But a state-based patchwork isn’t a plan. Each state’s rules vary in inclusivity. Some parts of the workforce, such as those working in executive roles at large companies benefit from corporate leave policies, whereas low wage working people and communities of color statistically find themselves working in sectors such as healthcare, education, and retail—the jobs we have learned to call “essential”—do not. Your zip code or your job type shouldn’t determine whether you can provide appropriate care for a loved one recovering from COVID or to a newborn child. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
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Sites like Rebag, meanwhile, want to making buying and selling so easy that users spend as little time on the site as possible. Rebag focuses on selling bags and accessories in mint condition from around 50 top designers. It’s developed a tool on its site called Clair that digitally assesses the value of a handbag, so sellers can decide within minutes whether to sell their item. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
I’ve put freshly delivered pizza that’s just too pale and congealed for my liking into the Toaster with spectacular results: crisp but supple crust and gooey, hot cheese. I filled my camera roll with backlit photos of bread at various stages of toast. Eagerly watching my meals disappear behind a sheet of steam is a welcome and regular part of my day. Despite my reservations about introducing another appliance into a kitchen when countertop space is at a premium, I’ve found that the Toaster is more than a one-trick pony. … [Read more...] about Does steaming your toast really make it more delicious? I tried Balmuda’s high-tech toaster oven to find out
Martin Bazant, MIT professor of mathematics, who built an interactive model that predicts the infectiousness of COVID-19 in different environments, suggests “running strong ventilation, ideally with HEPA air filtration, and opening windows with fans for a few hours before resuming normal occupancy without masks,” he says. In other words, strategic use of windows, fans, and HEPA filters could clear the White House air in less than a day. David Edwards, Harvard bioengineering researcher and entrepreneur, adds that, “There will be dead zones where air does not circulate well—desks, seats, couches, bathrooms,” he says. These places should be identified and addressed by circulating and filtering the air. (A portable HEPA filter could handle that.) … [Read more...] about You can’t use bleach to sterilize the White House. Here’s what experts recommend instead
“We’re really setting out to develop the eastern part of our state into a produce hub for the U.S.–taking a portion of our state that prided itself on powering the country in the coal industry and pivoting to being a leader in sustainable agriculture,” says Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of AppHarvest, the agricultural startup that recently closed an $82 million deal to build the greenhouse. … [Read more...] about This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country