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Wellness

Pfizer Says Tweaked COVID-19 Vaccines Boost Omicron Protection – MARIA SANMINIATELLI AND KARL RITTER / AP

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death — especially if people have […]

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Lifestyle

The Bridge Launches New Initiative to Fight Entrepreneurial Gender Gap – Juan Fajardo

That women are under-represented in entrepreneurship, is a truth that most of us have been aware of for some time. Unfortunately, despite the increasing collective consciousness around the issue, data shows that the efforts to end this under-representation have fallen short. As such, The Bridge launched its Bridge Funding Global initiative earlier this month with […]

Crypto Startup Funding Is Still Going Strong, but Where Is the Pre-IPO Deal Flow? – Juan Fajardo

The COVID19pandemic accelerated the adoption of new technologies worldwide, pushing digitalization faster than ever before during that period. When combined with the current bear market, this created an especially complex landscape that left investors and startups struggling to close deals. With establishing true value becoming an increasingly difficult process, many are wondering where is and […]

Andrew Just, Co-Founder at Train Fitness: Train Fitness Experience – Jennifer Johnson

Andrew Just is a technical co-founder with experience building multiple start-ups. He graduated as valedictorian from McGill University and worked at McKinsey & Company for almost 4 years in their AI and digital practice. Andrew leads the front-end development and business growth at Train Fitness. On this episode of The Grit Daily Podcast, Andrew stopped by […]

SumUp Lands $624 Million to Help Businesses Thrive with Payment and Business Tech – Spencer Hulse

Business can be complicated, but SumUp is looking to make it a little easier. The company offers a variety of solutions that help businesses with getting paid, processing orders, and managing money. That includes various types of card readers, point of sale help, business accounts, and invoices. Moreover, its payment and business solutions can all […]

Probiotic Supplements are a Kind of Startup We Can All Get Behind – Brian Wallace

Homemakers, particularly stay-at-home moms, are no stranger to picking up a side business to make some extra cash. All this, while busy with all the work raising children and maintaining a household. These startup businesses can be with a wide variety of products. Common businesses are selling plastic containers, essential oils, bags, cleaning cloths, and […]

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Tech

Michael Saylor, whose company MicroStrategy holds bitcoin now worth ~$2.7B, says bitcoin “is still at an early stage in its development and poorly understood” (Richard Waters/Financial Times) –

Richard Waters / Financial Times:Michael Saylor, whose company MicroStrategy holds bitcoin now worth ~$2.7B, says bitcoin “is still at an early stage in its development and poorly understood”  —  Software entrepreneur has remained calm even as crypto markets crashed  —  What do you do when you head the public company … Read More

Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS – Emma Roth

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates earlier findings from security research group Lookout, which has linked the spyware, dubbed Hermit, […]

Here’s Google’s letter saying employees can relocate to states with abortion rights – Mitchell Clark

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Google’s chief people officer Fiona Cicconi sent a staff-wide email to employees informing them of Google’s response to the ruling. Among other things, the email highlights that Googlers can “apply for relocation without […]

As Apple is expected to announce a headset in January and Meta slows VR investment, a look at opportunities for the VR supply chain and competing headset makers (Ming-Chi Kuo/Medium) –

Ming-Chi Kuo / Medium:As Apple is expected to announce a headset in January and Meta slows VR investment, a look at opportunities for the VR supply chain and competing headset makers  —  (1) One of the keys to the VR industry’s rapid growth in the past 2-3 years is Meta sold VR headsets at a […]

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Finance

I No Longer Stress About Family Finances. Here’s Why

So life is good. Your family has a comfortable income and a manageable lifestyle to go with it. The kids are healthy and busy with fun activities, and though you occasionally complain about the hectic schedule, you really wouldn’t have it any other way right? But what if you tragically lost it all? Stop the […]

Best Budget Smartphones 2022 – michael.archambault@thepennyhoarder.com (Michael Archambault)

Smartphones seem to be getting more and more expensive by the year. Even Apple’s middle-market iPhone 13 comes in at a starting price of $699. That’s not a budget phone. Prospects don’t get better on the Android side either, with the Samsung Galaxy S22 starting at $799. With prices like that, can you even find […]

Move Over ETFs: Direct Indexing Is an Investment Strategy Worth Paying Attention to – Adam Grealish

Recently, direct indexing, a lesser-known investment approach, has started outpacing both ETFs and mutual funds in investor adoption. Direct indexing offers unique benefits that can’t be replicated in a traditional ETF or mutual fund structure, particularly around personalization and tax management. SEE MORE How to Grow Your Wealth Like the Real Estate Moguls Do Given […]

Retirement Comfort: How to Avoid Running Out of Money – Tony Drake, CFP®, Investment Advisor Representative

Nowadays, we’re all living longer, and those life expectancy numbers are only going to rise. With people living up to three or four decades in retirement, it’s crucial you have enough money to enjoy all your retirement days. What do you do if you run out of money? SEE MORE I’m Retired. Should I Pay […]

5 Types of Investment Accounts – Popular Options & How They’re Different – Joshua Rodriguez

There are many types of investment accounts. Some let you invest and withdraw as much as you want, whenever you want. Others come with tax advantages but come with contribution and withdrawal limitations. Learn about the most common types of investment accounts and how they differ. The post 5 Types of Investment Accounts – Popular […]

What Is PayPal? A Guide for Small Businesses – Roberta Pescow

PayPal is a digital payments company founded in 1998. Known for creating the world’s first digital payments platform, PayPal streamlined the way people and businesses send and receive funds with its user-friendly solution. » MORE: PayPal Business review While still best known for its familiar payment platform, PayPal has grown by leaps and bounds since… […]

Want to Buy Polkadot (DOT)? Here’s What to Know – Cara Smith

Polkadot launched in 2020, but its DOT token already has become popular among cryptocurrency investors and proponents. Advocates of Polkadot cite its unique blockchain technology and its co-founders’ tenure in the cryptocurrency space as reasons to invest in the coin. However, Polkadot’s technology is still being developed, and the fact that cryptocurrency hasn’t been widely… […]

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Travel

10 Great Destinations for Luxury Caribbean Vacations – Christina Maggitas

Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. With its glistening beaches, gourmet cuisine, dazzling nightlife, and exhilarating outdoor adventures, it’s easy to understand why vacationing in the Caribbean is so appealing to so many people. Comprised of 26 independent countries and other territories, the region stretches from the southeastern U.S. to the north […]

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