Forget the timer. There’s a Spotify playlist for perfectly cooked pasta

Pasta brand Barilla teamed up with the streaming giant to create playlists timed for cooking spaghetti, linguine, fusilli and penne. There are more than a few ways to know if your pasta is done cooking. There’s the Throw-It-Against-The-Wall method, the Cut-It-in-Half method, the Just Taste It method, and of course, the Set a Timer method. … Continue reading Forget the timer. There’s a Spotify playlist for perfectly cooked pasta

For women in leadership, breaking unwritten rules is part of the process

More women are taking the leap to run for political office, breaking the mold to become the “first.” If you work on enough political campaigns, like I have, you eventually learn the playbook by heart. You learn what separates successful candidates from unsuccessful candidates and what makes winning and losing campaigns different. You figure out … Continue reading For women in leadership, breaking unwritten rules is part of the process

Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?

The online pharmacy caters to busy people who don’t have a primary doctor. But we shouldn’t rush to ditch healthcare in its more traditional form. Hims, a heavily branded online pharmacy with a limited range of products, began trading as a public company on Thursday at $17.08 per share. Its price dropped 7% over the … Continue reading Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?

How to work with someone you can’t stand

It’s a problem most of us encounter at some point in our careers—and working remotely can exacerbate the issue. You can pick your friends, but you can’t usually pick your coworkers. Chances are you’ll work with someone you don’t like during your career, and there may even be someone on your team right now that … Continue reading How to work with someone you can’t stand

The soccer ball gets a radical redesign

No inflator? No problem! Soccer is the world’s most popular sport in part because all you need is some grass and a ball to play. But while a $12 soccer ball doesn’t sound very expensive to those of us in the United States, for much of the developing world, it is—costing more than a family’s … Continue reading The soccer ball gets a radical redesign

Why remote work may render the 5-day workweek obsolete

During the conventional 5-day week, most workers’ productivity levels gradually drop off as they move closer to the weekend, signaling the format may be outdated. A little over one hundred years ago, a New England mill instituted the five-day workweek to accommodate Jewish and Christian day of rest observances. The masses followed suit. This five … Continue reading Why remote work may render the 5-day workweek obsolete

Biden has inherited the worst health crisis in memory. Can he turn it around?

The administration has released a flurry of new executive orders and has ambitious plans for a COVID-19 relief package. Experts are optimistic these efforts could turn the tide. “I promise you, we will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era. Will we rise to the occasion, is … Continue reading Biden has inherited the worst health crisis in memory. Can he turn it around?

The 14 most important books for designers to read right now

Experts from IDEO, Adobe, SVA, HOK, Designer Fund, and more share book recommendations for designers who want to expand their horizons in 2021 and beyond. Designers in 2021 face some of the biggest challenges of their careers as they help rebuild a society torn asunder by COVID-19, economic inequality, racial injustice, and climate change. Looking … Continue reading The 14 most important books for designers to read right now

How to deal with feelings of uncertainty

When things feel unstable for long periods of time, we need different coping techniques. The human brain is a prediction engine. A lot of the knowledge that you gain from experience is used to figure out what is likely to happen next. When you walk into a conference room before the start of a meeting … Continue reading How to deal with feelings of uncertainty

How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Undocumented immigrants face unique legal and linguistic barriers that may hinder their chances of getting vaccinated. And that endangers the whole population. Over the past year, coronavirus infections have skyrocketed in meat-processing plants. About 8% of all U.S. cases early in the pandemic were linked to outbreaks at those sites. Factories, forced to stay open … Continue reading How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity

A former ‘Lifehacker’ staff writer reveals his most important insight on productivity. In 2007, Marc Andreessen advocated having no schedule. At the time, he thought that working on whatever is most important or interesting whenever he wanted would make him happier, save him time, and enable greater flow states.Read Full Story

Editor’s pick: This gourmet vinegar startup wants to be the Ben & Jerry’s of acids

Acid League’s gourmet vinegars can be used in salads, mains, desserts—and even as nonalcoholic stand-in for wine. Serial entrepreneur and investor Scott Friedmann promised his family he wouldn’t start another startup. But then he started to experiment with acid.Read Full Story