Former “The Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien has been given a whopping $45 million settlement to walk away “gracefully” from NBC which means keeping his mouth firmly shut.
"How does a professional disparager honor a nondisparagement clause? Conan O'Brien is about to find out. Mr. O'Brien and his team are walking away from NBC with a whopping $45 million settlement, but there's a condition: ‘The Tonight Show’ host can't bad-mouth the Peacock Network and its top brass. ‘We wanted to give him a graceful exit. Hopefully he will be graceful,’ Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said of Mr. O'Brien, whose last show is Friday. Thursday night, with the ink barely dry on his exit package, Mr. O'Brien didn't spare his ratings-challenged employer. ‘Have to watch at least one NBC show every weeknight in order to double ratings,’ Mr. O'Brien said. People familiar with the matter said the nondisparagement provision kicks in when Mr. O'Brien leaves the network. Being tactful has never been part of Mr. O'Brien's comedic repertoire. While nondisparagement clauses aren't unusual in top-dollar settlements, this one raises obvious questions about how a comedian can go about his work when he is gagged from doing gags."
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Research shows that the way math is taught in schools and how its conceptualized as a subject is severely impairing American student's ability to learn and understand the material.
- Americans continually score either in the mid- or bottom-tier when it comes to math and science compared to their international peers.
- Students have a fundamental misunderstanding of what math is and what it can do. By viewing it as a language, students and teachers can begin to conceptualize it in easier and more practical ways.
- A lot of mistakes come from worrying too much about rote memorization and speedy problem-solving and from students missing large gaps in a subject that is reliant on learning concepts sequentially.
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