A high number of working mothers are leaving their jobs during the pandemic, which is exacerbating gender inequality. Solving the problem starts with better policies to support them, Whartons Janice Bellace says.
Curbside pickup has become a necessary option to offer customers since the onslaught of COVID-19. In fact, some shoppers will not consider doing business with a retailer or restaurant that does not offer curbside service. The TextMeAnywhere solution helps make the associated logistics to service curbside easier to execute for small businesses.
A director at Facebook recently redid his remote work setup to include a DSLR camera, standing desk, and Samsung Frame TV. Here are his recommendations for an office that will make you look—and feel—good on Zoom.
Like many of us, I’m spending a lot of time working from home (more than half my waking hours!). And I’m working with people whom I’ve never met in person and whose image of me is solely based on a rectangular representation in a Zoom window.Read Full Story
An employment lawyer discusses legal rights across both sides of the table, as social distancing restrictions lift and the workforce returns to their work spaces.
The remote work “new normal” has brought up countless questions for employers and employees. At the outset, many office workers were thrilled at their newfound lack of commute, the freedom to work from home, and the demise of business casual. Five months in, challenges have arisen. People are feeling lonely and isolated. We need people, but in a pandemic, where there are people, there is fear.Read Full Story
My kid spent two blissful hours listening to stories in the car and never once asked, ‘Are we there yet?’ I’m sold.
Over the weekend, my family drove to a cabin in the woods for a short getaway. On the two-hour-long drive there and back, something magical happened: My 4-year-old daughter, Ella, didn’t need our attention, nor did she once ask, “Are we there yet?” And no, she wasn’t glued to a screen. She was completely engrossed in a new storytelling toy called Toniebox that just landed in the U.S. from Europe.Read Full Story
AG Barr may win Trump some political points by rushing to file the DOJ’s case against Google. But his haste might hinder the agency’s chance of winning.
The U.S. Department of Justice could announce an antitrust case against Google as early as this week, The New York Times‘s Katie Benner and Cecilia Kang report. Attorney General Willam Barr has reportedly been pushing DOJ attorneys to wrap up its investigation of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, which has been going on since last summer.Read Full Story
U.S. senators tend toward what sociologists call homophily, or flocking with similar others. The consequence? They dress more alike over time.
When Richard Nixon praised his wife’s “respectable Republican cloth coat” in his 1952 Checkers speech, her clothes were not the point. Rather, Nixon drew a direct line from a coat to the values he proclaimed—frugality, integrity, public service—to counter accusations of financial impropriety.Read Full Story
Making sure domestic responsibilities are shared equitably requires systemic change. But there are organizational strategies couples can implement today to make life less stressful.
According to a study from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, before the pandemic, in households of male and female couples who work full-time, women took on around 60% of the childcare. This pandemic has only amplified the disproportionate stresses being born by women. A survey of working parents by the Boston Consulting Group found that overall parents are spending an average of 27 more hours each week on household tasks like cleaning, childcare, and remote school, but within that average, women are spending 15 more hours a week than men. And of women who have become unemployed since the pandemic began, 25% said it was due to lack of childcare. This was double the rate for men.Read Full Story
The first presidential debate is here. But it’s increasingly clear that debunking false statements can only go so far when lies don’t matter to a portion of the electorate.
The presidential debates are finally upon us. Tuesday kicks off the first debate between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and sitting president Donald Trump, moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.Read Full Story