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Abortion in America: An Interview with Dr. Diana Foster, Director of the Turnaway Study

By: Joseph Lyttleton

Reading Time: 9 minutes As legal battles over abortion in the United States continue to be waged on both the state and federal level, researchers are addressing a seemingly more straightforward question: Is abortion safe? The opposing sides of the abortion divide often debate this question from an ideological point of view, but considerable research has been conducted regarding this matter.

Go beyond the headlines…

– What is The Turnaway Study?
– What were the results of the study?
– Who is Dr. Diana Foster?
– What were the main surprises from the findings of the study?

Abortion in America: The legal history

By: Joseph Lyttleton

Reading Time: 9 minutes Over four decades after a landmark Supreme Court case legalized abortion in the United States, the controversial topic is likely to be a central issue in the 2020 presidential election. This hotly contested issue is partially at the core of a major political divide in the US

With multiple states passing restrictions on abortions and one case heading for the Supreme Court, many are wondering if Roe v. Wade could be overturned, and what that would mean for legal abortion in the country.

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– What is the The Roe v. Wade case?
– How does the public in the US view abortion?
– What is the Trump Administration’s stance on abortion?
– What legal case is the Supreme Court set to hear this year that some believe could overturn the original Roe v. Wade ruling?

The Democrats held their final debate before the primaries begin – everything you should know about their health care views

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes On Tuesday, six of the 12 remaining United States Democratic candidates for president met on a debate. This was the seventh debate for the Democrats of this election season and the last before the first primary, which will occur in Iowa Feb. 3.

Of the six candidates who qualified to appear on the debate stage, four are considered among the likely candidates to earn the party’s nomination.

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– Who are the six candidates who qualified for the debate?
– Why didn’t Michael Bloomberg make an appearance?

U.S. President Donald Trump impeached in historic vote

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 2 minutes Donald J. Trump has become only the third U.S. president to be impeached.

The impeachment vote came on Wednesday after a two month investigation by House Democrats. In the end, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of investigation.

Both articles of impeachment were passed almost entirely along party lines, with the abuse of power article passing by 230 votes to 197, and the obstruction article passing by 229 to 198.

TikTok seeks to distance itself from ByteDance amidst US security inquiry

By: Joseph Lyttleton

Reading Time: 4 minutes The popular social media video app, TikTok, is seeking to distance itself from its parent company in the wake of a United States security inquiry. ByteDance, the China-based tech company that owns TikTok, is being investigated to determine if the user data it collects is stored securely. Critics have raised concerns that the data could be shared with the Chinese authorities.

Go beyond the headlines…

– How has TikTok grown over the past year?
– How does TikTok’s growth compare to other popular social media applications, such as Instagram?
– Who is ByteDance?
– Why does ByteDance wish to separate TikTok?

North Korea believed to be planning on a bigger rocket launch, following two projectiles launched on Thanksgiving Day

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), North Korea, said on Friday, November 29 the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, suggesting that the country is preparing to deploy the new weapons system soon.

This test is North Korea’s thirteenth this year and comes amid a continued diplomatic stalemate between Pyongyang and Washington, D.C. over North Korea’s nuclear program.

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– What are the details about the launch?
– What were the reactions from neighboring countries?

Climate activists disrupt Harvard-Yale Football game to protest fossil fuel investments

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hundreds of students and alumni from Harvard and Yale disrupted the annual football game between the two universities on Saturday, November 23 to protest the school’s investments in the fossil fuel industry. The protest began during the game’s half-time show when 70 protestors took to the field. At its peak, the protest included up to 500 people. The disruption delayed the game for roughly an hour.

Calling on Harvard and Yale to divest fossil fuel investments, protesters held up banners that read “Nobody wins. Yale and Harvard are complicit in climate injustice.”

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– Why were students and alumni protesting?
– How did Harvard and Yale respond?

