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Finding my authentic self, from the outside looking in

As a child growing up in West Virginia, I have a distinct memory of looking at all of our silverware. Our forks, knives and spoons had the letter “S” engraved on them. I asked my mother why, and she said, “Oh, that’s because that’s our last name.” (My maiden name was Sui.) It was only later in life, after I went to college, that I realized where the S really came from.My parents immigrated from China via Taiwan during the Cultural Revolution. They both came from very modest backgrounds and my fa...
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Psychology Around the Net: May 18, 2019

Could establishing a stronger life purpose help you maintain a healthier lifestyle? Which mental health concern is your state most interested in (and does it apply to you)? What’s the difference between healthy and dangerous narcissism and what’s the best way to deal with a narcissist? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Making Healthier Choices May Take Less Effort for People With Strong Life Purpose: If you struggle to meet fitness goal...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Workplace, Relationships, Friends, Happiness, Teenagers, Harvard University, Employees, Narcissism, University of Pennsylvania, Teen Angst, Psychology Around The Net, Ollie, Life Purpose, Healthy Diet

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropo...
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Pennsylvania Is Helping Pay For The Philadelphia Orchestra’s China Tour. What Do State Taxpayers Get Out Of It?

Basically, as one executive put it, “there are two Philadelphia brands the Chinese respect — the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Philadelphia Orchestra.” Classical music is often used as a conversational warm-up for business discussions in China, not unlike the way sports is used elsewhere, and, as another executive puts it, the orchestra’s tour “serve[s] as a big draw for potential Chinese investors and companies to explore investment opportunities in the Philadelphia area....
Tags: Art, Music, China, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia Orchestra, 05.13.19

Pine Brook appoints Kopilak as CFO

Pine Brook has named Joseph Kopilak as chief financial officer. Kopilak is also chief compliance officer and a partner of the firm. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – May 15, 2019 – Pine Brook, a New York-based investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, announced today that Joseph Kopilak has joined the firm as chief financial officer. He is also the chief compliance officer and a partner of the firm. “Joe brings 25 years of finance and compliance leadersh...
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Indiana leader tapped for LA Pierce College president job

A new president has been selected to lead Los Angeles Pierce College, the sprawling west San Fernando Valley community college campus that has been without a permanent leader for about a year. Alexis S. Montevirgen is expected to be approved as the college’s new leader at the June 5 meeting of the Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees. At 40, he would be among the youngest presidents to lead the 70-plus-year-old, 426-acre Woodland Hills college and its 22,000 students each s...
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For people with strong life purpose, making healthier choices may take less effort

Why do some people easily meet their fitness goals and love eating healthy foods while others struggle to do either? New research from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that people with a stronger sense of life purpose are more likely to respond positively to health messages and experience less activity in brain regions associated with conflict processing when exposed to these messages.
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Top 5 Branding Tips for Entrepreneurs

While the task of branding may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be.  By Pamela Webber For entrepreneurs, building a successful business is not just about coming up with and executing a brilliant idea. It’s also about leveraging branding to help propel your business forward. Successful branding tells customers, prospects and partners who you are, what you’re about, what they can expect, and why they should choose to work with you. With so much at stake, branding can make or break a business. And...
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Gallant Capital hires ex-Presto executive Jamie Kim as head of business development

Gallant Capital hired Jamie Kim as head of business development. Kim joined Gallant from Presto, where she was vice president of corporate development and strategy. Prior to Presto, she worked on the business development team at Platinum Equity. Press Release Gallant Capital (“Gallant”) is pleased to announce that Jamie Kim has joined the firm as Head of Business Development. Jamie is responsible for sourcing and assessing investment opportunities, managing relationships with transaction advisor...
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Gallant taps Kim as business development head

