In a shock poll out today by Quinnipiac, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Sanders leads Clinton by one point- 41% to 40%.
It is the first time that Sanders has been ahead of Clinton in a major polling survey in the Hawkeye state.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders has become the Eugene McCarthy of 2016,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said in a press release today. “He is the candidate of the Democratic left, against his own party’s bosses and their prized presidential candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton.
9-10-2015 Quinnipiac Poll:
The new Iowa survey was conducted between August 27 and September 8 and sampled 832 likely Democratic caucusgoers.
From the press release:
“There is a wide gender gap among Democrats today as Sanders leads Clinton 49 – 28 percent among men, with 16 percent for Biden, while Clinton leads Sanders 49 – 35 percent among women, with 9 percent for Biden.”
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By Kelsey D’Auben
Later this month Netflix will be premiering it’s newest series Fuller House, a spin-off series of one of the 90’s most popular sitcoms Full House, which will star the complete original cast (minus the Olsen twins.)
This is only the latest in the trend of rebooting old movies and television series from the 1990’s.
Sci-fi shows like The X-Files and Twin Peaks have reboots out this year, it was announced that Friends would have a reunion show, and this week Tyra Banks confirmed via Twitter than a Lifesize 2, a sequel to the famous Disney Channel original movie, is happening.
And all these announcements have every true 90’s kid very excited to see these classics back on screen.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) January 27, 2016
Television and movies aren’t the only pieces of the past that 90’s kids cling on to. Over the past few years trends that should have died with a change in the millennium are making their comeback.
Grown adults are now playing Pokémon video games, wearing denim overalls and plastic choker necklaces, while listening to Backstreet Boys on repeat. And this doesn’t seem to just be an instance of popular fashion trends cycling back.
The way today’s young adults are not seeming to just take this as a fun way to honor their pasts, but we seem to have an obsession with going back to it.
Millennials are a generation who seem to be in denial about moving forward and clinging onto the nostalgia of the past.
Sure, once a generation reaches adulthood they all seem to enjoy reminiscing on aspects of their youth, like the Baby Boomers and their Classic Rock.
So what is it that fuels this need for today’s generation to relive the past? Well, Millennials experienced their childhoods much differently than any generation before us.
Along with stretching over two different decades, centuries, and millenniums we grew up in what felt like two different worlds.
We are the generation that lived half of our childhood without the digital revolution, and the other half of our youth in a world completely run by it.
We became the generation that bridged the technological gap. Because of this, we long for the simplicity that we were able to experience early in our lives.
And we achieve this through re-living the aspects of 90’s culture, such as television, movies, games, and fashion.
But it is all a little bit strange, isn’t it? And perhaps a bit lazy on our part as well.
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Millions of strapped-for-cash millennials are putting their entrepreneurial spirits to good use with the good-old-fashion side hustle.
The sky is the limit when it comes to making money outside of the traditional day job. It’s a good thing too, because collectively Gen Y is facing $1 trillion in student loan debt, according to Entrepreneur.
There’s no illusion that one is going to make a million dollars right out of college, but “don’t let your dreams be dreams.”
Turn a passion into a pursuit for extra cash, pay down student loans, invest in the market, or start a savings account.
Currently, 35 percent of millennials are involved in some type of side business.
So, what are people doing for supplemental income?
Many things, some of which are pretty creative.
Writing is my favorite gig because it’s fun, flexible, and a great creative outlet.
Proficient writers who are equally good at hustling their work can make $10,000 a month.
For those making that much, though, freelancing is probably their full-time job.
Even if you don’t make a ton of money, freelance blogging on the side can lead to bigger and better opportunities if you’re producing quality work.
The extra cash sure comes in handy, no matter where you are at in life.
“It can be worked into any college student’s schedule and can be a great side income for everyone looking to accelerate student loan pay-off,” writes Alexa Mason, who now earns more than $5,500 a month in freelancing.
Turning a childhood passion for computer games into a career may start out as a side hustle.
Dong Nguyen, who created the mobile game Flappy Bird in three days, probably didn’t think he would get rich, but he did.
Granted, he began coding his own video games at age 16 after being inspired by Super Mario Bros.
In 2014, Nguyen said his simple game was earning around $50,000 a day in revenue through its in-gaming advertising.
Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn a great deal from the successes of people who’ve gone before them.
A prime example is Niantic, Inc. CEO John Hanke, who created 2016’s hottest trend: Pokémon Go.
“A TRS-80 was the math computer in our school when I was in probably the seventh grade,” Hanke said in an interview. “I was hanging around watching older guys and they were playing the original Star Trek game with ASCII graphics. I ended up spending hours and hours in the computer room doing that. A couple years later, I saved up my money mowing lawns and bought an Atari 400 with $500 and a tape recorder to save all my programs.”
Everywhere you look on Facebook, someone is trying to sell something to you.
To make money, you need to sell the products to your friends and family.
These multi-level marketing companies come in the form of Avon, Amway, Scentsy, Rodan+Fields, and doTerra.
