Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Bumble App Founder Whitney Wolfe Finds Her Match!

Whitney Wolfe is the CEO founder and of Bumble App has made online courting a lot more comfortable for women. The Bumble dating app now has 20 million registered users who love the feminist stance employed by the app. Bumble matches heterosexual couples, but a connection is only made if the lady initiates the first move. Bumble expanded and added Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz.

The Bumble Bizz mode in the Bumble app was introduced to enhance networking and mentoring but strictly in the professional sense. Bumble Bizz however still follows the “ladies first” concept that the main app is built on. The ladies choose who they want to talk to before connections to the network are made. This feature was put in place to make women feel more comfortable Bizz users swipe to select links to a system with among the app’s millions of users.

The Bumble Bizz profile requires that users need to add verified photos and resumes. The skills section is for users to showcase any skills they have and samples of their work. Bumble Bizz is however to a platform for searching or recruiting for jobs; the very opposite of LinkedIn. It is strictly for networking and mentoring. It is therefore not the best platform for job seekers. The Bumble BFF is another mode within Bumble. This mode helps you to connect with a new best friend.

While Whitney is in the business of pairing people up with their best match virtually, she met her now-husband in a real-life encounter. Michael Herd and Whitney Wolfe first met each other in December 2013 while on vacation in Aspen. Michael Herd is the restaurant and oil & gas business. Their love story began when Whitney made the first move. After that holiday in Aspen where the two met each other, they regularly kept in touch and started dating on Valentine’s Day of 2014. Michael popped the big question two years later.

Whitney and Michael tied the knot in the great town of Positano in Italy this month. On the morning of their wedding, there was a flash flood that flooded the villa in which she was staying in. The wedding was canceled because the tides were predicted to last up to 9 PM. However, as luck would have it, the rains stopped, and the sun came out at 3 PM. Whitney and her team decided just to have the wedding. Despite all the unexpected events on the wedding day, a beautiful ceremony commenced at 7:54.

About Whitney Wolfe: www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/fashion/bumble-feminist-dating-app-whitney-wolfe.html

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Big Jim Larkin Changed The Labor Landscape of Ireland and Europe

He was beloved by many, and perhaps hated by more, but few can deny the ultimate positive influence James “Big Jim” Larkin had on the history of Ireland.

Jim Larkin rose from the dregs of poverty to become one of Ireland’s most significant labor leaders. He embraced Marxism and Communism, but ultimately, it was the poor, hard-laboring Irish worker that he cared about most. He just wanted a fair shake for everybody. Larkin is credited with coining the phrase, “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.” Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html

Larkin was born into poverty in Liverpool, England, where his Irish parents had immigrated to find work. What little work there was paid poorly. When he was a child, young Jim Larkin went to work early at a series of grueling jobs to help support his family. He was able to get a rudimentary grammar school education by attending part time.

Jim Larkin’s father, James Larkin Sr., died when his son was just 14. The year was 1890. That meant his educational days were over and a lifetime of hard work for low pay began.

Jim Larkin eventually worked his way up to the position of foreman on the docks by the time he was in his early twenties. That’s where he began organizing his fellow workers to strike – to fight back against the wealthy business class and owners who were content to pay little more than slave wages to rank-and-file Irish and British citizens.

It turns out that the poorly educated Larkin had a significant, natural talent for public speaking and excelledl at inspiring others with fiery rhetoric. Jim Larkin rose quickly through the ranks of organized unions to become a major player in the explosive labor movement of the early 20th Century.

Larkin remained controversial throughout his life. He made bitter enemies among the wealthy elite, but also ran at cross purposes with many of his fellow labor champions. By the time he died in 1947, however, Larkin came to be recognized as one of the most important figures in the Irish-English labor movement, and indeed, the world.

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