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          Yet Another Cliche Book      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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I thought that I would put this book together to compliment my other one "How To Write Millennials". This book will have information on some of the worst (and/or most prevalent) cliches on Wattpad, and in fiction in general. Although there are ...
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HIS return means HE is physically here ruling and reigning. Do you see that? No tribulation, no wrath unleashed on Mystery Bablylon, no millennial kingdom. Quit spreading your fair tales, and get into reality, which means SCRIPTURE...

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The American People, Socially Engineered, Dumbed Down, Brainwashed and Indoctrinated. Incapable of Independent, Critical Thinking. Truly A Nation of Idiots.
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Post by Ashley Austrew.

Millennials have given many gifts to the world: rose gold everything, avocado toast, Benedict Cumberbatch. But there's one gift that stands out from the rest and gets ridiculed way more than the average trend. I'm talking, of course, about the man bun. Like black licorice, man buns are one of those things that people either really love or really hate. And now there's a new twist on man buns that's somehow made the debate even more heated: clip-on man buns.

          7 Brand Actions on Social Media that Drives Consumers To Purchase      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
7 Brand Actions on Social Media that Drives Consumers To Purchase<br />Uma Bhat<br />Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:39<br /><br /> Have you wondered if social media is the biggest influencer of consumer buying behavior? <br /><br />Social media has long back graduated from a just being a catch up place for friends into a platform for marketing. Social media has a major influencer on the purchasing decisions of consumers. <br /><br />Social media is a platform where brands can share informative content, videos and images that relate to the brand. When this content is being shared across friends and influencers on different social media platforms, it starts to impact the consumer decision making as people are noticing the comments and feedback posted by friends and other users who have purchased the product.<br /><br />According to Gartner research, 84% of millennials are likely to be influenced to make a purchase based upon user generated content that is created by strangers.<br /><br />Social media, if done properly, can be a goldmine, where brands can increase their brand awareness. It can influence the buying decisions of their followers on social media. <br /><br />Here are 7 Brand Actions on Social Media that Drives Consumers To Purchase: <br /><br />Being Responsive on Social Media<br />According to a survey from Bazaarvoice,<br /><br />“A customer’s intent to purchase is increased by 186% when brands respond”. <br /><br />Increasingly social media has become the new customer service medium. When brands respond and participate in social media conversation with their audience, it is more likely for customers and advocates also participating in the conversation. This basically is like building your own sales and marketing team.  <br /><br />With the help of social media tools such as Cloohawk, It becomes easier to monitor the mentions and keywords that your audience is talking about. You can quickly respond to your audience thereby making them satisfied with your responsiveness.  This will get the audience one step closer to making a purchase.<br /><br />Offer Promotions/Discounts<br />Social media promotion is good way to kick start your marketing initiatives that will ultimately lead you towards driving sales. <br /><br />Social promotions are very tricky. If you go overboard, you will end up spamming your audience. Social promotions should be used carefully to reward loyal customers in addition to offering incentives to new buyers. <br /><br />Ensure that your promotions are directly related to your business. There is no point in engaging with a bunch of people who are not connected to your business and might not purchase from your business. <br /><br />Promotion is a way to extend your engagement efforts with audience by offering a valuable offer based on the interest of your social media audience.  Social media promotion amplifies your marketing efforts and leads you closer to making a sale. <br /><br />Providing Educational Content<br /><br />Your social media audience is craving for unique, informative and educational content. <br /><br /><br />You are creating content with an aim that audience will read and eventually convert into leads. But if you want them to read your content, should it not offer value and educate your audience about an area that is bothering them? <br /><br />When your articles offer educational content, you notice that your social media audience will click and share far more than other articles. <br /><br /><br />“Social media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide you.” <br /><br /><br />says Matt Goulart, Digital marketing executive of big brands.<br /><br />Invest your time to pay attention to your user’s need by offering educational content that improves their knowledge on a particular problem that they are facing. Make them feel important and cared for. It will surely get the users to be more interested towards your brands thereby generating more sales.<br /><br />Sharing Interesting Visuals<br /><br />Did you know that eyes can process 36,000 visual messages per hour!! Quite impressive, right?<br /><br /><br />Visuals can be processed faster and better to produce a stronger reaction when compared to any other type of content. Visuals influence the retention of the information and there by increases user engagement, leading to a purchase.<br /><br />Visual marketing is making waves ever since 2017, and it is here to stay, with the ever increasing popularity of smart phones.<br /><br /><br />'Not doing short video is not an option'  says Kat Hahn, Facebook’s Creative Strategist.<br /><br /><br />Sharing impressive visuals, which attract the attention of the social media users and pushes them to share it further in their network, is the first step to push customers towards a sale.  Visual content tends to catch the eye of readers who are quickly scrolling down the various social media feeds.<br /><br />Take charge. Create more visuals which are a powerful medium to share stories, drive emotion and increase sales. <br /><br />Marketing with Humor <br />Social media marketing is often used for serious business objectives such as increasing sales. However, posting humorous and funny content on your social media accounts can infact liven up your marketing efforts. <br /><br />The biggest challenge of adding humor on social media posts is to make sure that it is short and crisp and to avoid the bad puns. You need to understand how to effectively use humor for social media marketing. Humor will allow your content and your brand to reach a larger audience. <br /><br />The first step is to build your brand image and to see how humor will fit into your brand voice. You should consider the product or services you offer, and check whether it lends itself into being associated with humor. <br /><br />Humor releases positive emotions, can bring the audience together, makes your brand memorable and makes your brand more human. These factors drive more audience towards your brand thereby pushing more sales.<br /><br />Offer Exclusive Content<br />Content ultimately reigns supreme in the social media space and is an important component of any social media strategy. With the help of unique and exclusive content on your social media pages, you can convince the hot leads and lead them into buying your products.  <br /><br />Your social media audiences gravitate towards and engage with content that they find compelling and relevant on social media. Hence it of paramount importance that brands produce quality content that is unique to your brand. <br /><br />When your social media Channel offers exclusive and unique content to its audiences, then audiences feel a legitimate and tangible incentive to follow and monitor the brand. <br /><br />Since there are multiple social media platforms, mastering the best-practices of each platform will elevate your content’s visibility. When users find your content exclusive, they are more likely to engage with your content by liking it and sharing it. This drives awareness that will eventually lead to increased web traffic and sales.<br /><br />Provide Behind the Scenes Content<br />Behind the scenes content offers a glimpse into the process and people that make an organization tick. With the given distance that is growing between brand and culture, taking audiences "behind the scenes" helps to prove that the company is indeed practicing what it preaches. <br /><br />Behind the scene content humanizes your company. It helps you to show the love that you have for your audience.  You can depict all the fun that goes into making a product that your audience is contemplating to buy at the moment.<br /><br />Behind the scenes content is essential to build relationship and trust that is required to connect the audience to the people behind the brands.<br /><br />This type of content triggers actions such as liking, sharing and commenting thereby shifting the viewers into promoters.  <br /><br />That’s exactly what every brand needs to increase its sales.<br /><br />Conclusion<br /><br />Consumers purchase products to solve a problem that they are facing or to increase happiness or pleasure or to stay trendy, or for any other particular reason.  Hence the best way brands can sell their products is to find different ways to influence audience purchase their products. It is important to show how your products can solve an existing problem<br /><br />When social networks influence 74% of consumers’ buying decisions, it is important for brands to establish a very big presence on social media. These actions take up by brands on social media will help a brand to drive consumers to make the purchase decision.
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In the morning, two millennial-age men sit at a table together sipping coffee while typing away on their computers. As lunch time approaches, office workers file in for a bite to eat. At dusk, fashionable crowds sip on swanky cocktails and listen to local DJs spin their latest tunes. This is the scene over the […]

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          OTOS004 - Naked Mormonism - On the Other Side Podcast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In this episode we have a great conversation with Bryce Blankenagel. Bryce will discuss some of the troubling aspects of Mormonism, past and present. Bryce grew up in the LDS faith and transitioned out during his teenage years. He finds it more fascinating now that he’s on the other side. Bryce is the host of the podcast “Naked Mormonism” and co-host of the “My Book of Mormon” podcast. He is one of the best millennial church history reporters and an absolute treat to our community! Additional episode links and podcasts mentioned in this show: Smith-Entheogen theory Bryce facilitated a session at the Sunstone Symposium 2018 – to listen go to session 323 and download below. 2018 Digital Attendees Content
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Une la clásica fantasía adolescente de los superpoderes con la descripción de una realidad distópica
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The 'Friends' trend: '90s fashion revival for back-to-school seasonU.S. apparel retailers, hurt by more consumers shopping online and declining mall traffic, have been starved for a major new fashion movement to entice finicky millennial buyers. With back-to-school spending expected to rise due to a strong economy and high consumer confidence this year, retailers are hoping renewed interest in '90s fashion will fuel a recovery in the sector after several quarters of sales declines. The fashion reboot is being characterized as the "Friends" trend, according to A-Line Partners analyst Gabriella Santaniello, with teens and millennials inspired by what characters wore on the '90s hit television show that is now available on Netflix and YouTube.

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If Salazar makes it to Albany, she will join the ranks of 42 DSA-endorsed candidates who are now or will soon be serving in offices from the Moorhead, Minn., school board to Capitol Hill (that is, if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election as handily as she did her primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District). So far this year, local chapters have endorsed at least 110 candidates.

By the time this article goes to press, DSA may well have 50,000 members across 200 local groups in all 50 states—up from 6,000 members in 2015. The surge in freshly minted socialists came in three waves: First, those energized by Bernie Sanders’ primary run; second, those brought in by Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March; and third, those inspired by 28-year-old DSA member Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory in May over incumbent—and Democratic heavyweight—Joe Crowley.

So what is DSA, exactly, and what is it doing with this growing army?

DSA’s electoral work has attracted national media attention in the wake of Ocasio-Cortez’s historic win. Yet it’s just one part of a bottom-up approach to politics that sees the ballot box and state power as tools for advancing toward a more radically democratic society. Members—most of them millennials, in small towns and big cities in every corner of the country—are engaged in everything from occupying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices to evangelizing about Medicare for All. Many reporters have tried to divine what DSA believes, be that the group’s policy prescriptions or its ideology. DSA, though—to crib from Karl Marx—isn’t looking merely to interpret the world, but to change it, campaign by campaign, door by door. What’s made DSA’s ascendance remarkable is less its analysis of capitalism than its ability to put people angry about capitalism to work.

IT’S TELLING THAT, UNLIKE MOST SOCIAList groups, DSA was formed out of a merger—not a sectarian split. In 1982, at the dawn of the Reagan era, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) and the New America Movement (NAM) combined forces. DSOC had been founded in 1973 by socialist intellectual Michael Harrington and other members of the Socialist Party who had grown disenchanted with political irrelevance. NAM, founded in 1972 by former members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), was rooted in ’60s counterculture, the New Left and second-wave feminism. (In 1976, members of DSOC and NAM moved to Chicago to found In These Times, and for the next decade the then-newspaper reported diligently on the ins and outs of DSOC, NAM and DSA.)

The 1980s would prove a tough decade for left politics, the 1990s and 2000s even more so. DSA shed members and closed chapters around the country as a few loyalists and a steady trickle of young recruits kept the organization running.

Enter Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign and his stalwart identification as a “democratic socialist,” a surprise boon for an organization with those two words in its name. DSA’s commitment to being a pluralistic, “multi-tendency” organization also meant it was open enough to accommodate thousands of newcomers.

Democratic socialism itself has always been a heterodox term, encompassing everyone from ideological Trotskyists to New Deal Democrats. The surge of new, mostly 20-something members include anarchists, Marxist academics and— most numerously—political neophytes excited about Sanders’ message and frustrated with the Democratic establishment.

DSA isn’t keen to enforce a strict definition of “democratic socialism”—although mainstream media outlets newly hip to DSA are desperately looking for one. On its website, DSA writes:

At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people ...

Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism—a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.

Members I spoke with took this to mean everything from taking public goods like healthcare off the private market (along the lines of Scandinavian social democracies) to worker-ownership of the means of production. Central Iowa DSA co-chair Caroline Schoonover was among many to say that democratic socialism means “taking power from the few and giving it to the many.” All saw small-d democracy—people having a say in the decisions that affect them—as central, both in politics and workplaces, and in DSA itself.

For this story, I spoke with around two dozen DSA members from chapters around the country. The primary source of their excitement was that DSA chapters seemed to be actively working on something, not just sitting around reading Marx. Like the citizen action group Indivisible, which also exploded after the election, DSA let people shake off a feeling of helplessness about the political climate and roll up their sleeves.

DSA also offers a community. Chapters host regular beach days, parties, fundraisers and social events, like Metro D.C. DSA’s recent “No ICE Cream Social.” If Indivisible was able to connect many alienated, middle-class suburbanites jarred out of their political comfort zone, DSA has provided a home for tens of thousands of downwardly-mobile, debt-ridden millennials grappling with a system that simply isn’t working for them.

Adam Shuck and Arielle Cohen, 32 and 29, joined Pittsburgh DSA in its infancy; Shuck was among the seven people who first met at a bar in 2016 to talk about getting the chapter together. Each was energized by Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign but disillusioned by his presidency. “I thought we were going to see some kind of New Deal,” Shuck says. The frustration led him at first to join the International Socialist Organization before the Sanders campaign brought him to DSA. While a student at SUNY Purchase, Cohen grew disillusioned with the sausage-making and compromise that created the Affordable Care Act, and organized with Occupy Wall Street before moving to Pittsburgh and finding her way to DSA. Now, Shuck and Cohen co-chair the Pittsburgh chapter.

Pittsburgh DSA held its first general meeting in December 2016 with around 100 people. Now it has a dizzying number of working groups: a health justice committee campaigning for Medicare for All; reading groups tackling Marx and Engels; an anti-imperialism committee lobbying for legislation criticizing Israel’s occupation of Palestine; a socialist feminist working group exposing crisis pregnancy centers; an ecosocialist group fighting the privatization of the city’s water and sewer system; a housing rights group pushing for protections for renters; and a number of inward-facing groups handling tasks like recruitment and communications.

The chapter also brought the newly revived DSA one of its early electoral victories, rattling the local Democratic machine. In December 2017, the group threw its weight behind Summer Lee’s campaign to represent House District 34. In the May primary, with the help of DSA and groups like Our Revolution and the Sierra Club, Lee, 30, a recent law school grad, beat Paul Costa, 57, a 19-year incumbent and member of a dynastic Pittsburgh Democratic family.

Lee had experience working on school board races and on a coordinated campaign to elect Katie McGinty governor and Hillary Clinton president in the 2016 general election, and she was impressed with DSA’s electoral work on Mik Pappas’ judicial campaign. Pappas ran on a platform of ending cash bail and working to end mass incarceration, and won in a landslide, with the help of a dedicated grassroots turnout effort staffed in part by DSA members.

“They were running 20 or more canvassing shifts a week,” says Lee. “I had never seen that type of energy around magistrate elections. I realized that ideologically we aligned.” She joined DSA shortly thereafter and sought them out as her first endorsement.

It wasn’t easy. DSA’s candidate endorsement process is a microcosm of its baked-in commitment to direct democracy. For every decision, at every level, there’s deliberate space for members to duke things out, combined with a commitment to ultimately supporting the group decision rather than splitting off into rival factions. The very question of whether to engage in the electoral process—and in particular, to work within the Democratic Party—remains fraught, with many members skeptical of investing limited organizational resources into elections rather than base-building.

New York City DSA hotly debated whether to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s challenger from the left, Cynthia Nixon, after she declared herself a democratic socialist. Several dozen DSA members signed a “vote no” statement arguing that universal healthcare and rent control will be won not by electing candidates to office but by “building working-class power that holds [them] accountable,” citing the successful teachers’ strikes in Republican states. As this issue went to press, NYC-DSA chapters were voting on the endorsement.

“We have folks who distrust electoral work, and even among those that don’t, there are different ways of thinking of how to approach it,” says DSA National Director Maria Svart, 38, a former SEIU organizer. “Everybody appreciates that electoral success only comes when you have an organized base. Having all these tendencies in conversation means that everybody learns from each other.”

While the endorsement process varies from chapter to chapter, in some cases—including Lee’s—the first step is filling out a lengthy form with quest ions from each of t he chapter’s working groups. Typically, one is whether the candidate identifies as a socialist. Members weigh that alongside specific policy questions (“Do you support universal rent control? Abolishing the police?”) and a range of other concerns: How much of an impact could the chapter have on the race? How will it build the chapter’s capacity and the movement to challenge the capitalist class?

Next comes the interview process. After filling out Pittsburgh DSA’s questionnaire, Lee was interviewed by a roomful of members. The group voted to endorse both Lee and Sara Innamorato, a state representative candidate, and the two supported one another’s campaigns.

Ocasio-Cortez, in New York, jumped through even more hoops. Because her congressional district spans the Bronx and Queens DSA chapters, she had five interviews: with the electoral committees and membership of each branch, and then the citywide convention. “We put her through hell,” jokes Michael Kinnucan, a DSA member now comanaging the state Senate campaign of Julia Salazar (whom the organization endorsed alongside Ocasio-Cortez in a parallel process).

Abdullah Younus, co-chair of NYC-DSA and a member of DSA’s National Electoral Committee, explains that the extensive endorsement process isn’t just a means of vetting candidates, but of building members’ commitment to them. “It makes it a lot easier to have the same folks who write the questions come out and knock for those candidates,” he says. “They’re talking about work they’re invested in.”

SALAZAR, 28, ESTIMATES THAT SOME 800 DSA MEMbers live in and around her district, which has translated into hundreds of volunteers spreading the word about her September primary. Even in her short time with the group (she joined in late 2016), she’s seen a change in how fellow leftists relate to electoral politics. “I think part of it is people seeing the term ‘democratic socialist’ normalized in the electoral realm, through Bernie mostly, at least initially, and so seeing it as an actually viable strategy,” she told me between knocking doors.

Though she’d worked on legislative campaigns as a staff organizer with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Salazar only recently began to think about electoral work. “It’s not something I ever thought about before—not just for myself, but in seeing leadership development in community organizing as a path toward seizing state power,” she says. “That sounds like a jump, right? But ultimately that’s the goal.”

Thanks in part to the Sanders campaign and Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset, that goal feels more within reach now than it has since the days of the Socialist Party’s Eugene Debs. Big, universal programs like a federal job guarantee or Medicare for All draw overwhelming popular support. And small, local races offer an opportunity for the grassroots to tip the balance.

Establishment candidates in Democratic-controlled cities effectively depend on low turnout. Their political consultants tend to rely more on advertising and glossy mailers, and less on actually talking to people—particularly people who don’t usually vote. Mobilizing even a few thousand new voters in that context, then, is a fairly straightforward formula for victory. When DSA member Lee Carter won a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates in November 2017, he beat his Republican opponent by 9 points—a margin of 1,850 votes.

“Our party structure protects incumbency, and relies on an ignorant electorate,” Summer Lee says, noting how much time her campaign spent educating voters about the election itself. “If everybody were voting, we’d have a completely different system.”

Depending on the city, DSA can offer a large, self-organized volunteer base to candidates who navigate its endorsement process. Pittsburgh DSA estimates that its volunteers knocked on some 70,000 doors through the course of Lee’s campaign. Turnout in Lee’s district was 14 percent higher than in others around Allegheny County and 54 percent higher than in the last midterm election.

Still, it’d be nearly impossible for DSA-endorsed candidates for higher offices to make do with only DSA’s support, and they often work alongside other organizations like Justice Democrats, Our Revolution and the Working Families Party—especially for bigger races. Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, for example, convinced OcasioCortez to run and helped staff her campaign, and she gained the backing of Black Lives Matter-Bronx and People for Bernie Sanders, among others. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign reached 120,000 doors overall.

By being an organization that does much more than campaign for candidates, DSA hopes to upend the notoriously transactional, short-term nature of electoral work, enabling its members and elected officials to build relationships with and commitments to their communities that extend beyond election day. DSA is still figuring out how to build independent political organizations to hold the politicians it helps elect accountable. Thus far they’ve relied on their close ties with dyed-in-the-wool DSA members-turned-candidates like Lee Carter. DSA, Carter says, has “been the core of my support since I’ve been in the legislature. I still go to meetings whenever I can, and they help me get in contact with other groups.”

DSA member, Hawai’i state representative and now U.S. House candidate Kaniela Ing says he hopes that DSA remains “part of an independent Left, and does not get too caught up in electoral and legislative politics”—and that it holds politicians to account, himself included.

“I’m a movement candidate,” Ing says. “Hopefully my role is to help push whatever movements are building over the finish line. Elected officials really like to take too much credit for bills they pass that are really the result of the public waking up and forcing politicians to act.” He says he hopes to have regular check-ins with DSA should he make it to Washington.

ELECTORAL WORK ALSO FEEDS INTO DSA’S OTHER campaigns. Pittsburgh DSA’s membership swelled in the wake of Lee and Innamorato’s wins. “[Email] list building, data tracking, how to talk to people at the doors— that all helps build the muscle that can also help with canvassing for housing justice,” Shuck says.

“When we canvass an area, we’re often knocking a door many times, whether for a candidate, for Medicare for All or for housing justice,” Cohen adds. “At this point, people know us when we come to the door, and they know what DSA is.”

NYC-DSA’s Abdullah Younus sees electoral work as a training ground. He says that canvassers for the New York Health Act, legislation to create a statewide single-payer system, “got skilled on this kind of work by going through the electoral working group.”

For all the recent attention to DSA’s upstart electoral success, it’s only one part of the group’s work nationwide. Many chapters don’t engage at all with elections, or are just starting to think about whether they would like to run candidates. Michael I. Esealuka, co-chair of New Orleans DSA, says, “It would be difficult for us as a small chapter to develop the type of accountability mechanisms we need to hold people [we elect] accountable to our socialist vision.”

Prior to the victories of Carter, Lee and then OcasioCortez, DSA was perhaps best known for agitating to push Medicare for All into the national spotlight—a campaign adopted by delegates from around the country at DSA’s biennial convention in August 2017 as one of three national political priorities, alongside building electoral power and stronger and more militant unions. Forty-five chapters across 20 states held a weekend of action for Medicare for All in April, tabling at farmers’ markets, hosting public events and, as always, canvassing. On the labor front, DSA chapters in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma raised money for strike funds to support the militant teacher walkouts this spring, and the national DSA sent an email encouraging members around the country to contribute what they could.

Many individual chapters have their own priorities, reflecting local concerns and political climates. Providence DSA, for example, is campaigning for more democratic control over investor-owned electric utilities. New Orleans DSA has focused on base-building work that includes running clinics to help people deal with medical debt, coordinating with the AFL-CIO in developing young rank-and-file labor leaders, and mending broken brake lights, an excuse used by police in the traffic stops that can be “especially perilous and life-disrupting to undocumented immigrants and PoC [people of color],” as the chapter explains on Facebook.

Because there are big DSA chapters in cities with expensive housing stock—Los Angeles, Chicago and the Bay Area, for instance—the fight for affordable housing has emerged as a major priority. “Housing justice is probably the biggest issue in Los Angeles; the homelessness crisis is at a tipping point,” says Arielle Sallai, a member of DSA Los Angeles’ steering committee. DSA-LA and other California chapters are canvassing to pass Proposition 10, an initiative on the ballot in November that would loosen a statewide limit on rent control. Similarly, Chicago DSA is supporting a campaign to overturn Illinois’ rent control ban, with the back ing of A lder man and DSA member Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.

On many issues, including housing and homelessness, DSA chapters are well aware that their members often don’t look like the populations most directly affected. Although DSA does not have up-to-date member demographics, it has historically leaned white and male.

Coalition-building is one way to correct for this. “Housing work is a great chance to be part of a radical coalition and talk to as many individuals as possible,” Sallai says. DSA-LA has teamed up with local groups like the LA Tenants Union that have been working for years against gentrification.

Esealuka, a black woman, is frank about the fact that New Orleans DSA is a majority white organization in a majority black city. “It’s a problem, obviously, but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome,” she says. “It’s not like we have to write DSA off because it’s majority white and majority male. … Because we have 45,000 members [nationwide], we have so much potential to do good in this country. It’s just a matter of being more intentional about embedding ourselves into things that matter to working-class people.”

Noting the high proportion of women taking on leadership roles in her chapter, Esealuka suggests that all chapters equip members with the organizing skills to develop the leadership of women and people of color. Internally, many chapters have also created specific spaces, such as the national Afrosocialist Caucus or Socialist Feminist working groups, for DSA members who aren’t white or male to feel welcome and build community.

THOUGH SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-ILL.) INFAmously said after Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win that socialist politics can’t work in the Midwest, they’ve certainly found an audience in the heartland. Iowa, for instance, has the highest number of DSA chapters per capita of any state. Members in chapters outside of big blue coastal cities may talk about socialism a little differently than their counterparts and run different campaigns, but they agree on the basics of what they’re fighting for. Chapters in blue cities like Denver are quick to say they don’t automatically find a warm reception just because they’re talking to Democrats, and chapters in red or purple states note they don’t necessarily face open hostility. For the past two years, Central Iowa DSA has marched in the state fair parade through Des Moines, flanked by Trump floats and those from local businesses. “You get thumbs up about Medicare for All and everybody needing healthcare,” says cochair Joe Ellerbroek. “You might get a middle finger at an ICE protest every once in a while.”

After decades of socialism being nonexistent in mainstream political debates, however, most people simply are not familiar with the term itself. “I didn’t know I was a democratic socialist when I decided to run, and I didn’t know that this group existed,” says Summer Lee. “I just knew that these policies are policies that we need. When you go to black communities, we really are more inclined to socialism. We don’t always have that language in our communities, but we know that these policies are what’s needed for our communities.”

Asked how they talk about democratic socialism with voters, all seven DSA-endorsed candidates I interviewed offered some variation on the same answer: “I don’t lead with that.”

Ocasio-Cortez says she opts instead to “show people what we’re fighting for. What I talk about is Medicare for All, tuition-free public college and housing as a human right. In my interpretation of what democratic socialism is, it is the fight for a basic level of dignity that our society refuses to violate.”

Ing says, “Usually, when I talk about money in politics or the government not representing us, that transcends any left-right values. Most people see the world from bottom versus top: Are you with us, or them?”

DSA candidates running for office and DSA members knocking doors, then, articulate socialism as a common sense set of practices and beliefs: swearing off corporate donations, supporting big, universal programs that promise to redistribute society’s resources more equitably, and returning decisions to the hands of the people most directly affected. As DSA makes inroads selling the public on the virtues of democratic socialism and infiltrating the halls of power, it will also figure out what to do once it gets there.

For the moment, DSA members and candidates are making the road to a 21st-century American socialism by walking it—and knocking on a few hundred thousand doors along the way.

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Between a rock and a better place

THE food industry is going nowhere. Pretty pictures on food packets mislead. Big companies have disconnected people from their sustenance. Consumers, especially millennials, are sceptics about industrial-scale food production. Even sellers of healthy products, such as mineral water, spread harm—just look at billions of their plastic bottles that choke the oceans.

Such views are commonly heard among food activists, radical bloggers or anti-capitalists. Yet these come from Emmanuel Faber, who runs Danone, a large French food company. Mr Faber (pictured) frequently sounds like a doomsayer about his own industry—and about capitalism more broadly. “A revolution” and the end of globalisation are nigh, he says.

Danone is well-placed to spot such changes. With its headquarters in Paris, the company sells to over 130 countries and made nearly €25bn ($28bn) in revenues last year. Mostly it sells dairy goods such as Activia...

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Canadian crafter Lauren Riihimaki has big aspirations to build an empire, and a new round of product launches over the next few months she’s calling the LaurDIYDrop should help with that.

The wave of licensed product releases begins later this month and continues into October to include apparel...

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“La bestia”, ovvero del come funziona la propaganda di Salvini

Intervista a Alessandro Orlowski, ex hacker e spin doctor digitale, che ci parla della strategia comunicativa della Lega, dell’affaire Cambridge Analytica, del business dei falsi profili twitter, del Gdpr, Facebook e molto altro
Alessandro Orlowski è seduto a un tavolino di un bar di Barcellona. Nato a Parma nel 1967, vive in Spagna da 20 anni. Ex regista di spot e videoclip negli anni ’90 e grande appassionato di informatica, è stato uno dei primi e più influenti hacker italiani. Fin da prima dell’arrivo dei social network, ha lavorato sulle connessioni digitali tra gli individui, per sviluppare campagne virali. Negli anni ha condotto numerose campagne in Rete, come quella per denunciare l’evasione scale del Vaticano o i gruppi estremisti negli Stati Uniti e in Europa. Oggi fa lo spin doctor digitale: ha creato Water on Mars, startup di comunicazione digitale tra le più innovative, e guidato il team social risultato fondamentale per condurre il liberale Kuczynski alla presidenza del Perù. Ci accomodiamo, e cominciamo a parlare con lui di politica nel mondo digitale, per arrivare presto a Matteo Salvini e allo straordinario (e inquietante) lavoro che sta realizzando online.
Che evoluzione ha avuto negli anni il concetto di “rete social”?
Nasce nei primi anni ’80 con le BBS, le Bulletin Boards System, antesignane dei blog e delle chat. La prima rete sociale, però, è stata Friendster nel 2002, che raggiunse circa 3 milioni di utenti. A seguire l’amatissima (da parte mia) MySpace: narra una leggenda nerd che fu creata in 10 giorni di programmazione. Il primo a usare le reti social per fini elettorali è stato Barack Obama nel 2008.
Oggi in Italia chi è il politico che maneggia meglio questi strumenti?
In tal senso la Lega ha lavorato molto bene, durante l’ultima campagna elettorale. Ha creato un sistema che controlla le reti social di Salvini e analizza quali sono i post e i tweet che ottengono i migliori risultati, e che tipo di persone hanno interagito. In questo modo possono modi care la loro strategia attraverso la propaganda. Un esempio: pubblicano un post su Facebook in cui si parla di immigrazione, e il maggior numero di commenti è “i migranti ci tolgono il lavoro”? Il successivo post rafforzerà questa paura. I dirigenti leghisti hanno chiamato questo software La Bestia.
Quando nasce La Bestia?
Dalle mie informazioni nasce dal team di SistemaIntranet di Mantova, ossia dalla mente di Luca Morisi, socio di maggioranza dell’azienda, e Andrea Paganella. Morisi è lo spin doctor digital della Lega, di fatto il responsabile della comunicazione di Salvini. La Bestia è stata ideata a fine 2014, e finalizzata nel 2016. All’inizio si trattava di un semplice tool di monitoraggio e sentiment. Poi si è raffinato, con l’analisi dei post di Facebook e Twitter e la sinergia con la mailing list.
Come funziona l’analisi dei dati, su cui si basa la strategia?
Diciamo che a livello di dati non buttano via nulla: tutto viene analizzato per stabilire la strategia futura, assieme alla società di sondaggi SWG e a Voices From the Blogs (azienda di Big Data Analysis, ndr). I loro report, su tutti quelli del professore Enzo Risso, sono analizzati attentamente dal team della Lega, composto da Iva Garibaldi, Alessandro Panza, Giancarlo Giorgetti, Alessio Colzani, Armando Siri e altri.
La Bestia differenzia il suo operato a seconda dei social, per rendere immutata l’efficacia di Salvini in base allo strumento?
Per chi si occupa di marketing e propaganda online, è normale adattare la comunicazione ai differenti social. Twitter è l’ufficio stampa, e influenza maggiormente i giornalisti. Su Facebook ti puoi permettere un maggiore storytelling. È interessante vedere come, inserendo nelle mailing list i video di Facebook, la Lega crei una sinergia con la base poco attiva sui social: la raggiunge via mail, e aumenta così visualizzazioni e condivisioni.
Operano legalmente?
Camminano su un lo molto sottile. Il problema riguarda la gestione dei dati. Hanno creato, per esempio, un concorso che si chiama “Vinci Salvini” (poche settimane prima del voto, ndr). Ti dovevi registrare al gioco online e quanti più contenuti pubblicavi a tema Lega, maggiori erano le possibilità di incontrare Salvini. È stato un successo. Il problema è che non sappiamo come siano stati gestiti i dati. A chi venivano affidati? A Salvini? Alla Lega? A una società privata?
C’è qualche legame con lo scandalo Cambridge Analytica in questo utilizzo “disinvolto” dei dati personali?
Difficile rispondere. Circolano voci in merito all’apertura di una sede di Cambridge Analytica a Roma poco prima delle elezioni italiane, progetto abortito in seguito allo scandalo che ha coinvolto la società britannica. Un partito italiano, non si sa quale, avrebbe richiesto i suoi servizi. È noto che la Lega volesse parlare con Steve Bannon (figura chiave dell’alt-right americana, fondamentale nell’elezione di Donald Trump, ndr) in quel periodo, incontro poi avvenuto in seguito.
La destra – più o meno estrema – sta vincendo la battaglia della comunicazione digital? 
Si muovono meglio dei partiti tradizionali, che non sono riusciti a evolversi. Lo dimostra Bannon, e pure Salvini, che a 45 anni è un super millennial: ha vissuto il calcio balilla, la televisione, Space Invaders e le reti social.
Vedi analogie tra la strategia social di Donald Trump e quella di Salvini?
Salvini ha sempre guardato con attenzione a Trump. Entrambi fanno la cosa più semplice: trovare un nemico comune. E gli sta funzionando molto bene. Nel nuovo governo si sono suddivisi le responsabilità: al M5S è toccato il lavoro, con la forte macchina propagandistica gestita dalla Casaleggio Associati, alla Lega la sicurezza e l’orgoglio nazionale, gestiti da Morisi e amici.
Sta pagando, non c’è che dire.
La totale disinformazione e frotte di like su post propagandistici e falsi – per esempio l’annuncio della consegna di 12 motovedette alla Guardia costiera libica (a fine giugno, ndr) – portano a quello che si definisce vanity KPI: l’elettore rimane soddisfatto nel condividere post che hanno migliaia di like, e quindi affermano le loro convinzioni. Consiglio la lettura di The Thrill of Political Hating di Arthur Brooks.
Esiste una sorta di meme war all’italiana? 
Le meme war non esistono. Ci possono essere contenuti in forma di meme per denigrare i competitor e inquinare i motori di ricerca. Ricordiamoci anni fa, quando su Google scrivevi il cognome “Berlusconi” e il motore di ricerca ti suggeriva “mafioso”: fu un esempio di manipolazione dell’algoritmo di Google. Lo stesso sta succedendo in questi giorni: se scrivete la parola “idiot” e fate “ricerca immagini”, compaiono solo foto di Trump.
Come è stata finanziata l’attività delle reti social della Lega?
La Lega voleva creare una fondazione solo per ricevere i soldi delle donazioni, al fine di poter tenere in piedi le reti social senza passare per i conti in rosso del partito. Il partito è gravato da debiti e scandali finanziari (a luglio il tribunale di Genova ha confermato la richiesta di confisca di 49 milioni di euro dalle casse del partito, ndr). Le leggi italiane lasciano ampio margine: permettono di ricevere micro- donazioni, senza doverle rendere pubbliche. È una forma completamente legale. In ogni caso, potresti chiederlo direttamente a Luca Morisi (Morisi non ha risposto ai tentativi di contatto da parte di Rolling Stone, ndr)
Hanno ricevuto finanziamenti dall’estero? 
Recentemente l’Espresso ha raccontato che alcune donazioni al partito provengono da associazioni come Italia-Russia e Lombardia- Russia, vicine alla Lega. D’altra parte, sono stati i russi a inventare il concetto di hybrid war. Il generale Gerasimov ha teorizzato che le guerre moderne non si devono combattere con le armi, ma con la propaganda e l’hacking.
Un sistema come La Bestia alimenta la creazione di notizie false?
Non direi che ci sia un rapporto diretto tra le due cose, ma sicuramente c’è un rapporto tra La Bestia e il bias dei post che pubblicano. Come ha spiegato lo psicologo e premio Nobel Daniel Kahneman, di fronte a una notizia online la nostra mente si avvale di metodi di giudizio molto rapidi che, grazie alla soddisfazione che dà trovare conferma nei nostri pregiudizi, spesso porta a risposte sbagliate e illogiche, ossia biased.
Salvini lavora su questo bias?
Lo fa il suo team, e anche quello del M5S: amplificare notizie semi-veritiere, viralizzandole e facendole diventare cultura condivisa, che viene confermata sia dalla fonte considerata carismaticamente onesta e affidabile, sia dal numero di condivisioni che la rendono in quel modo difficilmente contestabile. Vai tu a convincere del contrario 18mila utenti che hanno condiviso un post di dubbia veridicità! Una delle figure chiave delle fake news della Lega è stato e forse ancora è il napoletano Marco Mignogna, che gestiva il sito di Noi con Salvini, oltre a una ventina di portali pro-Salvini, pro-M5S e pro-Putin (nel novembre 2017 si è occupato del caso il NYT, ndr).
Quanto di ciò che hai detto fin qui vale anche per il Movimento 5 Stelle?
Non c’è dubbio che dietro al M5S ci sia una buona azienda di marketing politico. La loro propaganda è più decentralizzata rispetto a quella della Lega, tutta controllata da Morisi. Creano piccole reti, appoggiandosi agli attivisti “grillini” e risparmiando così denaro. Non
pagano per rendere virali i post di Grillo o di Di Battista. Anche se oggi, con il M5S al governo, la strategia è in parte cambiata.
Quanto influisce l’attività di trolling sul dibattito politico?
Dipende dal contesto politico e dal Paese, in alcuni casi può essere molto violenta. Per creare account su Twitter esiste un software acquistabile online, che ti permette di generarne mille in tre ore, ognuno con foto e nome distinto. Parliamo di account verificati con un numero di cellulare: c’è un servizio russo che, per 10 centesimi, te ne fornisce uno appositamente. Con 300 o 400 euro puoi crearti in un pomeriggio un migliaio di account Twitter verificati. A quel punto puoi avviare un tweet bombing, cambiando la percezione di una notizia. È semplice e costa poco.
Ci sono conferme sull’esistenza di una rete di troll leghisti?
Non è facile rispondere, perché ci sono diverse tipologie di reti troll, organiche o artificiali. A volte distinguere le due senza tool specializzati è quasi impossibile. Per esempio, le reti di troll formate da persone reali spesso si auto-organizzano, sapendo benissimo che un utente singolo può avere due o più account social sullo stesso network. È normale vedere un utente pro-Lega o pro-M5S gestire anche cinque account con nomi diversi: cento persone in un gruppo segreto di Facebook o su un canale Telegram, con cinque account ciascuno, fanno 500 troll pronti ad attaccare, e scoraggiare utenti standard a un confronto politico.
Esistono quindi reti costruite ad hoc? 
Una di queste botnet è stata smantellata da un gruppo di hacker italiani sei mesi fa: era collegata a una società romana che gestiva una rete di 3mila account Twitter, collegati a un migliaio di account Facebook. Non mi stupirei se un team gestito da Morisi avesse automatizzato e controllasse qualche centinaio o migliaio di account. Qualcosa di simile era già nelle loro mani, con un sistema di tweet automatici su diversi account (documentato da diverse fonti giornalistiche lo scorso gennaio, ndr). L’unica pecca del loro team è la sicurezza informatica, come si è potuto notare dal leak delle informazioni del loro server, avvenuto all’inizio di quest’anno.
Cosa sappiamo sul “gonfiamento” dei numeri social di Salvini?
Abbiamo notato alcune discrepanze, ma in questo momento di grande successo mediatico di Salvini non sono più rilevanti. Abbiamo scoperto alcune botnet di Twitter nate contemporaneamente che, dopo pochi giorni e nello stesso momento, hanno seguito tutte l’account ufficiale di Salvini. La relazione con il suo account era il fatto che supportavano account di estrema destra in Europa, quindi attribuibili a persone vicine a Voice of Europe e gruppi simili, legati a Steve Bannon, come #Altright o #DefendEurope. La pratica di creare fake account è comune: solo pochi giorni fa Twitter ne ha cancellati alcuni milioni.
C’è un modo per riparare simili storture?
C’è poco da fare. In seguito allo scandalo Cambridge Analytica, Facebook ha colpito tutti, impedendo ai ricercatori di studiare questi fenomeni. Le cose non sono cambiate, anzi. Anche a seguito dell’adozione del GDPR (il regolamento sulla protezione dei dati personali, ndr) nei prossimi anni vedremo come si raffineranno le campagne politiche online: sarebbe utile avere leggi che impongano maggior trasparenza su come funzionano le reti social e, naturalmente, maggiore tutela per i cittadini, in particolare per quanto riguarda i propri big data.

