The time to act is now. We have a clear public demand on our side and abundant appetite from people to incorporate active travel into their daily lives. Let’s make sure we seize the opportunity and make this a turning point for human-powered transport—our future depends on it. … [Read more...] about The pandemic created a biking explosion. How can cities make it permanent?
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Now the FCC has approved the plan that will hopefully restore some internet access to the islands. To make the plan a reality, though, Alphabet still needs a telecommunications partner to work with, but as the private sector rushes to the island’s aid, it seems likely that a company will step forward to help. Alphabet isn’t the only tech company doing their part in Puerto Rico. Tesla sent hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico, along with employees to install them. Facebook sent its connectivity staff to the island to help in recovery and reconstruction, too. Want to help? Here’s how you can assist Puerto Rico right now. … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico cell phone service is still out. Can Alphabet’s Project Loon fix it?
Worker bees are exhausted from never-ending isolation and overwhelming family duties and high-stakes politics. Companies are facing burned-out employees, and one of the few ways they can alleviate that is with time off, particularly in fields where it will be a slow business day anyway. The Black Lives Matters movement raised awareness about racial injustice last year. That means many more bosses are likely to observe the holiday that honors King and his legacy. As human resources company Zenefits puts it, “it can be an important show of solidarity to make MLK Day a paid holiday.” Who’s working? Staffers of stores and restaurants, many of whom are desperate for business. MLK Day Sales are prolific this year, with steep discounts online. And healthcare workers are as busy as ever. … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2021: What’s open? What’s closed? Who gets off?
Not surprisingly, there are so many factors that can affect the actions of human beings. Pandemics. Taxes. Trade wars. Social unrest. Politics. Technology. If you understand how all of these things – and more – are inter-related, you will be much more prepared to make predictions about how business decisions will turn out (especially when coupled with your data science skills). You will be able to tie seemingly unconnected things together in ways others – like the competition – can’t. You’ll even be able to use skills in the area of economics to consider more personal things like what direction mortgage rates are likely to move as you contemplate buying a home. … [Read more...] about These are the 3 skills you need to succeed in 2021
For me, 2020 was spent on the relationships worth defending. My most challenging relationships this year have also been my most rewarding. As a parent of a teenage son, “defending” has meant not ignoring internal alarms or dismissing distress signals for the sake of “busyness.” It has meant inserting myself into his world, at moments when I was least welcome, pit in my stomach, loving him through accountability. At times, parenting took the form of sitting and staying in his room, usually as he screamed for me to leave, waiting for an opening to real answers. Other times, it took the form of putting everything else aside—work meetings, my attention on my two other kids—to support him without excusing him. … [Read more...] about After a string of life setbacks, here’s how I learned to rethink happiness