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...
[caption id="attachment_8058" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Muslims eat an evening meal called iftar after the sun sets during Ramadan.[/caption] Sixteen Muslim workers brought a discrimination lawsuit against a Michigan automotive supply company, claiming their former employer required them t...
Research has consistently shown that when employees feel empowered, they have higher job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization. Many leaders seek to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing information, and asking for their input. ...
A workplace advice column at the New York Times recently ran an exchange with a reader who sold his business in his mid-50s and no longer needed to work. But in his early retirement he admitted to feeling totally adrift: "I’m finding that I am bored out of my mind. I miss the activity and satisfac...
Nobody wants to hear they've been fired. Those who've had it happen say it feels like a punch in the gut. Now, imagine that instead of your boss telling you face to face, the message comes from a pop-up alert on your smartphone. That's how people get canned at Uber. Eric Huestis wasn't aware of t...
A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. Within a single decade, freelancers and contractors could make up half of the workforce. Working as a freelancer can come with some flexibility, but it also means you don't have the safety net of benefi...