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A number of factors are holding people in place.
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Tem um vídeo que eu gosto bastante, em que a G. Willow Wilson, criadora e roteirista da maravilhosa HQ da Ms. Marvel, faz uma palestra no TED Talks sobre a “geração perdida” dos jovens atuais – os “millennials”. O vídeo segue abaixo, com legendas, e recomendo muito que seja visto. A tese que ela propõe […]
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The Millennial generation (those born between 1982 and 1996) is now the largest living generation. There’s over 83 million Millennials in the […]
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Homeownership among millenials is lower than their parents and grandparents. 
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“We want to weed out people that are just looking for hook-ups.”
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Pinterest, site-ul creat și condus de Ben Silbermann, este una dintre ultimele rețele de socializare devenită populară în rândul internauților, scrie Reuters. Spre deosebire de alte platforme social-media, click-urile de pe Pinterest provin în primul rând de la proaspetele mămici.
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High-end clothing is often a status symbol within our society
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A Surprising Practice That Can Help You Both Hire and Retain Talent

You are probably ignoring this great practice that can help you both hire and retain talent!What is this mystery practice?One word - onboarding!Well, I bet you didn’t expect this answer, right?But bear with me - I’ll explain exactly how a great onboarding can help you achieve 2 most important HR goals:Recruit the best people for your companyReduce turnover rate by retaining them.How can onboarding help you hire talent?A well-structured employee onboarding program can help you ensure the successful outcome of your hiring process.The way we recruit has changed.Unfortunately, the fact that your best candidate has accepted your offer is no longer a guarantee that they will actually show up on their first day.The war for talent is raging.And since all is fair in love and war, your newly signed candidates:Could still be interviewing and receive a better offer.May receive a better offer from another company with whom they interviewed before, but who has a slower recruiting process.May receive a counteroffer from their current employer.You don’t want to lose your best candidates in the last second, right?This is why your onboarding process should start at the moment your candidate accepts your offer. A great onboarding process will help you keep your new employees engaged and excited until their start date at your company.How can onboarding help you retain talent?A successful employee onboarding program helps to improve retention, engagement, satisfaction, and productivity of your new employees.According to the Society For Human Resources Management (SHRM):69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experienced great onboarding.Organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 50% greater new-hire productivity.54% of companies with onboarding programs reported higher employee engagement.ConclusionYour onboarding program will do more than just help you retain new employees.However, it is also a great method that can help you ensure the successful outcome of your hiring process.This is why every company should invest some time and effort to learn how to successfully onboard new employees.See More

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Ομολογουμένως, πρωτότυπο. Ό,τι πρέπει για τους millennials. Ο καναδός ντιζάινερ, Άντριου Γκρίνμπαουμ κι ο συνάδελφός του, ο Ίαν Φέλτον παρουσίασαν για το φετινό καλοκαίρι ένα στρώμα θαλάσσης με μια μικρή μακάβρια νότα. Το στρώμα μοιάζει με φέρετρο, είναι όμως σε ζωηρό ροζ χρώμα και κάνει υπέροχη αντίθεση με τα γαλάζια νερά και την αμμουδιά! Ο […]
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Canadian crafter Lauren Riihimaki has big aspirations to build an empire, and a new round of product launches over the next few months she’s calling the LaurDIYDrop should help with that.

The wave of licensed product releases begins later this month and continues into October to include apparel...

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Canadian crafter Lauren Riihimaki has big aspirations to build an empire, and a new round of product launches over the next few months she’s calling the LaurDIYDrop should help with that.

The wave of licensed product releases begins later this month and continues into October to include apparel...

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Get the vote: What will get young voters out to the polls on Election Day? For one, not calling them millennials. Jim Newell reports on a major new research project focused on understanding the political motivations of young Americans.

Ride limits: Yesterday, New York City voted for a one-year freeze on new licenses for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as a minimum wage for drivers. Henry Grabar explains how the cap will be good for existing drivers, traffic congestion, and the environment.

Popularity vs. diversity: Just as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made good on diversifying its membership, it announced that the Oscars will now include a category for “achievement in popular film.” Sam Adams argues this makes clear the academy doesn’t fully trust its new members with the vote for Best Picture.

Busting stereotypes: Inkoo Kang reviews Crazy Rich Asians, the first major studio release about Asian Americans in a quarter-century, and finds it “emotionally layered, culturally specific, and frequently hilarious.” But perhaps most notably, its “stereotype-busting approach is multifarious.”

For fun: There’s a new game to play when a famous person sends a nonsense tweet.

Looks like Twitter doesn’t have to be bad all the time,


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Primeiro Festival Feminista do Brasil (Foto: Reprodução)


Save the date! O Agora É Que São Elas, primeiro festival feminista do Brasil, já tem data marcada: vai rolar no dia 12 se agosto, em São Paulo. Com o tema “poder”, o evento será realizado pelo coletivo homônimo, com curadoria de Antonia Pellegrino, produção de Joana Braga e direção de comunicação e marketing de Aline Andrade.

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A programação terá debates, exposições, poesia, filmes, música e uma série de atividades. A principal atração é a escritora inglesa Mary Beard, que se apresenta pela primeira vez no país e foi intitulada como a “mais amada intelectual britânica” pelo jornal The Guardian. Mas outros grandes nomes também fazem parte da lista, como a filósofa Djamila Ribeiro, a escritora Heloisa Buarque de Holanda e a ativista Eliana Souza e Silva, criadora da ONG Redes da Maré

“Queremos trazer à tona importantes discussões e aspectos dos debates sobre poder e igualdade de gênero. Nós queremos fortalecer mulheres para disputarem poder. Nas empresas, nos condomínios, nas igrejas, nas escolas, na política, na cultura. E para isso, precisamos conhecê-lo. Essa é a tarefa a que nos propomos com o #FestivalAEQSE”, explica Antonia.

Além da apresentação de Mary Beard, sobre silenciamento feminino, terão quatro mesas focadas no cenário nacional: "Patriarcado a brasileira - Como se formou a estrutura patriarcal no Brasil", "Lugar de mulher é na política - O grande desafio dos feminismos no século XXI: a disputa de poder", "Rompendo o teto de cristal: janela de oportunidade ou meritocracia?" e "A Margem no centro: lutas identitárias são lutas humanitárias - Como alargar nosso sentido de humanidade?".

Entre as atividades estão uma mostra de filmes produzidos por mulheres com curadoria da plataforma Hysteria; exposição com curadoria de Luisa Duarte e Pollyana Quintella com a presença de seis artistas brasileiras que representam o novo momento da arte audiovisual; o "Lugar de Fala", espaço com poetas e onde mulheres poderão falar suas ideias; e uma feira de roupa plus size com curadoria de Flávia Durante

A música fica por conta da rapper Preta Rara e Bia Ferreria.

Onde: UNIBES Cultural - Rua Oscar Freire, 2500
Horário: 10h-20h
Entrada gratuita (para as mesas de debate, é preciso se inscrever no site do evento)

Programação completa:
Abertura dos portões: 10h
Exposição: 10h às 18h
Mostra de filmes: 10h às 18h
Lugar de fala: 12h às 18h
Mesas de debate: 12h às 16h45
Masterclass: 17h às 18h30
Show de encerramento: 18h30

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Mais da metade das brasileiras pediram empréstimo até junho de 2018 (Foto: Reprodução)

Só de pensar em abrir o extrato no app do seu banco você já sente arrepios? E de olhar aquele monte de contas (ainda) fechadas na mesa da cozinha, hein? Triste, fato! Mas não, você não está sozinha nessa. Segundo pesquisa da Ferratum, empresa de concessão de crédito online, 52% das brasileiras fizeram um empréstimo no primeiro semestre deste ano.

A pesquisa ouviu mais de 3.100 brasileiros (homens e mulheres) de todo o Brasil. Deste número, 32.79% cederam ao crédito extra para liquidar as dívidas. #Tenso!

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E, curiosamente, 30.49% dos que pediram empréstimo são jovens entre 26 e 30 anos e 59.84% estão solteiros. É, conta no vermelho não é só coisa de chefe(a) de família...

Ok. Empréstimo feito. E agora, como faz para pagar? Dá uma olhada nas dicas que a youtuber e expert em finanças Julia Mendonça contou à Glamour:

1. Peça a planilha de evolução da sua dívida
Sim, os bancos são obrigados a mostrar como a sua dívida cresceu. Lá, tem que ficar claro quais juros foram cobrados. Nessa hora, atente-se para ver se não existem cobranças de tarifas ou serviços não autorizados por você anteriormente.

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2. Leve uma proposta ao banco
Antes de ir ao banco, faça um planejamento financeiro para entender o quanto você pode pagar por mês sem que fique no vermelho. Em português claro: a parcela da dívida tem que caber no seu bolso. Ah, e quando for renegociar, tente ir ao banco com a maior quantidade de dinheiro físico que puder.

3. Se não rolar, tente a portabilidade
Nunca ouviu falar? A gente te explica: é trocar a sua dívida de um banco para outro (sim, isso é possível). Para fazer, você precisa ir ao banco em que tem a dívida e pedir a memória de cálculo e o custo efetivo total da dívida em andamento – que inclui as taxas, seguros e impostos. Pegue todos estes números e leve para outro banco. Julia garante que as chances são altas de você sair com uma dívida beeeeem menor no outro banco. “Mas, só faça isso se você já tentou os passos anteriores”, aconselha a youtuber.

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4. Cuidado com a venda casada
Muitos bancos vão te dizer que você só pode fazer a portabilidade da dívida se comprar um seguro ou serviço com eles. Mas, a venda casada é crime. Não aceite e denuncie ao PROCON, ok? E leia bem o contrato antes de assinar. Muitas vezes, os bancos incluem serviços no contrato e você o assina sem perceber.

5. Fique atenta aos feirões
Sim, bancos realizam feirões de renegociação – e eles costumam ser mais bonzinhos. Mas, segundo Julia, a divulgação destes feirões não é, assim, tão boa. “Quase nunca dá para saber quando o próximo vai acontecer”, diz. “Tem que ficar atenta ao site”, complementa.

Segundo levantamento realizado pelo Banco Central, em maio deste ano, o índice de endividamento das famílias brasileiras chegou a 23.3% da renda familiar.

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1. Set Clear Goals

Have regular leadership meetings where everyone sets clear goals and expectations on the path to becoming a more diverse company. This includes forming a plan for how teams practice inclusion, taking a hard look at what you can improve and purposefully managing hires toward better diversity for a well-rounded workforce. Doing so represents a way to build respect and trust among employees because everyone is transparent in meeting these goals.

2. Start With Leadership

A diverse company starts with leadership, because those leaders may hire a diverse set of people to have on their teams. For example, Ecolab's board was just 8 percent women in 2006. As of 2018, the board is 31 percent women. As part of its diversity push, Ecolab recognized it had to start at the top and work its way down to have a more inclusive environment for company executives, top-level managers, mid-level managers, team supervisors and entry-level employees.

3. Train Staffers

Once you set goals and bring in the right type of leadership, your leaders should undergo some type of relevant training to recognize unconscious bias, deliver on actionable goals and raise awareness to make the necessary changes that lead to a diverse company. Training for unconscious bias helps your employees be more mindful of what they can do to be more inclusive while becoming aware of their own preconceived notions. Delivering on goals and reporting on these goals at regular team meetings holds everyone accountable for their actions when increasing diversity. Raising awareness helps spread the word of what's happening at your company.

4. Spark Interest

Maintain interest in your goals to improve diversity by talking about inclusion on a regular basis. Ecolab's diversity team has quarterly meetings. The company also instituted unconscious bias training as part of its onboarding process for new sales associates. At one point, more than 40 training sessions occurred within one week across the world, which showed just how much Ecolab valued diversity.

5. Maintain Accountability

Setting goals without accountability is a lost cause. Implement policies that benefit everyone and not just one particular class of employees in a diverse company. For example, parental leave should not have a bias toward gender or a particular family situation. Develop scorecards for leaders that show how they measure success in terms of employee happiness, retention rates and growth on their teams. Have regular conversations about these scorecards and discuss ways to improve your firm's diversity.

Your diverse company has much to gain and accomplish in the coming years, including a better overall work environment where employee opinions matter. These five strategies are just part of the overall diversity picture. What has your company done to improve inclusivity at the office?

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 The History of the United States Part 5 (1865-1918)  The First Era

This time period of American history was an extraordinary transformative era. Everything changed in America after the U.S. Civil War. The North and the South (including the Midwest plus the West) became more industrialized. More Americans moved into the cities from rural locations. Many black people gained rights, but the racist backlash of Jim Crow apartheid harmed real black progress in the evils of lynching, violence, the burning of locations, rape (especially the rape of black women by white racist terrorists), and the denial of inherit voting rights. The era of Reconstruction saw historic first among many black politicians and many saw hope for the future, but it ended by 1877. Likewise African Americans formed numerous organizations and other institutions courageously to defend the human rights of black people. The end of the 19th century saw Native Americans continuously losing their lands, having their treaties broken, and many of them forced to live in harsh reservations, which was a total injustice. Immigrants came into America in the realm of 27.5 million people between 1865 and 1918). These new immigrants experienced both discrimination and hardships. Yet, they also made outstanding contributions to American society (from inventions to a myriad of cultural developments). The Gilded Age signified the growth of large corporations including robber barons. Also, it was a time where the labor movement increased in power in which they executed strikes in order for them to promote living wage,s better working conditions, and ending child labor. By the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive era developed. It did numerous goods things in helping the poor, creating legitimate regulations to promote safety, promoting conservation including environmental protections, and holding companies accountable for their actions. Their weaknesses were that many of them ignored racism that harmed the lives of black Americans and some of them advanced the evil of eugenics.

The women suffragists fought for women to have the right to vote in America (plus worldwide) and by 1920, they were victorious in their determined efforts. This was a time when American imperialism expanded globally from the Caribbean to Asia. The end of his period of time started with World War I. U.S. forces came later into the battlefield on the side of the Allied forces. WWI saw new military weapons, chemical warfare, and a more globalized world society. Domestically, the suppression of civil liberties were commonplace, which was wrong. Americans supplies of food, military supplies, and other items were crucial in the Allied victory.  After WWI, a more internationalized world would be formed with the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Self-determination among nations plus other places expanded in places like China, Turkey, Poland, the Soviet Union, etc. American culture boomed and the continued fight for equality and justice (led by African Americans and other human begins of diverse backgrounds like Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, women, the poor, immigrants, etc.) existed.

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Reconstruction changed the world forever. It dealt with debates about governmental power. Also, it gave black Americans freedom that didn’t exist before the Civil War. Some historians and scholars believe that Reconstruction started as early as 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued which freed slaves in the Confederacy. The end of the Civil War saw Southern cities like Charleston and Richmond completely demolished. The South’s total wealth declined. Southern factories, plantations, and railroads were gone. The South experienced desolations as a response to the Union’s efforts to end the Confederacy. The Confederacy is to be blamed for promoting oppression.  People talked about what to do with eleven states that rebelled against the Union. Reconstruction dealt with rebuilding the South, promoting the lives of newly black freed human beings, and the future of society. African Americans continued to fight for full citizenship and equal rights after the war. Three million African Americans in the South saw a new era and they mostly lived in rural communities. That is why tons of black people were farmers back then and many black Americans came into the cities of the South for economic opportunities. While some people like General William Tecumseh Sherman wanted millions of acres of lands to be given to former slaves by the federal slaves (like forty acres and a mule doctrine of Sherman), many southern landowners opposed this idea. African Americans from the South, during the Reconstruction period and beyond, fought fight for voting rights, access to education, and other benefits that most northern black people (and all black people in general) were fighting for too. Southern white racists would fight legitimate progress at every step of the way since they wanted their status and power in society along with racists being wicked.

As early as 1864, people increasingly knew that the Union was going to win the Civil War. So, people before 1865 talked about what do with newly freed black people once the war was over. There were three views back then. One view was the progressives who wanted land sent to black Americans and full equality. Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were the moderates who wanted an immediate reconciliation of the Confederacy to the Union after the war was over. Both Lincoln and Johnson wanted a national healing and immediate admission of rebel states into the Union. Abraham Lincoln promoted the ten percent plan. This was the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. It wanted ten percent of a state’s voters took a loyalty oath to the Union, and then the state would set up a new government. If the state’s constitution abolished slavery and provided education for African American, then that state would regain representation in Congress. In my personal, opinion, Lincoln was too generous and too accommodating to former Confederates. For example, Lincoln wanted to give pardons (not prison time) for Confederates. He considered compensating them for lost property. He recognized the pro-Union governments of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee even though they denied African Americans the right to vote immediately after the Civil War.

Then, you have the disgusting reactionaries who rejected political and social equality for black people. The progressives included black leaders and Radical Republicans who stood out to defend the Union and they wanted punishment (including making former Confederate states to have the stipulation of swearing allegiance to the Union) sent to the rebels for their actions of extremism during the Civil War too. One leader of the Radical Republicans was Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumer. They opposed Lincoln’s 10 percent plan since Confederates committed the crimes of enslaving black Americans and advancing the Civil War. Lincoln’s plan was rejected and replaced with the Wade-Davis bill in 1864. This policy required the state’s prewar voters to swear loyalty to the Union before the process of restoration started. It promoted guarantees of equality to African Americans. Lincoln ended this plan by a pocket veto or withholding his signature beyond the 10 day decline with the end of the congressional session. Lincoln was wrong to do this.

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On March 3, 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau was established. This was supported by Lincoln. It was formed to give assistance to newly emancipated African Americans. It had huge successes and large economic burdens including racist terrorism harming many schools of the Freedmen’s Bureau. It ended by 1872. The Freedmen’s Bureau wanted to give newly freed black persons food, clothing, health care, and education including for white poor folks of the South. It also helped to reunite black families who were split apart as a result of slavery. It was used to aid 4 million newly freed black human beings. It spent about $5 million to set up schools for former slaves. Howard University, Hampton University, and Fisk University were founded and financed with the help from the Freedmen’s Bureau too. After April 15, 1865, Andrew Johnson was President. Johnson would go on to be one of the racist Presidents in American history. Also, he refused to support even middle of road Reconstruction measures in a vindictive way. The Union General Benjamin Butler in 1865 was elected to Congress as a Radical Republican.

After Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865, Andrew Johnson became the next President. Like Lincoln, Johnson wanted to restore Southern states to the Union as quickly as possible. His plan was to allow any Confederate in the Union if they swore alleigance to the Union and the Constitution. He also anted each state to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment and draft a Constitution that abolished slavery. He wanted wealthy planters to write to him personally in order to get a pardon as he detested wealthy planters. Like many southerners, he was a stone cold racist who wanted America to be a “government for white men.” Andrew Johnson didn’t want to give black Americans the right to vote. He believed in states’ rights in allowing the states to deprive black people human freedoms. In December of 1865, most Confederate state had met Johnson’s plan for readmission when Congress reconvened. By December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States of America. In the same year, Southern states increase the existence of Black Codes. Black Codes are Jim Crow laws that restrict the rights of African Americans involving voting, owning businesses, owning a gun, holding office, etc. Southern states started to allow even Confederates in Congress. The black odes forced African Americans to work in a few jobs like servants or farm laborers. Many states banned black people from owning land as owning land is a key prerequisite in real economic plus political power. Vagrancy laws existed that made any black person who didn’t have a job could be arrested and made to work as prison labor (which involved kidnapping and de facto slavery). During this time when with Union military occupation of the South, many white southerners openly used violence and intimidation to enforce the black codes. This was so evil that Radical Republicans and moderate Republican fought part against the South’s disrespect of the essence of Reconstruction. When southern representative came into Washington, D.C. Congress refused their seats. Congress used a committee to investigate the treatment of former slaves. The spring of 1866 saw more events. Radical Republicans wanted to defend the rights of black people while Johnson opposed this plan. Congress passed a bill to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau. It was given authority to punish state officials who failed to extend rights to African Americans. Johnson vetoed this bill.

April 9, 1866 was the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This gave citizenship to African Americans and guarantees equal rights. It created federal guarantees of civil rights and tried to stop states trying to do evil. Johnson vetoed the law and defied Congress. Later, Congress overturned the veto to make the Civil Rights Act of 1866 the law of the land. The Memphis race riot from May 1-3, 1866 was when white racists and the police killed 46 Africans and destroyed 90 homes, schools, and four churches in Memphis, Tennessee. By July 30, 1866, the New Orleans race riot had the police to murder more than 40 black Americans and white Republicans. More than 150 people were wounded. 1866 was the year when the Ku Klux Klan was formed. It was a secret organization that wanted to use murder, violence, and rape to terrorize African Americans and establish white rule n the South. It was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee. Radical and moderate Republicans blamed Johnson’s total lenient policies of compromise for the violence against black people in the South. Radical Reconstruction started when more Radical Republicans gained power in Congress.

The 1867 Reconstruction act divided the former Confederacy states (of 10 of them) into five military districts via the Military Reconstruction Act of 1867. Congress had overridden President Johnson’s veto again. The generals (who were Union generals from the Civil War) ruled those districts until the states had an oath of allegiance to the Union (and allow African Americans suffrage). These districts wanted African American men to vote as women wouldn’t be allowed to vote until the 1900’s. In 1867, the Republican convention in New Orleans has a party platform including promoting equality for African Americans.

In 1867, tension with Johnson and the Congress increased. Congress passed the Tenure Office Act to control the President’s power. It said that the President must have Senate approval before getting rid of some members of his office. Later, he tried to get rid of the last Radical Republican in his cabinet who was Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. He barricaded himself in his office for nearly 2 month. Then, the House of Representative voted to impeach Johnson for trying to fire Stanton. Johnson was so stubborn that he had an impeachment trial by the Spring of 1868. From March to May of 1868, by one vote, the U.S. Senate failed to remove President Johnson from office. The moderates didn’t want Johnson to leave office. Andrew Johnson promised to enforce the Reconstruction Acts. The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in July 21, 1868. This Amendment guaranteed due process and equal protection under the law to African Americans. The 14th Amendment wanted to punish any state the refused to allow black people the right to vote with losing House seats. It banned leading Confederate officials from holding federal or state offices. On November 3, 1868, President Ulysses S. Grant was elected President. He was the 18th President and a former Union general. He beat Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour of New York State and he had a majority of the white vote. Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment in 1869. It forbade any state from denying suffrage on the grounds of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Many southern racists used loopholes to deprive black people of voting rights by using literacy or property qualifications.

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This harmed African Americans and the poor. The Enforcement Act of 1870 made intimidation of people having voting rights a federal crime. The first redeemer government was in Tennessee. This was in 1869 when TN replaced a biracial Republican state government with an all-white Democratic government. This was followed by Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia in 1870. 1870 was the year when all of the former Confederate states had met the requirements under Radical Reconstruction and rejoined the Union. The Republicans dominated state governments. More African Americans used their political power to be part of government at every level. More black people were now school superintendents, sheriffs, mayor, coroners, and legislatures in the South. The Republican Party also had members who were Scalawags or poor white people who agreed with Reconstruction. Carpetbaggers came from the North and they wanted economic profit in the South via businesses. Many of them were accused of financial exploitation of people. By February 23, 1870 was when the first black senator was elected. His name was Hiram Revels of Mississippi and he was in the U.S. Senate as the first black senator.

The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified on March 30, 1870. It extended the vote to all male citizens regardless of race or previous condition of servitude. In 1871, the 43nd Congress had five black members in the House of Representatives: Benjamin S. Turner of Alabama; Josiah T. Walls of Florida; and Robert Brown Elliot, Joseph H. Rainey and Robert Carlos DeLarge of South Carolina. The first African American governor was P. B. S. Pinchback, acting governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873. Pinchback, a black politician, was the first black to serve as a state governor, although due to white resistance, his tenure is extremely short. In 1874, for the first time since before the Civil War, Democrats control both houses of Congress. Robert Smalls, black hero of the Civil War, elected to Congress as representative of South Carolina. Blanche K. Bruce elected to U. S. Senate. Blanche was born in Virginia as a slave. She learned to read. She left the plantation and went into Missouri during the Civil War. He ran a school for black children and came into Oberlin College in Ohio. He was a great landowner at age 25 by 1866. By his mid-thirties in 1874, he was elected to the United States Senate. Ironically, no black Congressman was elected in the North until the twentieth century. Some Republicans were wrong to not want women’s suffrage immediately since they felt that they couldn’t get enough support to get voting rights for women. Black people and women gained new opportunities during Reconstruction from working in medicine, schools, etc. Many women were leaders in orphanages and relief programs.

Schools grew in the schools. Most were segregated. A few of the Radical Republicans wanted integration. Land speculation, illiteracy, and poverty were fought against by progressive people in the South. African Americans saw a new world with Reconstruction. Most black people in the South were farmers and wanted land to cultivate their own lives and families. Many organized economic institutions and civil rights groups to fight for their rights. The reason is that freedom must be established by both using economic and political power merged into one. In other words, we have to fight for just laws and get our economic power increased in order to fight poverty plus set up our own institutions to benefit the black community as a whole. Black people worked as cooks, carpenters, blacksmiths, and other workers in southern cities. Many experienced low pay, poor food, and substandard housing. African Americans churches were places where black people worshiped, established job opportunities, organized political movements, and helped to educate black people. In rural communities, sharecropping existed. There were share tenancy and tenant farming. Sharecropping was when a landowner dictated the crop and provided the sharecropper with a place to live. In return, a share of the harvested was given to the sharecropper. The problem was that brought supplies on credit with high interest and the sharecropper were forced to pay for these expensive items. Sharecroppers would in term be in debt.

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These leaders during Reconstruction (from left to right) were Robert Brown Elliot, Robert Carlos DeLarge, and Octavius Catto.

Many landlords would lie about the costs of supplies and economic exploit sharecroppers who were both black people and poor whites. Tenant farming involved renting and money management problems existed too involving tenant farming. Sharecropping extended poverty in the black community. White racism and black scapegoating contributed to the violent backlash against Reconstruction. Republicans took over the governments of the South for a time. White racist southerners formed the Ku Klux Klan as a means to stop Reconstruction. The Klan burned homes, schools, and churches. They came out in night and killed, raped, and hanged African Americans and white progressives. Anyone (a minister, a teacher, politicians, etc.), who encouraged black people to vote, were readily assaulted and murdered by the Klan. The violence against black people was very large. The Congress acted by passing the Enforcement Acts in 1870 and in 1871. It made it federal offense to interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. Congress had hearing and invited black politicians and other people to talk about South. George Ruby of Texas told Congress that he dragged into the woods and beat him because he opened a school in Louisiana. Racism terrorism was in the North too. In Philadelphia, civil rights leader Octavius Otto was murdered by a racist mob. He was a teacher and Isaiah Wears and other black protested the racism found in the North as well. Hundreds of Klansmen were indicted in America via the Enforcement Acts. After 1872, violence against black people declined temporarily. With an ex-Confederate general Wade Hampton being elected in South Carolina, the white racist backlash grew. Ulysses S. Grant did many progressive things. His administration fought southern resistance to Reconstruction. His administration later had financial scandals. Grant defeated Horace Greeley in the 1872 election. Later, greed and economic corruption saw the start of the Gilded Age. The Panic of 1873 involved a recession with failed banks and overextended loans to the railroad industry. Job losses came about. 

On March 1, 1875, the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was enacted by Congress. It guaranteed equal rights to African Americans in public accommodations and jury service. It was ruled unconstitutional in 1883. In 1876, Republicans challenged the validity of the voting in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. Wade Hampton was inaugurated the governor of South Carolina, which shown that Southern reactionary extremists didn’t want Reconstruction but oppression. In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was inaugurated as President. The Electoral Commission awarded disputed electoral votes to the republican candidate. In 1877, Reconstruction officially ends with the disgraceful Great Compromise of 1877. This allowed Rutherford Hayes to withdrawal federal troops from the South as a means for him to be President.  Reconstruction didn’t end because of one reason. They included: the Northern support evaporated (because of reforming politics and economic matters which is no excuse since you can handle all issues at the same time), Radical Republicans either passed away or retired, Southern racists gained power in Congress, racist terrorists harmed black people and black people lacked adequate protections, and the Supreme Court promoted decisions that attacked equality. The Supreme Court in the Slaughterhouse Cases of 1873 restricted the 14th Amendment in allowing states to regulate the scope of the Amendment.

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States in the South soon deprived black people rights further. The 1876 decision of United States v. Cruikshank overturned the conviction of the racist Cruikshank and wanted states to handle 14th Amendment affairs (while saying that the 14th Amendment didn’t apply to individuals). Redeemers or Southern whites who hated Reconstruction took control of legislatures throughout the South. In 1874, Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives. Reconstruction has been debated to this day. The truth is that Reconstruction was a heroic, progressive experiment. Its end should be blamed on bigots. Its goals were noble and it caused an increase of the education of African Americans, the expansion of the industrial economy, and the growth of a tax supported educational system. After 1876, bitterness between North and South continued and 100 years after Reconstruction, the second Reconstruction of the Civil Rights Movement would finally end Jim Crow apartheid once and for all. Reconstruction expanded rights and opportunities for African Americans. Also, the Reconstruction period inspired women to fight for suffrage. Women should have the right to vote ASAP just like black Americans and suffrage activists continued in their cause. Reconstruction expanded the role of the federal government and the Republican Party became known as the party of Lincoln. The Democratic Party included both reactionary southerners and industrial Northerners. The Radical Republicans ended after Reconstruction, but new activists would develop to defend the human rights of black people and humanity in general. Reconstruction truly changed the world forevermore.

