• Lime Seeks To Set Itself Apart
    By showing other aspects of the electric scooter company’s business, Lime hopes to set itself apart from its growing number of competitors, which include Bird Rides and Skip Transport. “It’s just a more expansive lens than ‘This is a scooter to get you from point A to point B,” Duke Stump, a former executive of Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Nike Inc. who was named Lime’s first CMO in February, tells The Wall Street Journal.
  • Vita Coco Wins Twitter War With Hater
    After a Twitter troll said he’d rather drink “your social media person’s piss than coconut water” Vita Coco answered with a photo of a member of their social media team standing in a bathroom stall and holding a Vita Coco jar filled with urine. “Address?” the tweet read. The brand made the photo its profile picture on Twitter and it has been liked more than 5,400 times.
  • Births Fall To Lowest Level In 32 Years
    In 2018, births in the U.S. fell 2% from 2017 to 3,788,235, according to provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate declined for women aged 15–34, rose for 35-plus. “This aggregate hides stark disparities at the state level,” per Bloomberg. “In 2018, out of 6,557 babies born in Wyoming, only 57 were African-American.”
  • Netflix Engineer Rethinks Paper Receipts
    Susie Lu is a senior data visualization engineer at Netflix, but in her spare time, she’s been working on rethinking the way we shop. “Today, a receipt is nothing but a piece of paper most of us throw away,” according to Fast Company. “But if it could actually be designed to explain our purchases, it could teach us to shop more mindfully over time.” Her redesign includes a bubble chart where spending is itemized by category.
  • Monsanto Ordered To Pay $2B In Roundup Cancer Case
    A jury ordered Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said it's likely a trial judge or appellate court will significantly reduce the punitive damage award, according to the Chicago Tribune.
  • Chick-fil-A Considers Vegan Menu Items
    Hoping to compete with Burger King, Chipotle and others offering meat substitutes, Chick-fil-A is in the early stages of conducting research and development for vegan and vegetarian menu items. "We think it is certainly beyond just no meat on salads or no meat in a wrap. It might be some kind of alternative protein on a sandwich," Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A's menu, told Business Insider, adding that the company has been studying vegan menu items and meat substitutes for a few years.
  • IHOP Mother's Day Tweet About In-Utero Pancakes Fails
    ldquo;If you have pancakes in your tum tum, does that make you a pancake mum mum?” IHOP posted Sunday morning on Twitter. “Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms out there!” The tweet included a photoshopped sonogram showing a stack of pancakes. The tweet, which had nearly 7,000 likes and more than 1,200 shares as of Monday afternoon, was trending on Twitter for most of Sunday, but reaction was largely negative.
  • NRA Chief Bills Ad Agency For Expenses
    National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed Ackerman McQueen, the group’s ad agency, $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, according to documents, posted anonymously on the internet. NRA attorney William A. Brewer III said the majority of expenses charged to the ad firm were for “donor outreach, fundraising and stakeholder engagement” and were being reviewed by the board, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Corporations Including General Motors Helped Remake Kitchens
    The “Miracle Kitchen,” an exhibit at the American National Exhibition in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, was a joint venture between Whirlpool and RCA. "The kitchen had been designed to intimidate Soviet visitors, and to engender in them a feeling of being have-nots, even as their government maintained an edge in the early years of the Space Race," according to Curbed. “Design for Dreaming,” a 1956 industrial short film, was created to promote Frigidaire’s “Kitchen of Tomorrow” at Motorama. During this era, Frigidaire was owned by General Motors. The automaker incorporated kitchen displays at its annual auto show, which was first staged …
  • Chobani Assists Students With Lunch Program Debt
    Chobani is paying off $47,650 of the $77,000 lunch debit of low-income students in Warwick, Rhode Island. The school system caused an uproar earlier this week when it announced that any students who had unpaid balances on their lunch accounts would receive a sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwich until their balance was paid, according to CNN. Chobani is also donating cups and yogurt to the community.
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