Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe Turns Down a $450M Buyout Deal

Bumble, a dating app founded in 2014 by Ms. Whitney Wolfe was created with the intent of placing the power back in women’s hands. Much like the other dating apps on the market, it requires uploading personal photos and swiping left or right. But on Bumble the women have the choice of initiating the conversation in the first 24 hours of mutually connecting, instead of awaiting the prospects to reach out. This breaks the stereotypical expectation of how people connect and interact in the dating world. “The current landscape of dating, all the expectation is on the man to make the first move and that’s broken.”(Wolfe, 2015) (Link to the video clip). Bumble even has a friend finding platform called BumbleBFF, designed for women to platonically meet new friends within the same application.

Now why did Whitney Wolfe turn down such a hefty deal totaling in $450M from MatchGroup who owns Tinder, Match.com and OKCupid?

Sources suggest that the offer simply undervalues the uniqueness of this company and the women-first direction it operates in. Other speculations point towards the fact that she doesn’t want a company she once sued to acquire her business. In 2014, Wolfe left Tinder, which she co-founded in 2012 because of alleged “sexual harassment” and “sex discrimination.” That same year she sued Tinder, Match.com and their parent company InterActive Corp (IAC) for those very claims.

The launch of Bumble was much more than just a success of a business venture, but also a statement against the systemic patriarchal cycle in the world of business. Women like Wolfe are inspiration for women suffering in silence in their workplace everyday, who are subject to all kind of work harassment and discrimination. Turning down this deal represents a stake in the worth of her business and the worth of her personal brand. We all know the power in money, so what a power move!

Learn More: www.businessinsider.com/bumble-dating-app-match-iac-tinder-buyout-2017-8

Kim Dao’s 10 Japan Travel Hacks

On this video produced by youtuber Kim Dao, Kim explains that she is moving from her current home in Japan to the middle of Tokyo. She is also preparing for a trip to Denmark because her grandmother has recently passed away. In her video, Kim Dao is in the process of moving.

 

In her video, Kim Dao first talks about her experience with her grandmother passing away, and that she had to go to Denmark for a week for her funeral. Unfortunately for her though, she had shipped many of her winter clothes to Australia so she didn’t have any warm clothes available for her trip. As a result, she ended up doing some shopping to prepare.

 

Kim Dao showed some of the clothes that she recently bought. First, she showed some outfits that she bought from Cecil McBee, to include a spring dress, a skirt/sweater outfit, a Heattech brand turtleneck, a black top and another grey top of the same style, a flower top, and some pink pants. In addition, Kim Dao bought some Pokemon merchandise for her family in Denmark to include Pikachu plush toys, Pikachu folders, and for herself a Pokemon skin care bag, a Pikachu hair tie, and a Pikachu plush toy which reverses into a neck pillow.

 

To conclude her video, Kim Dao talks about her next videos which will include Osaka videos, Tokyo videos, and a Denmark blog.

EOS Keeps Your Lips Sensational for Others

Of course, you want your lips to be soft and luxurious all the time, and the best way to do that is with all natural, organic EOS lip balm flavors. Evolution of Smooth, or EOS, is a fantastic find in the war against dry, cracked lips, especially in the winter months. EOS will keep your sensitive lips naturally soft and supple.

EOS lip balms are filled with a healthy combination of vitamin E, soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil. These high-quality ingredients are used to create lip balms that are packed with antioxidants to keep your lips extremely soft all day long. Protection is also a key factor, and EOS lip balm protects your lips from the elements naturally.

These sensational lip balms are hypoallergenic and petrolatum free, and they have been dermatologist tested to maintain soft, smooth, beautiful lips. They come in a variety of scrumptious, naturally-flavored balms packaged in adorable, matching-colored oval cases that you can carry everywhere.

Delicious Flavors Make EOS Fun

The 15 flavors made by EOS include Honeysuckle Honeydew, Blueberry Acai, Vanilla Bean, Pomegranate Raspberry, Summerfruit, Medicated Tangerine, Sweet Mint, Passion Fruit, Strawberry Sorbet, Vanilla Mint, Sheer Pink, Coconut Milk, Blackberry Nectar, Lemon Twist with SPF 15 and Grapefruit with SPF 30. All these flavors are available on eBay and the EOS website: https://evolutionofsmooth.com/lip-balm/smooth-spheres.html.

EOS organic lip balm is only the beginning of the Evolution of Smooth. Also included in the line is a naturally sensational shaving cream and a hand and body lotion. You want all areas to be sensual and smooth at all times, and EOS is the best way to do that.

If you prefer lip balm in the traditional stick, EOS has this available too, and for your convenience, the lip balms are sold in multi-packs, too. Learn how EOS started, read this article by Fast Company.