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The West

One of the most important parts of American history deals with the Old West. For thousands of years, Native Americans were living in the Americas. After 1787, the Construction regulated trade among the federal government and the Native Americans. The history is clear that the federal government not only broke treaties with the indigenous peoples, but outraged kidnapped them and placed them into reservations. From the 1840’s to the 1880’s, more settlers desired more lands even on Native American’s lands. After the Civil War, only 200,000 Native Americans lived to the west of the Mississippi River. Native Americans lived in different cultures and lived in diverse areas. Plains tribes like the Sioux, Blackfeet, Crows, Comanches, and Cheyenne relied on the buffalo for survival literally. Native Americans viewed the land as sacred and it wasn’t to be owned for profit while many Europeans wanted to own the land for economic reasons. Clashes occurred among settlers and Native Americans. By the 1860’s, more laws forced Native Americans to live in reservations. Those areas heavily had poverty, dilapidated lands, and other problems. This was after the 1834 law that limited trade with Native Americans and limited white settlers in Indian Territory. Many white settlers brought diseases that harmed the Native American populations and hunters by the 1870’s almost made the buffalo extinct. Some people murdered buffalos for sport. Transpiration and technology rapidly expanded into the West. With that came more conflict among Native American lifestyles and the growing American nation. Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune encouraged people to travel into the West. In 1862, Sioux Native Americans fought settlers in eastern Minnesota over territories. The Sioux rebellion escalated in 1864 when Colorado militia murdered unarmed Cheyenne and Arapaho civilians. The Native Americans raised the American flag to promote peace, but the militia murdered men, women, and even children. This was the Sand Creek massacre. War grew. John Covington was the commanding officer of the incident.

During this time, the West was transformed by railroads, ranches, and mining. Mining communities desired gold, silver, and other resources. Some authorities hired vigilantes to enforce the law in mining towns. Some mining towns existed temporarily. Chinese Americans and others helped to create the Transcontinental Railroads that expanded the developments of cities and towns. Vaqueros and ranchers owned livestock. Cowboys helped to allow cattle to travel for months into various markets. Cowboys were white, Mexican, and African American men. To this day, cowboys perform nationwide and they include women too. The West was complex with discrimination and economic growth. It had Asians, black people, Mexicans, white people, Native Americans, etc. Homesteads expanded land. Exodusters included African American who wanted to escape the South in order to have self-sufficient, autonomous communities in places like Kansas and Oklahoma. By 1890, the Western frontier era ended. The new era of the West would be filled with challenges and fights for equality among Americans.

After the Civil War, both white and black Union soldiers joined forces to subdue the Native Americans. This was imperialism and it was wrong. Recruitment efforts existed to gain more U.S. soldiers for the job. The Plains Native Americans tried to hold onto to their territories, but the federal government wouldn’t let up. In 1866, Red Cloud and his allied lured Captain William Fetterman and his troops. They killed them. Some people wanted education for Native Americans while others wanted strict rule over them. The racist United States Indian Peace Commission wanted Native Americans to submit to white civilization in order for peace to come. The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 dealt with Sioux lands. Promises were broken with treaties and conflict continued. The Red River War existed in the late 1800’s as far as Texas. Comanche surrendered by 1875.

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The Battle of the Little Big Horn was about lands. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull wanted to drive out prospectors in their lands. By June 1876, General George Custer was defeated by Crazy Horse with his 2,000 Native Americans. Custer and his men died. Sitting Bull escaped into Canada. Crazy Horse and his followers surrendered by starvation and bad weather. Many of the Nez Perces came into reservations, Also, Chief Joseph tried to go into Canada, but he surrendered. He came into Washington, D.C. to defend the interests of his Native American people. The Ghost Dance revival inspired a new resistance movement against U.S. imperialism. In 1890, the government wanted to arrest Sitting Bull. There was the massacre in Wounded Knee, South Dakota where over 100 men, women, and children Native Americans were murdered by U.S. forces.  Assimilation came and many Native Americans were stripped of their rights and culture. Some reformers opposed the brutal treatment of Native Americans like the author Helen Hunt Jackson. Congress passed the Dawes Act in 1887. It dealt with land allotment to Native Americans and other issues. Native Americans would continue to fight for their freedom after the 1890’s too.

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Industrialization and the Guided Age

The growth of industry after the U.S. Civil War transformed the total landscape of American society. This period also involved new inventions and the Gilded Age including the growth of unions (which were created to defend the rights of workers). The Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700’s. It grew in America by the 1800’s with railroads and other devices. Coal and iron was used as resources. By the 1850’s, a new era came about in America. This new era involved steel, oil, and the new power source of electricity. This was the time when goods were created for quicker and efficiently. Immigration grew in causing more labor resources to construct railroads, goods, and other services in America. The natural resources of wood from trees, oil, etc. were utilized in many machines. 1 million immigrants per year came into America by 1905. Horatio Alger wrote his novel that mentioned the story of a poor boy who worse to wealth and fame by working hard. This promoted capitalism and entrepreneurs. Capitalism believes that the free market enterprise should dictate the functions of the economy. Entrepreneurs invested in money in a product in order for them to make profit. They worked in favor of industrialization. The factories, the mines, and the railroads grew jobs and had foreign investment too. The government encourages the free enterprise system. The government gave millions of acres of lands to railroad builders, so they could link East and West. Congress passed protective tariffs or taxes that would make imported goods cost more than goods that were made locally. Back then, little regulation of businesses occurred, which was laissez faire capitalism.

The government promoted patents to protect inventors and their inventions. In 18976, Thomas Edison worked with wealthy industrialists like j. P. Morgan to promote a research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey. Edison crated a patient for the electric light bulb by 1880. IN 2 years, he installed a street lighting system in New York City.  The telegraph was invented in 1844 by Samuel Morse. The telegraph sent communications among thousands of miles in America. In 1876, Alexander graham Bell invented the telephone and in 1896, Guglielmo Marconi created the wireless telegraph which influenced the development of radio. The sewing machine was created by Elias Howe in 1846. The safety elevator was formed by Elisha Otis. In 1884, the improved steam boiler furnace was created by African American Granville Woods. This helped to power trains. Steel would grow being lightweight, but powerful. Such steel was used in skyscrapers and suspension bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge being the first of its kind spanning the East River in New York City. It was completed in 1883. It was the largest bridge in the world back then. Modern time zones would form by the 18 80’s and growth would develop mass production. World markets would be linked more closely with the explosion of modern inventions. More Americans moved into the cities from rural farms. America became a more powerful global political, economic power. Industrial waste increased including dust storms and agricultural problems too, so the environmental movement inspired the creation of the National Park Service and Yellowstone Park in 1872.

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With the growth of business, corporations would dominate railroad systems, resources, and other goods plus services. One robber baron was Andrew Carnegie. Corporations were owned by a group of shareholders. Investors would have a dedication to fund the growth of corporations too. Corporations would be dictated by public shareholders, under them would be the Board of Directors, under them were the managers, and the managers control the employees. J. P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt had massive power. Some corporations dominated a product or service which would be a monopoly. John D. Rockefeller would make deals with railroads in growing his oil profits. Horizontal integration and vertical integration were tactics used by corporations in controlling profits and products. Trusts were used by John D. Rockefeller in order to escape state law preventing companies from owning stock of another company. The paradox is that many robber barons like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt used cut throat tactics in their economic policies while investing in universities, museums, and libraries at the same time (which they felt would give the disadvantaged the chance to attain wealth). Social Darwinism is related to Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species book. Social Darwinism means that wealth was one measure of one inherit value and those most fit are entitled to that wealth. Social Darwinism is evil since it promotes classism and it is overtly bigoted against the poor. With these monopolies growing, the government took action. The U.S. Senate created the ICC or the interstate Commerce Commission to oversee railroad operation. The Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 was passed by the Senate to regulate trusts. It would be rarely enforced until the Progressive Age years later.

With this massive era of the Gilded Age, the workers fought back for economic justice heroically.  Business owners and workers struggles in the midst of conflicts and disagreements on how to move forward. Workers experienced heavy hardships during the Gilded Age. Many workers faced long hours, bad conditions, injuries, and even death from working accidents. Men, women, and children worked in factories. Families struggled to get child care or education for children. Later, states passed laws to ban child labor. Company towns were about business renting areas where workers would live. Corruption inspired the growth of labor union. Labor union fought for workers’ rights like collective bargaining. This was about benefits helping workers. They came after a strike. The National Trades Union was the first national labor union being founded in 1834. Many groups wanted higher wages and the 10 hour work day. Socialism grew too. Socialism believed in public control of property and income. German philosophers Karl Marx and Freiderich Engels promoted the ideas of socialism with their book entitled, The Communist Manifesto. It predicted that capitalism would end when workers would rise up to overturn it. Most Americans rejected Communism, but socialism was popular in many smaller circles back then and today.

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The Knights of Labor was created by Uriah Smith Stephen to defend labor rights. They even recruited African Americans. Stephens wanted a workers’ cooperative to replace capitalism. By 1885, the Knights of Labor had women and people of every race or ethnicity. It disappeared largely by the 1890’s. Samuel Gompers created the American Federation or the AFL in 1886. The AFL wanted union to protect crafts making workers. They wanted higher wages, great working conditions, and low working hours. The AFL excluded women since they falsely believed that women depressed wages. Many AFL excluded black workers when they had no explicit policy banning black people form joining. Strikes occurred in 1877 involving railroad workers. The Haymarket Square strike in 1886 in Chicago wanted an eight hour work day. Many people left the Knights of Labor afterwards. The Homestead Strike wanted higher wages and the Pullman strikes wanted a better cost of living and higher wages. Eugene V. Debs was a leader in that strike. Debs was arrested for being involved in the strike. Debs would be a socialist and help for form the IWW or the Industrial Workers of the World. The Gilded Age ironically helped to spread socialism and labor rights activists worldwide, because the corruption of robber barons were so overt that radical change would be necessary for justice to exist for workers. The Gilded Age saw more skyscrapers, more mass transit like cable cars being electric, trolley cars, and the first subway system in Boston by 1897. New York City had its subway system by 1904.

New Social Realities

America is based on diverse peoples representing their cultures. During the era after the Civil War, massive urbanization (or the rapid growth of cities) developed along with industrialization (or the growth of factories and railroads). There was an expansion of farming as well. This was facilitated by increased high levels of immigration. From 1865 to 1918, there was a historic, unprecedented plus diverse amount of immigrants who came into the United States of America. They came into America in the number of 27.5 million people. 89% of these immigrants or 24.4 million people came from Europe, 2.9 million from Britain, 2.2 million from Ireland, 2.1 million from Scandinavia, 3.8 million from Germany, 4.1 million from Italy, 7.8 million from Russia and other parts of eastern and central Europe. Another 1.7 million came from Canada. Many came from Africa and the Caribbean too. Most of these human beings came through the port of New York City, and from 1892, through the immigration station on Ellis Island. Many ethnic groups settled in different locations. New York City and other large cities of the East Coast became home to large Jewish, Irish, and Italian populations. Many Germans and Central Europeans moved into the Midwest. Some of them had jobs in industry and mining. At the same time, about one million French Canadians migrated from Quebec into New England. Immigrants came into America because of poverty, religious threats. They saw America as the “Promised Land” of milk and honey. Many wanted jobs, farmland, and had kin connections to those in America too. Many of them worked at factories, mines, and construction sites. Some found farming opportunities in the Plains states. Many immigrants were welcomed (other European immigrants weren't for a time) while Asian people experienced massive racism and discrimination. Many Chinese Americans constructed railroads in the West Coast, but were treated in a dismissive fashion unlike Western European immigrants. After massively racist, intense anti-Chinese agitation in the West, Congress passed the evil Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur. It suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and then it was renewed in 1892 and made banning Chinese immigration permanent in 1902. It was the first evil American law to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating into America. It was repealed by the Magnuson Act of December 17, 1943. Yet, even that law allowed for the continuation of the ban against ownership of property and businesses by the ethnic Chinese.  In many states, Chinese Americans (including US citizens) were denied property-ownership rights either by law or de facto until the Magnuson Act itself was fully repealed in 1965. Some immigrants stayed temporarily in the U.S. then returned home, often with savings that made them relatively prosperous. Most, however, permanently left their native lands and stayed in hope of finding a better life in the New World. This desire for freedom and prosperity led to the famous term, the American Dream.

In terms of the religion, the Third Great Awakening existed from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. It saw the growth of evangelical Protestantism from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. During this time, this movement promoted social activism and affected pietistic Protestant denominations. Many followers of this Awakening believed in the postmillennial theology that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would come after humankind had reformed the whole earth. A major component was the Social Gospel Movement, which applied Christianity to social issues and gained its force from the Awakening, as did the worldwide missionary movement. New groupings emerged, such as the Holiness movement and Nazarene movements, and Christian Science. At the same time, the Catholic Church grew rapidly, with a base in the German, Irish, Polish, and Italian immigrant communities, and a leadership drawn from the Irish. The Catholics were largely working class and concentrated in the industrial cities and mining towns, where they built churches, parochial schools, and charitable institutions, as well as colleges. The Jewish community grew rapidly, especially from the new arrivals from Eastern Europe who settled chiefly in New York City. They avoided the Reform synagogues of the older German Jewish people and instead formed Orthodox and Conservative synagogues.

Race relations between 1877 and 1918 were horrible. Black Americans during this time lost many of their civil rights obtained via Reconstruction. Many African Americans suffered racial discrimination, racist lynching, violence, and anti-black racial riots. This led to many problems in the living conditions of many African Americans. The South expanded Jim Crow laws. These laws didn’t just deal with restricting voting (literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were used to deprive black people in the South to vote). Grandfather clauses didn’t want people to vote if their grandfathers didn’t vote before 1866. Since, many black people in the South were slaves before 1866, many black people weren’t allowed to vote. It meant separate, unequal restaurants, trains, pools, cemeteries, schools, and other facets of society. Many white people formed all white primaries to only allow whites to have a voice in elections. In 1896, Homer Plessy, an African American, was denied of his rights via the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That decision upheld racial segregation via its sick “separate but equal” doctrine. The case came after Homer Plessy sat in a white section of a Louisiana train car. By the end of World War II, only 3 percent of African Americans had the right to vote. Black people in Louisiana went from 130,000 people voting in 1894 to only 1,300 people voting in 1904. Black Americans fought back too. Frederick Douglass lived during racial oppression, but told his allies to continue to agitate and fight for freedom by the late 1800’s. Black Americans created civil rights groups, women’s clubs, fraternal organizations, schools, colleges, and political organizations in fighting for our human rights back then. Many black people had diverse views on how to achieve equality (like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois), but they agreed with the same goal (which is equality and justice for black people). Booker T. Washington was born a slave and became free. His legacy was part of educational opportunities for those of black African descent. He was right to advance education and vocational work for African Americans. He was right to promote land ownership. He was wrong to advance the principle that true equal rights must be based on previous preparation for it. Freedom is not based on a clock, but should be given immediate irrespectively of anything. He was also wrong to believe in a capitalist extremism and to promote the Atlanta Compromise since justice is not compromise, but liberation. You don’t compromise with your oppressor, but you defeat your oppression. Later in his life, Booker T. Washington would support efforts to end Jim Crow.

W.E. B. DuBois believed that political agitation and embracing a liberal arts education would cause equality for black people. DuBois is right that no accommodating of southern white racists is needed and he was right that black people should demand for immediate equality via political agitation. DuBois was wrong to advance the Talented Tenth principle or a select of bourgeois black people being made leaders of the black community. Leadership is egalitarian not possessed on a very few amount of people. We can all be leaders. DuBois is right to promote many progressive positions on housing, the economy, and on being anti-imperialist. Ida B. Wells also opposed lynching and racism. She was raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She knew both Frederick Douglass and WEB DuBois. She was one founde
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La popularización de internet cambió el mundo, es una obviedad que lo digamos a estas alturas. Y también cambió, para siempre, las conversaciones con amigos. Mucho más desde que apareció internet móvil y tenemos cualquier respuesta al alcance de la mano. Para bien o para mal.

Hasta hace pocos años, de cañas con amigos, podíamos pasarnos un par de horas enzarzados en la duda de si es más grande la provincia de Cáceres o la de Badajoz. Hoy, alguien se sacaría el iPhone del bolsillo y nos aclararía que Badajoz tiene 21.766 km², lo que la convierte en la provincia más extensa de España, mientras que Cáceres solo tiene 19.868 km² y se sitúa en segundo lugar. Fin de la discusión. Mejor pedir otra cerveza.

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Así que, dado que las conversaciones sobre datos objetivos las tenemos resueltas a golpe de Wikipedia, os proponemos un reto: retomar los grandes debates de los 90. Sin móviles, sin que ningún influencer nos haya dado su opinión, sin que ningún tuitero inicie la diatriba. ¿Y de qué hablábamos en los bares, los descansos de la facultad o los paseos por la playa hace veinte o veinticinco años? Estos son algunos ejemplos:

¿Te acostarías con Robert Redford por un millón de dólares?

En 1993, hace exactamente veinticinco años, se estrenó la película Una proposición indecente. Se trataba de un drama romántico algo simplón, pero que dejó en el aire un debate que duró meses. La trama nos presentaba a un matrimonio joven (interpretado por Demi Moore y Woody Harrelson) que pasa por dificultades económicas y que se va a Las Vegas a jugarse sus últimos ahorros. Allí conocen a un multimillonario al que da vida Robert Redford... y surge la incógnita.

Una Proposicion Indecente

El multimillonario en cuestión les ofrece un millón de dólares a cambio de pasar una noche con ella. Y el debate está servido: ¿te acostarías con Robert Redford a cambio de un millón de dólares? O mejor, traducido al mundo millennial: ¿te acostarías con Ryan Reynolds a cambio de cinco millones de dólares? ¿Incluso estando casada? ¿Preferirías el beneplácito o la oposición de tu marido? No podemos negar que el debate da para mucho.

¿Con quién te identificas más de los personajes de Friends?

¿Hay algo más noventero que hablar de Friends? Si hay un icono de esa generación que siempre identificaremos de un solo vistazo, es esa serie que nos presentó a seis amigos, entre los veinte y los treinta, viviendo en Nueva York. Una serie que a nadie le es ajena, sea de la generación que sea, gracias a Netflix y reposiciones varias.


Pero había un tema en los noventa que todo fan de Friends comentaba: ¿con qué personaje te identificas más? ¿Con Monica y su obsesión por la limpieza y el orden? ¿Con Chandler y su uso del humor para evitar situaciones incómodas? ¿Con Phoebe y sus locuras? ¿Con Joey y su promiscuidad? ¿Con Rachel y su sueño de triunfar en el mundo de la moda? ¿O con Ross y su tendencia al matrimonio fracasado?

¿Cuál es tu top five de películas favoritas?

Si hiciéramos esta pregunta a un grupo de amigos hace veinte o veinticinco años, seguro que entre las respuestas habría algún Dirty Dancing, Footloose, La guerra de las galaxias, E.T., Flashdance, Pretty Woman o Grease. Y aunque algunas de ellas sigan vigentes como favoritas y casi pelis de culto para muchos, quizá lo que ha cambiado es el debate.

Guerra Galaxias

Porque ¿seríamos capaces hoy en día, en estos tiempos de Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Fiesta del Cine, etc. de limitar nuestra selección solo a cinco? Es más, ¿de verdad seguiríamos hablando de nuestras películas favoritas o se nos iría el tema a las series?

¿Puede un enfermo de SIDA ser deportista profesional?

El 7 de noviembre de 1991, Magic Johnson, el que por entonces era probablemente el mejor jugador de baloncesto del mundo y estrella de Los Angeles Lakers de la NBA, anunció al mundo que era portador del VIH. Fue la noticia deportiva de la década. Y el inicio de un debate que puso de relieve que aún le quedaba a la sociedad mucho por aprender sobre el virus del SIDA.

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Magic se retiró del baloncesto poco después, no sin antes haber vivido la controversia de que algunos compañeros de profesión se negaran a compartir cancha con él por el riesgo a contagiarse de «un virus mortal». Y el debate saltó a la calle: ¿puede un deportista continuar con su profesión a pesar de tener SIDA? La duda que surge, veintisiete años después, es... ¿tendríamos este debate hoy en día?

¿Es infidelidad el sexo oral?

En 1998 (casi) no se habló de otra cosa. Los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo se hicieron eco del impeachment por el cual el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Bill Clinton, estuvo a punto de perder su cargo, debido a las relaciones que había mantenido entre 1995 y 1997 con la becaria de la Casa Blanca Monica Lewinsky.

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El juicio contra Clinton fue por perjurio, ya que él había declarado con anterioridad que no había mantenido relaciones sexuales con Lewinsky. Solo había recibido sexo oral por parte de ella. Hubo debates de todo tipo (político, social y familiar) sobre el Monicagate, pero una pregunta flotó en el aire durante meses: ¿es sexo el sexo oral? ¿Es infidelidad recibirlo estando casado?

¿Puede haber violación dentro del matrimonio?

El 23 de junio de 1993, Lorena Bobbit le cercenó el pene a su marido, John, con un cuchillo de cocina, después de que él, en estado de embriaguez, abusara presuntamente de ella (aunque posteriormente fue declarado inocente del cargo de violación). Fue la respuesta de ella, según sus propias palabras, a años de violencia física y abusos sexuales dentro del matrimonio.

Lorena Bobbit

El tema fue motivo de chascarrillo a comienzos de los noventa. Si hubiera sido hoy en día, habríamos tenido memes hasta hartarnos. Pero también sacó a la palestra una pregunta que quizá hoy en día ya no nos hacemos (por suerte): ¿existe la violación dentro del matrimonio? Muchos no comprendieron la acusación de Lorena de violación porque John era su marido y ese debate presidió tertulias durante muchos meses.

¿Somos todos bisexuales?

Muchos de los debates que surgían en los noventa venían precedidos de un gran estreno cinematográfico. Eran los tiempos en que las películas se estrenaban en Estados Unidos meses antes que en España y el debate era, en ocasiones, parte polémica y parte promoción. Es lo que ocurrió con Instinto básico (1992), una película en la que la protagonista, una afamada escritora sospechosa de asesinato, mantenía relaciones sexuales con el detective al cargo del caso, mientras tenía una pareja que era mujer.

Instinto Basico

La controversia alcanzó a todos los grupos sociales. Los colectivos LGTB+ protestaron por la imagen que de ellos daba la cinta. Los espectadores más puritanos se manifestaban ante los cines para censurar la emisión. Y en la calle se hablaba, quizá por primera vez, de bisexualidad. ¿Existe o no? ¿Puede alguien enamorarse y sentirse atraído por igual por un hombre o por una mujer... o eso es solo vicio? ¿O quizá es que todos somos bisexuales? Y la gran duda: ¿nos lo seguiríamos preguntando hoy en día?

¿Cabía Leonardo DiCaprio en aquella tabla?

No todos los debates tenían por qué ser tan serios. O sí, porque este habla de la supervivencia de uno de los héroes cinematográficos de la época, Jack Dawson, el personaje interpretado por Leonardo DiCaprio en la película Titanic, de 1997.


Para quien no la haya visto, si es que hay alguien que no lo haya hecho, al final de la cinta el barco se hunde (esto no es un spoiler, ¿verdad?) y Rose, su enamorada, se salva subiéndose a una tabla de madera que flota en las frías aguas del Atlántico Norte. Y todos nos hicimos una pregunta en aquel momento: ¿acaso no cabía también Jack en la tabla? Veintiún años después, continúa habiendo debate (e incluso pruebas empíricas).

¿Fue un accidente la muerte de Diana de Gales?

El 31 de agosto de 1997 el mundo se despertaba con un sobresalto: la princesa Diana de Gales había muerto en un accidente de tráfico en el túnel del Alma, en París, junto a su novio Dodi Al-Fayed. Solo sobrevivió al accidente uno de los ocupantes del vehículo y la noticia saltó a todas las portadas de los medios. Había muerto la princesa del pueblo y acababa de nacer el mito.

Diana Gales

Pronto una idea cundió en las mentes de los más malpensados: qué apropiada era aquella muerte para la monarquía británica, de la que Diana había demostrado ser un verso libre, con su divorcio, sus declaraciones en televisión, sus relaciones con otros hombres y su popularidad, que superaba con creces la de su exmarido, el heredero de la Corona. Mohamed Al-Fayed, padre de Dodi y propietario de los míticos almacenes Harrods dio voz a la teoría de la conspiración y aún hoy muchos se preguntan: ¿tuvo algo que ver la Casa Real británica en la muerte de Diana o fue realmente un accidente?

¿El teléfono móvil nos dará o nos quitará libertad?

A finales de los años noventa, el teléfono móvil dejó de ser un objeto de lujo y se convirtió en algo asequible para casi cualquier bolsillo. Atrás fue quedando la imagen de aquellos móviles enormes asociada a hombres de negocios y pijos varios, e incluso quienes eran más reacios al principio se acabaron rindiendo a la necesidad de hacerse con uno. Pero había un tema que se hablaba mucho en las conversaciones entre amigos: ¿el móvil nos quitará libertad?

Movil Libertad

A favor de este argumento, estaban quienes decían que nos convertía en personas fácilmente localizables; en contra, quienes sostenían que, a diferencia del fijo, el móvil no daba información de dónde nos encontrábamos y, además, se podía apagar. Han pasado veinte años y mil innovaciones tecnológicas y todavía no lo tenemos del todo claro... ¿Nos ha quitado la tecnología móvil libertad?

¿Estaban Rachel y Ross tomándose un descanso?

Sí, retomamos Friends porque de ahí llegó la gran pregunta de los noventa. La pregunta por excelencia. La que aún hoy en día divide a quienes vieron la serie hace veinte años, a quienes no han dejado de verla en las sucesivas reposiciones y a quienes la han descubierto en plena era millennial.

Ross Rachel Descanso

Una pareja discute. Uno de los dos propone «tomarse un descanso». No pactan más condiciones que esa. El otro miembro de la pareja sale esa noche y se acuesta con una tercera persona. El asunto dio para debate y más debate a lo largo de las siete temporadas que aún quedaban de la serie... y también para que todos los fans se posicionaran claramente en un #TeamRoss o un #TeamRachel. ¿No os preguntáis de cuál formarían parte vuestros amigos?

Este es el reto que os proponemos, millennials: sacad estos temas una tarde con amigos, dejad los móviles a un lado y permitid que el debate fluya. Será una experiencia inolvidable, un viaje al pasado, a las conversaciones de vuestros padres o vuestros hermanos mayores. Y lo mejor de todo... ayudará a que conozcáis mucho mejor a quien tenéis enfrente.

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          How Republicans Can Switch From Offending Minority Voters To Wooing Them (Barf Alert)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennials are the most likely fully adult generation to be registered as independents, and the most likely to vote for Democrats. A great part of this is due to biases in education and media, but blame also rests on the shoulders of Republican candidates, who have spent decades underappreciating the implications that changing U.S. demographics have for the party. After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, the Republican establishment released an autopsy stressing the importance of Republicans working to make inroads with the country’s growing demographics, but the Republican base instead doubled down on the aggressive rhetoric and hardline policy stances that...
          Fashion and Jewelry Trends Still Under the Millennial Pink Domination      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



Call it pastel pink, salmon rose, peachy blush or flamingo cerise, the verdict is in: Millennial pink is – still – the color of the moment. Try as they may to unseat it, this color isn’t going anywhere.This sweet, candy-like shade is not really a newcomer on the color trends scene – in fact, it’s been around for the better part of the decade. From rosy packaging to pink sunnies and trendy drinks and from bling to runway trends, Millennial pink is everywhere – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Pink Is IN: The Beginnings

Back in 2015, Pantone announced rose quartz as one of the two colors of the upcoming year – with serenity, aka chalky sky-blue being its co-lead. Arguing their choice as 'society’s understanding of femininity… changing the way people think about the female experience”, Pantone definitely boosted the popularity of the shade. But by 2015, Millennial pink was already the hottest shade around – and some say it all started with Paris Hilton’s love for the shade in the early 2000s.But not all agree and other sources associate the origins of the pink movement with Tumblr’s pink-everything aesthetic. By 2016, major brands were designing or packaging everything pink: from Diesel's Spring 2016 ad campaign to Glossier’s new product range, the color was already on top.

Pink-Infused Fashion Trends

From the hottest catwalks of the world to the red carpet, Millennial pink is everywhere. And when it comes to garments, the famous shade features a wider range of tones, from the softer, pastel ones to brighter, candy-like hues. Millennial pink has been a staple at New York Fashion Week for years now, where collections from Rebecca Minkoff, Anna Sui, Reebok, Club Monaco featured the shade extensively. Another group .that totally embraces the femme shade: fashion bloggers, who rock the shade on repeat, both as a statement shade (in its hotter versions) and as an elevated, luxe neutral.

Jewelry Trends: Rose Gold Takes the Lead


Blush shades of pink have been slowly and steadily taking over the latte and hazelnut hues and gaining a place as veritable neutrals. And the same thing is happening in the jewelry niche, where rose gold jewelry has been slowly taking over the classic white and yellow tones – especially during the hotter seasons. From dangly earrings to lariat necklaces and stackable rings, rose gold is totally trending. The reason? The simple fact that no other shade looks as good on sun-kissed skin as rose.

Pink Sunnies, Bags and Heels


The color of iPhones and Acne Studios' shopping bags is also scoring big in the accessory department. While a while ago, golden pumps were making a sparkly splash, these days; it’s all about those rosy heels with high levels of luster. Joining the pink club: the trendiest sunnies, with the IT celebs rocking the rosy-shaded shades on their pap strolls. Pink backpacks, pink totes and blush handbags have become staple rather than statement pieces, since the shade can definitely double as a neutral.

Rose-Hued Gems and Pearls


Say goodbye to classic whites and welcome the sweet shades of pink when it comes to updating your jewelry collection. From rosy beads to pink pearl stud earrings and peachy salmon gemstones, the trend knows no bounds. Whether you’re on the market for a pearl ring or a gem necklace, embrace the seductive, fun and saccharine shade of Millennial pink.

Next in Line: Millennial Lilac Is the New Pink

According to various color forecasters, Millennial pink has already peaked. And the next iconic shade in line is either hot, 90’s pink or soft and mysterious Millennial lilac. But even if you’ve upgraded your wardrobe with an excessive amount of candy pink pieces, no worries – as this sweet shade and its purple cousin look like a trendy unicorn-like dream when combined.


          A Tinder Trilogy by Annie Jenkins at The Hen and Chickens Theatre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A Tinder Trilogy features 3 monologues loosely connected by Tinder. Tinder is not by any means the main feature though, and each piece goes far deeper. They are delivered by three captivating performers who show us a glimpse of what womanhood means today for millennials trying to navigate modern society. Each one takes her turn […]

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          How Republicans Can Switch From Offending Minority Voters To Wooing Them (Barf Alert)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennials are the most likely fully adult generation to be registered as independents, and the most likely to vote for Democrats. A great part of this is due to biases in education and media, but blame also rests on the shoulders of Republican candidates, who have spent decades underappreciating the implications that changing U.S. demographics have for the party. After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, the Republican establishment released an autopsy stressing the importance of Republicans working to make inroads with the country’s growing demographics, but the Republican base instead doubled down on the aggressive rhetoric and hardline policy stances that...
          Kommentar zu Journal Dienstag, 7. August 2018 – Schmerzliche Reise in die Vergangenheit von Joe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Unikarrieren sind ein Glücksspiel, das hat nur bedingt was, mit Hartnäckigkeit und dicken Brettern zu tun. Ich hätte gerne Nordamerikanische Kultur erforscht. Nach der Promotion und einigen Jahren Forschung & Lehre war dann Schluss. Im Nachhinein vertane Zeit. Nun habe ich eine 60 Stundenwoche in einer Unternehmensberatung mit US Kunden. Sport ist da nur in kleinen Dosen drin. Im Grunde warte ich auf die Rente, noch 15 Jahre... Ich denke, was eine Professorenstelle heute so attraktiv macht, ist der Umstand, dass man sich den Grad der Verantwortung zum Teil selber aussuchen kann. Nicht jeder muss Unirektor werden. Aber in normalen Arbeitsleben ist Seniorität mit wachsender Verantwortung verbunden, für Mitarbeiter, Budget, Relevanz der Kunden, usw. Wer da aussteigt, reiht sich ein in die Schlange der erfahrenen und hochqualifizierten Freelancer. Die Millennials haben ja den Anspruch auf "Work-Life-Balance" und Überstunden sind des Teufels bei denen. Ich bin gespannt wie die sich um Verantwortung im Berufsleben drücken können.
           CHARMAIN NAIDOO: I'm no dinosaur, kid. I'm adapting to a changing world       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
'Most people my age – somewhere between babyboomer and millennial – have had to adapt at a rate that has made our heads spin'
          New Report Says Philadelphia Leads US In Wage Growth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new economic analysis by Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports says Philadelphia leads the nation in wage growth over the last year, printing around 2.8 percent growth since July 2017, bringing the median base salary to $55,723 per year.

Glassdoor’s report is designed to provide a real-time overview of trends in median base salary for full-time U.S. workers in ten cities through an analysis of anonymous salary data from millions of employees.

As noted by Bloomberg, San Francisco experienced 2.7 percent growth, New York City saw 2.6 percent growth and Los Angeles saw 2.6 percent growth, ranking as the cities with the next fastest pay increase. San Francisco had the highest median base pay at $69,404 per year, which printed at a $17,000 premium versus the national average.

“Cost of living is certainly one factor that’s driving up wages for workers in these cities,” wrote Alison Sullivan, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, in an email to Bloomberg.

The report, which examined wage growth among 84 jobs across 15 industries, discovered that certain professions were doing much better than others. Jobs in the financial sector experienced some of the fastest pay increases, according to the report, noting that bank tellers saw 8.2 percent growth in wages, while financial advisers and financial managers saw 4.9 percent and 4.7 percent growth, respectively.

“Many of these bigger cities are also home to industries like tech, finance, and healthcare,” Sullivan said.

“These industries have several high-demand roles they’re hiring for and employers are using higher pay as one mechanism to attract talent.”

In Philadelphia, most of the wage growth is driven by health-care and pharmaceutical companies that demand strong millennial talent from higher education institutions around the region.

Bloomberg also noted that Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Boston observed the lowest annual pay increases in July, expanding by 1.7 percent, 1.9 percent, and 2 percent, respectively.

The report can be misleading when placed in a broader context than the professions generally covered by Glassdoor, said PhillyVoice.

The most recent data from the Federal Reserve revealed that Philadelphia’s median household income level was $41,449, which includes residences with more than one job — not just a single wage.

Another shocking reality is that Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty (an income of less than $10,000, or 50 percent of the federal poverty threshold) of any large city.

“The comparatively favorable cost of living in Philadelphia is in fact primarily offset for renters, who generally receive lower wages than those in other large U.S. cities. That challenge was highlighted in a recent collaboration between PropertyShark and RENTCafé, which found deficits in discretionary income for both homeowners and renters,” said PhillyVoice.

Regardless of the different figures, “the steady uptick in Glassdoor’s data is generally a good sign for workers and evidence that today’s tight labor market may finally be translating into further base pay gains for U.S. workers into the remainder of 2018,” Sullivan concluded.

While Glassdoor’s report seems overly optimistic about overall wage growth, here is a sobering reminder that real wages have barely budged - despite President Trump’s claims of the “greatest economy ever.”

          New Report Says Philadelphia Leads US In Wage Growth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new economic analysis by Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports says Philadelphia leads the nation in wage growth over the last year, printing around 2.8 percent growth since July 2017, bringing the median base salary to $55,723 per year.

