• By Fast Company   -   Feb 23, 2019

    WHO CARES IF ARTS CRITICS DISAPPEAR?

    I was surprised to find that I was the last full-time music critic at a major newspaper in Boston. Then I peered around the country. “Is...

    Tech
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 23, 2019

    WHY EVERY RESTAURANT HAS AN ILLEGIBLE MENU

    We all fall hook, line, and sinker for handwritten menus. That's in part because McDonald's wouldn't dare try to give us one. It's...

    Co.Design
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 23, 2019

    PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR TIME OFF FROM WORK, SO STOP WORKING SO MUCH

    Don't eat lunch at your desk. Stop fetishizing being busy. Unplug not just from your screen-but from the clock. Before the Civil War,...

    Business, Impact
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 23, 2019

    WHY OLDER WORKERS ARE THE ECONOMY'S HIDDEN ASSET

    Americans have a different view of what “retirement” means for them, and the workplace should take note. The association of old age...

    Economy, Work Life
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 23, 2019

    MICROSOFT WORKERS REVOLT AGAINST ARMY'S PLANNED COMBAT USE OF HOLOLENS

    The employees, many of whom have worked on the product for years, say they want HoloLens to be used for good, not war, per a new $480...

    Company, Companies, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    BRANDS ARE FINALLY REALIZING THEY'LL NEVER BE 100% SAFE ON YOUTUBE

    As advertisers such as Disney and Epic Games punish the platform with a boycott because of videos of minors used by pedophiles, marketers...

    Video, Advertising, Market, Videos, Marketing, Creativity
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    A JAPANESE COMPANY MADE A TRAFFIC SAFETY VIDEO FOR CATS

    “There are many dangers,” warns the narrator, who speaks only in meows. Japan's largest auto parts and service chains, Yellow Hat,...

    Videos, Services, Companies, Company, Video, Service, Japan, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    HOW THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION IS FIGHTING A HUNGER EMERGENCY IN NEW YORK CAUSED BY THE SHUTDOWN

    The federal government shutdown may be over, but it has created a hunger crisis among food stamp recipients that continues to linger. When...

    New York, Government, Impact
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    R. KELLY OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH 10 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE

    The recent documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” likely helped bring his case to a head. It took decades, but it looks as though R. Kelly's...

    Creativity
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    UNION: AMERICAN AIRLINES WORK POLICY TREATS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS LIKE “SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS”

    Pilots and flight attendants are reportedly treated differently. The flight attendants' union has filed a charge with the Equal Employment...

    Employment, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    WATCH THE FLU SPREAD ACROSS THE U.S. IN REAL TIME

    Kinsa has taken the data from its smart thermometers and mapped where people are getting sick. If you're wondering where illness is...

    Rights, Data, Building, Right, Impact
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NO, ANDREW CUOMO, LOSING AMAZON WAS NOT NEW YORK'S WORST TRAGEDY

    Superlative much? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took rhetorical superlatives to a new level today when he stated that Amazon's decision...

    New York, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    SIGNIA HILTON IS THE CHAIN'S NEW BRAND DESIGNED WITH BUSINESS TRAVELERS IN MIND

    Signia Hilton gets down to work. If you're looking for a space for your next conference or want a shiny new spot for a team retreat,...

    Travel, Retreats, Business, Travels, Retreat, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    WHY “BLACK PANTHER” SHOULD ABSOLUTELY WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE OSCARS

    What other 2018 film was as well-made, important and-crucially-awesome as “Black Panther”? The rule in Wakanda is that, on Challenge...

    Green, Creativity
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    QANTAS AIRWAYS HAS AN AMBITIOUS NEW PLAN TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH AND REDUCE WASTE

    Qantas has the largest carbon offset scheme of any airline in the world. Qantas is getting rid of some of the extra baggage it has...

    World, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    HOW WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE HELPED ME BE A BETTER ENTREPRENEUR

    The CEO of ZipRecruiter believes now is a great time to start a business-if you've spent time working for someone else. If you ask...

    Jobs, Job, Business, Work Life
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    FLORIDA INMATE FILES LAWSUIT AFTER LOSING ACCESS TO MUSIC FILES HE PAID FOR

    The class action suit says inmates were promised they would keep purchased music forever, then lost access when the prison system switched...

    Tech, Media, Actions, Action, Medias, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    U.S. SPY TECH AGENCY WANTS YOU-TO HELP PREVENT AI FROM SECRETLY BEING TRAINED TO BE MALICIOUS

    IARPA is seeking proposals to keep AI from leaking sensitive training data and avoid hidden bad behavior. The U.S. spy community's...

    Tech, Data, News
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    IKEA HIT WITH NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGING AGE DISCRIMINATION

    It's the third such lawsuit Ikea is facing in the United States in a year. Ikea has been hit with its third class action lawsuit in...

    United States, Action, Actions, Co.Design
  • By Fast Company   -   Feb 22, 2019

    THIS OSCAR MOVIE WILL WIN BEST PICTURE BASED ON SOCIAL LOVE, AND IT'S NOT THE ONE YOU THINK

    Don't blame the messenger. Much as I find this baffling, a sizable segment of the moviegoing population apparently does not agree with...

    News