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The Warby Parker Of … ?: The Rise of Industry Underdogs

Even across disparate retail segments, companies like Warby Parker, Glossier, Casper, and Harry’s define a unique market group that share a host of defining features largely responsible for their success.

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Juuling: A “Healthy” Alternative To Smoking?

The rates of traditional cigarette smoking are at an all-time low in America thanks to increased taxes and increased awareness around its negative effects. Juul Labs has tried to shift customers away from cigarettes by creating a product that is sleek, modern, and efficient, but is his “healthier”?

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Consumer Genetic Testing: The Promise and Dangers

Although genetic testing allowed the Golden State Killer to be found and arrested, it seems to be an egregious breach of information when knowledge of our basic biological building blocks can be analyzed by complete strangers, all without our permission.

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Southwest Flight 1380: A Study in Tragedy, Perception, and Sales

Airplanes, against popular sentiment, are remarkably safe forms of transport: in 2016, there were 37,000 deaths by car in America alone, compared to zero by air travel. In fact, this is the first passenger death to occur on a U.S. plane in nine years. Yet, Southwest will not be unaffected by this tragedy.

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Bye-Bye Boracay (For Now)

While Boracay’s tourism-based economy has thrived by these increasing numbers, the small island lacked the necessary infrastructure to prepare.

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The Disuse of “Pursuit of Excellence”

There is no doubt that universities have expanded resources to better serve students from lower-income backgrounds, but the greater question at hand is how these students can thrive in the environments of elite institutions.

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Metal-ing with International Relations

With new shocking events unfolding by the day, the US is in a precarious position and must tread carefully to avoid a trade war with China. Then again, that may be exactly the intention.

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The National Rifle Association’s Lobbying Arm: The Behemoth On Capitol Hill May Finally Meet Its Match

In order for gun control groups to match the prowess of the NRA, they need to encourage grassroots mobilization while incentivizing with a powerful lobbying machine of their own.

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