Ben Togut

NEWS

Examining Public Opinion On Pandemic Restrictions As Delta Cases Mount

As we reach the year and a half point of the pandemic, public opinion on COVID-restrictions continues to vary widely. In a recent Twitter thread, 538 founder Nate Silver analyzed five different perspectives on COVID-19 restrictions. It’s fascinating to see this variety of perspectives on

NEWS

Limits: Instagram Unveils New Anti-Harassment Feature

Instagram recently announced they are testing the use of a new anti-harassment tool Limits. Limits recommends users filter comments and DMs from certain groups of accounts that may send hateful messages. This feature is like the Instagram feature Restrict, which allows users to review comments

GROW

How To Make Your Startup More LGBTQ Friendly

Workplace discrimination remains a significant obstacle for queer employees. According to the HRC, 46% of LGBTQ+ workers report staying closeted at work. 20% of queer employees report that coworkers have tried to police their gender expression and 31% report feeling unhappy or depressed at work.

FINANCE

Can Anyone Be an Entrepreneur?

Many of us are told “anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.” Recently, people have applied this same logic to entrepreneurship. To become an entrepreneur you don’t need connections, money, or a million dollar idea—all you need is drive and

NEWS

An Unexpected Silver Lining: Black Business Surge Amid Pandemic

Last year, as Americans faced unemployment in record numbers, many Black workers turned to entrepreneurship to stay afloat during the pandemic. In 2020, approximately 380 out of every 100,000 Black adults became new entrepreneurs. To be clear, this boom is not entirely positive. It reflects

NEWS

How Big Tech Antitrust Legislation Is Leading To A Schism In The Republican Party

On June 11th, House Democrats introduced a series of bipartisan bills designed to restrict the power of Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. In response, conservative think tanks and advocacy groups are now rallying in support of these technological powerhouses. What’s more,

NEWS

BarkBox vs. Chewy: Pet Companies Battle It Out

During the pandemic, the pet industry has flourished as people forced to stay at home have sought companionship in furry friends. Last year alone, the pet industry generated a record $103.6 billion in sales, a 6.7% increase from 2019. This boom has created ideal conditions

HEALTH

Dealing With Entrepreneurial Burnout

In a world where time is money, working professionals are more stressed out today than ever before. This phenomenon disproportionately affects entrepreneurs. While 7% of the general population experiences depression and some level of burnout, an overwhelming 50% of entrepreneurs report feelings of burnout. In recent

HUSTLE

Do Corporations Really Care About The Queer Community?

Every year as Pride Month approaches corporations sell rainbow-colored merchandise and donate to LGBTQ+ charities to uplift the queer community. In recent years, activists have questioned the intentions of these corporations during Pride Month. Do businesses genuinely care about the queer community or is their

BUSINESS

The Vastly Uneven Playing Field of Venture Capital

As we enter Pride month, many companies will be showing support for the queer community. Corporations like Wells Fargo and Nike will have floats at Pride and sell merchandise decked out in the rainbow flag, perhaps donating a portion of their sales to LGBTQ+ charities.