PR: It’s the golden age of takeout. They’ve elevated the game, too, to where you’re getting meals that are as good as eating in the restaurant. One restaurant we order from called Bestia includes reheat instructions that are very simple but specific, and things are separated so they don’t get soggy or they don’t blend when they’re not supposed to. So there’s a tiny bit of work that you do, but the payoff is gigantic because it’s fresh, it’s hot, and it’s just phenomenal and an art form in and of itself. … [Read more...] about Phil Rosenthal dishes on his Netflix series, camels, saving restaurants, and the genius fix for to-go fries
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In reality, Twitter could have gone farther if it really intended to silence the president or even his supporters. To say nothing of removing the tweet entirely (which did break its terms of service, after all), it could have fully removed the retweet button from Trump’s message—leaving the tweet live but making it impossible to endorse or amplify. On the contrary, it enabled a retweet, but only with comment (your personal, accountable endorsement or criticism), and only with Trump’s message hidden behind a view button. These are the slightest of speed bumps, intended to slow down the viral public discourse by all of three seconds—but not stop it. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
Further, Cabral says, as unpredictable as COVID-19 has been, it has followed some sadly familiar trends. “The soaring unemployment rate is impacting people of color the most,” she says. Cabral says that responsible employers will pay attention to demographics and if they do have to lay off employees from underrepresented groups, they need to be inclusive. “[That] means making sure to exercise awareness of the unique challenges that unemployment presents to underserved populations,” she says. “Employers can work to tailor packages that provide support that is meaningful for underserved communities,” says Cabral, such as extending health benefits for the rest of the year or partnering with a staffing firm to help displaced employees find their next opportunity. … [Read more...] about This is what a compassionate layoff looks like
Most state governments have further relaxed lockdown norms in the current phase as well as allowing domestic air-travel to resume. Tensions between India and China and China and the US remain a concern for the markets. Also, any acceleration in coronavirus infections could further slow down the lifting of lockdown and delay any economic recovery. Notwithstanding the near-term uncertainty, valuations are attractive on a medium-term basis. … [Read more...] about The weekly dossier: Here’s what top voices have to say about the market
Asians of varying national backgrounds have suffered a surge of attacks this year, which activists linked to the pandemic's emergence in China. Some said they feared harassment could worsen in a US election year, with US-China tensions ratcheting up over trade, Hong Kong and the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about US Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media