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How a Tax Loophole Is Helping Silicon Valley Workers Save Millions - The New York Times
A little-known tax break allows some start-up employees who own company stock to avoid paying taxes on up to $10 million when they sell their shares.
taxes  accounting  startups  via:popular  finance  loophole  startup  personal_finance 
5 weeks ago
pirate/ArchiveBox: 🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more...
🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more... - pirate/ArchiveBox
bookmarks  selfhosted  archive  backup 
6 weeks ago
Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway - Los Angeles Times
For one Sikh trucker driver, long hours on the road provide time for reflection. “When I’m driving,” he says, “I see God through his creation.”
immigration  racism  sikh  trucking  via:popular  america 
7 weeks ago
Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers - Bloomberg
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.
outsourcing  software  boeing  india  business  via:popular  airbus  aviation  technology  labor 
7 weeks ago
10 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2019 | WIRED
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MY FAVORITE WATCH
Garmin
Instinct
PRICE
$300
The Instinct is not for everyone, particularly if you lived through the 1990s and don't want to look at an LCD screen ever again. But I'm someone who spends a reasonable amount of time poking around the woods, and it's my favorite watch. It tracks all the activities I enjoy, like mountain biking, snowboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding. It's also light, and comfortable on my small wrists. Three satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, and Gal...
tech  smartwatch  fitness_tracker  garmin  reviews  recommendations  shopping 
9 weeks ago
These clothes don't need to be washed for 100 days
“We risk turning the customer off by making them feel like we’re suggesting they be less hygienic. We’re going up against years of cultural conditioning here.”
clothes  culture  fashion  environment  laundry  cleaning  clothing  wool 
10 weeks ago
How to Save a Fortune When Buying a Car - ESI Money
Get your car — Print out your e-mails and bring them to your closing to be sure you get the agreed upon price. Buy your car!

shopping  cars  howto 
12 weeks ago
Opinion | You’re Not Alone When You’re on Google - The New York Times
There is, of course, someone else in American life who regularly floods the zone, namely with his Twitter feed. He, too, has been able to divert and confound through this deceptively simple means. According to a recent Gallup poll, his approval rating is now at 46 percent. Nearly half of Americans don’t think he’s naked at all. They still think, against all odds, that the emperor is wearing clothes.
privacy  facebook  google  internet 
may 2019
BBC - Future - How your friends change your habits - for better and worse
Our health choices are constantly influenced by our friends, both consciously or unconsciously
via:popular  psychology  culture  habits  health  community  socialinteraction  influence 
may 2019
Why Recycling Doesn't Work | The Walrus
You may use the blue bin, but it doesn't mean you're helping the environment
environment  recycling  climate  green  placebo  via:popular  canada 
may 2019
Private Groups Might Be The Last Good Thing About Facebook
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
facebook  privacy  groups  internet_culture  @buzzfeed  a:anne_helen_peterson 
may 2019
Google Urged the U.S. to Limit Protection For Activist Workers - Bloomberg
While Google publicly supported employees who protested company policies, it quietly asked the government to narrow the right to organize over work email
google  corruption  ethics  politics  whistleblower  lobbying  @bloomberg  bad_companies  bad_behavior 
may 2019
Opinion | I Used to Work for Google. I Am a Conscientious Objector. - The New York Times
American companies continue to build surveillance tools that are used to violate human rights. Workers who refuse to comply deserve protections.
surveillance  google  privacy 
may 2019
TerraCycle
TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. They offer a range of free programs, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. Eliminating the Idea of Waste
recycling  reference 
may 2019
AirPods Are a Tragedy - VICE
Apple claims that AirPods are building a “wireless future.” Many people think they're a symbol of disposable wealth. The truth is bleaker.
apple  tech  airpods  via:popular  anthropocene  capitalism  consumerism  environment 
may 2019
Rainwater Harvesting: The Basics And Why You Should Start Today • Insteading
Setting up a rainwater harvesting system is a good way to ensure water secutiry. Learn more about how to get started with rainwater harvesting today.
landscaping  rainwater  rain_garden  gardening  housekeeping  house_projects 
april 2019
Antique Rose Emporium – Antique Rose Nursery & All Things Garden
Most passionate purveyors of antique and historic roses, and all things garden. Headquartered in historic Independence, Texas, we host thousands of guests to our display gardens each year, and propagate 100,000 plants in our growing fields. Always welcoming new wholesale rose buying partners.
gardening  plants  roses 
april 2019
These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.
Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.
crisismanagement  diversity  entrepreneurship  ethics  feminism  via:popular  silicon_valley  meetoo  sexism  failure  @buzzfeed  a:davey_alba  a:ryan_mac  techculture 
april 2019
How to Build Strength - A Year of Living Better Guides - The New York Times
You don’t have to lift like a bodybuilder (or look like one) to benefit from resistance training. And the best part is that it’s never too late to get started.
fitness  health  strength  exercise  weightlifting 
april 2019
davebs/AgileLite: Agile software development without all the burnout.
Agile software development without all the burnout. - davebs/AgileLite
agile  business  development 
april 2019
Eileen Fisher's Minimalist Style | The New Yorker
Janet Malcolm on the understated designs of Eileen Fisher.
business  cats  clothing  designers  fashion 
april 2019
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