is never done and I’m just a little blip on the radar, but I feel like the staff here is continuing to do the work. I’m glad that I could support everything that they are already doing.”
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state’s youthful offenders up to 21 years of age. The Department’s mission is to transform young lives by providing evidence-based rehabilitative treatment services and supervision, strengthening youth and families’ well-being, and fostering safe communities.
George Floyd’s murder ignited a wave of national and global protests demanding justice and change, including police reform and reparations for Black Americans. Structural Racism is not exclusive to the United States. Racism is clearly a global problem.
In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Michael Baran, the Co-Author of Subtle Acts of Exclusion, says communities “need to work to address structural inequalities in societies in health, wealth, education, and criminal injustice.” Baran believes that it is important to start talking about bias with preschool children. “If we don’t teach them about this, they will learn passively through all the subtle messages in our culture, which leads to unconscious biases.” Baran additionally advocates for more focus on training teachers to be inclusive, “as teachers can have unconscious biases as well.”
Michael Baran is the Senior Partner & Digital Solutions Lead in InQUEST. He is also the Co-Author of Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions. As an Author, Speaker, and also a Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Baran has been committed to conducting and organizing ethnographic research for varies social issues, including race and identity, racial disparities in education, violence against children, healthy housing, environmental health, human services, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, climate change, and early childhood development. CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st-century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers.
“Environment is your incubator to flourish; nurture growth and manifest success.” – 360 Magazine
The design story of interior designer Justin Lowery proves that the environment you’re in is as important as the company you keep. His latest renovation of a Bronx live workspace demonstrates both balance and practicality. According to Lowery, these are necessary components to any multi-functional space that exists to entertain and foster productivity. As working from home becomes more commonplace, many are motivated to effectively utilize the space of their residence. Yet doing so, especially when dealing with limited room sizes and budgets, can be challenging. Thus, many are turning to interior designers or technicians, usually found on AngelList, to inject an aura of panache and pragmatism into their homes.
You ought to begin with a purge; creating a clean slate and space enabling you to establish a clear direction and plan for your environment’s layout and purpose. This spatial cleanse is, perhaps, the most difficult part. But, it is necessary to confront your inner hoarder and to permit the creation of a new space. We all hold on to things that we no longer need which results in clutter that can weigh heavily on the energetic composition of a room.
Following this, liven your environment by making subtle yet effective changes such as swapping out dresser hardware for $5 champagne brass handles for a soft and polished finish. Continue this innovative spirit by purchasing some elegant glass bowls, plates, and wine glasses from Amazon as well as new silverware and a glossy copper pot set.
Accent pillows can be the finishing touch that tie the look of a room together. They offer comfort while incorporating different hues or a fun pattern. Throw pillows like Pillow Pops by Shani Moran serve as an easy way to change the style of your space without breaking the bank. The Pillow Pops come in a variety of designs, shades and textures, so there are options to fit anyone’s taste. These pillows are also versatile, with a hidden zip enclosure to change the pillow cover based on the occasion or season.
When attempting to promote the entertainment aspects of a space, consider the Roku soundbar. It’s dynamic bass and crisp audio allows sound to permeate through a room. This exceptional reverberation is accentuated by the cinematic presence of a Roku 50” Westinghouse TV whose built-in voice assistant allows for an obedient and malleable audio environment. When eager to intensify the sound quality, you ought to contemplate the Altice Amplify speaker by Optimum whose curved and sleek characteristics offer a 360° immersive experience. The addition of a Roku Express streaming player attached to a versatile BENQ 32” monitor will create a smooth and versatile mood available for both entertainment and work.
Another great addition is the Ninja Air Fryer. Getting another appliance may seem unnecessary; however, the Ninja Air Fryer is a must to make meals easier. Whether you’re air frying, air roasting, reheating or dehydrating the Ninja has got you covered.
Additionally, consider practical changes like a new coat of paint or a fresh pop of color on focal areas within your space. Benjamin Moore offers a plethora of ways to refresh things and create the illusion of larger space, making your home office inviting and open. In order to add an exciting new dimension to the room, use contrasting colors. “Black excellence” is a contrasting option to consider if protecting the natural molding details are a concern such as the outline of doors and base boards. If you have pets and young children, then this option is a no brainer.
