5 Things to Know Today: January 5, 2017
Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today
In case you missed it, the secret to getting rich has more to do with knowing your purpose than saving money, there's a new ultrasound startup that's disrupting a $6 billion industry, and a deodorant commercial is saying more than you think.
Yes, making money, saving, and investing is the most widely accepted strategy for attaining wealth, but according to new psychological research, the secret to getting rich may rely on an individual’s sense of purpose. At the end of the nine-year study, the researchers found that individuals who reported more sense of purpose from the outset accumulated more wealth, gained greater increases to their income, and experienced more happiness and satisfaction.
2. Fortune Magazine: China anticipates spending $360 billion on renewable energy by 2020.
The announcement arrived a few days after Beijing was (again) covered in hazardous smog attributed to their coal-fired power plants. As part of a larger focus on pollution, China's National Energy Administration announced wind, hydro, solar, and nuclear power sources will account for around half of the country's overall energy by 2020.
3. Wine Enthusiast: Climate change is affecting wine production, and winemakers are trying everything they can to preserve their blends.
On a warming planet, grape growers and winemakers may have to turn to new locations with cooler environments, or completely change the grape varieties they plant. Though this might not seem like a big deal, there’s a chance our favorite wines may not survive climate change in the coming decades.
4. Forbes: A mobile ultrasound startup is disrupting a $6 billion healthcare market.
Ultrasounds aren’t just used during pregnancies, they're a trusted tool to examine the human body without radiation. Despite its increased efficiency and lower safety risk, some doctors still choose alternative procedures due to cost or availability of the technology. Clarius Mobile Health, a startup founded by Laurent Pelissier, has developed a new technology to produce point-and-shoot mobile ultrasound devices that are compatible with almost any smart device. The company claims these handheld devices are more affordable, easier to use, and will increase the odds a patient will receive a speedy and accurate diagnosis.
5. Fast Cocreate: This Secret Deodorant ad takes on sexism, and we love it.
It might seem like just an ad for deodorant that boasts protection for those “major pressure moments,” but on second glance you get the social commentary about women in the workplace.