Glassdoor’s report is designed to provide a real-time overview of trends in median base salary for full-time U.S. workers in ten cities through an analysis of anonymous salary data from millions of employees.

As noted by Bloomberg, San Francisco experienced 2.7 percent growth, New York City saw 2.6 percent growth and Los Angeles saw 2.6 percent growth, ranking as the cities with the next fastest pay increase. San Francisco had the highest median base pay at $69,404 per year, which printed at a $17,000 premium versus the national average.

“Cost of living is certainly one factor that’s driving up wages for workers in these cities,” wrote Alison Sullivan, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, in an email to Bloomberg.

The report, which examined wage growth among 84 jobs across 15 industries, discovered that certain professions were doing much better than others. Jobs in the financial sector experienced some of the fastest pay increases, according to the report, noting that bank tellers saw 8.2 percent growth in wages, while financial advisers and financial managers saw 4.9 percent and 4.7 percent growth, respectively.

“Many of these bigger cities are also home to industries like tech, finance, and healthcare,” Sullivan said.

“These industries have several high-demand roles they’re hiring for and employers are using higher pay as one mechanism to attract talent.”

In Philadelphia, most of the wage growth is driven by health-care and pharmaceutical companies that demand strong millennial talent from higher education institutions around the region.

Bloomberg also noted that Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Boston observed the lowest annual pay increases in July, expanding by 1.7 percent, 1.9 percent, and 2 percent, respectively.

The report can be misleading when placed in a broader context than the professions generally covered by Glassdoor, said PhillyVoice.

The most recent data from the Federal Reserve revealed that Philadelphia’s median household income level was $41,449, which includes residences with more than one job — not just a single wage.

Another shocking reality is that Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty (an income of less than $10,000, or 50 percent of the federal poverty threshold) of any large city.

“The comparatively favorable cost of living in Philadelphia is in fact primarily offset for renters, who generally receive lower wages than those in other large U.S. cities. That challenge was highlighted in a recent collaboration between PropertyShark and RENTCafé, which found deficits in discretionary income for both homeowners and renters,” said PhillyVoice.

Regardless of the different figures, “the steady uptick in Glassdoor’s data is generally a good sign for workers and evidence that today’s tight labor market may finally be translating into further base pay gains for U.S. workers into the remainder of 2018,” Sullivan concluded.

While Glassdoor’s report seems overly optimistic about overall wage growth, here is a sobering reminder that real wages have barely budged - despite President Trump’s claims of the “greatest economy ever.”

          Listen: J. Cole drops freestyle 'Album of the Year'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
J. Cole is creating buzz with his new music video release, “Album of the Year.” Through his lyrical performance, he introduces millennial fans to the art of freestyle, the kind of style that represents the origins of hip-hop that emerged in retro poetry lounges. His lyrics thrust the power of...
          Winkeliers worstelen met online-concurrentie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

De opbloeiende economie heeft veel winkeliers de omzetgroei gebracht waar zo lang naar verlangd is. Consumenten hebben vertrouwen en meer geld door meer banen en stijgende lonen. Toch is het beeld in de detailhandel niet overal even rooskleurig, want niet elke branche doet het goed en online is een meedogenloze concurrent van de winkelstraat, zo concluderen economen van ABN Amro in een rapport over de retailers.

De verkoopvolumes in de detailhandel stegen in de eerste vijf maanden van dit jaar met ruim 3 procent. Omzetgroei was er vooral bij doe-het-zelfwinkels, bouwmarkten, keukenwinkels, meubel- en woninginrichters en drogisterijen.

Bij de kleding- en schoenenwinkels was er omzetverlies. Het warme weer speelt de mode- en kledingbranche behoorlijk parten. Winkels met consumentenelektronica verkopen weliswaar meer, maar verdienen minder door de aanhoudende druk op de prijzen. En voedingsspeciaalzaken hebben last van supermarkten die vol inzetten op vers eten en drinken.

Maar het is vooral online dat omzet wegzuigt. De grootste omzetgroei werd online geboekt: meer dan 20 procent. De consument switcht moeiteloos van de fysieke winkel naar de goedkopere onlinewinkel met het ruimere assortiment, die makkelijk en voor niks thuis bezorgt.

Goud en zilver

De groeiende economie zorgt voor wind in de rug van de juweliersbranche. Luxe producten als gouden en zilveren sieraden, juwelen en horloges vallen steeds meer in het bereik van koopkrachtige consumenten. Voor dit jaar verwacht ABN Amro een omzetgroei van 1,5 procent.

Maar ook in deze branche rukt online hard op. In 2012 bedroeg het aandeel online in de omzet uit sieraden 3 procent, in 2018 is dat al het viervoudige, namelijk 12,7 procent.

Juweliers zetten ook steeds meer in op sociale media om een jonger koperspubliek te bereiken en sieraden aan de man te brengen. Social influencers dragen de sieraden en plaatsen foto's en berichten. Millennials, tussen de 20-35 jaar, zijn een interessante doelgroep. Ze hebben werk, hebben geld te besteden en krijgen meer oog voor sieraden.

          These Photos Of The Galaxy Note 9 Will Make You Want To Upgrade Your Phone ASAP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Way, way back in my middle school days , I wanted nothing more than a bright pink Razer flip phone. I'm almost certain that most millennial...
          How To Stop Slacking Off In Your Online Degree      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by LOUISA IRVIN, Junkee Although the idea of online study seems easy in theory — especially to tech savvy millennials — actually getting on top of the content and staying on track is a lot harder than you might think. The learning is a lot more self-driven, and although traditional on-campus courses are reliant on student […]
          You Think Sonali Bendre Is Seeking Attention By Posting A Bald Pic And A Message Online?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Harsh Nigam Sonali Bendre is one of the most loved and recognized actresses in Bollywood. She was a major part of every millennial’s life while growing up, including mine. But recently, we all got this unfortunate and sad news from her that she was detected with metastatic cancer for which she’s in New York […]

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          Verónica Castro se negó a realizar un desnudo para la serie "La casa de las flores".      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Con casi 50 años de trayectoria artística, Verónica Castro confesó que le preocupa la manera en que los millennials y su público de antaño recibirán su participación en la serie de televisión “La casa de las flores”, que se estrenará este 10 de agosto por Netflix. “Las series son caminos por los que yo no he transitado, por eso tengo mucha expectativa, nervios, miedo o llámenle como quieran. Me da tentación saber cómo me recibirán los millennials, los chamaquillos”, comentó la reconocida actriz. “De si les caigo bien, mal o que digan: ‘esta vieja me cae gorda, no la quiero, ya pasó, ya fue’. Los escuincles se pueden burlar de mí, pero quiero entrarles porque vienen arrasando en cosas que para nosotros eran tabúes intocables, que no podían actuarse en una pantalla y ni siquiera platicarse”

Sus fans, aquellos que crecieron con ella y aplaudieron su trabajo en telenovelas como “Los ricos también lloran”, “Rosa salvaje”, “Mi pequeña Soledad” o “El derecho de nacer”, también son tema de preocupación porque la verán en un personaje totalmente ajeno a lo antes desempeñado. “Me dolería que dijeran se volvió loca, ya no me gusta, ya no la quiero o qué desagradable, pues fue un público que me gané a pulso y de corazón”, platicó en entrevista, pues cree que daría malos ejemplos luego de que su personaje fuma marihuana, trafica la hierba, tuvo un romance fuera del matrimonio y la que dice ser su primera hija no lo es. 

En “La casa de las flores”, Verónica Castro da vida a “Virginia De la Mora”, quien es propietaria de una florería y madre de tres hijos. En el primer episodio descubre que su esposo la engañaba con la mujer que decidió suicidarse justo en su negocio y en pleno festejo familiar. Conforme avanza la trama distribuida en 13 episodios, “Virginia De la Mora” debe deshacerse de tabúes y abrirse a la realidad por la que atraviesan ella, su marido y sus hijos, pues uno de ellos es homosexual, otra no acepta a su exesposo transexual y la más joven planea contraer nupcias con un afroamericano, entre otros tópicos. La apertura por la que experimenta su personaje también le sucedió a la actriz , por lo que recurrió a la frase: ‘Renovarse o morir’. Aceptó que en el ayer, por ejemplo, no podía pronunciarse la palabra marihuana y hoy es tan normal decirlo o mostrar su uso en pantalla como lo hace “Virginia”. “Sí me cuesta trabajo sacarme todo eso (tabúes) de la cabeza, pero es maravilloso porque estoy entrando a un mundo totalmente nuevo. De alguna manera, voy a meter a mucha gente, a ver si les gusta, si realmente lo aceptan”, insistió.  

“La Chapis”, como también le llaman, consideró que desarrolló su carrera en medio de una sociedad cerrada y ya establecida en sus conceptos. “Es difícil cambiar esas formas de ser, esas estructuras que traemos los viejos, las gentes antiguas. Nos cuesta trabajo pensar que debemos abrirnos a muchas cosas. Mi personaje me sirve porque debo apoyar a mis hijos y sacarlos adelante, aunque al final siguen en su modus vivendi y en lugar de sacarlos, ellos me meten a mí”


Una de las condiciones que puso al director Manolo Caro para actuar en la serie fue que nunca debía mostrar su cuerpo al natural ni hacer escenas de cama. “Le dije: ‘ni desnudo ni chaca chaca’. No es porque me espante, sino porque a mí me gusta ver una escena de sexo en la que la pareja luce cuerpos hermosos. Pero ya cuando se ven carnitas, arruguitas y cositas feas, es desagradable a la vista, ya no está bonito”. Sin embargo, Caro le aseguró que haría la escena de cama pese a que no quisiera. “Yo decía: ‘¡qué necedad!’. El día de la grabación temblaba y sudaba, pensaba en cómo lo iba a resolver, pero es muy talentoso y no lo digo porque sea el director o sea mi amigo, pero lo es. Le dio una vuelta tan genial que me hizo sentir bien, me divertí y salí doblada de la risa. Se hizo sin la necesidad de tenerme encuerada”

En algún momento de la historia, Verónica Castro debe interpretar el afamado “Happy Birthday”, así como un tema popularizado por la cantante Yuri. Aceptó que también le costó trabajo, pues hace tiempo que se retiró del terreno musical y hasta grabó un disco de despedida. “Además, me operaron de las cuerdas vocales. Me quitaron las de este lado (derecho) cuando sucedió el accidente del elefante (2005). En aquel tiempo, el doctor me dijo que tal vez no podría hablar y aunque sí hablo, a veces no puedo controlar muy bien los tonos”. El caso es que cuando Manolo Caro le advirtió que debía cantar, ella le respondió: ‘Una cosa es que tararé una canción con Yuri y hacerle coros, pero otra es que yo cante en lugar de ella. Estás loco, eso no lo puedo hacer’“Pero me dijo que sí y que lo íbamos a filmar ahorita. Entonces, me puse a ensayar la letra, pero no es lo mismo perseguirla que cantarla y menos en el tono de ella que canta lo que se le da la gana y la adoro. Sin embargo, lo gocé porque en esa escena tenía que llorar y sufrir mucho”

Debido a que Verónica Castro no hacía televisión en México desde hace ocho años, pues su más reciente proyecto fue "Los exitosos Pérez" (2010), aseguró que ingresar de nuevo al foro significó toparse con formas muy diferentes de producir. "Cuando me salí de la televisión, cuando dije: ‘hasta aquí’, fue porque realmente me sentía saturada y sentía que el público también lo estaba, pues me veía diario en los programas o telenovelas. Hacía falta un stop en el camino para ver qué más podía hacer diferente o presentar otras opciones"

Respecto a una segunda temporada de “La casa de las flores”, Verónica Castro reveló que no le gustaría, pues cree que su personaje ya dio todo lo que debía. “Quiero hacer otra cosa, que a lo mejor me llamen para hacer a la abuelita o bisabuelita de lo que quieran. Pero ver desastres de esta mujer (Virginia De la Mora), mejor no, ya no quiero que siga. Prefiero que digan que fui la más viva de todas y que me fui con la lana”

Al preguntarle si estaría dispuesta a que se hiciera una bioserie inspirada en su vida personal y obra artística, apuntó que no le agradaría ya que tendría que contar muchas verdades. “Si la hago tendría que decir la verdad y no para quedar como la linda.  Tendría que revelar secretos de la familia que no deben saberse porque afectaría a bastantes personas, tampoco haría un libro”

Regresar a la conducción es uno de sus sueños más anhelados, como cuando llevó a los puntos más altos de “rating” a programas como “Mala noche, no” y “La movida”. Sin embargo, no tiene ofertas en ese renglón. “Me gustaría (un programa de variedades) aunque no diario porque no lo aguanto, pero una vez o dos veces a la semana estaría bien”, concluyó.  

          Premier de la serie "La casa de las flores".      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El elenco de "La casa de las flores" celebró que tras varios meses de espera el 10 de agosto se estrenará la serie de televisión a través de la plataforma Netflix.

La historia dirigida por Manolo Caro está centrada en la familia “De la Mora”, propietaria de una afamada florería. Todo parece marchar sin problemas hasta que en pleno festejo de cumpleaños del patriarca su amante decide suicidarse. A medida que se descubran los secretos que guarda esta familia, la cual vive de apariencias, cambiará el porvenir de todos los personajes. Entre los temas que se abordan destaca la infidelidad, la homosexualidad y la transexualidad.

Durante su paso por la alfombra roja, con motivo de la premier de esta producción, la protagonista Verónica Castro dijo que le divirtió mucho interpretar a “Virginia de la Mora”, pero le preocupa la respuesta que le dé el público. "Es muy distinto a todo lo que he actuado, no sé cómo lo vayan a tomar y cómo me reciban los millennials", expresó la reconocida actriz que con este trabajo vuelve a la televisión tras ocho años de ausencia.

Cecilia Suárez comentó que se inspiró en personas conocidas, de la cuales no revelará sus nombres, para dar con el peculiar modo de hablar de “Paulina de la Mora”, hija del personaje de Castro. Asimismo, destacó que le enorgullece ser la musa de Manolo Caro, pues van varias veces que trabaja con el director.

Aislinn Derbez, otra de las estelares de esta producción que consta de 13 episodios, llegó acompañada de su esposo, el actor Mauricio Ochmann. Reveló que las grabaciones de “La casa de las flores” fueron muy difíciles para ella, pues se encontraba embarazada. “Padecí de mareos y vómitos durante la mayoría del tiempo”.

Otras personalidades de esta serie que desfilaron por el tapiz rojo fueron Darío Yazbek, Juan Pablo Medina, Arturo Ríos, Verónica Langer, Paco de León, Lucas Velásquez, Alexa de Anda, Sawandi Wilson y Luis de la Rosa, entre otros. De los invitados especiales destacaron Christopher Von Uckermann, Horacio García Rojas, Danna Paola, Miguel Bernardeau, Alberto Guerra, Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Brays Efe, Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo, Erik Hayser, Fernanda Castillo y Erick Elías, por citar algunos.

          Annual NAACP Convention Closes with a Call to Vote; 109th NAACP Convention Closes with Call to Vote, Importance of Millennial Engagement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August 09, 2018 

By Lauren Poteat 

NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent 


Thousands of people from across the country gathered in San Antonio, Texas for the 109th Annual NAACP Convention.


The daring theme of this year’s convention (“Stop Hate, Vote”) was right on target, given that the 2018 midterm elections are just a few months away. Panels and breakout sessions also focused on social justice and civil rights in the Trump Era, conversations that NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson deemed “highly necessary.”


“As we begin to look at the critical landscape—with the increase in intolerance and hatred—we realize that the 2016 elections resulted in a new level of boldness for racists to display their racism,” Johnson said. “The only way to counter that is to vote…Vote on the midterm elections, so that we can hold elected officials accountable and make sure that they implement positive change.”


The convention also included a diverse career fair, educational seminars, workshops on public policy, and a special hip-hop summit. Johnson also spoke about the importance of millennials and their community and political engagement.


“Millennials should understand that their role in democracy is the same as everyone else’s,” Johnson said. “We are African Americans first and we owe it to our communities to use all of the tools necessary to better impact our society.”


Championing this effort, NAACP Chairman Leon W. Russell shared his own ideas during his annual convention address.


“In this new era of xenophobia, neo-Nazism, White nationalism, and current efforts to take our nation back to a darker and more dangerous time, I have come to San Antonio, Texas to say to the NAACP and our allies, ‘the time has come to defeat hate.’”


Russell continued: “We call on voters, especially millennials of color, to stand against the face of bigotry and divisiveness.”


Acknowledging that nearly 63 million Americans voted for the current president and that Black voter turnout declined, Russell still expressed hope for the future.


“Our hope is to vote out the hate and we need everyone to vote,” Russell said.


The NAACP also honored Willie Brown, San Francisco’s first Black mayor, with the “Spingarn Medal,” the organization’s most prestigious award; the award was in recognition of his years of civil rights work and dedication to the betterment of the Black community.


Former President Bill Clinton presented the award to Brown and paid tribute to the civil rights activist. Brown said that the Spingarn Medal represented his dedication to public service and the community.


Dozens of millennials attended this year’s convention, much to the pleasure of former NAACP President and current National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.


“The NAACP is just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago,” Dr. Chavis said. “The potential that the organization has with these millennials is even greater. The NAACP literally has the opportunity to embrace these young lives and thus be embraced, to create an even better, bolder organization for the lives of all people.”

          Why Big Tech Spends Big On TV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you read the trades regularly, there’s a good chance you’ve read that TV is dying. It’s less likely you read that Google, Netflix, and Amazon collectively spent more than $1B on TV advertising in 2017.1

Can both of those things be true? Why would tech giants spend so much on a dying medium?

At times like this, it’s best to fall back on the old maxim that says “don’t believe everything you read.”

For years the headlines have been telling us that TV is dying, and as a result, many people believe it. In fact, according to the Video Ad Spend study released by the IAB in April of this year, 66% of advertisers are shifting funds from TV to cover increases in digital video spend.

As we’ve written before, however, headlines don’t tell the whole story. And in this particular case, even a cursory look beneath the surface shows that TV is not even close to dying. On average, Americans spend 4.5+ hours watching TV a day.2 That’s over four times more than they spend watching YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and all other digital video combined.3

Thought millennials were always on their phones? The generation proclaimed to be cutting the cord en masse spends 2.8x more time watching live or time shifted TV than they spend engaging with social media on their phones.4 And, out of their total TV usage, only 18% is spent streaming video.5 Again, don’t believe everything you read.

Now, about that claim that Google, Netflix, and Amazon spent $1B on TV advertising. Given the numbers above about how much time people actually spend with TV, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that this is actually true. In fact, during October 2017, Google spent $17M more on TV than Target and Walmart combined.6

But is the fact that people watch a lot of TV enough to demand such a massive expenditure from just three companies? Not anymore. The reach and scale of TV has been unmatched for decades, but in this era of fragmentation, where audiences have become spread out across hundreds of channels, it’s become harder for brands to reach large portions of their audience with traditional advertising methods.

So why do the tech giants spend so much on TV? Because they know it works, and they can prove it. Digital-native companies are hyper-focused on being able to prove their return on ad spend (ROAS). This knowledge helps them determine which channels to invest in, where to allocate resources, and how to optimize future campaigns. Until recently, digital was the only channel that offered this level of measurement.

Today, advanced TV platforms can help brands reach their target audience much more efficiently, with media plans often featuring thousands of spots across upwards of 50 networks. What’s more, some platforms have measurement capabilities that allow brands to know exactly who saw their ad and what action they took as a result. The learnings derived from this data, as well as those from subsequent campaigns, can be applied to make TV advertising more efficient than ever.

It’s not just the tech companies that are taking notice, either. Unlike most companies who are moving dollars from TV to digital as noted above, last year, Procter & Gamble—citing wasted impressions and questions of brand safety—made news when they announced that they’d be taking $200M out of digital and putting it into TV. What happened? They increased their reach by 10%.7

Traditional brands and digital-natives alike can take a cue from these giants of industry. They know that with the right advanced TV platform they can reach more of their audience, more efficiently than ever before. And they know that by proving the impact of their campaigns on business outcomes and optimizing accordingly, they can turn TV into a growth engine for their companies.

Not bad for a dying medium. Remember, don’t believe everything you read.

1 Based on Kantar/Ad Intel data.
2 Nielsen Audience Report Q1 2018
3 Nielsen Audience Report Q1 2018
4 Nielsen Audience Report Q1 2018
5 Nielsen Audience Report Q1 2018
6 Based on Kantar/Ad Intel data.
7 (AdWeek, When Procter & Gamble Cut $200 Million in Digital Ad Spend, It Increased Its Reach 10%)[]{:target=”_blank”}

          "Oh Sh*t" insurance for Millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Younger generations (aka Millennials) are buying less insurance for potentially varying reasons - shifting towards shared economies, or just a sense of not needing or not being able to afford policies like renters insurance.

Sonnet Insurance has created a tactic to try and convert new, younger consumers with an "Oh Sh*t" policy that will allow consumers to get a quote on a claim for an unexpected event that could otherwise be covered by insurance (spilled beer on your expensive speakers). If they accept the quote right then and their, Sonnet will cover that initial claim that just happened.

It's an interesting solve and offer to counter a growing consumer behavior to try and win them over long-term.
          Why Millennials Need To Start Thinking About Their Legacy Now      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Millennials are roughly in their early twenties to late thirties. They are young adults either just starting out (or in the relatively early stages of) their careers. Most millennials are probably not thinking about their legacy, but they absolutely should be. Here's why.


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          Millennials less likely to count brothers or sisters as best friends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennials are now far less likely to count a close family member such as a brother or sister among their best friends, according to a new study.
          Nuevos modelos periodísticos ajustados a las necesidades de los usuarios       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
En la era de la sobreabundancia informativa la clave del éxito de los medios periodísticos reside en ser eficientes y saber captar la atención de los usuarios por más tiempo a partir de unos contenidos propios, diferenciados y, sobre todo, relevantes. Para ello, muchos medios sitúan al usuario en el centro de su estrategia, informativa y de negocio, ajustando su procesos productivos a las nuevas necesidades de consumo. Para situar al usuario en el centro antes que nada hay que conocerlo bien, hay que dedicar esfuerzos y tiempo para saber cómo se comporta, por dónde accede a las noticias y cuáles son sus preferencias.

Es lo que precisamente plantea Pepe Cerezo en su flamante libro 'Los medios líquidos. La transformación de los modelos de negocio', una obra que se detiene de forma particular en lo que él denomina los customer media, esto es, los medios digitales que han sabido adecuarse a las nuevas formas de consumir información, "que demanda un nuevo usuario, hiperconectado, poco fiel a las cabeceras tradicionales y habituado a un consumo fragmentado y continuo de la información" y cuyo "principal acierto ha sido poner la tecnología a su servicio, dando prioridad a sus necesidades".

Según Cerezo, estos medios que han situado al usuario en el centro de su estrategia ("el usuario es el rey", dice) presentan una serie de características comunes:

1. Obsesión por los datos y la analítica

Para poder situar el usuario en el centro, hay que conocerlo, saber qué es lo que quiere y para ello aplicar nuevas métricas: "El éxito de los 'customer media' no está en ser digitales per se, sino en haber sabido poner los datos al servicio del medio", subraya.

2. Son sociales

Otro aspecto fundamental para acercarse a los usuarios es saber cómo estos se mueven y comparten contenidos en las diferentes redes sociales, puertas o ventanas laterales a la web del medio.

3. Son móviles

Efectivamente, cada vez es mayor la proporción de usuarios que acceden a noticias desde un dispositivo móvil (en EE.UU. son ya el 85% de los adultos): "El mobile se ha convertido en la segunda ola de la revolución digital, y se ha confgurado como una categoría en sí misma que exige demandas diferentes a la web, tanto en desarrollo de productos y servicios como en lo referente a nuevos modelos de negocio".

4. Son audiovisuales

Los contenidos audiovisuales son los que despiertan un mayor reclamo, para usuarios pero también para anunciantes. De hecho, el consumo de vídeo y otros contenidos audiovisuales representa, según indica el autor, alrededor del 73% del tráfico total de internet, un porcentaje que podría alcanzar el 82% en 2021: "Es evidente que el audiovisual es el contenido con más perspectivas de crecimiento y uno de los ejes de transformación del sector de los medios en su conjunto".

5. Atraen a las generaciones más jóvenes

Este es un asunto clave, especialmente para cabeceras tradicionales, que asisten a un progresivo envejecimiento de su público más fiel. Por ello, proliferan nuevas estrategias para diversificar y ganar audiencias como el lanzamiento de newsletters y sitios verticales (nichos).

"Son los 'costumer media' los que parecen haber sintonizado mejor con las demandas y los intereses informativos de los millennials. Sitios como Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Vocative o Vox aglutinan audiencias mayoritariamente juveniles", indica Cerezo, que también destaca a otros medios como Business Insider o Quartz.

6. Apuestan por nuevos formatos publicitarios

"La publicidad nativa y el 'branded content' (donde las fronteras entre publicidad y contenidos informativos se difuminan) son la respuesta de los medios a lo que representa el cambio en los hábitos de los usuarios y el ineficiente modelo publicitario tradicional", afirma.

7. Se conciben como plataformas

"Son los 'customer media', en su calidad de modelos híbridos a medio camino entre plataformas tecnológicas y editores, los que parecen haber encontrado un equilibrio entre la creación de contenidos propios y la puesta a disposición de sus usuarios de herramientas y soluciones tecnológicas para terceros".

8. Vocación por la internacionalización

Lo que el autor define como vocación "glocal", con la visión para combinar el desarrollo de marcas globales con contenidos y equipos locales.

9. En la diana de los inversores

Se trata de negocios con proyección que despiertan el interés de inversores de fuera y de dentro del sector de los medios de comunicación.

Modelos de negocio

Pero, ¿y el pago por contenidos? Es la otra gran pregunta que se hacen responsables de medios para hacer frente a la disrupción digital y a la supervivencia del periodismo de calidad. 

The New York Times, es verdad, acaba de anunciar que ya suma casi 3 millones de suscriptores solo digitales que le aportan a la compañía dos tercios de sus ingresos; y otros medios como The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post o Financial Times también empiezan a tener éxito en su apuesta por modelos de pago.

No obstante, estos son aún casos excepcionales y, como explica Pepe Cerezo en este libro, "no parece que a corto plazo se conviertan en fuente de ingresos que permita de forma generalizada la supervivencia de los medios digitales". Por ello, durante algún tiempo, considera que la principal fuente de ingresos seguirá siendo la publicidad. "El actual modelo publicitario digital, aunque en revisión y en pleno proceso de transformación, aún se sustenta en la generación de grandes audiencias", agrega.

Pese a ello, identifica y categoriza hasta 24 modelos de negocio posibles (con sus respectivas vías de ingresos), atendiendo a una realidad incontestable de momento, al menos para una gran parte de los medios que siguen buscando la fórmula de la viabilidad económica del buen periodismo: "Casi dos décadas después de pruebas y errores no se ha encontrado un modelo único y universal que dé respuesta a esta revolución, sino una suerte de combinación de diferentes fuentes de ingresos".

          7 Best Places for Millennials to Work (That Are Also Great Stocks to Buy)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Millennials want to work for companies that have strong values. These seven stocks to buy represent some of the best companies in America for millennials to have their cake and eat it too.

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          Must Sell: Owner Has Medical Problems in Los Angeles County California      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Must Sell: Owner Has Medical Problems, Below Market Price, Great Location Salad Farm FranchiseRRC#: 3060 Asking Price: $60,000 Location: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, California Yearly Revenue: Contact For Info Yearly Cash Flow: $600,000 Monthly Rent: $8,378 LISTING DESCRIPTION: Way below market price, owner has medical problems must sell. Salad Farm offers over 40 varieties of salads, soups, panini sandwiches, quesadillas and baked potatoes. In the fastest growing market in the restaurant sector, nobody is doing fresh and healthy like Salad Farm. They use the freshest ingredients possible. All menu items are prepared, never processed, every day. Customers love seeing their salads tossed right before their eyes. Downtown Pasadena represents the young millennial's with good income and who are trendy in their search to eat healthy and stay looking good. Salad Farm is a pioneer in fresh and healthy and all their menu items are prepared, never processed, every day. GENERAL INFORMATION:Organization: Corporation | Employees: 6 | Seating: 61 | Square Footage: 1904 | Licenses Required: Health Permit | Days Open/Hours: 7 Days 11AM to 9PM | FINANCIAL INFORMATION:Yearly Cash Flow: $600,000 | Payroll: $8,000 | LEASE INFORMATION:Monthly Rent: $8,378 | Lease Expiration: 10 years & 4 months | Yearly Adjustment: see attached lease | Lease Option: Two 5 year options | Security Deposit: 10,796 |
          The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Lisbon, Portugal on 25th-26th October. The two-day event, now in its third year, has quickly become an influential addition to the FMCG calendar for those organisations looking to drive positive change and support sustainable business practices that benefit people and planet, as well as business. Bringing key industry experts and stakeholders together to explore solutions, share best practices and create global networks that are a force for good, the 2018 edition will see an even stronger focus on behaviour change, transparency, innovation and technology, and how these topics cut across all areas of sustainable business.

The SRS will once again provide insights into how organisations are working collaboratively to overcome today’s leading sustainability and health challenges, including food waste, deforestation, consumer health and forced labour. And, new to the agenda this year, solid waste and plastics. Never has this topic been more front and centre and you'll hear first‐hand how our industry is looking to do its part to protect the oceans and shift towards a circular economy. Delegates will also be treated to insights from the BBC's Blue Planet II team, who will be sharing their learnings from filming the award-winning TV programme. Discussions will also address how the CGF's newly-launched Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative is best-placed to support the development of socially and environmentally responsible supply chains and ensure trust in sustainability standards worldwide.

And, back by popular demand, the SRS’s interactive workshops return, as does the impressive list of CEO speakers who will ensure delegates understand what it means to drive positive change from the top down. There will also be ample networking time for delegates to get together and develop global networks of like-minded industry peers.

The event is open to both members and non-members of The Consumer Goods Forum and will take place at the Dom Pedro Lisboa. It will bring together 300 change agents from the private sector, government and civil society. Speakers include:

  • Fernando Manuel Ferreira Araújo, Secretary of State for Health, Portuguese Government

  • Hans Van Bylen, CEO, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  • Mike Coupe, CEO, Sainsbury’s

  • John Ross, President & CEO, IGA, Inc.

  • Peter Freedman, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum

  • Alice Webb, BBC TV Executive and James Honeyborne, Executive Producer, Blue Planet II

  • Susana Correia de Campos, Head of Employee Relations & Internal Social Responsibility, Jerónimo Martins

  • Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks and Spencer

  • Isabelle Grosmaitre, Alimentation Initiative Catalyst, Danone

  • Demir Aytaç, Chief Human Resources Officer, Migros Ticaret A.S.

  • Hugo Byrnes, VP Product Integrity, Ahold Delhaize

  • Solitaire Townsend, Co-Founder of Futerra. Author of The Happy Hero - How to Change Your Life by Changing the World

  • Tiago Pitta e Cunha, CEO, Oceano Azul Foundation

  • Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated

Peter Freedman, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “The Sustainable Retail Summit is a great example of what makes the CGF unique. Led by the industry’s CEOs, the CGF is all about collaboration to implement positive change at scale on issues that consumers care about. The SRS addresses the issues Millennials and younger consumers care most about – a healthy and sustainable future. It makes collaboration easier, by bringing together leaders, not just practitioners from multiple stakeholders for two concentrated days of inspiration and best practice sharing”.

Pedro Soares dos Santos, Chairman and CEO of Jerónimo Martins, said, “Today’s pressing challenges cannot be addressed by one company on its own. Plastics, waste, deforestation, forced labour, health through food and the role that digital tools can play in promoting a more sustainable use of our planets’ resources demand for a collective effort. Regardless of where we operate our businesses, we are all exposed to globalisation through our supply chains and therefore we need to be ready to embrace complexity and act together to make positive change happen in the world. This is exactly where the Sustainable Retail Summit becomes an unmissable opportunity to engage in transformational discussions and build a common roadmap for a better future”.

-- Ends –

About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit:

Press contacts:

Louise Chester
Communications Officer
The Consumer Goods Forum

Lee Green
Communications Director
The Consumer Goods Forum

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          Woke-washing brands cash in on social justice. It’s lazy and hypocritical | Arwa Mahdawi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Advertisers are preying on our consciences - although that does signal the world is changing, however slowly

How do you do, fellow kids? It is me, a #brand, and I want you to know that I’m not interested in selling you stuff, I’m here to save the world. You see, I am not just a car company, I am fighting for gender equality. I am not just flogging shampoo, I am championing diversity. I am not just a betting company, I am crusading for LGBT rights.

In the past, there were a few brands that wore their politics on their sleeves, be it Benetton or The Body Shop – however cosmetic some of those causes may have been. But now you can’t move for right-on capitalism – in an attempt to connect with millennials proven to be drawn to, and willing to spend more money on, socially conscious products. Which means modern brands have started using progressive values as a marketing ploy and are appropriating social activism as a form of advertising. It’s like the “greenwashing” of yore, but on a whole other level. We have, I’m afraid, entered a nauseating new age of woke-washing.

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          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 08-07-2018 with Barry Roark      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Waterboys- Blues For Your Baby - Too Close To Heaven
The Walkabouts- Cello Song - Death Valley Days
Ray Davies- March Of The Zombies - Our Country Americana Act 2
Yeasayer- Tightrope - Dark Was The Night
Jesse Sykes The Sweet Hereafter- Dewayne - Dewayne Single
- voicebreak -
Samba Tour- Hayame - Wande
Catch Me Time AllStars- Dub Tide - Gotcha Covered
Snail Mail- Speaking Terms - Lush
Various Artists- Niagara City Walk - Cherrystones Rocks
Javier Logares Kaarel- La Cuarta Galaxia Tiefschwarz Remix feat Tiefschwarz - Fabric 99 Sasha
Talk Talk- John Cope - Asides Besides
Deeper- Pavement - Deeper
The Essex Green- January Says - Hardly Electronic
- voicebreak -
Bagar Aka Tricky D Feat Terrence Alfonso Bowry- The Square feat Terrence Alfonso Bowry Dub - Tricky Dubs
Howiewonder- Black Maybe - BLESS Vol 2
DJ Seinfeld- Dune - DJKicks
Gabriella Cohen- Music Machine - Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love
Gabriella Cohen- Baby - Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love
Abbe May- Like Me Like I Like You - Fruit
The Donkeys- All In The Eyes - Sun Damaged Youth
The Byrds- Sweet Mary - The Byrds
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Vinyl Williams- Millennial Ballroom - Opal
Black Uhuru- Big Spliff - The Dub Factor
Edo- I Love Marijuana - Wrinkles
Fit Of Body- Black Box No Cops - Black Box No Cops
Arctic Monkeys- She Looks Like Fun - Tranquility Base Hotel Casino
- voicebreak -
Eric Corne- Pull String To Inflate - Happy Songs For The Apocalypse
The Faithful Brothers- One More Time - Record Kicks 15th
Gorillaz- Idaho - The Now Now
Potatohead People- Talking With Gawd - Nick Astros Guide To The Galaxy
Neil Young Crazy Horse- Leave The Driving - Greendale
- voicebreak -
Dubmatix- Permanance Dub - King Size Dub
Dj Mark Farina- A Little Soul Petestrumentals - Mushroom Jazz 4
The Donkeys- We Are All So Young - Sun Damaged Youth
The Donkeys- Space Slip - Sun Damaged Youth
Robohands- Green - Green
LUMP Laura Marling Mike Lindsay- LUMP Is A Product Credits - LUMP

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          Re: Salt And Sanctuary First Week Switch Sales Rival Steam Numbers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I would like to play more indies but with a full-time job I only have time for the biggest titles #millennialproblems

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          Eager To Burst His Own Bubble, A Techie Made Apps To Randomize His Life      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This week, the podcast and show Invisibilia examines the nature of reality, with a Silicon Valley techie who created apps to randomize his life, a psychologist who trains herself to experience the world like dogs do and a wildlife biologist who thinks bears aren't dangerous. In San Francisco, the life Max Hawkins lived was arguably perfect. He was employed by Google, surrounded by friends and had his routine nailed down. He woke to artisanal coffee, biked to work along the beautiful Embarcadero waterfront roadway, lunched on Google's famed free food ("like four different kinds of kale" level) and — possibly the true mark of a successful millennial — got invited to many happy hours. But something was missing. Sometimes Max would lay awake at night pondering what felt so ... wrong. "I just started thinking about these loops that we get into," he says. "And about how the structure of your life ... completely determines what happens in it." Max's once beautiful routine suddenly seemed
          Insatiable: there’s self-loathing for all in Netflix’s ‘fat-shaming’ teen comedy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stand down, outrage police; being overweight isn’t the punchline in this acerbic series about millennials’ self-image

“I’ve heard stories of girls who grew up happy and well adjusted, with a healthy relationship to food and their bodies,” drawls Patty (Debby Ryan), the conniving antihero of Insatiable (Netflix). “Screw those bitches. I went on my first diet when I was eight years old. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been hungry.”

