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Forbes 30 Under 30 Interview Series
EBOOKS

Forbes 30 Under 30 Interview Series

We interviewed some of the Forbes 30 under 30 who are building the most sought-after businesses in Media, Marketing, SaaS, and Finance. These conversations are a goldmine of resources and trends that will shape B2B and B2C businesses in the coming years. So if you’re seeking an unfair advantage, look no further. Scroll down to see more keyboard_arrow_down Trevor Sookraj Trevor Sookraj is the Founder of  Divisional - a marketer-first agency that addresses the problem of loss of equity for early stage startups when hiring an in-house marketer by providing them a full growth team of Divisional employees at a fraction of the conventional cost. His outsourcing approach has helped numerous Seed and Series-A B2B SaaS startups, with revenue growing 240% this year to $...
Under Funding Model Meant To Boost Performance, Racial Gaps In College Graduation Widened
EDUCATION

Under Funding Model Meant To Boost Performance, Racial Gaps In College Graduation Widened

Performance-based funding – a policy in which states fund public colleges based on certain student outcomes, such as how many students graduate – hasn’t benefited all students equally in Tennessee and Ohio. That’s according to a study in which we analyze U.S. Department of Education data on public colleges and universities in these states between 2004-2015. We compared institutions in Ohio and Tennessee to institutions in states that did not have performance-based funding policies during the same time frame. In some cases, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Alaska Native students did in fact earn more certificates as well as associate and bachelor’s degrees. However, the gap between them and white and Asian students grew even wider for bachelor’s degrees in Ohio and for certificates in ...
“Radio” One Of The Most Under-Rated And Under-Appreciated Films In Movie History
MOVIES

“Radio” One Of The Most Under-Rated And Under-Appreciated Films In Movie History

Radio - 4 Stars (Excellent) "Radio"-the true story of high school football coach Harold Jones and a mentally-challenged young man named James Robert "Radio" Kennedy-might well be one of the most under-rated and under-appreciated movies in film history. James Kennedy was nicknamed "Radio" by the townspeople of Anderson, South Carolina because he was always listening to discarded radios. As a youth he would push or ride a grocery cart down the street, talking to no one. It was 1976 and Radio did not attend school because he was mentally challenged, and an easy target for kids more fortunate. After some football players on coach Harold Jones' T. L. Hanna High School team harass, intimidate and scare the living daylights out of Radio (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jones befriends and prot...
What’s Lurking Under Your Fingernails?
HEALTH & WELLNESS

What’s Lurking Under Your Fingernails?

In the spring of 1997, I spent a wonderful day with Dr Omar Amin in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Amin is one of the most respected and sought-after parasitologists in the world and runs the Parasitology Center Inc in Scottsdale, Arizona. He gave me a copy of his paper 'Understanding Parasites' in which there was a sentence that has always stuck in my mind: "A recent inspection of an expensive restaurant in Los Angeles showed that 100% of all employees (not just servers) had fecal matter under their nails". Fecal matter and disease (particularly parasites) generally go together. With our cities offering cuisine from increasingly exotic regions of the world, this carries a higher incidence of parasite-borne diseases, especially if these regional foods are undercooked or even raw: Dutch herring,...
Under New Surveillance Laws Facebook Or Twitter Posts Can Now Be Quietly Modified By The Government
SOCIAL MEDIA, VIDEO REELS

Under New Surveillance Laws Facebook Or Twitter Posts Can Now Be Quietly Modified By The Government

James Jin Kang, Edith Cowan University and Jumana Abu-Khalaf, Edith Cowan University A new law gives Australian police unprecedented powers for online surveillance, data interception and altering data. These powers, outlined in the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill, raise concerns over potential misuse, privacy and security. The bill updates the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. In essence, it allows law-enforcement agencies or authorities (such as the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) to modify, add, copy or delete data when investigating serious online crimes. The Human Rights Law Centre says the bill has insufficient safeguards for free speech and press fre...
In Official Statistics Police Killings Of Civilians In The US Have Been Under-Counted By More Than Half
IN OTHER NEWS

