Lucrecia Dobler

Lucrecia Dobler

Bio: Lucrecia is a journalist and English bachelor from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a passion for writing, research, design, and teaching. She has been a Literature teacher for the past 6 years, and she has helped design educational material in English for almost as much. She loves reading, cinema, and music. She hopes to grow as a writer and her writing to be fun and inspiring.

Ulta Beauty Launches Digital Innovation Fund

The largest beauty retailer in the United States has just announced the official launch of Prisma Ventures, a digital innovation that will invest $20 million in technology startups. The main objective behind this launch is to encourage long-term partnerships by providing these tech startups an insight into Ulta’s expertise and resources. Fund participants will receive access to Ulta Beauty’s innovation team, consumer insights, and in-market testing opportunities.

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SpaceX launches South Korea’s First Moon Mission

South Korea’s first lunar mission took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station last Thursday. Its lunar orbiter, Danuri, which means “enjoy the moon” was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket. Although its arrival on the moon will take longer than other past lunar missions, which typically took days, it will require minimal fuel. Developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Danuri weighs 1,500 pounds, and it is expected to enter the moon’s orbit in December to start a yearlong observation mission where it will search for possible landing sites for future missions, conduct scientific research of the lunar environment and test space internet technology. This is one more step in the South Korean space program towards sending a probe to the moon by 2030.

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Op-Ed: Learning a New Language can Make you Happier, This is Why

As someone who speaks five, I have to admit that learning a language hasn’t always been a source of joy. Studying all that new grammar and vocabulary can be tiring and frustrating. But it can also be incredibly rewarding and fun. What’s more, speaking a new language can make you happier. This is why. It’s a time dedicated only to yourself
When you’re studying a new language, there’s so much happening there, that there’s no time for anything else. Over the span of an hour or two, external factors or worries will be out the window, as you focus completely on that task. A form of mindfulness, if you will. These moments of pure joy are key to enhancing your mental acuteness and your happiness.

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Bio-designed Collagen could Replace Animal Protein

Lately, many companies are dedicated to bioengineering protein that not only replaces animal meat but also leather and animal-based cosmetic products. Geltor, a bioengineering company based in the Bay Area, that advocates for imagination, beauty, and nutrition by biodesign is engineering bacteria cells to produce animal proteins not to be tasted but to be used in skincare and more.

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BTS may Still be Allowed to Perform While Doing Military Service

South Korea’s defense minister Lee Jong-sup said last Monday that the members of BTS could be allowed to keep performing while serving in the military. South Korea requires that all healthy men between the ages of 18 and 28 must enlist in the military for at least 18 months, as part of the efforts to defend against North Korea.

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Depression Is Not Caused by Chemical Imbalance in the Brain

Upon analyzing 17 previous studies on the subject of depression, scientists have concluded that there might be no link between depression and lower levels of serotonin in the brain. The authors of the review also said that these findings could refute not only theories connecting depression to a chemical imbalance but also the effectiveness of prescribing antidepressants that target serotonin. Decades ago, the serotonin hypothesis proposed that depression and a chemical imbalance in the brain—including a deficiency of serotonin—could be closely related. Therefore, the most commonly prescribed antidepressants are those formulated to make serotonin more available in the brain by blocking its reabsorption into the neurons. These are the antidepressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wishes to Leave Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes held meetings with Manchester United at Carrington over the last week to discuss his desire to leave the team to play in the Champions League. However, his position remains unchanged as United does not want him to go. Cristiano Ronaldo was not happy with United’s performance during the last season. They came out in sixth place in the Premier League and could not qualify for the UEFA Champions League, which meant Ronaldo had to be content with playing in the Europa League. This was one of the main reasons the forward superstar wished to leave the team.

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Delaware will Give Free Solar Panels to Low-Income Residents

Solar energy is among the cleanest forms of electricity generation. There is 0% of harmful emissions released when solar panels transform sunlight into electricity. Despite this, it is not easily accessible for a lot of people. In 2020, there were less than 3 million residential solar systems in the US.
In an effort to change this, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has launched a number of Weatherization and Solar programs to facilitate access to solar energy for low and moderate-income families.

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Ha-Ash

Latin Artist of the Month for August 2022 Facebook Twitter Instagram Spotify Bio Si Yo Fuera Tú Bio Ha-Ash is a Latin pop duet created by the sisters Hanna & Ashley. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the sisters started to sing in their early childhood, participating in local festivals. In …

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Chencho Corleone

Reggaeton Artist of the Month for August 2022 Twitter Instagram Spotify Bio Me Porto Bonito Bio Born on February 19, 1979, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Chencho Corleone is a singer and composer and former member of the Puerto Rican duo, Plan B. Since young, Chencho had a fascination with urban …

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Op-Ed: Top 5 Mental Health Documentaries on Prime

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 21% of U.S. adults—1 out of 5—experienced mental illness in 2020, and an alarming 7.7 million young people, aged 6 to 17, experienced a mental health disorder in later years. Conversations about mental health are becoming increasingly more important to help inform, raise awareness, and destigmatize these issues.
This is where the media can help

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Dua Lipa Issues Statement After Fans were Injured by Unauthorized Fireworks

Last Wednesday (July 27) Dua Lipa gave a one-hour and a half concert at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, as part of her Future Nostalgia tour. Towards the end of the show, as she was performing Don’t Start Now, someone in the audience fired a series of unauthorized fireworks at the crowded venue. As a result, some fans were injured, as the fireworks were shot into the audience. The singer has issued a statement regarding the incident:

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