For anyone operating under the misapprehension that millennial TV is all group hugs and wokeness, Lauren Gussis’s comedy about a bullied fat girl who gets thin and wreaks revenge on her persecutors will set them straight. Not only is it front-loaded with gags about child molestation, homosexuality and homelessness, it has taken the bold decision to exhume that totem of 90s and early-00s comedy: the fat suit. Little wonder that, upon the release of last month’s trailer, Insatiable became an instant outrage generator, yielding foaming thinkpieces about fat-shaming, and an online petition demanding for it to be pulled by Netflix. All of which, at the very least, makes it a triumph of publicity over plotting.

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          I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia consigliati da eBay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Non riuscite a liberarvi neanche per un minuto dei vostri gadget “smart”, neppure nelle ore di meritata vacanza? Ecco 10 gadget che almeno renderanno più divertenti le giornate all’aperto.

Quando si parte per le vacanze, si stacca dal lavoro e dalla quotidianità, ma difficilmente riusciamo a separarci dalla tecnologia. Ci accompagna ormai in ogni momento, anche mentre siamo sotto l'ombrellone o dall'altra parte del mondo.

Che sia per trovare un po' di refrigerio, per riparare lo smartphone, per immortalare i momenti più belli e significativi o solo per puro divertimento, c'è sempre un gadget tecnologico adatto alla situazione. Ecco una selezione di articoli in vendita su Ebay per affrontare ogni aspetto della vacanza con la serenità e il comfort che un accessorio tech ci può dare.

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Alimentatore AIINO wireless per ricaricare smartphone. Supporta gli smartphone dotati di tecnologia Qi (quindi i nuovi iPhone 8, 8 Plus e iPhone X, i Samsung Galaxy S6 edge +, S8, S8 +, S7, S7 edge nonché i Note 5, Note 8 e tutti gli altri dispositivi compatibili con tecnologia Qi), ricaricandoli quindi alla più veloce potenza di 7.5W. E’ di colore bianco e di forma rettangolare, inoltre sul piano di appoggio c’è un anello in gomma che migliora l’aderenza dei dispositivi appoggiati su di essa per la ricarica.  Si acquista a  € 35,50 Euro

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Bracciale FITBIT per monitorare l'attività fisica con battito cardiaco. Questo braccialetto per il fitness offre il monitoraggio del battito cardiaco basato sulla tecnologia PurePulse. Supporta la modalità multi-sport con GPS condiviso, tiene traccia delle attività quotidiane e monitora automaticamente il sonno. Riconosce automaticamente gli allenamenti ed offre funzioni di promemoria per fare movimento, molto comodo per chi fa una vita pressoché sedentaria. Offre anche sessioni di respirazione guidata e, grazie al collegamento Bluetooth, offre avvisi di chiamata, SMS e calendario, il tutto con un’autonomia stimata di cinque giorni con una sola carica. Ha uno schermo OLED dove possono essere rapidamente visualizzati i vari dati raccolti (in alternativa si collega allo smartphone tramite Bluetooth per gestire ancor meglio le varie funzioni via app) ed i cinturini possono essere intercambiati, optando per modelli Classic, in pelle Luxe e non solo, adattandolo così ad ogni occasione, che sia un allenamento in palestra o una serata fuori con gli amici. Si acquista a 147 Euro

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Powerbank solare 5.000 mAh. La batteria è interessante nel rapporto tra funzioni, prezzo e capacità effettiva. Le due uscite sono pensate per ricaricare a piena potenza due smartphone contemporaneamente mentre il pannello solare incorporato nello chassis funge principalmente come “trickle charge”, ovvero per mantenere la batteria interna in efficienza. La ricarica completa, come per altri prodotti simili, sarebbe troppo lunga usando il pannello. Si acquista a 20 Euro.

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Custodia impermeabile smartphone. Questa custodia impermeabile protegge il telefono in tutte le occasioni. E’ abbastanza grande da contenere qualsiasi smartphone, con o senza custodia e grazie alla chiusura ermetica non lascia entrare neanche una goccia d’acqua. Può essere addirittura immersa per registrare video o scattare foto subacquee (offre un’ampia apertura trasparente sul retro) e permette di usare il telefono in spiaggia anche con le mani bagnate, senza temere di rovinare il telefono. Ovviamente neanche sabbia, terra, neve o polvere riusciranno ad infilarsi nella custodia. Si acquista a 8 Euro.

I 10 migliori gadget per portare la tecnologia in spiaggia: su eBay

Stampante portatile HP Sprocket per foto a colori. Piccola, comoda, sfiziosa: Sprocket è la stampante smart e portatile di HP, capace di realizzare stampe da smartphone e tablet nel formato 5 x 7,6 cm in completa autonomia. La stampa è realizzata grazie ad un processo sulla carta che non usa inchiostro (da qui le dimensioni ridotte) e grazie a una connessione Bluetooth che consente il dialogo con smartphone e tablet iOS e Android. E’ chiaramente pensata per il pubblico dei più giovani, i cosidetti Millennial o Generazione Y, vale a dire i ragazzi nati dopo il 2000. Un dispositivo che permette a chiunque di portarsi dietro la stampante in tasca, in borsetta, nello zaino grazie ai soli 170 grammi di peso, di accenderla e stampare in un solo clic tramite l’App apposita. L’intero processo di stampa richiede non più di 40 secondi, calcolato dall’invio del file fino al completamento della stampa della fotografia. Si acquista a 108 Euro.

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Auricolari bluetooth con microfono. Vi piacciono gli AirPods ma non volete spendere quasi 200 euro per comprarli? Ecco un modello dal design davvero simile alle originali Apple. Nel confronto con gli AirPods di Apple c’è una forte somiglianza estetica. Sono di tipo full wireless come gli originali, quindi completamente esenti dall’ingombro di cavi e custoditi all’interno di una custodia molto simile a quella di Apple. Sono in plastica, bianca, e replicano in maniera abbastanza fedele le linee pensate da Apple anche se qui per gestirne il funzionamento non ci sono i controlli touch ma un più semplice pulsante incassato sul gambo di ciascun auricolare. Si acquistano a 20 Euro.

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Microdrone OREGON SCIENTIFIC con videocamera. Per sperimentare il volo via drone. Si controlla tramite telecomando: è un drone giocattolo con cui si possono effettuare anche acrobazie in aria attraverso appositi pulsanti. Si acquista a 52 Euro.

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Cassa speaker bluetooth JBL impermeabile. Si distingue per il design splashproof, il fattore di forma compatto e la modalità multi-diffusore, il che significa la possibilità di collegare più di un JBL Flip 3 allo stesso dispositivo, ottenendo un suono più avvolgente e potente. Con doppi radiatori passivi, include anche un vivavoce con cancellazione dell’eco e dei rumori di fondo, per garantire conference-call di qualità cristallina. Tra le altre caratteristiche segnaliamo un corpo resistente agli urti e una batteria in grado di garantire sino a 10 ore di riproduzione musicale. Prezzo € 99

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Mini action cam NILOX con custodia impermeabile. Action-cam HD 1280×720 dal design compatto con peso di 59 grammi e due ore di autonomia. Offre uno schermo da 1.8”, lente grandangolare da 140° ed è resistente all’acqua fino a 30 metri grazie alla custodia stagna inclusa nella confezione. Scatta foto a 5 MP e registra video fino a 30 frame al secondo. Prezzo € 54

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Maschera subacquea POWMAX con fotocamera. Una maschera per farsi affascinare dai fondali marini dotata di videocamera incorporata per registrare tutto quel che ci si trova di fronte e realizzare clip indimenticabili. Registra in HD a 30 fps fino a 20 metri di profondità su microSD fino a 32 GB. Si acquista a 82 Euro.

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          The Field Service Podcast: series 2 episode 5 – The ageing workforce and the millennial army      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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 Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News talks to nick Frank, Founding Partner, Si2 Partners, about some of the key findings of a recent research project recently undertaken by the two companies that explored emerging trends in the recruitment and development of both field service engineers as well as service managers across a wide range of …

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          Comment on Gordon Hayward wants Celtics fans to chant ‘Daddy’s always happy’ (VIDEO) by bigtganks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This guys such an attention starved millennial
          How To Stop Slacking Off In Your Online Degree      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by LOUISA IRVIN, Junkee Although the idea of online study seems easy in theory — especially to tech savvy millennials — actually getting on top of the content and staying on track is a lot harder than you might think. The learning is a lot more self-driven, and although traditional on-campus courses are reliant on student […]
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MILLENNIALS are far less likely to name a family member as one of their best friends than a decade ago. As greater numbers leave home for university, or move to major cities, people in their 20s less often report being close friends with parents,...
          6 Must-Have Planners You Need for School      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

From classes to coffee dates, club meetings and campus events, you have a lot going on during the school year. It’s easy to forget things if you don’t write them down, so step up your organization game with these functional (and stylish!) planners.

If you're environmentally friendly...

Made with recycled materials, this watercolor planner ($21.99, Target) will help you stay organized while going green, aka you'll be winning all around. Pick between two sizes for the perfect fit, and with monthly and weekly formats, you’ll never forget a homework assignment again.

If you're always on the go...

This millennial pink planner is not only adorable; it also informs everyone just how busy you are. is all the rage when it comes to planners, and for good reason—the fun stickers and quirky illustrations can add some whimsy to your packed calendar, while the simple design will keep you from feeling too overwhelmed by all your upcoming deadlines and events.

If you've always got a ton going on...

You’ll have everything you need and more with this classic Lilly Pulitzer planner ($22). Stay organized from August 2018 through December 2019 with these monthly calendar pages, dates to remember, notes, sticker pages and even a pen loop.

If you're a fan of DIY...

The contents of your planner are all about you, so why shouldn't the design be as well? We love that you can fully design the cover of the LifePlanner with your name and all your favorite pictures. Then on the inside, you get to pick your color scheme, weekly layout and calendar span—this is such an upgrade from that generic spiral notebook you were using last semester. It is a little pricey at $55 (Erin Condren), but this one-of-a-kind planner is worth the investment.

If checking things off your to-do list is your favorite feeling...

Checklist lovers, we’ve got the planner for you! This Mini Daily Planner (Day Designer, $49) has a unique design: instead of a weekly layout, it has over 300 blank daily checklists. Each day, fill out your schedule (from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and write your to-do list, including your three most important tasks at the top. There’s also an inspirational quote and notes section for each day to keep you on the grind. We guarantee you’ll feel super accomplished every time you check something off.

If you don't want bells and whistles...

Sometimes simple is better. We recommend this minimal weekly planner from Emily Ley ($48) to help you focus on the basics. Write down all your assignments for the week in the large daily sections and go big-picture by planning ahead with the monthly tabs. No fuss, no problem.

No matter how hectic your schedule gets this year, keep calm and organized with these awesome planners. You’ll never miss an assignment or forget a lunch date again—and even if you don't have it all together, pulling one of these out of your bag will at least give people the impression that you do.

          A Minimally Modern and Modular Kitchenette for Millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A complete kitchen in a carrying box designed for space-challenged dwellers.
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The TA Podcast is an intergenerational show featuring a trans Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial that considers the issues affecting the lives of trans and intersex people. Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Robin Mack, and Alexis Melvin. Production and Sound Design: Cristan Williams Notes: USA: Courts Deliver…
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Rp@newcreation_in_christ Exposing the heresy of the "Hebrew Roots Movement" and the "Torah Observant". The Hebrew Roots cult has utterly divorced itself from what they consider "Western Christianity". The premise of their heresy is that believers must return to observance of "Torah", including carnal ordinances, which were for the intended purpose of anticipating and foreshadowing Christ. The Hebrew Roots Movement denies the existence of the new covenant and claims that there is only one covenant, the covenant given to Israel and Judah; in so doing, they attempt to correct the Bible in order to teach that "new covenant" actually means a "renewed covenant" and that this renewed covenant is only between God and the house of Israel and Judah, according to Jeremiah 31:31. They also claim that the covenant won't be "renewed" until the Messiah returns to establish the millennial kingdom. But Hebrews 8, the new testament parallel to Jeremiah 31, begs to differ, and reveals to the Christian believer that the new covenant is here now and was initiated at the shedding of the blood of Jesus. While members of the Hebrew Roots cult consider their teachings a revival of true Hebraic faith, this is actually a very old heresy that even the apostle Paul dealt with, except he called the heretics of his day, "Judaizers". The difference is that the Judaizers of Paul's day didn't have the benefit of the internet, which is helping to spread their heresy rapidly and globally. While there is some divergence within the doctrinal narrative of the Hebrew Roots cult and their teachings have not yet been formalized into a systematic theology, there is a doctrinal narrative emerging from within their circles, which includes: (1) a blending of the covenants and denial of the new covenant and mainstream salvific concepts such as being "born again" (2) observance of carnal ordinances to attain righteousness either for salvation and/or for right standing with God and (3) claiming that you can't know if you are saved or spiritually secure until Jesus returns, thereby adding works upon works for salvation.
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Meet these 3 millennials who built a 2 million dollar automotive company in just one year. PTG365, which was founded by Brandon Medford (26), Dave Obaseki (28), and Eric Whitehead (24) is an automotive dealership that specializes in luxury car rentals as well as helping low income families get their dream cars.   What separates [&hellip
          Clase media, millennials y movimientos contestatarios en América Latina – Por Rafael Cuevas Molina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Los conceptos vertidos en esta sección no reflejan necesariamente la línea editorial de Nodal. Consideramos importante que se conozcan porque contribuyen a tener una visión integral de la región. Por Rafael Cuevas Molina * Se trata de estratos juveniles de clase media a los que cubrió la ola de la revolución científico tecnológica de la […]

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When a millennial entrepreneur launches their product brand, it typically includes Amazon. Here are the stories of four companies founded by millennials, who've utilized Amazon to build multi-million dollar businesses.
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Leadership skills are more important than ever right now. Most millennials have already scored their first job which will soon graduate into leadership roles. The importance of having leadership qualities has gained momentum over a period of time. Soon enough, everyone including those with fresher jobs will be expected to showcase their leadership qualities at

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Allyson Stewart and Bridget Henley, recent Masters of Business graduates at the University of Michigan, created legume-based jerky brand MINDWELL with millennials in mind. The duo was awarded $100,000 ... - Source:
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What do young workers want? For years now, we have been told that compared with previous generations, the so- called millennials are seeking out something different – whether it be “purpose” in their jobs, flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life...
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Better Homes & Gardens, a flagship brand of Meredith Corp., announced findings from its Better Homes & Gardens' Food Factor 2018 survey. The nationwide study conducted among U.S. women explored the changing attitudes and behaviors relating to what and how consumers eat, entertain and gather ingredients.
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Armenia, which has a millennial history of viticulture and wine making, today has prerequisites to develop a new business culture.
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DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP;, the leading media and marketing company with national brands serving 175 million unduplicated Americans — including 80 percent of U.S. millennial women and a subscription base of more than 40...

          Younger Singaporeans worry about losing the freedom to move abroad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new study revealed that seven in 10 Singaporeans (69%) want to work remotely to travel the world, especially younger Singaporeans – 74% of 15 to 34 year-olds. However, they are worried about which countries will continue to welcome them.

This is according to a survey released recently by online money transfer service TransferWise[1], which surveyed more than 1,000 Singaporean citizens and PRs to understand Singaporeans’ attitudes to migration, the future of work, and what a more open world looks like for future generations.

Top countries of choice for long-term migration include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom (in order of preference). In a separate study by IDP Singapore, students favor Australia as the top education destination, followed closely by the UK and the United States.

However, more than half of Singaporeans (52%) are worried about losing the freedom to move abroad due to the evolving geopolitical climate, a concern that particularly resonates with millennials (65% of 20 to 24 year-olds and 63% of 30 to 34 year-olds indicated worry).

TransferWise Head of Banking, Lukas May said, “As a cosmopolitan hub, Singapore recognizes that lives and ideas today are more global than ever before. More Singaporeans, especially the younger generation, are seeking experiences around the world for personal and professional growth. However, our research also shows that people are feeling anxiety about how they can live their life – and move their money – without being held back by physical borders.

“At TransferWise, we believe in an open world – that money and ideas moving around the world spur economies and innovation.”

The survey revealed that while a significant majority (85%) of Singaporeans would like to live outside of Singapore, they would not like to stay away from home for long. Only 18% of Singaporeans want to move abroad for good, while half (50%) of Singaporeans want to live abroad for up to five years.

Those polled in the healthcare industry ranked highest (92%) in terms of desire to move abroad, while Singaporeans in the technology (91%) and manufacturing industries followed (88%). Those working in the government had the least desire to move abroad (78%).

This aligns with the Government’s vision of internationalizing Singapore businesses, signaled by the launch of new agency Enterprise Singapore (ESG) early this year.[2] With Singaporeans across industries vying to seek experiences abroad, this international exposure will better facilitate the competitiveness of local industries and the introduction of new innovations.

However several concerns still remain for the increasingly cosmopolitan Singaporean: Two-thirds (60%) of respondents say they are worried about the loss of Singaporean talent with increasing migration, while more than half (52%) note their inability to part with their loved ones as a major obstacle to migration – with more women (58%) citing this reason than men (45%).

Lukas added, “Singaporeans are optimistic about a well-connected world as their vision of the future. As technology continues to make the global movement of people, money and ideas easier, we expect the future landscape of work and life will accelerate in this direction of a more open world.”

With more Singaporeans moving abroad, a survey commissioned by TransferWise[3] also found that the second highest reason for overseas money transfers is for Singaporeans to support their friends and family living overseas, just behind the top reason of travel.

International migration is at an all-time high with more than 250 million migrant workers across the globe[4], and a growing number of Singaporeans living and working out of the country.[5]


[1] Commissioned by TransferWise, an online survey of more than 1,000 Singaporean citizens and PRs was undertaken by research agency Toluna in June 2018.

[2] Enterprise Singapore. 2018

[3] Commissioned by TransferWise, an online survey of more than 1,000 people was undertaken by research agency Toluna in December 2017.

[4] World Bank, Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016

[5] Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017. Pew Research Center, 2018

          Millennials Killed Big Hotel Rooms, And Other Facts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: All of the "cool" hotels are actually bad, it took Dunkin' Donuts a long time to design their new cup and we don't really have family computers anymore.
          Comment on Climate Change: Too Late? by Millennial Scientists in a Segregating World - The Role of Science in Shaping Society - Impakter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Los conceptos vertidos en esta sección no reflejan necesariamente la línea editorial de Nodal. Consideramos importante que se conozcan porque contribuyen a tener una visión integral de la región. Por Rafael Cuevas Molina * Se trata de estratos juveniles de...

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          Hello Kitty X Converse, porque nunca se es demasiado mayor para llevar a la gata más millennial a nuestros pies       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Converse Hello Kitty

Sentimos auténtica devoción por las colaboraciones de marcas para diseñar sneakers. Habíamos visto (casi) de todo: MAC x Puma, Lirika Matoshi X Vans, Van Gogh X Vans... pero la reina en esto de las colecciones cápsula de zapatillas es Converse. Lo vimos con la colección de Miley Cyrus, con la de Chiara Ferragni o con la de JW Anderson, y ahora llega la gatita favorita de los millennial (y de unas cuantas generaciones anteriores) para ponerlo todo patas arriba.

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Será el próximo jueves 16 de agosto cuando la colección Hello Kitty X Converse salga a la venta. Una colaboración que llevará la imagen de la gata de Sanrio a los modelos de zapatillas más icónicos de la marca, como las Chuck Taylor All Star, las Chuck 70 o las One Star. En la mayoría de modelos primará el color rosa de fondo y todas, además, incluyen un segundo par de cordones adicional con el print de Hello Kitty.

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Las zapatillas estarán disponibles en todas las tallas de hombre, mujer y niño. Sus precios oscilarán entre los 50 y los 100 dólares (44-88 euros, aproximadamente). Además de las zapatillas, en la colección también podrán encontrarse otras prendas y accesorios, como sudaderas, camisetas, bolsos o fundas de teléfono.

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La colección saldrá a la venta simultáneamente el jueves en la web de Sanrio, en la de Converse y en tiendas físicas que sean distribuidores autorizados de la marca de zapatillas.

Converse X Hello Kitty 2

Imágenes | Sanrio.

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          Los looks veraniegos de Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner y más celebs en la red carpet de Hollywood      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Parece que la Hollywood Foreing Press Association ya va calentando motores para la próxima fiesta de los Oscars, porque ayer en su banquete anual no faltaron las celebrities. Todas ellas con looks muy clásicos y elegantes, entre los que predominaron los little black dress más inspiradores. ¿Quieres inspiración de gala? Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner y muchas otras tienen ideas para nosotros.

Charlize Theron

hfpa banquete red carpet Charlize Theron

La actriz de Tully estuvo sencillamente espectacular con un vestido corto con hombros estructurados y escote en V, que pasaba desapercibido gracias a ese lazo de seda XL. Además, Charlize Theron lo adornó con joyas doradas en el cuello, manos y orejas, así como unos preciosos zapatos con tira asimétrica.

Jennifer Garner

hfpa banquete red carpet Jennifer Garner

La celebrity de 46 años optó por un estilismo sobrio y muy favorecedor, gracias a ese minivestido sin mangas y falda ajustada en contraste de satén. Salones negros y joyas para dar un toque de luz completaron el look, ideal para una night out de manual.

Dakota Fanning de Nina Ricci

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La joven de 24 años decidió escapar al riguroso negro de la noche y optar por este vibrante diseño de satén en tonos naranjas, con el que no pasó desapercibida. Un vestido wrap cruzado con largo midi y lazada en el lateral, que ella combinó con las sandalias joya más veraniegas. Un resultado perfecto.

Amber Heard de YSL

hfpa banquete red carpet Amber Heard

El de Amber Heard es, sin duda, uno de los mejores looks de la noche. Un minivestido totalmente repleto de brocados, brillos y bordados firmado por YSL, con volantes y manga larga. Además, ella lo ha combinado con un maquillaje impoluto, joyas statement y sandalias de tiras básicas, con un resultado espectacular.

Joey King de Alessandra Rich

hfpa banquete red carpet Joey King

La actriz millennial de 19 años se sitúa en el polo opuesto del estilo, con este complicadísimo conjunto de Alessandra Rich. De aires victorianos y lleno de volantes, encaje, transparencias y tules, este vestido parece sacado de un videoclip de Britney Spears. O de un disfraz sexy de enfermera. Es un no rotundo.

Laura Harrier de Louis Vuitton

hfpa banquete red carpet Laura Harrier

La actriz ya apuntaba maneras en las premières de Spiderman: Homecoming y ha vuelto a dejarlo claro: tiene estilazo. Este total look de Louis Vuitton lo prueba, con pantalones harem y una blusa de cuadros con escotazo que es lo más diferente y original de toda la alfombra roja.

Regina King de Brandon Maxwell

hfpa banquete red carpet Regina King

La actriz americana también se ha atrevido con el naranja, con una combinación bastante similar a la de Dakota Fanning (aunque mucho más working girl). En su caso, este vestido asimétrico de Brandon Maxwell combina con sandalias metalizadas, dando lugar a un estilismo con muchísimo gusto.

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          Versos al paso o como Madrid volverá a convertirse en arte poético gracias a ti      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Boamistura Versos

Hace ya casi 4 años las calles de Madrid amanecieron vestidas de poesía al ritmo de poemas de Rayden, pero se quedó nada más que en eso, un hecho aislado, hasta que hace unos días el Ayuntamiento de Madrid puso en marcha el proyecto Versos al paso.

Esos primeros versos fueron un proyecto del colectivo artístico Boam Mistura, un grupo de artistas que desarrolla su trabajo principalmente en espacios públicos. Y la verdad es que no dejó indiferente a nadie. Ahora la bendita locura viene de manos del ayuntamiento de la capital que se ha empeñado en alegrar más de mil pasos de cebra de la ciudad con frases de poetas, artistas, genios callejeros y ciudadanos.

Boam Mistura

21 distritos de la ciudad se llenarán de creaciones poéticas de los propios ciudadanos a partir de octubre ya que de los 1100 espacios, 700 serán versos originales que los madrileños pueden enviar hasta el 7 de septiembre a la web del proyecto.

Los requisitos son sencillos: piensas un micropoema de entre 15 y 80 caracteres (incluyendo espacios) y rellenas el formulario que aparece en la web del proyecto con tu nombre, email, versos con los que quieres participar y tu pseudónimo (en el caso de que tengas uno).

Los versos y frases poéticas serán elegidos por un Comité de Selección formado por entre 6 y 12 profesionales (escritores, editores, poetas, periodistas, profesionales relacionados con el mundo del libro y de la lectura) y en octubre Boam Mistura los pintará en los pasos de Madrid. Y si eres elegido, podrás ver tus letras dibujadas en asfalto junto a tu nombre, formando parte del arte urbano de la ciudad.

Una nueva generación de poetas

Y es que la poesía ya no es lo que era. Ahora rompe, late, suena y se nutre de la vida. De la cotidianeidad. Transforma en arte lo corriente y corre entre nosotros como un chiquillo alborotado. Porque ahora la poesía es joven e inocente, pero también desgarradora y oscura gracias a una nueva generación de poetas que han transformado un género casi olvidado en algo presente a diario gracias a las redes sociales.

Defreds, Sara Búho, Rayden, Irene X, Diego Ojeda, Elvira Sastre. Ellos son sólo un ejemplo de una nueva generación que ha roto esquemas y ha sacudido muy fuerte a los millennials, haciéndonos partícipes de una literatura que eriza la piel tal y como pudimos ver en este post. Y seguramente aún recordéis como César Brandon levantó a medio país con un poema cargado de vida.

Antes caminaba absorta oliendo mi café y mirando mis pies con temor a tropezar al más puro estilo Mr.Bean. Pero ahora sus calles serán versos como siempre han sido. Y tropezaré en ellos por qué, ¿qué hay más bonito que un Madrid vestido de poesía?

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Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced more musical performances fans can look forward to at the biggest celebration of kids' of the year, the ninth annual Kids' Choice Awards México!

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Renowned international artist and multi-Latin Grammy Award winner Luis Fonsi will perform one of his global hit singles for the first time during Kids' Choice Awards México 2018, where he will also be honoured with the Premio Pro-Social, which recognises the important philanthropic work of the Puerto Rican.

Multi-Latin Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Prince Royce will also be making his debut on the KCA México stage, next to previously announced performers Ha*Ash and JoJo Siwa. Pop phenomenon CD9 will also be taking the stage of KCA México with Danna Paola and Spanish star Ana Mena to perform a unique version of the catchy song "Prohibido". Additionally, the cast of Nickelodeon's hit musical series Kally's MashUp will also be performing live at Kids' Choice Awards México 2018.

Hosted by Los Polinesios, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards México 2018 will take place at Auditorio Nacional de la Ciudad de México on Saturday 18th August 2018, and will air on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica on Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 20:00.

The 2018 recipient of Nickelodeon's coveted Premio Pro-Social Award will be Luis Fonsi. For more than a decade, from Puerto Rico to Vietnam, Fonsi has supported multiple charities which save the lives of children suffering from cancer and other diseases. In 2017, Fonsi led a program to transport basic products to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico. Currently, with his foundation, Luis Fonsi Foundation, he is working on the reconstruction of the La Perla neighborhood, known worldwide thanks to the video of "Despacito". Additionally, Fonsi has been a strong voice that delivers messages of acceptance and empowerment to his fans, always with the aim of creating positive impacts on the lives of children and their families.

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica has also announced that Sebastián Villalobos, Maite Perroni,Giselle Kuri, Jorge Blanco, Kevin Rogers, Xime Ponch and Eddy and Bryan de SKabeche will be presenting awards at KCA México 2018.

Kids' Choice Awards México 2018 celebrates kids’ favorites from the worlds of film, television, music, sports, pop culture, animation and digital entertainment. Fans can vote for their favorities across 21 categories online at, via the Nick Play app (available to download for free on iOS and Android devices), and on Twitter using the hashtags here. Fans can vote as many times as they wish to support their favorites.

The Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 2018 are sponsored by: Barbie, Bumblebee and Magic Park of Paramount Pictures, Samsung Galaxy J, Hot Wheels, Free Market Toy, LEGO, Nintendo and Small Foot Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kids’ Choice Awards México 2018 is sponsored by: Barbie, Bumblebee and Parque Mágico de Paramount Pictures, Samsung Galaxy J, Hot Wheels, Mercado Libre Juguetería, LEGO, Nintendo and Pie Pequeño de Warner Bros. Pictures.

From MNI Noticias


CDMX, México. 9 de agosto, 2018. Nickelodeon Latinoamérica anunció hoy más actuaciones musicales para la mayor celebración juvenil del año, la 9ª edición de los Kids’ Choice Awards México. El reconocido artista internacional y ganador de cinco Latin GRAMMY, Luis Fonsi, interpretará uno de sus éxitos globales por primera vez en vivo durante los KCA Mexico donde también será honrado con el Premio Pro-Social, que reconoce las importantes labores filantrópicas del puertorriqueño. El cantautor multi-premiado y nominado al GRAMMY, Prince Royce, debutará en el escenario de los KCA México junto a las previamente anunciadas Ha*Ash. El fenómeno pop CD9 tomará el escenario de los ‘Kids’ Choice’ con Danna Paola y la estrella española Ana Mena para interpretar una versión única del pegajoso tema “Prohibido”. Adicionalmente, el elenco de la exitosa serie musical de Nickelodeon Kally’s Mashup, se suma a la premiación para actuar en vivo. Conducidos por Los Polinesios, los Kids’ Choice Awards México 2018 se podrán ver en México exclusivamente por Nickelodeon Latinoamérica el martes 21 de agosto a las 8PM, desde el Auditorio Nacional de la Ciudad de México.

El recipiente 2018 del reconocimiento Pro Social de Nickelodeon será Luis Fonsi. Por más de una década, de Puerto Rico hasta Vietnam, Fonsi ha apoyado a múltiples instituciones benéficas para salvar la vida de niños que padecen del cáncer y otras enfermedades. En 2017, Fonsi lideró un programa para transportar productos básicos y ayudar a los damnificados del Huracán María en su natal Puerto Rico. Actualmente, con su fundación, Luis Fonsi Foundation, se encuentra trabajando en la reconstrucción del barrio La Perla, conocido mundialmente gracias al video de “Despacito”. Adicionalmente, Fonsi ha sido una fuerte voz que entrega mensajes de aceptación y empoderamiento a sus fans, siempre con el objetivo de crear impactos positivos en la vida de niños y sus familias.

Nickelodeon también confirmó para presentar premios a Sebastián Villalobos, Maite Perroni,Giselle Kuri, Jorge Blanco, Kevin Rogers, Xime Ponch y Eddy y Bryan de SKabeche. Como se anunció previamente, JoJo Siwa, Ha*Ash y Wolfine también se actuarán en vivo en la premiación.

Los Kids’ Choice Awards México celebran a los favoritos de los chicos en cultura pop, televisión, mundo digital, música, deportes y cine y algunos de los nominados son Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Sofia Reyes, Los Polinesios, Juanpa Zurita y más. Los ganadores del codiciado blimp naranja de los Kids’ Choice Awards México 2018 serán elegidos por los fans, quienes pueden votar a través del sitio y en Twitter al incluir el hashtag oficial del evento #KCAMexico más el de su nominado favorito. Las votaciones cierran el 17 de agosto.

Los Kids’ Choice Awards México 2018 son patrocinados por: Barbie, Bumblebee y Parque Mágico de Paramount Pictures, Samsung Galaxy J, Hot Wheels, Mercado Libre Juguetería, LEGO, Nintendo y Pie Pequeño de Warner Bros. Pictures.


Also, via Vanity Fair:

Los Kids Choice Awards México son una premiación que tiene a los millennials y generación Z como audiencia principal. Y a estos solo se les cautiva con verdaderos pesos pesados sobre el escenario. Por ello, Luis Fonsi será uno de las principales artistas que se presentarán durante esta premiación en la que se le reconocerá por sus actividades filantrópicas y en la que también participará Prince Royce, ha podido confirmar Vanity Fair.

Antes que nadie, Vanity Fair ha logrado confirmar que además de ofrecer una actuación musical, Fonsi será galardonado con el blimp (el famoso galardón en forma de zeppelin) "Pro-Social", debido a sus obras altruistas que ha desarrollado por más de 10 años. "De Puerto Rico hasta Vietnam, Fonsi ha apoyado a múltiples instituciones benéficas para salvar la vida de niños que padecen del cáncer y otras enfermedades", ha confirmado Nickelodeon a Vanity Fair.

Al año pasado, el intérprete de Despacito fue de las primeras celebridades puertorriqueñas que emprendieron una labor para ayudar a los damnificados de la isla tras el devastador paso del huracán María. De hecho, actualmente participa en labores de reconstrucción del barrio de La Perla, que aparece en el video de su popular canción.

Pero Fonsi no será la única estrella latina de alcance global que participe en la edición 2018 de esta ceremonia, pues Vanity Fair también ha confirmado la presencia de Royce, quien por primera vez se presentará en esta premiación en un número musical que compartirá con Ha*Ash. Seguramente, será para interpretar el tema 100 años, que las hermanas Hanna y Ashley grabaron con él y que fue incluido en el mas reciente album del dueto femenino.

Otras celebs emanadas de las redes que participarán en esta gala incluyen a Sebastián Villalobos, el dueto cómico Skabeche y Giselle Kuri.

