DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
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They do not, we should warn you, paint a very pretty picture. We spent much of the year covering the rapidly approaching deadline for fixing climate change, and the fact that extractive businesses who have fueled it are also failing to share that wealth with most of the population. At Fast Company, we often focus on solutions. Many of these stories helped us frame the problems that we need solutions for–from exploited workers to mass extinction and everything in between. (Click on the titles to read the articles.) Bugs are not usually the poster animal for extinction. You’re going to garner a lot more sympathy with a polar bear or a whale than a cockroach, but this truly horrifying article makes it clear that humankind’s impact on the natural world reaches all levels, and with potentially disastrous consequences. Bugs are, in fact, vitally important to the world’s ecosystems, and now they’re disappearing incredibly quickly: In 2013, Krefeld entomologists … [Read more...] about 10 stories on the environment and the economy that made us think this year
Business Insider spoke to more than a dozen people at different stages of their lives and careers, and surveyed 1,000 more, about what a “good job” means to them. We found good jobs in the US today are characterised by things as basic as health insurance and a retirement account – and as complex as personal fulfillment. Sometimes a good job can simply be one that pays enough to afford you the freedom not to think about money in your next job. As people age, they typically realise that prestige is less important – and company culture is more important – than they realised. But almost any job can be a good job if you put in the effort to mould it to your particular wants and needs. Annafi Wahed left her job at a consulting firm in 2016, to work on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. When she approached her boss to give her two weeks’ notice, he thought she was joking. “I was up for manager that year; I was making six … [Read more...] about Pretty much everyone defines a ‘good job’ the same way — but most people don’t have the luxury of choosing one
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 6:40 PM EST Dec 1, 2018 A rainy Saturday didn't stop families and students from coming out to Midtown Detroit's festive annual favorite, Noel Night, during its new daytime hours. Minutes after walking into the Detroit Institute of Arts' Prentis Court, 2 1/2-year-old Willa DeRoche sat in her stroller, marveling at a stilt walker dressed as "The Snow Queen." The performer posed for photos with museum patrons while wearing a long, white dress decorated with sparkly, silver snowflakes and a elaborate, tall staff topped with a large snowflake lit up blue. "She's fascinated," Willa's mom, Erin McWain of Ann Arbor said. While she and her husband have attended Noel Night together in the past, McWain said it was their family's first time both at the museum and at event with their daughter. "It's nice that we can come during the day, so that's great for little kids," she said. "In the past, it was fun, (but) it was … [Read more...] about Families were the focus at this year’s Noel Night (and day)
Supported by Business | Live By THE NEW YORK TIMESNOV. 22, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Here we are again: Mildly annoyed by the obvious consumerism, but totally in love with the deals. It must be Black Friday.The Friday after Thanksgiving is still the official start of the holiday shopping season, but things are changing. For one thing, even Thanksgiving itself isn’t sacred — shoppers head outside or online to get an early start before the turkey is even cold. And instead of lining up at the crack of dawn after sleeping off their feasts, more people are shopping on their phones. In fact, if you follow the advice of our friends at Wirecutter, you’ll stay home and shop in your P.J.s.Also, the promotions have now crept into the week before Thanksgiving as retailers compete for your every last dollar, and many use other days of the year like Amazon’s Prime Day in July … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2018: When Immigrants Learn to Be American Consumers