Tech & Science Repulsed by the thought of where chicken nuggets come from, Genesis Butler chose to go vegetarian at age three, and vegan at six. By age 10 she had become one of the youngest people to give a TEDx Talk. Now, she’s making international headlines for challenging Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent in exchange for a $1 million donation to charity. Next? Her sights are set on The White House. Standing shoulder to shoulder (figuratively, at least) with A-list stars like Woody Harrelson, Joaquin Phoenix and Paul McCartney, the 12-year-old is among high-profile veggies calling on the pontiff to ditch animal products for the Christian observance as part of the Million Dollar Vegan campaign. In an open letter aimed at the head of the Catholic church, Butler spoke of how "farming and slaughtering animals causes a lot of suffering and is also a leading cause of climate change, deforestation, and species loss.” She argued that feeding crops … [Read more...] about “I Want to Be President”: Meet the 12-year-old Girl Challenging the Pope to Go Vegan for a $1m Charity Donation
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This article was originally published on TechRepublic. Every morning for the past two years, Eric Shashoua, the founder and CEO of Kiwi for Gmail, cracks open a Soylent meal replacement drink for breakfast. And lunch. And a snack. His 12- to 14-hour workdays leading a tech company require deep concentration, and little time to break for lunch. "I'd been searching for something like Soylent for ages, ever since I could imagine how convenient it would be if you could just drink food," Shashoua said. "I'm not a foodie guy. For me, it's more convenient during the day." Elon Musk once said, "If there was a way that I couldn't eat so I could work more, I would not eat. I wish there was a way to get nutrients without sitting down for a meal," according to the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Today, a relatively small but enthusiastic number of tech professionals have followed this ethos, replacing some or all meals with … [Read more...] about Meal replacements make tech workers more productive. Can they also solve world hunger?
Microsoft is more valuable than Apple for the first time since 2010. Here’s how Satya Nadella came into the CEO role in 2014 and led the company to its present heights. When Satya Nadella first took the reins as Microsoft CEO in February 2014, the company was losing steam fast. Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith. Times change. When the market closed on Friday, Microsoft’s market cap had exceeded that of Apple’s – something that hasn’t happened since President Obama was in office and the Zune was still a thing. It’s an exclamation point on Nadella’s almost five-year reign, in which he refocused the company and led it to new heights. Here’s how Satya Nadella came to Microsoft and executed a startling turnaround that led it to be worth more than … [Read more...] about The rise of Satya Nadella, the CEO who led Microsoft to becoming more valuable than Apple again in under 5 years
TARON Egerton is bent over rummaging through the fridge in the corner of his hotel room. He eventually pops his head up, brandishing an artfully designed frosted glass bottle. "Coconut water! That is what people drink, isn't it?" he says, with a raised eyebrow. "I feel like when you are wearing a hat like this you can drink coconut water." Indeed he is wearing quite the hat, a broad brimmed black number, perched on top of his newly-shaven head. The change to his appearance is still fresh and he is still feeling self-conscious about it. "I just finished the Elton John thing and I had this awful hair so I shaved it cos they had thinned it right out and given me this bald patch. It was very cathartic getting rid of it and also, not to put a downer on things, I split up with my girlfriend not long ago and it weirdly felt a bit like reinvention. "It felt quite empowering to change the way I look." The "Elton John thing" is Rocket Man, a biopic about the singer that has been a long time in … [Read more...] about Robin Hood’s Taron Egerton: In a year I’ll be ready to put the Kingsman suit back on
Samy Magdy Associated Press Published 6:16 AM EST Nov 21, 2018 Sanaa, Yemen – An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition in young children. The U.N. says more than 1.3 million children have suffered from SAM since a Saudi-led coalition went to war with Yemen’s Houthi rebels in March 2015. The group said its “conservative estimate” was that 84,701 children may have died, based on historical studies that find that 20 to 30 percent of untreated cases lead to death. It says it calculated the figure based on the number of cases reported in areas where aid groups were unable to intervene. “For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable,” said Tamer … [Read more...] about Aid group: 85K children may have died of hunger in Yemen