advertisement advertisement In 2005 Emily May heard a horrifying story of a woman who’d been sexually harassed in a subway, she was outraged and fed up with the unreported and under-discussed epidemic of street harassment, so she decided to do something about it. So she started Hollaback!–an organization that allows people to visually or textually share their experience of street harassment online. Today over 2,500 people have uploaded their stories to Hollaback! from around the world, and Emily, 29, now serves as the Executive Director. The service has launched iPhone and Droid apps, too. Emily talked to Fast Company about the growth of Hollaback!, the difficulties of trying to create major change in our culture, and what it’s like to be on a power list with Nancy Pelosi and Rachel Maddow. What’s your big idea? Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology, media advocacy, and policy. By collecting women and … [Read more...] about Change Generation: Emily May, Executive Director, Hollaback!
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A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire attempted suicide after his fixation to popular online game Fortnite turned him into a debt-ridden drug addict.According to a report in The Daily Mirror, Carl Thompson, who spent most of his time playing the first person shooter title by Epic Games, said that he hardly ate or slept and was “miserable and unable to function”.When he realised that there was no way to "escape", Carl attempted suicide by jumping from his third-floor bedroom window. Luckily for him, his father came in time and pulled him to safety.Close The teenager, who is undergoing treatment to deal with the addiction, now wants to deter others from making the same mistakes. related news Lankan President-elect Gotabaya's ties with India will depend on his approach towards Pakistan: Report Nepal PM says Kalapani area belongs to them, tells India to withdraw immediately: Report Significant distress in China could spill over to US and global markets: Federal Reserve … [Read more...] about Popular game Fortnite spirals teen into debt and drug addiction, attempts suicide
When I was growing up, I never thought about the odds stacked against my success, only about fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer like my father. Growing up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, I was insulated from the larger world, and although I’d heard of reports of racism in the neighboring border towns, I hadn’t personally experienced it. Since everyone in my community was Navajo, I was never treated differently for my background, and the close-knit community instilled in me a strong sense of unity and kinship. advertisement advertisement After graduating from high school and completing my first year at the local tribal college, I realized that I’d need to look beyond the reservation in order to continue pursuing my career. I decided to move to a bordering town and continue my education at a local community college, eventually attending a state university. At the same time, I experienced a significant life change. I became a young single mother … [Read more...] about Practical advice if you’ve ever been called a ‘diversity hire’
It’s a pristine summer afternoon in New York City, and I’m watching a woman in white climb into a giant cupcake. advertisement advertisement It’s the most exciting thing going down in the Webster Hall press room at BuzzFeed’s Internet Live event, which BuzzFeed is promoting as a variety show that brings the best of the internet to the stage. It’s serving memes, and social media stars, and viral moments that stopped being viral a long time ago, and presenting it all as “talent” with just the taste buds of their tongues in cheek. It’s invite-only, and from the low murmurs I catch wind of, most of the invitees are BuzzFeed employees. The public will get to see an edited version of the event online on August 4. It’s not even streaming anywhere. After tonight, there will really be nothing live about it. The woman in white stands up, lifting what I now realize is a puffy costume over her head, and is resurrected as a cupcake … [Read more...] about I went to BuzzFeed’s first-ever live event. Here were the highs—and many, many lows
Jamie Kern Lima cofounded It Cosmetics in 2008 with her husband, Paulo Lima, hoping to create products that would address skin concerns such as rosacea. Eight years later she sold her makeup line to L’Oréal for $1.2 billion and stayed on as CEO, becoming the first female to hold that role in the beauty giant’s history. advertisement Here, Lima shares her tips and tools for getting the most out of every day. What’s your On Switch? I get up by 5 a.m. every day. I have a morning routine with meditation and prayer, a gratitude journal, a morning coffee, one hour of exercise, and then a smoothie. I get it all in before 7 a.m. when I then switch gears to being mom and CEO. What’s your Off Switch? I stop looking at screens one hour before bed. It’s so tough to make this a habit, but once I did, it was a game-changer. I feel so much more present and get better sleep. What are five books on your nightstand? The Path Made Clear: Discovering … [Read more...] about It Cosmetics CEO Jamie Kern Lima has a must-read book recommendation for every woman