Ask Amy: She called me in a rage after she saw my boyfriend’s Instagram

DEAR AMY: I’ve been seeing “Julian” for a little over two months. We are both in our late 20s.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

He is sweet, generous, owns a stable business, has multiple hobbies/passions, and is very honest with me about everything. All of my friends love him.

However, I am scared for him to eventually meet my conservative, Italian-American family. Julian is covered in tattoos. A couple are always visible on the back of his neck.

I like his tattoos. I don’t consider this a red flag. His career is also blue-collar.

Recently, my mother “stalked” his Instagram page, and called me in a rage. She said that there “must be something wrong with him” to cover himself like that and that I “cannot” date him.

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She said many judgmental words and disregarded my feelings. She said that she’s terrified of what our family will think of him. I am waiting for my older brother to say similar words.

Julian and I have been getting more serious.

I told her that she has to stop trying to control me, …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

      

Raising your first €1M: Define the ‘why’ and plan ahead

Fundraising can be daunting at the best of times, but when you’re an early-stage startup founder looking to raise your first million, the idea of having to pitch to investors can be even more intimidating. How exactly do you go about planning your raise while also trying to get a business off the ground? I spoke to three tech founders to get a better idea about what the process entails. Pleo’s Jeppe Rindom: Think about the ‘why’ Jeppe Rindom is the co-founder of Danish fintech startup Pleo, which offers a company payment card solution in hope of automating expense reports…

This story continues at The Next Web …read more

Source:: The Next Web – Technology

      

10 things in tech you need to know today

FILE PHOTO: Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

Jeff Bezos says he’s giving $10 billion — about 7.7% of his net worth — to fight climate change. The Amazon CEO and richest man in the world announced in a post on Instagram that he’d start the Bezos Earth Fund.
Apple warned it won’t sell enough iPhones to meet its second-quarter forecast for revenue due to the coronavirus. The iPhone manufacturer announced supply would be constrained amid lower Chinese demand.
The Trump administration is considering measures which would limit Huawei’s access to chip technology. The WSJ reports that the Commerce Department is drafting changes to the so-called foreign direct product rule to prevent Chinese semiconductor access.
The European Union rejected Facebook’s proposals for how online content should be regulated. “It’s not enough. It’s too slow, it’s too low in terms of responsibility and regulation,” the French commissioner in charge of the bloc’s strategy said.
Klarna and Spotify backer Atomico just raised one of Europe’s biggest ever VC funds of $820 million. Founded in 2006, the new fund sees a number of Atomico portfolio founders and early team members join the project as LPs.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites as it bids to create broadband network in space. The latest set of rockets left Cape Canaveral as part of the company’s plans to expand its coverage.
The hosts of doomed quiz app HQ Trivia hosted a drunken final broadcast after investors pulled out. The company had previously awarded around $6 million in prize money but its final quiz had a winning jackpot of just $5.
Elon Musk said his conversations with Microsoft founder Bill Gates were ‘underwhelming.’ The Tesla CEO tweeted his disapproval after Gates …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

Trump aides are finding it hard to date in liberal Washington. So they’re dating, marrying each other.

Finding love and/or affection was hard enough before dating apps started allowing people to screen for political affiliation. And even with Republican-only services like DonaldDaters and Republican Singles, working for President Trump in liberal Washington “can be brutal on dating life,” Katie Rogers reports at The New York Times. “For the young aides in this White House, one solution seems to be to meet and marry each other, or at least endeavor to find love inside the political bunker of the Trump administration.”

Trump’s hardline immigration czar Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman, special assistant to Trump and spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, were married Sunday, with Trump and Pence among the guests. The couple “celebrated with monogrammed ice cubes, mutual statements of love, and a playlist selected by the groom,” Rogers notes, plus there was a dash of enriching the president: The wedding was held at Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel, a hangout for Republicans, lobbyists, and Trump hangers-on and grifters. The newlyweds registered for gifts under fake names, vetted their invite lists for possible disrupters and haters, and hired security guards.

The Millers aren’t the only Trump White House newlyweds: Last year, Giovanna Coia, a White House aide and cousin of Kellyanne Conway, married Pence nephew and Trump campaign official John Pence in Atlantic City, and Trump administration officials Zach Bauer and Meghan Patenaude spent at least $35,000 at Trump’s D.C. hotel for their wedding in November, Rogers reports.

Other White House couples include Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham and advance team director Max Miller, and Trump body man Nick Luna and Cassidy Dumbauld, an assistant to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. In some cases, the romantic entanglements have proved complicated, as …read more

Source:: The Week – Lifestyle

      

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