Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Whether you’re a manager at a company with 3,000 employees or three, something that leaders across industries have learned in the past two years is that giving employees more flexibility is key to retention and recruiting of new hires. The pandemic forced the majority (~70%) of the US workforce to adapt in a plethora of different ways to keep everyone healthy while still continuing to work efficiently. Companies that previously had 0% of their employees working remotely had to figure out how to seamlessly transfer all operations to a 100% digital environment. While obviously a ton of bad things came from the pandemic, that’s not to say there weren’t learnings and lessons discovered across the board. The reality is that more talent in every part of the country, and the world, now has access to greater opportunities because of the increased normalization of remote work. Gone are the days where you have to live in San Francisco … [Read more...] about 30 Executives’ Perspectives On Remote, Hybrid, And In-Office Work
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin You might be familiar with psilocybin mushrooms , ayahuasca , and MDMA , but a lesser known (and rather misunderstood) psychedelic substance, ibogaine , is gaining attention thanks to the proliferation of ibogaine treatment clinics south of the border. Ibogaine is derived from the root of the iboga shrub, which grows in Central Africa and is indigenous to Gabon. There, it is used among people who practice Bwiti, a spiritual discipline that has been passed down for hundreds if not thousands of years. In Bwiti traditions, iboga is used in initiation rites, and is thought to allow those who take it to meet with deceased ancestors and diagnose illness. When administered safely, ibogaine can have profound, life-altering effects. While people living in North America may not be as familiar with ibogaine as they are with other psychedelic drugs, those that do know about this powerful alkaloid tend to consider its … [Read more...] about Ibogaine: Busting Myths With Beond’s Dr. Felipe Malacara
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Named the most exclusive health and wellness destination in the world, Clinique La Prairie has been serving up science-backed, holistic solutions since 1931 — that’s a whopping 53 years ahead of Lanserhof. Located in the heart of Montreux, Switzerland, the otherworldly-looking institute is more than just the originator of the medical spa concept with unique touches that go beyond just medical excellence. With its hefty price tag (the Clinique’s most sought-after Revitalization Premium Program starts at a cool US $45,000, with bespoke programs costing upwards of six figures), one might be mistaken to think Clinique La Prairie is all about scenic surroundings and fluffy pampering designed for those with more money than sense. There is no debate that the stunning view of the Alps and Lake Geneva never gets old, and some treatments can be incredibly enjoyable, but the philosophy of the Clinique’s four foundational pillars … [Read more...] about Clinique La Prairie: The Wellness Destination That Goes Beyond Medical Excellence
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Phil Rosenthal — creator, host and spirited funnyman of the award-winning Netflix travel-food show Somebody Feed Phil — smiles, which he does much of the time, his lips curve into the shape of a heart. Well, not a fully rounded classic heart. Rather, his mouth forms a sweet uplifted stretch of a heart. His typical facial expression — looking a little wonderstruck, a lot joyful — reflects Rosenthal’s persona: positive, ebullient, curious, caring and quick-witted. Rosenthal is beloved by legions of fans who are cheered by his gung-ho humor and inquisitive quest for the best. So this fifth season of Somebody Feed Phil , which premieres May 25 on Netflix, has been highly anticipated. It showcases five distinctive destinations, each with unique culinary twists: Oaxaca (Mexico), Maine, Helsinki (Finland), Portland (Oregon) and Madrid (Spain). These illuminating episodes brim with vibrant scenery, kitchen … [Read more...] about He’s Back! Phil Rosenthal Of ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ On His New Netflix Season, Starting May 25
Christie Pitney is a certified nurse midwife who was working at a federally funded health center in California’s Central Valley when the pandemic struck. In those early months, several of her patients struggled to get abortions. Under normal circumstances, the closest abortion clinic is 45 minutes away, but during the pandemic, clinics around the country suffered staff shortages and canceled services. Patients were having trouble getting to clinics even when they were open. advertisement advertisement This is part of a series of articles on the business case for abortion access. See the full package here. “My patients and the population in that area, they don’t have reliable transportation. They are working six to seven days a week,” she says. “They have childcare needs and don’t have reliable income. Most of them are either working in a packing house or in the fields.” And that’s in California, one of the most accessible states to get an … [Read more...] about In a post-‘Roe’ world, abortion pills won’t be enough
