Some designers turned toward designing for good causes, with 38% doing creative work for social justice organizations. But 70% of that work was pro bono, which is shockingly high given how much financial hardship designers experienced this year. On the one hand, it’s noble that so many designers were willing to donate their time and talent for a good cause. On the other, working for free can have a corrosive effect on the industry, devaluing work that is already often seen as frivolous. It is possible that some of these designers were willing to work for free in the hopes that it would eventually lead to paid work. … [Read more...] about Too many designers worked for free in 2020
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Institutionalize support and gratitude Science suggests that acts of kindness and gratitude can positively influence others–and ourselves. They also help keep people in a positive mindset. It’s important to make a commitment to encouraging gratitude and mindfulness because the real secret is in repetition. According to Dr. Waguih William IsHak , a professor of psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai, you can’t live on the three-to-four-minute oxytocin boost that comes from a single act of kindness. … [Read more...] about 6 ways to help employees craft their job into their calling
The prize, considered a leading literary award, has been awarded annually for over 50 years to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. It was previous known as the Man Booker Prize between 2002 and 2019 and the Booker–McConnell Prize between 1969 and 2001. … [Read more...] about Booker Prize 2020: Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins for ‘Shuggie Bain’ set in Thatcher-era Glasgow
In 1995, I was a cub reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering small businesses and venture capital. I thought it was the best job in journalism, writing about entrepreneurs and their backers, but my work wasn’t exactly front-page stuff. The Journal, like the corporate leaders and investors it served, valued news about the public markets, scoops on companies such as General Electric and AT&T, and profiles of star CEOs who maximized profits for their shareholders. … [Read more...] about ‘Fast Company’ is 25 years old, and we’re still asking: Can business be better?
Judging from the slew of cooking documentaries coming from Netflix, the rise of celebrity chefs who are outright lifestyle brands, and the popularity of the Food Network, we’re all becoming more adventurous in the kitchen, a fact reinforced by our insatiable hunger for exotic hot sauces. Matter looked at the trends and saw that the type of person who would be most interested in an automatic cooker is someone who likely lives in a city and leads a busy life. Moreover, that person wants to eat food that’s healthy, that tastes as good as what you’d find at a restaurant, and nearly as easy to use as calling for take-out. … [Read more...] about A Slow Cooker For A Generation Raised On The Food Network