Earlier this year, Ashley Haby spotted a gig that piqued her interest: Walgreens was asking social media influencers to apply for a new digital campaign that advertised their flu shots. advertisement advertisement Haby, who runs the Southern Suds and Simple Living account (self-described “Jesus lover, wifey, blogger, and mompreneur”), signed up. Although she rarely posts about health—and herself eschewed the shot for several years—Haby changed her mind when her great-grandmother grew increasingly sick. Suddenly, she had to get a shot in order to be around a loved one. “We had always gone to my kid’s pediatrician to get the shot,” she recalls, “and there’s nothing against that, but the wait is horrendous. It’s anywhere from two to three hours—just for a flu shot.” Those are the exact anecdotes and authentic personal stories that Walgreens was looking for—and Haby was … [Read more...] about ‘It’s sort of the Wild West’: How Instagram influencers are disrupting healthcare
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Whether you saw 2016 as a time to celebrate or an enormous dumpster fire, there’s something thrilling about the prospect of a new year. It’s a clean slate. Twelve months stretch ahead, full of promise. advertisement advertisement So while you’re making your list of resolutions that you’ll take with you into January, it’s also a good time to think about what you should leave behind. To give yourself the best chance of reaching your goals and realizing your resolutions, leave these mistakes behind when the clock strikes midnight. Trying To Do It All Yourself Yes, you’re good at your job. Yes, you’re a stickler for details. But you can’t do it all—and choosing not to delegate is only going to hold you back, says productivity expert and technologist Matthew Canning, author of Get It Together: Five Simple Strategies for Becoming Reliable, Saving Time, and Making Fewer Mistakes. Holding on to too much is just going to cause … [Read more...] about 8 Mistakes You Need To Leave Behind In 2017
On a typically drizzly Seattle night this past May, a crowd shuffled through metal detectors to pack the plaza outside CenturyLink Field, the downtown stadium where the Seahawks play football. Beneath a small white party tent sat Paul Allen—music nerd, lead guitarist of blues-based rockers The Underthinkers, philanthropic Renaissance Man, and a Microsoft cofounder. It’s not unusual to see him at the stadium during football games (he owns the team, along with the Portland Trailblazers), but tonight he was there to watch the first headline show at Seattle’s newest music event, the Upstream Music Festival and Summit, which he also founded. advertisement advertisement As a cloud of vape vapor descended over the audience, Allen and his companion reclined in lounge chairs and the producer DJ and MC Flying Lotus (real name Steven Ellison) took the stage. Ellison often performs in a special contraption: a traditional DJ booth surrounded by projection screens, … [Read more...] about A Tech Billionaire Wants To Reboot The “Best Music Scene In The World”
Mutual fund schemes witnessed a steady inflow in August even as the broader market sentiment remained sombre amid concerns over the macro-environment and earnings revival.Total assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry increased by 3.8 percent month-on-month (MoM) to Rs25,50,000 crore, mainly led by inflows in liquid and equity-oriented schemes.Inflows in equity schemes, including ELSS and arbitrage, went up from Rs 14,000 crore in July to Rs 15,100 crore in August, the highest since February 2018, led by a decline in redemptions (down 26 percent MoM at Rs 12,000 crore), even as gross sales were down 10 percent MoM to Rs 27,100 crore, said a recent report from Motilal Oswal FinancialServices.Close Highest net buying on MoM basis was witnessed in Eicher Motors, followed by Yes Bank, Adani Ports, UltraTech Cement and Reliance Industries, in that order. related news Brokerages bullish on ICICI Bank, see 20% further upside despite rallying 44% in last 9 months … [Read more...] about Top 17 Nifty stocks in which MF schemes have over 2% exposure; should you buy?
Now that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha, the big question is whether it will pass muster in the Upper House.The bill's passage in Lok Sabha, where BJP-led NDA has an overwhelming majority, was on expected lines.Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, said that the Bill is "divisive in nature" and against Muslim Personal Law. The Opposition has been arguing against criminalising the offender, as well as introducing amendments to give "subsistence allowance" to the woman.Close However, this may not be the case in the Rajya Sabha, where the Opposition has the numbers in its favour. The Congress, AIADMK, and Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party have vehemently opposed the bill in the Lower House. In addition, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) are the opinion that the bill brings a criminal angle to a legislation on civil matters. related news Maharashtra … [Read more...] about Will Triple Talaq Bill pass the Rajya Sabha test?