Did you get a tax form for unemployment you never received? You’re not alone.
If you’ve managed to stay employed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, count yourself as lucky, but identity scammers may see you as easy prey.Read Full Story
Shopping trends are expanding as the pandemic's effect on e-commerce continues, forcing retailers to adapt their marketing strategies to meet new consumer expectations and demands, according to a new report. Consumer adoption of digital shopping is driving increased use of user-generated content, new private labels, and access to product sampling.
The former manager is the second Black woman to leave the company within weeks citing similar complaints.
Salesforce has championed itself as a beacon of diversity and inclusion, grounded in social initiatives like Equity for All to promote underrepresented people in business and pledging 1% of its resources to philanthropic causes. But its actual progress to diversify its own headcount has been slow. And now, reports have surfaced from two Black women in prominent positions who have left the company, each citing a toxic culture laden with microaggressions and empty promises toward improvement.Read Full Story
As vaccination sites expand, states need volunteers to help with the logistics of vaccinating the masses.
Psssst. Are you eagerly seeking a COVID-19 vaccine but are not yet eligible in your state? There’s one possible path to getting that priceless stab in your arm that you can feel good about: Volunteering at a vaccination site, which could make you a frontline worker and therefore immediately eligible.Read Full Story
If you want to make smart decisions, surround yourself with these sorts of people.
Psychotherapist Esther Perel says that relationships fail because we expect our partner to give us “what once an entire village used to provide.” Of course, that sounds like an obvious recipe for disaster and this is why marriage counselors regularly guide their clients to shift this burden from one person to a circle of people, including friends and family, each of whom fills a different need. Your spouse or partner is part of the circle, but not the full circle required to make you feel whole.Read Full Story
This new laptop will let you replace or upgrade every part with no hassle—and it looks sleek, too.
A new hardware startup is trying to make a name for itself by selling you fewer new devices.Read Full Story
Democrats plan to pass the bill through Congress on Friday. There’s something in it for everybody.
Yesterday, Democrats released the latest version of their $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, the American Rescue plan. This is relevant to you because after months of speculation, we finally know the likely exact amounts of dough that you can expect to see land in your bank account.Read Full Story
Rather than fixating on certain metrics, look at your team’s approaches to communication and complex thinking processes.
As coronavirus was unleashed across the world in early 2020, Facebook did something unprecedented: It gave its employees a break. For the first half of the year, the tech giant granted each of its 45,000 full-time staffers an “exceeds expectations” performance review rating, ensuring they all got $1,000 bonuses. Google, for its part, skipped its midyear reviews altogether, and in the fall, promoted twice as many people as it usually does.Read Full Story
The $65 billion gig delivery giant still needs to prove it can turn a sustainable profit. But sustainable how? And profitable for whom?
In the first-ever season of Sesame Street, in 1970, cast member Bob McGrath appeared in a memorable sketch where he receives a delivery from his local grocer, a grumpy blue muppet. “Did you get everything I ordered?” McGrath asks. “No,” comes the reply, but he’s helpfully supplemented the delivery with other fresh veggies. McGrath breaks into song, a version of the now iconic “People in Your Neighborhood,” to explain to kids the role a grocer plays in the community. The grocer is the bearer of sustenance.Read Full Story
Expect to see more solar canopies at airports and train stations soon.
Lot 9 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is an ocean of asphalt, typically occupied by thousands of parked cars. Soon it will be covered with 16 acres worth of solar panels, generating enough electricity to power the AirTrain that links the nearby subway station to the airport’s terminals, while also meeting the electricity needs of hundreds of homes in the surrounding neighborhood.Read Full Story