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Breaking up with Amazon was a tough decision. I'd been in a long-term relationship with the e-commerce giant since 2003, when I purchased Anna Karenina for a college class. I created my wedding registry on Amazon, then my baby registry. But for years, I'd read about how Amazon was destroying small business, accelerating climate change, and creating inhumane working conditions in its warehouses. Then, six months into the pandemic, Amazon reported that nearly 20,000 of its workers had contracted COVID—and I gathered the courage to call it quits. I thought my life would be miserable without Amazon's app in my pocket, magically delivering products to my door in two days. But over the past six months, I've discovered that I've become a more conscious consumer and feel  empowered by my new shopping habits. If you've considered quitting too, it's easier than you think. Read my firsthand account here.
—Liz Segran
 
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What it’s really like to quit Amazon

I’m never going back.

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If 100 companies are responsible for 70% of emissions, what can you do?

If most of the problem is caused by enormous corporations and slow-moving governments, what am I supposed to do about it? Here’s what.

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How ‘Squid Game’ reveals the flaw in Netflix’s products strategy

Netflix and Walmart rolled out a digital storefront this week, but it’s missing what viewers really want.

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The last thing these mosquitoes think is, ‘That’s not blood, it’s toxic beet juice!’

A Swedish startup has found a way to use the smell of malaria to trick mosquitoes into thinking toxic beet juice is blood—which could be used to help prevent the bugs from spreading deadly disease.

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How Mia Khalifa found community and consent on OnlyFans

The former adult film star has been vocal about the industry’s exploitation of performers. But her time on OnlyFans has reframed her view on porn.

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This new social network allows you 100 posts—for life

Facebook is designed to consume your time and attention. Minus is designed to do the exact opposite.

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job hunting
The skills you put on your résumé are the most important factor in hiring. Here’s how to make yours stand out

Pro tip from CareerBuilder: Where you’ve worked in the past isn’t quite as important as what you can do now—and what you’ll be able to do in the future. In other words: your skills are your greatest asset.

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Nick Offerman extols the virtue of the great outdoors amid the pandemic

The star, whose latest book is called ‘Where the Deer and the Antelope Play,’ opens up about the many benefits of COVID-era nature walks and more.

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3 common assumptions that lead to bad design

Make these three shifts in your design practice to improve how you show up as an expert and a decision maker.

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This $10 million fund is courting South Asian women and first-time investors

The Neythri Futures Fund has attracted 249 limited partners, most of whom are South Asian women who had little to no exposure to investing, until now.

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work life
I opted out of climbing the career ladder. Here’s why it was the best decision

The cofounder and chief technologist of Camunda explains that if you feel you are an expert, don’t try to be somebody else, and don’t let yourself be shoehorned into a management position.

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Unions and vaccine mandates: What you need to know
Since President Biden announced last month that tougher, farther-reaching vaccine mandates were coming to the United States, thousands of workers in dozens of industries have said they’ll get fired before they get vaccinated. 
This has put America’s unions in a precarious spot, having to balance the obvious needs to beat the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the country safe with efforts to represent their members’ inconsistent wishes. 
The result is basically a policy split unlike anything the labor movement has seen in years. America’s largest umbrella union, the AFL-CIO, immediately backed Biden’s mandate. However, a big AFL-CIO federation member—the American Federation of Government Employees—blasted the mandate as being beyond the pale.
Unions for front-line workers such as teachers, nurses, flight attendants, police, and firefighters have taken mixed stances, with the biggest resistance coming from police unions.
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