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The Largest U.S. Latino Advocacy Group Changes Its Name, Sparking Debate

In an attempt to reach a younger and more diverse audience, the largest and most well-known Latino advocacy group in the U.S., the National Council of La Raza, renamed itself … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Case Study in Chaos: How Management Experts Grade a Trump White House

“No good business makes decisions that are based on falsehoods. My sense is that Trump takes no one’s counsel but his own. That’s bad management, period.” Story length: 1,348 words … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

France gives workers ‘right to disconnect’ from office email

A new labor law that took effect on Sunday gives employees the “right to disconnect” from email, smartphones and other electronic leashes once their working day has ended.  “These measures … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

A major airline says there’s something it values more than its customers, and there’s a good reason why

The airline puts employee happiness above customer satisfaction.  The approach might seem unconventional — but it makes perfect sense and seems to be working just fine for the Dallas-based airline … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Patagonia: This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

For 33 years Patagonia has had an on-site child care center that bears little resemblance to what anyone might imagine corporate on-site child care looks like. It is run by … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Houston’s coach pecks away at football’s macho culture, one kiss at a time

When the University of Houston’s football players arrive for a game, they know what to expect as a prelude to the coming hours of brutality as they file into the stadium: … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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