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Major communications firm Edelman just found Americans trust their employers more than the government to fight racism, but think more needs to be done. Their COO unpacks the data for us, and what execs need to do now.

The majority of Americans are concerned about racism. But they’re not looking to the government for answers, a new survey of 2,000 people by global communications firm Edelman found. Instead, Americans trust business leaders, specifically their employers, to usher in change. Yet, only 25% of respondents feel business leaders are […]
Major communications firm Edelman just found Americans trust their employers more than the government to fight racism, but think more needs to be done. Their COO unpacks the data for us, and what execs need to do now.
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My book club used to meet in person in New York. Now we’re scattered across countries and meeting weekly over Zoom — and it’s helped keep me grounded.

Michaela Schwartz is a writer/producer living in New York. Originally from Boston, she graduated from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Gender Studies. In September 2018, her friend Leah created a small book club for friends in New York. Fast forward to the pandemic: the eight members […]
My book club used to meet in person in New York. Now we’re scattered across countries and meeting weekly over Zoom — and it’s helped keep me grounded.
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4 emotional mistakes that may be hurting your career, and how to fix them

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. When she hosts workshops for executives, Morin says many of them are surprised to realise they have very limited emotional vocabularies. Expanding your emotional intelligence is key to developing self-awareness and improving how you […]
4 emotional mistakes that may be hurting your career, and how to fix them
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From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder

Terri Cheney is a bestselling author, former entertainment attorney, and writer whose been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, NPR, and more.The following is an excerpt from her new book, “MODERN MADNESS: An Owner’s Manual.“ In it, she combines her personal battle with bipolar […]
From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder
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Beyoncé gives $1 million to Black-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic

Beyoncé’s foundation, BeyGOOD, announced Wednesday that it will be donating $US1 million to Black-owned small businesses affected by COVID-19. BeyGOOD will be working with the NAACP for the initiative. Black-owned businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The number of Black business owners dropped by 41% between February […]
Beyoncé gives $1 million to Black-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic
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The pandemic is giving the US a chance to fix its embarrassing unemployment benefits. Top economists tell us what the future of this crucial system could look like.

Summary List Placement Before 2020, US unemployment claims have never been filed in such high numbers – or had such outsized importance. The process has been slow and cumbersome, with many Americans claiming that they struggled to get access to benefits due to outdated and underfunded systems, and one survey […]
The pandemic is giving the US a chance to fix its embarrassing unemployment benefits. Top economists tell us what the future of this crucial system could look like.
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How top US companies like Bank of America and Salesforce are preventing parents from exiting the workforce by providing thousands of dollars in childcare benefits

One out of every five businesses have had employees quit or reduce their hours due to childcare needs during the pandemic, per a recent survey of about 235 employers by HR nonprofit WorldatWork. To prevent more employees, mainly women, exiting the workforce, more companies are stepping up and expanding childcare […]
How top US companies like Bank of America and Salesforce are preventing parents from exiting the workforce by providing thousands of dollars in childcare benefits
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10 websites to help you find remote work or freelance jobs quickly

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, companies that are still in business are going remote where possible, meaning that now is a great time to look for remote work. Here are 10 remote-focused job searching platforms to […]
10 websites to help you find remote work or freelance jobs quickly
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Your brain is a prediction-making machine — which is why it isn’t wired to deal with a pandemic. Here’s what to do about it.

Rasmus Hougaard is founder and managing director of Potential Project, a global leadership and organizational development firm serving many Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of others. Nick Hobson is director of Behavioural and Data Sciences of Potential Project and chief behavioural scientist at The Behaviorist, a behavioural change consultancy. Right […]
Your brain is a prediction-making machine — which is why it isn’t wired to deal with a pandemic. Here’s what to do about it.
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4 areas to focus on when future-proofing your skill set

With COVID-19 altering our economic landscape indefinitely, setting out to develop skills that will translate in an ever-changing, uncertain world is essential. According to this report, 28% of Australian workers have considered upskilling during the pandemic, showcasing how reactive professionals have been to sudden changes in the workforce. ‘Upskilling’ can […]
4 areas to focus on when future-proofing your skill set
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One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past

Housing starts increased by 22.6% from 1.2 million in June to 1.5 million in July, continuing a three-month rise in new housing construction for privately-owned units. Despite this climb in housing starts, this figure is still low compared to previous decades. The following chart highlights the number of privately-owned housing […]
One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past
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Job diary: As a professional bridesmaid, I deal with everything from missing grooms to wedding crashers. Here’s what a day in my life is really like.

Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, for which she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. On the big day, she says her duties involve everything from being the bride’s personal assistant, social director, peacekeeper, and unofficial on-call therapist. […]
Job diary: As a professional bridesmaid, I deal with everything from missing grooms to wedding crashers. Here’s what a day in my life is really like.
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16 high-paying jobs you can do from home without a college degree

Researchers from The University of Chicago analysed which jobs can be done from home given their characteristics and work duties. Given this classification of telework jobs, we decided to look at which jobs are high-paying and can be done from home but do not require a college degree. Using education […]
16 high-paying jobs you can do from home without a college degree
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Inside the underground nanny economy, where many women of colour have few ways to fight workplace abuses and low wages, all made worse by the pandemic

The nanny industry is an unregulated “grey market” that predominantly employs women of colour who aren’t citizens. Because there’s so little oversight and so few protections, nannies have little recourse in dealing with discrimination and workplace abuses, including in some cases pay as low as $US5 an hour and racist […]
Inside the underground nanny economy, where many women of colour have few ways to fight workplace abuses and low wages, all made worse by the pandemic
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I’m a former camp director. Here’s why we shouldn’t get too excited about the CDC report showing how Maine camps hosted 1,000 kids and counselors with only three coronavirus cases.

