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How Harpers revolutionized the salon industry.

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A lot of companies define innovation as coming up with brand new products or services. However, the business model that accompanies the product can be just as important to its success. In the 19th century, Harper revolutionized the salon industry by understanding what customers valued and applying a business model not seen in that sector before.

A successful business is comprised of two main factors: how you are creating value for your customer and the kind of business model you use. …


Is crypto mining dead?

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The latest bull run has everyone very excited and optimistic about cryptocurrencies (myself included). However, I never gave much thought to mining crypto until the other day. To me, crypto mining was reserved to Enigma — a massive facility in Iceland dedicated to mining bitcoin.

I changed my mind about crypto mining after watching one of Biaheza’s videos entitled “I Tried Mining Bitcoin For a Week”. In the video, Biaheza interviews his friend Richard who mines cryptocurrency. Richard explains that the biggest barrier to mining is the cost of the rig ($15,000). However, with the rig in hand, you can…


Reframe your labels and take charge of your life.

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Throughout our lives, people attach labels to us, and those labels reflect and affect how others think about our identities as well as how we think about ourselves. The limiting beliefs surrounding labels mean that they have received a negative connotation in recent years. People don’t want to be defined by their labels and have vehemently rejected them.

We are more than letters put together to make up a comprehensible label.

Some people see labels as restricting your potential by keeping you confined to your label. This makes them self-prophetic: if you believe you’re useless, your actions and thoughts will…


It’s simple maths really.

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One unnerving aspect of getting older is that life seems to speed up. Feeling that whoosh as time rushes past can be disheartening and may leave you wondering how to slow down time.

In a conversation with my friend about this topic, they made an off-hand comment that this was simple maths:

Let’s say you are 10 years old, one year represents 10% of your life (1/10).

If you’re 60 years old, one year is less than 2% of your life (1/60).

If the length of a period of time is judged in proportion to the time we have already…


Let fear and pain motivate you.

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There are plenty of cinematographic characters that have started from nothing and built their life up to something worthwhile. Bruce Wayne is different. He was born into wealth and could have stayed in it even after his parent’s death. However, he chose to take a hard path, process his dark emotions and defined what values he was going to stand for.

Here are five lessons you can learn from batman:

1. Identify your fears

Fear was a big part of Bruce’s journey. As a young child, he was deeply afraid of bats as a result of an incident where he fell down a well…


And how he made his millions.

https://www.5280.com/2020/04/kimbal-musk-has-seen-a-lot-but-never-anything-like-covid-19/

Elon Musk isn’t the only successful one in his family.

His sister, Tosca Musk, has a net worth of $170 million. She currently works as a filmmaker in South Africa.

Elon’s younger brother Kimbal Musk looks like a handsome, stylish version of the character Woody from Toy Story and sits on the board of Tesla and SpaceX. It was alongside Kimbal that Elon started his first business: Zip2.

Zip2 Corporation was an online city guide that provided content for the new online versions of the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune newspapers. The company was sold in 1999 to…


7 Plants You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps.

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The pandemic has turned me into a plant mum. I love watching my plants thrive and brighten my little flat in London. In my obsession to acquire more and more plants, I began exploring turning my kitchen scraps into beautiful plants. Here are my top picks:

1. Pineapple


Balance Ton Quoi.

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“Balance ton quoi” is a reference to the #metoo campaign in France.

Back in 2018 women in France were tweeting about the sexual assaults they were receiving from men on a regular basis at work or down the streets. The initial thread was called “Balance ton porc”. This slang expression translates to “denounce your agressor”, where the aggressor is being referred to as a “swine” or pig.

The Belgian artist, Angèle, didn’t want to use the word “porc” in her song and wanted something more general. She finally settled on “balance ton quoi” which could be translated as “denounce your…


Stop glamorising women only to tear them down.

https://time.com/5948940/demi-lovato-dancing-with-the-devil-review/

It’s been feeling like a trend recently. Tearing down previously powerful, sexy and amazing women. Last week it was Britney Spears and her conservatorship, this week it’s Demi Lovato. As a society we love to build up women, only to tear them down.

I’ve learned that being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they’re going to tear you down. -Megan Fox

Demi Lovato released her three-part documentary called “Dancing with the Devil” on YouTube this week. She describes how following her eating disorder and…

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