An employee asked for better COVID-19 safety measures. Then he was fired.
If you’ve been on social media the last few days you may have seen the hashtag #BoycottTraderJoes going around. But why exactly are people calling for the boycott of one of the most beloved grocery chains in the country? It all has to do with an employee who was fired after asking for enhanced COVID-19 protections.Read Full Story
Once the future of TV, the DVR became a throwback. But Channels figured out how to make it newly relevant in a streaming world.
The rise of cord cutting and streaming video was supposed to render the digital video recorder (DVR) irrelevant. In theory, you shouldn’t need to record anything when services like Netflix and Amazon Prime make everything available on demand.Read Full Story
When healthcare pivoted for the pandemic, it caused problems for every aspect of the transplant process—and hospitals are still learning how to adjust.
Organ transplants in the United States have been increasing over the last several years. In 2019, transplants from deceased donors rose by 10% while living donors increased by 7%. The growing system combines education, technological advances, various research, and public policy work to save lives off the 100,000-person waitlist. While kidneys are the top organ in transplant numbers, other key organs transplanted in America include the liver, heart, and lungs. The transplant community has been working together for years to increase organ donations for those in need.Read Full Story
James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm behind The High Line, has unveiled a waterfront design that includes everything from a giant ball field to a sandy beach.
On a squat rectangular peninsula jutting out from Manhattan’s Meatpacking District into the Hudson river, a new kind of waterfront park will soon take shape. With gardens, waterside promenades, a giant ball field and, most uncommonly, a sandy beach with access to the water, the new park is redefining how New York and other cities can embrace the water on their doorsteps.Read Full Story
Your coworkers may very well be struggling with mental health issues, which is why pejorative language—like “he’s insane” or “she has daddy issues”—creates an unsafe work space.
One in 10 people are living with a mental health diagnosis, and likely that includes someone you work with or manage every day. The global pandemic, social unrest, strain on the economy, remote work, and everything in between that we experienced in 2020 likely caused your employees to be pushed to the edge of their mental and emotional health, forcing them to tread water or worse, remain stuck in a personal crisis. Read Full Story
A Black man recounts his experiences of being the only person of color at work and the mental and emotional toll it takes.
The New Way We Work podcast launched in January, and over the last several weeks we’ve been looking at race in the workplace. We’ve talked to racial equity consultant Dorianne St Fleur about what companies get wrong about DEI; Porter Braswell from Jopwell about the myth of the pipeline problem; Code 2040 CEO Mimi Fox Melton about tone policing and white privilege at work; and Courtney McCluney from Cornell University about code-switching and culture fit.Read Full Story
The haute couture designer, whose gowns have been worn by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, turns her hand to fabric made of plastic fished from the ocean.
For a recent collection, designer Iris van Herpen sent models down the runway in gowns that rippled with each step they took, reminiscent of waves undulating at the turning of the tide. This connection to water was deliberate: The dresses were made from plastic fished out of the ocean by the environmentalist organization Parley for the Oceans, and turned into fabric.Read Full Story
Farmers Post would let people sign up for cheap boxes of fresh produce from their local farms and get them delivered to their door.
A year ago, as COVID-19 spread and states asked people to shelter in place, the food system started to fall apart. With restaurants and schools closed, many farmers suddenly had no place to sell their produce and had to throw it out. Simultaneously, overrun grocery stores had empty shelves, and farmers who sold directly to consumers couldn’t keep up with demand. Grocery delivery services were overwhelmed.Read Full Story
The funny filter may give you a laugh, but it also could leave you with a problem . . .
It’s another day, which means there’s another trend on TikTok. This time the trend takes the form of a viral filter: the “no beard” filter. As the name suggests, the filter digitally removes a person’s beard.Read Full Story
Vaccines were developed at record speed in large part due to public-private partnerships. The same model can expedite the rollout, writes Zocdoc founder and CEO Oliver Kharraz M.D.
By now, the vaccine scheduling horror stories are familiar. Websites are crashing. Bookings are canceled at random. And a laundry list of technical issues is making it all but impossible to secure an appointment.Read Full Story