By SUSAN DOMINUS FEB. 21, 2019 What happens when people who have trouble fitting into a traditional workplace get one designed just for them? The FUTURE of WORK Decades on the Job, and Counting The $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Just Improve Lives. It Saves Them. An Office Designed for Workers With Autism The Rise of the WeWorking Class America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights Why Aren’t Women Advancing More in Corporate America? The FUTURE of WORK What happens when people who have trouble fitting into a traditional workplace get one designed just for them? By SUSAN DOMINUS Photograph by RYAN PFLUGER Ben Hirasuna at Auticon’s office in Santa Monica. Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times Before Ben Hirasuna showed up for the first job interview of his life, he went for weeks at a time without leaving his parents’ home in Santa … [Read more...] about An Office Designed for Workers With Autism
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Octavia Plach is used to the looks. A Philadelphia-based actress, model, yoga instructor, real estate agent and single mom, she's accustomed to people looking at her with more than just mild curiosity. While some glances are filled with admiration others "look at me with disgust on their face, like, ‘How do you live with yourself looking like that.’" Turns out Plach, whose goal is to make her entire body a work of tattoo art, is living with herself just fine. As Philadelphia welcomes the 21st annual Tattoo Convention this week, Plach, who has recently appeared on The Daily Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and on Paramount Network's Ink Master, sat with PhillyVoice to talk about her career and her journey toward becoming a heavily-tattooed woman. Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice Philadelphia-native Octavia Plach poses for a photo during a recent photoshoot with PhillyVoice. As a model and actor, are you booking more work now than before … [Read more...] about Meet the woman with ‘a new car’s worth’ of tattoos
Jennifer Aniston has been inspiring hair envy ever since the debut of “The Rachel,” her highly coveted “Friends” haircut in the early seasons of the show’s run. Though she’s said how much she hates that particular cut, every style she’s showed off in the years since continues to inspire trends. Aniston and her longtime stylist, Chris McMillan, have both opened up numerous times to discuss her famous mane, sharing their favourite tips and go-to products. Ever since the debut of “Friends” in 1994, Jennifer Aniston’s glossy, healthy hair continues to inspire trends everywhere. And though her signature style has evolved over the years, the actress knows what works for her, rarely making any major switch-ups when it comes to her cut and colour. From “The Rachel,” which became one of the most iconic celebrity hairstyles of the ’90s, to the beachy waves she’s known for sporting in recent years, plenty … [Read more...] about From ‘The Rachel’ to beachy waves — here’s how Jennifer Aniston gets her glossy, healthy hair
I started dyeing my hair in the first place because I wasn’t happy with how it had naturally changed as I became a teenager. Drugstore boxed permanent dyes eventually gave way to a heavy bleaching and semi-permanent bright, unnatural colours habit. My hair looked great, but any cloth that touched my head – not to mention my bathroom fixtures – all paid the price. Eventually, I got tired of the mess and the effort and discovered my natural hair is pretty great as long as I take good care of it. Anyone who dyes their hair regularly usually has a catalyst. From basic colour curiosity to abject and unreasoning hatred of what your hair currently looks like, something significant makes you take that first step. For me, it was becoming a teenager – which wreaked havoc on the hair that I had previously found completely acceptable. Almost overnight, it went from a beautiful, dark gloss to this mousey, drab colour that was possibly the most boring thing I’d … [Read more...] about For years I dyed my hair bright colours. Here’s what caused me to embrace my natural hair colour again.
My partner and I decided to try cutting each other’s hair to save money. The process has had its share of challenges, but we’re sticking with it. There are certain expendable prices we pay in order to live and work in our modern world. Maybe it’s paying $US20 for a monthly manicure that gives you confidence in your workplace or forking out $US4 or $US5 for your daily caffeine boost. But perhaps one of the most common, and in my opinion one of the most egregious, prices we are societally pressured to pay is the price of a haircut. For those with short hair, you might visit the barber or salon every three to six weeks, costing you roughly $US15 to $US25 per cut. For those with longer hair the visits may be less frequent, more likely every eight to twelve weeks, but the prices are often jacked up to $US40, $US60 or even $US80 per cut. I’m not saying that an experienced hair stylist isn’t worth these prices, but maybe paying for the shampoo, scalp … [Read more...] about My boyfriend and I started cutting each other’s hair to save money — and we’re sticking with it, despite our inexperience