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6 Things to Know about the Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Experts explain the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, what's going wrong (particularly in low-income countries), and what needs to change.

Back to Work? Here's How to Help Your Dog Cope

Millions of people returning to the workplace means millions of dogs left home alone. "This is something that's a big deal for a dog..."

To Cope with the Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

People are longing for more positive workplace cultures. Coming out of the pandemic is a natural time to make improvements.

Young Workers Want Good Communication, Not Perks

New research suggests young workers, those ages 21-34, want respectful communication at work, not perks and "fun."

Institutional Authority Has Vanished. Wikipedia Points to the Answer.

The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.

Why Your Leisure Time Is in Danger

Stop treating your time off as a productivity hack.

63% of Workers Who File an EEOC Discrimination Complaint Lose Their Jobs

Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Five Ways Agencies Can Become More Agile

The federal government is only now beginning to adopt what many view as the new standard for how work gets done in a post-COVID world.

How Agencies Can Maximize Year-End Spending

Investing in employees today is essential to meeting 2022 goals. Postponing it to the next fiscal year will be too late.

The Link Between Self-Reliance and Well-Being

Individualism is about having the freedom to be who you are—not going it alone.

It’s not Just Bad Behavior – Why Social Media Design Makes It Hard to Have Constructive Disagreements Online

How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here's how.

What Is Politeness Now?

Our pre-pandemic social manners have been upended. But although etiquette is always in flux, its principles should be timeless.

By Now, Burnout Is a Given

The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.

Report: Positive Trends in Aging, but not for Everyone

A new report indicates many older Americans are better able to handle daily care, particularly women. But, there are disparities.

Gen Z Could Lead a Renaissance in Public Service—If Only They Could Get In

A service-minded 21-year-old says her peers want to work in government, but the barriers to entry are too high. She has some suggestions for how to fix that.

Building On Biden’s EO on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Research offers recommendations for improving transparency, access, recruitment and accountability.

Researchers: Career Metrics Uphold Racism, Sexism in Science

The publication and citation metrics that mark career success for academic researchers ensure that racism and sexism maintain their hold, an essay argues.