US Navy SEAL case leads to Navy secretary’s dismissal

By: Joseph Lyttleton

Reading Time: 4 minutes On Sunday, November 24, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was ousted for his handling of court-martialed U.S. Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s case. In September this year, Gallagher was demoted for his involvement in criminal activities while serving in Iraq, but in November, President Donald Trump intervened to restore the SEAL’s rank.

Spencer’s handling of the case earned the ire of both President Trump and his direct superior, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

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– Who is Eddie Gallagher?
– Why are the details of Richard Spencer’s ousting?
– What are the reactions to Gallagher’s case?

Bills supporting Hong Kong human rights tabled before President Trump

By: Austin Wright

Reading Time: 4 minutes On November 21, the United States Senate approved two bills intended to back human rights in Hong Kong. If signed by President Trump, the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” and the “Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act” would restrict the exportation of teargas and crowd control technology to Hong Kong authorities.

They would also extend annual reporting on Hong Kong to include assessments of its autonomy.

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– What has been Hong Kong’s response?
– What is the road ahead?

LVMH absorbs Tiffany & Co in $16.2 billion acquisition deal

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tiffany & Co and LVMH both experienced a stock jump of 6% in New York and 1% in Paris on Monday, November 25, after these luxury brands struck a $16.2 billion acquisition deal, with Tiffany & Co taken over by the French giant.

According to Reuters, the quintessential US brand accepted a sweeter offer of $135 per share from the French luxury goods giant, after reportedly turning down a lower offer earlier this month. The transaction is expected to close mid-2020.

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– What does this deal mean for LVMH?

Twitter outlines plan to ban political ads

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 3 minutes On November 15, Twitter outlined its new policy to ban political advertising on its platform. According to Twitter’s Business page, political advertising will include references to political candidates or legislation, and it will not allow ads that advocate for a specific outcome on social or political causes. The ban will take effect on November 22.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced the decision on October 30 from his personal Twitter account. Dorsey said certain political ads had been spreading misleading information, which presented “challenges to civic discourse.”

Go beyond the headlines…

– What is the policy and how will Twitter enforce it?
– What is the political impact in the US?

First witnesses testify in public impeachment hearings

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 8 minutes The public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump began on Wednesday, November 13. Among the witnesses to provide testimony to the House Intelligence Committee thus far are William B. Taylor, the acting US Ambassador to Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the European and Eurasian Bureau George Kent. These testimonies form part of the first public impeachment hearings in two decades.

Go beyond the headlines…

– Who is George Kent and what did he testify in the impeachment hearings against President Trump?
– Who is William B. Taylor and what did he newly reveal in his opening statement?

Michael Bloomberg files to enter Democratic presidential primary

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken his first steps towards the 2020 presidential race. Representatives of Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Alabama Democratic Party on Friday, 10 November, to put his name on the ballot for the upcoming Super Tuesday contest on March 3 next year.

The submission of the paperwork indicates that Bloomberg intends to run for the Democratic nomination for president.

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– What do we know so far?
– Why is Bloomberg thinking of running?
– What does this mean for the Democratic race and what has the general reaction been so far?

Google taps into the wearables market with $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 4 minutes Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc announced on November 1 that it would buy Fitbit Inc. for $2.1 billion. The deal is likely to be finalized in 2020.

Industry-wide smartwatch sales are predicted to double to $34 billion by 2023, and Google is eager to tap into this market.

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– What does this acquisition mean for Google?
– What privacy concerns does the $2.1 billion deal create among Fitbit’s 28 million active users?

US to redeploy troops to Syrian oil fields

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 5 minutes On October 24, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper revealed at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) press conference in Brussels that the US would redeploy troops to oil fields in North-Eastern Syria in order to defend them from ISIS.

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– What are the details of the redeployment?
– What were the domestic and international reactions to the redeployment?
– What role does the Syrian oil industry play in funding ISIS operations?
– Why has Trump’s suggestion that US companies could control and operate Syrian oil fields, raised concerns?