Los Kids Choice Awards México se transmitirán el 21 de agosto.


Más Nick: JoJo Siwa, Ha*Ash and Wolfine to Perform at Kids' Choice Awards México 2018!

Originally published: Thursday, August 09, 2018.

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THE LEAD STORY - NORTH KOREA GRUMBLES ABOUT SANCTIONS - North Korea has threatened to stall the denuclearization of its missile program if the U.S. continues to abide by an "outdated acting script" amid Washington's calls to enforce sanctions against the regime ... A statement from the nation's Foreign Ministry said that following President Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North has worked to improve relations between the two countries and "make active contributions to peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and over the world." The foreign ministry said that despite its efforts to work with the U.S. — by stopping missile launches and nuclear tests — America continues to insist on "denuclearization first," and continues to encourage international sanctions against the North.
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Tibbetts, 20, went missing July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa, about 70 miles east of Des Moines. She was last seen jogging about 7:30 p.m. in a place where, as one community watch organizer said, “not a lot of big things happen.”
NEW SEASON OF ANTHEM PROTESTS KICK OFF: NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on Thursday night as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason ... Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action. Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, both of the Miami Dolphins, knelt during "The Star-Spangled Banner," ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Herald reported. Robert Quinn, a defensive end for the Dolphins, raised his fist. Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, who plays safety, and De'Vante Bausby, a cornerback, also raised their fists prior to a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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SESSIONS THREATENED WITH CONTEMPT: A federal judge in Washington threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of court Thursday after halting the deportation of a mother and daughter who were sent home in the middle of appealing their removal ... U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan learned Thursday that the two were on a plane headed to Central America after the Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union agreed Wednesday to delay their deportation until 11:59 p.m. the following day, the Washington Post reported. The woman — identified in court as Carmen — is a plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit filed this week over efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries.

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INTERVIEW On average, we wear our clothes a total of seven times and then, many simply get thrown away - 2.5 billion pounds of clothing each year to be precise. Scary but easy to change as one of the simplest and most sustainable ways to let garments live longer is to find them a new owner. And this is the mission of the Global Fashion Exchange (GFX): To promote sustainable consumption patterns, such as reusing and recycling, around the globe through inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events like clothing swaps. Since its inception in 2013, GFX has saved 22 tons of clothes from going to landfills. FashionUnited thought that was pretty impressive and spoke to GFX co-founder Patrick Duffy to find out more.

Patrick, could you talk a little bit about the beginning of the Global Fashion Exchange?

Sure. A long time ago, I worked in nightlife as a promoter, also at production companies for big fashion brands. I honed my skills and then I became a restaurateur. I kind of got an all around experience in entertaining. As that was happening, I became more and more familiar with sustainability. Then I went to the Copenhagen Fashion Week as a journalist, writing for various publications. They had a sustainability area there and back then, I didn’t know much about it. But then Rana Plaza happened and it shifted my perspective on the fashion industry. Everything had to do with overconsumption. It made me sick and I had what I call my Oprah aha-moment. I was thinking about how to reframe everything. Then I was invited back to Copenhagen and there, they had a an initial clothing swap in 2013 and I thought ‘this is something I can take all my skills into and turn it into a message’. And this was at a time when sustainability was still the s-word that nobody wanted to say. Sustainability still needed a lot of support.

Was your idea well received?

[laughs] Not initially. When I told people in the industry of the idea, they said what people often say to a really good idea ‘You are so crazy’. That’s what people said, but that was so not true. But then I realised the people I was talking to were from fashion brands whose main goal was to sell clothes. But we’ve reached capacity when it comes to clothing production, we’re maxed out. I kept presenting my idea and I heard other comments, people saying ‘This is incredible but we don’t know how to do it’. Suddenly, everyone was super excited and supportive and helped me keep pushing the idea. In my personal life, I gave everything away, all my material possessions and even New York City was so expensive to live in. I left it all and really focused on turning it into something that would make me really happy to work on.

Do you charge for the events?

The larger events are completely free because we do not want to exclude anyone because sustainability is a non-exclusionary topic. We just had a massive outdoor event at a venue in New York City at The Brooklyn Mirage, a huge outdoor venue in East Williamsburg. They were fantastic - they promoted the event and supported it by giving the venue for free. We had superstar DJs, many people helping with setting up and 20 ethical and sustainable brands showcasing their wares. They got the space for free because they needed a chance to get their message aout nd I felt it wouldn’t have been right to charge them money to do so. In addition, we had a fashion show with 120 models of all different colours and sizes, some were wheelchair-bound. All worked for free so that the event could be free so that there is no reason why anyone should not be participating - charging a cover of 10 or 20 dollars ticket fee can be a deal breaker for some.

What about the smaller swaps?

The smaller events allow the organisers to cover their costs. And that’s something people always ask, ‘How do you make money?’ For the smaller swaps, we work with the ambassadors to offset their costs and determine how much of a ticket price can we put in the local communities. After all, they are putting time in; they deserve to be paid.


Are people biased against clothes from people they don’t know?

No, not at the swaps because don’t forget, people come voluntarily. And the big swaps are well frequented. They become glamorous events and people get interested. Interest is the hook to bring them into the loop and to educate them on the topic and on sustainability goals like human rights, sustainability, etc. And once they understand a bit more about it, then people will hopefully go beyond the swap.

Would you say the swaps have a mind-changing effect?

Yes, if not a life-changing definitely a mind-changing effect. For example at the recent event in New York with 1,600 people, I was standing at the entrance and talking to each person attending, asking them ‘Do you know what you’re here for?’ Many did know; many did not know; they had just come to swap clothes. So it is a touchpoint to communicate the startling facts - and then the aha-moment happens, the transformational moment. Once people understand the problem - the fashion industry being the most polluting industry and consumers contributing to that - they can’t erase that.

People may not change their lifestyle but they have received the information, and most of the times, people want to get involved. They become activists in their own way, they share through social media and proudly show their swapped items. That’s a positive development.

When targeting people, especially millennials, it is important to psychologically understand how their mind works. And I know what people want; they want the experience. And the experience they have reflects back on the topic and the message, which is sustainability. That’s why it is easier to communicate through a positive experience; if people are smiling, the world is going to shift.

Could you explain how GFX Local came about?

GFX Local came up as a solution to address the fact that we want to spread the word about what we’re doing and to promote more clothing swaps. We noticed after organising the larger swaps that they require a lot of funding and manpower. However, it was always my dream to basically take this education all over the world but it wasn’t going as quickly as I wanted because it was depending on sponsorship; money basically. ‘Money is a silly reason for this not to be spread,’ I thought and GFX Local was born, inspired by Fashion Revolution. We developed a tool kit for those interested to download and apply. Then, we go through a kind of question and answer process to find out if someone is qualified and they sign up to become GFX ambassadors. Or, they can download the kit and do it in their hometown and start a clothing swap.

Are there any country-specific biases? In India for example, second hand is not big at all.

Of course, in all markets, GFX considers what goes on culturally and socioeconomically before starting a swap. Bolivia, Costa Rica, Barcelona, etc. all different and in some, like India for example, second-hand clothing is not desirable. But GFX is fun and the experience really key; a tool to show people that this is great. The quality of the clothing is just as key as well as the marketing and branding.

When doing a swap for the first time, storytelling is important and we do a lot of coaching for the ambassadors to bring influential people to the table. In India, this was Evelyn Sharma, a famous Bollywood actress who also has her own organisation, Seams for Dreams. The organisation provides appropriate clothing to the less privileged members of society in India and raises funds and awareness through fashion events. It really helps when GFX is endorsed by someone else. Evelyn was not just a face but doing something similar, which is related to the cause. This is important not only in India but all over the world. In India, we received such a positive response and great publicity that the local ambassador is creating more events.

What is your personal take-away from starting the Global Fashion Exchange?

Oh, I have learned so much and I have had wonderful teachers at the different organisations I have worked with. Over time, I also got invited to talk at conferences and I have spoken at the United Nations four times about GFX. I was also at the Omina Fashion Summit and I gave the keynote address at the first Australian Circular Fashion Conference. People see me and they see that I’m just a normal person and that one person can change the world. Plus, people want to hear positive things, they don’t want to hear about the crazy problems that are happening. So there is no need to be banging on about the problems but to talk about the solutions. GFX becomes a solution or provides different solutions.

Tell us a bit about GFX Consulting.

GFX Consulting is part of business model that developed out of my thought ‘how am I going to make this work? What am I going to do with tall this knowledge?’ I wanted to keep it open source right from the beginning. And now I am teaching companies how to transform a supply chain and how to communicate it. This could be doing a big project with a major brand but also with small ones and exploring how to find funding, getting connected to different markets and communicating their story. Assessing different needs and building custom solutions basically.

There is a lot of storytelling in marketing and brands are just starting to understand that telling the story of sustainability can be a big part of what they do. The people, the planet, the process. But often, brands are stuck in linear models or cycles whereas circularity is important and we can teach them how to transition.

In view of the recent scandal with brands destroying perfectly good stock, how do you sell circularity and sustainability to brands?

The biggest question is: Why are they burning all of this? That’s where you have to teach people if you buy less, brands need to produce less. Because currently, what brands are doing, they are polluting the earth. So they have to innovate and take a look at what they’re doing. They have to focus on better quality but also circularity, creating products that are 100 percent circular. Brands have to become educators as well. They have to take responsibility alongside the consumer. Slowing down the production as fast fashion is choking the industry. Innovative materials are key, for example those made out of ocean plastics. Luckily, sustainability is a trend and hopefully one that is going to last.

Photos: Global Fashion Exchange

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In reply to Mogollon, N.M.: 1940:

Visually, this is on the border of the 19th Century Wild West and modern 20th Century. Texaco and Coca Cola signs above antique boardwalks, modern traffic on millennially old dust road, an automobile in a "garage" that looks like a shelter used centuries ago by nomads etc. In the middle of this anachronistic image, two men and cat, witnessing the passing of time.

P.S. I saw the top left corner of the image and for a moment I said to myself: "look, they have a SHORPY sign on that slope of the mountain". Yes, it was not a landmark, but a watermark.

          The Bestselling Products From Riley Rose You Need to Add to Your Collection      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When Forever 21 announced that it would open Riley Rose, a new store dedicated entirely to beauty, millennials were ready to pounce. The popular clothing retailer is already on the pulse of all things fast fashion, so consumers couldn't wait to see what trends would come next in the cosmetics space.

While there are still only 11 stores in the United States, don't worry if there isn't a location near you. The website is packed with cult-worthy goodies you'll fawn over. Keep reading to shop some of the store's bestsellers.

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InterActiveCorp — the holding company behind OKCupid, Vimeo, The Daily Beast, and more — plans to lay off about one third of the staff at Investopedia, according to a regulatory filing Friday. 

In a New York State WARN notice dated July 31, the company said the firing of 36 of the financial encyclopedia's 96 employees was due to economic reasons and that the employees were not unionized. 

IAC's stock price was down about 0.4% in pre-market trading Friday. 

In an email to Business Insider, Neil Vogel, CEO of IAC brand Dotdash, said the layoffs were due to Investopedia's merger with the former brand. 

“Investopedia has joined the Dotdash family of brands, bringing together two of the fastest growing scaled properties online, with revenue up 50 and 60 percent respectively for the first six months of the year," he said. "With Investopedia’s audience of financial professionals and students and The Balance’s audience of millennials and women, Dotdash has created a clear market leader in the finance space and is well positioned to serve a broad range of consumers and financial advertisers. Though it’s always difficult to say goodbye to colleagues and friends, these changes allow us to increase our focus on our core media businesses and better position the company for the future."

Shares of IAC have risen 41% since the beginning of 2018, fueled by solid bets on dating apps and sites like Tinder,, Plenty of Fish, and more. It has since spun many of those, including Tinder, to Match Group, in which IAC has a roughly 22% stake.

Investopedia saw a massive influx of traffic to its site, especially its explanatory pages about cryptocurrency and blockchain, amid the bitcoin mania in early 2017, its CEO David Siegel told Business Insider in January. At the time, he compared the hype surrounding bitcoin and other alt-coins to the dot com bubble of the 1990's. 

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          Step aside, millennials: Gen Z takes the lead in destroying oldsters’ norms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Gen Z demographic — the population cohort born after millennials — has business and marketers scrambling to prepare as the group ages and begins to kill off many products and industries prior generations cherished. Gen Z, generally those born after 1996, represents more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, and they don’t like a lot of traditional stuff, Bloomberg reports. More than 70 percent of them influence their families’ spending. Their distaste for the old ways includes a disdain…
          I’m (probably) middle-class now. And can I say, it’s a bit of all right | Coco Khan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I did the ultimate middle-class thing: I went camping in France. One guy even brought his own parmesan grater!

These days, I’m not sure what class I am. I know I grew up skint – proper skint: free school meals, social housing, keeping the windows closed in case the bailiffs get in – and the experiences of those years still preoccupy my mind. I know I’ll never inherit anything (unless you count diabetes) and as your common-or-garden debt-laden millennial, I suspect ever owning any assets is out of the question.

But a few years ago, I stopped going into my overdraft every month. I no longer needed a payday loan to cover financial gaps. I landed a professional job. Some of the people I worked with went to private school. I bought theatre tickets. I stopped throwing my cheese rind away. I bought cheese that had a rind. That constant, gnawing fear of running out of money – the thing that keeps you working every hour under the sun – was growing weaker.

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          How the #VanLife movement is influencing car design      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The surge of millennials who chose to live on the road has more automakers investing in amenity-laden van models.

#Vanlife is a real thing, not just a millennial Instagram tag.

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Los millennials sí quieren casa... y esto es lo que están buscando

Existen muchos mitos sobre los nacidos entre 1983 y 2000 o millennials. Se dice que no les gusta el compromiso, que no ahorran o que no quieren comprar una casa. Sin embargo, esta generación sí busca adquirir una propiedad. Los millennials sí busca adquirir una propiedad De los créditos que entregó el Infonavit este sexenio, 6 de cada 10 créditos fueron otorgados a personas de 18 a 34 años. De acuerdo con el portal inmobiliario, el 49% de las búsquedas en su sitio proviene de la también llamada generación Y. En...

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Compañías están adoptando políticas y estrategias para empoderar y fortalecer el liderazgo de esta generación de jóvenes.
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Wohnungen Immobilien

Der Elitenforscher und Soziologe Michael Hartmann warnt davor, dass sich die Eliten des Landes immer weiter vom Rest der Bevölkerung entfernen. „Die Eliten in Deutschland, aber auch in anderen Ländern, haben kaum noch eine Vorstellung vom Leben der breiten Bevölkerung“, sagte der emeritierte Professor der Wochenzeitung „Zeit“. „Sie leben in einer völlig anderen Welt: Viele wohnen in sozial homogenen Wohnvierteln. Sie haben einen anderen Alltag, andere Hobbys, andere Möglichkeiten.“

Als Elite definiert Hartmann Personen, die ihr vieles Geld dazu nutzen, Einfluss zu nehmen. Streitbar sei allerdings, wie mächtig man sein muss, um zur Elite dazuzugehören. Je nachdem wie man den Zirkel versteht, umfasse die Elite in Deutschland im Kern etwa 1000 und breiter gefasst bis zu 4000 Personen.

Elitenforscher: Spaltung durch hohe Immobilienpreise

Die wirtschaftliche Elite sei schon immer etwas entfernter von den normalen Bürgern gewesen, so Hartmann gegenüber der „Zeit“. „Zunehmend sieht man es aber auch in der wissenschaftlichen, der medialen und der politischen Elite. Die haben sich in den letzten zwei, drei Jahrzehnten weiter von der Masse entfernt.“

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Der Soziologe macht dafür mehrere Faktoren fest. Die Spaltung durch die hohen Immobilienpreise, die dazu führt, dass die Menschen mit unterschiedlichem Einkommen heute viel getrennter leben. Hinzu komme, dass es vielen Menschen gar nicht möglich ist, sich an der Vermögensbildung der oberen Schichten zu beteiligen: über Aktien und Fonds. Darauf wies Hartmann bereits im Juni im Gespräch mit Business Insider hin. Vor allem die Finanzkrise habe weiter dazu beigetragen: „In der Folge hat sich etwas verschärft, das es vorher schon gab — nämlich die Möglichkeit, Vermögen zu bilden durch verschiedene Anlageklassen.“

Sozialer Aufstieg auch in Parteien immer schwieriger

Das geht auch aus einer aktuellen Studie der Bank Comdirect hervor. Demnach gibt es eine recht hohe Überschneidung zwischen Jahresnettovermögen und dem Anlegerverhalten in Deutschland. Der Armutsvorscher Christoph Butterwegge von der Universität Köln bezeichnete dies jüngst im Gespräch mit Business Insider als einen Faktor für „sozialräumliche Segregation“. Heißt vereinfacht: Die Reichen — darunter die Elite — bleiben unter sich, die Armen ebenso.

Hartmann setzt aber noch früher an: beim Elternhaus. „Das größte Problem ist, wie die Eliten heute rekrutiert werden (…). Heute ist es beinahe unmöglich, von unten in die obersten Positionen aufzusteigen“, so der Elitenforscher gegenüber der „Zeit“. Das zeige sich im Übrigen auch im Bundestag: Heute hätten mit Peter Altmaier und Horst Seehofer nur noch zwei Personen im Kabinett einen Arbeiterhintergrund. „Der soziale Aufstieg ist in den Parteien schwieriger geworden. Ohne ein Studium läuft nicht mehr viel“, so Hartmann. Der Soziologe verlangt deshalb, dass sich die Parteien wieder öffnen. „Auch in ihren Top-Positionen.“


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          Getting Older Sucks!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Getting older can be both a blessing and a curse. You feel wiser and more grounded in who you are. But you also start to see uninvited lines, grey hair and things we can’t even mention without scaring off the millennial crowd. Albeit a beautiful and empowering journey, there’s so much we wish we knew when we were 20!

Thinning Hair:

That gorgeous thick mane you are complaining about… Treasure it because like your skin, thick strands can thin over time. Taking care of your hair is as easy as looking to the ocean, and no we don’t just mean a day on the beach! Essential fatty acids, especially omega-3s, play a key role in the health of your skin, hair, and nails. You should eat some of these foods, which are rich in omega-3, every day: salmon, tuna, and other fish choc full of fatty acids.

Dry Hair:

As you age, hydration is essential! Our skin and hair loose that supple, shiny, healthy glow. In comes the need for more water, electrolytes and deep conditioning. Give your strands back the moisture it needs to retain elasticity with a deep conditioning treatment 3 days a week. If you have fine strands or an oily scalp, apply the treatment from mid-shaft to ends to prevent weighing hair down.

Hair Loss:

First, consult your physician to make sure the root of the problem isn’t more serious. Excuse the pun. Again, we go back to diet. As we age, we can suffer from absorption issues as well as poor eating habits. What you put in directly correlates to what our bodies get out of our meals. Foods like eggs (a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth), spinach, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts and berries (they are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that may promote hair growth) are all a great place to start when looking to jump-start your hair growth. There are also supplements like biotin that are said to help. You may want to ask your Doc about these too.

Varying Textures:

As we age, the texture of our hair changes. Curls can loosen or tighten. Some gain texture when they never had it at all. Hormones play a powerful role in the texture of our hair. Talk to your stylist about updating your cut and style routine to best suit your mature hair. As well as giving your product regimen a makeover so you are walking out of the house in style…. Not in a topknot!

What are your favorite anti-aging tips? Be sure to share them in the comments below or come say hi on social media @Bangstyle to continue the conversation!

          Nissan grabs imagination of millennials at Blognone Tomorrow Conference Suggests future of mobility is electric, connected and autonomous      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nissan impressed participants at Blognone Tomorrow in Bangkok with its vision on the future of automotive and its modern applications for everyday life.At the recent event in Bangkok, Nissan showcased technological advancements under Nissan Intelligent Power, Intelligent Driving and Intelligent
          Kommentar zu Journal Dienstag, 7. August 2018 – Schmerzliche Reise in die Vergangenheit von MBBM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Joe, klar an der Uni bleibt die Lehre immer irgendwie gleich (mal abgesehen davon, dass die Umstellung auf B.A. M.A. ordentlich Mehrarbeit gebracht hat und dass die Studierendenzahlen schwanken). Aber wenn man auf seine Publikationsliste stolz sein will - und das will ich - und wenn man in der Geschäftsführung mitarbeitet - das muss ich - dann ist das wirklich recht schlecht für die "Work-Life-Balance". Nun gut, ich bin kein Millennial, sondern noch "preußisch" erzogen, den protestant work ethics zu huldigen. ;-) Seniorität gibt's auch im Elfenbeinturm, no doubt. Einige schaffen's aber vielleicht schon, sich da ein wenig bedeckter zu halten. Und abseits jeglicher Seniorität gibt es dann auch noch die Hochdeputatsstellen. Davon schon mal was gehört? Kein Problem in Bamberg, aber der absolute Horror an Massenunis wie Köln oder Münster....
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          8/10/2018: DRIVING: CAR SUBSCRIPTIONS’ ALLURE LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If “Why buy when you can lease?” was yesterday’s mantra, then “Why lease when you can subscribe?” would seem to be our future. In theory at least, it seems to makes sense. The experts say we are quickly becoming a subscription economy. Millennials,...
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#Vanlife is a real thing, not just a millennial Instagram tag.

That’s what Brent Rose–a friend who is a freelance journalist, actor, and prominent figure of the van-life movement–tells me when I ask him about the recent surge of new van models designed for living on the road from companies like Nissan and Volkswagen.

“I’ve seen a massive increase in the number of van-lifers over the last few years, and I think there are a lot of contributing factors,” he writes from the road. Rose, who celebrated his third year on the road with his “vanniversary” on July 15, believes that the surge in the lifestyle can be attributed both to its idealization on Instagram and rising rent prices paired with the availability of 4G mobile internet nationwide. “So many people work from their computers,” he says. “As long as you have reception and power it doesn’t matter where you are.”

Brent Rose [Photo: Edward Sczudlo]

Since he started living on the road–which began as a one-year experiment and has evolved into an ongoing project called Connected States–Rose says that the increase in the number of van-lifers both male and female (the latter were uncommon when he started in 2015) has been massive. So has the number of van models optimized for this lifestyle. “It’s been great to see that the van-life movement has become big enough that major auto and RV companies are starting to take notice and build better vans,” he says.

At this year’s Madrid Auto Show, Nissan unveiled two new campers–the NV300 and e-NV200–that it says were specifically designed for van life. Their cute and happy exterior design does look particularly Instagrammy, with splashes of pop color that remind me of the classic 1960s surfer vans. The interiors are easily transformed, the company says, “into the ideal place for four people to stand thanks to an elevating roof, or they can sit around the table conversing.” Both campers have a kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, and water and gas installations. At night it transforms into “comfortable bedrooms with window shades and stationary heating.” The NV300 can even add a second double bed in the raised ceiling–and both are customizable.

[Photo: Nissan]
While they look amazing, Rose–a seasoned van-lifer–isn’t convinced about the all-electric e-NV200, which is rated at a maximum 170 miles on a single charge. “The all-electric Nissan is very intriguing from an idealistic perspective, but its short range would be a deal-breaker for me,” he says. Both are also too compact for comfortable long hauls, he thinks.

Volkswagen Grand California [Photo: Volkswagen]

Volkswagen’s new Grand California–a big brother of its classic California model that it introduced at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany–may be a better option for the serious van-lifer. It’s in what the company calls the “6-meter class,” clocking in at 19.68 foot long, with a bathroom and sleeping area in the rear. It’s full of features, like a compact kitchen with a dual-burner propane stove, sink, storage room, a 70-liter pull-out fridge accessible from the outside and the inside, bath with shower, toilet, fold-out sink, and a ventilated skylight. You can even add a high bunk bed for children.

Both new models are far from the only van-life-focused cars to hit the market recently. “The most appealing new van I’ve seen is the Winnebago Revel,” he says. “It’s based on the [Mercedes Benz] 4WD Sprinter chassis and it’s fully winterized, so I could take it on some wild adventures all four seasons.” These more advanced vans are expensive, running you about $150,000, but they can also go off the beaten path–a necessity, Rose has found. “My current van is rear-wheel drive only [like the Nissans and VWs],” he says. “I’ve taken it down some very sketchy roads that I was frankly lucky to get out of.”

Winnebago Revel. [Photo: Winnebago]

While car companies are rushing to respond to the trend, there’s also been a boom in van customization companies, which pick up where the automakers leave off, adapting vans to very specific tastes of each owner. Almost akin to tiny house design companies, these studios can customize a van’s interiors with new materials like wood and aluminum, add new kitchen equipment, install solar panels, and even expand the available space with bespoke bodywork. (“If I had all the money and time in the world, I’d probably go with a custom job from Outside Van,” Rose adds. “They do incredible work.”)

Meanwhile, luxury car companies like Mercedes-Benz are offering their own options, like the compact Marco Polo or the Hymer motorhome. But the company’s best-selling van is actually a “luxury” cargo model: the highly customizable and extremely comfortable Sprinter. It’s not designed for camping at all, but it has become the darling of the van-life community thanks to its versatile chassis, and countless companies around the world make RVs based on it.

This segment of the auto industry is booming among baby boomers as well as young people, with a burgeoning cottage industry of customization companies not far behind. Rose, meanwhile, will stay on the road until it stops behind fun. “When I started [this trip] it was supposed to be a one-year project,” Rose tells me, “but I didn’t imagine I would love the lifestyle as much as I do. Currently, there’s no end in sight. I’ve just decided that I would keep doing it until it stopped being fun . . . That’s kind of the beauty of it, to me. You don’t have to do much planning. You can just sort of make it up as you go, and you’re always packed and ready.”

The passion van-lifers like Rose feel for their lifestyle is contagious, and it’s hard to resist the idea of trying it out. In fact, for people who aren’t quite ready to go all in, a surge in custom van rentals will let sedentary humans try the nomadic life for a few days. I can’t help but recall the words of Carl Sagan: “Even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven’t forgotten. The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood.”

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Anyone tired of being bombarded by charitable requests through direct mailings and emails be warned: As annoying as the tactic may be, there’s proof it works.

Much of what potential donors receive they actually read, according to a recent study by Grey Matter Research, a charity consultancy, and Opinions 4 Good, a philanthropic online market research firm, which asked a representative sample 1,000 donors about how often the received mailings and emails and whether they really opened them.

Overall, the typical American who already donates receives about eight direct mailings and 10 emails from cause groups in a typical week. A little over half of each is from blind prospectors—groups they haven’t supported in some fashion before. That works out to be between two and three solicitations per day.

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And yet most of these dispatches are not ignored. Potential donors read about 80% of the traditional mailings from groups they’ve already supported, and 60% of those from cold senders. On email, it’s a few percentage points lower but still in the same ballpark.

Whether that leads to some sort of action like the next contribution or volunteering wasn’t measured. The real point is that the much-maligned tactic of spamming seems to still be giving solicitors a shot to make their ask.

“It’s almost a badge of honor to complain about how much charities ‘waste’ with their fundraising efforts, and how the poor donor has to wade through mountains of printed and electronic communication from nonprofits,” notes the report. “Yet when donors are asked to give thoughtful, numeric estimates without an agenda behind them, a very different story emerges: They’re actually reading much of what you send them. Not all of it, of course, but quite a high proportion.”

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The findings are impressive, if curious, considering the open rate for most traditional email campaign services peaks at around 30%. The report addresses that by noting that the survey design only asked how often messages that were received get opened, not what might be ending up in a junk filter, as some email campaigns certainly do. It’s sample also consisted only of active charitable donors–people already open to being engaged.

To that end, younger donors–people under the age of 35–appear particularly receptive to hearing more from cause groups. Despite receiving an average of 77% more communications than people of other ages, the demographic still read more of what they received on average than any other age group. (When examined by ethnicity, non-white message recipients were also far more likely to read on.) The report notes that this is sort of a win-win for groups trying to expand their support to the next generation. Millennials appear be both eager to learn more and especially interested in doing good.

All of which means it’s up to the cause group to craft a message that actually resonates. “Yes, they’re reading your stuff, but they’re reading everyone else’s, too,” the report says about the potential donors looking the near constant stream of nonprofit messages. “You have to keep hammering home the message and the brand for what you’re saying to cut through the clutter.” That means crafting a good note, not just sending more of them.

          The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and buying a home) than generations before them, but that does not mean that […]

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In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.”  Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off in 25, 20 or ideally, […]

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          Royal Caribbean uses AI to create personalized vacation music videos | AI - VentureBeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Last November, Royal Caribbean International said it would turn its fleet of 25 cruise ships into high-tech playgrounds. Today, it is adding to that with the release of SoundSeeker, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized vacation music videos, continues VentureBeat.

Above: Royal Caribbean's SoundSeeker tool creates your vacation videos.
Photo: Royal Caribbean

Travelers simply submit three vacation photos to and the machine-learning AI goes to work. It matches the images with a specific mood and creates an original music track to fit. Then it puts together a 30-second music video that you can share with family and friends.

SoundSeeker is another example of Royal Caribbean’s push to add technologies to the cruise experience in an attempt to woo millennials and their families, said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer at Royal Caribbean, in an interview with VentureBeat. It’s part of a broader race between competing cruise lines seeking to appeal to a cooler crowd. In early 2017, Carnival said it would roll out Ocean Medallion wearables on more than 100 cruise ships.

The machine-learned AI is powered by music theory developed by the Berklee College of Music, which collaborated in the creation of SoundSeeker. The AI analyzes the images based on color, landscape, backdrop, emotion, body language, and facial expression and then crafts a shareable and one-of-a kind soundtrack.The customized tracks take inspiration from a wide variety of music, including ’90s hip-hop, rock, modern, and electronic dance music. Fans can follow along on Royal Caribbean’s social channels, and by searching #SoundSeeker.

Over more than a year, Royal Caribbean teamed up with its agency, MullenLowe; experts from Berklee College of Music; and technologists from around the world to create the song generator.

Berklee leveraged music theory for the tool to match music to photos, accounting for pitch, tempo, and instrumental combinations, among other qualities. 

Source: VentureBeat

          2018 ROWEAD Conference Recap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The term agriculture sparks images of a village scene with rustic farmers slinging their overused farming tools in the minds of every Nigerian – millennials aren’t immune either. The words ‘village’ and ‘agriculture’ are met with similar frowns and disgust – the typical Nigerian ‘I’m too big for this’ reaction. But “mindset change is key [...]

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          Why scientists are infiltrating music festivals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sheena Cruickshank stood in front of a crowd of millennials in flower crowns and harem pants. As she paced the stage, trying to explain the intricacies of the microbiome to the audience, guitars and drum kits warmed up behind her, forcing her to raise her voice to be heard. The senior lecturer in immunology wasn't speaking in her usual venue at the University of Manchester, after all. She was at a music festival, and later that day, The Flaming Lips were taking the stage.

As researchers seek new audiences for their findings, they're busting out of basement laboratories and stuffy hotel ballrooms and infiltrating the playgrounds where today's curious, creative minds gather: music festivals.

Cruickshank was just one of dozens of scientists who presented in July at Bluedot, a festival in the U.K. A few months earlier, the Lightning in a Bottle festival in California had more than 30 presenters speak on science-related topics over the four-day event. In May, the FORM festival in Arizona hosted panels on technology alongside musical performances by Skrillex and Fleet Foxes.

"[Festivals are] an experiment in an alternative lifestyle," says Jesse Shannon, marketing director of DoLab, the company that founded and organizes Lightning in a Bottle. "So that creates opportunities for conversation, considering new ideas."

Typical science conferences can be intimidating for the average person. The barriers to entry can be huge, as they're usually invite-only, and they typically cater to a very niche crowd of Ph.D.s, graduate students, and medical professionals. The talks are full of complicated terminology. At best, for an outsider, they're boring. At worst, they're nearly impenetrable. But by blending science with festival culture, scientists are able to reach a wider audience, perhaps even planting a seed of inspiration in the minds of the young people who will carry the torch for scientific progress into the future.

"There is always a concern that you are reaching the usual crowd," Cruickshank says. "But with a music festival, you are potentially reaching people and sharing your research with people that you might not have talked to otherwise."

There's also an element of just getting people interested in science, period. Most Americans say they liked science as a kid. But a variety of factors — from cost barriers to a lack of access to opportunities — work against science-curious kids and push them into other careers.

"You've got a lot of people who have decided at the age of 10 that they're not a scientist and that's it," says Kevin Warwick, emeritus professor at Reading and Coventry Universities and a presenter at Bluedot. "Scientists use a lot of jargon and it's as though it puts a wall between the scientists and the outside world. It's like they are trying to make it sound difficult."

The talks at the festivals range in topic from climate change to neuroscience. And while the scientists might not have the packed crowds of a headlining band, they still bring together a moderately sized and extremely engaged audience. Andrew Callaway Ellis, chair of the Los Angeles chapter of The Climate Reality Project, presented at Lightning in a Bottle with a goal of recruiting curious millennials into climate activities. He was thrilled when he was inundated with questions from the festival's young attendees.

While festivals are hotbeds of creativity, the lower barrier to entry can sometimes backfire. For example, Lightning in a Bottle hosted an eccentric talk by a man named Emery Smith, who claims to have conducted thousands of alien autopsies. During his talk, he took aim at NASA, and spouted conspiracies about a secret underground facility in New Mexico. As a result, NASA astrobiologist Michael Lee dropped out of another panel on the festival's lineup.

"We are always trying to bring the most credible and interesting people. But some [audience members] don't believe that science is always the last word. They want the ability to have a reasonable, meaningful conversation," Shannon says. "It's a tension we are always working with."

On the flip side, the fact that festival attendees are open to fringe ideas is great for people like Ismail Ali, the policy and advocacy counsel at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). For decades, the scientific community has marginalized psychedelic research. But unsurprisingly, festival-goers are interested in learning about the groundbreaking discoveries surrounding psychedelics, so Ali is using the venue to push for policy and cultural change.

"If you are trying to break into the public, that's not going to happen if we only talk to academics and university professors," Ali says. "You have to talk to 'the people.' ... We go to a lot of science conferences, and we are often the rainbow sheep in the room. We kind of stick out. And at places like Lightning in [a] Bottle, we don't. People really get what we are doing and why we are doing it."

Warwick calls festival guests who venture out of the concert crowds and into the science tents brave. He loves the challenge of presenting his research, which involves things like artificial intelligence and robotics, to a new crowd in new ways.

"It's nice for your life if you feel you have turned a few younger people onto science," says Warwick. "Maybe one of them wins the Nobel Prize."

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USA (MNN) -- Is the U.S. “post-Christian”? Recent studies like this one and this one indicate a movement in that direction. The latest report from Barna Research ranks 100 U.S. cities according to how Christianity and Scripture factor into the population’s lifestyle. Click here to see where your city ranks. The top ten cities identified as post-Christian have a combined population of more than 43 million people.

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“I can’t help but be grieved that there are so many people who claim that they are not Christian at all,” says Keys for Kids’ Greg Yoder.

“They don’t have any inkling to read the Bible. They probably have never been to a church. They don’t believe that the Bible is something that should be a way of life.”

Keys for Kids wants to reverse the “post-Christian” trend by reaching young people for Christ.

