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16 June 2021
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: Almost half of LGB professionals experience discrimination at work — and it’s even worse for people of color

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10/06/2021 - 20:40

Black LGB professionals ‘experience the most intense discrimination based on their sexual orientation,’ a new report says.


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  2. In the office full-time? No thanks, say 86 per cent of tech professionals (02/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  14. : The Supreme Court is set to take up abortion this year — here’s why there’s so much at stake for people of color (08/06/2021 - Market Watch)
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  29. Just wanted to add to the calm and say: We are all struggling right now, but it’ll come back. It always does :) (25/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  31. What industry do you work in and how does that influence your investment choices? (29/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  32. My Biased Opinion On The Shroom Boom (Have used extensively) - I think it’s not the medical breakthrough they’re hoping for. (23/04/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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Especially if you have inner demons (which most of us have and just tend to forget about selectively) they can show up in your trip. If you are ready to be honest with yourself and get to know your own flaws and understand the mistakes you’re making in life to improve as a person and you’re willing to have extremely uncomfortable or even terrifying experiences to get there, you’ll do great with them as long as you can handle a bad trip. In my own experience it’s the bad trips that have actually been my greatest teachers. But I handle them by letting myself go and letting the bad feelings and fears take over while I observe myself from an altered perspective and just accept the feelings and images and basically sometimes everything ceases to exist and all I see is this strange focus on aspects of myself I’ve been ignoring and I experience feelings I’ve been repressing in their full uncomfortable glory. I see myself not as the way I like to imagine myself but as the way I actually am from an objective perspective outside of the one shared by society. It’s like being really far away and can be a jarring experience to say the least. But that’s where growth and healing happen. However if you have strong psychopathic or narcissistic tendencies they won’t really do much for you and especially if you’re very narcissistic they will start trying to show you the way but you will just recoil from the deeper truths about life and become even more narcissistic or psychopathic in an effort to escape the discomfort your ego seeks to avoid. Anyone high in ego and who lives in fear is not a suitable candidate for psychedelics. In my own experience just having a daily meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Just taking the time to sit still for anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes a day and observing without interacting will teach you more about yourself than any psychologist ever could in 1000 years. But there are some conditions where I have seen mushrooms be extremely harmful to individuals psychologically. PTSD - If you have PTSD and you’ve been dealing with it by distracting yourself and ignoring it or by using other substances to numb it like opioids, alcohol etc then mushrooms can temporarily make your condition a million times worse because you won’t be able to escape the flashbacks and the trauma by just focusing on something else. Tripping on mushrooms could trigger intense flashbacks and make it impossible to make them stop. Bipolar or any other severe mood disorder - the mood swings and changes can be intensified while on psychedelics so if you’re prone to anger or acting out or if you’re prone to severe depression...all that stuff can be amplified so all the bad feelings from the mood swings in whichever direction will swing much harder. Anxiety disorders - if you have a panic attack while tripping it’s going to be the worst panic attack that you’ve ever had. Dissociative disorders - if you’re at all prone to dissociating during and even for months after tripping the dissociation can be worse. To the point where you cross the street without looking because you’ve forgotten where you are and you are so lost in your head that you don’t realize you’re still walking. Psychosis/schizophrenia - needless to say if you’re already tripping 24/7 in your own head you really don’t want to add any more fuel to the fire. Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to scare anyone out of trying anything here. From my own experience, plus having had some of the mental health issues I’ve listed, if you work on being able to relax the grip your ego has on you and you work towards being able to just experience the moment, you’re tripping with people who love you and you’re in a good setting and feel safe, they can be amazing. But the trip in and of itself doesn’t do the work for you. When you trip, you’re just getting fucked up. Your brain works differently so that your consciousness shifts and experiences yourself in different ways. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. The trip doesn’t do the work though. It’s how you process the experience during and after that makes the difference. It’s what you take from it and figure out that becomes the teacher. For example you could have a trip where you keep getting anxious about small things and then be relieved when it goes back to normal and learn nothing. Or you could have a trip where you keep getting anxious about small things, see yourself getting anxious and realize that you are suffering needlessly. Realize that the anxious reactions are a problem that you need to tackle. Then over the following week you can keep examining yourself and maybe realize that the root of the problem is that you’ve been pushing yourself in ways that go against your values and that certain situations (most of the time it’s your job or bad friends or toxic family members) are causing you stress and that the perceived benefit of some things you’re doing isn’t worth the stress. So you then work to change your life over a two year long period and come out on the other end with a better group of friends, a new job where your boss respects you and you’re no longer obsessing about small things because that turned out to just be your way of ignoring the big picture which was really what was causing the stress. The point is at the end of the day you do the work and the psychedelics are just a small tool along the way. If you have self improvement goals they can give you a fresh perspective on exactly how to achieve those goals and show you where the problems are when you usually delude yourself into not seeing it. You do the work. The psychedelics are just a tool. If you know how to approach them and you are