The return-to-office policies of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies

Hybrid work is winning at the top 10 Fortune 500 companies. Most have yet to implement an official remote-only or in-person-only strategy, instead easing hesitant workers back into the office…

Immunity to COVID in Britain is waning as winter looms, testing expert warns, and there’s no plan for a booster program in sight

Rates of high antibody protection are declining in the UK, prompting warnings that the population will have insufficient immunity levels as it heads into the “dangerous” winter months. Published Wednesday,…

Nasdaq’s rule on board diversity is a good first step, not a gold standard

Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rule goes into effect this month. Corporations listed on the US exchange will be required to disclose the ethnic and gender makeup of their boards. Companies will…

Gen Z and millennials are skipping restaurants to save money

Sticker shock is showing no signs of receding. Sixty-four percent of US adults said they are “very concerned” about inflation and its impact on their household finances, according to a…

Start considering worst-case ‘mass extinction’ scenarios of climate change, warn scientists in new paper

There is a critical gap in how the scientific community and the public conceptualize the consequences of human-caused climate change, as new research suggests we are ignoring the truly worst-case…

What colleges can do to alleviate the mental health crisis on campus

Young Americans are facing a mental health crisis—and many aren’t getting the support they need. About three-quarters of college students rated their mental health as “well” prior to the COVID-19…

Viktor Orbán adviser resigns after Hungarian premier’s ‘mixed race’ speech

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán is facing a growing international backlash over inflammatory comments about race that led to the resignation of one of his close aides. In his annual…

Five of the best mountain-top escapes

Plying the pinnacle of Patagonia The Salto Chico waterfall cascading into Lake Pehoé © Explora Torres del Paine Torres del Paine national park in Chile is a fever-dream landscape of…

Shell boss van Beurden: ‘Supply needs to adjust but to less demand’

For the first time in almost a decade running Europe’s biggest oil and gas company, Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden reckons he is being listened to. The commodity shock…

Half a trillion dollars wiped from once high-flying fintechs

Almost half a trillion dollars has been wiped from the valuation of once high-flying financial technology companies that took advantage of the boom in initial public offerings earlier in the…