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Everything we know about work is wrong and the pandemic proved it

Business leaders have falsely blamed the crisis on generous pandemic unemployment benefits, arguing that they’re a disincentive to return to the labor force. Study after study has proven this is not the case.  Instead, more seismic forces are at work.

Future doctors in multi-state cooperative program plan to practice medicine in Montana

Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho: five states under a cooperative program with the University of Washington School of Medicine. Each year, 30 students join a cohort to learn, grow, and immerse themselves in Montana medicine.

This is the optimal number of hours you should work every day

There’s plenty of evidence that putting in more hours doesn’t necessarily equate to higher productivity.

Boise State Venture College Newsletter – Sept. 1, 2021 – Launching Ventures Beyond the Classroom

As part of the College of Innovation + Design, Venture College cultivates and supports entrepreneurship at Boise State University to economically empower the campus community. Our programs build skills and instill an entrepreneurial mindset to pursue new ideas and launch ventures.

Calling all entrepreneurs: Applications open for Boise Entrepreneur Week

Boise Entrepreneur Week is coming up October 18 through the 22 and any Idahoan with an idea is invited to participate. Now in its sixth year, there are several different categories participants can enter including, the main pitch competition, Trailmix, Youth Innovation Challenge, BSU Hacking for Home Building, and BSU Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge.

The 8-Hour Workday Is a Counterproductive Lie 

What was once a socialist dream has become every knowledge worker’s nightmare. It’s time to unmake the modern myth of productivity.

Wildfire Tech Finally Sees Investor Momentum

As wildfires rage and governments embrace the need to combat climate change, more founders in the space are finally securing deals.

Protecting Your Mental Health at Work

As many Americans head back into the office this fall, businesses can help mitigate that effect by adopting a “trauma-informed management strategy” that recognizes the extraordinary stresses of the last 18 months

Who can afford to live in the American west when locals can’t? Butte, Montana

The region, which long had the lowest rate of income inequality in the US, is shifting to one of haves and have-nots – and it’s happening fast

Energy Secretary Granholm announces new building energy codes

The department projected the new code determinations will save up to 4.7 percent on-site energy, 4.3 percent source energy, 4.2 percent carbon emissions and 4.3 percent in energy costs. The department projects the determinations would generate savings of $138 billion over the next 30 years for homes and businesses, or about $162 per residential unit a year.