What does it look like to be the only developed country without a national paid family leave policy? We put our economy at risk, perpetuate systemic inequality, and compound the racial wealth gap. It’s a new mother in Arizona returning to waitressing just three weeks after her C-section to earn gas money to visit her daughter in the ICU. It looks like frontline domestic workers contracting COVID-19 in the workplace and bringing it home to their families. It looks like women rising through the corporate, athletic and academic ranks putting their careers on hold, perhaps permanently. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
Yet those patriots are unable to actually use Parler again as of the time of this writing. While the DDoS-Guard hosting has allowed Parler’s website to go live again, so far it’s made up of a single page titled “Technical Difficulties.” And even if the website does expand to provide an online social media platform once again, it doesn’t mean Parler’s old Android and iOS apps will suddenly begin working again. They would presumably need to be updated to work with the new hosting service, but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon as Google and Apple have said Parler will need to address the moderation concerns that got the app booted in the first place before the app or any updates will be allowed in their stores. … [Read more...] about Parler is back online, sort of, thanks to a Russian-owned tech firm
Gallup research repeatedly demonstrates the powerful impact of having a best friend at work: According to its data, people who say they have one are happier, healthier, and seven times as likely to be engaged with their jobs . A work spouse , as they’re cheekily known, is the one person in whom you trust and confide above all others on professional matters. They’re your happy hour buddy (even if the drinks are on Zoom), but also the first person you contact when you get the news of a promotion, or when your meeting presentation goes south. … [Read more...] about Why you need a virtual work spouse now more than ever
“The way that we originally calculated this solution was based on the most pessimistic view of what everyone else would do—which is that we assumed that the world would totally fail in reducing emissions and decarbonizing the grid,” he says. “Before this election went this way, you could actually say that might have been true. . . . The way to solve the problem is you have to create a large enough carbon sink to both offset all human emissions, as well as draw down the excess in the atmosphere within a reasonable amount of time.” … [Read more...] about Reddit’s former CEO is now in the forest-planting business
This will come down to changing consumer behavior, which isn’t an easy task. Until recently, there was often a stigma associated with buying used products, but the wave of online resale platforms have helped rebrand it. These companies often market themselves as a way to get good deals on coveted products, but they also make the case that it’s more eco-friendly to buy used. This argument appears to be working: Thredup commissioned a study which found that many shoppers—particularly younger ones—feel proud to shop secondhand, while they feel guilty about buying fast fashion, which they see as less sustainable. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?