UFC 184 Embedded: Vlog Series


Episode 1

On episode #1 of UFC 184 Embedded, fight week begins and the best women’s bantamweights in the world prepare to take center stage. Reigning champion Ronda Rousey counters the pressure of a looming title fight with a day of video games; title challenger Cat Zingano trains in Colorado alongside recent UFC headliner Brandon Thatch. The stars of the co-main event also get in the gaming mindset, with Raquel Pennington braving the snow for a pre-fight massage while former boxing champion Holly Holm hits the gym in Albuquerque. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano title fight, taking place Saturday, February 28 on Pay-Per-View.

Episode 2

On episode #2 of UFC 184 Embedded, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey loads up on cardio and inspiration at Glendale Fighting Club. Welterweight Jake Ellenberger also trains there alongside Hollywood’s own boxing star, Mickey Rourke, while his opponent Josh Koscheck prepares in Fresno for his Octagon return. Outside California, the other stars of UFC 184 — including Rousey’s opponent Cat Zingano, women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington and former boxing champ-turned-mixed martial artist Holly Holm — get pumped up and polished for their trips to LA. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano title fight, taking place Saturday, February 28 on Pay-Per-View.

Episode 2

On episode #3 of UFC 184 Embedded, women’s bantamweights wrestle with both destiny and population density. Days before her Octagon debut, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm ventures from her hometown to Tinseltown. Already in LA, divisional champion Ronda Rousey and title challenger Cat Zingano put on their game faces for photo shoots and promo interviews building up to their championship bout. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Pay-Per-View event, taking place Saturday, February 28.

CHIC – “I’ll Be There” Reveal Series


On June 20, 2010, the Lost CHIC Tapes showed up at Nile Roger’s house. The unfinished music started him on a life or death journey. Why? – because a few months later he’d be diagnosed with Extremely Aggressive Cancer.

Under Armour Says, ‘I am The Greatest’


under-armourFormer heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is going to be the new pitchman for Under Armour – the athletic clothing brand.

The company and the 73-year-old boxing legend have signed a multiple year sponsorship deal for a “lifestyle apparel” line that launches next month. Classic video clips and quotes from Ali will be used in marketing campaigns.

Last year, Under Armour brought in Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and wife of New England Patriot star Tom Brady (also in the UA fold), to sell its women’s exercise gear. And just this month, it signed actor Jamie Foxx and NBA star Stephen Curry to make short films promoting its brand.

Budgeting Your Money: 50/30/20


budgetingThis is a guideline that helps break down your budget into three areas. This can also help determine the order in which you’d like your money to be allocated.

1. Fixed Costs (50%)

These are bills and expenses that don’t vary on a month to month basis; like rent, mortgage payments, car payments, insurance payments, and utilities. You should also include subscriptions, such as gym memberships, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc in fixed costs as you’re committed to paying these on a monthly basis.

2. Flexible Spending (30%)

Consider budgeting no more than 30% of your pay toward flexible spending. These are day-to-day expenses that can vary month to month; like eating out, groceries, shopping, hobbies, entertainment, and gas.

3. Financial Goals (20%)

Finally try to put at least 20% of your money toward important payments or contributions. There are three essential goals everyone should strive for; paying down credit card debt, saving for retirement, and building for ‘a down payment on a home’ or ‘an emergency fund.’

“That’s it for now. Good luck!” CJ

Millennials Are Abandoning Their TV Sets Faster Than Ever



The cord-cutting continues for America’s youth

Young people are ditching their television sets even faster than in previous years, according to new data, with traditional TV usage falling among viewers age 18-34 falling at twice the normal rate in the recent September to January season.

A new Nielsen survey shows that traditional TV usage among millennial viewers tumbled 10.6% between September and January, the New York Post reports. Since 2012, traditional TV usage had only been falling at about 4% a year from season to season.

The sudden acceleration of young people dropping TV in favor of Netflix surprised many analysts. “The change in behavior is stunning. The use of streaming and smartphones just year-on-year is double-digit increases,” Alan Wurtzel, NBCUniversal’s audience research chief, told the Post. “I’ve never seen that kind of change in behavior.”

In 2011, 21.7 million young adults were tuning in to their TV sets, but that figure fell to 17.8 million last month, a drop of almost 20%. That trend is likely to continue as more millennials turn to online video streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO and other sources.

Should You Cut the Cord on Cable? | MONEY

“Rock The Bells” – LL Cool J | The Story


Featuring LL Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons and people involved in making this historic rap record. (Thanks to @HarrisMix for sharing)

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