Megyn Kelly turns to Instagram to launch her next chapter after blackface comment fallout

Megyn Kelly is launching her next chapter on Facebook-owned Instagram after being shunned by the cable and broadcast networks where she cut her teeth. NBC News announced last October it was ending Kelly’s morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” after the former Fox News host questioned if blackface was truly racist during an segment on Halloween costumes. Kelly said when she was growing up, blackface, “was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character.” Kelly and NBC News ultimately parted w


Megyn Kelly is launching her next chapter on Facebook-owned Instagram after being shunned by the cable and broadcast networks where she cut her teeth.
NBC News announced last October it was ending Kelly’s morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” after the former Fox News host questioned if blackface was truly racist during an segment on Halloween costumes.
Kelly said when she was growing up, blackface, “was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character.”
Kelly and NBC News ultimately parted w
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Megyn Kelly turns to Instagram to launch her next chapter after blackface comment fallout

Megyn Kelly is launching her next chapter on Facebook-owned Instagram after being shunned by the cable and broadcast networks where she cut her teeth.

NBC News announced last October it was ending Kelly’s morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” after the former Fox News host questioned if blackface was truly racist during an segment on Halloween costumes. Kelly said when she was growing up, blackface, “was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character.” Kelly later apologized to her colleagues and audience for the comments.

Kelly and NBC News ultimately parted ways, with Kelly taking home the rest of her $69 million contract. She was also free from any non-compete clause, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Media reports speculated that Kelly might return to Fox News or head to CBS, but executives at both companies publicly squashed those rumors.

About a year after her TV ouster, Kelly is taking the influencer route: jumping over the old barriers to entry and attempting to build a following on social media.


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The financial industry just finished its annual ‘doomsday’ cybersecurity exercise — here’s what they imagined would happen

Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty ImagesThis week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) held the fifth in a series of exercises meant to simulate a catastrophic cybersecurity event in the banking sector, known as “Quantum Dawn.” The exercise offers an important yearly insight into what the financial services industry sees as its biggest risks and how it envisions a major cyber disaster unfolding. This year was the first Quantum Dawn exercise that incorporated participant


Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty ImagesThis week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) held the fifth in a series of exercises meant to simulate a catastrophic cybersecurity event in the banking sector, known as “Quantum Dawn.”
The exercise offers an important yearly insight into what the financial services industry sees as its biggest risks and how it envisions a major cyber disaster unfolding.
This year was the first Quantum Dawn exercise that incorporated participant
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The financial industry just finished its annual 'doomsday' cybersecurity exercise — here's what they imagined would happen

Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange on October 2, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images

This week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) held the fifth in a series of exercises meant to simulate a catastrophic cybersecurity event in the banking sector, known as “Quantum Dawn.” The exercise offers an important yearly insight into what the financial services industry sees as its biggest risks and how it envisions a major cyber disaster unfolding. This year was the first Quantum Dawn exercise that incorporated participants from outside the U.S., including Europe and Asia. The scenario was a targeted ransomware attack with impacts on major banks across the globe, starting with the U.S. and moving across Asia and the UK.

Ransomware has caused significant issues to major corporations, notably with two major attacks in 2017 known as WannaCry and NotPetya The fictional scenario outlined by SIFMA highlights what would happen if such an incident targeted the biggest financial institutions, taking critical parts of the global financial system offline.

A global malware attack

Around 800 participants from large banks, regulators and other financial firms from 12 countries joined the simulated cyberattack by conference call starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, said Thomas Price, a managing director at SIFMA. Other rganizations established to share cyber threat information also participated, including SIFMA’s counterparts in Asia and Europe. The fictional event centered around a big unnamed U.S. company — one of the “systemically important financial institutions” designated as “too big to fail” by regulators. After the close of the stock market, the institution was attacked by malicious ransomware and knocked offline, Price said. The initial scenario was followed by a number of questions and discussion of rules around public disclosure of the incident, and how the wider financial industry would coordinate and share information, he said. While the U.S. scrambled to deal with the first big outage, the same disruptive malware picked off another huge institution in Asia, also taking it offline.


