Keep in mind that many people who haven’t received their second stimulus payment yet may still receive one in the mail, either as a paper check or as a debit card. The IRS has said that it could take up to three to four weeks for mailed payments to arrive, and it has told taxpayers to keep watching their mail throughout the month of January. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus check still not received? Free File could be a way to claim it
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When confronted by the pandemic, Governor Raimondo turned to Big Tech–specifically Salesforce–to replace legacy systems with new cloud solutions for contact tracing and case investigations as well as workforce retraining and other initiatives aimed at keeping Rhode Islanders working. Raimondo called Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and explained Rhode Island’s problems to him, the story goes. He had people on the ground in the state the following Monday. … [Read more...] about Biden picked an ex-VC to run Commerce. Her ties to tech might be too close
Patagonia allows employees to make their own schedules. They still have to work full time, they just get to decide when to work. Also, because the company is filled with outdoor athletes and its corporate headquarters sit right on the Pacific, whenever the waves are good, employees are allowed to stop working—even when they’re on deadline, even if they’re in the middle of a meeting—and go surfing. It’s a corporate policy that Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard famously dubbed “Let my people go surfing.” … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy
“Front door to the health industry” Andrew Dudum, the founder and CEO of Hims, describes his company as the “front door to the health industry.” The people who walk through that door may not have a primary care doctor and are looking for treatments for specific issues: erectile dysfunction, hair growth, acne, and anxiety and depression. The products are heavily branded with the dirty pastels that have come to represent the millennial generation. The ideal Hims customers are too busy to go to the doctor, even if they have insurance, and needs a quick fix for what ails them that they can pay for in cash. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
“For those five cancers we can screen for, we generally detect them at much earlier stages, when they’re easier to treat,” says Dr. Eric Klein of the Cleveland Clinic. “The dozens of other cancers, which have no screening tests, tend to present at more advanced stages, when they have spread past the organ of origin, so the burden of treatment is higher.” That results in treatment regimens that are costlier, more cumbersome for the patient, and—most important—less successful. … [Read more...] about A new early-detection blood test marks a leap forward in the war on cancer