Ayelet Baron

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The Future of Work, a History

America has a long, complicated track record of dreading that robots would take our jobs.<p>On February 26, 1928, a headline in the <i>New York Times</i> announced, “MARCH OF THE MACHINE MAKES IDLE HANDS,” with the subhead: “Prevalence of Unemployment With Greatly Increased Industrial Output Points to the …

Herbert Hoover

Dentists Explain How Dangerous Mercury Fillings (Amalgams) Are & What They Can Do To Your Body

By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), re-printed by us with permission from The …

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

21st Century

What do you wish for future generations, and more importantly, what do you wish for yourself?

Those voices in our mind matter. They help us navigate our lives, or stay stuck in stories that can paralyze us. I see it all the time, especially …

Mind

What’s so great about being normal?

The world is filled with wonderful things that we can only see when we take our blinders off. Yet, we are brought up with concepts like the bell …

Amazing

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley's Secretive, Orgiastic, Inner Sanctum

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Trump Tower

It’s Our Time to Wake Up to Reality

If I listened to all the advice I got this past year, my head would have exploded by now. If there is anything I learned this year is that no one …

Happiness

The 1970s Conference That Predicted the Future of Work

<b>In November 1977,</b> some 300 executives and their wives flew in from all over the world on first-class tickets to spend four days in the sun at the …

Palo Alto

To Keep Plastic Out Of The Ocean, Companies Are Starting To Add It To Their Products

Dell and Trek Bikes, among others, are working on building out a supply chain of ocean-bound plastics.<p>You’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing remarkable about the plastic packaging trays that hold new laptops inside their cardboard boxes. But this year, Dell transformed those banal objects …

Sustainability

The Forgotten Life of Einstein's First Wife

Today, 19 December, marks the 141th anniversary of the birth of Mileva Marić Einstein. But who remembers this brilliant scientist? While her husband, …

How Are You Showing Up?

Many in our world are mesmerized with the new. Who doesn't love being around a new born baby? Who doesn't love being around a rebellious teenager who talks back? Who doesn't love watching a baby grow and learn how to speak their first words? Who doesn't love a child that speaks the truth, which can …

Enjoy

5 Steps to Growing Your Influence Through Kindness This Season

<b>“Die Hard?? That’s not a Christmas movie,” you say.</b><p>The devil is a lie!<p>Not only is Die Hard a Christmas movie, it’s one of the best everrrrr.<p>Set at an …

If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in?

We need to rethink our view of jobs and leisure – and quickly, if we are to avoid becoming obsolete<p>Robin Hanson thinks the robot takeover, when it comes, will be in the form of emulations. In his new book, The Age of Em, the economist explains: you take the best and brightest 200 human beings on …

As corporate goliaths grow ever larger, Britain looks increasingly exposed

A handful of companies now wields massive global power. Outside the EU, we will be their prey<p>We live in a world of corporate goliaths and the trend to gigantism is accelerating. The new era of hi-tech data capitalism has an embedded proclivity to monopoly. The bigger the network, whether Facebook …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Young People Are Really Over Capitalism

What’s next?<p>Last summer, two authors asked <i>Fast Company</i> readers a simple question: “Are you ready to consider that capitalism is the real problem?”<p>For millennials, the answer seems to be increasingly yes. “A lot of young people don’t believe in it anymore,” Ana Garcia, a college junior, told the <i>Wall</i> …

Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive

As the old forms of physical production fall away, the future looks bright for those who reinvent themselves – and ominous for those who can’t<p>As descriptions of capitalism go, it’s surely one of the best ever written: poetic, urgent, and as much to do with metaphysics as economics. According to the …

How America’s economy is rigged by special interests

<b>The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality.</b> By Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles. <i>Oxford</i> …

In-Depth: The rise of the digital clinical trial

With billions of dollars and countless hours of human effort spent each year validating new drugs, devices, and medical interventions, it’s little …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

21st Century Leadership: Co-Creating New Paths Forward

“We’re faced with the biggest leadership crisis ever.”<p>Nothing like easing into a conversation, eh? But that’s the backdrop of my recent conversation …

Why Millennials Want To Be Leaders In The Workplace Now More Than Ever

Millennials, from ages 18 to 34, are now the largest generation in the workforce, making up 53.5 million workers toiling away as of 2015, while eight in ten boomers are in their early fifties and getting ready for retirement. So, that makes the employment rate for those who are in their sixties 50% …

Millennials

The empath's guide: Scarcity, abundance… big words… again. What are they, and how can you get into abundance?

Both are context words. Neither talks about the stuff that is inside the context... inside the wrapper. The wrapper tells you how to look at the …

Work Has Changed - Why Isn't There An App For That?

When I go to conferences, I am encouraged to download an app. It has the schedule, a map of the venue, lets me plan which sessions to attend, sends me alerts, and does all sorts of other cool stuff. Most of the time the app is helpful.<p>But when we go to work, most of us don’t have an app like that. …

Communicate

Casper Disrupted a $29 Billion Industry. Now, Its Business Model Is Getting a Complete Makeover

Casper's big change is designed to fight the bed-in-a-box competition, from copycats like Tuft & Needle and Leesa to giants like Mattress Firm.<p><i>Editor's Note: Inc. Magazine will announce its pick for Company of the Year on Monday, December 11. Here, we spotlight a contender for the title in …

A Top Google Engineer Does This Every Day for 2 Minutes and It Can Help You Raise Happier Kids

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calm and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world are …

Ethical Investors Have Been Missing Something When It Comes To Animals, But Now It's Here

Investors are starting to become more discerning about where they put their money. Richard Branson and Bill Gates are among the growing number of high-profile names investing in businesses that seek to do social good.<p>Many brands label themselves ‘ethical’ because of their commitment to initiatives …

Bill Gates

We’re being hurt by the fixation on economic growth at all costs

We have to challenge the tyranny of GDP – the metric that lists speculation, pollution and gambling as being good for the economy<p>There had never been anything quite like the thick “pea-souper” fog that blanketed London 65 years ago. The wind dropped and the air grew damp. For five days, smoke from …

Everything Must Go

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.<p>By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd …

Why Ageism Never Gets Old

The prejudice is an ancient habit, but new forces—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and beyond—have restored its youthful vitality.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Early in his career, Paul Newman personified a young man in a hurry forced …

George H. W. Bush