Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

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The New York Times is reporting that Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber. The news comes after months of scandalous allegations regarding the company’s culture.

Kalanick’s resignation comes a week after Eric Holder presented his recommendations to Uber’s Board of Directors. Kalanick had previously hired the law firm of Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Holder specified in his Uber Report that the responsibilities of Uber’s Chief Executive, Travis Kalanick, be reallocated.

The report also calls for changes in how employee complaints are handled.  Other recommendations include changes in employee policies and practices, a more independent board, and performance reviews to hold senior executives accountable.

No word yet on who is to replace. However, Recode has some speculations on who it might be including YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki.

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I’m a Social Media Intern in Beverly Hills

I’m a social media intern for Lisa Stewart Jewelry in Beverly Hills, California. Yes you read that right, a social media intern. You might be wondering, “is that even a real thing?” How could I possibly be interning for something we do for fun? Somehow, and fortunately for me, it is a real thing. It’s probably not as glamorous as you’re picturing. But I am only 19-years-old and managing all of the social media for a company.

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Twice a week, I drive from UCLA to the office which just happens to be off a certain street called Rodeo Drive. You might recognize that sign in the photo above. I happen to work right behind it in a mansion turned office. Even though I pass the Beverly Hills sign and Rodeo Drive twice a week, I still cannot believe I work there. Granted, it is for free. Social media skills aren’t that uncommon to be highly paid for unfortunately. However, I’m not going to turn down hanging out in Beverly Hills, surfing Pinterest, and posting to Instagram twice a week.

As a social media intern, my main focus is improving Lisa Stewart’s overall Instagram aesthetic. Basically, it’s my job to make sure the Instagram page looks pretty and is cohesive. My job then is to surf Pinterest for hours on end in search of beautiful photos that can enhance our feed. I post for #turquoisetuesday with pictures of teal typewriters and oceans. For #womancrushwednesday, I pull photos of inspiring and beautiful women such as Jennifer Aniston or Margot Robbie. #Foodiefriday posts are my favorite because I get to post photos of amazing food, like geode inspired cakes.

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All in all, being a social media intern in Beverly Hills has many perks. I get to do what I enjoy and put it on my resume as actual work experience. If this sounds appealing to you and you hope to work with social media one day, I recommend searching for an internship that will you give the ability to pursue your passion like mine does.

Do you Glamorous people have an internship you’re dying to tell us about? Please gab away and comment below/tweet @GlamorousPaper a selfie of you at work!

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Why Pokémon Go Became Popular

Despite being four months after its release, players’ obsession with Pokémon Go has yet to fade away. Popularity of the game struck  like lightening. Still, one question remains: why did Pokémon Go become so popular? Since its universal takeover, Pokémon Go‘s popularity is steadily defending its spot at the top. Around the world, game fanatics of all ages find themselves immersed in an alternate universe. You can imagine how shocking this might be to most young adults and older players. Why? Well it wasn’t so long ago that Pokémon (the original card game) got more upturned noses and teasing than five star reviews. But now, players are no longer few and far in-between. Instead, they come in hoards.

 

At the party after my First Holy Communion, I decided to use my gifted money on something special. Pokémon cards. Not two minutes after I left the pharmacy to go back to my party, the unopened pack of cards with slapped out of my hands and onto the ground. “Only weirdos play that,” my friend informed me, and that was that. Pokémon became a taboo game, in my mind. But, like most things in fashion and entertainment, it made an unexpected turn around. Just like skinny jeans, Converse and comic books – society would come to realize that their initial judgment may have been unfair. Go figure.
So what happened to make Pokémon Go go from undesirable to the most downloaded game in the App Store?
For one, Pokémon Go is an entirely different approach to the game than the cards. Contrary to its predecessor, the Pokémon Go app offers interaction that is more reliant on technological advancements than an individual’s imagination. As a result, it’s got simple and instant satisfaction. In other words, Pokémon Go doesn’t require a whole lot of skill or effort. It’s as easy as walking around the neighborhood and flicking your finger over you’re phone’s screen. Pokemon captured. Mission accomplished. Consider yourself a success.
Timing also has a lot to do with the success of Pokémon Go. Since the game was released in July of 2016, in the midst of Summer vacation, it gave school kids a large amount of time to play the newly released app. Similarly, college students and adults of all ages have significantly more time to kill. So, Pokémon Go seems worth dedicating that free time to!
Pokémon Go is something of a gratifying escape from reality. Take, for example, some of the most popular games downloaded for handheld entertainment: Temple Run, Candy Crush, and Tetris. When there is time to kill, easy access games are the go-to. They save us from the silence and boredom of a train ride or early arrivals. (They also offer an alternative to staring at the ceiling after your plans have been canceled.) The convenience factor is just the hook. Once you bite, it’s hard to get off the line.
Let’s not forget that childhood sense of adventure. Maybe, subconsciously, there is a yearning inside of us to relive those childhood moments, even if they were discouraged by our peers. Maybe we all wanted to be more like Ash Misty and Brock. Pokémon Go players can finally fulfill those desires without the stigma of society, because it’s become a social norm.
Pokémon  Go brings people together. I’ll give the app that much. I’ve never seen crowds quite like that brought forth by a rare Pokémon find. Someone you normally pass by on the street, without a second thought, could end up right next to you.  And now they are your newest partner in crime, or should I say, partner in Pokémon hunting. It’s in our nature to seek out people who have similar interests. There is a level of comfort and connection we feel with those people once your spot that immediate similarity.
Talk about making friends in unexpected places. A backyard, and empty parking lot, or on the side of the road. Odd enough, right?
Since people already glued to their phones, Pokémon Go is just another stop somewhere between Instagram and checking emails. Whether it was the intention of the creators to bring life back to an underrated game or prove the frivolity of the human race, they succeeded both, and then some.
So Glamorous people? Are you Pokemon Go Fanatics? Comment below or tweet @GlamorousPaper your favorite Pokemon or your favorite spot to find ’em!
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All About That Disney Bound!

