Articles on how life and work are changing. Topics include: digital
nomads, remote work, the future of work and much more.
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
Many of my anxieties, worries, and decisions tend to get warped, distorted, and intermixed in my mind as I sit there mulling over them until they’ve morphed into something nearly unrecognizable. Writing about them almost always helps - and occasionally even clears them away entirely.
I’d had enough. It was October 2017, and I’d been wondering what the point of my job was for far too long, and while I’m sure there was something meaningful somewhere and to someone in what I was doing day-to-day, it had certainly lost meaning for me. For all the good that writing another academic research paper would do, I thought I might as well be cycling to Bhutan.
An underpopulated region in southern Italy is offering newcomers €700 per month for three years to live in one of its villages.
There are a few catches, however: the village must have fewer than 2,000 residents, and the newcomer must pledge to open a business.
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
For me it was my camera, what have you bought that made your travellers life easier/more fruitful?
What follows is an exclusive list of 40 interview questions, sent to us by the sharpest folks we’ve met or just outright admire. Some of the questions are (deceptively) short and sweet, some are probing and unexpected, others hinge on targeted follow-ups. Broken down by topic, they tackle everything from how candidates understand the role and process feedback to their first summer job, worst boss, and the last time they changed their mind.
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
Workers are fueling a renaissance in American cities that lie outside the major job hubs.
I feel that the ability to spin up and then successfully operate remote engineering locations is a skill that technology companies need to develop earlier in their development than used to be the case.
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
Daily walks, quiet rooms, and tech-free mornings. The strategies for achieving better health in the digital age are pretty basic — but hard to achieve.
California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers as employees, a move that could reshape the gig economy and that adds fuel to a yearslong debate over whether the nature of work has become too insecure.
Friday, Sep 13, 2019
The top 10 most liveable cities in the world, and their scores according to The Global Liveability Index 2019, are:
Vienna, Austria (99.1)
Melbourne, Australia (98.4)
Sydney, Australia (98.1)
Osaka, Japan (97.7)
Calgary, Canada (97.5)
Vancouver, Canada (97.3)
Tokyo, Japan (97.2 tie)
Toronto, Canada (97.2 tie)
Copenhagen, Denmark (96.8)
Adelaide, Australia (96.6)
The rare, forgotten feeling of knowing that someone else, someone responsible, is taking care of life for you.
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
One should always be wary of simple solutions to complex problems, and universal basic income is no exception. The fact that this answer to automation and globalization has been met with such enthusiasm indicates a breakdown not in the economic system, but in democratic politics and civic life.
Today, I’m sharing my journey with you to help you. To help someone who is struggling to code, who is struggling to survive in this tech world, who is dreaming of a great remote job and a dream home office desk. This article is for you, Outreachy is for you.
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
I rely on Google Calendar to tell me where I am supposed to be, when and with whom. When the service collapsed for an afternoon last month, it felt like a teachable moment. For a few seconds, I panicked. Then, I realised that with all the meetings gone, I was free to do some real work.
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020.
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
Whether it’s monetized or just a hobby, should you disclose it if there’s no conflict of interest?
Most Americans say they would give up a more lucrative job for a more meaningful job that pays less in a heartbeat. But it’s a change that requires thought and careful planning–and doesn’t always go according to plan.
Monday, Sep 9, 2019
We may look like we’re all scrolling through social media in the car, but the truth is a little more nuanced. If you work at a school and want to get more participation from the remote working parents, then here are some things you should know.
With communal space and amenities all shared in what are sometimes vast complexes, co-living is billed as a solution to the housing crisis – but others say it’s simply an attempt to cash in on it.
Friday, Sep 6, 2019
I’ve often wondered how it would feel to work in an industry blamed for its outsize impact on global warming — say, oil drilling or cattle ranching. But it recently struck me that the question is not hypothetical. I’m a travel writer.