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Mind Over Matter • In an era of body positivity, some companies are selling mindfulness as a way to lose weight. The approach is not as healthy as it seems.
WEIGHT TRAINING • Noom is the latest in a long history of dieting fads.
Parks and Recreation • With its new Public Lands stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods is venturing further into the values- driven terrain that has defined its past few years.
DISARMING RETAIL • How other large retailers have responded to mass shootings
Easy Riders • Global sales of e-bikes have soared since the start of the pandemic.
Making AI accessible to every enterprise • DATAFLOW-AS-A-SERVICE PROVIDES BUSINESSES WITH THE TECHNOLOGY THEY NEED TO LEAD IN THEIR FIELD
Maintaining brand authenticity in a rapidly changing world • THREE MARKETING EXPERTS EXPLAIN HOW THEY MANAGED THEIR COMPANIES’ BRANDS WHILE NAVIGATING A PANDEMIC
Space Jam • NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is training to fly into the unknown. She shares how she prepares mentally and physically while still managing to stay grounded.
FLIGHT SCHOOL • A few billion dollars might be able to get you into space today, but money still can’t buy a spot on a NASA crew. To earn her place, Epps had to run a grueling gauntlet that included these four programs.
Horizon Lines • How Safdie Architects created a daring new skyscraper that reaches both up—and across—the skyline
High-speed 5G drives new opportunities for small businesses • AS THE 5G ROLLOUT CONTINUES, IT OFFERS SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES A FAST, SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL BROADBAND
Scent Therapy • Aromatherapy is an easy, effective way to unwind at the end of a long day.
My Daily Media Diet • Willie Geist, coanchor, Morning Joe, on MSNBC
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Fostering a purpose-driven, inclusive workforce • WHAT COMPANIES MUST DO TO SUCCEED IN THE NEW PARADIGM OF EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT
my operating system. • Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands (which includes SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, and Nyakio), takes our career questionnaire.
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Manufacturing redefined • MTEK’S MBRAIN PLATFORM TAKES THE DIGITIZATION OF FACTORIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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Intelligently electrifying the planet • NUVVE TRANSFORMS ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTO ENERGY-EARNING ASSETS
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“You’re literally flipping the script.” • It takes some serious organizational skills to make a difference in Hollywood from the inside. Riz Ahmed shows how it’s done.
TO HIS OWN SELF BE TRUE • Riz Ahmed’s thoughtfully packed agenda
Do This, Not That • In the hybrid world, communication platforms are what’s holding us together. Experts share tips for getting the most out of them.
“Sometimes I have to say no to projects that might be popular, or look really good on Instagram.” • HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, POLESTAR
“I focus like a laser.” • DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES; CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT
“I hate it, but it’s over fast.” • COFOUNDER AND CEO, DUOLINGO
“You can work anywhere.” • FORWARD AND CENTER FOR THE CHICAGO SKY; NBA ANALYST
“It’s okay to have limits.” • COMEDIAN, PRODUCER, AND SHOWRUNNER
The “It” Bed • “ I ’ll sleep when I’m...