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The stock market vs. the hunger index: The painful display of India’s inequality during the pandemic

One of the world’s top 10 richest men is Indian, but nearly a fourth of the world’s poorest people live in India. And Covid-19 only made this paradox worse.“The pandemic has reinforced some of the most latent inequalities in India, both socially and economically,” says Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst....

A Martin Luther King Day reading list about race in the workplace

At Quartz at Work, we often think about the workplace as just another arena in which life happens. It’s a setting for relationship building, creative quests, minding mental health, finding purpose—but also the constant, often unconscious reinforcement of life’s inequalities, including those built into the world’s racial and socioeconomic power structures.We...

New York’s smallest businesses will no longer be supervised by police

The era of New York Police Department (NYPD) officers supervising, arresting, and fining street vendors in New York City is officially over.On Friday, Jan. 15, the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) officially took over the responsibility of responding to food vending permits, health code violations, and vendor operations from...

What employers risk getting wrong about mindfulness and mental health

Take a deep breath through your nose and count to five, filling your lungs like a balloon. Now let it all out, exhaling a long, slow breath through your mouth.Read the rest of this story on qz.com. Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

Which mindfulness app is right for you?

If you’re looking for a way to feel more centered these days, one of the best things you can do is to take up a mindfulness practice—and there’s a plethora of apps eager to help in exchange for your downloads and dollars.More than 2,500 meditation apps have launched since 2015, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices. But it’s important to figure...

How car companies are leaning into the mindfulness movement

Sit down, buckle your seatbelt, take the key out of the ignition, close your eyes—and breathe.Now, imagine your car as a sanctuary. Can you shed the noise and stresses associated with driving? Can you imagine feeling better, more rejuvenated, calmer, even at peace with the world—while sitting in your vehicle?What may sound like a far-fetched fantasy...

The mindfulness business is thriving on our anxiety

The plane had hit turbulence—the rollicking kind that makes some people cry out, while others grip their armrests tightly, and mutter a prayer to the power of their choice.But the woman seated in front of Gregory Grieve on that rocky flight from New York to North Carolina appeared perfectly calm. “She had her headphones on, and she was sitting there...

成長を続ける男性用コスメ業界|先週と今週のQuartz Japan(1/18〜1/22)

Quartz Japanは、世界のビジネスパーソンが触れている最新ニュースを届けるニュースレター。平日毎朝、「昨晩起きたこと/その日起きること」にキャッチアップできる〈Daily Brief〉と、平日夕方、ワンテーマの深堀りストーリー〈Deep Dive〉をお届けしています。現在、週末には特別版の連載ニュースレター〈A Guide to Guides〉もお楽しみいただけます。先週のストーリー:Deep Dive1/12配信 Impact:グーグル労組が世界にもたらすもの1/13配信 Borders:消えそうな「五輪の目論見」1/14配信 Society:フランス流の「買い物革命」1/15配信 Culture:コロナ後の「食べる」が変わる1/17配信 Guides:#36 グローバルエコノミーのぐにょぐにょRead...

Scientist findings in Tanzania show how ancient humans used tools 2 million years ago

The ability to adapt to changing environments has deep roots. In a technology-driven world, people tend to conflate adaptability with technological change, especially when it comes to navigating adverse climates and places. But not every technological revolution is a result of environmental change.Sometimes existing tool kits—containing, for instance,...

Fintech and solar startups kept funding up in Africa’s ecosystem in 2020 despite the pandemic

Despite a downturn in Africa’s economy for the first time in 25 years in the wake of the global pandemic, investor interest in the continent’s tech ecosystem remained strong in 2020 as startup funding crossed the $1 billion-mark again as it did for the first time in 2019.Investors poured at least $1.3 billion in venture capital, including undisclosed...

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