Auto ‘politeness transfer’ softens blunt work messages

Drawing on thousands of emails from Enron, researchers have created a method to bring better manners to our communications via "politeness transfer."

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: writing communication jobs computers science-and-technology society-and-culture social-lives rhetoric

75% of Americans have jobs they can’t do at home

"The most privileged workers will have a job that can be done at home... Unfortunately, only a quarter of the US workforce falls into this category."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money united-states featured health-and-medicine

Expert: Economic recovery depends on fighting COVID-19

An economist has a simple message about economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: "The better we do on public health, the better the economy will do."

Peter Iglinski-Rochester • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 economics jobs featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

How to work from home without hurting your back

"Anyone who is facing discomfort is at risk for developing a longer-term injury." Here are tips for injury-free working from home.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pain jobs featured health-and-medicine ergonomics

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

Conservation could create jobs post-pandemic

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.

Heidi Peltier, Research Professor in Political Science; Faculty Research Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections

The 2008 recession cut voter turnout. This fall, too?

Huge numbers of Americans out of work, furloughed, or struggling to make ends meet could mean a drop in voter turnout, research suggests.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: jobs united-states unemployment society-and-culture elections voters

Post-COVID minimum wage hikes may harm job seekers

If minimum wage hikes go into effect after the COVID-19 pandemic, it could benefit workers with jobs but hurt those looking for one.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: jobs money society-and-culture minimum-wage

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