Ambrosia: The startup harvesting the blood of the young

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2017/aug/21/ambrosia-the-startup-harvesting-the-blood-of-the-young

What we now call “intergenerational fairness” has suffered a lot lately, and it’s not about to be improved by the news that the Baby Boomers are sucking the blood of the young. Although, in fairness, they are only after the plasma.

In Monterey, California, a new startup has emerged, offering transfusions of human plasma: 1.5 litres a time, pumped in across two days, harvested uniquely from young adults.

Ambrosia, the vampiric startup concerned, is run by a 32-year-old doctor called Jesse Karmazin, who bills $8,000 (£6,200) a pop for participation in what he has dubbed a “study”. So far, he has 600 clients, with a median age of 60. The blood is collected from local blood banks, then separated and combined – it takes multiple donors to make one package.

It’s no coincidence his scheme is based near San Francisco. The idea has become faddish in tech circles…

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Card of the Day – 5 of Wands – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tarot by Cecelia

Normally, seeing the 5 of Wands may bring up some concern, but there has been such a huge shift in energy lately, that it feels as though the Universe is beginning to cooperate. For the longest time, when it came to your goals, in spite of your efforts, you were often met with resistance and had that feeling of being unable to fight your way out of a paper bag.

Now, change is in the air, and you are beginning to see progress toward those goals … real, viable progress. It almost sounds too good to be true, but your focus toward what you wish to accomplish is increasing, mostly due to the fact that things are finally giving way to help you move things along in your favor. Do not expect this feeling to fizzle any time soon, for this is only just the beginning; there is much work…

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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Pentacles – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

Tarot by Cecelia

Artist: Paulina Cassidy

Website: http://www.paulina.ws

Keywords

Sensitive, nurture, abundance, manifestation, sensuous.

Artist Interpretation

Sitting beneath an arch of branches, the prosperous queen of coins, Queen Sumptuous, nurtures a coin in her arms. She pets her rabbit named Cherish, a personification of her gentle nature. The clear brook at her feet generates the flow of abundance and life force. Queen Sumptuous takes a simple approach to life, using imagination and logic to provide what’s needed. With a protective and nurturing nature, she’s always willing to help others. She enjoys her material wealth and is able to preserve her financial resources. She communicates well with animals, children, and all of nature.

Card Meaning

Trusting in your abilities will bring success and financial security. Seek practical solutions to business and family matters. Be protective of your good fortune and that of those you love. Using your sensibilities, you have the power to manifest…

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