capable of letting go into the experience and learning from it, they can be an awesome tool. If you just give someone who’s having mental problems a shit ton of mushrooms and they freak out or aren’t ready for the experience, and you aren’t capable of helping them integrate the insights into their lives, you aren’t going to be helping anyone. Worse, when money is involved, you will be motivated to keep damaging people this way because you’ve invested so much in it from a business perspective that it’s too late to turn around. I’d strongly suggest just meditating instead. If meditating ever causes anything you can’t handle you can just take a break and get back to it later when you’re ready. If psychedelics cause something you cannot handle, you’re stuck with it for hours. That can be a good thing if you know how to work with it. But most people don’t. I think the shroom boom is like the old MDMA therapy they used to do. They figured MDMA would help the patient open up and they didn’t think about the whole picture. MDMA therapy is no longer a thing for the same reasons as what I listed above. Mushrooms aren’t going to be a thing much longer either. Yeah, there is micro-dosing which I know has helped some but that comes with the same caveats as the rest of the above. I really don’t see there being a long lasting medical psychedelic practice though. However, if mushrooms ever get approved and legalized for recreational use, I’m all in ;)   submitted by   /u/TheSqueezeHasSquozen [link]   [comments]
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  44. Looking for Partners for Startup of Investment Adviser Firm (12/04/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    Hello, Friends. I am from an investment firm in Toronto, Canada. I intend to start an Investment Adviser (IA) firm in New York State. The core business is to provide services for Investment Adviser Representatives (IAR, who passed the Series 65). I am looking for partners to develop business, please see the below details: - I prefer partners who live in New York State – as I live in Toronto Canada, New York State is close to me. - You shall pass Series 65 or Series 7 (both passed, great!). - It’s a great asset if you have experience in an IA firm; compliance/legal work is the best asset. - This will be part-time work (no need to go to the office), both you and I have to do lots of work in the evening and weekend. Once the business runs well, full-time work may be necessary. - I will provide a startup fund for the firm; you do not need to invest money. - I have operated businesses for more than 20 years, I am good at business strategy, marketing, and management. You shall bring knowledge and experience of the U.S. security industry. - This is a long-term business, not a one-shot business. If you are interested in my proposal, pls send me a message.   submitted by   /u/zwu2010 [link]   [comments]
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  45. Zedge will double growth this year: CEO Jonathan Reich (24/05/2021 - AlphaStreet)
    AlphaStreet: Operating systems are becoming more and more personalized these days. Last week, Google announced many new changes to Android, including custom color settings for a more personalized feel. With Operating Systems quickly ramping efforts, do you think it is eating into the market for personalization apps like Zedge, at least to some extent? Jonathan Reich: We expect to benefit as operating systems continue to go down the path of making personalization a core part of the user experience. It is then that customers will say, “Oh, well, I can choose the color scheme that I’d like. But I’d also want to secure content that aligns with that color scheme.” Take a look at what Apple has done in terms of personalized widgets and icons. Availing that level of personalization is something that benefits our vertical generally and our business specifically. We also continue to support initiatives that reinforce that personalization is a value-add for consumers that will make their overall user experience a better one. AlphaStreet: A majority of your users are from Android, and in the past, you have said that Apple shows ‘monopolistic behavior’. Do you think Android still offers better prospects for Zedge as compared to iOS? Or are you looking into penetrating more into iOS users?   Jonathan Reich: Mobile phone customization is core to the Android operating system and is a very intimate part of the user experience. By contrast, Apple has not yet embraced the personalization vertical and the user experience is inferior when compared to Android. So, there is no doubt that Android continues to be a major and overwhelming part – around 90% – of our user base. We saw a little bit of a door crack opening in terms of Apple with the rollout of widgets and icons and we hope that over time, Apple will begin to open up the space for growth in this vertical. And if and when they do make personalization more easily accessible, we think that we are very well positioned to benefit from that and grow our customer base, and our business overall. AlphaStreet: Can you tell us what percentage of your users actually upgrade to premium content? Jonathan Reich: We haven’t shared that number with investors. One of the things that I do want to underscore is that, as indicated in previous earnings calls, we launched our premium marketplace. In 2020, we spent the better part of the year focused on overhauling our content management system. There is a very specific reason why we undertook this initiative and that was to help us in terms of expanding the relevance of our premium marketplace. Now that we’ve completed the CMS work, some of the initiatives that we think will help include things like personalized recommendations, where we can commingle both premium content and user-generated content, aligning it with particular interests of users. There is no question that we are investing in expanding our premium marketplace. I think that we will see the fruits of our labor over the course of the next 12 to 24 months. AlphaStreet: It’s been almost half a year since the launch of Shortz. Can you tell us a bit about the response to the product and its revenue potential? Jonathan Reich: Shortz is in beta and we are excited about where we can go with the product. I think that a lot of our focus has really been on building the core functionality and infrastructure to see how users engage with the content. More material developments over the last couple of months have been, number one, rolling out an ad-supported version of Shortz. The intention here is to get more users engaging with that content, without them having to subscribe immediately. Number two is beginning to test high-quality podcasts of this content. And we’re going to see how this continues to evolve over the course of the year. Based on what we see, we continue the development process accordingly. AlphaStreet: Is there anything that you can share about the revenue potential of this specific product? Jonathan Reich: We are not there yet in terms of projections. I’m sure that you guys are aware