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Why the return to the office isn’t working

“I don’t gain anything besides a commute.”

On a camping and glamping trip out West (Idaho and Utah), luxury can be so rough

“Camping is about getting back to nature, testing yourself and not always being comfortable. It’s about being part of the environment,” said Kelly Davis, director of research at the Outdoor Industry Association. “With glamping, you are paying to extract the discomfort from the outdoors. You might have a nice hike and sit by the campfire, but you will sleep in a queen-size bed and maybe give up TV. Maybe.”

The ultimate science-backed guide to emotional intelligence at work

Workers who cultivate emotional intelligence are less prone to chronic stress or burnout and exhibit more resilience and job satisfaction overall. 

Feds Reportedly Launch Criminal Probe Into Wells Fargo Following Allegations Of Sham Job Interviews

Federal civil rights prosecutors are investigating Wells Fargo’s hiring practices, the New York Times reported Thursday, weeks after the paper revealed some Wells Fargo managers had conducted fake interviews with Black and female job applicants.

The Western Land Rush

Today’s run on land out west is spreading not American power but five-star living dressed up as frontiersmanship. Welcome to the home of end-table antlers and Escalades.

Join The Pew Charitable Trusts on June 21-22: Broadband Access Summit virtual webcast

Affordable, reliable internet is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Unfortunately, the low-bar policy goals of the past have left millions of Americans still unable to access or afford this essential service. Unprecedented federal…

A full return to the office? Does ‘never’ work for you?

“It’s kind of a Wizard of Oz thing,” Kime said. In other words, his team realized that there was no almighty being compelling his assistance; there was just a man behind a curtain (or Zoom screen). “As much as we complained about going back to work, we all understood that it was going to happen. But the minute we started going, we realized how silly that was,” she added.

Rural Journalism Summit: The Challenges Facing Local News Organizations Reflect the Communities They Serve

A national gathering last week examined the state of rural journalism. Along with significant economic and social challenges in the small-town news industry, bright spots and optimism remain.

Climate change puts a different spin on fly fishing for once skeptical anglers

“When you spend a lot of time outdoors, and you do it over decades, you start to see a pattern, and you can count on those things happening over and over again at approximately the same time (of year),” said Todd Tanner, a Montana resident who has been fishing for more than 55 years. “Anyone who has been fly fishing for a decade or longer has seen the impacts of climate on our fisheries.”

Have you faced a bidding war trying to rent an apartment?

Many people are facing the kind of intense competition usually only seen with buying houses.

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