Remote work hasn’t cut down on workplace harassment

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Anyone who’s swiped on a sparkly eyeshadow or used glitter for arts and crafts knows that those tiny, shimmering pieces are hard to clean up—in more ways than one. Glitter gets everywhere, and since most glitter is made of plastic, it doesn’t disappear. But scientists say they’ve now made a glitter completely out of plants that can actually biodegrade, without compromising any sparkle.
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WORLD CHANGING IDEAS
This new biodegradable glitter is made entirely from plants

Almost all of the glitter you’ve ever used is still floating around the planet. This new formulation has just one ingredient, but it’s still as shimmery as the original.

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WORK LIFE
Why remote work hasn’t cut down on workplace harassment

Harassment and other types of bad behavior have actually increased with the rise in remote work.

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IMPACT
A new guaranteed income program will keep people afloat after prison

As well as helping former prisoners, the program aims to raise awareness among the public about the grim reality of reentering daily life.

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CO-DESIGN
The beautiful pavilion at COP26 could one day be transformed into soda cans

And that’s good news, because the low-carbon aluminum structure was made with green energy instead of coal.

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TECH
Big in-person tech conferences are finally bouncing back

40,000 people just attended Lisbon’s Web Summit. And in January, CES will go on in Las Vegas, albeit with new COVID-19 precautions and a virtual component.

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impact
We don’t actually know how much CO2 humans are emitting each year

The uncertainty makes it hard for governments to make concrete pledges—and to hold them accountable.

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co.design
Trump let this beloved ice rink fall to pieces. A new partnership is bringing it back to life

Wollman Rink fell into disrepair under the Trump Organization. This weekend, it reopens with a new look.

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news
Some of Beyond Meat’s excuses for its stock troubles are laughable

As shares of Beyond Meat fell 19% on Thursday, the company’s explanations don’t pass the smell test.

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Infrastructure
This is how Biden should spend the $1.2 trillion on infrastructure

Political strategist Bradley Tusk and former Illinois Deputy Governor Bob Greenlee offer their advice on how President Biden should start using the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill for the biggest political impact.

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After more than 60 years making the world’s warmest coats, Canada Goose has designed two pairs of boots that will keep your feet toasty.

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NEWS
J&J splits: What you need to know
Shares of Johnson & Johnson rose in pre-market trading Friday after the multinational health giant said it plans to split its operations into two separate publicly traded firms.
One company would focus on consumer health products and the other on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The latter would retain the name Johnson & Johnson. 
The news follows a similar move by General Electric, which earlier this week said it would split up into three separate companies. 
J&J expects the separation to be completed within 18 months to two years.
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