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Transgender people who transitioned during the pandemic are reintroducing themselves to colleagues as they return to offices. The process isn’t always straightforward.
Why Gen Z workers are already so burned out
Matt had been working as an audit accountant for two years when he began to notice a change in his attitude towards his job. “There were mornings where I wouldn’t start my day until 1130,” recalls Matt.
The unspoken weight-discrimination problem at work
After a year working at a Canadian fashion company, Courtney noticed she was being excluded from meetings with vendors.
Are community currencies a better way to shop?
Currencies like the Bristol Pound support local retailers and build a sense of community, proponents say – and now some are going digital.
Why 'unlimited' time off isn't actually unlimited
Critics say giving workers unlimited time off can actually deter them from taking holidays - so are minimum leave policies the answer?
Should I delete Tinder? These millennials think so
More than half a decade since dating apps went mainstream, can millennials who’ve lost patience with digital platforms still find love in the analogue world?
Why having too much on your plate means nothing gets done
When we’re under pressure our mental bandwidth narrows – and that means we focus on the wrong tasks. So what’s the remedy for unproductive ‘tunnelling’?
The hidden beat makers behind music’s big hits
Music producers who make beats used to struggle to make a living. Now online stores and non-exclusive licenses are allowing them to flourish.
Why some people are impossibly talented
Polymaths excel in multiple fields. But what makes a polymath – and can their cross-discipline expertise help tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges?
What the Nordic nations can teach us about liveable cities
Scandinavia is famous for its liveable cities, but a new university course in Nordic urban planning has raised questions about replicating the region’s approach elsewhere.
Constantly late with work? Blame the planning fallacy
From the humble journalist to the big-city planner, people across the globe miss deadlines. But what if we could fix the cognitive bias that causes this to happen?
The millennials taking on France's funeral business
As societies age, death will be a growth business. Now young French entrepreneurs are introducing new services to the traditionally conservative industry.
The body-clock science behind later school start times
Work, school and life in general tend to start early in the day – but what if your body clock didn’t get the memo? Welcome to the wonderful world of social jet lag
Why are saunas stressing out start-ups?
Saunas at tech and business events are causing a heated debate in the Nordics, where critics say the traditional Scandinavian habit is dampening efforts to improve diversity.
The fatigue hitting influencers as Instagram evolves
The influencer lifestyle can look amazing, but uncertain incomes, performative vulnerability and the hustle for sponsorship can take a toll. Meet the people who walked away.
The ‘imported’ priests saving Ireland’s ageing clergy
Father Francis Xavier Kochuveettil got off the plane in Dublin Airport a little less than two years ago and was quickly stung by the Irish air. The weather had topped out at 2C that day. The temperature felt particularly biting because Kochuveettil had just come from Kerala, a state in …
Jantelagen: Why Swedes won’t talk about wealth
A high income is a badge of success in many countries, but Swedes have a deep-rooted aversion to talking about their cash.
The bias that can cause catastrophe
The outcome bias erodes your sense of risk and makes you blind to error, explaining everything from fatal plane crashes to the Columbia crash and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Being depressed in the 'world's happiest country'
Finland regularly tops global rankings as the happiest nation on the planet, but this brings a unique set of challenges for young people struggling with depression.
What wartime ‘munitionettes’ can teach us about burnout
A short overtime sprint won't kill you but, as data from World War One shows, consistently putting in too many hours at work hurts employees and employers.
Some firms give more time off to those who shun plane travel
Could ‘flight shame’ lead to green holiday travel? Meet the companies prompting employees to choose trains over planes.
How shorter workweeks could save Earth
We like to blame climate change on industry and big business. But the way we live, work and consume is actually the primary source of emissions. A multi-national study by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology of the environmental impact of consumers found that the stuff we buy is …