Thursday, September 22, 2022

Quartz’s Best Companies for Remote Workers 2022

How Mark Milley and others in the Pentagon handled the national-security threat posed by their own Commander-in-Chief.

Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals

 World’s Oldest Vertebrate Fossil Heart Found in Australia Smithsonian Magazine

For virus tracking, wastewater is liquid gold. Scientists hope that work isn’t flushed away CBC

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Study: How To Change Minds And Opinions

The groups with blowhards were less neurally aligned than were those with mediators, the study found. Perhaps more surprising, the mediators drove consensus not by pushing their own interpretations, but by encouraging others to take the stage and then adjusting their own beliefs — and brain patterns. - The...

Quartz’s Best Companies for Remote Workers 2022

“What makes a company great for remote workers? Is it the perks? The wifi reimbursements? The virtual bonding events? The occasional in-person gatherings? The embrace of the diversity and flexibility that so many people are craving now? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes—plus effective leadership, warm colleagues, good managers, competitive pay, clear communication, helpful training, and overall engagement. Quartz’s 2022 ranking of the Best Companies for Remote Workers celebrates businesses that clearly understand what’s needed when the workplace is distributed and clarity and cohesion can’t depend on showing up to a physical office. Similar to our 2021 ranking, this year’s ranking is divided into three lists, organized by size of the employee base. We invite you to click in, scroll through, and learn more about each company on the ranking. The best practices they offer in a range of areas that are important to remote workers just might be what you’re looking for, whether you’re in the market for a new employer, or in search of new ideas to incorporate into your own workplace.

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