Instagram Puts Limits On Posts Promoting Cosmetic Surgery And Diet Products

The policy is being led by Instagram, but will impact content on Facebook as well. Users who are known to be under the age of 18 will be restricted from viewing posts that promote the use of certain weight loss products and cosmetic procedures, or posts that have an incentive for users to buy products or include a price. "We are changing the world together. After a bunch of shouting, screaming, and petitioning... we have managed to get the attention of the people at the top, and they have heard us and want to protect us," Jamil wrote on her own Instagram Wednesday. "And this is just the beginning of our efforts." Jamil has been a huge advocate for stricter content regulations on Instagram regarding body image for several years now. In 2018, Jamil started the "I Weigh" campaign on Instagram in response to an offensive meme targeting the weights of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Then several months later, Jamil called out rapper Cardi B, who’d posted a sponsored Instagram for a brand of detox tea.

Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba chairman on September 10

Jack Ma, the Co-founder of the Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba, is officially stepping down as company chairman on September 10 -- the day the charismatic entrepreneur turns 55. As part of his post-retirement plan, the former English teacher-turned-businessman plans to spend a good amount of his vast fortunes (worth over $41 billion) on his first love -- education. Ma is leaving his multi-billion dollar e-commerce conglomerate in the hands of his trusted partners -- Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang and Co-founder and Vice-Chairman Joseph Tsai.He had announced last year that he would hand over the company Chairman's post to Zhang. Ma would, however, serve on the Alibaba board till 2020. Daniel Zhang, popularly known Xiaoyaozi (free and unfettered one) among Alibaba's employees, has won the trust of the Chinese billionaire during his 11 years of association with the e-commerce giant.From a cash-strapped entrepreneur to one of the richest man in the world, Ma's journey is nothing short of a miracle. "He's succeeded at what Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and (Yahoo co-founder) Jerry Yang failed at, which is making themselves redundant," Jeffrey Towson, Peking University professor, was quoted by AFP as saying. Towson added that Ma built a robust culture and innovative culture at Alibaba, which had helped the company stay ahead in the game.Alibaba clocks over 750 million monthly active users. Its cutting-edge tech prowess, coupled with China's massive consumer base, has helped the company helped compete with the likes of Amazon Inc, the US e-commerce giant.googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1559567251990-0'); });Jack Ma, along with a team of 18 people, had founded Alibaba from an apartment in the eastern city of Hangzhou to connect Chinese suppliers with foreign retailers in 1999. It expanded into consumer retailing, online finance and other services, becoming the world's biggest e-commerce company by the total value of goods sold across all its platforms. Twenty years later, it has more th

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Over the course of three years, the researchers had the participants check in weekly and report their sleeping habits from the previous week. The researchers tracked the health of the participants for five years following the end of the three-year period. 

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In this cohort study of 70 696 Japanese adults followed up for a mean of 18 years, higher intake of plant protein was associated with lower total mortality. Moreover, substitution of plant protein for animal protein, mainly for red or processed meat protein, was associated ...

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