She invests in tech founders others overlook

Arlan Hamilton stands out in Silicon Valley not just because she’s a black investor in a white male-dominated field, but because she’s focused on investing in female, minority and LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Judith McKenna: Walmart spent $16 billion to break into India. She has to make it work Gwynne Shotwell: She turns Elon Musk’s bold space ideas into a real business Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles That curiosity led her down an information-seeking spiral that included years of research into startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital. One revelation: “Everybody’s saying ‘no’ to even talking to the black [founders], like, no matter what they’re working on,” Hamilton said. “And in some cases, they were working on stuff that was so much more …

Taylor Swift vows to be politically active and speak out against ‘disgusting rhetoric’

Pop singer writes in magazine essay: Im going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year Taylor Swift has vowed to become more active in politics ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, saying she feels it is her responsibility to speak out against disgusting rhetoric. Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders, and I realized that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric, the pop singer wrote in an endorsed two Tennessee Democrats in Novembers midterm elections. A bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed 22 people, and a stalkers trying to break into …

‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Betches

As we all grow older, it never gets easier to see our favorite stars face health problems, and this one is no different. On Wednesday, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He shared the tough news in a video statement filmed on the Jeopardy set, where we’ve all watched him since 1984. In the statement, he acknowledges that the prognosis for the disease is usually not very positive, but vows to fight and win. He even shows that dry sense of humor we all know and love, saying he has to survive because he still has three more years on his Jeopardy contract. Here’s the full video statement: Pat Sajak The Sajak family is …

She invests in tech founders others ignore. And it’s working

Arlan Hamilton stands out in Silicon Valley not just because she’s a black investor in a white male-dominated field, but because she’s laser-focused on investing in female, minority and LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Judith McKenna: Walmart spent $16 billion to break into India. She has to make it work Gwynne Shotwell: She turns Elon Musk’s bold space ideas into a real business Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles That curiosity led her down an information-seeking spiral that included years of research into startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital. One revelation: “Everybody’s saying ‘no’ to even talking to the black [founders], like, no matter what they’re working on,” Hamilton said. “And in some cases, they were working on stuff that was so much more …

Snapchat always proved critics wrong. Then Evan Spiegel pushed for a redesign

Most CEOs would probably prefer not to overhaul their core businesses less than a year after an initial public offering. It’s a pivotal period when executives look to play up their company’s stability and growth to a world of potential new investors on Wall Street. Arlan Hamilton: She invests in tech founders others ignore. And it’s working Mary Barra: Her impatience could save GM. ‘Time is not our friend’ Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles The plan: separate content from friends and publishers — and celebrity users — while attracting new users by making the app easier to use. Spiegel said at the time that the move could be “disruptive” to Snap’s business. That proved to be an understatement. A …

Jennie Garth fires back at fans who criticized her for not posting Luke Perry tribute: Please dont judge

GWYNETH PALTROW POSTS PHOTO WITH EX CHRIS MARTIN’S MOM, NEW MOTHER-IN-LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY “These women,” she captioned the post, which marked the first time she posted on the photo-sharing platform since Perry’s death. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Taylor Swift Takes Shots At ‘Petty’ Kim Kardashian In Lengthy Cover Story For ‘Elle’! – Perez Hilton

Taylor Swift is reflecting ahead of a huge milestone in her life. Although the songstress doesn’t turn 30 until December, she got a head start on counting her blessings and the lessons learned over the last three decades in her latest feature for Elle magazine. For her cover story, Tay penned a 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30 list that highlights many of the highs and lows of her 20s and offers solid words of wisdom for her fans in the almost 30 club. The End Game singer reveals everything from her very relatable love for Command tape to shockingly calling out “bullies” like Kim Kardashian West. Here’s everything we learned from Taylor’s list: Contents 2 She Takes A Shot …

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

(CNN)The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. With anti-vaccine groups becoming more vocal and even celebrities and politicians spreading fear of vaccines, Hviid and his team wanted to provide solid scientific answers. The biggest contribution of the study was the inclusion of children at risk of autism, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the new research. He hopes the latest piece of evidence will reassure families with young children at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder that the vaccine will …

‘Get rich quick’ belief of crypto investors

Despite the hype, very few people actually put their money into this kind of unregulated investment, according to the Financial Conduct Authority’s research. Its findings suggested: Only 3% of those asked in the FCA’s survey had ever bought cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin Those who do buy cryptocurrency tend to spend less than £200 Just one in 100 people who have not done so said they would in the future Cryptocurrency is primarily understood by men aged 20 to 44, but 73% of all those asked said they could not define it “Despite this lack of understanding, the cryptoasset owners interviewed were often looking for ways to ‘get rich quick’ citing friends, acquaintances and social media influencers as key motivations for …

