Healthcare Update, Shine Theory & The Latest Market Outlook

  • HEALTHCARE UPDATE: At the time of writing, a healthcare bill still has yet to pass in the Senate. Be sure to let your voice be heard on the bill by calling the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
  • MARKET OUTLOOK: We're in the thick of earnings season, with companies like Amazon (AMZN), Twitter (TWTR) and Apple (APPL) reporting their second quarter results. The stock market fell Thursday, mostly thanks to mixed results from tech companies.
  • SHINE THEORY: Check out this list of five major networking tips. Our favorite? Celebrating others' accomplishments, aka shine theory.
  • SPEAKING OF SHINE: A really amazing project, He Said Whaaat? launched this week. Its aim is to tackle workplace sexism. 
  • POOR JUDGEMENT: Why judging the poor isn't actually helping anyone. (hint: empathy is necessary to fix systemic problems causing poverty.) 
  • BEAUTY BOX: Birchbox changed the way we think about beauty products. Here's how.
  • INFLECTION POINT: Are the equities markets at their peak? Howard Marks, the value investor who called the 2008 financial crisis, is warning clients to move investment to lower-risk equities. 

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #13