Male Heart Health

How Pushups Can Help Men’s Hearts

By Matt McMillen

In a 10-year study published in February, researchers reported that men who can do 40 pushups have a whopping 96% lower risk of heart disease than guys who can’t muster 10. The average man in the study: Nearly 40 years old and overweight, but not obese. All 1,562 men were physically active firefighters rather than office workers. The study’s results strengthen the case that muscle-building promotes heart health.

Read more HERE.

New W-4Forms

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The New W-4 Form Changes Could Make Your Life A Lot Harder

By SETH MILLSTEIN  @ Bustle.com 

The tax law signed by President Trump in 2017 resulted in a complete rewriting of the W-4 form, the standard tax form workers fill out for employers before getting hired. The new W-4 form changes will likely make your life a whole lot harder — but luckily, the IRS won’t be using the new forms until the 2020 tax season.  The new form references no fewer than 12 other forms that employees may have to refer to in order to complete their W-4, according to USA Today.  Read the entire article HERE

Encounters

About Encounters

The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public LibraryThe Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves and to develop a forum for respectful and challenging dialogue. Click HERE for more information.

The IQuilt Plan

Where should Hartford be when it turns 400?

The City of Hartford, in partnership with The IQuilt Plan Partnership, invites you to kick off a community conversation about this question by participating in an online survey, at www.hartford400.org.

We want you to think big! Your responses will help shape the development of a comprehensive plan for Hartford’s future. To get the latest updates about this planning process, including future opportunities to participate, be sure to sign up for our mailing list at www.hartford400.org.  

The US Census is Hiring

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APPLY ONLINE TODAY!  THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU IS SEEKING QUALIFIED OFFICE STAFF FOR 2020 CENSUS OPERATIONS IN THE LOCAL AREA. THEY PROVIDE:

  • Excellent Pay
  • Flexible Hours
  • Paid Training
  • Temporary Positions

Apply Online Today@ 2020census.gov/jobs
1-855-JOB-2020  (1-855-562-2020)
Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339 TTY / ASCII
www.gsa.gov/fedrelay

CT Conference News

Revolutionary Love Project Founder to Keynote Annual Meeting

Valarie Kaur, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, will be the keynote speaker at the first Annual Meeting of the new Together As One Conference, to be held Nov. 1 and 2 in Worcester, MA.  The Annual Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.  This will be the first Annual Meeting of the new Together As One Conference.  

Read more and watch Kaur’s Ted Talk  

“Southern New England Conference” Recommended as New Name

By Tiffany Vail
Associate Conference Minister for Communications

Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.

That name is what the Together, As One Board of Directors will recommend be affirmed as the official name of the new conference when delegates from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island come together Nov. 1 and 2 for their third Annual Meeting together. After conducting two surveys in which Southern New England was the hands-down favorite, and gathering feedback in a variety of other settings, board members said they felt convinced that Southern New England is the right choice going forward.

Prayer Resources

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What Did the Legislature Do?

Want to Know what the CT General Assembly Did?