When you are stretched thin with plenty on your to-do list, believe it or not, the best thing you can do is to relax (mentally and physically) periodically throughout the workday. By doing so, you’ll refuel your energy level, be more focused and productive as you push past the finish line to reach your short- and long-term goals. advertisement advertisement Below, experts from Fast Company Executive Board describe their most effective productivity hacks during crunch time and how useful they are when you are trying to get the most done. 1. ALWAYS HAVING A BACK-UP PLAN IN PLACE When an eleventh-hour health scare pushes an event online or top-tier talent decides to perform from home instead of in person, success relies on decisions you made months before. At VIVA, we have satellite planning teams in place who are directed to work on scenarios B and C, even while plan A is moving ahead full steam. In that way, the quality of what we do remains high … [Read more...] about 15 productivity hacks that keep business leaders on track
Companies inattentive to innovation get left behind--or worse, fail altogether. While those of us over 40 fondly remember starting our weekends with a trip to the video store, for example, the experience pales in comparison to conveniently streaming blockbuster entertainment from the comfort of your couch. While hailing a cab in New York City was fun the first time, there's nothing like the certainty of watching the map on your screen as a dedicated driver heads your way to pick you up. In other words, though one experience may have delighted us initially, a more innovative--and perhaps industry altering--option could be waiting in the wings vying for our business. Successful brands are those that out-innovate the competition. They never settle for the status quo, always seeking the next differentiator for their category. They survive in today's highly competitive landscape by continually evolving to deliver better products, better services, and--most importantly--better customer … [Read more...] about The Secret Ingredient to Finding Your Next Million-Dollar Innovation Idea
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Neiman Marcus filed for C hapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, and a lot of the blame was (rightly) put on the upscale retailer’s massive debt load though the Coronavirus was cited as the cause as well. But, another issue must be raised: Neiman Marcus long struggled to attract millennial and Gen Z consumers. Courting these two groups is key to any longstanding retailer’s existence. So how exactly did the Dallas-based retailer—more synonymous with lifestyle excess than today’s “woke” generation—fall short? Beth Goldstein, an industry analyst at the NPD Group, says Neiman Marcus isn’t alone. “Most department stores today have this challenge, especially at the high-end. Gen Z and Millennials are driven to specialty retailers and direct-to-consumer channels, both in-store and online,” she says, adding, “New brands born online offer great stories about function, sustainability, and convenience which captured their … [Read more...] about Neiman Marcus Needs To Court The Millennial And Gen Z Customer. Can It Succeed?
As one of the larger companies of the consumer discretionary sector, The Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) shares have enjoyed a relative upward trend since the beginning of 2022 as investors appear to be bracing for potential interest rate hikes. Coca-Cola shares currently trade in an above average range based on historical volatility, and option traders appear to be positioned for the stock to rise after the company reports earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts expect the company to announce $0.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.93 billion in revenue. Investors will be paying keen attention to how Coca-Cola has managed to navigate ongoing supply chain issues and how rising costs could affect the bottom line. Insiders have recently increased the amount of shares being sold, unloading over 314,000 shares valued at close to $18.6 million over the past 90 days. Investors will be keeping an eye on if the beverage maker can continue to increase sales volume and what, if … [Read more...] about Can Coca-Cola (KO) Keep Up the Trend?
Flow, one of the leading blockchains in the Web3 arena, has announced the launch of a new fund designed to spur innovation among those building apps, games, and digital assets in the Web3 space. advertisement Flow was originally developed by Dapper Labs, a Fast Company 2022 Most Innovative Company , and the company behind blockchain game hits like CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot . Flow is currently the leading blockchain for NFT transactions. Flow’s new fund is called the Flow Ecosystem Fund and, with $725 million, is the largest ever joint endeavor aimed at expanding the blockchain ecosystem of any kind. The fund’s investors include Web3-investing heavyweights like a16z, Coatue, Union Square Ventures, Greenfield One, Coinfund, Digital Currency Group, and more. Flow says it will dole out the fund’s coffers to new and existing devs building products for the Flow blockchains, specifically focusing on those in the infrastructure, decentralized finance, gaming, … [Read more...] about Leading NFT blockchain Flow announces $725 million Ecosystem Fund to drive Web3 innovation