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Bill Gates calls his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein ‘a mistake’

Bill Gates calls his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein ‘a mistake’Bill Gates sits down with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times DealBook Conference to discuss the lessons he’s learned from taking meetings with convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.


Bill Gates calls his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein ‘a mistake’Bill Gates sits down with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times DealBook Conference to discuss the lessons he’s learned from taking meetings with convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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Bill Gates calls his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein 'a mistake'

Bill Gates calls his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein ‘a mistake’

Bill Gates sits down with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times DealBook Conference to discuss the lessons he’s learned from taking meetings with convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.


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Kanye West says Kardashian work ethic keeps him active: ‘It’s like modern-day Medici or Rome’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Dealbook conference on November 06, 2019 in New York City. NEW YORK — If it weren’t for the industrious work ethic of the Kardashians, rapper Kanye West may have been content to squander his days as “the greatest artist in human existence.” Kardashian West, for example, recently launched a new apparel brand, Skims, which is billed as “new, solution focused approach to shape enhancing undergarments.” “As far as mental health, it’s something that, you know — I thin


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Dealbook conference on November 06, 2019 in New York City.
NEW YORK — If it weren’t for the industrious work ethic of the Kardashians, rapper Kanye West may have been content to squander his days as “the greatest artist in human existence.”
Kardashian West, for example, recently launched a new apparel brand, Skims, which is billed as “new, solution focused approach to shape enhancing undergarments.”
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Kanye West says Kardashian work ethic keeps him active: 'It's like modern-day Medici or Rome'

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Dealbook conference on November 06, 2019 in New York City.

NEW YORK — If it weren’t for the industrious work ethic of the Kardashians, rapper Kanye West may have been content to squander his days as “the greatest artist in human existence.”

West — donning a cobalt blue hoodie among a sea of Wall Street suits — said as much Wednesday, when he stopped in at the New York Times DealBook Conference in Manhattan.

Asked by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin what he’s learned from the success of the Jenner-Kardashian media empire, he was quick to point out the family’s pioneering spirit.

“I think if my family wasn’t so — that they didn’t work so hard and weren’t so omnipresent maybe I’d just rest on my laurels,” West said.

“It’s shown that that’s not enough: That you have to hit the gym, that you have to communicate,” he added. “It’s like modern-day Medici or Rome. It’s an era that people will remember for all of human existence.”

West’s award-winning, platinum-selling creations such as “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and “The College Dropout” have cemented his place in music stardom. His 2016 work, “The Life of Pablo” was the first streaming-only album to be certified platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association of America.

His most recent work, “Jesus Is King,” was released on Oct. 25.

His marriage to Kim Kardashian in 2014, however, merged his creative prowess with one of the most successful media and style empires, helmed by mother-in-law Kris Jenner.

Both Kardashian and Jenner have leveraged the success of their TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on social media, and in turn, helped the family develop burgeoning beauty and fashion brands.

Kardashian West, for example, recently launched a new apparel brand, Skims, which is billed as “new, solution focused approach to shape enhancing undergarments.”

But Kardashian West and Jenner — CEO of her own Los Angeles production company — joined the New York Times conference to discuss the power of social media and its role in marketing and business.

Kardashian West, who has 151 million followers on Instagram and 62 million on Twitter, said that removing users’ ability to “like” social media posts could help curb what many see as social media’s negative impact on mental health.

“It is tricky. I think about when I raise my kids: Screen time, phone time, what to post, what not to post,” she said from New York.

“As far as mental health, it’s something that, you know — I think taking the ‘likes’ away and taking that aspect away from it would be really beneficial for people,” she continued.

“And I know that the Instagram team has been having lots of inner conservations with a bunch of people to get everyone’s take on that and is taking it really seriously. And that makes me happy,” Kardashian West said.


