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Hybrid work can hurt or help DEI efforts. Here’s how to get it right

The shift to a hybrid wok environment offers a unique moment to help your whole team feel seen and heard. Hybrid work, like remote work before it, is yet another source of dramatic change for businesses everywhere. But just because we’re leaping into a new way of working doesn’t mean that we’ll escape the dynamics that have shaped office work for decades.Read...

3 reasons you can’t focus right now (and why it’s not your fault)

Your lack of ability to concentrate isn’t a personal weakness, says Johann Hari, author of “Stolen Focus.” If you feel as though it’s hard to focus, you’re right. Research by Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, found that the average office worker focuses on a single task for just three minutes, which is hardly...

Antiwork Reddit forum is back after controversial Fox News interview

Some members expressed frustration that a single moderator appeared to be speaking for the entire community. Antiwork, the popular Reddit forum where members discuss the exploitation of workers and other issues related to labor reform, has been made public again after one of its moderators made a controversial appearance on Fox News. Read Full Story

Anarchist architecture could help cities rebuild after COVID-19. Here’s how

Anarchy’s core values of mutual aid, self-organization, and voluntary association offer a more holistic approach to building and sustaining communities. Architecture and anarchy may not seem like the most obvious pairing. But since anarchism emerged as a distinct kind of politics in the second half of the 19th century, it has inspired countless alternative...

The Great Resignation has morphed into the Great Sabbatical

Mid-career sabbaticals have tripled over the past four years—and the gap year is losing its stigma. Early last year, after winding down a long-term work contract in Hong Kong and relocating to England, for the first time in 20 years, I found myself with plenty of time on my hands and nothing to do. It felt amazing—reading newspapers in the morning,...

Exclusive: Walmart’s new redesign looks a lot like Target—with one major difference

Walmart’s redesign channels a classic department store in the same way Target’s does. But it’s less concerned about fit and finish. Two years ago, with the pandemic in full swing, Walmart revealed its store of the future. During a time when no one wanted to be around anyone else for very long, the company unveiled clearer signs in the store, to keep...

Look out Square: iPhones may soon become contactless payment terminals

Users may soon not need a contactless terminal accessory to accept debit and credit card payments on their iPhones. Your iPhone may soon be capable of accepting contactless debit and credit card payments with just a tap of the card. That’s according to a report out from Bloomberg, which suggests the new feature will essentially make third-party iPhone...

POV: Why I’m not sure I can return to teaching

It’s a tough time to be a parent—and a tough time to be a teacher. But what if you’re both? Despite a fall semester dotted with disruptions, schools across the country opened their doors in the new year, even as the omicron variant surged. And as COVID-19 cases sent kids into endless cycles of quarantines, many parents scrambled to manage caregiving...

Sinking 1,000 NYC subway cars in the Atlantic to create a reef didn’t go as planned

Here’s where it went wrong. After 58 years of service, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has now retired every single one of its remaining “Brightliners” (R-32 subway cars). Known for their shiny corrugated stainless-steel paneling, the Brightliners bid New York City farewell earlier this month, before they were taken by rail to be scrapped in Ohio.Read...

Why a rural hospital in Bangladesh was named the world’s best new building

The building meets healthcare needs—but also offers solutions to the area’s water shortages. There’s a bold new hospital in the waterlogged fields of southwest Bangladesh, where cyclones regularly strike and sea level rise is turning grain fields into salty shrimp ponds. Designed to serve the low-income rural population where resources are thin and...

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