In Official Statistics Police Killings Of Civilians In The US Have Been Under-Counted By More Than Half

Moshen Naghavi, University of Washington; Eve Wool, University of Washington, and Fablina Sharara, University of Washington The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The number of people killed by police officers in the U.S. has been massively under-reported in official statistics over the past four decades, with an additional 17,000 deaths over that period, according to our new research. Our study, which was published on Oct. 2, 2021, in The Lancet, compared statistics from the National Vital Statistics System, a federal database that looks at death certificates, with data from three nongovernmental organizations that more accurately track police violence: Mapping Police Violence, Fatal Encounters, and The Counted. We found more than 30,000 deaths...
Highway Departments Find Bats Roosting Under Bridges With The Help Of Artificial Intelligence
TECHNOLOGY, VIDEO REELS

Highway Departments Find Bats Roosting Under Bridges With The Help Of Artificial Intelligence

Tianshu Li, University of Virginia The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Photographs and computer vision techniques using artificial intelligence are able to detect the presence of bats on bridges automatically with over 90% accuracy, according to our new study. More than 40 species of bats are found in the U.S., and many of them are endangered or threatened. Bats often nest by the hundreds or thousands underneath bridges, so transportation departments are required to survey for them before conducting repair or replacement projects. I conducted the recently published study with colleagues at the University of Virginia’s MOB Lab in collaboration with the Virginia Transportation Research Council. Bridge surveys are important for protecting threa...
People Under Conservator-Ship Aren’t Free To Marry Who They Want – Even Britney Spears
CELEBRITY NEWS, Journalism

People Under Conservator-Ship Aren’t Free To Marry Who They Want – Even Britney Spears

Disability and marriage have an especially fraught relationship in American history. Sara Luterman Originally published by The 19th On Sunday, Britney Spears announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari. Spears’ Instagram account appears to be on hiatus, but a defiant announcement remains on Asghari’s account – a photo of Spears and Asghari kissing, their faces hidden behind Spears’ outstretched, adorned ring finger. While it might look like an ordinary celebrity announcement, it’s actually much more. Spears is claiming a right stripped of her under her conservator-ship: the right to marry. Conservator-ship is a legal arrangement in which someone, usually a family member, is appointed by a judge to manage the finances or daily life of another person due to incapac...
The Affordable Care Act Is Under Attack And May Cost You Free Preventive Health Care
POLITICS

The Affordable Care Act Is Under Attack And May Cost You Free Preventive Health Care

Paul Shafer, Boston University and Alex Hoagland, Boston University Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court left the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place following its third major legal challenge in June 2021. This decision left widely supported policies in place, like ensuring coverage regardless of preexisting conditions, coverage for dependents up to age 26 on their parents’ plan and removal of annual and lifetime benefit limits. But the hits keep coming. One of the most popular benefits offered by the ACA, free preventive care through many employer-based and marketplace insurance plans, is under attack by another legal domino, Kelley v. Becerra. As University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley sees it, “this time, the law’s opponents stand a good chance o...
Newly Enacted State Laws Don’t All Hold Up Under Closer Review Of Claims Of Voter Suppression
POLITICS

Newly Enacted State Laws Don’t All Hold Up Under Closer Review Of Claims Of Voter Suppression

Derek T. Muller, University of Iowa As states across the U.S. enact new laws relating to elections, there have been efforts to capture, in aggregate, the effects of those laws. Reports, found in both journalism and advocacy group statements, that new election laws will “restrict” voting or have an “anti-voter” effect misrepresent what many of the laws will do. On July 14, 2021, a story in The Washington Post described what it called “voting restrictions,” citing figures from a website called the “Voting Rights Lab,” and noted that “17 states had enacted 32 laws with provisions that tighten rules for voting and election administration.” The Voting Rights Lab describes itself as working to “build winning state legislative campaigns that secure, protect, and defend the voting rights of all ...