The UK seeks answers about 39 unidentified bodies found in Essex lorry container

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes Thirty-nine bodies were found in a refrigerated truck in Grays, Essex, about 25 miles outside of London, in the early morning on October 23.

According to a statement from the Essex Police department, they were likely victims of human trafficking or smugglings.

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– What progress have the Essex Police department and partner agencies made in this continuing investigation?
– What have the families of the victims, believed to among the dead, said about this tragedy?

Islamic State leader killed in US Special Forces raid

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 8 minutes On Sunday, October 27, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS), the terrorist group that gained global notoriety in the wake of the Syrian Civil War, with significant territorial gains in Iraq and Syria.

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– Who was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
– What were the details of the operation?
– What was Trump’s reaction vs. the reaction of other presidents and US politicians?
– What does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death mean for IS?

How to Survive as a Digital Nomad

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 6 minutes At first glance, digital nomads may look like they have the dream job. They travel around the world and work remotely from a beach, plane, or alpine resort with the help of digital tools. They’re never stuck with the 9 – 5, which allows them to visit exotic places and experience new things every day.

These were the “pros” I had in mind when I first started working as a digital nomad three years ago. I soon found out that there’s no such thing as a dream job and that being a digital nomad (as with any other job) comes with its own set of challenges.

If you are hoping to become a digital nomad, here are a few survival tips on:

1) How to find work as a digital nomad
2) Insurance, taxes, and other adult problems
3) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

47 Attorneys join Facebook antitrust investigation

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 5 minutes Forty-six attorneys general have joined a bipartisan antitrust investigation of Facebook.

Facebook has received fierce criticism following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed that Facebook had compromised the personal data of 87 million users. The scandal raised concerns about how the company stores, collects and uses consumers’ personal data.

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– What are the details of the investigation?
– What have the US government, Facebook as well as the public said about the investigation?

Everything you need to know about Softbank’s $10 billion WeWork buyout

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 5 minutes October 22 – SoftBank has announced a $10 billion buyout deal for WeWork in which the Japanese tech giant would gain control of around 80% of the flailing real estate company.

The buyout deal will put SoftBank’s stake in WeWork at $13 billion.

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– What is the extent of WeWork’s crisis?
– What’s next for WeWork?

Police officer in Fort Worth shooting charged with murder

By: Andrew Stafford

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aaron Dean, the police officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson inside her home, was charged with murder on Monday, October 14.

The death of Jefferson, a black woman, at the hands of a white police officer becomes the latest in a series of high profile incidents. Some say the incidents are part of a growing pattern of police brutality and violence against black communities across the United States.

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– What are the details of the incident?
– What was the public reaction vs. the police’s reaction to the incident?

Apple App Store removes Hong Kong protest mapping app, sparking user outrage

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes As of October 10, 2019, Apple has removed the HKmap.live app from the App Store, stating that the app “has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong.”

Apple originally rejected HKmap.live from inclusion in the App Store on October 1, claiming that it allowed users to “evade law enforcement”. After reversing this decision three days later, the company has now flip-flopped again.

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– What were the reactions to Apple’s stated reasons for removing HKmap?
– What is China’s influence over Apple?
– What does the Chinese economy mean to Apple?

Typhoon Hagibis kills over 70 and inflicts widespread damage in Japan

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 3 minutes Typhoon Hagibis, the worst storm to hit Tokyo since 1958, made landfall southwest of the Japanese capital city around 7 p.m. local time on October 12.

Wind gusts of up to 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles per hour) were reported in some parts of the country.

Go beyond the headlines…

– What were the economic impacts of the typhoon across Japan?
– What did Japanese agency damage reports reveal?

Who is Molly Bloom (PLUS 11 Quotes on Money & Life)

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes Molly’s Game, a 2017 film by award-winning director Aaron Sorkin, depicts the true story of a young American woman who founded “…the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World.” Sorkin adapted the screenplay from a book by the same title, written by the woman herself – Molly Bloom.

Bloom’s rise from the depths offers plenty of lessons in determination, self-awareness, “owning it” and learning from past mistakes.

