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Zuck’s got 99 problems and an LLC is one
It’s a girl! In a gooey heartfelt letter to Max, their newborn daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, promised to give 99% of their wealth – a mere $45 billion – to charity this week. Why? To advance human potential and promote equality in the next generation, of course. Not so fast, Zuck. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was setup as an LLC, which could help him avoid paying taxes on his fortune. Zuck says “nah”, but should we really be surprised by this move from a kid who was too cool for school Harvard?

Welcome to the world, Valencia
Move over Sophia and Jackson. Juno and Lux are the new kids in town. You might be asking yourself: since when did it become the norm to scroll through Instagram and think, ‘wouldn’t that filter be a great name for my firstborn?’ Well, folks. Instagram filter-inspired baby names are on the rise. Soon the classrooms will be filled with Ludwigs, Amaros, Kelvins and Valencias. The top baby names will be released in early 2016, so don’t be surprised to see these filters on the list. What’s next? Just ask the Founders.

Empowering Women
The 2016 Pirelli Calendar shoot teaser unveiled a stunning collection of photos featuring powerful, successful women like Amy Schumer and Serena Williams. Having these A-listers bare it all was a huge departure from the tradition of the calendar, sending an extremely empowering message for women to embrace who your are and have confidence in your body.

Bye bye bento!
We have a joke at The Social Lights where we turn into The Sushi Lights after 5pm. Ok, so being two floors above Origami Sushi has its perks. But not for much longer. In a sale the owner couldn’t pass up while dreaming about the endless sashimi and mochi balls of retirement, Origami Sushi is closing on December 23. Unfortunately, it’s not the only restaurant saying goodbye to 2015. Loring Kitchen and Bar is closing on December 14. Damn, we’re gonna miss those bento boxes and bottomless mimosas.

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