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The case for eating lunch alone: It could help you be more productive at work

But by far the most energy-draining situation was when workers had to participate in a mandatory social lunch. Researchers suggest this is bad news for companies that frown upon eating lunch alone or require (by way of expectation) socialization during breaks. The study also found those who took a lunch break every day were more likely to say they were effective and satisfied in their current job. Bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch suggests workers adopt the “protected


But by far the most energy-draining situation was when workers had to participate in a mandatory social lunch.
Researchers suggest this is bad news for companies that frown upon eating lunch alone or require (by way of expectation) socialization during breaks.
The study also found those who took a lunch break every day were more likely to say they were effective and satisfied in their current job.
Bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch suggests workers adopt the “protected
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The case for eating lunch alone: It could help you be more productive at work

Consider this validation for all the solo lunchers out there: The so-called “sad desk lunch” might not be such a bad thing, after all.

A recent Wall Street Journal story from leadership expert Marissa King highlights research suggesting workers may be better off spending their lunch break working or eating alone, rather than being roped into a team meal.

That was the takeaway from research from the Rottman School of Management, which analyzed how 103 employees spent their lunch each day for two weeks and asked them to rate their energy levels by the end of the day. Those who lunched alone without completing work were most relaxed, while workers who worked through their meal or chose to socialize during the break were slightly more fatigued. But by far the most energy-draining situation was when workers had to participate in a mandatory social lunch.

Researchers suggest this is bad news for companies that frown upon eating lunch alone or require (by way of expectation) socialization during breaks. That could be in the form of attending lunch-and-learn sessions, arranging frequent lunch meetings or having to sign up for networking lunches. Instead, both extroverts and introverts alike benefit most when they can manage their free time and participate, or opt out, as desired.

This isn’t reason to work through lunch, though. Taking a true break from answering email to focus on food is a habit that’s been linked to higher levels of employee engagement and productivity, according to a survey of 1,600 North American employees. The study also found those who took a lunch break every day were more likely to say they were effective and satisfied in their current job.

Overall, there’s plenty of of evidence to back up the benefits of taking true breaks throughout the day. According to research, working in 90- to 120-minute sprints with a 20- to 30-minute break in between may be the sweet spot to maintaining focus and getting things done more efficiently.

Even some of the most important leaders in business see the value in taking some alone time not only to recharge, but also to set the tone for big strategic thinking.

Bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch suggests workers adopt the “protected hour” for improved productivity. She tells CNBC Make It that she was introduced to this concept while trying to schedule an interview with a well-respected CEO.

“One afternoon I called his office,” she says, “only to have his assistant tell me he couldn’t talk because it was his ‘protected hour.'” When Welch and the CEO finally met, she learned he held his protected hour once a week, either alone or with a trusted advisor, to look at his calendar from 20,000 feet and assess”if he was spending his time with the right people, involved in the right activities, thinking about the right things and with enough of an eye to the future.”

Welch says she’s since harnessed the same productivity hack and has heard from many other CEOs who do the same.

“I know we’re all so busy that the idea of sparing an hour just to ponder can seem impossible,” she says. “But this hack has the power to save you days, weeks and even years of misplaced energy.”

Bill Gates and Ray Dalio have said a few minutes of meditation a day boosts their creativity, decision-making and focus.

Other leaders prefer to spend their alone time in more active ways. Richard Branson, for example, credits daily exercise as his secret to success. An hour of tennis, kite-surfing and lifting weights each day helps him stay sharp and keep stress to a minimum.

While not all workers may not be able to fit a gym session into their day to step away, just a reflective lunch alone (even better if it involves a stroll outside) could be the key to better managing their time, work and mood.

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Why Elon Musk says taking ‘vacations will kill you’

In fact, according to Musk, “vacations will kill you.” “The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s [Virgin Galactic] rocket exploded in that same week. “The second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded,” Musk said. After two hospitals misdiagnosed him, he “came very close to dying,” said Musk in “Elon Musk,” before being properly treated in the nick of time. “That’s my lesson for taking a vacation,” Musk said in the book.