“I have been hugely successful at times in my life, and I have also been in ruins. But the lessons I learned on the way up were just as valuable on the way down.”

South African Gender-Based Violence Crisis – Facts, Causes and Ramaphosa’s Plan

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 7 minutes A series of horrific rapes and murders in South Africa captured national headlines in August, renewing public outrage over gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.

The social movements #TotalShutdown and #AmINext rallied thousands of women to protest against femicide and the abuse of women in Cape Town on the 4th of September, the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa.

Protesters called for stronger action from the government, including harsher sentences for perpetrators of sexual offenses and changes in how the criminal justice system handles sexual assault cases.

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– What is President Cyril Ramaphosa’s national plan to deal with the issue of gender-based violence?
– What does South African crime data show about the history of violence, and violence against women in particular, within the country?
– How are civil societies and activists pressuring the South African government, businesses and society as a whole to make needed cultural changes?

Everything you need to know about China’s controversial Xinjiang Muslim Camps

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region, revised its laws in October 2018 to legitimize the use of “vocation training centers” for Muslim citizens.

The stated purpose of these centers is to “educate and transform” individuals identified as potential terrorists.

Since the centers were officially sanctioned, detailed accounts from former “trainees” have surfaced in the international press, alleging harsh treatment inside the camps. The reports have sparked global criticism of China’s treatment of minority ethnic groups.

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– What is China’s history of ethnic, economic and religious struggles in Xinjiang?
– Why has international scrutiny of the re-education camps risen in recent months?
– What is Beijing’s response to the international criticism?
– What do former Xinjiang re-education camp detainees say about the camps?

Indonesia halts controversial penal code revision amid nationwide protests

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes On September 20, 2019, President Joko Widodo abruptly delayed the passage of Indonesia’s Draft Penal Code, a controversial 628-article bill that would overhaul the nation’s criminal laws.

The revised code would further restrict freedom of speech in a country where it is already limited, and also ban sex outside of marriage. The bill had been expected to win the approval of the Indonesian Parliament in a vote scheduled for September 25.

With the vote now delayed, the matter will be taken up by the newly elected Parliament later this month.

Go beyond the headlines…

– What other piece of legislation did protesters decry?
– Why are protesters unappeased by the delay of the vote?
– What would passage of the Draft Penal Code mean for Indonesians?

Philippines declares Polio epidemic and launches new immunization campaign

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 3 minutes On September 19, 2019, the Philippines announced the re-emergence of polio within the country.

The announcement came 19 years after the WHO declared the infectious disease eradicated on the islands in 2000.

The announcement came following two confirmed cases of polio, a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur in the Davao region, and a 5-year old boy from Laguna province, south of Manila.

A single confirmed polio case or the collection of two positive, genetically linked environmental samples from separate locations is considered an epidemic in a polio-free country.

Go beyond the headlines…

– What is polio and how does it spread?
– What caused the public distrust of vaccinations among Fillipinos?
– How is the Philippines responding to the new polio epidemic?

The beauty of rolling with the punches – Interview with Hilton Augustine Jr.

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, Dinocrates Group announced its acquisition of Global Management Systems, Inc. (GMSI), a networking and communications company. GMSI handled communication network systems for some of the most secure organizations in the world, such as the US Department of Defense.

Our reporter spoke with Hilton Augustine Jr., the fascinating figure behind GSMI, about his journey. Augustine’s thoughtful answers show how that journey has been shaped by his unique combination of relentless drive and simple joy in taking life as it comes.

Alibaba adds work/life balance to core values as pro-996 chairman retires

By: Chi Ngo

Reading Time: 4 minutes Billionaire Chinese businessman Jack Ma, who co-founded the tech and e-commerce giant Alibaba in 1999 has been an outspoken proponent of China’s “996” culture. Ma announced his retirement on September 10.

On the same day that Ma retired, Alibaba opened its post-Ma era by unveiling six new company values, one of which promotes a greater focus on work/life balance.

