What does the ‘New Normal’ modern American office look like when, or if, workers return? Gone will be the communal perks of beer kegs and ice cream socials, as well as amenities often taken for granted, like shared office supplies and conference rooms. Our business lifestyle reporter Janet sat down with Melinda May, futurist and CEO of Syt, a direct-to-business office furniture startup, selling premium equipment to other growing companies.… Read more
Posts published in May 2020
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Alison Roman, the millennial cookbook author who rose to internet stardom on her approachable charm, is still reeling from a candid interview in which she dismissed other internet stars with less-approachable charm. Like all viral backlash, many feel the issues run deeper than the slight and have raised their voices on Roman’s appropriation of ethnic flavors as well as a series of violent assaults in the Anjahana jungles of Madagascar in an effort to secure those very spices.… Read more
NEW YORK CITY — As Whole Foods stores remain open amid the pandemic and workers are increasingly anxious about their safety, a leaked company report states that nearly two dozen local employees have resigned their posts at the Amazon-held chain to pursue a career with less public interaction, suiting up as unlicensed characters in Times Square.… Read more
NEW YORK CITY — Strange times make for strange bedfellows, or uncomfortable masturbation-fellows, as is the case when the comedian Louie C.K. announced this week that his newest special would be released exclusively on the subscription site OnlyFans, where users can purchase premium explicit content directly from creators.
“I welcome you to the only platform that embraces the full range of comedic and sexual acts,” writes C.K.… Read more
NAIROBI, Kenya — When young David Maraga saw his village elders struggle to consume the harsh herbal medicine his people have been using for centuries, he knew he could make a difference for his community. Born and raised in Kitui, a hamlet outside the country’s capital, Maraga, was just seventeen years old when he devised a cheap, portable system to filter the heavier plant particles from reaching the lungs of medicine users.… Read more