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In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign of the times.
Bushra Hamid, the 19-year-old daughter of Syrian immigrants, has teamed up with three schoolmates to form Plympton Capital, a hedge fund for investing in digital currencies. Hamid says they aim to launch in six to eight weeks, starting with $1 million. Plympton, named for a street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has already raised $700,000 from friends and family.
“We don’t necessarily know a lot,” when it comes to the ins and outs of Wall Street, Hamid said, but when it comes to crypto, “they have full trust in us.”
While many tech-savvy individual investors have long dabbled in cryptocurrencies, funds became interested in the last few years. About 226 have opened so far, most of them within the past year, managing as much as $5 billion in capital, according to Autonomous Research LLP.
Current Plympton investors say the team has what it takes to succeed.
Read more at Bloomberg.
Here’s one way to trash your sex life.
Littering is the biggest turnoff for environmentally-conscious singles, according to a new Zoosk survey released ahead of Earth Day.
The dating site polled 5,100 men and women looking for love to see how protecting the planet factors into someone’s attractiveness, and 78% of people said they want to date someone who cares about the environment. So tossing garbage onto the ground is a deal-breaker for almost three in four (74%) of them. And that sustainable sin was followed by unnecessarily wasting food (32%), leaving the lights on (17%) and not recycling (17%).
Ninety-two percent of Americans are worried about the future of our planet, according to a recent Harris Poll. And millennials are particularly concerned, with nearly three quarters (72%) of people aged 18 to 34 suffering “ecoanxiety” — including racing thoughts, sleep problems and a feeling of uneasiness — from watching, hearing and/or reading negative news stories about the environment.
Read more at Moneyish.
About 175,000 Starbucks employees will receive the anti-bias training, which will be designed with help from legal and civil rights experts including former Attorney General Eric Holder, Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.
"I've spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. He met with the two men on Monday to apologize for their mistreatment. "While this is not limited to Starbucks, we're committed to being a part of the solution," he added.
"Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities."
Starbucks denounced the incident as "reprehensible" and also revealed that the manager who called the police is no longer working at that store. Starbucks' swift, sweeping steps will be appreciated by many consumers as 85% of Americans say it is personally very and somewhat important to them that companies work to truly make a difference on racial equality, according to The Harris Poll's 2018 Reputation Quotient study.
The grilling of Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg by Congress last week has prompted organizations to revisit their data-usage policies and take a closer look at how they communicate with customers and constituents.
The increased focus on data privacy following the Facebook hearings increases scrutiny surrounding “what information we collect, how secure that information is, and who we share it with,” said Ted Ross, chief information officer for the City of Los Angeles.
Individuals increasingly are concerned about the privacy of their personal data. A poll of 10,000 consumers released Monday by International Business Machines Corp. and the Harris Poll found that 78% of U.S. respondents say a company’s ability to keep their data private is extremely important, and only 20% completely trust organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data. The survey found that 60% are more concerned about cybersecurity than a potential war, according to IBM.
Read more at Wall Street Journal.
THE TRUTH ABOUT WEIGHT-LOSS NATIONAL SURVEY
Results from “The Truth about Weight Loss” national survey indicate that today’s lifestyle has made losing weight more difficult than ever before, and that U.S. adults who are trying to do so need a new approach that’s compatible with how we live today.
- Approximately eight in 10 healthcare professionalsi and 62% of U.S. adults believe losing weight is harder today than it was for previous generations because of the busy, modern lifestyle of Americans.
- In fact, approximately seven in 10 healthcare professionalsii say it’s harder for Americans to lose weight now compared to just 10 years ago.
- The vast majority believe Americans need to take a new approach to weight loss that fits with today’s modern lifestyle.iii
Read this fact sheet to learn more about the key survey results, including practical tips from healthcare professionals about what factors can set people up for weight-loss success in the context of today’s busy modern life.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
“These findings highlight that while the way we live has changed dramatically over the past 10-20 years, our approach to weight-loss has not evolved sufficiently to address those changes. The results underscore that we need to take a step back and evaluate what weight-loss strategies can best set people up for success given the demands of their daily lives,” said Frank Greenway, M.D., medical director and professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
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The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll in October/November 2017 on behalf of global, integrated Life Science Group Zaluvida, the makers of I-REMOVE®, and included nearly 1,000 healthcare professionals (458 PCPs and 503 pharmacists), and more than 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and over.