Other Fast Company writers and editors had different ideas, which they shared via a highly unscientific Slack poll this morning. One staff member is making extra-spicy mapo tofu, “for no other reason than I have a craving.” A photo editor will cook enchiladas with “indulgent sides,” to follow a snack of Tostitos Hint of Lime; another colleague will rely on heaps of leftover Halloween candy. But there was one clear winner from our very official poll: pizza, overwhelmingly declared to be “the proper election food.” Most who are opting for pizza will get delivery—as will the only editor who announced she’s having salad, from Sweetgreen, but with “Milkbar cookies as a chaser.” … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?
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It’s a heartbreaking look at what it took to combat COVID-19 in the confusion of its onset, made more of a gut punch by how little Americans have done to protect ourselves in the ensuing months, as so much more information about the disease has become available. As China has gotten the virus under control, Americans are preparing for the worst winter of their lives and things are looking downright dystopian. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
Even when employers do seek to advocate for the collective good, they often miss the point. In New York, for example, most large white-collar employers are members of the Partnership for New York City, a powerful nonprofit led by longtime president and CEO Kathryn Wylde. As the organization grappled with the evolving coronavirus crisis throughout the spring and summer, the partnership surveyed its members on their priorities. Employers said they were most concerned about health, transit, and childcare, in that order. But when the partnership published its “call to action” for economic recovery, in July, its ideas regarding school and childcare centered around strengthening the city’s online learning capabilities—a solution that would do little to alleviate the dual burden of full-time work and full-time oversight of Zoom-based learning. And indeed, when New York City shuttered schools in November—but still exempted restaurants and gyms—there … [Read more...] about Why “flexibility” may be the least helpful thing companies can offer working parents right now