Starbucks To Accept Cryptocurrency on the Bakkt Platform

Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

Coffee chain Starbucks has reached an equity deal with US cryptocurrency platform Bakkt. The Block reported that they received a “sizable equity cut” and that Starbucks will be heavily involved in the process of developing the app. For receiving this equity, Starbucks will allow Bitcoin to be used to purchase drinks at their stores.  Bakkt has a vision of creating a new global market to trade and store online assets in the form of crypto.

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Ketamine Prohibition Across the Globe Has Deadly Effects

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

For decades, the war on drugs has raged its way across the world, taking a particularly strong hold in America. With politicians from Reagan to Biden fathering policies that have incarcerated millions and killed many more, the world is beginning to see the disastrous effects of drug prohibition. For one thing, it actually can increase deaths from drug overdoses; when Portugal decriminalized all drugs, their addiction and overdose rates plummeted. But another drug, ketamine, offers solutions to the opioid crisis and many other medical problems.

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QuadrigaCX Founder’s Widow Inherits Millions in Real Estate

Rafael Augusto | @ancient_scrolls

There is an old saying we all grew used to hearing, “Money won’t buy you happiness” – this saying may be a perfect fit for the current turmoil Jennifer Robertson is going through. Jennifer, also known as the QuadrigaCX widow, has roughly 7.5 million Canadian dollars in real estate property. Yes, you heard that right. Her company and personal life took an unexpected turn for the worst in the last few months due to her husband’s death in India, which left the company unable to access its crypto funds. However, recently emerged documents from the Canadian government show us that she has inherited quite a few properties from her dead husband to keep her life going at least for a few years. 

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Philosophy: The Forgotten Framework

Kevin Damato | @KevinCDamato

Philosophy is one of the most overlooked fields of intellectual study. You attach your own personal philosophy to nearly every decision you make, whether it is conscious or subconscious.

It’s a thought-provoking topic that yes, you can try to ignore, but no, will not be able to escape. Inevitably after accepting philosophy as an everyday feature of your life the question of which philosophy to follow arises.

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Separating the Art from the Artists Involved

Jack Shields | @Jack_Shields20

I, like so many comic book fans, had already known for over a month what my plans for last weekend were going to be. Since the unexpected success of Ironman from which the unprecedented and extremely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe was born, I knew that every opening weekend I would be spending my Friday night in a movie theater. Last weekend it was the premiere of Captain Marvel, and in the months leading up to it, I was quite excited. The trailers were fun, she’s an awesome superhero with an interesting backstory, and seeing Nick Fury with two eyes was reason enough to watch the movie to see if I could learn how he loses his eye. Yet, this was different, especially considering the statements of actress Brie Larson before the release of the movie.

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