Prioritizing your mental health and taking opportunities to refresh in nature are key to maintaining your spark as a creative.
We have spent an abnormal amount of time confined to our homes over the last year. It is clear the pandemic has not only wreaked havoc on our mental health but our relationships, our wallets, and our creativity. On top of that, most of us eagerly await a return to normalcy.Read Full Story
In a study of 3,200 faux applications, men were less likely to proceed to later rounds of hiring in occupations such as nursing and preschool teaching.
Does gender discrimination in hiring cut both ways? A new study in Plos One indicates yes.Read Full Story
On the heels of its first-ever inclusion report for its workplace, Netflix is keeping that same energy by looking at how inclusive its content really is.
Last month, Netflix released its first-ever inclusion report detailing where the company stands with having a diverse and equitable workplace. Now Netflix is keeping that same energy in analyzing its original TV shows and films.Read Full Story
Vaccine registration websites weren’t designed for the people who need them most. Here are easy fixes that don’t require starting over.
Across the U.S., online registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine are failing to consider some of the most vulnerable groups of people: seniors, those with disabilities, and certain racial and socioeconomic groups.Read Full Story
Sometimes the best way to tackle an ambitious project is to throw away the original blueprint, a CEO writes.
What’s the best way to approach a big, transformational project—the corporate equivalent of a moonshot? Do you plan every detail in advance, plotting each point from A to B?Read Full Story
Are believers and nonbelievers really so different?
Atheists, it turns out, are a rather morally driven bunch. This is news to many, including Tomas Ståhl, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who this week published a fascinating study in Plos One comparing the deepest beliefs of theists and atheists.Read Full Story
Data mapping could help states target relief money where it’s needed most.
Like the coronavirus hot spots that have been pocking and bruising maps over the past months, the economic impact of the pandemic is far from uniform. Some places, and some specific communities, have been hit much harder than others, with job losses pushing many families to the edge of eviction, foreclosure, or financial ruin. The fact that this is happening is well-known. Where it’s happening, though, is not.Read Full Story
If you worked out of state because of the pandemic, you could be hit with double taxation and other complexities, says this EY tax expert.
As we pass a full year since the pandemic’s arrival in the US, remote working has become a mainstay for corporate employees. A Gallup poll in April 2020 indicated that 51% of employees were entirely remote—a number that’s held relatively steady since. It’s now business as usual for our coworkers to be a few states away rather than just down the hall. Read Full Story
By eliminating choice and chance, AI could make life comfortable—and utterly predictable.
The history of humans’ use of technology has always been a history of coevolution. Philosophers from Rousseau to Heidegger to Carl Schmitt have argued that technology is never a neutral tool for achieving human ends. Technological innovations—from the most rudimentary to the most sophisticated—reshape people as they use these innovations to control their environment. Artificial intelligence is a new and powerful tool, and it, too, is altering humanity.Read Full Story
Retaining remote workers requires intention, and a bit of extra effort, but it can pay off in significant ways.
Even though the number of remote workers had been rising for years, COVID-19 forced an unprecedented number of employees to give working from home a try. For some, this was a welcome change, but for others it required a difficult mental and emotional adjustment.Read Full Story