How Two Friends Began A Journey Of Tackling The High Blood Sugar Epidemic With Sugar-Free Drinks

Jessica Wong

Two friends embarked on an entrepreneurial journey—only it did not begin in a lab or in a classroom, but in a kitchen while the two women were mixing cocktails for a dinner party during graduate school. What began as sugar-filled mojito mixing turned into a quest to substitute sugar with a healthier, diabetic-friendly alternative. 

“You’re sitting there boiling down a cup of white table sugar with water with your diabetic friend,” cofounder

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe begins its two-year journey back to Earth

Jessica Wong

On May 10th at 4:23 PM Eastern, OSIRIS—REx bid asteroid Bennu farewell to begin its 1.4-billion-mile journey back to our planet. The probe has been observing the asteroid since 2018 and even touched down on its surface last year to collect samples scientists can examine here on Earth. In fact, it scooped up so much more than the 60 grams of regolith its ground team expected to get that small particles kept leaking from the sample container until it was stowed away ahead of schedule. 

OSIRIS—REx will spend the next two-and-a-half years flying back so it can drop the

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Heading Home for the Vaccine: One Expat’s Trans-Atlantic Journey

Jessica Wong

I should mention that Covid is not my family’s first rodeo in terms of social distancing and extreme health-related stress. In 2011, our twins were born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing 1.5 pounds each and requiring ventilators for about six weeks. We spent their first year isolating in Maplewood, N.J., awash in sanitizer, with pulse oximeters hanging from our necks, masking when needed and keeping them — and ourselves — out of circulation until their lungs had recovered from the damage caused by the ventilators before getting exposed to the typical childhood respiratory infections.

The experience taught us a

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Princeton Boychoir Presents Spring Concert “Journey On”

Jessica Wong

(PRINCETON, NJ) — Princeton Boychoir’s spring concert, Journey On, will premiere on Saturday June 5 at 7:00pm. There will be an encore performance on Sunday June 6 at 4:00pm. Both performances will be streamed on Westrick Music Academy’s YouTube channel. In lieu of tickets, there is a suggested donation of $10, but any amount is greatly appreciated.

This special concert will feature all three PBC choirs singing music they learned during online rehearsal this spring. Journey On will include a variety of music traditions and will share the boys’ journey of joy and hope through song, reflecting on

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Curve Launches New Crowdfund to Bring Customers Closer to its Growth Journey

Jessica Wong

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Curve, the fast-growing financial super app, today announces it’s launching a new crowdfunding round to enable its growing customer base to invest, as it fuels its expansion into the US and further into Europe. The campaign is set to go live sometime in May.

Having secured £72.5 million from a leading group of international investors as part of its successful Series C round, Curve is now extending the opportunity to its customers and wider community to take part in the next stage of its ambitious growth strategy.

Since its record-breaking crowdfund in 2019, which raised £4 million

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