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‘I wanted to meet a mate and have a baby without wasting time’: the rise of platonic co-parenting

November 13th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal, with their daughter. They’re ready to start a family, but can’t wait for The One. As ‘mating’ sites boom under lockdown, we meet those hoping for a better way to raise a child When Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal clicked on one another’s online profile on Modamily.com – tagline “A […]



Whole Foods predicts top food trends for 2021

October 28th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

John Mackey discusses how supermarket chain has adjusted amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Expect veggie jerky, probiotic-packed sauerkraut and chickpea tofu in snack food aisles. The future of snacking will be packed with immunity-boosting ingredients, like mushroom broth, fruit and veggie jerky and probiotic-fueled packs of roasted garlic sauerkraut. More Americans are apparently looking to […]



Tech companies are starting to let their employees work from anywhere — as long as they take a lower salary

September 24th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

  Software firm VMware will start cutting pay for employees who leave Silicon Valley, according to a recent Bloomberg report. While employees can work remotely on a permanent basis, they could face an 18% pay cut for moving to a city like Denver, Bloomberg reports. VMware isn’t the only company reconsidering employee pay. Facebook will […]



Germany in August – Electric vehicles crushing it at record 13.2 market share

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5× from the 2.6% result of August 2019. This comes immediately after July itself broke new ground at 11.4% market share. The overall auto market in August was down 20% from an unusually high August 2019. […]



The office, as you know it, is dead

August 31st, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

 Plexiglass, masks, warning signs: Is this the office of the future?  New York (CNN Business)Bustling skyscrapers and office parks packed with workers could be a relic of the pre-pandemic world. The health crisis has forced millions of Americans to abandon their offices in favor of working from home, for better or worse. Now there are […]



Research: Professionals say working from home has made them more effective

August 22nd, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

  In March, everything changed in an instant. And now, for the past six months, we’ve been living in a remarkably different kind of world. Our living rooms became boardrooms; our business lunches became Zoom chats and the supply chain was, for a time, crippled. The global pandemic changed the way we lived and the way […]



18 companies now hiring remote workers

August 9th, 2020 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

Big brands from a wide swath of industries are looking to fill long-term posts, according to Flexjobs.com. Unemployment remains high as Americans emerge from the pandemic-driven lockdown, but 18 well-known companies that made the switch to telecommuting are currently hiring for long-term remote work, according to Flexjobs.com. This is welcome news: Working remotely is not […]



Big-money investors gear up for a trillion-dollar bet on farmland

August 7th, 2020 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Ray Williams bought this land just north of the small town of Dumont, in Butler County, Iowa. For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He’s a lawyer-turned-farmer, growing organic grain and feeding young cows on 3,000 acres in northeastern Oregon. Last year, he and […]



7 ways Covid-19 has changed what we eat : Sourdough starters, canned soup and more food waste

July 20th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s turning to food products that people thought were finished, shopping at unusual times or the fact that selling to supermarkets has resulted in more food waste, not less, there are some surprising outcomes from the pandemic. Here’s a breakdown of the major trends which are having an impact on the food sector.



4 pros predict the future of homes post-quarantine

June 26th, 2020 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

From how we’ll decorate to where we’ll shop.  There is no crystal ball that will help us predict how surviving a pandemic will impact our lives a year or even six months from now. But one thing is certain—for the foreseeable future, we’re going to be spending time and living in our homes in a […]



7 ways companies can deliver better virtual events

June 17th, 2020 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — William Shakespeare Audiences still want what audiences want: content, community and connections. There are seven ways businesses can deliver what their audiences want through live events delivered virtually. What happens when that stage no longer has a jumbotron, special effects, and […]



6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working

June 16th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Remote working has meant many people are skipping their morning commute. COVID-19 has lead to more and more employees working from home. 98% of people surveyed said they would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers. But not everything is positive, with workers finding the biggest challenge is ‘unplugging’ from […]