Gallant Capital has named Jamie Kim as head of business development. Previously, she worked at Presto where she was the vice president of corporate development and strategy. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gallant Capital (“Gallant”) is pleased to announce that Jamie Kim has joined the firm as Head of Business Development. Jamie is responsible for sourcing and assessing investment opportunities, managing relationships with transaction advisors and leading the firm’s marketi...
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LawNext Episode 38: EY’s Purchase of Pangea3, with Pangea3’s Joe Borstein and Ed Sohn

A tremor rolled through the legal industry recently when Thomson Reuters announced that it had sold its managed services business, Pangea3, to global Big Four professional services firm Ernst & Young, a sign of Ernst & Young’s increasing expansion into legal services. On the latest episode of LawNext, I speak with two of the leaders of Pangea3, Joe Borstein, global director at Pangea3, and Ed Sohn, vice president of product and partner management there. They provide further details on the deal ...
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Does ’13 Reasons Why’ Increase Suicide Rates?

Conflicting research released last month gave us a very unclear answer about whether simply watching or being exposed to a television show about teen suicide — Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RW) — results in an increase in actual teen suicide in real life. One study found a correlation (not a causal relationship) between the two, while another study found declines in suicidal thoughts and self-harm behaviors. So what’s the real story? 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix television series that explores t...
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Who needs a toothbrush when you have a swarm of tooth-cleaning nanobots?

Imagine being able to clean your teeth with an army of nanorobots. It might sound crazy, but that's exactly what researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are working to develop. The post Who needs a toothbrush when you have a swarm of tooth-cleaning nanobots? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, University of Pennsylvania, Dentistry, Emerging Tech, Nanorobots

Accordion taps Aggarwal as president

Accordion, a private equity financial consulting and technology firm, has named Atul Aggarwal as president. Prior to joining Accordion, Aggarwal was a partner at Bain & Company. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 — Accordion, the private equity financial consulting and technology firm, today announced that it has appointed Atul Aggarwal to the newly established position of President. A 20-year veteran of Bain & Company, Aggarwal will focus on helping the company achieve its ambitious growth ...
Tags: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, People, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge, Leopard, Bain, Accordion, Wharton School, Wharton, New York San Francisco, Bain Company, Atul, Aggarwal

Teen suicide rates spiked immediately after Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why was released, study claims

The suicide rate among US teenage boys rose the month after the release of 13 Reasons Why, a show which focused on an adolescent girl who ended her own life, a new study claims.Researchers examined the number of suicides in children aged 10 to 17-years-old, from January 2013 to December 2017.The show was released in March 2017.In April 2017 the suicide rate was 0.57 per 100,000 people, which was nearly 30 per cent higher than in the preceding five years examined in the study. Additional analysis...
Tags: News, US, Netflix, University of Pennsylvania, Lorna Fraser, Lisa Horowitz, Samaritans ' Media Advisory Service

VC-backed SMS Assist names CEO

Chicago-based SMS Assist, a facilities management technology company, has appointed Marc Shiffman as CEO. SMS Assist’s backers include Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Huizenga Capital Management, Insight Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SMS Assist, a leading facilities management technology company, announced today that Marc Shiffman has been named chief executive officer, effective immediately. With nearly a decade of experience leadi...
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Intervention increases healthy behavior among South African adolescents

Once plagued by malaria and tuberculosis, Sub-Saharan Africa now sees non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease as some of the leading causes of death. To lower the risk of these, citizens must be educated on and motivated to engage in healthy behaviors. University of Pennsylvania researchers developed and tested an intervention with South African youth that increased healthy eating and physical activity among participants for at least 4.5 years.
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Wi-Fi Is Not Actually Bad For Your Health, Scientists Say

Wi-Fi Is Not Actually Bad For Your Health, Scientists Say Wi-Fi’s ubiquity in modern society has prompted a reactionary response among an increasingly vocal minority who claim Wi-Fi signals are hazardous to their health, a condition they call “electromagnetic hypersensitivity.” Suc...
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Trailblazing Sylvia Rhone Named Epic Records CEO, Chairman

