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…According to the Kauffman Foundation, the business ownership rate among millennials is lower now than it was for the 20-34 age group in 1996. The latest poll of Americans aged 18 to 34 conducted for Young Invincibles and Small Business Majority found that 8 percent of millennials own a business, 16 percent are planning to start one, and 27 percent would like to own a business one day. But challenges are keeping many millennials from going into business for themselves. While it does seem the entrepreneurial spirit is alive among millennials, many of these would-be entrepreneurs are deterred by high student loan debt, the survey found. More than 60 percent of the millennials surveyed had student loans and nearly half of millennials who do own a business or plan to start one cite their student loan debt as a major obstacle to business ownership. “Nearly 40 percent of millennials who would like to own a business someday said student loan debt is affecting their ability to start one,” reported the study…
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Airplane Bathrooms That Clean Themselves? Yes, Please!

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Many of us avoid using the airplane bathroom like it’s the plague. Not only is it the dirtiest place on the plane but its cramped space can make you feel claustrophobic. Thankfully, a U.S. plane manufacturer just filed a patent on a prototype that will use ultraviolet (UV) light that can kill 99.99% of lavatory germs. The UV light will kill the bacteria three seconds after every bathroom use. According to CNN, the UV light will not be harmful to people and is only activated when the bathroom is vacant. Jeanne Yu, the Director of Environmental Performance for Boeing Commercial Airplanes explained the purpose for the bathroom UV light, saying “[We’re] trying to alleviate the anxiety we all face when using a restroom that gets a workout during a flight.” The Boeing Commercial company also revealed the latest invention will decrease the amount of micro-organisms that are transferred and even grown in the bathroom…
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Nas Invests In Company That Makes Food Out Of Crickets

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Nas looks like he’s preparing for his next steps beyond blessing microphones, although his latest venture might gross a few of you out. The Queensbridge legend has invested in a company that makes power bars and food by using the bodies of crickets. While the idea of eating crickets might put some off, some reports revealed that the FDA allows small amounts of bug matter to make it into the foods we buy at stores. Around the world, people have a wider acceptance of the high-protein crunch insects provide and Brooklyn-based start-up company Exo aims to change the perception via its cricket flour, Bloomberg Business reports…
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