What Startups Can Learn from Hathaway and Di Nero’s ‘The Intern’

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I recently went to the movies to see the new comedy The Intern starring Robert Di Nero and Anne Hathaway. The movie centered on Jules’s (Hathaway) online fashion startup company implementing an outreach program for senior citizen interns. The idea of this outreach program was that older generations who have been in the business world might have a lot to add to the company – which Di Nero provides flawlessly.

The film The Intern celebrates entrepreneurs and startups, as well as comments hilariously on our tech-obsessed generation; like the scene where Ben (Di Nero) is baffled by a younger co-worker who only apologized to a girl through text and email. Ben then states, “I assume you’ve talked to her, apologized….” as the young man says, “I emailed her. Subject line I wrote, I’m sorry, like with a ton of O’s…”

But while Ben and Jules (along with…

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Til It Happens to You’ Calls for Awareness of Sexual Assault on Campus

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Lady Gaga is calling for awareness about campus sexual assault in her latest music video for the song ‘Til It Happens to You.’ The ballad was written for the 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering. The Hunting Ground is centered on college students who are rape victims and face retaliation when they seek justice. Fittingly, the music video mirrors The Hunting Ground’s PSA.

The video begins with a warning that states, “The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally unsettling but reflect the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses.” The screen then fades and begins a short black and white film with four main characters—one girl working with a male friend in her dorm room; another girl, who appears to be transitioning to male, getting dressed in the dorm bathroom; and two girls going to a college…

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Viola Davis Makes History as First Black Woman to Win Lead Actress Emmy

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History was made on September 20th during the 67th annual Emmy Awards when Viola Davis became the first black woman to take home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy. Davis was awarded this Emmy for her role as Professor Annalise Keating on the popular drama series How to Get Away with Murder.

Davis was immediately hugged by Taraji P. Henson on her way to the stage, whom she later thanked, along with other actresses of color such as Kerry Washington and Halle Berry for “taking us over that line.”

Viola Davis opened her acceptance speech by quoting Harriet Tubman: “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no-how. I can’t seem to get over…

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