Sony Music Entertainment has promoted label veteran Sylvia Rhone to Chairman and CEO of Epic Records. In her new role, Rhone will lead the creative direction and management of Epic, and report to Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. “Sylvia is a trailblazing and iconic executive who has played a critical leadership role in driving Epic’s recent artist development success. Her wealth of experience and passionate support of artistic vision will help us further grow the reach of Ep...
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How Social Media Seriously Harms Your Mental Health

Social media forms a major part in the lives of millions of people all over the world. It has become a platform that connects the whole world and we attribute many other wonderful benefits to it. However, despite all its advantages, social media still has ways of harming our mental health. Various studies have shown social media to be a leading cause of depression and all sorts of emotional trauma all over the world, among other negative effects. We’ll be discussing some of the reasons why socia...
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Brain regions linked to memory and emotion help humans navigate smell

Using varying combinations of banana and pine scents, University of Pennsylvania professor Jay Gottfried discovered that three key brain regions help humans navigate from one odor to the next. The work points to the existence of a grid-like hexagonal architecture in the olfactory brain, similar to mapping configurations previously found to support spatial navigation in animals.
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Bio Roundup: Nationwide’s Rise, a Surgeon’s Quest, CRISPR USA & More

Persistence and perseverance were the themes of two of our top stories this week.First there’s the story of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Columbus, Ohio, hospital chose to invest in gene therapy when the field was in its darkest days. After some ups and downs, the team it put in place helped advance some of the most promising gene therapies currently in human testing—and put Nationwide in the national spotlight as one of those treatments nears FDA approval.Then there’s Suzanne Ildstad. A ...
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Yale scientists restore brain function to 32 clinically dead pigs

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours. They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the brain, potentially developing new treatments for debilitating diseases and disorders. The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death. None The image of an undead brain coming back to live again is the stuff of science fiction. Not just any science fiction, spec...
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Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million

Investors have forked over $33 million in a new round of funding for Redox, hoping that the company can execute on its bid to serve as the link between healthcare providers and the technology companies bringing new digital services to market. The financing comes just two months after Redox sealed a deal with Microsoft to act as the integration partner connecting Microsoft’s Teams product to electronic health records through the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard. Redox sits...
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How superstitions spread

Superstitious beliefs may seem irrational, but they can nevertheless catch on in a society. Using an evolutionary approach to studying the emergence of coordinated behaviors, University of Pennsylvania biologists showed how a jumble of individual beliefs, including superstitions, can coalesce into an accepted social norm.
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Two US Patients Treated With CRISPR Gene Editing

The University of Pennsylvania confirmed for the first time that two US patients had been treated using CRISPR gene editing. Several other human trials of CRISPR are starting or are set to start in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Goyal joins Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group said April 16 that Pooja Goyal is joining the firm as partner and head of its renewable and sustainable energy team. Goyal was most recently head of the alternative energy investing group at Goldman Sachs. PRESS RELEASE The Carlyle Group Names Pooja Goyal Head of Expanded Renewable Energy Team Renewable and Sustainable Energy Investment Strategy Further Enhances Carlyle’s Global Energy Platform New York, NY – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced today tha...
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How We Can Fight Prejudice Against Muslims

During the terrorist attacks on September 11th, I was a middle school student in a suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia. I recall my teacher breaking down and crying, and lots of students going home early, even though I stayed through the school day. What I remember most from the days that followed was the outpouring of support from friends and the community, most of which was not Muslim like my family was. I remember my father telling me about a friend of his, a Southern man, assuring him that if a...
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ScoutBio raises $20 mln

ScoutBio said April 10 that it raised $20 million in Series B financing co-led by Digitalis Ventures’ Companion Fund and RiverVest Venture Partners. GreenSpring Associates as well as existing investors Frazier Healthcare Partners, Adage Capital Management and Correlation Ventures participated in the round. ScoutBio is a biotech focused on pet medicine that aims to deliver a pipeline of one-time therapeutics for major chronic pet health conditions. PRESS RELEASE Scout Bio Announces $20 Million Fi...
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