In fact, according to Musk, “vacations will kill you.”
“The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s [Virgin Galactic] rocket exploded in that same week.
“The second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded,” Musk said.
After two hospitals misdiagnosed him, he “came very close to dying,” said Musk in “Elon Musk,” before being properly treated in the nick of time.
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Why Elon Musk says taking 'vacations will kill you'

After success with his early internet start-ups, Elon Musk became what everyone in the late 1990s wanted to be: a dotcom millionaire.

In 1999, Musk sold his first company, Zip2, to Compaq for roughly $300 million. After that, he went on to start X.com, which eventually became PayPal. In 2002, eBay purchased PayPal for $1.5 billion.

In 2002, he founded SpaceX, which is worth an estimated $33 billion, and in 2003, he founded Tesla, which has a current market cap of about $57 billion.

Though Musk had much success, he has not had a lot of time off. In fact, according to Musk, “vacations will kill you.”

Why the aversion to vacations? It’s partially due to work. Musk said on Recode Decode that to successfully build his start-ups, he would have to work over 100 hours a week.

And not much has changed.

In 2018, for example, Musk was sleeping on the Tesla factory floor in an effort to catch up production on the Model 3 cars.

“I don’t have time to go home and shower,” he told Gayle King on “CBS This Morning.”

“I don’t believe people should be experiencing hardship while the CEO is, like, off on vacation,” he said.

In addition to working all the time, Musk — who says he has only tried to take off a handful of times — has had terrible luck when it comes to vacations.

In 2015, Musk said that he had only taken off twice in more than a decade, and both times were problematic.

“In the last 12 years, I only tried to take a week off twice,” he said in 2015 on Danish television. “The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s [Virgin Galactic] rocket exploded in that same week.

“The second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded,” Musk said.

“The lesson here is, don’t take a week off.”

Even before that, when Musk tried to take his first adult vacation, his honeymoon with first wife Justine in September 2000, he got bad professional news.

At the time, he was CEO of X.com, and company executives were not pleased with his leadership. While Musk was on the plane with Justine, executives delivered a letter of no-confidence to the company’s board, pushing Musk out as CEO, and replacing him with Peter Thiel. When he arrived for his honeymoon in Sydney, Australia, Musk had to immediately fly back to Palo Alto, California, according to the book “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” by Ashlee Vance.

But perhaps Musk’s most traumatic vacation experience came when he and Justine decided to try and go on their honeymoon again that December.

Musk planned a two-week trip to Brazil and South Africa. While in South Africa, Musk contracted the most severe form of malaria. After two hospitals misdiagnosed him, he “came very close to dying,” said Musk in “Elon Musk,” before being properly treated in the nick of time.

“That’s my lesson for taking a vacation,” Musk said in the book. “Vacations will kill you.”

Since Musk’s disastrous trips, he has reportedly been on at least two vacations, including one to Chile and one to Australia.

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The Property Brothers: Avoid making these top home renovation mistakes

So before you start swinging a hammer, it’s important to take steps that can help you avoid costly blunders, according to Drew and Jonathan Scott, the stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers.” If a project is outside of it — or requires permits or a licensed professional, get outside help, said Jonathan. Drew Scott Co-host, “The Property Brothers”Home renovations are on an upswing, thanks, in part, to the housing shortage and low interest rates. However, unless you have money saved up, you’ll have to


So before you start swinging a hammer, it’s important to take steps that can help you avoid costly blunders, according to Drew and Jonathan Scott, the stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers.”
If a project is outside of it — or requires permits or a licensed professional, get outside help, said Jonathan.
Drew Scott Co-host, “The Property Brothers”Home renovations are on an upswing, thanks, in part, to the housing shortage and low interest rates.
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The Property Brothers: Avoid making these top home renovation mistakes

When it comes to renovating your home, the last thing you want is surprises. So before you start swinging a hammer, it’s important to take steps that can help you avoid costly blunders, according to Drew and Jonathan Scott, the stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers.” “[The] No. 1 common mistake that so many people make when they’re renovating their house [is thinking] ‘I can take this whole thing on myself,'” said Drew, a real estate agent. “If you’ve never been a general contractor, and you’re doing a major renovation, and now you want to be your own general contractor, first red flag. Probably a problem,” added Jonathan, a licensed contractor. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to hire a professional for everything. Instead, think about your comfort zone. If a project is outside of it — or requires permits or a licensed professional, get outside help, said Jonathan.

