The Nudge is an text messaging service that sends messages to its community of subscribers, trying to get people off their phones and off on adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was co-founded by the brother and sister team of John and Sarah Peterson. The company raised $US540,000 in “pre-seed” round in July and will be expanding to Seattle in the coming months, after some early success in San Francisco. When asked about starting a company as siblings, John told us: “It’s kind of intense sometimes, to be honest.” Sarah Peterson was working for Apple in Munich, Germany when she found out that her older brother John was starting his own company. That company, called Livday, created daily itineraries for people exploring new cities. The plans told users not only where to hike and which museums to explore, but also where to get a coffee beforehand, and where to grab a post-adventure meal. Sarah was obsessed. She created over 50 Livday … [Read more...] about This brother and sister duo have a growing startup that uses simple text messages to get you off your phone and off on real-life adventures
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Actors Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner, who play husband and wife in Outnumbered, have confirmed they are in a relationship in real life. Fans of the semi-improvised BBC comedy greeted the news with delight, with one saying it "may be the best news I hear all year". Dennis and Skinner, who play Pete and Sue Brockman in the show, both split from their former partners in 2015.Confirming the relationship to the Mail on Sunday outside his London home, Dennis said: "I am very, very happy, we are so very happy… It's nice and yes, it's so lovely."The actors, who are understood to have been dating since last year, chose only to tell their families and a few close friends and colleagues. An unnamed friend who previously spoke to The Sun described it as "the most wonderful love story".Dennis, 56, separated from his second wife, Kate Abbot-Anderson, after 19 years together. The couple have children Freddie, 21, and Meg, 19.Skinner, 52, split from her former husband, TV director Charles … [Read more...] about Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner together in real life
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff June 08, 2018 For a generation of female style entrepreneurs, Kate Spade was more than a fashion icon. The vivacious, witty designer, who committed suicide June 5 at age 55, was the inspiration for pivotal choices that shaped their careers.Now, some are reflecting on the pressures involved in merging personal identity and lifestyle brand — and wondering how to find a better balance. Amanda Mitchell remembers coveting the black nylon bags that her friends carried on the bat mitzvah circuit as a teen. Her boyfriend gave her a Kate Spade bangle when they first started dating, and she donned the designer’s shoes when she married him years later. Advertisement When Mitchell decided to give up her teaching job and open Place & Gather, a housewares boutique in Charlestown, Spade was her role model for … [Read more...] about Mourning Kate Spade, female creatives share struggles with balancing real life and lifestyle brands
Bootstrapping isn't always the path to riches. In fact, it's risky -- and a mixed bag when it comes to success. Anna Johansson Published 12:00 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 Photo: Aluxum | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Aluxum | Getty Images Ready to Bootstrap? Consider These 5 Real-Life Stories. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Entrepreneurs often glorify the idea of bootstrapping -- starting a business without the aid of venture capital or angel investors and using only the profits from the business to invest in that business's growth. If you manage to grow your startup from scratch this way, you can take it as a point of pride that you didn't need anyone else's help. Related: 8 Bulletproof Ways to Bootstrap Your Business And if you're an aspiring entrepreneur in the planning stage, bootstrapping … [Read more...] about Ready to Bootstrap? Consider These 5 Real-Life Stories.
Fans of ABC’s Black-ish had a group meltdown on Twitter the other night during an episode titled, “Blue Valentime,” in which the show’s endearing main characters, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross), confronted a marital split. “Nope….nope….as a child of divorce, I am not about to have Dre and Bow break up our family a week after Cosby is convicted and the same day Kanye is saying slavery was a choice,” tweeted Brittani Jaccaro, aka Binge Watch Bestie. Perhaps fans take the show so personally because they know that Dre and Bow and their brood of five children sprung less from the imagination of show creator Kenya Barris than they did from his actual life. Award-winning writer Barris has six children with his wife of almost 20 years. Like the character Ellis Ross plays, she is a physician who works hard, laughs easily, and doesn’t ever take herself too seriously. She also happens to be smart, loving, opinionated, … [Read more...] about Black-ish’s Real Life ‘Bow’ Tells Her Story, Her Way