 

Wen by Chaz Create Top Quality Hair Conditioners

I had a hard time trying to find a hair products brand that works. For years I felt frustrated because of the way my hair looked. I had terrible hair texture and I just could not go anywhere without covering it. I spent a lot of money on various hair conditioners and styling treatments but none worked well for me. But I never gave up hope because I knew I would run into the perfect product if I kept searching. And it happened. I was at a grocery shop trying to pick up some stuff, and while I was browsing the health section of the store I saw a lady with very beautiful hair and we started to have a conversation. I asked what she used on her hair and she mentioned one of the products created by WEN hair by Chaz. She told me to check it out and that I would love it When I got home, I searched online and I liked what I found out and ordered right away through Amazon. The company has a numerous positive reviews and people posted their experience with the brand. It arrived shortly and I started to use it according to instructions. Within three weeks the results was simply amazing. The product I used, the Sephora advertised Version, is just perfect for my hair type and restored shine and bounce to my thinning hair. Wen hair by Chaz is a fabulous brand and has numerous people who are raving about the top quality products that the company makes. I took a look at the ingredients and noticed all of their products are made with natural ingredients. Wen by Chaz is a reliable company and cares a lot about their customers’ well-being. Their customer support is top notch and handles issues appropriately and promptly. FAQ Page: http://www.wen.com/faq.html  

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Kate Hudson Talks Additions To Fabletics

Marie Claire magazine conducted an interview recently with the popular Kate Hudson, co-founder and spokeswoman of a well known company called Fabletics. Fabletics features comfortable yet stylish athleisure wear. Kate Hudson promotes the brand in many advertisements, commercials and websites and since the athleisure trend is so big, the company has found great success. This website based brand recently introduced two new products being added to their collection and Kate had quite a bit to say about them.

Since athleisure has become somewhat of a lifestyle for many, The Only Fabletics Review You Need to Read at The Krazy Coupon Lady is a great read about their affordable athleisure clothing. Kate describes their newest additions: dresses and swimwear. The benefits of their dresses are that they are highly versatile and could be dressed up or down for any occasion. They are so form fitting and will help hide the problem areas- no spanx needed in these dresses! They are also very comfortable on wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/fabletics-to-make-big-push-into-retail-10181356/, just like your typical athletic wear and are flexible in your active lifestyle. The bathing suits, like the dresses, are the same material you know and love in vibrant colors and fun styles. They are said to give support in all the right places while providing a trendy suit at a reasonable cost.

Fabletics.com is a fantastic site that offers athleisure clothing by either subscription or regular purchases. If you decide to subscribe, Fabletics will send you new athleisure each month to add to your wardrobe. With prices much better than its competitors, it’s easy to fall in love with Fabletics and all that it has to offer to its loyal customers. You can simply make an account, fill out your profile and then wait for the new clothing to arrive each month. It’s a great alternative for those of you who maybe don’t like to shop in stores, or who don’t have time to. Or maybe you just love the idea of receiving comfy athletic wear each month. Either way, Fable tics Made Headlines With Its Ad Campaign With a Bleeped Word on Adweek shows an ad that offers beautiful choices and products that would make great additions to your closet.

Fan Inspired Success

Pittsburgh loves its Steelers and proud to show it too. Fashionable sports wear, launched on the Steelers Pro Shop website, is worn by the football faithful any day of the year. Whether it is game day, casual Friday in the office, or even random get-togethers you will always see a Steelers logo and “kellers” (colors). Quarterbacked by Susan McGalla, who works for the Pittsburgh Steelers as Director of Strategic Planning, the new line of licenced gear has seen fun variations and tongue-in-cheek slogans added to classic designs. There is no denying that Susan’s experience in fashion and marketing as the President and CMO of American Eagle and CEO of Wet Seal, provided the insight to include the female fan in hot pink jerseys and blinged out t-shirts. Introduced to the Steelers family in January 2015, she wasted no time in developing a new line of products, and relaunched the merchandise website in time for the 15/16 season. Featured on a CBS report, where the display table overflowed with Terrible Towels and other items available on the site, Susan McGalla highlighted that the products are for women as well as the guys across the Steelers nation. Some of the lines even include the popular Victoria’s Secret brand “Pink”. McGalla can be described on ireport as a protagonist for women in leadership roles, having risen through the ranks to become the boss, and has started her own consulting company P3 which provides strategic marketing advice across a range of industries. Speaking to PR Newswire, Susan comments on the evolution of the workplace to include women as professionals above anything else. “The glass ceiling” an antiquated barrier for women who want to succeed, seemingly did not affect her. Facing her career goals head-on and not being subject to gender dominated prejudices, allowed Susan to earn the respect and promotion of her peers. Susan now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and 2 kids and better be Steelers fans by now!