We’re trying to make people… become realistic about what their demands are and what their budgeting is. Drew Scott Co-host, “The Property Brothers”

Home renovations are on an upswing, thanks, in part, to the housing shortage and low interest rates. In fact, 8 in 10 people anticipate taking on a home improvement project in the next year, according to a recent survey by Chase Home Lending. More than 70% plan to do at least some of the work without professional help, the poll found. The bank surveyed 1,000 U.S.-based homeowners in September.

Not getting the right financing

Another big mistake people tend to make is not having all of their finances in a row before undertaking a big renovation, the Scott brothers said. You may not need to take out a loan to do small home projects around the house. However, unless you have money saved up, you’ll have to find the right way to pay for a larger renovation. Of those surveyed by Chase, 21% said they plan to spend more than $25,000.

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“Some people will take a major renovation on and put it on their credit card,” said Jonathan. “Terrible idea,” added Drew. Instead, they suggest talking to your lender to find out what loans are available. Those options include things such as cash-out refinancing, which is gaining in popularity, according to Chase. The bank has seen a nearly 20% increase in homeowners refinancing their mortgage to take advantage of the equity in their home. “With the low-rate environment where it is today, many people are … taking a look at that project that they’ve been wanting to do over the last five years,” said Amy Bonitatibus, chief marketing and communications officer for Chase Home Lending. “You’re not going to find a better time.” More from Invest in You:

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This millennial is trying to turn a ghost town into a luxury destination Other options include a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit, which allows you to take out equity on your house in addition to your existing mortgage. Home equity loans are a set amount of cash distributed at one time and typically offer fixed rates. HELOCS, on the other hand, are a revolving source of funds that you can tap into at any given time, up to your approved amount. They also have variable interest rates — which means they can rise throughout the duration of the loan. Once a popular option among homeowners leading up to the financial crisis, balances on HELOCS have been declining since 2009, according to the New York Federal Reserve.

Not being realistic

It’s also important to be realistic about what the renovations will actually cost you — and to figure it out before you try to secure financing. “You need to know the scope of the work that you’re taking on,” Drew said. “If you go through all those finances and then you don’t have enough to finish the project because you didn’t budget properly, you’re in a hard spot.”

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You should also be mindful when it comes to deciding what needs improvement so that you don’t go overboard. “Focus on the areas that are really going to help your lifestyle,” Jonathan said. “Every family has a different problem with a home that needs to be fixed.”

Not having a contingency


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Instagram has made vitamins a big business — but will they actually make you healthier?

SugarBearHair even counts the Kardashian-Jenner clan as brand ambassadors, who reportedly command as much as $1 million for a single Instagram ad. In a world where consumers can easily get overwhelmed by options and medical terminology, vitamins offer a seemingly straightforward solution. Care/of promises “no overwhelming aisles of fine print,” while Ritual says its supplements contain “only essential nutrients a woman needs.” While these brands claim that their products can make consumers healt


SugarBearHair even counts the Kardashian-Jenner clan as brand ambassadors, who reportedly command as much as $1 million for a single Instagram ad.
In a world where consumers can easily get overwhelmed by options and medical terminology, vitamins offer a seemingly straightforward solution.
Care/of promises “no overwhelming aisles of fine print,” while Ritual says its supplements contain “only essential nutrients a woman needs.”
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Instagram has made vitamins a big business — but will they actually make you healthier?

The brands’ feeds are filled with a combination of smiling customers (many of them professional influencers) and artistic product shots perfectly tailored to the minimalist Instagram aesthetic. SugarBearHair even counts the Kardashian-Jenner clan as brand ambassadors, who reportedly command as much as $1 million for a single Instagram ad.