People know these high-profile brands, and buy the products.
Multi level marketing (aka pyramid selling) is not a new concept, is completely legal, and is a big-dollar industry.
“Amway’s global sales in each of the past few years have exceeded $8.8 billion,” according to the company’s blog. “Since 1959, Amway has paid out nearly $60 billion in bonuses and incentives to its distributors worldwide – more than any other direct sales company in history.”
Not a path for everyone and not without controversy, the move in recent years to encourage millennials to try their hand at “salesmanship” by selling products has gotten many pushing products on the side.
Are you a music or math wiz? Pass your passion on to kids who could use your help. Tutoring is a legit side hustle – one you can feel good about. Teachers will often tutor on the side after school or during lunch to make extra cash. There’s also online tutoring available via Skype, for example.
Another advantage of tutoring is the ability to set your own rates. Some people make anywhere from $25-$90 an hour, depending on skill level and what the market will bear.
Die-hard dog owners love their dogs more than life itself, so the thought of leaving their beloved pet for a few nights in a cold kennel by himself is truly heart breaking.
People would rather hire ‘temporary pet parents,’ or pet sitters, as an alternative to boarding their animal.
After a rather unpleasant and expensive kennel experience, Aaron Hirschhorn found the pet sitting niche to be rather lucrative.
He decided to start his own company after boarding his dogs in a kennel on the West Coast while he traveled to the East Coast.
It cost him $1,400, and one of his dogs was hiding under the desk for two days afterwards.
He rounded up a hundred pet sitters for beta testing, started his own website called DogVacay and convinced investors this was a business worth funding.
Today, the company has collected more than $22 million in venture capital and spans 10,000 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Uber – Lyft – Juno
The ride sharing economy has boomed over the past several years.
The crazy thing is it’s not just a simple side hustle of driving people around anymore, either.
There’s a side hustle within the side hustle.
There are people selling tomatoes out the back of their Uber cars, others passing out “life coach” business cards as their passenger gets out, and there’s even a guy trying to rope his passengers into a life insurance pyramid scheme, you name it.
One of the most famous stories is of the guy who came up with rideshare karaoke. Jonathan Guarano bought a camera and a GorillaPod, attached the setup to the dashboard of his silver 2014 Nissan Versa, and asked his passengers to sing along to the music.
The video of him and his passengers singing to the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” went viral with over 4.7 million views.
Etsy is transforming itself from a niche craftseller website into a launching pad for at-home entrepreneurs with the creation of Etsy Studio, which is a marketplace dedicated to selling craft supplies and DIY tutorials.
Etsy is simultaneously adding a new service called Shop Manager to improve the seller experience.
“It’s the company’s largest expansion ever,” according to Fast Company. “And while Etsy is still dwarfed by the likes of eBay and Amazon Marketplace, the Dumbo, Brooklyn-based company attracts a loyal following of 1.7 million active sellers who reaped $2.3 billion in sales in 2015.”
As you can imagine, all of the above side hustles take hard work and perseverance. The money is there for the taking if you want to invest your time and energy…or you can always put off paying back those student loans for another 20 years.
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By Jessica Gandy
The on again and off again relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit is officially off, so who’s Kermit’s new sizzling sidepiece?
On Sept. 1, Kermit released an official statement on his current relationship status, because of rumors circulating about Kermit and a new belle.
“While I prefer to keep my personal life private, this is Hollywood, so who am I kidding? It is true that I am dating again. However, at this time no one woman – pig or otherwise—is my official ‘new girlfriend’. We are simply close friends,” Kermit said in a tweet.
Kermit broke the Internet and hearts around the world, as fans tweeted their response to his news.
— Dustin Stauffer (@dustinstauffer2) September 1, 2015
Kermit diving into a relationship so soon with Denise—who bears more than a passing resemblance to his ex—suggests some issues, but ☕?
— Parker Higgins (@xor) September 1, 2015
So who is this new woman in Kermit’s life? Her name is Denise, according to People Magazine. Photos of Kermit and Denise have been circulated around the Internet over the past week. Few seem to know much about the mysterious pig, but she has caused quite the uproar- or up-oink.
While neither Kermit, Denise, The Jim Henson Company or ABC have commented much on the issue, ABC’s promo video, featuring both characters, leads some to speculate whether or not Denise is just a publicity stunt to drum up ratings for The Muppets’ new show, similar to when Barbie and Ken’s split in 2004 was seen by some as an attempt to increase Mattel’s stock.
— Zombie Leader (@ZombieLeader1) September 2, 2015
While some fans have not been extremely welcoming of Denise, Miss Piggy seems to have not been affected at all. Miss Piggy has been spotted with some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities like Liam Hemsworth and Constance Wu.
A photo posted by Liam Hemsworth (@liamhemsworth) on
So while adding Kermit and Miss Piggy to the list of infamous celebrity break-ups, like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston, is unfortunate, Denise could be a promising, new leading lady for Kermit in the future.
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