EOS Lip Balm; an innovation in lip care

EOS is a widely known lip balm that has a unique design and a variety of fun flavors. The founders of this company ,Jonathan Teller and Sanjiv Merhra, seen that the lip care industry had been lazy for decades. Nearly all manufactures of lip balm shared the same product container as well as the same repeating flavors.

When developing the design of EOS the two kept women in mind, since after all they purchase close to 80 percent of all lip products on the market. They noted that the tubular shapes of traditional lip balms made them harder to find in handbags, so an egg-like round shape would be easily spotted for use.

The company went in with their unusual shaped lip balm not knowing exactly what to expect from customers. To their surprise the product was received very well. Even though the brand was unknown the design of it made the lip balm have a great advantage ,in the eyes of potential customers. Another element was that since the product was new people were willing to try it simply for that.

Today, almost seven years since they first launched EOS is valued at $250 million dollars. It can be found in nearly every store , and is greatly loved by their customer who eagerly await to see which exciting flavors will come out next.

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James Larkin: Champion of the Working Man

Born in Liverpool, England on January 21, 1876, James Larkin was a famed Irish labor activist. Growing up in the slums of Liverpool, Larkin had very little formal education.

He had to work several jobs to supplement the family’s income. Eventually he became the foreman of the Liverpool docks, joining the National Union Of Dock Labourers. In 1903, he married Elizabeth Brown. The couple later had four sons.

He was transferred to Dublin in 1907 due to the National Union of Dock Labourers being uneasy with his radical strike methods. There, he founded the Irish Transportation and General Workers’ Union. It would eventually become the largest organization of its kind in the entire region. The ITGWU can be seen as the birth of the Irish Labour movement.

When the union was formed, less than one tenth of all Irish workers were not in a union, and most of the workers who were in unions were in British-based organizations. Many in Dublin felt ignored by these British unions, and Larkin felt that labour should be international.

He later formed the Irish Labour Party and led several strikes. The most historically significant of these strikes was the Dublin Lockout in 1913, where more than 100,000 laborers went on strike for eight months. Unfortunately, the Irish Transportation and General Workers’ Union would fall apart after the Dublin Lockout. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and The Definite Biography of Big Jim Larkin – Irish Examiner

At the beginning of the First World War, Larkin staged anti-war demonstrations in Dublin. In 1914, James Larkin would travel to the United States in order to raise funds to fight the British.

In 1920 Larkin was convicted of criminal anarchy and communism. Three years later he was pardoned and deported back to Dublin. There, he organized the Workers’ Union of Ireland and gained recognition from Communist International in 1924.

Larkin continued his work in labor organizing well into the 1940’s. In 1946, while supervising repairs to the Workers’ Union of Ireland’s Thomas Ashe Hall, Larkin fell through the floor. He died in the Meath Hospital on January 30, 1947. He is still remembered for his efforts in establishing and pushing the labour movement forward.

Bumble CEO, Whitney Wolfe, Threatened along with Other Members of Staff.

Whitney Wolfe, CEO of dating app Bumble, experienced a huge violation of both privacy and safety along with other members of her staff. Apparently, a neo-Nazi hate group with a misogynic message took offense to the feminist driven design of her company’s software tool.

The hate group, currently monitored by the FBI, responded by publishing identifying contact information for Whitney Wolfe as well as other head members of the staff. They obtained the confidential information via a cyber attack during the summer of 2017. The general idea was to encourage followers to seek out and harass Wolfe and others. For more latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.

As a response, Whitney Wolfe and others have been under bodyguard protection. The main company offices have also employed a full-time security team since then. The entire debacle left Wolfe in a such a state that she was questioning her mental health under such a level of stress.


For those in the dark as to the mechanics of Bumble, the app essentially sports a user interface that requires the fairer sex to make the first move when it comes to heterosexual dating. This means that the guy cannot reach out and simply initiate contact with any female that he so desires. Said female must first notify the app that she likes this user. Only after this is achieved can a man write a message to a woman.

It is through the niche appeal of women making the first move that Whitney Wolfe was able to enter a market where most startups fail and flesh out a respectable amount of success in such a short amount of time. No matter how one feels about Bumble, the idea of a hate/terror organization launching a cyber attack to steal information that can be shared with its cult-like followers to encourage physical attacks of violence should be frightening and surreal. Such an occurrence is all too common in this modern landscape.

Other than a lawsuit with the head of Tinder, who slandered Whitney Wolfe, we don’t hear about her too much in the news. The lawsuit was popular news simply because it was that situation that put her on the path to creating Bumble in the first place.

Read more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/whitney-wolfe

 

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin annoyed by Arpaio’s pardon

Toward the end of 2017, President Donald Trump took a radical step to pardon one of the notorious sheriffs in the history of the United States known as Joe Arpaio. Arpaio had been accused of using the issue of immigration to oppress thousands of immigrants who were living in Maricopa County. He used the powers given to him to punish anyone who he found to be in the county illegally. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/the-enduring-sins-of-joe-arpaio-michael-lacey-and-jim-larkin-speak-out-in-response-to-trumps-pardon-of-americas-worst-sheriff/ and http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/

The pardon given to the sheriff was a low point in the administration of Trump less than a year after he took the powers. Human and civil right activists from Arizona described the move by Donald Trump as a violation of universal human rights.

Among the people who were greatly affected by the step taken by President Trump were journalist Michel Lacey and Jim Larkin. They had spent years exposing the actions of the sheriff to the public through the Phoenix New Times, a paper they used to own.

They were annoyed that the president had pardoned a man who was the cause of many deaths and suffering of innocent immigrants living in Maricopa County. The pardon showed that the administration of President Trump does not respect the rights of immigrants. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

It should however not come as a surprise that Trump pardoned Arpaio. The two believe in the same ideologies regarding immigration. They have been cooperating even before Trump was the president. They were behind the birther movement that condemned immigration into the United States.

It is not a wonder to see Trump making the utterances he makes about immigration. He is a racist just like Arpaio. The pardon given to Arpaio was a show of the common ideologies that they share. Trump saw nothing with the actions of Arpaio when he tortured innocent immigrants.

President Trump has been looking for opportunities to stop immigration into the United States especially for people from some regions. After the pardon of Arpaio, Michael Lacey described Trump as a “moron.”

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have had a long battle with the former sheriff. They exposed him, something he did not like, he wanted to punish them, and in 2007, he arrested them in the middle of the night as if they were thugs and bundled them into the back of trucks.

They were driven to separate jails where they were held for 24 hours. They were later released after public pressure became too much for the people.