Alongside traditional ads, companies have mastered the art of using Instagram effectively to attract customers, especially younger ones: 71% of adults ages 18 to 24 say they use Instagram, according to the Pew Research Center. Ritual and Care/of each have over 120,000 followers on the platform, while SugarBearHair has a massive audience of 2.5 million.

So why do customers pay up for these products when there are comparable options for much less? Millennial women drive online vitamin sales, according to market-research firm Rakuten Intelligence, and these digital-savvy brands are able to meet their potential customers where they are: Instagram.

In a world where consumers can easily get overwhelmed by options and medical terminology, vitamins offer a seemingly straightforward solution. Care/of promises “no overwhelming aisles of fine print,” while Ritual says its supplements contain “only essential nutrients a woman needs.”

While these brands claim that their products can make consumers healthier in various ways, the fine print tells a different story. At the bottom of all of their websites is a disclaimer that says: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

Vitamins and supplements are not regulated in the same way as medicine. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 made it so that vitamin manufacturers can make marketing claims without FDA approval. But that doesn’t mean that companies across the supplement industry have gone unnoticed for their marketing tactics. In September, Instagram introduced new guidelines that restrict users under 18 from seeing posts promoting weight loss products and ban any posts that promote “miraculous claims,” according to a company statement first reported in the London Evening Standard.

Some medical professionals have actually pushed back against the idea that vitamins are a necessity for health. “You can get all the vitamins you need from a balanced diet. There is no added gain from taking a multivitamin,” Erin Michos, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, told CNBC Make It. The Department of Health and Human Services defines a “healthy diet” as one that includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, while limiting saturated fats, added sugars and sodium.

A decade-long study conducted by Harvard University found that taking a daily multivitamin had no effect on the probability of cardiovascular disease. Research has even shown that there can be negative long-term effects from taking supplements, since they usually provide vitamins in much higher doses than what is required by the body.

But the companies themselves view things differently. “Research shows that it can be difficult for your body to get all the nutrients it needs from food, all the time,” Luke Bucci, vice president of research and development at Ritual, told CNBC Make It in an email. “Ritual conducted extensive research to identify what nutrients doctors and scientists generally agree most U.S. women are missing from diet alone, such as Vitamin D and Iron.” SugarBearHair and Care/of did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Still, more retailers are getting into the boutique vitamins and supplements space. In August, Walmart launched its own line of colorful gummy vitamins called Glow Habit, with four different versions for hair, skin, probiotics and sleep. Their vitamins mimic the cute, vibrant style of other brands, but at a cheaper price point: a 30-day serving costs just $9. “Glow Habit’s gummies are one of the most cost effective offerings on the market,” the company said in a press release.

“The allure of trying to find some easy solution for health,” is what drives the industry’s growth despite conflicting medical research, Michos of Johns Hopkins said. “Eating healthy and exercising is a little bit harder to sell.”

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How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $75,000 salary

How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $75,000 salary8 Hours AgoSocial Security is an essential part of retiring in the U.S. Nearly nine of ten people aged 65 and older receive benefits, which are based on your income, the year you were born and the age you decided to start taking money out. How it’s calculated, however, is anything but simple. Here’s how the math is broken down and how much you can expect to earn in Social Security benefits on a $75,000 salary.


How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $75,000 salary8 Hours AgoSocial Security is an essential part of retiring in the U.S. Nearly nine of ten people aged 65 and older receive benefits, which are based on your income, the year you were born and the age you decided to start taking money out.
How it’s calculated, however, is anything but simple.
Here’s how the math is broken down and how much you can expect to earn in Social Security benefits on a $75,000 salary.
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How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $75,000 salary

How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $75,000 salary

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Social Security is an essential part of retiring in the U.S. Nearly nine of ten people aged 65 and older receive benefits, which are based on your income, the year you were born and the age you decided to start taking money out. How it’s calculated, however, is anything but simple. Here’s how the math is broken down and how much you can expect to earn in Social Security benefits on a $75,000 salary.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and needs backup

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and he wants backup. “…I have found that something slightly magical happens when you set goals that feel a bit crazy,” Cook said. He concluded his speech with a call to action for all those with power to take on climate change head on. Today, our climate focus touches every aspect of our work. Because solving problems — creatively and elegantly — is at the very heart of what makes Apple, Apple.


Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and he wants backup.
“…I have found that something slightly magical happens when you set goals that feel a bit crazy,” Cook said.
He concluded his speech with a call to action for all those with power to take on climate change head on.
Today, our climate focus touches every aspect of our work.
Because solving problems — creatively and elegantly — is at the very heart of what makes Apple, Apple.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's taking on climate change and needs backup

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and he wants backup.

Cook delivered the keynote speech at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres’ 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City on Monday night, where Apple received an award for its sustainability initiatives. Cook used the opportunity to expound the company’s outlook on climate change.

“It is our most successful, innovative and agile companies that have a responsibility to lead on climate and sustainability because they have the greatest capacity to act in a transformative way,” Cook said in the speech. “If you are an executive who has not developed an innovation strategy to address your impact on the climate, then you are failing in your duties as a leader.”

Cook went on to hail the company’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama and joined Apple in 2013. Cook said that the company runs its entire global operation on renewable energy, and now seeks to bring all of their suppliers onto the clean energy grid.

“…I have found that something slightly magical happens when you set goals that feel a bit crazy,” Cook said. “The effort will take you to places you didn’t anticipate, but the results are almost always better than what you thought was possible at the outset.”

He concluded his speech with a call to action for all those with power to take on climate change head on.

Read his whole speech here:

Good evening!

Thank you, Mindy, for that very kind introduction, for your leadership and for this wonderful award.

I’m grateful to all of our hosts, as well as to everyone who worked so hard to prepare this beautiful room. It’s a great privilege to share this stage with some of the truly transformative leaders of our time, and I join everyone here in celebrating Christiana Figueres’ inspiring lifelong efforts.

Looking around tonight, I’m struck by how fortunate we are to live and work and lead at this moment.

Generations have come and gone. They have connected the world by road, by train, by plane and by information. They have mapped the species of the earth, discovered how the smallest units of matter govern the air we breathe and the water we drink. They have uncovered sweeping histories of mankind’s mark on this planet: entire civilizations long forgotten, poetry in languages not spoken in millennia, a solitary human hand painted on a cave wall.

And now it’s our turn to make it all worth something. To bring together the economy we have built, the science we have uncovered, and the humanity we have received — and make the whole more meaningful than the sum of its parts. To leave something worthy of passing on.

This is not an idle responsibility. We can see that in mounting storms and droughts…in vanishing species and biodiversity…in billions of people at risk of scarcity and upheaval…and in an economic system that is being called into question by activists and demagogues alike. The stakes are high, and failure is not an option.

For 30 years, Ceres has been showing all of us the way forward. And I’m grateful to accept this award on Apple’s behalf and in the spirit of our unfinished work.

I’m here tonight because I believe in my heart that if we are going to meet this moment, it’s our human ingenuity that is going to help us do it.

We are not going to solve the challenges we face by shrinking our thinking or by pulling up the drawbridge.

As tempting as it may be in moments of adversity, we can’t afford to turn away from the horizon and focus instead on defending what we’ve already got.

It is our most successful, innovative and agile companies that have a responsibility to lead on climate and sustainability because they have the greatest capacity to act in a transformative way.

And the converse is just as true. If you are an executive who has not developed an innovation strategy to address your impact on the climate, then you are failing in your duties as a leader.

At Apple, our work on these issues is not secondary to what we do. It is not a side project or a hobby. It is an essential illustration of who we are and how we work.

Before I say anything else on that — and though she couldn’t be here with us tonight — I want to recognize a leader who has done more than anyone to focus that attention, Lisa Jackson.

Since she joined Apple in 2013, Lisa has revolutionized our approach to the environment — and our policy and social initiatives more broadly.

Our accomplishments since, and the work that is underway right now, would not have been possible without the efforts and vision of Lisa, her team and the many others at Apple who have made the environment their life’s work.

