Alexandra Hsie, 30, is a freelance video producer who lives in Manhattan with her fiancé, Peter Andrews, 31, who she hears is a UX designer. Andrews tries hard to understand what she does, Hsie told me, but she goes elsewhere (her friends in the industry and her colleagues) when she needs someone to get in the weeds with her about anything related to her work. Which is exactly how she wants it to be. … [Read more...] about Couples having a working-from-home revelation: That’s what you do all day?
Letter why i want this job
They are discomfiting and tempting, catnip to boredom and cabin fever. I’d rather look longingly at clothes I am no longer wearing, imagining a time when they are once again a part of my life (parties! work events! restaurants!) than face reality (stories of trauma, hospital shortages, businesses on the brink of bankruptcy). … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
I don’t know whether this day will ever come, but I don’t want the entire onus to be on me. I just want to throw things in the recycling bin and have them be recycled. I am busy, I have other things happening in my life, and if the national recycling rates are any indicator, I am not alone. As a nation, we will never reach the San Franciscan utopian levels of recycling without legislating what private industry can produce. The EU came to this conclusion in 2017 and set a goal of having all plastic packaging be recyclable by 2030. A year later the EU decided that directive alone wouldn’t do enough to reduce the amount of garbage Europe generates, and it mandated that single-use plastics (which make up 80% of litter on European beaches) be replaced by recyclable or compostable materials. Unless we want a future where we swim in plastic seas and drive over combustible land, these mandates need to become U.S. law. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
(Also worth noting: Kerri Hicks, a university library web services manager, suggested that the kitchen can be a looming temptation for the new home worker. She advised, “With a fully stocked fridge and pantry, it can be tempting to run to the fridge for a snack at intervals that wouldn’t be appropriate in an office. Avoid all-day grazing by prepping a snack or two in the morning, and scheduling them throughout the day.”) … [Read more...] about Working from home? Here’s how to separate the ‘work’ from the ‘home’
Having studied economics and management in Rome just because she wanted to show her father she could do what was perceived as a ‘male’ career, Francesca even worked in his law and accountancy firm, but finally left to pursue cultural anthropology, art and literature. Now an independent journalist writing for prestigious publications in Italy and around the world, she specialises in terrorism and politics with a focus on South Asia. … [Read more...] about Meet Francesca Marino, the Italian journalist who called Pakistan’s bluff on Balakot