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Debate surrounds which label to place on the Next Generation, sometimes called Generation Z, and where its generational boundary lines lay. However, Pew Research Center defines the “post-Millennial” generation as anyone 21 and younger as of this year. This demographic fits well within Keys for Kids’ focus. The ministry seeks to reach children between the ages of four and 14 years old, a bracket Yoder dubs “The 4:14 Window.”

“80% of kids in that age group are looking for spiritual truth, and they’re going to find it. But, will they find it in atheism? Agnosticism?...Or, will they find it in Christ alone, Christianity?”

He adds, “We’re emphasizing our need to reach kids at a young age so that their foundations are firmly planted… they can acknowledge who Christ is, can grow in their faith, and become defenders of their faith.” Keys for Kids exists to “ignite a passion for Christ in kids and their families,” Yoder says. They minister to younger children through a devotional, radio programming, and mobile app. A program called Parent Minute equips parents with advice and insight. Learn more about these resources on Keys For Kids’ website. In the coming months, Keys for Kids will expand its reach to Generation Z.

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“We hope to initially reach out to about 20,000 teenagers…whether they’re Christian or not,” shares Yoder. “We know that they’re looking for spiritual truth and – again -- will they have the tools to be able to find Christ through the noise?” Through a new devotional called “Unlocked”, Keys for Kids hopes to supply teens with biblical truth and encouragement. Teenagers need to “stretch their thinking muscles,” Yoder explains. “Our new devotional will help teens understand Christ and [will] also challenge them spiritually.” In light of reports like this one about the next generation, “Unlocked” will be an especially important resource. But Keys for Kids needs your help to get it out the door. Click here to donate.   Header photo by Hannah Nelson from Pexels.
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Word of mouth publicity has received a facelift with the advent of social media marketing. Before the age of social media, marketers had to create a content which was one-sided and company-centric but now with microblogging and citizen journalism, consumers can review the brand and connect with a whole lot of consumer base themselves. Consumers, this way, are much more equipped this way and this gives them a sense of authority over the brand.

“Companies are better equipped to handle more customer issues with the help of social media, making the process faster and easier for everyone involved. Now the majority of issues can be resolved with something as simple as a link to a page that has all the answers they’ll need,” says Lisa Giosi, social media manager at Active Web Group. 

Customer service is not just restricted to telecommunication, but also social media platforms for complaint redressal through reaching out to consumers complaining about the brand online. It has made marketing more fluid. 

Through Social Media Marketing, a consumer can judge a brand’s voice and personality. There is no better way to market a product than this. Social media marketing agencies and all around the country have made the marketing process more interactive and targeted. The swift feedback and focused branding the advertising wastage has reduced to the minimum.

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Yes, this is a cri-de-coeur. The one jarring thing that threw me out of his pleading was his use of the phrase, “Baby Boomer clergy.” I have noticed in my travels across the Information Superhighway that many Millennials seem to have a fixation on the Baby Boom generation as the source of all current evils. This betrays a lack of historical perspective. People like Archbishop Weakland, et. al that he mentions were from the Greatest Generation. The current crisis in the Church-at-large can be traced back in a straight line to the period 1880 - 1930 (with obvious antecedents going back to the Enlightenment), when Natural Philosophy was slowly morphing into the scientific industry we have, today, and theologians, unskilled and untrained in the new scientific methods, especially German Protestant theologians, very early on tried to incorporate the Materialistic viewpoint into their theology. That, along with the rise of German Idealism and the new discipline of Psychology, gave rise to Modernism. None of the Baby Boomer priests were at Vatican II, but they were formed by priests and bishops who were at Vatican II. The wayward Baby Boomer priests were formed by the wayward theology taught by priests of a generation earlier, who, were, in turn, taught by Modernists disguised as people who wanted to return the Church to her roots. The density of homosexual clergy in seminaries is directly caused by flawed appeals to an unscientific psychology that has been integrated into pastoral formation that teaches non-judgmentalism and an “integrated” sexual maturity which gives license and cover for evil. These ideas go back at least to the 1950’s. There is a reason that aceticism and mystical theology was replaced with pastoral psychology as mandatory topics in seminary formation. Asceticism fosters holiness; psychology fosters licentiousness. The writer of the article is right to ask for help and support, but if he had studied a bit more modern Church history, he might have had a better perspective on the current crisis. Some Baby Boomer clergy, but not all, by any means, are themselves the effects of earlier hidden causes that have taken the long-game as their strategy. Getting rid of the Baby Boomers without getting rid of or even overturning and theologically demolishing the underlying theory that helped form them will only allow this situation to re-occur in another 300 years in a vicious cycle. I am all for pleading for help from priests who have suffered so much at the hands of malformed confreres, but we also need dispassionate analysis because change for the sake of change without a clear picture of the problem will just result in further harm down the road. The Chicken
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Roku announced that The Roku Channel, its section for free, ad-supported content, is now available across the web in the US. Existing Roku users can now watch content on The Roku Channel via browsers on PCs, smartphones, and tablets after logging into their Roku account.

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And customers who don't yet have an account will be able to sign up for the channel without first buying a Roku device — the cheapest of which costs $30. The move makes sense for Roku, which is prioritizing its "Platform" segment (software-focused) growth over "Player" (hardware-focused) growth, since Platform revenues are reoccurring and have higher margins than one-time sales of Roku devices.

The announcement came as the video streamer reported its Q2 2018 earnings. Here are the main takeaways: 

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As usage grows, Roku could be an attractive distribution partner for publishers that have made the “pivot to video.” Although Roku didn't disclose revenue-share agreements for news publishers, media outlets have cited similar deals where Roku takes a 30% cut from video ad inventory.

Publishers investing heavily in video can partner with Roku for incremental engagement with, and monetization of, their video assets, which in turn could further accelerate the streamer's gains. 

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Interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Author and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory


What are your main areas of research/work?

Even though I teach at a couple of universities (including NYU and ESADE) and hold a PhD (in political science), I am not a scholar in the traditional sense of the word. I have always worked as a lawyer or corporate executive for global companies and four years ago started my own strategic advisory firm (GEC Risk Advisory). That said, my current advisory practice falls under the general rubric of “Strategic ESG (environmental, social and governance) Risk and Value Creation”. Subtopics include:

  • Governance (including cyber-risk governance)
  • Ethics and culture
  • Strategic risk
  • Reputation risk
  • Crisis preparedness
  • Transforming risk into value

Sometimes clients ask me to do practical research – one of my favorite recent client engagements was preparing a white paper for the board of directors of a leading African bank on future trends in global corporate responsibility. I also use my own research on cutting edge topics like reputation risk and cyber-risk governance to push the limits of where we currently are on finding solutions to current serious challenges in the marketplace, focused almost exclusively on what the board and the c-suite need to know.


How does strengthening governance help create value in companies?

Governance is the sine qua non of any successful, sustainable organization– whether it’s a company, an NGO, a government agency or any other form of organization. Governance is the foundation without which it is not possible to build the other critical components of a resilient organization one of which is a strong ethical culture and system. Governance is the top of the “tone from the top”.

Good governance must have at least two basic things:

  1. A properly constituted and sufficiently diverse board that has the background and experience to provide advice and oversight consistent with the mission, vision, values and sector/business of the entity, and
  2. A board that holds the CEO truly accountable – where it actively leans-in on CEO performance, not only measuring financial results but also systemically factoring in non-financial ESG results.

The connection of governance to value is that with ineffective or bad governance, value will erode and/or be destroyed at some point because a rogue or unaccountable CEO isn’t properly overseen or takes advantage of a weak board (e.g., Massey Mining). It can also occur when both the board and the CEO don't see the value in understanding risk and integrating risk (including ethics risk) into strategic planning thus missing additional value creation opportunities. Which leads to the connection between good governance and value-creation: in addition to providing better oversight on strictly financial issues and performance, when a board proactively oversees the proper integration of strategic risk into planning, the board creates greater value for the enterprise because of the new opportunities for value creation that sophisticated strategic risk oversight provides.


How does your work on global governance and value creation help companies that want to improve themselves as ethical systems? Where is the intersection between these areas?

Governance and effective ethical systems are deeply and intimately intertwined – where one needs the other. It’s a symbiotic relationship. In fact, in my forthcoming book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Greenleaf Publishing – late 2017), I consider these two elements – “True Governance” and “Empowered Integrity” -- as the first and most fundamental components of seven that are part of what I call the “Virtuous Cycle of the Resilient Organization”. What I mean by “Empowered Integrity” is a system of ethical culture that is completely supported and modeled by the leadership of the organization where it is safe to speak up and solve issues and concerns at their very incipience.

I am passionate about helping business and financial leaders of organizations understand, tame and integrate their ESG risk (including ethical risk) into their strategy as this will not only extract greater value for their financial bottom line but also create other long term tangible and intangible value in the form of reputation, resilience and sustainability. In my work, I primarily target the board and the c-suite as these leaders need to understand the deep connections and interdependency of governance and ethical systems.


If you could only highlight one paper or research finding (or piece of work that you’ve been involved with) that relates to risk and governance, what would it be and why?

In 2014, I wrote The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency to help boards and executives understand and manage reputation risk, a top 5 strategic risk for boards and c-suites for the past few years, which few tackle in a holistic or systematic way. I am now collaborating with a partner who is a quantitative expert to go a step further: combining the best of the qualitative and the quantitative in reputation risk management.

We just published an e-book Understanding Reputation Risk: The Qualitative and Quantitative Imperative where we introduce our joint approach to managing and overseeing the qualitative and quantitative aspects of reputation risk. Reputation risk management and oversight is an area that is still very new and cutting edge and companies (especially banks) are struggling with how to quantify reputation risk so we’re trying to offer approaches and concepts that can be helpful to them. This is as an example of what I described earlier of the practical research that we do in furtherance of the real world challenges of our clients and prospective clients. We try to get ahead a few steps to identify these challenges, research them and provide early-stage and longer-term solutions.


How has global governance changed in recent years? Is it more reflective of international concerns or primarily focused on issues in individual countries?

Well, you ask a multifaceted question.  If we’re talking about global governance as in the postwar global institutions that were created to establish international order and rules after WW2 (NATO, IMF, EU and others), I believe we are living through a period of tectonic change in that kind of global governance that will result in a fundamentally different world order in the next few years. This has very significant strategic geopolitical risks for any type of organization operating internationally and is part of the strategic risk work that I do with boards and executives.

If, however, the question is about the global governance of entities, some change is taking place though I think it is slower than it should be given the vast technological and geopolitical changes that are taking place around us. Indeed, taking a specific disruptive topic (cyber-risk governance) as an example, the traditionally composed board does not have directors that are properly equipped to oversee this novel, complex and fast-moving issue. Another one of my governance pet peeves is that many boards do not have directors with appropriate foreign experience/backgrounds, which prevents these companies from adapting to change and taking advantage of opportunities. In my humble opinion, the diversification of boards to include directors of different ethnic, national, gender, age and expertise backgrounds is an absolute necessity to survive and thrive today. And I am convinced of this regardless of current populist and anti-globalization trends as I believe the world has become irreversibly interconnected and interdependent because of such crucial issues as climate change, technological change, healthcare issues (including possible pandemics) and the potential for cross-border asymmetric terror.


How do you think the c-suite has changed in regard to ethics in recent years? Did the financial crisis dampen appetites for risk or governance and if so, has it returned to the same levels at which it once was?

Great question. It’s hard to tell. I think companies that have heavy-duty regulatory requirements (financial, healthcare, pharma) are more responsible (or scared) than they used to be and have some form or other of an ethics and compliance program in place – the real question is whether these programs are “effective”. Others – sadly, probably the majority of companies – don't have effective E&C programs and will only consider them when and if they are hit by crisis or scandal and only then will they begin to build at least parts of an effective ethical system. Finally, there are leaders (though a minority) that are genuinely interested in having ethical systems within their organization building resilience and helping to create value. It is a professional pleasure to be able to work with companies like this who get it and realize that there is real stakeholder value to be created from such a focus.


Tell us about one of your current or future projects?

A client project I am thrilled about is for a large global intergovernmental agency that does amazing work for society worldwide that already has an effective ethics program and has asked me to work with them to align it to their five-year strategic plan.  This is generally part of work I have been doing for a while focusing on the concept of “Transforming Risk into Value”, researching and developing cases of companies and other entities that have transformed a serious ESG risk into value. These cases have become valuable fodder for client work and workshops on strategy, reputation risk, resilience building and crisis scenario planning. I will be sharing a lot of this work in my forthcoming book for Greenleaf Publishing (late 2017) called, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value.


If you could give one piece of governance/value-creation advice to companies, what would it be?

Make sure your board is as diverse as your business (and stakeholders to a certain extent), reflecting industry and geographical expertise as well as governance, risk, ethics, corporate responsibility and other “intangible” experience relevant to your business. We are entering a global era of much greater uncertainty, risk and possible reward (for the smart companies) where the resilient and equipped will win. The era of a pure shareholder value focus is giving way to the era of stakeholder value incorporating the interests of other key, top stakeholders (notably customers and employees). While still primarily focused on the financial aspects of doing business, to be successful, entities must broaden their lens and peripheral vision to include the interests, pressures, risks and opportunities that their most important stakeholders present now and into the future.


If you could give one piece of governance advice to individuals, what would it be?

Follow your passion and even if you're not a millennial become one when it comes to issues of having a more holistic approach to business, society, environment and governance. The more business opens up to this thinking– as several leading companies like Unilever, L’Oreal and IKEA are doing– the greater your ability to work in a company or entity where you can combine doing good with good returns and creating competitive advantage and reputation opportunity.

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From setting up a 401(k) to negotiating car insurance, transitioning into adulthood can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. You may feel like you're continually turning to parents or a trusted advisor for advice. And that's OK - you are likely making big decisions and taking on greater financial responsibility.

But if you're ready to start adulting on your own, check out these seven ways to take on more responsibility.

1. Know What You're Paying For

When you lived at home, your parents probably handled most of the decision-making: they picked the cable plan, figured out utilities, and planned for groceries each week. If you're ready to tackle those choices on your own, the first step is knowing what you're paying for and how much you're paying for it.

We have more recurring payments and subscriptions than ever before - including Netflix accounts, Amazon Prime memberships, extra iCloud storage, and phone and internet bills - so take stock of your current expenditures. Do you know how much internet speed you're paying for? A full 42 percent of people don't. Avoid that trap; take an inventory of everything you pay for; and make sure each subscription is worth the money.

2. Budget and Track Your Spending

Most of us have received financial assistance from parents while in school or just starting out on our own, and that's perfectly OK. Whether you're paying your own way or getting some help from family, you have the power to create a budget and track your spending. Taking responsibility for your budget now will help you manage your money later.

You can use budget apps like Mint to track your spending, or check with your bank or credit union to see if they offer free financial counseling.

3. Schedule Your Own Appointments

From haircuts to teeth cleanings to oil changes, our lives revolve around our schedules. Growing up, we often relied on our parents to arrange these appointments for us. But you'll feel more in control of your life (and your schedule) when you start making your own appointments. And while you may not love making phone calls, most businesses - whether it's the salon or doctor's office - have friendly staff waiting to help you out.

4. Build Your Credit

Your parents may have cosigned with you on big items in the past (and they may need to cosign on things in the near future), but with a little initiative, you can start building your credit up enough to eventually take on loans without a cosigner at all.

Improving your credit score can also help you get lower interest rates and approval for mortgage and car loans. Use the following suggestions as you start working on your credit score:

  • Stay current on all your loan and bill payments to demonstrate financial responsibility.
  • Take advantage of credit card rewards, such as cash back, points, bonus miles, and low initial interest rates.
  • Build a solid credit history by keeping credit accounts open - a good credit history of five years or longer will increase your credit score.

5. Save For Large Purchases

Have you ever had someone tell you, "It will mean more to you if you pay for it yourself"? It's actually true. Saving for a big purchase will help you manage your money and make more conservative spending choices.

While you're saving, extravagant plans or trips may have to wait, and that's OK. Here are some tips to make the saving process easier:

  • Create a separate savings account for your big purchase.
  • Set up automatic transfers to your savings account from each paycheck.
  • Purchase something that you can realistically afford, and when you go to make your purchase, stick to your budget.

6. Set Up Your Insurance

Although another birthday is always fun, turning 26 can be a bit of a bummer once you realize you are no longer covered under your parent's health insurance plan. Luckily, many companies offer health and dental insurance plans for employees. There are various plan options on the market, so take some time to determine the best option for you.

For automobile insurance, you'll also have quite a few choices. It's easy to overpay for car insurance, so make sure you're getting a good price. Get several quotes, and check out several different types of coverage. If you don't know where to start, consider going through an insurance broker. Also keep in mind that your driving record impacts your insurance rate.

7. Plan For Your Future

If your parents or grandparents set up some sort of trust fund for you, you may already have a good start on financing your future. But you shouldn't bank on that fund exclusively. Start making your own "rainy day" fund for any unexpected expenses, and if you're in school, have a plan to finish your degree and start figuring out what you'll do after graduating.

You should also learn how to set up a 401(k) or an IRA for retirement - any little bit you can set aside now will have a good chance to grow and mature in the coming years.

Whether you are just starting out on your own or receiving some assistance from your parents, you can use these tips to gain greater freedom as you take on more responsibility.

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FEETED AND DANGEROUS Infamous South Beach street artist Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, attracts a lot of attention in Miami among tourists, who watch him paint on a canvas – using his feet. Crenshaw does not have arms and is homeless. Profiled in a local newspaper in 2011, Crenshaw told of a difficult childhood (he also claimed […]

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Premessa necessaria e doverosa. Non ho nulla contro la Formula E, anzi, chi scrive, è stato tra i primi sostenitori dell’idea in quanto un campionato dedicato alla propulsione elettrica era (è) ormai necessario. Questi sono i tempi in cui viviamo e avere una base di sviluppo tecnologico nel motorsport che porta tutto a evolversi più […]

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shame, poor fat millennial who wants star wars to stay the same as in the 70s is upset because it's grown up, for grown ups. Get over it sweetie, and while you're getting over that, get over yourself!
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The growing pains of being a millennial, how money and mental health concerns are shaping a ...
- A 2017 survey by the Varkley Foundation found that young British millennials have the second worst mental health wellbeing out of 20 countries ...

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The surge of millennials who chose to live on the road has more automakers investing in amenity-laden van models.

#Vanlife is a real thing, not just a millennial Instagram tag.

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Most people associate Yoga with athletes and millennials

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Millennials are worse drivers than baby boomers, with young drivers more likely to use their phones, smoke and even have SEX while driving
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If “Why buy when you can lease?” was yesterday’s mantra, then “Why lease when you can subscribe?” would seem to be our future. In theory at least, it seems to makes sense. The experts say we are quickly becoming a subscription economy. Millennials,...
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Interview with David Mayer, associate professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan


What are your main areas of research? 

I am an organizational scholar who focuses primarily on one fundamental question: When and why do individuals in organizations engage in unethical and prosocial behavior? More specifically, I am interested how the social environment in organizations (e.g., leadership, peers, organizational climate, organizational practices) impacts unethical and prosocial behavior.

I am also fascinated with the question of whether employees and leaders think that business and work are part of the moral domain of social life and I have worked on several papers that demonstrate that at times “business” and “ethics” are inseparable and at times they are, as the truism suggests, an oxymoron.

In contrast to the bulk of work taking a social science lens on ethics, I typically take a positive lens by not focusing solely on identifying pitfalls and biases that lead to unethical behavior, but by understanding how the context at work can improve prosocial behavior, how employees and leaders in organizations can influence others to do good, and when leaders and employees are most likely to act in ways that suggest they consider work to be a moral domain.

See our research page on the importance of ethical leadership in organizations.


Why is ethical leadership such a difficult obstacle to overcome?

This is a great question. I think there are a number of factors that explain why we do not see more examples of ethical leadership.

First, leaders do not always view business and work as being a moral domain of life. Many leaders think of family or religion as the domains where it is appropriate to talk about values, but business is not. The idea of moral muteness, the notion that managers tend to strip moral language from the work environment, is one example.

Second, leaders are busy. There are a lot of demands on organizational leaders and their own livelihood often depends on their ability to get things done in a short amount of time. This focus on the task makes leaders less likely to focus on ethics. They are not trying to be unethical but are what ES collaborator Linda Treviño, and her colleagues, describe as “ethically neutral”—they simply do not talk about ethics or develop systems to encourage ethical conduct.

Third, people have a tendency to believe that ethics resides in individuals as opposed to the organizational environment. If this is true then ethics in organizations is simply a selection issue (i.e., hire ethical people). This is a necessary but not sufficient requirement for developing an ethical environment. Leaders often fail to realize how large a role the culture they create plays in encouraging ethical conduct. This being said, there are many leaders at different levels in organizations who serve as ethical leaders—we just want to increase that number so it becomes the norm.


Are certain companies paragons of ethical leadership?

Sometimes it is tough to say certain companies are completely ethical, because, like people, organizations are not perfect. However, I am encouraged by a number of movements that are encouraging ethical and socially responsible leadership.

For example, Conscious Capitalism, B-Corps, The B Team, and The Purpose Economy, are all movements focused on envisioning a version of capitalism that emphasizes ethical leadership. At the same time, millennials, who are increasingly making up the bulk of the workforce, are demanding to work for organizations that provide meaning and that make the world better.

At the Center for Positive Organizations at Michigan Ross, we see a huge demand from organizations of all sizes and business students to understand the practices that create positive, ethical organizations. Although I did not name specific companies, it feels like a new version of business—that emphasizes ethics and meaning—is on the precipice.


How does your work on leadership help companies that want to improve themselves as ethical systems?

I take a systems approach to understand ethics in organizations. Leaders at all levels and the cultures they create are the biggest factors influencing ethical conduct in organizations. It is important for top management to be ethical leaders, but it is also critical for such leadership to trickle down through the organization.

It is also not enough to have a values statement. The values in the organization must be enacted through various practices—recruitment, selection, training, performance management, compensation, etc.

An ethical system suggests that the practices are in alignment and are there to encourage appropriate conduct.


If you could only highlight one paper or research finding (or piece of work that you’ve been involved with) that relates to Ethical Systems which one would it be and why?

This is tough as there are so many interesting and important findings in our field.

One of the most intriguing findings, that has been replicated over a dozen times, is that when individuals are in a business “frame” they are more self-interested and less honest than when in a moral “frame.” Ann Tenbrunsel (an ethical systems contributor) and others have found this effect in their research. Even calling a game the Stock Market Game versus calling it a Community Game leads to adopting different frames and vastly different behavior—with more unethical behavior when the same game is labeled as a Stock Market Game. Learn more about framing in our review of "Sidetracked" by Francesca Gino.

There is something about business that is imbued with economic rationality that can lead to self-interested and dishonest decision making. It is important for us to change the associations many of us have about business. After all, it is easy to make the argument that business may be the greatest hope for improving society. This finding suggests we need to make a shift from thinking about business in terms of economic rationality to business as a means to economic and social prosperity.


Tell us about one of your current or future projects.

I am very excited about one recent stream of research that integrates two of my interests: moralizing business and ethical influence. Moralizing business involved injecting morality into the business context and ethical influence focuses on how to persuade people to “do good” at work. In several studies, my colleagues and I find that despite conventional wisdom, when trying to convince management to engage in a socially responsible practice (e.g., sustainability, gender equality, employee rights) it is more effective to use a moral argument than a business case argument—provided the issue is in line with the organization’s values or mission.

For example, assuming sustainability is somewhat important to an organization, if an employee emphasizes the moral reason (i.e., this is the morally right thing to do) for adopting a more sustainable practice, management is more likely to dedicate time, money, and resources to address that issue than if the employee uses a business case argument (i.e., this will be profitable for the company).

In related research my coauthors and I find that when organizations make a moral case for a diverse workforce as opposed to a business case that managers are more likely to make hiring decisions that increase diversity. I like this stream of research because it suggests that bringing morality into the workplace can be an effective means to create social change from within organizations.


How did you first get interested in your field?

I often get asked this question. Some people wonder if I was a bully as a kid who suddenly found the light. Others assume I come from a very religious background. The reality is that most of my life has been consumed with understanding how to have a meaningful existence. In my mind a meaningful life is a life in which we do good—lead an ethical life. So, my interest really began from “me-search”—understanding why I am not as good a person as I aspire to be. As I am on my own personal path, I realized how important it is for me to not only live a good, ethical life myself but to help others do the same. This passion, or obsession, probably came implicitly from coming from a family of psychologists, teachers/professors, social workers, and small-business owners.


If you could only give one piece of advice to companies, what would it be?

Think long-term. One major cause of unethical conduct is a short-term, bottom-line approach that often can lead to sacrificing ethics for short-term gain. Although this can lead to positive short-term outcomes, in the long run it can have a devastating effect on ethical conduct and ultimately company reputation and viability.

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119 $10-and-Under Events for Aug 10–12 by Stranger Things To Do Staff

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the South Lake Union Block Party to the Milk Bar Ice Cream Social & Bake Sale, and from the final performances of Wooden O productions like King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor to Lusio: A Night to Awaken.



1. Lusio. A Night to Awaken
This is a free, family-friendly, inviting evening of light, art, and sound, featuring more than 30 light installations spread throughout the park. Expect to see LED sculptures, infinity mirrors, glowing textiles, crystal caves, and more. Plus, there will be an opening ceremony featuring synth and dub sounds from Cyanwave and DJs Ed Beier and Alex Flores, a "parade of light" (wear glowing clothes to participate!), and live LED performances.
(Capitol Hill, free)


2. Latino Cultural Celebrations
Discover Latin music and dance at these free picnics as part of Seattle's Arts in the Parks project.
(West Seattle, free)

3. The Wishlist Foundation Pearl Jam Fan-Run Preparty Fundraiser
The Wishlist Foundation, a fan project "dedicated to supporting Pearl Jam’s charitable and philanthropic efforts," will host a fundraising party before the band's sold-out second show at Safeco Field.
(Sodo, $5)


4. Bootie Seattle: Generation X vs. Millennials
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration by paying tribute to two great generations, and all the club bangers and Top40 hits that came out during those years.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

5. DJ Blank Eyes' Pleasure Council
Writhe around to dark synth, acid house, EMB, and industrial cuts from DJ Blank Eyes and special guests.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

6. Famous Fridays: TDE
The talents of Top Dog Entertainment, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q, and their contemporaries will reign supreme at the July edition of Famous Fridays.
(Capitol Hill, free)

7. Outlandish: Brews & Beats
Join DJ Paul Velocity at the Fremont pub for some upbeat electronica.
(Fremont, free)


8. Montlake Music Festival & Family Night
Families can enjoy free live music from Nancy Stewart, Marco Cortes, Beth Winter Group, and T-Minus 3 while they make balloon animals, jump on a bounce house, and more.
(Montlake, free)

9. South Lake Union Block Party
Every year, South Lake Union throws itself a party featuring diverse musical pleasures from local bands (Deep Sea Diver! Built to Spill!). There will also be food trucks, a beer garden, a free print-your-own-poster station, a "letterpress steamroller smackdown," and a "Community Village" featuring booths from local businesses. The event is co-sponsored by Amazon and will benefit a local charity.
(South Lake Union, free)


10. Center City Cinema: A League of Their Own
There's no crying in baseball, or so says Tom Hanks in the venerable classic A League of Their Own. Before the movie screens outside at dusk, enjoy baseball-themed games and activities.
(Downtown, free)

11. Leave it to Beavers
Discover the hidden potential of beavers to heal aquatic environments in North America at this Meaningful Movies screening.
(Wedgwood, free)

12. Rooftop Movies After Hours
Unwind at the end of the week with a free movie and maybe a movie-inspired cocktail. Tonight, watch Super Troopers and sip a "MEOW-Garita."
(Downtown, free)

13. Summer Sounds & Cinema: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Kid-friendly rocker Mister G will play songs in both English and Spanish before Atomic Pop play dance hits. After that, see a free screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
(Auburn, free)

14. Westlake Park Summer Movies
Watch popular movies outdoors in downtown Seattle, from recent hits like Wonder Woman and Black Panther to old favorites like Sleepless in Seattle (tonight's screening) and Hook.
(Downtown, free)


15. Belltown Beats: Delilah Beaucoup
Multi-lingual jazz singer Delilah Beaucoup will croon standards from between the 1920s and '50s with her smokey alto voice.
(Downtown, free)

16. Bren Plummer's Beatnik Throwdown
Bren Plummer's Beatnik Throwdown (aka "Seattle's dopest hard bop band") will bring their classically trained chops to this downtown jazz show.
(Belltown, free)

17. Dain Norman and The Chrysalis Effect, Face The Sun, Luca Mar
Tacoma classic rockers Dain Norman and the Chrysalis Effect will be joined by Face the Sun and Luca Mar.
(Downtown, $8)

18. The Daphnes
Join "Seattle's most versatile harpist," Monica Schley, bassist Nate Omdal, and violinist Julie Baldridge for some jazzy neo-folk.
(Fremont, free)

19. Generation Decline, Babylon, City of Industry, Cujo
Generation Decline identifies as "a politically charged punk/crust group that sing about the injustices that we face as a human race." They hope to inspire others to take action in their own scenes and communities, and they'll be joined by Burn Burn Burn, Babylon, City of Industry, and Cujo.
(University District, $7)

20. Ginny Reilly
Sway to folk tunes from local strummer Ginny Reilly, who's been on the scene since the 1970s.
(Greenwood, by donation)

21. Hamilton Loomis with Chris Eger
Dance in the center of a blues-rock-soul Venn diagram with Hamilton Loomis and Chris Eger.
(Downtown, free)

22. Howard Eynon
Australian psychedelic folk singer Howard Eynon recorded his only album, So What If I'm Standing Still, in 1974. Join him as he performs the album in its entirety on this Seattle tour stop.
(University District, free)

23. KEXP & Seattle Center Present: Concerts at the Mural 2018
In true KEXP summertime fashion, the station will be partnering with Seattle Center to provide another enjoyable round of free family-friendly concerts this year at the Mural Amphitheater. Local and touring artists are included in each year's lineup, and tonight will be a special Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Showcase featuring the Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic, and Yuno.
(Seattle Center, free)

24. Lorna Rousseau, Jupe Jupe, Intisaar
Join experimental indie-jazz-punk band Lorna Rousseau for a night of noise pop and Northwest indie-rock, including performances by Jupe Jupe and Intisaar.
(Ballard, $10)

25. Post/Boredom, Great Falls, Tacos!
Northwest indie rockers Post/Boredom will share the stage at their cassette release show with Great Falls and Tacos!.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

26. Terence Jack
Join Canadian rocker Terence Jack, James Hunnicutt, and Brittany Colllins for some electric guitar-fueled dancing.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

27. Theories of Flight, Hourglasses, Muerte Men
Theories of Flight is an alt punk band out of Poulsbo heavily influenced by Weezer, A Day to Remember, and Bayside. They'll be joined by Hourglasses and Muerte Men.
(Ballard, $8)

28. Tim McBride and the Divide, Vito & the One-Eyed Jacks, Kyle Latham
Seattle country rockers Tim McBride and the Divide will share the stage with Vito & the One-Eyed Jacks and Kyle Latham of Ol' Doris.
(Georgetown, $7)

29. Vivian, Watership, Pillow Junky
Local cat-enthusiast band Vivian will play with support from Johnny Raincloud, Watership, and Pillow Junky.
(University District, $8)

30. Will Moore, Benjamin Casper, La Fille
Pacific Northwest musician Will Moore of the Chasers will perform with opening support from Seattle locals Benjamin Casper and La Fille.
(Ballard, $8)


31. Dana Schwartz: Choose Your Own Disaster
Dana Schwartz revisits the decisions she made in her early 20s in her "part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test," Choose Your Own Disaster.
(Ravenna, free)

32. Jasmin Darznik: Song of a Captive Bird
A young Iranian woman, Forugh Farrokhzad, defies convention by becoming a poet—one who writes about romance and feminism, even! Darznik's novel is based on the life of the real woman, an influential and sadly short-lived writer and filmmaker.
(Capitol Hill, free)



33. Lauren Iida: Memory Net
Papercut artist Lauren Iida has created an oversized paper net installation over the course of the exhibition, asking the public for additions drawn from their own "language of objects."
(Ballard, free)
Closing reception Saturday


34. festival:festival 2018
This multidisciplinary festival, with contributors selected by Mario Lemafa, Sara Porkalob, and Amina Maya, offers the chance for photographers, multimedia artists, dancers, and others to create artwork on intersectional identities. Their lineup this year is dynamite: artist Christopher Paul Jordan, Khadija Tarver, Natasha Marin, Benjamin Gale-Schreck, Simba Mafundikwa, and Matt Offenbacher, musicians Goodsteph, Guayaba, Déjà Speaks, mmuumm, and performers David Rue, Randy Ford, and Hanan.
(Capitol Hill, free)


35. 80 Proof ALE
Enjoy two nights of rollicking live music from country-rock group 80 Proof ALE.
(Green Lake, $5)


36. ANiMA: A Future Without Borders
Artists, dancers, and performers reflect on "the meaning of home and place in the borderlands of human experience" in this outdoor show, featuring the Korean drummers of Olleam and LQ Lion Dance Troupe plus electronic music, shadow puppetry, masks, projections, and more.
(South Park & Capitol Hill, free)

37. Henry IV, Part 1
You can keep your Hamlets, your Macbeths, your Kings Lear—the drama of Prince Hal’s apprenticeship to Sir John Falstaff, and of Falstaff’s delusional mentoring of the future king is Shakespeare’s most emotionally resonant dramatic achievement. It’s about the way people love and betray themselves and each other. It’s a story of family, transformation, and loyalty, of fathers and sons both logical and biological. It’s about how people reconcile themselves to the rewards and requirements of honor. (It’s also the source of the old adage about discretion and valor, PS.) There’s a LOT of Shakespeare available to Seattle audiences this summer, and by all means, see as much as you can. But start with the first of the three essential Henry plays, because, as Hotspur reminds us, “the time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long." SEAN NELSON
(Fall City & Sand Point, free)



38. Betty Turbo
Alaska-born Turbo has worked in letterpress, photography, and cake.
(Ballard, free)
Closing Sunday

39. James Vitale: Junglebugs
James Vitale sculpts cute oversized bugs out of upcycled and natural materials. Pretend you're being stalked by an enormous, gaily colored spider.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

40. She/He They/Them Us/We
Jazz Mom has selected work by talented queer artists including Kook Teflon, Mary Anne Carter, STAY SOFT, and others.
(Columbia City, free)
Closing Sunday


41. Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program
Meet beach naturalist volunteers at any number of nearby sites to learn about the creatures that dwell in our local waters. You'll come away knowing cool facts like: "How to enjoy the habitat without harming it; what sea stars eat; why barnacles stand on their heads; and how moon snails lay their eggs."
(Across Seattle, free)


42. The Festival at Mount Si
Shop from regional arts and crafts vendors, munch on corn on the cob and elephant ears, and sip libations in a beer and wine garden on the scenic mountain overlooking North Bend.
(North Bend, free)

43. Seattle Gullah Geechee Festival
This series of social justice events and activities celebrates indigenous and marginalized cultures, featuring Taste of the Gullah: Catfish Fry and Chicken Dinner (Friday), Gullah Geechee Day of Culture & African Market (Saturday), and an African diaspora block party and family day (Sunday).
(Various locations, free)

