9 easy Slack tips to make remote more bearable for your team

Did you know Tamar Yehoshua, Slack‘s Chief Product Officer, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Check out their session on ‘Human-centricity: building products with customers’ here. It will come as a surprise to no one that we’re pretty heavy users of Slack here at Slack. Very heavy users, in fact. Every day, we use Slack to connect offices across the globe,…

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The best pee funnels for camping, road trips, and more

If you'd rather avoid public restrooms, a stand-up urination device can help you "go" on the go. Here are our picks for the best pee funnels, from disposable options to ultra-portable devices you can stow away in your bag. All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through…

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The O-Bahn Busway – Obscure Transit For The Masses

Around the world, governments and city planners have long struggled with the issue of transport. Getting people where they need to be in a timely fashion is key to making a city a comfortable, attractive place to live. As far as public transport is concerned, this typically consists of buses on the roads, and trams…

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9 Travel Tips from Classical Europe

To read ancient travel writing is to dive into a treasure trove rich in both the fantastical and the familiar. Nearly two millennia before a dog-eared edition of Lonely Planet became the ubiquitous backpacker’s bible, a Greek geographer, Pausanias (c.110–180 CE), was writing what has become known as the world’s first guidebook. Descriptions of Greece…

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Friday evening news briefing: Quarantine policy ‘in tatters’

If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Quarantine policy 'in tatters' as UK divides on Portugal The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the UK Government's decision to maintain England's travel corridors with Portugal…

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Autonomous vehicles should benefit those with disabilities, but progress remains slow

An MIT report estimates truly autonomous vehicles might not hit the streets for a decade. And when they do, it’s difficult to say whether they will fully accommodate all riders, including those with disabilities. Driverless car technology promises to remove barriers to personal transportation, but few self-driving operators have made headway on solutions for customers…

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Friday evening news briefing: The Great Escape from France

If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Scramble to get home before French quarantine starts British holidaymakers are racing back from France today to avoid the two-week quarantine that comes into effect at 4am…

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Guide to successful telecommuting

Telecommuting is finally getting some respect. What was once an obscure work arrangement confined to a small number of jobs is now considered “the new normal” and an important factor for many job seekers. Since 2005, regular telecommuting has increased by 173 percent. And since the onset of COVID-19, telecommuting has become a necessity, helping…

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