In some ways, 2015 was the year of the gig economy, with the scale and diversity of the freelance workforce not just expanding, but attracting more mainstream notice as well. By our own recent estimates here at Upwork, some 54 million Americans are now freelancers. advertisement advertisement Still, that’s just the most noticeable trend among several that will reshape the nature of work in the next five years. In fact, shifts in technology, connectivity, and the expectations of both employers and employees are on track to bring about bigger changes than the freelance economy can on its own. Here are four. 1. The Rise Of Second-Tier Cities The 20th century saw big, cosmopolitan cities boom. The best jobs and top talent were concentrated in a few “first-tier” urban centers like San Francisco, New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Paris. If you wanted a job, you had to move to one of those places. That’s already changing. The major urban hubs have … [Read more...] about The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021
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Though we’ve never had more ways to connect, many studies suggest that people are getting lonelier, and that sense of loneliness is killing us. advertisement advertisement “Loneliness has a much more complicated effect on mortality, but its effects are just as strong or only slightly less strong than obesity and smoking,” says Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has written about the impact that social isolation and loneliness has on his patients. While there are many causes, ranging from the technology that’s replaced face-to-face communication to the deterioration of traditional community pillars, such as declining attendance at religious institutions and community centers, one major perpetrator might be the modern workplace. “As people grow more isolated in their work, which comprises more than half of most people’s day, that is in many cases a missed opportunity to interact,” says Khullar. … [Read more...] about Could Working Remotely Be As Bad For Your Health As Smoking?
The Indian team might be treating every bilateral T20 assignment as an audition for next year's World Cup but vice-captain Rohit Sharma prefers to focus on the present instead of losing sleep over a marquee event, which is still 10 months away.India will lock horns with two-time world T20 champions in the series-deciding third match here even as the efforts to find the right combination for the marquee event continue."See, I don't want to keep saying that we are trying to build a squad for the (T20)World Cup. It is still a long, long way ahead. We just need to focus on winning the series and that will keep us in good state, moving forward," Rohit said on December 10 ahead of the series-finale.Close "If we keep winning games, keep doing the right things on the field, the composition of the team will take care (of itself)," Rohit added. related news India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: There's time for T20 WC, let's focus on winning this series, says Rohit Sharma India vs … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: World Cup is long, long way away, let’s focus on present: Rohit Sharma
If you work in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, you probably drive to your office. The traffic coming in and out of the Sandton neighborhood–home to dozens of corporate headquarters, and known as the richest square mile in Africa–is the worst in the city. advertisement advertisement So when local officials started thinking about improving sustainable transportation, they decided to start with the biggest challenge: How could they convince investment bankers and executives to get out of their cars? For the month of October, Johannesburg was the site of the second Ecomobility World Challenge. The first, held in Suwon, South Korea, completely shut cars out of a neighborhood for a month. In Korea, things were a little simpler: the neighborhood, with both homes and some businesses, didn’t have as many people. “Johannesburg didn’t only have to talk to a couple thousand residents, but to 120,000 commuters that go into Sandton every morning and every … [Read more...] about Johannesburg Just Finished A Month-Long Experiment To Get People To Stop Driving
When you buy a brand new car, there is no better feeling than rolling it out of the showroom watching people eye your gleaming new vehicle. However, as time passes, the car begins to show signs of deterioration and ageing which should be noticed by the driver. If not, it can lead to a malfunction or the breakdown of your beloved car. Here is a list of things to do to prevent just that:Tyre wear & tearMost often, people tend to overlook or forget about their tyres, which undergo the most amount of stress during a drive. Tyres continue to lose grip every time the car is used and if not replaced at regular intervals, can mean a bald tyre and a disastrous accident. Nothing is more dangerous than driving on the road with bad tyres, especially in case of emergency braking.Close Brake pads related news BMW Motorrad unveils specs sheet of R 18 Bobber: What does it pack? Skoda Karoq India launch confirmed in April 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Where does the luxury SUV fit in? Along … [Read more...] about Car care tips for a smooth ride and long journey