Reuters says the firm “has worked with other racist, rightist and conspiracy sites that have been used by mass murderers to share messages.” It has also supported sites like 8kun and those owned by the Russian government. Needless to say, the Russian government is a purveyor of misinformation in America, and the country is hardly a bastion of free speech. Critics have also pointed out that Parler’s new host could be a potential security risk for the self-styled American patriots who populate the service. … [Read more...] about Parler is back online, sort of, thanks to a Russian-owned tech firm
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The pandemic has been a rare opportunity to nudge more consumers to consider shopping secondhand. Poshmark’s revenues grew by 28% in 2020, while fashion industry sales dropped by more than a third. Stuck at home, many people were intrigued by the possibility of clearing out their closets to make some cash; some shoppers, worried about the unstable economy, are attracted to the deals. “I expect the velocity of sales to go up once we’re able to go out again and need outfits for more occasions,” Chandra says. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Considering staff The last, and trickiest challenge for the Biden Administration’s sterilization efforts, has nothing to do with furniture, fixtures, or oxygen. It’s the challenge of personnel. The White House has 5,900 people on staff as of last count. Some of those people are in-house cooks, others might handle communications outside the Oval Office, others might oversee Camp David. These individuals don’t all literally work inside the White House, but they are considered key support personnel of the President. And those who work in the White House are actually at risk of carrying and transmitting COVID-19. … [Read more...] about You can’t use bleach to sterilize the White House. Here’s what experts recommend instead
Over the years, we’ve not bonded just over work: We each got married, had children, bought homes, experienced health scares, and shared all of these personal events with each other in intricate detail, almost exclusively online, and in a dialect we invented. I often approach major decisions — not just professional but personal, too — only after soliciting her guidance. … [Read more...] about Why you need a virtual work spouse now more than ever
96% less land to make a burger than if it had been made from beef. A lifecycle analysis of Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger, also made from plants, found that it used 93% less land. So-called “cultured or “cell-based” meat, grown from animal cells in bioreactors, also shrinks land use and is poised to soon come to market, with the first regulatory approval recently announced. Companies working on dairy equivalents—such as vegan cheese that uses lab-grown milk proteins—can also eliminate the need for huge pastures. (If people voluntarily choose to eat less meat and dairy, that would also reduce land use, but it may be an easier sell to provide options that just have less impact on the environment.) … [Read more...] about Why we need to “rewild” our environment