What You Need to Know Today: June 19

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Here’s what you need to know today


Codename: “Project Lightning.” Yesterday, Twitter announced a new feature where users can watch live feeds of breaking news stories. The feature will also include scheduled events, like the Grammys, NBA finals, U.S. Open…Similar to Snapchat’s Discovery button, which has started to earn Snapchat money. If you majored in journalism or english, #noregrets, because this is the future of news and Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are hiring.

Tinder for politics. “A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” Sean Parker is at it again, this time, what’s cool is democracy. The Napster cofounder and former Facebook president is behind Brigade a Tinder-like app that hopes to change how our generation thinks about 21st century politics.


Oh HENRY! “High Earning, Not Rich Yet,” is the new-old acronym for soon-to-be rich millennials. HENRY was coined by Fortune in 2003 but made a comeback this week after a Goldman Sachs report revealed HENRYs control financial assets worth more than $1 Trillion. One more reason to learn how to sell to your peers. Here’s a fun list of 40 financial acronyms – SINBAD is probably a more accurate description of the 36% of millennials who still live at home.

Ask this weird question, if your business is struggling. What’s my California roll? “…understanding the impact of this icon of Japanese dining can make all the difference between the success or failure of your product. If you’ve ever felt the frustration of customers not biting, then you can sympathize with Japanese restaurant owners in America during the 1970s.” Read the full story on how Japanese restaurants broke into North American culture with a simple philosophy.

Personal Development

Meet the man who cheated sleep and won. In 2009, Akshat Rathi slept only 4.5 hours a day for a year. Here’s how he did it. The extra 3.5 hours Rathi gained, he spent finishing his doctorate early. Polyphasic sleep experiments like this are nothing new but Rathi’s story uncovers some interesting facts about sleep you might not have considered.

Compass for life. Quartz wrote an article that describes the four stages of life everyone goes through. It explains why our values change throughout the different stages and why relationships with friends and lovers come and go. What it doesn’t tell us is how to effectively navigate these four stages. Thankfully, Ryan Holiday has shared some advice he’s learned to help a struggling generation persevere.

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