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Apple and Facebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs

Attempt to delay childbirth and recruit a more diverse workforce is both encouraging and dystopian<p>It sounds like a plot out of a <i>Gattaca</i>-like dystopian movie: giant corporations that pay for the women on their workforces to freeze their reproductive eggs, allowing them to spend more of their most …

What Happened When Ideo Tried To Teach Us How To Be Better Listeners

Is it possible to listen like an Ideo researcher? We find out.<p>“I think our world has gotten less and less good at listening.”<p>Much of your life is trying to tune out the world as much as possible. That’s a lost design opportunity.<p>That’s Fred Dust, a partner at Ideo, talking, and he’s walking us …

Creativity

Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance. For instance, closeted LGBT employees feel much more isolated at work than their openly gay peers, and 52% of …

This Simple Machine/Art Installation Turns Coke Into Clean Drinking Water

You can buy a Coke for very little money almost anywhere in the world. In fact, in many places, it’s said that it’s much easier to procure a can of soda than fresh drinking water. To Dutch artist Helmut Smits, this was a frustrating example of how mass consumer culture can take precedence over …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

<b>Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic, but it is not easy to treat. Now a scheme proven to help children shed pounds by asking them and their families to make numerous lifestyle changes has been adopted across Denmark.</b><p>A Danish paediatrician claims his pilot project has made a significant …