This year's revised federal tax code plus new Covid-19 initiatives provide additional incentives for startup companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. If you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you may qualify to have that indebtedness forgiven; and other tax incentives this year provide new deductions to lower your tax bill.
It’s impossible to eradicate meetings, but you can evaluate the value of each of your scheduled appointments.
In the past year, you’ve probably looked at your calendar and already felt exhausted by all the meetings before the day has even started.Read Full Story
“It’s Our Home” is P&G’s latest big-budget campaign aimed at persuading consumers to mind their environmental footprint. Is it a marketing misfire?
A young girl named Louisa is a cosmic space traveler who has decided to make Earth her new home planet. She takes the opportunity to point out some new rules that will require us to adjust our consumption habits to save her newly adopted residence. Use cold water. Use less water and electricity. Use recycled plastic and less packaging. “Resource conservation is vital,” she says, as Dad turns off the tap while shaving. “My beautiful planet will be respected, which may require some sacrifices.”Read Full Story
You don’t need to let anxiety and frustration overtake your negotiation and rationale skills.
At one point or another, we’ve all lost our cool at work. Perhaps you pulled an all-nighter to finish a project, only to feel distressed when it was criticized by a client. Or maybe a coworker failed to pull their weight and dumped their work on you at the last minute. These everyday workplace aggravations can make your blood boil.Read Full Story
PearPop allows users to pay TikTok influencers to collaborate on content, and the company is angling to expand to Instagram, Triller, and more.
In the social media ecosystem, there are influencers seeking new revenue streams and aspiring influencers looking to grow their followers. PearPop wants to be the bridge that connects the two.Read Full Story
Watch glaciers melting, forests disappearing, and lakes shrinking over four decades.
If you use Google Earth to look at Dubai from the air, you can now watch how the city has sprawled into the desert—and artificial islands have appeared off the coast—since the 1980s. If you visit Claushavn, Greenland, you can see glaciers shrink over the same time period. In Bolivia, you can watch the rainforest disappear. Instead of only offering a three-dimensional view of a place at a static position in time, the platform now also shows decades of change.Read Full Story
This is the fifth batch of Economic Impact Payments to be distributed since the American Rescue Plan was signed in early March.
Good news if you’re one of the millions of Americans who is still waiting for an Economic Impact Payment more than a month after the American Rescue Plan Act was passed. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said yesterday it has distributed another 2 million payments, totaling about $3.4 billion.Read Full Story
The award-winning designer Telfar Clemens unveils new White Castle uniforms that speak volumes about the dignity fast-food workers deserve.
When White Castle asked its employees what they wanted in their uniforms, many asked for a do-rag. So the fast-food brand commissioned the award-winning Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens to create one. It’s the first time a fast-food chain has issued this hair accessory as part of its uniform.Read Full Story
The New York City Council is considering new rules meant to curb bias in hiring AI, which is increasingly being used to evaluate job applications. But the bill won’t provide true accountability.
Sometimes, the cure is worse than the disease. When it comes to the dangers of artificial intelligence, badly crafted regulations that give a false sense of accountability can be worse than none at all. This is the dilemma facing New York City, which is poised to become the first city in the country to pass rules on the growing role of AI in employment.Read Full Story
Designed by Fuseproject, this new sticker is meant to rally people around vaccinations.
A recent poll by NPR and Marist found that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine—a stat that’s largely in line with what other polls have been finding. But given that we need as much as 85% of the country vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity, we need to convince every person we can to get vaccinated.Read Full Story