“Front door to the health industry” Andrew Dudum, the founder and CEO of Hims, describes his company as the “front door to the health industry.” The people who walk through that door may not have a primary care doctor and are looking for treatments for specific issues: erectile dysfunction, hair growth, acne, and anxiety and depression. The products are heavily branded with the dirty pastels that have come to represent the millennial generation. The ideal Hims customers are too busy to go to the doctor, even if they have insurance, and needs a quick fix for what ails them that they can pay for in cash. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
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Having groups like MyYard, with an open-door policy and a rotating roster of volunteers, ensures there’s a safe place where everyone can discuss potentially sensitive issues like these. MyYard is also focusing on ways to improve the work experience for LGBTQ and non-binary team members as well–the goal simply being to make sure everyone can see themselves reflected in the culture. So these days when we kick back as a team, we break out the board games, crank up the music, and offer a variety of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks as well. Anyone who wants to crack a beer and crush an opponent on Team Fortress 2 can go for it, but it’s no longer the only option. … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It
Untitling happens repeatedly to women with professional titles, such as doctors (medical, research, and professional), professors, clergy, government officials, military personnel, and coaches. Recent research of 321 speaker introductions found that when female physicians introduced other physicians they almost always used their “doctor” titles (for 95% of male doctors and 97.8% of female doctors). However, male physicians introduced other male physicians as “doctor” in 72.4% of the cases, but only 49.2% of the time when introducing female physicians. … [Read more...] about We need to stop ‘untitling’ and ‘uncredentialing’ professional women
Stay healthy (physically, emotionally, financially) Focus on one thing at a time Turn off your notifications Get as much sleep as you need Spend time picking the right things to work on In my view, the most valuable one-size-fits-all tactics for each person bolster these fundamentals. Examples include mental models for choosing the right thing to do, techniques to relax and go to sleep, and such. … [Read more...] about Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity
Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?