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3 ways the pandemic could change our workplaces for the better

Jeff Miller of Cornerstone says sustained change requires continuous learning and reflection. Without it, he argues, we lose touch with what we’ve learned and why it’s important. It’s been a challenging time, but it has shed a clear light on things that need to change. The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to reject former routines and adopt new, socially...

This Al Gore-supported project uses AI to track the world’s emissions in near real-time

“We intend to trace all significant manmade greenhouse gas emissions and assign responsibility for them.” As the world tries to figure out how to flatten the climate curve—cutting global emissions in half by the end of the decade, and reaching net-zero emissions by the middle of the century—one challenge is how to track current emissions from every...

This Gmail time-saver lets you send canned messages in a few clicks

Your email correspondence is rife with tasks you can automate using Gmail’s templates feature. If you find yourself typing out the same email messages again and again—or worse, copying and pasting the same text from a document into email messages again and again—boy, do I have a treat for you today.Read Full Story

There aren’t enough immigrant legislators. Here’s why we need more

A new report shows a shortage of new immigrants among state legislators. Until that changes, it’s harder for immigrant needs to be addressed. When Americans were receiving their $1,000 stimulus checks in May, undocumented immigrants around the country were largely left out of receiving any means of financial relief.Read Full Story

Working mothers are paying a career penalty during the COVID crisis. It’s expected to get worse

“Our findings indicate mothers are bearing the brunt of the pandemic and may face long-term employment penalties as a consequence.” As any mother can tell you, the coronavirus pandemic has been a brutal slog of work and childcare and housekeeping. Despite early hopes of a great reckoning in gender equity, none has emerged: From February to April,...

Unemployed? Sign up for a free headshot and look better on LinkedIn

Headshot Booker is providing free headshots to 10,000 unemployed people in all 50 states on Wednesday. More than 200 photographers are donating their time. A picture is worth 1,000 words—and a new job.Read Full Story

People who social distance may be more intelligent, study says

A new study indicates that people who comply with social distancing guidelines have better working memory capacity, an indicator of intelligence. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that people who comply with social distancing guidelines have better working memory capacity, which is an indicator of intelligence.Read...

These 7 well-designed items make camping easier and a lot more fun

From a sleek first aid kit to a cozy loveseat, here’s what you should be packing on your next camping trip. Ready to step things up at your campsite? Here are seven of our favorite outdoor items that combine smart design with serious functionality.Read Full Story

Apple may owe you $25—here’s how to find out

A proposed $500 million class action settlement would resolve dozens of lawsuits over Apple’s iPhone, and now Batterygate could end in a payday. Remember when Apple got caught slowing down iPhones, throttling their performance so that numerous Apple customers worldwide replaced their slowwww phones. Remember how customers were unaware that simply replacing...

Behind the launch of A Starting Point, Chris Evans’s politics platform

Actor and director Evans and cofounders Mark Kassen and Joe Kiani, explain why America needs a place for politicians to connect with constituents. Actor, director, and producer Chris Evans, best known for playing Captain America in Marvel films, has launched A Starting Point, a civic engagement platform that aims to connect lawmakers—from both major...

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