According to many critics of the company, including some Alibaba employees, this commitment to worker well-being was notably absent under Ma’s leadership.

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– What is the 996 culture, and how did Ma help to promote it?
– What has been the backlash against Alibaba’s overtime policy?
– What did a Chinese state-run newspaper have to say about Ma’s statements in favor of 996 culture?

Trump impeachment probe – Basic facts and timelines

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes In mid-September, a seemingly minor story of a conflict between Congress and US Intelligence officials quickly mushroomed into a scandal that now dominates headlines worldwide.

Amidst accusations that Republican President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to take actions to influence the 2020 US national election, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has launched a formal impeachment inquiry.

Meanwhile, Trump and his allies claim that it was actually Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden who exercised inappropriate influence in Ukraine.

Go beyond the headlines…

– How did this scandal arise?
– See The Millennial Source timeline of the Trump-Ukraine scandal to date.
– Under the US Intelligence Whistleblower Law, what procedures must intelligence agency members follow to report unlawful or dangerous activity within the US government?
– Why does this law matter so much in this scandal?

Everything you need to know about the French tax on tech giants

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 11 minutes After years of debate on how to tax tech companies, one European nation has decided to take the lead in modernizing its corporate tax system.

In July, France implemented an aggressive tax crackdown on major digital companies, with a wide-ranging 3% tax on revenues.

Desiring a united front within the EU, France proposed this plan to all 28 European Council members in early 2018. However, the proposal was tabled in the face of intense opposition from EU members, as well as tariff threats from the Trump Administration.

Go beyond the headlines…

– Which EU countries opposed France’s initial proposition? What are the likely reasons for their misgivings?
– Why did France decide to enact the levy alone?
– What was Trump’s response to the French tax, which he labeled as “discriminatory”?
Where does the rest of the world currently stand?
– What progress toward a global solution has been made at OECD, G20 and G7 levels?

Good news for today feature – 2019 September updates

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes After another horrific mass shooting in Texas, internal conflicts in the UK Parliament stalling progress on Brexit, an escalating trade war between the world’s two biggest economic powers, and months of ongoing protests in Hong Kong, it can be difficult to remember that there are positive things happening in the world.

In alignment with The Millennial Source’s mission to stay neutral and spread awareness of all current events, we have again arrived at that time to showcase some uplifting developments around the globe.

1) Daisy-May Demetre, age 9, is the first double amputee to walk on the “New York Fashion Week” Catwalk
2) The US may soon have a three-digit suicide prevention hotline
3) Over 25% of millennials have altered their diets to help the environment
4) Crowdfunding efforts raise $3 million to protect land in Canada

Taiwan’s asylum offer for Hong Kong dissidents angers Beijing

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes In July, soon after the Hong Kong protests began gaining international attention, President Tsai Ying Wen of Taiwan publicly offered asylum to “friends from Hong Kong”.

China’s pursuit of a “great reunification” with Taiwan and other self-ruling regions has proven to be much more difficult than Beijing seems to have anticipated.

Despite Tsai’s public offer of assistance to Hong Kong residents, Taiwan has yet to implement a formal system to deal with those seeking asylum.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– How did a murder in Taiwan ironically spark the demonstrations in Hong Kong?
– What is Taiwan’s asylum capacity?
– Since late 2016, how many people from Macau and Hong Kong have been granted Taiwan residency?
– What reaction has Taiwan’s asylum offer drawn from Chinese officials?

Recycling to success – the man behind Majestic Corporation

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes WSF Group was an early mover into the metal recycling industry, at a time when few saw its potential. That industry is now forecasted to be worth USD 406.16 Billion by 2020.

In 2017, WSF was reborn as Majestic Corporation, a forward-thinking company poised to capitalize on the booming recycling market in this age of short-lived devices.

Our reporter met and spoke with Peter Lai, the man behind Majestic Corp, about his past, present and future. The interview provided a window into the rapid-fire, seemingly random inner workings of a man who never slows down.

