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  • In an innovative financial arrangement, the Seychelles and the Nature Conservancy have found ways for developing countries to free up funds to protect their natural resources. Almost a thousand miles off the coast of Kenya, the tiny African nation of Seychelles–where most of the population lives on a group of islands with a total area roughly the size of Lincoln, Nebraska–has protected a piece of ...

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  • The ripple effect of Harvey Weinstein’s unmasking as a serial sexual harasser and predator has hit nearly every industry, as numerous groups work to expel sexual harassers whose behavior has been an open secret for too long. Now it appears that charity groups are having their own #TimesUp moment. Here’s are some of the organizations facing … Continue reading “Charities are finally having a #Times...

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  • In the ideal world, we’ll all get constructive feedback. In the real world, we have to ask for it strategically. I recently read an interesting stat from PwC that indicated nearly 60% of polled employees said they would like feedback from their bosses on a daily or weekly basis. More interesting than that, for employees under age 30, the desire for regular feedback flow jumped to 72%.Read Full St...

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  • Goop is expanding its media empire: The lifestyle brand announced a podcast set for a spring release. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow said she will offer  a “deeper dive” into wellness categories. That means interviews with health experts, business leaders, and, most likely, a healer every now and then. There … Continue reading “Goop expands media empire with Gwyn...

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  • After the progressive Mayor Anne Hidalgo converted a busy auto road into a park, city residents have reveled in the new public space–except for the car lobby, which is threatening to undo her work. In 2016, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made a bold move: She declared a two-mile stretch along the right bank of the Seine–prime Paris real estate–closed off to cars. Pedestrians and cyclists filled the scen...

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  • The tides may be changing, and it’s looking worse and worse for businesses to be affiliated with the National Rifle Association. The massively powerful gun rights lobbying group has been in the crosshairs of public opinion after last week’s shooting in Parkland, FL. The organization’s spokesperson, Dana Loesch, even attended a televised town hall on … Continue reading “Companies are beginning to ...

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  • The more we rely on AI and machine learning, the more work we need social scientists and humanities experts to do. Automation isn’t a simple struggle between people and technology, with the two sides competing for jobs. The more we rely on robots, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning, the clearer it’s become just how much we need social scientists and humanities experts–not the rever...

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  • Personality isn’t everything, and companies who rely on it to predict performance can run into trouble. Finding the perfect candidate for an open role is hard work. In a competitive market for talent, companies are not settling for a standard application and interview process. They’re coming up with oddball questions, devising strange vetting methods, and “auditioning” candidates before giving the...

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  • No one tell the Statue of Liberty—or Melania Trump’s parents—but the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services just cut the phrase “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement. As first reported by The Intercept, the agency in charge of immigration services in this land of ours is instead emphasizing “safeguarding its integrity” and “securing the homeland” as its mission. … Continue reading ...

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  • Phone makers and wireless carriers will soon have an easier time tapping into Google’s AI powers. Google says it’s releasing new tools for integrating Google Assistant with smartphones, so that device makers can add their own voice-controlled features, ensure that hands-free voice commands work properly, and make use of hardware AI chips. Wireless carriers can … Continue reading “Google Assistant...

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  • Red Stripe buys a bobsled, Goodyear drives down Dale Earnhardt Jr. memory lane, and the most time-consuming cheese coupon ever created. In its own twisted way, the National Rifle Association is one of the most savvy marketers in the U.S. As I’ve written before, over the last four decades the NRA has managed to completely alter American gun culture and the perception of the Second Amendment. But th...

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  • We know that people of color are vastly underrepresented in the tech sector; one recent stat shows that the number of black women in the industry has declined 13% since 2007 despite diversity initiatives aimed at hiring more underrepresented minorities in tech. The two-year-old nonprofit organization /dev/color, founded by former Pinterest engineer Makinde Adeagbo, has been … Continue reading “Ne...

