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May 29th, 2009
11:17 PM ET

The :30 Pitch Laid Off Twice, Looking for One Job

Imagine going through a lay off twice in a year. It happened to shipping manager Robert Durham from Texas. He's NewsRoom's pitch of the day.

May 29th, 2009
05:29 PM ET

Major Religious Shift at Supreme Court

While lots of attention is being paid to how Sonia Sotomayer would be the first Latina on the Supreme Court, another major change has already happened at the high court.

In this majority-Protestant country, only two of the justices are Protestant. And if Sotomayer is confirmed, there will be only one Protestant. The court will have six Catholic, and two Jewish justices.

Tomorrow morning in the CNN Newsroom, our Josh Levs will show us the religious breakdown of the United States, and how much it differs from the Supreme Court.

What does the the court's "Catholic shift" mean to you? Is it relevant? Is too much attention being paid to the idea of diversity? Let us know.

And then join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes tomorrow morning in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET, 3am PT.


Filed under: Josh Levs
May 29th, 2009
04:41 PM ET

Couple's Road Less Traveled

ATLANTA - Jennifer and Joe Remling worked for big firms all their lives. She, a corporate recruiter. He, an architect. Not fulfilled by the experience– they charged out on their own to become their own bosses.

The new entrepreneurs were so happy they wanted to spread the love. So the couple hit the road in an Airstream to interview entrepreneurs around the country about how they made it. Their stories are now published in their book "Carve Your Own Road".

Jennifer Remling hits the road in an Airstream to find America's entrepreneurial spirit

Jennifer now holds workshops to help people find their life's work. She says most people she meets say they've never taken the time to sit down and write out in words what they want in their lives. She says it's essential to get "clarity" and focus about what you love to do before you can take action.

Ask yourself key questions: what am i doing when I lose all sense of time? What am i really good at?

As a former corporate recruiter for technology firms, Jennifer met thousands of people who had no passion for their job and felt totally unfulfilled. They didn't realize that *they* were in charge of their life's path. They felt life was "happening" to them– not that they were carving their own path. They were "stuck" in a job they didn't feel like mattered.

Nowadays, Jennifer says she's finding many people graduating from college want to have a job that they feel will impact the world, that will make people's lives better.

Here's a little bit of Jennifer and Joe's story.

You can learn more about Jennifer and Joe's methods for life and work success on their website: www.carveyourownroad.com

May 29th, 2009
04:40 PM ET

Quitting Time?

WHO smoking

Maybe you just weren't "there" yet last November, when the 33rd Great American Smokeout rolled around. But if you've been meaning to kick the habit - why not give it a go on Sunday - the W.H.O.'s World No-Tobacco Day.

This year's focus is tobacco health warnings, with a push to get more countries to mandate graphic photos on cigarette packs. The pic above is one of the milder examples. (If you've got a strong stomach, you can see some others here.)

Good "quitting" tips, or a personal story to share? We'd love your comments.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
May 29th, 2009
12:11 PM ET

Homeless Teen Wins Scholarship

We’ve been showing you stories all month, about the Class of ’09.

And on Friday – we had a really special one:

Meet 17-year-old Danielle Galloway. She grew up homeless in Atlanta.

Bounced from shelter to shelter. And attended 10 different schools.

But none of that stopped her from achieving her goal: a good education.

As Danielle says, “it always felt good to be the smart one.”

Now – she has graduated in the top 25% of her high school class. And she’s won a full scholarship to Boston University.

Heidi talked to this amazing young woman, in The Newsroom:


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins
May 29th, 2009
09:09 AM ET

Late Night T.V. Show Host

Is Jay Leno too Mister Las Vegas?
Is Conan off the wall?
What about David Letterman?
Tell me about your favorite late night show host!
Leave comments below or go to ireport.com


Filed under: Tony Harris