Has President Trump kept his promise to “Build That Wall”?

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes To declare his candidacy for the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he described Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists, and drug smugglers. He insisted that a new border wall was essential to protect US interests.
Chants of “Build that wall!” have been ubiquitous at Trump rallies since at least May 2016, when he egged on a Phoenix, Arizona crowd that started the chant. Throughout the campaign, Trump stated emphatically that Mexico would pay for wall construction.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox famously responded that there was no way Mexico would “pay for that f—ing wall”. Now, Trump asserts that Mexico will “pay for the wall indirectly”, without offering a coherent explanation of how that will happen.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– How did the debate over the wall lead to the government shutdown from December 22, 2018 through January 25, 2019?
– According to the Congressional Budget Office and outside analysts, what is the actual cost of building Trump’s wall?
– What is the current status of the wall?

10 quotes from Halsey on success and fighting for what you believe in

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes At 24 years old, Halsey is one of the world’s hottest young singer-songwriters. After posting self-published songs on social media, she quickly rose to stardom, soon releasing her major-label debut album and touring with larger acts.

Halsey isn’t just another pop star, however. Aside from being one of the world’s most recognizable faces, she is a prominent activist for gender and racial equality, climate change action, mental health awareness and LGBT rights. And she’s not afraid to pick fights with the powerful.

“People are so afraid to talk about real things, but they’re experiences that everyone goes through.”

“I’m a human, and I’m multidimensional. If I was the perfect form of anything, I’d be boring. If I was a free spirit all the time, I would be boring; I would lack depth. If I was dark and enigmatic all the time, then I would lack relatability.”

After working at a startup, here are my four biggest lessons learned

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 7 minutes America’s startups showed the way for innovative companies around the world, or at least it seemed that way from thousands of miles away where I grew up. Desperate to experience a bit of that excitement, I decided to take the plunge and live the startup life.

The first six months or so were pretty anticlimactic. But when things started moving, they moved very, very fast. Unfortunately, the situation didn’t progress in our favor. 

Here are my key takeaways from my time working at a failing startup. 

1) Keep your eyes peeled and listen to your intuition.
2) No matter how bright you are, you can never do it alone.
3) You can have the best people with the brightest minds, but decisions are still made by the person who owns the company. 
4) Someone better know how to manage finances – and that person should be the founder, or hold equal power to the founder.

How Beijing is using media to prepare for a Hong Kong worst-case scenario

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes How Beijing is using media to prepare for a Hong Kong protests worst-case scenario
Recently, Buzzfeed, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and several other major technology companies released public statements announcing the removal of multiple user accounts backed by the Chinese government.
Reddit – a platform that has become the ultimate virtual destination for Hong Kong protest updates – was also suspected to be crawling with Chinese bots. 
During the early phases of the protests, news on Hong Kong affairs rarely reached mainland media platforms. However, as the longevity and severity of the protests grew, hiding the demonstrations from the mainland public became increasingly difficult.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– What do media users within China see and say about the ongoing rallies in Hong Kong?
– What role does the media play in justifying Chinese military action? 

Top 6 Angelina Jolie quotes on how to be and raise magnificent women

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about the inequalities women endure around the world today. She also shared some advice she gives her daughters on how to become strong and magnificent women, in spite of all the obstacles placed in their way.

“In my work, I travel often to countries where I know that if I were a citizen there, my beliefs and actions as a woman could land me in jail or expose me to physical danger…”

“I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive—you might even say enchanting—than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.”

Following the Hong Kong protests – 11th to 17th August

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 7 minutes They started in March as a bottom-up push to block the China-Hong Kong extradition bill. Now, protests in Hong Kong have evolved into something much greater – an all-encompassing battle over Hong Kong’s future.

The following update is part of The Millennial Source’s continuing coverage of the months-long protests, which show no sign of slowing down. For further context, please see our feature article on the current situation in Hong Kong and its implications for Beijing’s One-China policy.