Artist Transforms Strangers And Famous Characters Into Cartoons (30 New Pics)

Top-notch artistic talent Xi Ding proves that caricature can be more art than kitsch. He highlights the prominent features of a person in humorous, yet life-like ways. From celebrities and public figures to famous characters‘ cartoon adaptations to private commissions – in the hands of this ‘face designer’, subjects turn into charming cartoonized versions of themselves. Bored Panda how Xi Ding masterfully reimagines our favorite movie icons, and now we want to share his new versatile artwork. #1 #2 #3 Xi Ding is an award-winning caricature artist based in Vienna who specializes in live quick draw caricature. Trained as a classical painter for 10 years in his hometown Shanghai, he discovered his passion for drawing caricatures in 2009. He came …

Stella McCartney leverages star power to save the rainforests

Oprah Winfrey and Drew Barrymore among famous names supporting eco-friendly project at Paris fashion week The catwalk for Stella McCartneys latest collection ran through the Paris Opera on Monday morning, below a majestic canopy of chandeliers. But McCartneys focus this season is on a beautiful environment of a very different nature: the ancient and endangered at-risk Sumatran orangutan, as well as to vegetation, which is an important source of oxygen. McCartney is leveraging her star power to kickstart a campaign encouraging social media users to dedicate trees, and to donate to the nonprofit organisation Canopy. From left: Oprah Winfrey, Stella McCartney, Lewis Hamilton and Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue. Photograph: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty The actors Drew Barrymore and …

‘Blackness will never go away’: how Solange takes pride in her roots

At an immersive, city-wide multimedia presentation of her new album When I Get Home, the singer-songwriter explains how her childhood home of Houston nourished her creative spirit Its one thing to think with your spirit, says Solange Knowles. Its another to actually live it through your body. The Solange of today works with feelings, grooves, and frequencies in mind. If When I Get Home, her latest release, is the sonic manifestation of that blackness. Staccato rhythms and meditative mantras designed to ground and heal her after time on the road ripple on through the bodies of her listeners. Its an album about settling into familiarity: with yourself, the people around you, and the places one calls home. At the SHAPE …

Mario Batali gives up his restaurants a year after sexual assault allegations

Partnership between Batali and the Bastianich family was formally dissolved a year after he was accused of sexual misconduct Celebrity chef Mario Batali has given up his stake in his restaurants more than a year after being accused of sexual misconduct. The partnership between Batali and the Bastianich family was formally dissolved on Wednesday, Tanya Bastianich Manuali accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted an employee in 2005. He Sign up for the US morning briefing A new company, not yet named, will replace the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, which runs 16 restaurantsincluding Babbo and Del Posto. Some of the groups restaurants, including closed criminal investigations into Batali in January without filing charges. Batali, 58, has been one of Americas …

Luke Perry, Star Of ‘90210’ And ‘Riverdale,’ Dies At 52

Luke Perry, who rose to fame in the early 1990s with the popular Fox drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday at the age of 52, his publicist confirmed to HuffPost. suffered a stroke at his Sherman Oaks, California, home last week. Perry’s friends and family were with him at the time of death, his publicist said in a statement.  Although he appeared in soap operas like “Loving” and “Another World,” his star didn’t rise until he was cast as brooding loner Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990. Perry starred on the hit show for the first five seasons before leaving to attempt a film career. ran from 2008 to 2013. Riverdale.” He also filmed a role for “Once …

Thatcher’s link to alternative medicine

Also included among them is a briefing from a young David Cameron on the European single market. ‘You still look 25’ In this most recent batch of files released by the foundation, letters show that Dame Barbara corresponded with Baroness Thatcher fairly regularly and lunched with her. Dame Barbara is best known for her historical romance fiction and was most prolific in the 1970s and 80s when she also appeared regularly on television. Even aged in her 80s, she was writing an average of 23 books a year.

TV presenter Magenta Devine dies aged 61

She is survived by her father Gerald Taylor, her sisters Gillian and Georgina and her brother Nicholas. She had no children. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Magenta Devine with Martin Degville of Sigue Sigue Sputnik Devine started out as a music publicist, going on to promote her then-boyfriend’s band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. She sought treatment in the 1990s for heroin addiction and depression and was declared bankrupt in 2003. “When I went into rehab, it was considered shameful to admit needing help for depression or drug addiction,” she wrote in 2007. “Now it is almost like a badge of honour for modern celebrities.” Tributes have been paid to the presenter, who also wrote articles and opinion pieces for The …