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No great surprise: The way companies manage workers’ schedules can be incredibly damaging to leading a normal, functional life.
Want to hire a refugee? This program can match you with someone with the right skills:
What, exactly, does it take to “hold down a desk job”?
Plastic bottles that get turned into textiles are transforming the fashion industry—here’s how:
The Green New Deal is an obvious successor to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1930s New Deal, but with the additional and very urgent layer of climate change.
“The choice is stark, and it seems people are waking up to it in large numbers: Either we evolve into a future beyond capitalism, or we won’t have a future at all.”
This map shows you how hot your city will be in 60 years:
“There is nothing about putting your country first that requires turning your back on the rest of the world,” @melindagates says.

“If anything, the opposite is true.”
“The impact investing industry has questioned why there aren’t any social enterprise ‘unicorns’ yet.

“It is because these organizations are operating without a safety net—one stroke of bad luck can throw their growth and social impact forever off track.”
Nonprofits’ main goal is helping people in need, but the sector itself has grown to the point that it’s also providing a valuable service to the U.S. economy.

The Most Relevant

Anti-homeless spikes have been removed in Manchester, England, after locals kept covering them with cushions:
Millennials are now the largest demographic in the American workforce, and they’re increasingly deciding to freelance:

42% now freelance, up from 38% in 2014.
“We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people.”

Anyone who asks for a job at will get one.

And with an annual revenue of over $20 million, the company has proven its hiring practices to be great for business.
Oslo, Norway, is prepping its center to be car-free by
✅ removing parking spaces
✅ closing streets to traffic
✅ improving public transit
✅ offering grants for cargo bikes
✅ building 40 miles of bike lanes

The bigger plan: going carbon-neutral by 2030
The world has a tiny window of time to change course to avoid the worst-case scenario of climate change.

We already have the tech we need. The next step is to roll out the right policy to implement that technology.

This new book explains how.
“From a consumer angle, from an environmental angle, from an industry angle, there’s just no great logic [for this proposal] outside of the administration really catering to extremist viewpoints.”
This Nigerian college student built a wind and solar powered car from scraps.
After years of prep, vessel is finally on its way to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
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In honor of @HansRosling (RIP), watch some of his best videos:
These animated videos show just how much space cars waste in our cities:
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