That feeling you think is burnout is actually something else

 
Pandemic-induced burnout is certainly one of the reasons employees across industries have been quitting en masse over the past eight months. But it's not the only reason, explains professor and researcher Ludmila N. Praslova in her latest piece for Fast Company. There's also something called moral injury occurring in many companies. Though often confused with burnout or depression, Praslova defines moral injury as "a trauma response to witnessing or participating in workplace behaviors that contradict one’s moral beliefs in high-stakes situations." Read on to learn more about how this manifests in different organizations, and how leaders can prevent harm to both individuals and places of work.
—Julia Herbst, @juliarherbst
 
the great resignation
Feeling distressed at work? It might be more than burnout

Many workers are feeling intense distress, and quitting in droves. The root cause might be something else: moral injury.

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co.design
The painful irony behind today’s suburban shopping malls

The designer behind the modern mall wanted to recreate the walkable, diverse, and livable town centers he loved in Europe. That isn’t what happened.

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impact
This Dutch construction innovation shows it’s possible to quickly retrofit every building

Energiesprong (‘energy jump’) is finding ways to make buildings more efficient without requiring major construction projects.

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Why New York’s iconic Palace Theatre is being raised 30 feet off the ground

It’s a masterful feat of engineering, and will unlock 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

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health
As more teens talk about self-harm, here’s how to help, say experts

According to a new survey, 75% of teens engaged in self-harm or suicidal ideation on their devices in 2021. Parents shouldn’t shy away from asking about it.

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impact
Coral reefs are dying, but there’s a tiny bit of good news about what happens when they’re gone

The seaweed that often takes over reefs may at least help the food systems that count on the reef to keep functioning.

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news
The TLDR on the TLDR Act: a new bill that would make websites ditch the legalese

No one reads the terms and conditions. The TLDR bill would force websites like Facebook to spell out what’s really in their user contracts.

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tech
Second Life’s creator is back to build a ‘metaverse that doesn’t harm people’

As Second Life positions itself as an alternative to a metaverse dominated by big tech, founder Philip Rosedale is returning as an advisor.

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co.design
These glowing turntables by Brian Eno feel like the future of music

Who says all A/V gear has to be black and white?

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best workplaces for innovators
Fast Company now accepting applications for Best Workplaces for Innovators

The fourth annual BWFI awards features six new categories, focusing on diversity, sustainability, and more.

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NEWS
DOGE and Tesla: What you need to know
The price of Dogecoin jumped 11% on Friday after Elon Musk tweeted that some Tesla merchandise could now be purchased with the cryptocurrency.
A Q&A section on the EV company’s online store further explains the details. “Look for the Dogecoin symbol next to the ‘order’ button for Dogecoin-eligible products,” it says. 
The website doesn’t specify which items can be purchased, but Tesla fans quickly identified many of them and posted screenshots on Twitter. 
Dogecoin may have started as a joke, but it has since become one of the most popular coins. According to an annual review from CoinDesk, it was the third-highest outperforming crypto asset in 2021.
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