A recent CDC report revealed how four summer camps in Maine were able to operate while successfully limiting COVID-19 transmission. Jack Hodgson, a former director at a non-profit New Jersey summer camp, now a postgraduate researcher at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, says this is encouraging news – but there […]
I’m a former camp director. Here’s why we shouldn’t get too excited about the CDC report showing how Maine camps hosted 1,000 kids and counselors with only three coronavirus cases.
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California hotels and communities are hosting people’s pets and offering free or discounted housing to help those impacted by wildfires

While wildfires burn across California, communities and hospitality organisations are coming together to help house evacuees. Some areas are opening up more hotel rooms and lodging to evacuees, and others are offering reduced rates to those in need. Airbnb is also offering free shelter through its Open Homes program, and […]
California hotels and communities are hosting people’s pets and offering free or discounted housing to help those impacted by wildfires
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I turned my sailboat into a podcast studio after I lost my biggest in-person speaking gigs. Here’s my advice for starting your own show at home.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Due to the pandemic, Morin says many of her speaking engagements (which accounted for a major part of her salary) were either cancelled or indefinitely postponed. In order to pivot her business model, she […]
I turned my sailboat into a podcast studio after I lost my biggest in-person speaking gigs. Here’s my advice for starting your own show at home.
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Many of Australia’s top 150 companies claim they are prioritising sustainability goals. According to a new report, it’s tough to measure whether they’re actually making progress.

A new report from RMIT and the United Nations Association of Australia found that while Australia’s top 150 listed companies have mentioned sustainability goals, it was difficult to measure their progress. It found a rise in the number of companies prioritising sustainability goals, up from 25% in 2018 to 45% […]
Many of Australia’s top 150 companies claim they are prioritising sustainability goals. According to a new report, it’s tough to measure whether they’re actually making progress.
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I love balloons so much that I left my career as a wedding planner to start my own custom balloon installation business. My job often starts when everyone else leaves the office — here’s what a typical day looks like.

Clancy Cusack had corporate jobs and worked in the wedding industry in her early career, but always felt called to do something more creative. After discovering a love for balloons, she began working nights and weekends to create lavish balloon installations for clients and special events in her city of […]
I love balloons so much that I left my career as a wedding planner to start my own custom balloon installation business. My job often starts when everyone else leaves the office — here’s what a typical day looks like.
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5 charts reveal what you should (and shouldn’t) post on your dating apps

More people are using online dating during the coronavirus pandemic, and users are sending more messages to connect with potential dates. From March to May, daily conversations increased 20% on Tinder. Hinge, Plenty of Fish, and other dating apps have also seen spikes in new users, Business Insider previously reported. […]
5 charts reveal what you should (and shouldn’t) post on your dating apps
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PRESENTING: Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days. Here are 4 ways to establish trust with your workers, according to a senior vice president at Salesforce.

Building trust between employees and throughout the company is fundamental to productivity, and it’s easy to see why: In author and professor Paul J. Zak’s survey of 1,095 working adults in the US, employees at companies with higher trust were 106% more energetic at work, 76% more engaged, 74% less […]
PRESENTING: Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days. Here are 4 ways to establish trust with your workers, according to a senior vice president at Salesforce.
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PRESENTING: We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck open-source platform Almanac used to raise $9 million in funding. The CEO breaks it down and gives his advice for entrepreneurs to perfect their pitch.

Months before the coronavirus pandemic hit the US, open-source platform Almanac raised $US9 million in seed funding. CEO and cofounder Adam Nathan estimated at least 70% of their pitches in this round were done over the phone or video conferencing. The company predicts that nearly all full-time work will move […]
PRESENTING: We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck open-source platform Almanac used to raise $9 million in funding. The CEO breaks it down and gives his advice for entrepreneurs to perfect their pitch.
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How the University of North Carolina went from a leader in college reopenings to what the student paper called a ‘clusterf—‘ with 135 coronavirus cases in just 7 days

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had originally planned on a hybrid reopening, partially in person, with its dorms more than halfway full. Within a week of classes starting on August 10, coronavirus cases spiked, with six separate clusters reported and at least 135 positive tests. The school […]
How the University of North Carolina went from a leader in college reopenings to what the student paper called a ‘clusterf—‘ with 135 coronavirus cases in just 7 days
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How to make the perfect cheese board for any special event

Cheese boards are an exciting, versatile addition to any party, no matter how casual or formal. There are no hard and fast rules for creating a cheese plate, but you can impress your guests by featuring cheeses with contrasting or a similar variety of flavours. Tyler Frankenberg, customer experience manager […]
How to make the perfect cheese board for any special event
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I’m a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for daily adrenaline boosts. Here’s why it’s working — and how anyone can put it into practice.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional […]
I’m a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for daily adrenaline boosts. Here’s why it’s working — and how anyone can put it into practice.
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COVID-19 turned our European summer holiday into a staycation. Here’s why we’ll opt for another UK break next summer — even if travel goes back to normal.

When the COVID-19 pandemic derailed travel plans, Marc Shoffman and his family traded in kids’ clubs and breakfast buffets in Menorca for a summer staycation in Norfolk The outdoor getaway was a more comfortable option than flying – but there were still plenty of rules and social-distancing guidelines to maintain […]
COVID-19 turned our European summer holiday into a staycation. Here’s why we’ll opt for another UK break next summer — even if travel goes back to normal.