Together, Lisa and I accept nothing less than the kind of focus, creativity, quality and scale from our environmental initiatives than we do from anything else we undertake. If we can change the world with the devices we make, then we ought to be able to change the course of climate destruction worldwide. At the very least, we owe it to ourselves to try.

And what we have found through these efforts is that we can add great value to our business in the process.

Apple is a better, stronger, more resilient, more competitive company because of our environmental work.

The same drive that gave Apple a head start in spotting entire new industries in their earliest stages has helped us see the climate crisis not as a business risk but as a problem that contains the seeds of its own solution.

When we became one of the first companies to run 100% of our global operation on renewable energy, we didn’t do it just for fun. We did it because we knew it would create a virtuous cycle of demand for clean energy that brings costs down for everyone.

When we announced our goal to bring 100% of our suppliers onto the clean energy grid, we didn’t do it to show off. We did it because we knew that it would provide a necessary business impulse for some of our largest partners to develop a valuable competency that sets them apart in a changing world. And because it is the right thing to do.

This global effort, which just a few years ago existed only on paper, next year will bring online 6 gigawatts of new renewable power.

And tonight I want to say, to the rest of our suppliers in the United States and around the world: there has never been a better time to join us, because as Dr. King said, “the time is always right to do right.”

There is little to lose and an awful lot to be gained. We’ve seen similar cycles of compounding benefit in directing our innovative focus to renewable materials.

To us, this has never been about setting 5 yard goals that we know we can achieve really easily and without much work, and then taking a big victory lap after we do it.

Instead, in 2017 we thought hard about what we’d want to do if we could, putting all limitations, real or imagined, aside.

That’s how we landed on our commitment to move toward a closed-loop supply chain and to one day stop extracting materials from the earth altogether.

Now, this was pretty far out there at the time, and it still is today. We weren’t shy about saying that this wasn’t going to be something we could do overnight.

But I have found that something slightly magical happens when you set goals that feel a bit crazy. The effort will take you to places you didn’t anticipate, but the results are almost always better than what you thought was possible at the outset.

This one has led us to the discovery of the highest-quality 100% recycled aluminum alloy ever, which now makes up the enclosures of our flagship devices.

It’s led us to build more and more essential components from 100% recycled rare earth metals.

And it’s led us to disassemble, recycle and refurbish millions of iPhones per year, retaining those critical materials and redirecting them back into the supply chain.

Today, our climate focus touches every aspect of our work.

From the Amazon, to Colombia’s great expanses of mangroves, to the backwoods of Maine and North Carolina, we’ve preserved, restored and sometimes bought outright the best carbon recapture technology we’ve got: our forests…

Since 2013, we’ve helped our suppliers conserve more than 25 billion gallons of water…

And we’ve issued more than $2.5 billion in green bonds for environmental projects.

Why do we do all this?

Because solving problems — creatively and elegantly — is at the very heart of what makes Apple, Apple.

It’s what gets every one of our employees out of bed in the morning.

It keeps us curious and proud of what we do.

It’s the same impulse that drives us to build the best in Accessibility features, by default, into every product we make.

It’s the same drive that leads us to support and extend education’s power as a great equalizer in this country…

It’s the same drive that leads us to advocate for the immigrants and Dreamers who make our work possible…

And to recognize that our diverse and inclusive workforce is what is going to drive the next generation of innovation.

In short, we just think that the best products in the world ought to be the best products for the world.

In accepting this award, Apple commits to deepening these efforts in the years ahead.

We celebrate the work and the vision of the many leaders in this room, who have spoken out and shown leadership in the years when too many were looking the other way.

And we call on those beyond this room, who have great power to change the world at their fingertips, and who have so far declined to use it, to put aside pride and convenience and to instead use that power to build something new.

Something that can sustain humanity, the planet we love, and the hopes of our children for many more years to come.

On behalf of all of us at Apple, congratulations to Ceres on 30 remarkable years. Thank you for this award, for your work and for your example.

Thank you.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-22  Authors: william feuer
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