Nathaniel Ru Identifies With Fast Food Community But Seeks Alternative Route For Consumers

Nathaniel Ru is a business professional that knows about fast food, and he was also keenly aware of the way that he would change the fast food industry. It is no surprise that Nathaniel Ru has become as successful as he has. Within the last several years he has managed to actually create a buzz about Sweetgreen that has generated more than 98 million in venture capitalist from investors.


Nathaniel Ru has certainly been able to continue his success as a leader in alternatives to greasy and unhealthy food by creating a menu filled with low-calorie vegetables and fruit. It is possible for just about anyone to sell fruit and vegetables. This really doesn’t take a lot of skills. The thing that may makes Nathaniel Ru profitable is his ability to market Sweetgreen as a restaurant chain that is actually combined to make great ingredients into make great meals. There is also the sheer ability of Nathaniel Ru and his team to connect with people in the right way through different areas of technology and social media. Nathaniel did not hesitate to bring forth an app that would lure in the young millennials. He would also be able to connect with young people by creating a music festival that was centered around Sweetgreen and the items that are on the menu. There are even cool trendy meals that are named after songs that are inspired by rappers like Kendrick Lamar.


Nathaniel Ru proved himself to be a very successful entrepreneur that could carve out a whole new way to help people see fast food through the eyes of entrepreneurs that were bringing healthy meals to the table. Even though the menu items that are on the Sweetgreen menu may not look like fast food Nathaniel Ru still identifies his restaurant chain as a fast food stop. The meals are quickly prepared, and the prices are comparable to those that people would get from a fast food menu in a restaurant like Burger King or McDonald’s. The difference is that these fast food restaurants serve things where the core of the menu is based on red meats and heavy calorie fried products. What Nathaniel Ru is doing is taking a leap into what is considered alternative fast food with a number of items that are healthy with low calorie counts. This is something that is changing the lives of his consumers.


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Blessed is the hand that giveth: Meet the DeVos family who gives without flinching

DeVos family has been ranked number 24th position by Forbes in the recent ‘American’s Top Givers.’ The family has contributed in their entirety to over $139 million towards charity activities and other philanthropic activities.


Betsy DeVos, who is currently the U.S secretary of education, has been instrumental in pushing for reforms in education policies to allow parents to take their children to schools of their choices.


Through the family charity foundation, they donated $11.6 million in 2015 towards supporting charities according to their official website.


The family is following the steps of their parents in giving generously. Lead by Dick’s dad with his family, donated $104 million in 2015 which made them the ‘Top givers’ in America.


Dick’s family through their foundation donates towards improving education environment. They support fellow reformist who is seeking education reformation. In 2015, they donated over $3 million towards educational policies and 3% of it went to groups with similar objectives as theirs.


Their main aim is to remove the ZIP code restriction imposed on children’s school choices.


In 2013, Michigan schools benefitted from their generous donations. The beneficiaries were;


  • Compass College of Cinematic Arts who received $50,000
  • Ferris State University in Big Rapids received $100,000
  • West Michigan Aviation school received $315,000
  • Rehoboth Christian School based in New Mexico got $50,000
  • Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning received $25,000
  • Potter’s House in Wyoming got $301,000


Foundation’s data for 2014 financial year didn’t display donations beneficiaries as seen above.


Besides supporting education, the couple also directed 21% of their 2015 total donations to Arts & Culture which is equivalent to $2.4 million. Before this, they had allotted $21 million during the launch of DeVos Institute of Arts Management located at the University of Maryland. And the rest of that year’s donations went to civic, churches, leadership programs, public policy, among other sectors.


The family also supports health care sector in its fight against cancer. They helped Spectrum Health Foundation to source qualified physician to help them in treating and researching childhood cancer.


Their support for leadership development programs is seen through $1 million donations in 2013 to Chicago-area mega church Willow Creek.


Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation


This foundation was launched in 1989 as a way of the DeVos’ family supporting the community through finances.

Dick has been instrumental in championing positive community changes. He co-chairs Grand Action, a group that has been in forefront driving changes in Grand Rapids. He also sits on the board of Grand Rapid Economic Club, among other organizations.


Betsy DeVos is also the mastermind behind the educational-choice program. She advocates for fair allocation of schools to children regardless of where they come from. She currently works as the secretary of education in the U.S


Whitney Wolfe Helps People Build Friendships With Trustworthy People Through BFF App

Bumble has made quite an impact in the online dating industry. One thing that it has done was introduce women to a new way of online dating. This has been carefully thought out by the successful and thoughtful Whitney Wolfe. For one thing, Whitney Wolfe is very observant. She is aware of the issues that plague online dating.

Therefore, Whitney Wolfe has made some adjustments to her app so that she not only makes it easier for women, but she also challenges the rules of dating so that things can be a little more free.

However, Whitney Wolfe did not stop at dating. She looked at something that is every bit as valuable as dating and relationships.


Whitney Wolfe CEO of Bumble has thought about friendships as well. Therefore, she has taken the time to think up an app that people can use to meet each other just to connect and support each other without any thought to romance. What she put together is an extension to Bumble called BFF.

Bumble BFF not only makes it easier for people to make friends, but also helps people find others that they can get along well with. Whether people have an easier or harder time making friends, one thing that is certain is that it can be very hard to know who one meets.

With BFF, people can read profiles of others that they might be friends with so that they would know if they line up well. One misfortune that could happen with people is if they run into someone who is just outright mean to them. Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble BFF app, helps to protect them from someone who can be very toxic to them. People need friendships so that they can grow and become stronger together. People need each other when going through life’s trials.

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Explore Tottori Prefecture With Kim Dao

Many travelers to Japan often spend all their time in big cities like Osaka and Tokyo. While those cities are undeniably awesome, there are numerous travel destinations in Japan for nature lovers. In vlogger Kim Dao’s latest video, she takes you to one such place: Tottori Prefecture (Japanese: 鳥取県). Kim entitled this video, “JAPAN TRAVEL VLOG: Tottori Prefecture | Explore Japan’s countryside


This video starts out with a mini-montage of all the major sites Kim Dao saw on her three-day voyage to the Tottori Prefecture. She says she was able to go on this awe-inspiring trip thanks to the company Odigo Travel. Learn more:


Kim Dao’s trip began in Haneda Airport in Tokyo. After she gets her Starbucks fix, she hops on a plane to Tottori Airport. She then rents a car at Tottori Station and starts cruising around the prefecture. Learn more:


The first stop on Kim’s tour of the region is to the sand dunes. Kim Dao says that the Tottori Sand Dunes is actually the largest desert-like area in all of Japan. Kim rents a ride on a camel to explore the sand dunes in style.


When Kim Dao wakes up in her hotel the next day, she decides to go to a nearby convenience store and stock up on foods and drinks. She says that the places she’s visiting today probably won’t have convenience stores, so she wants to be sure she won’t starve.


After she’s done shopping at Family Mart, Kim Dao jumps in her white car and drives to the Daisenho Farm. She films all the cute cows that are just chilling around this region. Kim then purchases “all you can drink” milk for $2.70. The milk served at this farm comes from the local cows.


On Kim Dao’s third day, she visits Shirakabe Dozogun and Machiya Seisuian. She also drinks from a natural water spring that’s high in radium content.

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