Workplace wellness programs that provide tempting incentives to employees who volunteer for optional health screenings, commit to exercise regimens, or improve their cholesterol levels have been contentious for some time now. But starting January 2019, they may become even more controversial. Tha...
We often think of the home as a sanctuary from work stress. But as many of us know from lived experience, that isn’t always the case. Even if you manage to leave your work worries at the office, your spouse or partner may not be able to do so — and that stress can sometimes rub off on you. So wh...
With summer vacation upon us, teachers across America are scrambling to make ends meet. These are no longer the "off" months they were in years past. Now, teachers have to take side jobs to pay the bills. The data on pay rates is quite alarming. Teachers now make 24 percent less than the average ...
[caption id="attachment_8168" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says "the time when flight attendants were objectified in airline marketing and people joked about ‘coffee, tea, or me’ needs to be permanently grounded."[/caption] I...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful businessmen of all time. And the richest. He has amassed a fortune of more than $131 billion. This presents a dilemma. Bezos commands far more money than any one person could ever spend, and even more than any one family dynasty could spend. So...
Snagging a parking spot downtown that's safe from being ticketed or towed can feel like a miracle these days. But miracles do happen from time to time: in fact, one Seattle business is giving away parking spots for free. Steve Ritt, owner of Leather Care Inc. on Elliot Avenue, lets workers at nea...
The most popular article in the New York Times' Smarter Living newsletter last year was an interview with Millie Tran of the NYT Global team sharing advice on one of the most important questions we face during our lives: What am I going to do with my life? Tran explained that she had been sharin...
Seattle plans to develop a proposal to toll city roads to ease traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, as Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last week. Details of the proposal are still unavailable, but will draw on a tolling study focused on downtown neighborhoods that will likely have results later in ...
Virgin Group founder and Billionaire Richard Branson had some critical words for President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, arguing they will hurt rather than help the U.S. economy. “I think the tariffs are counterproductive,” Branson said this week at the Adobe Summit, held in Las Vegas. ...
Anyone following developments in the American workplace over recent years has likely noted the growing level of concern about a "robopocalypse." And estimated 50 percent of today’s jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute. But you don't have t...