44. Taste Edmonds
Enjoy three days of food, music, vendors, rides, and beer and wine.
(Edmonds, $3)


45. King Lear
George Mount will direct this outdoor Wooden O performance of the bleak and stormy play about an aging king and his foolish decision to expel his only honest daughter and bequeath his lands on her power-hungry older sisters.
(Tacoma & Mercer Island, free)

46. The Merry Wives of Windsor
In contrast to the Seattle Shakespeare Company's other outdoor production (King Lear), The Merry Wives of Windsor is a light-hearted play about a would-be seducer and two wives who outwit him at his own game. Corey McDaniel will direct.
(Tacoma, Bellevue & Mercer Island, free)

47. The Three Musketeers
Four French swashbucklers strive to rescue the king from the machinations of an evil cardinal in this GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park production directed by Erin Day.
(Sand Point & Maple Valley, free)

48. Two Gentlemen of Verona
Backyard Bard, part of GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park, will stage a comedy from early in the Bard's career, about cross-dressing, a love triangle, and a cantankerous dog.
(Ravenna & West Seattle, free)



49. Gathering Green: Meditation and Public Art in the Urban Forest
Join "fictitious municipal department" the City Meditation Crew for a forest walk and guided meditation. On your walk, you'll find public art on the trails and in tree canopies.
(Shoreline, free)

50. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. In August, don't miss Becoming American at studio e.
(Georgetown, free)

51. Jessica Cantlin: Ethereal
In her first solo exhibition, Jessica Cantlin captures photographs of oceans, deserts, and wildlife "found in moments of quiet solitude."
(South Lake Union, free)
Opening Saturday

52. Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway Presents: Art Interruptions
In this collaboration between the Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Transportation, seven local artists will create temporary works to be displayed along the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway. The project aims to bring Seattle neighborhoods together through art. There will also be treats, prizes, and more.
(Rainier Valley, free)

53. Summer at SAM
These Thursday and Saturday events offer a range of family-friendly arts programming throughout the park, including yoga and Zumba on Saturdays, tours, shows, workshops, food trucks, and more.
(Belltown, free)


54. Cascade Kids Day
Kids and families can enjoy a bouncy house, arts & crafts, lawn games, and more in the park.
(South Lake Union, free)

55. Rainbow Remix
LGBTQ+ kids and families are invited to dance to jams from Cat Valley and DJ Christian Science, enjoy art by Kaya Nieves, James Meyers, Fennec Nightingale, and Lucia Santos, and more in support of Gender Family Alliance, the Rainbow Book Fund for Seattle Public Schools, and One Million Tampons.
(Seattle Center, $5)

56. Sodo Flea Market
Shop for everything from vintage clothing to handmade goods from over 60 local vendors.
(Sodo, free)


57. Confessions
Writhe around in the summer heat to the sexiest R&B songs of the '90s and '00s from artists like Usher, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Aaliyah, and more.
(Capitol Hill, $5)


58. AuburnFest
Auburn's summer festival features two stages of live music, a beer garden, food and craft vendors, a car show, a small press book fair, and more outdoor activities.
(Auburn, free-$10)

59. Delridge Day
Delridge celebrates its community's cultural diversity with special performances, live music, a community bike ride, and more.
(West Seattle, free)

60. In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival
In conjunction with the In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts exhibit, there will be an accompanying free festival co-hosted by the History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum, featuring dancing, drumming, a fashion show, vendors, music from Khu.eex', and more.
(Tacoma, free)

61. Iranian Festival
Learn about Iranian culture through performances and poetry, and enjoy face painting and traditional cuisine.
(Seattle Center, free)

62. SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Party
Sub Pop Records will celebrate their 30th birthday in West Seattle with live sets from bands on their label, food, booze, and a record sale. The current lineup includes Beach House, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Fastbacks, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, and Wolf Parade, plus Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band.
(West Seattle, free)

63. UHeights Summer Music Festival
Every Saturday afternoon, check out live music from bands of every genre, world dance troupes, and children's shows at this festival that's spread throughout the summer. The whole series is free to the public, with food available from the U-District Farmers Market.
(University District, free)


64. CID Summer Cinema
Watch free movies courtesy of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, including tonight's Mulan Sing-along, the martial arts movie Iron Monkey (Aug 18), and the stage musical Allegiance (Aug 25).
(Chinatown-International District, free)

65. Movies at the Mural
Park your bum on some blankets in front of the Mural and see free, highly enjoyable movies, like Little Shop of Horrors (tonight's screening), preceded by short films by Cornish students.
(Seattle Center, free)

66. Second Saturday Cinema - Finding Nemo
Drink beers and root beers while you watch the classic Pixar film about a clown fish who gets separated from his dad.
(Greenwood, free)

67. West Seattle Outdoor Movies
Curl up on a blanket and catch up on popular films for all ages at West Seattle's 15th annual outdoor movie series. Tonight's screening is A Wrinkle in Time.
(West Seattle, free)


68. Ravensburger Play Day
Test out new Ravensburger games like Disney Villainous, along with Woodlands and Ya Blew It.
(Roosevelt, free)


69. The Bitter, Buff Muff, No Future
San Francisco punks No Future will rip through Seattle with local support from the Bitter and Buff Muff.
(Belltown, $10)

70. Dr. Quinn and The Medicine Woman, Supposably, Shower Scum, Vivian
"Uncertified medical professionals" and fuzz-rock duo Dr. Quinn and the Medicine Woman will be joined by Supposably, Shower Scum, and Vivian.
(Tukwila, $6)

71. The Drifter Luke, Kara Hesse, Johnny Raincloud, The Joseph Breakdown
Local singer-songwriter the Drifter Luke will be joined by Seattle-based artists Kara Hesse, Johnny Raincloud, and the Joseph Breakdown.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

72. Great Falls, Smooth Sailing, Yellfire
A less creative person might call Seattle’s Great Falls a “power trio.” But what specific power would that be referring to? The power of amplification, maybe. Great Falls certainly like their grinding noise rock loud. The power of evil is another option. Listening to them might make one feel inclined to do something naughty: stay out too late, drink too much, commit some light arson. Let’s settle on the power of musicianship and attitude. Led by scene stalwart Demian Johnston, with Shane Mehling on bass and Phil Petrocelli on drums, Great Falls sound like a very consternated office manager exorcising all of his or her personal demons at once through a megaphone. JOSEPH SCHAFER
(University District, $7)

73. Here Comes The Hooch, Guests
"Lose your teeth" to "loud spazzy rock" from hillbilly jammers Here Comes the Hooch.
(University District, $8)

74. The Landing Summer Concert Series
Spend some time outside listening to live bands, like tonight's Trick Pony.
(Renton, free)

75. Pint & Dale: Songs & Stories of the Seven Seas
Regulars William Pint and Felicia Dale will play songs about their adventures while you eat snacks.
(Greenwood, free)

76. Roemen & The Whereabouts
Hear your favorite tunes by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Otis Redding, and other legends from tribute band Roemen & the Whereabouts.
(Pioneer Square, free)

77. Sojourn Soul, Harris Face, Fond Farewell, Susan Gibson
Rootsy Americana outfit Sojourn Soul will provide you with a dose of harmony and twang with support from Harris Face, Fond Farewell, and Susan Gibson.
(Greenwood, $7)

78. Spinning Whips, Sweet Jesus, Garden Chat
On their last release, 2015’s Season of the Whip (Donovan allusion noted), Seattle’s Spinning Whips crank out the longhair jams with a welcome disregard for decorum. If you’re into Deep Purple, Slade, Das Damen, or any other hard-rock group over the last 45 years who have made you want to whip your locks around like a lasso, you will probably want to get crunk to Spinning Whips tonight. DAVE SEGAL
(Ballard, $10)

79. Sunmonks, Tiger Blonde, Pink Shadows
Indie duo Sunmonks combine "melodies, hypnotic rhythms, and bits of musical styles from all over the globe." Hear their stuff, plus the stuff of Tiger Blonde and Pink Shadows.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

80. The Sunset Grooves, Rain City Rewind
"Seattle's premier yacht rock tribute band" the Sunset Grooves will jam hard with support from '90s hard rock tribute band Rain City Rewind.
(Downtown, $10)

81. Thrift Store Brats, Birch Riley, The Wayside Band
Post-punk and rock group the Thrift Store Brats will headline with support from local groups Birch Riley and the Wayside Band.
(West Seattle, $8)

82. Verano en Seattle
Enjoy eclectic Latin music from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, and beyond from local artists Adriana Giordano, Correo Aereo, and Deseo Carmin.
(Downtown, free)

83. The Well Said Return to Grumpy D's
Local duo the Well Said will sing "heartfelt Americana songs" and play electric guitars.
(Ballard, free)


84. Husky Football Picture Day
Sit in on an open football practice and snap a photo with your favorite "dawg."
(University District, free)



85. Between Two Worlds 6
This edition—the sixth annual!—of the Twin Peaks-inspired art show will highlight creepily atmospheric paintings, photographs, and more. Will the PNW artistic passion for David Lynch ever run dry? Let's hope not.
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday

86. Jolie Bergman: Suffragettes
Bergman uses mixed media encaustics to depict women from the turn of the 20th century. While you're there, check out comic art by Will Eisner, Michael Kaluta, Jeff Jones, and others.
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday

87. [Rem]ember
This arts event, in conjunction with festival:festival, draws a connection between sleep and anti-racist resistance, asking "What happens when the protesters have become tired of being sedentary? What happens when a community is tired of being tired? In sleep, we are able to resolve the trauma of our everyday lives? Why can’t this tactic be used to heal the past/present/future at the same time?" Come for a multimedia performance in a retro-boudoir and see footage of an August 4 sleep-in protest.
(Georgetown, free)
Opening Saturday


88. Belltown Chalk Art Festival
Artists will create large-scale chalk murals all over the park. Admire them and enjoy live music, food, drawing, prizes, and more.
(Downtown, free)


89. 2018 Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series
June through September, enjoy live music performances from symphonic bands, show choirs, jazz trios, and more in the gardens by the Ballard Locks. Batucada will provide Brazilian samba on Saturday, and Mach One Jazz Orchestra will perform on Sunday.
(Ballard, free)


90. Wars Outdoors: A New Hope in the Park
Inclusive casting and very primitive special effects are two of the charms of this outdoor theater series. They've been putting on Outdoor [Star] Trek for some time, but this time they're switching to the universe of George Lucas.
(Atlantic, free)



91. Inside Story: Adventures in Storytelling
Share a secret and watch improvisers act it out. In between these acts, storytellers will regale you with true-to-life experiences inspired by their "topic bowl" selection. "It's The Moth meets Whose Line is it Anyway," they say.
(Downtown, $10)

92. Sacrificial Tofu
Sweetly dark-humored ex-Mormon comedian Bobby Higley will bartend AND host a competitive show with the aid of co-producer Lucy Tollefson.
(Capitol Hill, donation)


93. Bizarre Bazaar
Treat yourself to goodies from Comadre Planaderia, fashion by Flow Wolf, "hand poked" tattoos by Jules aka Inner Punk, and more at this market, which benefits Northwest Detention Center Resistance. DJ PSA, Hardly Boys, the Wednesdays, and others will be spinning tunes and singing.
(Georgetown, $5–$10 donation)

94. Caribbean Sea Fest 2018
This family festival celebrates both Caribbean culture in the Northwest and the environment. Ruminate on the theme, "Solar Energy Powers our Culture and our Future," as you take in dancers, Moko jumbies (ghostly stilt walkers), and music.
(Rainier Valley, free)

95. Greaseball lll Hot Rod & Chopper Show
Marvel at home-built hot rods, custom chops, rat rods, bobbers, vintage motorcycles, and more. Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Team will also give a special performance, along with local bands.
(Georgetown, free)

96. Paws & Paint Karaoke Beer Garden Party
Furry Faces Foundation will provide canvases and dog-safe paints for pups to create a masterpiece with. Meanwhile, humans can listen to live music and drink beer in a garden.
(West Seattle, free)

97. Pop-up Dog Park
Occidental Square will turn into an off-leash dog park where your pup can play with toys, jump over obstacles, and make new friends.
(Pioneer Square, free)


98. Chillography 11
Kick back on the rocky beach with relaxing electronic music. Lounge around, picnic, play summer games, or even read if you like. DJs will include the Good Reverend Riz (KEXP), Erin O'Connor-Drew (Seattle Church of House Music), WD4D (Care Package), Noel Brass Jr (Afrocop), Cindy Reichel (Patchwerks), and Julian O'Keefe (Human Sound), and Chillography residents Leave Trace, Eckoe, and Dane Garfield Wilson (Re-bar, Blue Spectral Storm, Dirty Ice Crew).
(Downtown, free)

99. KEXP DJ Summer Series at Brewlab
Spend your summer Sundays grooving to tunes from KEXP DJs Abbie and Atticus while you sip a hazy grapefruit "Abbicus" IPA brewed just for the occasion.
(Capitol Hill, free)


100. Columbia City Beatwalk 2018
The Columbia City Beatwalk is a music festival for locals by locals, every second Sunday through September. In August, catch artists like Johnny7 and the Black Crabs, Eli Rosenblatt, the Arête Quartet, and many others.
(Columbia City, free)

101. Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Othello International Festival
This 26th annual celebration of Southeast Seattle's cultural diversity will include food, arts, and live entertainment. This year, it's joining up with Othello International Festival for double the fun.
(Beacon Hill, free)


102. Fuselage Dance Film Festival
At this inaugural festival, see dance films from artists based in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
(Georgetown, $10)


103. Milk Bar Ice Cream Social & Bake Sale
Following their smash-hit parking-lot pop-up with Shake Shack, Canlis will next team up with illustrious New York pastry chef and junk-food queen Christina Tosi, whom you might know from her Momofuku Milk Bar empire, notorious treats like cereal milk soft-serve and crack pie, and from her recent episode on Chef's Table: Pastry. Milk Bar will serve that famous soft-serve and crack pie as well as a selection of truffles and cookies, and Canlis chef Brady Williams will put his spin on such country-fair classics as turkey legs, corn on the cob, corn dogs, fried cheese, and popcorn. Guests can scarf the bounty of summertime snacks while listening to music from the Tallboys and participating in activities and carnival games, and there will even be an opportunity to snap a Polaroid with Tosi herself and decorate it in a craft tent (where you can also snag a Milk Bar-branded friendship bracelet). All proceeds benefit Queen Anne Farmers Market. Admission is free, but show up early and be prepared for crowds.
(Queen Anne, free/$50)


104. MOX Seattle Board Game Design Game Jam
Create a custom game using a random assortment of board game pieces, dice, playing cards, and other doodads. You'll get to test out your and others' games by the end of the evening.
(Bellevue, $5)


105. Sashay Away: Drag Queen Karaoke Edition
Sashay your way to the stage for a happy-hour karaoke session with Andrew Scott. There'll be food specials like three-dollar fried pickles, BBQ sliders and tacos, corn dogs, and deviled eggs, six-dollar specialty cocktails, and more.
(Columbia City, free)


106. 38th Annual Seattle Peace Concerts
Since 1981, Seattle Peace Concerts have spread their tender message of community gathering through free, all-ages live music set across the verdant grounds of Seattle.
(Sand Point, free)

107. Do206 on the Bay
See local artists AuzSantiago, Hoshin, Ayo Dot & the Uppercuts, and Swatkins and the Positive Agenda perform as you enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Elliott Bay.
(Downtown, free)

108. Emily McVicker
Emily McVicker will sing songs about self-love off her first album, Mermaid Antidote.
(Ballard, $10)

109. Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers are capable practitioners of Non-Offensive Rock Music, or NORMcore, if you will. Though their tunes borrow from harder-edged, messier styles like noise pop and punk, the rough spots have been smoothed down, sanded into palatable pop nuggets between two and four minutes in length. Singer Nicole Yun remains the most memorable thing on offer, with a durable mezzo-soprano that effortlessly glides over the distorted melee beneath and bends impressively around the occasionally hummable chorus. But unlike, say, Yuck, a band with a similar penchant for deceptively safe fuzz rockers, the hooks just don’t stick. Which is really the most offensive thing of all, for a band that lives or dies on the strength of its earworms. KYLE FLECK
(Belltown, $10)

110. Free Blues & Cool Jazz Series
Loll on the grass and listen to free and all-ages sets of chill jazz and blues from some of Seattle's most popular local musicians, including tonight's Happy Orchestra.
(Downtown, free)

111. Jenn Champion In Store
A couple days after her show with PSA and Stres, the former Carissa's Weird singer will give a free in-studio performance while you shop for records.
(Ballard, free)

112. Joe August, Forrest Reed, GOODSTEPH
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Joe August blends '60s grooves with a light handed touch of indie rock for a modern twist on the decade's more classic sounds. He'll be joined by soul and R&B artist GOODSTEPH and singer-songwriter Forrest Reed.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

113. Mark Salman in Concert
Concert pianist Mark Salman will play an afternoon concert in support of the PacNW Soccer Club.
(Bellevue, $10)

114. The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Plum, Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival
San Francisco's Sam Chase and the Untraditional identify with the "trance-like fury" with which the Berserkers fought their battles in Beowulf. They'll get rowdy with Plum and Brandon Prinzing and the Old Revival.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

115. Second Sundays with Jordan Lowe, Brandon, Craig Suede
Hear songs by Mode music instructors: Jordan Lowe of Swingset, Brandon of Dearheart, Erin Rae and the Heartbeets, Bone Cave Ballet, Purple Mane, Nitrogen Lion Society, Ideofone, and Craig Suede of Happy Heartbreak.
(West Seattle, $5-$10 donation)

116. Sidecar, Bud Weather, Aly Crase
A lineup of "the Pacific Northwest’s most challenging singer-songwriters," Sidecar, Bud Weather, and Aly Crase, will play rock-punk-jazz fusion.
(West Seattle, free)


117. Caroline Fraser: Prairie Fires
This year's Pulitzer Prize, Plutarch, and National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography winner Caroline Fraser will read from the book that netted her these laurels: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, which unveils the myth-making behind the American pioneer classic.
(Capitol Hill, free)

118. Hugo House Hang Out: Music & Readings
Paulette Perhach (author of the self-explanatory guidebook The Writer's Life) and Jarret Middleton (the rural supernatural thriller Darkansas) will read from their works, while the Bushwick Book Club will perform literature-inspired music during the Columbia City Beatwalk.
(Columbia City, free)


119. Four-Year Pocket Anniversary
Celebrate this invaluable community fringe theater's fourth year of existence with art-making, one-minute performances, and more.
(Greenwood, free)

          A professor in Ohio takes attendance on Twitter, posts homework on Slack, and holds office hours at 10 p.m. — and it shows how different Gen Z really is      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • The oldest members of Generation Z, born in the late 1990s, are changing the way colleges teach their students.
  • An Ohio State professor quoted in The New York Times uses Twitter, Slack, and Zoom for tasks like taking attendance and holding office hours.
  • The changes reflect Generation Z's digital upbringing.

Generation Z is the most tech-savvy cohort in history.

Defined as those born after 1997, Generation Z is growing up in a world where smartphones, social media, and content-streaming are ubiquitous.

And now that the oldest Gen Zers are attending college, they're rewriting the playbook for higher education.

One professor revealed to The New York Times the extent she incorporates technology into her class. Nicole Kraft, a journalism professor at Ohio State University, told reporter Laura Pappano that she takes attendance for her class via Twitter, posts coursework on the instant-messaging app Slack, and holds office hours on the video-conferencing app Zoom at 10 p.m., "because that is when they have questions."

Kraft told the Times she doesn't even use email in her class, except to teach her students how to write a "proper" one, because "that is a skill they need to have."

Kraft's methods aren't the only changes at Ohio State. According to The Times, Ohio State issued 11,000 iPads to incoming students this year and designated 42 courses as "iPad required." And the school is designing an app that students will use to plan and schedule their courses, check their grades, and even campus maps and bus routes all in one.

The changes reflect how Generation Z is diverging from the millennial generation. A full 95% of American teenagers today have access to a smartphone, and 45% of teens said they're online "almost constantly," according to a Pew Research Center survey. Teenagers today spend an average of two and a half hours a day on their phones, according to psychologist Jean Twenge.

As Generation Z continues to come of age, it seems clear that colleges are going to have to adapt to their students' changing behaviors.

Read the full article at The New York Times »

SEE ALSO: Gen Zs never watch TV, are stressed about Snapchat, and are concerned that technology has ruined their mental health — here's what it's REALLY like to be a teen in 2018

DON'T MISS: Millennials love their brands, Gen Zs are terrified of college debt, and 6 other ways Gen Zs and millennials are totally different

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Una vez más traemos a JELO en verano el "Choque de generaciones", ese espacio que enfrenta a "millennials" y "puretas" para medir los conocimientos de unos y la cultura de los otros. En esta ocasión, Los Planetas, Soy una pringada, Sinchan, 3MSC, Merlí y Memorias de Idhún son sometidos a concurso...
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Here's what millennials living together need to know about their finances.
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  Millennials have a serious problem, and it’s not spending all their money on avocado toast: they aren’t taking their paid vacation days. In 2017 . . .

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          Socialism and Socialists in the Press; Another Young Hispanic socialist, Julia Salazar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In one of the [Bushwick's] storefront’s Gothic windows, someone has taped up a recent cover of the New York Times Sunday Review section. “Millennial Socialists Are Coming,” reads the headline, while beneath it a metal placard nailed to the building’s facade cautions visitors striding through the parlor’s entryway to “Watch Your Step.”... Peter Rugh, The Indypendent, The Next Big Socialist Win 
The Independent has a story on Julia Salazar, 27 years old and a
democratic socialist, running for state assembly in Brooklyn against the candidate who is out of the old Vito Lopez empire - so she may have a tougher go than Ocasio-Cortez did -- her older male opponent is also Hispanic.

This district covers the area where I spent most of my teaching career -- I'm thinking of going up there to help out. I still sort of know the politics -- the young candidate has a more uphill battle in that she is going up against the machine but it is also run by Hispanics. But she has the growing DSA machine working for her:

Peter Rugh's story is a must read for its insights into the left and the DSA methods.
The Next Big Socialist Win (in North Brooklyn)
Julia Salazar wants to put working-class demands front and center in Albany. But first, she has to defeat a wily old party boss.
Issue 238

First there was Ocasio-Cortez, now it's Julia Salazar running an energetic campaign across North Brooklyn to become the first openly socialist New York state legislator in decades.
FOX was crowing about the losses of long-shot candidates endorsed by the new socialist wing of the Democratic Party let by Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. But the game is in its earliest stages.

Every day I seem to read a reference in the NY Times to socialism or stories talking about capitalism.

Bernie Sanders certainly has raised the issue, but he was presented as an outlier and just an old lefty grouch. Then came the Ocasio-Cortez victory in the Dem Party primary that shook both conservatives and liberals - that a 28-year old would openly declare herself a socialist. Then came Cynthia Nixon and even de Blasio jumping on the bandwagon. Who's next, Cuomo?

After almost 8 decades of red scares and witch hunts, it's safe for socialists to go back in the water. But watch the intense attacks to come from both the right, center and even the left, especially from the left wing purists who disparage Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez for not being "authentic" socialists ---- in future posts we will get into the differences between the social democrats and the Marxist-Lenists and its various wings from the Trotskyists to other sects. For those of you who ask what does this have to do with the UFT? Well, a lot, but I'll keep you in suspense.

Peter Rugh, author of our lead story here (I did a long interview with him for an ed story he was doing and found him so knowledgeable), makes this point:
the fact that a high-profile candidate like Nixon would embrace ideas that once elicited visions of Stalinism in American minds indicates how far socialism has risen in the public’s estimation and how much political clout DSA is garnering. But the organization’s growth and electoral success have also posed new strategic challenges.
Peter goes on to talk about the isolation of socialists in this country and part of the reasons why -- these little competing sectarian grouplets which all think they are the only ones with the answers. 
Banished from the mainstream political arena in the United States, Marxism has survived — barely — through two main poles of activity. One, in academia; the other, through small grouplets whose members, never numbering more than a few hundred, tout a near-unified political outlook and attract recruits in ones and twos through social-movement activism.
By avoiding engaging in the mainstream political arena -- mostly by disparaging the Democratic Party -- which does deserve its share of disparagement - but then attacking those on the left who venture forth and at times feel they have to shave back their positions. That affects the purists on the left.
Socialism has thereby avoided sullying itself with the form of political activity Americans engage in most: the two-party electoral process. It has maintained its ideological purity while managing to be awesomely irrelevant.
He could be talking about how MORE is organizing. Rugh does not neglect the dangers of working in the Dem party:
Not that fears of engaging with the Democratic Party aren’t well founded. It has a way of vacuuming up social movements’ energy and subverting the outcomes activists are fighting for.

DSA is an attempting a new method of electoral engagement... In addition to his role as a co-leader of DSA’s local New York chapter, Younus helps train DSA activists across the country in basic campaign organizing. Canvassing is covered, obviously, but also communications, social media, research, district analysis and resource allocation. “The goal is to strip away the power of the consultant class,” he said. “There’s this idea that there are keepers of secret information, but really, that information should be democratized and shouldn’t cost absurd sums of money. Candidates who truly represent the communities they are coming from should have access to that, their campaigns should have access to that and grassroots activists especially should have access to that, so that they can be engaged at this level and not need millions of dollars to do it.”
I will be publishing left wing attacks on people who work with the Democratic Party -- I've been called an opportunist for even bringing it up

Here are some of the stories I am collating for those of you who have missed them -- they are tied together by  my own weird logic.


Here's another DSA endorsed candidate who will probably be in the House with Ocasio-Cortez --- things are looking interesting

Detroit: Rashida Tlaib Just Won An Election That’ll Likely Make Her The First Muslim Woman In Congress

Tlaib raised more money than her Democratic competitors, and won the endorsement of the Detroit Free Press. She was also backed by a host of organizations on the left, including the Sanders-aligned Our Revolution and Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, which identifies Tlaib as a member.

I posted this before ( but wanted to include it in this list.

This is counter article on a center Dem who had been in the military and then went into teaching and was a leader of the teacher strikes and a hero to many other teachers. He also voted for Trump but now regrets it. This is the other side of the "let's everyone go left" even if the district is 97% white and conservative.

Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party ...
Jul 17, 2018 - He has built support in a deep red coal-country district by riding a wave ... are focused almost exclusively on flipping seats in suburban districts, ...

Then look at this review from last Friday's NY Times Arts:

Review: In ‘Prairie Trilogy,’ All-American Stories of Socialism
What does it mean to be a socialist in America, and why do people get so angry, and angrily terrified, when some Americans espouse socialism as a fairer system than the one in place? These questions have been coming up more frequently in recent years, prompted by the rhetoric and policy propositions of the recent presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders and the ascendance of younger politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congressional candidate from New York who is unabashedly aligned with the Democratic Socialists of America.
You may find an engaging answer to at least the first of the above questions in “Prairie Trilogy,” a collection of three short documentaries made between 1977 and 1980 and directed by the regional filmmakers John Hanson and Rob Nilsson. Now playing in New York in restored form, the movies are companion pieces to Mr. Hanson and Mr. Nilsson’s 1978 feature “Northern Lights,” a fictionalized tale of the real North Dakota labor union called the Nonpartisan League, which formed about a half a decade before America’s involvement in World War I.

          Jon Gruden Exclusive, Part II: Raiders coach on veterans, music, the media and Al Davis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
… players, relating to millennials, his musical tastes, celebrity and his thoughts … prove. Q: What are your musical tastes, then and now? Gruden … your songs when you play music at practice? Gruden: No, I … and 2008. We had the music going. Sometimes it lightens the …
          A professor in Ohio takes attendance on Twitter, posts homework on Slack, and holds office hours at 10 p.m. — and it shows how different Gen Z really is      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

technology addiction teens video games smartphones psychologist

  • The oldest members of Generation Z, born in the late 1990s, are changing the way colleges teach their students.
  • An Ohio State professor quoted in The New York Times uses Twitter, Slack, and Zoom for tasks like taking attendance and holding office hours.
  • The changes reflect Generation Z's digital upbringing.

Generation Z is the most tech-savvy cohort in history.

Defined as those born after 1997, Generation Z is growing up in a world where smartphones, social media, and content-streaming are ubiquitous.

And now that the oldest Gen Zers are attending college, they're rewriting the playbook for higher education.

One professor revealed to The New York Times the extent she incorporates technology into her class. Nicole Kraft, a journalism professor at Ohio State University, told reporter Laura Pappano that she takes attendance for her class via Twitter, posts coursework on the instant-messaging app Slack, and holds office hours on the video-conferencing app Zoom at 10 p.m., "because that is when they have questions."

Kraft told the Times she doesn't even use email in her class, except to teach her students how to write a "proper" one, because "that is a skill they need to have."

Kraft's methods aren't the only changes at Ohio State. According to The Times, Ohio State issued 11,000 iPads to incoming students this year and designated 42 courses as "iPad required." And the school is designing an app that students will use to plan and schedule their courses, check their grades, and even campus maps and bus routes all in one.

The changes reflect how Generation Z is diverging from the millennial generation. A full 95% of American teenagers today have access to a smartphone, and 45% of teens said they're online "almost constantly," according to a Pew Research Center survey. Teenagers today spend an average of two and a half hours a day on their phones, according to psychologist Jean Twenge.

As Generation Z continues to come of age, it seems clear that colleges are going to have to adapt to their students' changing behaviors.

Read the full article at The New York Times »

SEE ALSO: Gen Zs never watch TV, are stressed about Snapchat, and are concerned that technology has ruined their mental health — here's what it's REALLY like to be a teen in 2018

DON'T MISS: Millennials love their brands, Gen Zs are terrified of college debt, and 6 other ways Gen Zs and millennials are totally different

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Moved my post on Turkey, still shaking my finger at Erdogan. Turkish lira, dropping like a damn rock. Trump says, “Give me back our American pastor.” Erdogan says, “No, I am important too, I will beat my chest, call you nasty names in the international press, and burn the American flag in our streets.” Trump says, “You better think twice about that.” Erdogan says, “You are big and orange and I win.” but sends an emissary team to Washington, DC, to talk it over. Team Trump holds fast. Turkey does not give in and stages anti-USA protest. Trump says, “Do you really think you can insult me more than the USA press? Haaaaa! Hold my Diet Coke, whilst I ruin your economy.” Poof! Goes the lira…… This is hardball. This is true leadership, Trump style. This is about protecting Americans. THIS is the message I truly wish Trump would sell to all those pink-hatted suburban moms who think Trump is “too mean”, "too much of a bully", or had the nerve to strike back at a 7' tall basketball player, who apparently needs bubble wrap and protection via ShareBlue. Do you want nice and fuzzy Bush/Obama, or do you want your loved ones back again, in your arms? Who has been more successful at returning hostages? Do you want Trump as your President when you send your beloved child overseas for their college semester abroad? Or someone like a Hillary, who never answered the phone? Better yet, how about a John Kerry-type, who drags James Taylor in to sing love songs to the assassins of the Charlie Hebdo newsroom? How did that work out? Oh yeah, we got the Bataclan as a response. I'm talking to you mom and dads of America, and to you, you globe-trotting millennials, because when things go awry, forget the lawyers, guns, and money, you might be grateful for PDJT. Better think about that one for a while…., when you pull the lever to vote. This is about dealing with pissants, overlords, dictators, who’ve nipped at our heels for decades, and tried to make big America look weak on a world stage. Of course, Obama or a Bush would have ignored the pastor, or backed down when it became an issue. Remember Carter in 1979? This is our vindication for Iran in 1979, 454 days, I still remember. Dark days for America. Say it with me, "No more…..!" Stand tall, as an American, YOU have a Trump President, who is willing to throw ‘balls to the wall’, the entire force of the US Economy (and possibly more), to rescue YOUR loved ones. Or, for one single American, like your son, or husband, wife, or precious little girl. Yeah, that’s the President I want. Remember James Damore, who had his head cut off while Obama went golfing? How do you think his parents feel now? Know this. President Trump will probably do this 1-3 times, and no one will ever take another American hostage, under Trump’s administration. Guaranteed. This is a message to countries like Mexico, Iran, all over the Middle East, and you can bet China is watching…. The Chinese have to be saying to themselves: “What the hell is Trump doing?” or “If Trump is willing to do this for one American pastor, what length will he go to in order to protect his beloved farmers….., or American tech…., or any American?” and “Holy crap, this Trump guy, what are we going to do?” You can bet, this unrelated incident, will send China into a tailspin. Message delivered. PDJT: "Give me back my American pastor and the pain will go away." Don't ever try to bluff Americans again. From the State Dept, Heather Nauert, in this situation, "Progress would be having our pastor returned to American soil.". If I worked for State, I would be beating my chest right now, like Tarzan, happy to work for a President Trump. From Turkey: "Please come back, baby please don't go." President Trump: "Do you hear a phone ringing? I swear I thought I heard a phone ringing...." Have I told you, today, how much I love my President?
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          Dear School Librarian In Action: Research and Choosing a Topic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sharing with you, dear readers, the email exchanges I had with Vin del Rosario. In a previous post, I blogged about his inquiry on research and choice of topics. My reply to him is below:

Hi Vin,

Where are you completing your MLIS? What have you found so far considering some primary research you have read? What are your topics or issues of interest?

I can give you my list, but research is more effective and meaningful if it comes from the research’s inner intent, desire and curiosity.

He replied back:

Appreciate your immediate feedback.

Sa UST po.

Am a school librarian (dito po sa neighbor nyo sa Laguna BelAir Science School).  I've been browsing papers on makerspace, new K-12 curriculum and IL, etextbooks, reading remediation and corporate social responsibility of school librarians (for sick children in hospitals), and visibility of librarians and work inspiration.

Parang interesado din po ako sa millennial librarians (pero I cant connect it with any issues/gaps/problems).

Pero sa lahat po, it's the visibility of librarians that is closest to my heart.  But I can't "connect" it with something more relevant.

Salamat po uli.

And finally my answer:

Visibility of librarians in what way? Is it on image? Perception? Relevance of school librarians in teaching and learning communities? Librarians and leadership, specifically, school librarians as literacy leaders and advocates.

Will it benefit your search for a topic if you look at concepts outside the LIS discipline and connect it with ours. Like, will a knowledge of pedagogy help school librarians become visible and relevant to the learning community? Here, you will look at the status of school librarians in several schools and learning communities. What schools have had successfull visible librarians? Why are these librarians visible in these schools? Is it because the librarians know the pedagogy and thus, contributing much to the teaching and learning process. Or is it because these librarians are leaders - they can manage themselves, relate well with colleagues, have a sense of business acumen, and learns constantly. And sometimes a big question can be a good start to polish a research topic:

Why is it that librarians know their worth in a learning community but the learning community does not? 

Try the mind mapping approach to widen and limit your inquiry process. Then step back and see what you have made. Look at connections in macro and micro issues and topics. Do a lot of readings as well. This goes hand in hand in choosing specific topics and issues. Be patient. Research takes time as it is exhausting. 

Here’s hoping that Vin has found a topic since he thanked me for the brain storming we had over email. This goes to show how conversations are a big help for researchers and that, research, when taken as a means of communication, is never an isolated endeavor.

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