🔎 Try this new Google alternative for a radically different way to search

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When searching the web, we're all used to the long list of links that Google has pioneered as the primary way to find what we're looking for. But a radical new search engine called You.com is trying out something completely different, based on the idea that we're often looking for information on a handful of major websites. The company reimagines search as horizontal panels. Sometimes it works better than Google, our writer Jared Newman notes, and sometimes the results are more mixed. Read more about it here.
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tech
Try this new Google alternative for a radically different way to search

For better or worse, You.com isn’t like any other search engine you’ve used before.

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How the metaverse will change transportation as we know it

If we’re headed for a future where we don’t need to be anywhere physically, why and how will we move around?

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Leaders: Get ready for the boomerang that’s coming after the Great Resignation

The CEO of SailPoint predicts that after the Great Resignation, there will be a surprisingly large number of former employees—or “boomerangs”—coming back to their previous companies. 

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a message from dept
Why innovative brands are looking to NFTs to engage with customers
Memorabilia is just one of the avenues that are driving unprecedented growth in the market. Read more here.
 
 
Eating meat has a big impact on your carbon footprint. So does eating junk food

Cutting out meat is the most cited way to make your diet more carbon friendly. You could also try nixing candy, alcohol, and ready-made food.

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tech
John Doerr on addressing climate change: ‘Ideas are easy. Execution is everything’

The famed investor explains his approach to fighting the climate crisis, as outlined in his new book ‘Speed & Scale.’

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Gourmet marketplace Goldbelly is launching a TV channel, becoming the QVC of artisanal food

Goldbelly has become the e-commerce platform for more than a thousand restaurants. Now, it wants to help them make shoppable videos.

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Considering deleting Chrome from your phone? Try this tweak instead

Breathless warnings to delete the Chrome browser after a security researcher found the app has access to motion data on Android are overblown.

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co.design
From leaky windows to building codes, this is how the infrastructure bill will tackle buildings

The bill contains $5 billion for programs addressing energy efficiency in buildings—but still doesn’t go far enough.

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leadership
If you want your leadership to have an impact, use this to make better decisions

Corporate coach Bianca Dove observes that leaders’ choices ultimately have wider ripple effects, for better or for worse. Therefore, leadership decisions have to hold a lot of integrity. Here’s how to use one tool to get to the truest decision-making.

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impact
How behavioral science could get people back into public libraries

What keeps someone from activating their library card or returning a book? Brooklyn Public Library worked with behavioral science experts to find out, and test ways to break down those barriers.

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NEWS
Ikea sweetens the pot: What you need to know
Beginning January 1, Ikea U.S. will increase starting pay for its American co-workers (the Swedish retail giant’s term for employees) to $16 per hour. 
That could go as high as $17 or $18 depending on the location of the store. The company says it will apply to full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal co-workers, which makes the average hourly wage $20. 
Ikea U.S. will also offer expanded benefits that include a minimum of five weeks PTO, education assistance, back-up child and adult care, and more inclusive healthcare benefits
Grappling with worker shortages, retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and others have sweetened the deal recently to attract workers, notably by raising minimum starting pay. Some have also offered bigger sign-on bonuses and even college tuition.
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