Adding a tasteful artistic piece or a floral arrangement freshens the décor and will positively impact any space. Consider updating light fixtures and window treatments to bring your full vision to life. If your budget permits, then adding texture with a tile backsplash to your kitchen might facilitate a lighter atmosphere. Repositioning is one of the cheapest manner to renovate your space; finding new areas to move existing furniture will allow new perspectives to manifest. Make this renovation process fun – it’s a great time for bonding with friends, family, or maybe an expert.
The 3rd annual JBL Fest wrapped up last night in Vegas, featuring three nights of epic performances from five-time GRAMMY nominee Khalid,popstar Bebe Rexha and hip-hop icons Run DMC. Celebrity appearances throughout JBL Fest included Priyanka & Nick Jonas, Shaq and the “Vanderpump Rules” cast.
“If Bose and JBL had a child it would be 1MORE. Excellent battery life with a comprehensive yet crisp sound.” – 360 MAGAZINE
1MORE Adds New Headphone to the Piston Fit Series and Introduces First Portable Speaker
1MORE, the most awarded headphone company from CES the past two years, launches a Bluetooth version of the beloved Piston Fit Headphone as well as its first Portable Bluetooth Speaker, which features a true stereo mode
1MORE, a global premium consumer audio company, today announced the release of its new Piston Fit Bluetooth Headphone, and first speaker, the 1MORE Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Just in time for anyone going back to school, these Bluetooth essentials provide an affordable option for superior audio quality while studying in the library, commuting to campus, playing games or hosting a movie night. For $29.99, the Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones can be purchased on or on Amazon. 1MORE’s Portable BT Speaker is available on 1MORE.com for $99.99 or as a bundle of two speakers for $149.99.
“With the introduction of our first-ever Portable BT Speaker and reimaged Piston Fit Bluetooth headphone, we’re excited to continue expanding our product line-up. These additions really embody 1MORE’s mission to provide quality products at pocket-friendly prices for everyone, even students, to enjoy,” says Tyler Runyon, Marketing Director for 1MORE USA.
1MORE Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphone Specs: • Titanium Composite Dynamic Driver – A 10mm dynamic driver with a titanium composite diaphragm balances powerful bass and exquisite detail, reproducing crystal clear sound in an ultra-compact design for enhanced efficiency. • Reliable & Convenient – Using the latest Bluetooth 5 technology means these headphones are optimized with better transmission and connectivity to Bluetooth enabled devices. • Fit & Design – Extremely lightweight earbuds with 45° oblique-angled nozzles naturally lay in your ear canals for a tight, secure fit during extended use. While not in use, the magnetic earpieces clasp together for convenient and worry-free storage around one’s neck. • Durability – Aluminum alloy earpieces provide a sleek but sturdy build, while the grooved tangle-free neckband cable reduces friction. The added IPX4 water resistance ensures long-lasting resilience from all directional splashing.
1MORE Portable BT Speaker Specs: • Multiple Pairing Modes – Choose between a single speaker in mono mode or pair two speakers in true L/R stereo mode for a fully immersive surround sound experience. • HiFi Sound Quality – A true, active two-way design includes 1 plane woofer + 1 tweeter in a compact system that provides crisp highs and rich, thumping bass. Coupled with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, and separate amplifiers for the woofer and tweeter, the highs, mids, and lows are adjusted dynamically to create clear and natural sound no matter the listening volume. • Virtual Bass Technology – Outfitted with Virtual Bass technology that produces apparent low frequency sounds under 70 Hz to provide a more complete low end experience. • Acoustic Design – The saucer style design allows for 360° sound dispersion, creating a full range of coverage throughout all areas of a room. • Grab and go – Keep the speaker on your table to listen to music while at home, or use the built-in tether when heading out and attach it to anything—a backpack, bike, or your wrist.
Like with all 1MORE’s products, the Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones and Portable BT Speaker are expertly tuned by Grammy-award winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi, so that listeners hear exactly what the artist intended. For a full list of product specifications and features visit 1MORE.com and 1MORE’s Amazon Storefront.
ABOUT 1MORE 1MORE specializes in acoustic design and development, smart software and wearable audio products. Born with a profound mission to deliver superior quality audio at a consumer-friendly value, 1MORE has shipped 38 million headphones globally in over 25 countries in just the past 4 years. Additionally, 1MORE’s products have received multiple industry and design awards including prestigious CES Innovation awards, RedDot, iF Design awards and other major industry accolades. Visit 1MORE at 1MORE.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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