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Heineken Just Put Out The Antidote to That Pepsi Kendall Jenner Ad

WHAT: “World’s Apart,” a new Heineken ad that involves some frank conversations between people with differing views. WHO: Agency Publicis London WHY WE CARE: Earlier this month, Pepsi tried to walk in step with the #Resistance, and ended up falling on its face. Show More Summary

How To Apply For A Job When You’re Underqualified

You’re dying to apply for a killer job you just found. It looks nearly perfect. But there’s one tiny problem—you’re underqualified. Do you go for it, or let it pass on by? It depends. And while there’s no perfect answer or formula for...Show More Summary

“Venture Capital For The People”: Making The Case For A Basic Income

Poverty is normally seen as a deep, complex, social problem. But to the Dutch historian Rutger Bregman it comes down to something simple: a lack of cash. In a well-received talk at TED’s 2017 conference, Bregman argued that we can end poverty by giving people the cash they don’t earn–that is, by adopting a universal basic income. Show More Summary

How To Handle Your Boss’s Condescension

Maybe your boss is fond of saying things over and over again—as if you didn’t hear the first time. Maybe she tends to overexplain the obvious—as if you couldn’t possibly understand. Or maybe he throws in a snide remark or two whenever he’s having a bad day. Show More Summary

These Six Things Are Likely Holding You Back At Work

When it comes to running your day, it’s easy to get swept up in distractions and tasks that don’t move you forward. The average person loses up to three hours each day due to interruptions from phone calls, email and coworkers, according...Show More Summary

Are Your Buying Habits Remotely Ethical? This Bank Account Will Tell You

After footage of 69-year-old David Dao being forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight bubbled to the surface of the internet earlier in April, customers cut up their United credit cards and swore to never again fly the airline. It’s stock lost $250 million dollars in value. Show More Summary

Whatever Happened To Trump’s Voter Fraud Investigation?

It’s been almost three months since President Trump called for a major investigation into voter fraud, citing the author of a study who claimed that at least 3 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election. Since then, he’sShow More Summary

How To Prepare For An Interview When The Job Is A Stretch

First things first: Your job interview is going to stress you out—even if just a little bit, and even if you think you’ve got it in the bag. You have one shot to impress people who don’t know you that well, and it’s a fact of human psychology that we just aren’t naturally comfortable in situations like that. Show More Summary

How To Look For A Job, No Matter How Long It’s Been

Job hunting takes different forms at different times in your life. Did you take a new job six months ago that isn’t working out, and are you ready to fire up your search all over again? That’s fine, just don’t use the same resume and cover letter. Show More Summary

Fox Continues To Explore VR’s Selling Power With “Alien: Covenant In Utero”

Fox and director Ridley Scott are increasingly dipping their toes into virtual reality—and that’s good news for science fiction and horror fans. Today, Fox is launching a new virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift called Alien: Covenant...Show More Summary

Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

First, the bad news: GDP is slowing all over the world because productivity has been in decline for two decades. The result has been higher unemployment (especially among young people) and economists talking about 20 more years of slow growth. Show More Summary

These Environmental Heroes Stood Up To Corporate Interests—And Won

In the mid-’90s, when he was 10 years old, Mark Lopez walked around his home of East Los Angeles, knocking on doors to tell people about the dangers of lead in their house paint. Lopez’s grandmother had, in 1986, helped to found theShow More Summary

Here’s What To Expect From Twitter’s Q1 Earnings

On the eve of its earnings report for the first quarter of 2017, things aren’t looking too good for Twitter. This has, of course, become something of a pattern, as Twitter’s user growth has stagnated over the past two years. Is it any...Show More Summary

Imagine A World With Empty Roads But With Skies Jammed With These Flying Vehicles

“For those of us who commute, we’ll spend over a year of our lives stuck in traffic.” So said engineer Todd Reichert as he introduced an alternative at TED 2017: a 100% electric flying vehicle under development now. A recreational version...Show More Summary

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may be a third possibility: a vaccine that could prevent depression rather than attempting...Show More Summary

How Google Blocked A Guerrilla Fighter In The Ad War

In early January, the artist and technologist Daniel Howe opened an email from Google informing him that his three-year-old ad-blocking app, AdNauseam, had just been banned from the company’s Chrome Web store. Overnight, he discovered,...Show More Summary

CommonBond Launches Direct Student Loans For Undergraduates

Student loan collectors have become notorious in recent years for abysmal service and allegedly illegal practices. With trust in these market giants hitting new lows, fintech startup CommonBond has decided to make its move into the sector. Show More Summary

Uber’s Flying Taxis Will First Take To The Skies In Dallas-Fort Worth And Dubai

Look, up in the sky. It’s…a taxi! That could become reality in six to 10 years if Uber fulfills its vision of a flying cab system. Ahead of its Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas today, the ride-hailing giant shared exclusively with Fast Company its plans for urban air travel—expanding on ideas included in a white paper published last year. Show More Summary

This Is How Political Activism Can Affect Your Job

You’re probably familiar with the advice to not talk about politics at work. But the etiquette around participating in political activities outside of work can be a little more hazy. Whether it’s attending a protest or publicly tweeting...Show More Summary

The Department Of Energy’s Reality Show Makes Efficiency Fun

It’s not easy to communicate excitement around energy efficiency because it’s all about HVAC upgrades, incremental improvements to boiler systems, and LED lightbulbs. But with the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP–an Apprentice-style energy...Show More Summary

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