Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Worklife

Simple parking policy incentivizes employees to take greener routes to work

A key goal of public transportation is to reduce the number of cars on the road and therefore improve air quality and reduce emissions, especially in urban areas, but a small detail in the US federal tax code is actually working against this goal. The federal tax code has an exemption for Read More...

The 3 crucial soft skills you will need to thrive in a hybrid workplace

Although many employees are beginning to return to the office, the flexibility of work-from-home, combined with concerns about the Delta variant, means that many workplace environments are opting to embrace a hybrid model rather than fully returning to the office. Plus, more companies have Read More...

How to deal with a bullying boss

Most people associate bullying with recess and school cafeterias, but unfortunately, some bullies don’t outgrow their horrid habits when they move on to the workplace. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2017 National Survey, almost 20 percent of Americans continue to experience Read More...

3 Mental-health lessons to learn from Simone Biles' choice to not compete

Simone Biles, age 24, is an elite artistic gymnast with a vast collection of medals and titles that she’s acquired throughout an impressive athletic career. So, it came as a shock to many when she decided to pull out of the team and all-around finals and not to compete in the uneven bars or vault Read More...

These solar-powered meeting pods take remote work to a whole new level

As the pandemic has normalized remote work, designers are coming up with innovative solutions that could change the future of work for the better. In a bid to achieve exactly that, furniture studio Duffy London has designed the Minka Solar Pod. The project is essentially an outdoor office pod that Read More...

This neuroscientist-approved morning routine is great for brain health

Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed by the to-do list that you struggle to stay sharp and focused? Neuroscientist and creator of meditation app, BrainTap, Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D., and neuroscientist Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., know the feeling. They shared with Well+Good what they do every Read More...

This campaign wants to remove single-use plastics from the big screen

Have you ever noticed that characters in your favorite movies and TV shows tend to use a lot of single-use plastics? Whether it’s a busy professional grabbing a cup of coffee on the go or an athlete drinking out of a plastic water bottle, modern media definitely normalizes the consumption of Read More...

US Paralympians will finally receive equal compensation in Tokyo

In previous Olympics, US Olympians won $37,500 for gold medals, while US Paralympic athletes won just $7,500 for each gold medal. This year, the playing field is finally being evened with the announcement that Paralympic athletes will be paid as much per medal as their Olympic counterparts. The Read More...

Moon days offer menstruating employees a chance to take a break if needed

Kristel de Groot, the 30-year-old Dutch founder of Californian food supplement startup Your Super, came up with the concept for "moon days" when sitting in a boardroom waiting to give a three-hour presentation. On most days she would feel prepared, but at that moment, she was having trouble Read More...

Breaktime: Eradicating homelessness through employment and empowerment

Recent Harvard graduate Tony Shu recalls his freshman year at the prestigious Ivy League school. He was struck by the affluence and access to resources at the elite institution juxtaposed with the homelessness he saw in Harvard Square, where many homeless youths are the same age as local college Read More...