Apart from being glamorous individuals, is anyone out there Disney fans? Confession: I am a huge Disney enthusiast. For those who are Disney enthusiasts and love to dress up as their favorite Disney characters, we can all unanimously agree that Disney Bounding is the way to go.

Created by entrepreneur, Leslie Kay, Disney Bound is a term used to describe affordable, fashionable outfits inspired by Disney characters and themes. It’s somewhat of a pseudo-costume, but the intention is never used as just a regular costume. The focus of Disney Bound is to have people express their unique fashion style through a variety of Disney inspiration. The key is to create an outfit to be able to subtlety wear it anytime and anywhere. This is especially popular among teens and adults within Disney theme park resorts. Why? Well there is a rule at Disney that those age 14 years or older are not allowed to wear the actual costumes inside the amusement parks.

Since its exposure over the last few years, it has caught the eyes and attention of Disney fanatics everywhere. It has even caught the attention from the Big Mouse Boss himself! Many social media news outlets such as Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and Time Magazine, and Disney sponsor websites like Disney Style. The Disney Blog even features this fashion trend.

The best part about Disney Bound is that everything is completely fan made. All clothes and accessories can be purchased at an affordable price at any mall, outlet, or corporate store.

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Disney Bound can be used at any time of the year and there’s no exception during Halloween. If you haven’t noticed, Halloween is just over a week away! If you’re still scrambling for a costume to wear, go ahead and check out Kirstin Carlson’s Halloween Costume Ideas for the Procrastinators. One of our very own writer’s features awesome recommendations for last-minute costumes with fun, miscellaneous stuff for you to slap on before trick-or-treating.

If you still can’t decide,check out Leslie Kay’s website at http://disneybound.co/ for all Disney Bound inspired outfits. Or check out the Disney Style website at https://style.disney.com/ for all other ideas that revolve around being Disney chic!

So my glamorous Disney fanatics, what Disney character will you try Disney Bounding for Halloween? Or will you Disney Bound the next time you come to the Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Leave a comment below on your favorite Disney character you would like to dress up as! Or tweet @GlamorousPaper on an Disney Bound outfit you would like to try!

 

 

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YouTube: The New Dream Job

YouTube is the new dream job, or, the job you never knew you could have.

YouTube was once a website most used for downloading music, watching the latest celebrity interviews and movie trailers. Maybe even the occasional “hot-to” video. Over the years, YouTube has ascended its substandard appeal and created universal temptation. Since the variety and number of videos has grown so exponentially, so has the demand for people who make them.

The selection ranges from car-fixes, movie reviews and vlogs to make-up tutorials, cooking recipes and “fail” videos. You name it, YouTube has it. Virtually any talent or hobby you have in life can be used to create a channel with the potential to thrive worldwide. Yet, out of over a billion users, only a fraction of those “YouTubers” have been able to make a career out of their videos.

Michelle Phan is one of many make-up gurus who has climbed the ranks of popularity on the web. She made her debut with a low-quality camera and basic make-up knowledge. Now? She has close to 9 million subscribers and videos with over 60 millions views. Michelle has managed to make a living off videos ranging from tutorials to life advice and travel vlogs, and all because of the opportunities YouTube created for her.

Not only can individuals make a name for themselves with self-taught skill, but also through the simple act of taking interest in current events. In other words,“YouTubers” can make headway by dishing out their opinions on the latest news. A handful of users attempt to hit the heavier topics of politics and world issues. Yet, most stick to celebrity gossip and pop culture events. YouTuber, Philip DeFranco, is known for targeting a healthy mix of both. With an appreciation for all types of current events and a great sense of humor to boot, its no surprise that DeFranco has gained close to five million viewers in his time on YouTube.

 

As a demand for videos within the online community grows, events like VidCon also increase their popularity. And, like any convention, VidCon brings fans from all over together to share in their mutual love for the phenomenon that is YouTube stardom.

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Once upon a time, celebrities were defined by their popularity on the big screen, in the music industry, fashion industry, etc. But, with popularity of YouTube growing every day, that is changing. Getting famous has become a lot easier via becoming an internet sensation. Fans feel more connected to these people, as well because fans feel like they know the celebrity before he/she became famous. You grow together, watch their rise to success and know that you were a part of helping make it happen.

Being a popular YouTuber is something of a dream job, in most cases. In a way, YouTube allows these popular channels to take something they love doing and make it into a career. It is a dream that most of us put to rest at a young age to pursue more achievable goals. It doesn’t have to be an unattainable dream, though. Not anymore. YouTube, put simply, has given viewers and users alike, a chance to make dreams become reality.

So Glamorous people, what is your favorite Youtube vlogger to follow? We want to know! Comment below or tweet @GlamorousPaper with some fun insight on who we should check out!

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