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  • Maybe you have a toxic boss who’s mean and standoffish for no reason. Or maybe it’s you. Do you ever get the feeling that your boss hates you? Chances are you have good reason to feel that way–even if it’s not as bad as you suspect. The worst part about working for a manager who’s either soured on your performance or who just resents you unfairly for personal reasons is that it’s difficult to chan...

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  • Since October the repair facility has called 911 at least 1,600 times, reports CBS Sacramento. Thankfully, this isn’t a case of a true emergency (although accidental calls can divert the attention of first responders). The accidental calls–of which emergency services receive about 20 a day from the Apple facility–likely relates to the Emergency SOS feature … Continue reading “Apple’s Elk Grove re...

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  • The Tesla CEO has responded after a journalist asked him on Twitter something Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had pondered: Why do you need to bore tunnels for things like the Hyperloop when you can just fly? Musk didn’t take kindly to the dig, likening Uber’s proposed flying cars to oversize, noisy drones: If you love … Continue reading “Elon Musk disses Uber’s flying car goals” The Tesla CEO has res...

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  • Several Comcast employees working at a variety of call centers allege that sexual harassment at the company is a common occurrence, reports Jezebel. Six former employees spoke with the site, which verified their stories with friends and former coworkers who witnessed some of the abuse. Just one alleged incident: The new office was mostly full … Continue reading “Former Comcast employees say sexua...

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  • Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted a long winter, but the return of Invisibilia makes it feel like spring is on the horizon. The beloved NPR podcast is returning for a new season on March 9, and it promises to be full of stories about “spies, heists, publicly shaming harassers, and fighting terrorism with reality TV.” … Continue reading “A new season of Invisibilia is here to save us all from w...

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  • Vinod Khosla, who owns 89 acres of beachfront property in California’s San Mateo county, just wants people to stay off his beach. To be clear, he’s referring to Martins Beach, which was public up until Khosla bought the surrounding property in 2008 and closed off access to the beach–which he did without obtaining a permit … Continue reading “Billionaire Vinod Khosla wants SCOTUS to help get his p...

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  • Nicole Russo, stylist and founder of Let's Get You, helps people realize their full potential and become the person they want to be through their style. Rose may have gotten a promotion but she's still dressing like she's an intern. Nicole has some simple tips so that Rose feels and looks like she belongs in her new role. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastCompany Follow us on T...

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  • The company just announced a slew of new ventures, continuing its effort to become a more mainstream travel platform. The story: https://www.fastcompany.com/40534726/on-its-10th-birthday-airbnb-just-launched-high-end-options-to-lure-discerning-travelers Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastCompany Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastCompany Follow us on Instagram: htt...

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  • Man Made Music is a company that focuses on sonic branding. Recently the company was commissioned by Nissan to develop the sound for the auto company’s upcoming fleet of otherwise silent electric vehicles. The result is “Canto”, meaning “I sing” in Italian. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastCompany Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastCompany Follow us on Instagram: h...

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  • The culture war rages on at Google. James Damore, who penned the infamous anti-diversity memo, finally slapped Google with a lawsuit last month. Now, another former engineer, Tim Chevalier, is suing Google, accusing the tech giant of firing him for advocating for diversity efforts and criticizing Damore’s memo. Chevalier, who identifies as queer and transgender, reportedly … Continue reading “Now...

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  • The Nature Conservancy is playing “let’s make a deal” with the Seychelles government. The NGO helped the island nation trade debt for dolphins, according to the Guardian, in what is being hailed as the first-ever debt-swap deal for marine protection. With help from a team of backers, the Nature Conservancy, back in 2016, helped the Seychelles convert … Continue reading “Trading debt for dolphins?...

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  • Why are we still building so many three-bedroom, single-family homes when most households in America can’t use them? In the middle of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., visitors walk through a full-scale, 1,000-square-foot home designed to comfortably house a multigenerational family: There’s room for a grandmother, a single mother, and her young son. Just days ago, the home was se...

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