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At Home Workouts for Your Hot Girl Quarantine

For the past two weeks, my daily exercise has been my several trips to and back from the fridge. I begrudgingly opened Classpass one day and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have dozens of at home workouts on demand. Although I haven’t done nearly as many as I should, I have enjoyed the at home workouts I’ve done so far. There are several other apps and websites offering live and on demand workouts and hopefully this list helps you find the perfect one for you!

  • CorePower Yoga

The cult favorite yoga studio is offering a series of free classes every week to keep up your practice and work up a sweat.…

An Update on COVID-19

Since our last article, the novel Coronavirus has gotten a new name (COVID-19) and has come to the east coast. As of March 7, 2020, there have been 164 confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19 with 11 deaths, and 44 confirmed cases in New York. 

Internationally, the mortality level from COVID-19 is around 3.5 percent and over 80 percent of cases (approximately 80,000) have been found in China. While it was inevitable that COVID-19 would come to the U.S., the huge jump in cases noted in the past week seems concerning. The increase occurred for a few reasons. For starters, as with any respiratory communicable illness, the rate of transmission increases in a local area due to its spread in the air via respiratory droplets and saliva (air in close proximity to an infected person only), physical contact, and contact with a contaminated object or surface. …

The Future of the U.S. Healthcare System

With the upcoming elections, U.S. healthcare and necessary reforms to the system remain a hot topic. The debate of whether healthcare should remain in the private sector or be made entirely public continues to stoke passionate opinions. As a clinician, I strongly believe that healthcare, and its access for all, is a human right, but the MBA student in me realizes medical treatment is a limited and expensive resource. At the end of the day, someone has to pay for it.

Healthcare in the United States is currently divided between the public and private sectors. Health insurance is offered privately, either through personal plans or group health insurance through employers.…

New year, New Coronavirus?

The findings of a new strain of an already well-known “common-cold” virus have the world up in arms. This is what you need to know regarding 2019-nCoV, aka 2019 Novel Coronavirus:

Coronaviruses are already a well-known family of viruses common in many species of animals, including humans. They cause the common cold and symptoms are usually mild. They can also cause pneumonia and bronchitis in some circumstances, but these cases are typically seen in the elderly or immunocompromised populations. Immunocompromised includes anyone without a fully functioning immune system, sometimes related to a genetic predisposition or cancer. 

So, if forms of coronavirus already exist, why are the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other health agencies (including the NYU Student Health Center) so concerned about 2019-nCoV?…

Recap on “Medicare for All Debate”

By Aditi Thakur

With the 2020 elections approaching quickly, Medicare for All is once again at the forefront of intense debate. Sharp divisions exist not only along party lines, but also within parties themselves, as the progressive and moderate wings find themselves debating the merits of a complete overhaul or a more gradual transition to single payer healthcare. As with most hot-button topics, the Medicare debate has, unfortunately, devolved into a partisan issue with a lack of substantive debate about its economic and policy nuances. 

The Adam Smith Society, or SmithSoc, is a national chapter-based network of MBA students that facilitates nonpartisan discussion and debate of pressing economic and public policy issues.…

Introducing A Selection of This Year’s $300K Challenge Finalists

Four finalist teams talk about their passion, sharing how the team came together and their favorite moments.

CariedAway is keeping kids cavity-free through preventive care treatments performed conveniently in school settings rather than at dentists’ offices.

Left to right: Richard Niederman and Pratik Sourav (not pictured: Habib Benzian and Anthony Donadia)
Photo credit: Courtesy of W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs

What idea are you bringing to the $300K Challenge?  

CariedAway brings care to kids in schools. Specifically, we bring cavity prevention to kids. Cavities are a preventable bacterial infection, technically called “caries.” Hence the name CariedAway.

Care through our services takes less than 15 minutes twice per year and reduces cavities by almost 80 percent.…

Spotlight on CareHeart from the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

To think we’re already approaching the end of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge! We’ve seen some great startups and ideas from the community throughout the year. We continue our coverage with semi-finalist CareHeart.

Stern Oppy: Can you tell us about CareHeart?

CareHeart: CareHeart is a heart failure disease management app geared towards keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital. Patient engagement is the cornerstone of our solution as we need patients to use the app on a regular (daily) basis. Our app will delight users (or patients) with its simple design that works with any lifestyle. It also helps our customers (or hospitals) by reducing costs, lowering readmissions, and improving heart failure quality metrics.…

Meat the Future: Exploring Lab-cultivated Meat in our Supermarkets

How long do you think it will take to be able to eat a delicious, organic and healthy burger that was made using lab-cultivated meat? Although I can’t give you a definite answer, I can assure you that it will not be too far out in the future — perhaps even in the next 5-10 years, depending on regulation.

If you think about the agriculture industry, we’ve come a long way. Up until the end of the 18th century, the vast majority of people were farmers. The 18th and 19th centuries accelerated an ongoing revolution in agriculture, with the use of animal and human labor as key sources of power.…

Stanley Fu Leads Sense Innovation’s Grand Prize Win in Hong Kong

On January 23, Sense Innovation became the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA), a pivotal win for COO Stanley Fu (Stern MSBA ’19), who has been with the company since 2016. Staged in Hong Kong, ASIA is a social startup competition partnering with JUMPSTARTER. 

JUMPSTARTER is a startup platform curated by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a not-for-profit that aims to “build, empower and boost Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem by bringing entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and the public together.” 

In its 10th year, the competition centered on the “Impact of Things” (IMoT). Inspired by the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), the competition highlighted the significance of the connection between social entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem. “Eventually,…

Phase of the Moon Bite: Food Period Co-founders Guide Women Through Their Cycles

Following the startup journey, the Stern Oppy continues its coverage of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge with an exclusive interview with Food Period, the winners of last year’s New Venture Competition and the $75,000 prize. Back in March, we caught co-founders Britt Martin and Jenn Kim when they were busy being semi-finalists and today, they’re busier than ever in growing their business.

Food Period allows women to choose a natural alternative over pharmaceuticals when managing their menstrual cycle. Rooted in seed syncing or seed cycling, their Moon Bites are made of mainly raw seeds that “supports [the] body’s natural ability to modulate sex hormone production and elimination,” according to their website.…

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