Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends , Lovato rose to prominence when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single "This Is Me," which peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut studio album, Don't Forget , debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Lovato was cast as the titular character in the television series Sonny with a Chance , and released her second studio album, Here We Go Again, which became her first to top the Billboard 200 chart.
Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist and political commentator. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he is a regular CNN contributor and has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since November 2001. Kristoff is a self-described progressive. According to The Washington Post, Kristof "rewrote opinion journalism" with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has described Kristof as an "honorary African" for shining a spotlight on neglected conflicts.
Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone , known as Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
Birth and death are the most singular events we experience - and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility.Jacob K. Javits
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.Philip Emeagwali
My parents were concerned that I would not get good schooling, so they put me up in my uncle's house in Dharwad, and I spent about six years there. So at a very young age, I was away from my parents. I developed an amount of independence and learned to stand on my own feet.Nandan Nilekani
Positive psychology is not remotely intended to replace therapy or pharmacology. So when depressed, anxious or in panic or post-traumatic stress disorder, I am all for therapies that will work. Positive psychology is another arrow in the quiver of public policy and psychology through which we can raise wellbeing above zero.Martin Seligman