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Buffalo Market is a digital grocer reinventing the supermarket model with local delivery but focusing on scaling local suppliers and farms. While others compete on delivery speed, Buffalo Market is focused on the ultimate needs of consumers, quality products, and predictability. Founded six months ago, Buffalo Market has already delivered thousands of groceries to Bay Area customers..

“Buffalo Market’s mission is to fundamentally transform the American grocery by focusing on freshness,” says Buffalo Market CEO Adam Olejniczak. “Improving existing grocery store models by focusing on farm freshness may sound like it increases costs, but it actually does the opposite.” Buffalo Market receives produce around 2am each morning, delivering it to customers later that same morning. This results in extremely fresh produce, lower costs, and better value for all involved. The conventional shopping model of going to a store and trying to figure out if a questionable cantaloupe was just delivered or has been sitting in a bin for weeks shouldn’t be an experience someone needs to endure. …

The North American Buffalo, or bison, once ubiquitous across the great plains, remains a powerful emblem for Americans. Revered and respected in equal measure, this sacred animal is a symbol of strength, health, and stamina. It is also the symbol of abundance.

Famed for its speed and ability to roam over vast distances, the buffalo — normally docile and approachable — also has an unpredictable streak, and can appear mean or surly. …

Around the world, members of the LGBT+ continue to be subjected to oppressive practices that seek to change their sexual orientation and identity. A new study prepared by the LGBT+ Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health maps the global prevalence of so-called “conversion therapy” perpetuated against LGBT+ persons.

This research set out to build empirical data on the kinds of abuse and manipulation used in the so-called therapy; its prevalence around the world; and the degrees of harm it causes its victims.

Preliminary findings add to the existing data which find attempts by parents and religious leaders or therapists to change the sexual orientation of LGBT adolescents (‘conversion therapy’) contribute to multiple health and adjustment problems in young adulthood. These include higher levels of depression and suicidal behavior, as well as lower levels of self-esteem, social support and life satisfaction, and lower levels of education and income in young adulthood. …

Many Americans know firsthand someone with depression yet reaching treatment is often an impossible task. Mental Health is a section of healthcare with rising needs, increasing costs, and demand is outpacing supply. 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people) — this represents 1 in 5 adults.

Only 43% of known people with mental illness in the USA receive treatment. Equally alarming, numbers for undiagnosed are not reflected here and these numbers also do not include size estimates of populations lost to suicide. Globally, two-thirds of people with a mental disorder go untreated. For more serious mental illness, the National Institute of Mental Health, measured 51 percent of adults in the U.S. …

Over the last few years it is a grim fact that nearly everyone in the United States knows someone who has committed suicide, from Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to close family members. These rates are increasing.

Suicide is a Leading Cause of Death in the United States

More than 48,000 Americans had taken their own lives in 2018, equivalent to 14.2 deaths per 100,000 population, reported by the CDC.

  • Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States.
  • Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54. …

Basic Tips to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus

Since there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Keeping yourself healthy during the outbreak and also flu season is important. One of your first steps should be to get your flu shot. Below are some CDC/WHO recommendations that can be used.

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The LGBT Foundation is putting HIV Self Tests on the blockchain. Perhaps obviously, HIV testing is identified as the first step in ending HIV. In 2019, the HIV pandemic continues to grow, currently 37 million people are living with HIV and each year an addition 2 million people become infected, so the pandemic is growing and by 2025 40+ million will be living with HIV. One in three new cases occur in young people aged 15 to 24. …

Today is World Mental Health Day and it’s a good reminder that we do not always show whether we a struggling and others might not as well.

Globally, mental health is not recognized as important. Many populations, like LGBT face additional stigma and burdens.

That’s why we’ve work with the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV ( UNAIDS ) to release “ LGBT Happiness Study.”

The research seeks to generate evidence to better understand the socioecological environment of the LGBTI communities around the world and help direct advocacy and decision making in preventing HIV infections. The research aims to inform how various factors (e.g. …

In another major milestone for cryptocurrency adoption, Hornet expands the release of LGBT Token and wallets from its beta group to its entire community platform -where regular users could become contributors.

In the initial test period of the LGBT Wallet — which kicked off in June — both the LGBT Foundation and Hornet wanted to ensure ease of use and stability before rolling out to the additional users.

Sean Howell, CEO of the LGBT Foundation says, “it was straight forward to integrate with the OST platform, launch the LGBT Token, and empower our end-users with a non-custodial crypto wallet built into the Hornet app.” …

With its bamboo thicketed mountains, cherry blossom groves, and coral powder beaches, it’s easy to forget that Japan islands are volcanic and largely filled with uninhabitable wilderness, pushing its natives into densely populated coastal cities. And though the country has had its share of internal strife via warring shoguns and samurai, it has since enjoyed relative internal piece for hundreds of years, thanks in part to , 和, the Japanese concept of social harmony — an ideal evident in its peaceful cities, egalitarian and its perfect Buddhist gardens.

But even though wa has helped make Japan one of the most culturally vibrant and egalitarian countries in Asia — its constitution goes further than many in the West, guaranteeing absolute equality for women in terms of consent, employment, inheritance and social rights — the country’s LGBTQ community hasn’t been included in this equity. Thankfully, there are signals that times are changing. …


Sean Howell, Co-Founder Buffalo Market

Using technology to fight for equality for all, co-founder & @LGBT_Token @Hornet @JohnsHopkinsSPH @buffalomarketco

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