that there has been activity by our competitors on the M&A side including Radish acquisition by Kakao in Korea. So, there is no question about there being an appetite for this type of content. And our focus is on really trying to find the right path to unlock that prospective customer base and bring value to them while driving engagement and revenue. AlphaStreet: Going forward, do you see the need to enter new verticals to keep the growth trajectory steady in the future? Jonathan Reich: Well, if you take a look at Shortz, that would be a new vertical for us. What we have said publicly is that we’ve got a pipeline of potential opportunities, both within our organic flagship app, and separate from it too. So, whenever we identify an opportunity, we align it with resource investments, and we would pursue new opportunities accordingly. AlphaStreet: How has the COVID-induced lockdown affected business? Jonathan Reich: That’s a complicated question. On the downside, part of our business relates to the sale of new phone handsets. With retail locations being closed or severely restricted, global handset sales have fallen materially year over year. Having said that, on the upside, more screen time with people sheltering in one place and working from their homes have no doubt benefited us. Although I would like to underscore that we’ve made a lot of progress over the course of the previous year, which we feel is fundamental. And as the world begins to return hopefully to a normal state where people can get around and maybe there’s not as much screen time, we still feel that we will have some insulation based upon fundamentals that we’ve invested in improving our app user experience. AlphaStreet: Is there anything else you would like to add? Jonathan Reich: Looking back to where we were around 18 months ago, we are now in a much better place financially. We announced last quarter that we had around $14 million cash on our balance sheet and no debt. Revenue at the end of Q2 2021 was $9.1 million, compared to annual revenue of $9.4 million for fiscal 2020. So, almost double the growth. We are excited by being in a position where we are self-sustaining, and that we’re able to invest in growing the business, and even look at potential M&A opportunities that we think can be valuable to our continued journey. ______ The post Zedge will double growth this year: CEO Jonathan Reich first appeared on AlphaStreet.
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  46. Innovations redefining PC experience in the new normal (27/03/2021 - Financial Express)
    Orientation in display technology is the new key for a seamless transition from work to play.
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  47. Are social media people that give investing advice the today's world equivalent of shoeshine boys giving stock tips ? (12/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    “If shoe shine boys are giving stock tips, then it's time to get out of the market.” Social media is full of people giving advice on crypto, stocks, investing like they are professionals and talk like they are 100% sure on what they are doing, even though most of them didn't even knew about this things 1 year ago. My friends are asking me for advice after they saw how much stocks and crypto got up. When I told them that I am investing in them because could be a good opportunity due to prices falling because of covid they didn't think about it, only after they saw the results they were interested. What do you think? Are we in a bubble because of all this people wanting to get rich quick and the people watching them getting FOMO and investing too ?   submitted by   /u/Tzyky [link]   [comments]
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  48. AMC Stock Holders - Pitch for AMC Subscription Service - Cable and Streaming - Your Thoughts. (06/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    As we the investors and are now owning 80% of the shares, I wanted to toss an idea out to the group. I think that the Big Ten Network or HBO, serves as a great example of how AMC could create a market that requires cables services that gives people a theater experience at home and could really bring a great experience to streaming services. So here is my idea. I am a game dev, so I would like people closer to this industry to take hold of the idea, and drill into how good or bad the idea is and take control of it and see if a pitch could be taken up for review. We could form a team to present and bring it up in a share holders meeting. (Be actual adults who hold shares, be apart of the process to fix the company) So here is the service. What do you watch on the service? I think we follow the same setup standard TV channels follow with a pattern style of movies at exactly known hours. So people are never surprised about what movies will be on and what time. M-F you know exactly what genre of movies come on around what time. TBD what those are by research. During the morning it could be cartoons and then as the mid-day pushes in more old time classics and then I feel every night at 9pm having the prime-time movie. Before each prime-time movie you have exactly what you have at a movie theater. Previews of what is coming out at the movies and on our channel on release dates. I also did like at Almo draft house they had themes of previews or movie skits before the movie based on the movie that was going to be watched. So for example before It they showed a bunch of really scary clown, old movie clips and cartoons and it was really cool to have this before the show. Could do this before Prime-time, to really give it the attention it deserves. Weekend Prime-time moves get more focus and but release movies, the ones that get released the same day as movies in the theaters, get a big half hour of just really pump'd up time before the movie just like in the theaters. With previews and these little skits. This is a paid service with cable providers and online streaming services. There is an App, their could be a few channels, AMC Western, AMC Prime and AMC Sci-Fi etc . The idea is to make it a premier channel like HBO. Anyway, just an idea, wanted to float it and I am sure someone else has thought about it. But wanted to spin it and see if someone inside that industry could take a hold of the idea and see why this legally or functionally would or wouldnt work. If it could not how could we actually help the company bring more money in? Lets help find solutions, not just sit on the stocks. Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Just wanted to give some help if I was able.   submitted by   /u/osupeanuts [link]   [comments]
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  49. Democracy in America (09/06/2021 - Financial Express)
    The first objective of the changes to the electoral process, which has elements of racism and class discrimination, is to make it difficult for certain types of voters to exercise their franchise. The second is to undermine the independence of state-level election officials
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