In Senate races in Arizona, Iowa, and North Carolina, candidates embraced their identities as caregivers during their campaigns. And the President-elect did not shy away from sharing his experience as a young widowed parent, and later a caregiver for his sick son, running on a platform of universal sick days, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and real financial security for the caregiver workforce. In Colorado, voters decisively approved a ballot initiative to create a statewide paid leave program, where workers will receive 12 weeks of paid leave for childbirth, adoption, and certain medical emergencies. Colorado now joins eight other states and D.C. in adopting a statewide family leave policy. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
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Did you have a close work friend with whom you lost touch when you all went remote? Take steps to build back that friendship virtually, and fortify it for the future. The approach will look different for everyone. For you and your work spouse, it might mean scheduling a regular weekly (or even daily) virtual lunch break, or Zoom happy hours. … [Read more...] about Why you need a virtual work spouse now more than ever
Appealing to different needs As more consumers hop on the resale bandwagon, Chandra believes that different platforms can cater to different kinds of shoppers. Sites already offer wildly different ways to shop. ThredUp, Depop, and Poshmark tend to offer lower priced items, while Rebag and TheRealReal focus on luxury products. “Each seller on [Poshmark] is effectively building their brand,” Chandra says. “The ambient chatter on the site is the kind of conversation you might have in a store, when you’re asking questions about a product.” … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
We would expect to see anxiety levels rising during COVID-19, but in fact we first made this observation before the pandemic. Passengers reported that they experience anxiety about getting to the airport on time. They’re anxious about spending time in close proximity with strangers, TSA staff, and the airline crew. There’s anxiety about suitcases being over the weight limit, and about properly emptying their pockets before going through the TSA line. Even after clearing Security, there’s anxiety about boarding the flight and whether there will be room for a carry-on. COVID-19 compounds all these worries, as passengers shuffle through a seemingly motionless queue, struggling to keep a proper social distance. … [Read more...] about Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable