Authenticity means you can have multiple communication styles
3/23/2017 Fast Company online

Women don't need to adopt all the communication styles of men or use only one style, but it's clear that they face higher expectations, or what Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris call the "Goldilocks dilemma." "Because workplaces are so suffused with gender bias, women need to have both a forceful, decisive style and an inclusive style -- and probably many others -- at the ready," they write.

Authors teach about writing in virtual visits

More elementary- and middle-school teachers are connecting book authors to students through social media conversations using Skype, Twitter, Google Hangout or FaceTime. Teachers say conversations with authors give students insight into the real-world writing process, while the authors say they benefit from the interactions.

SEC votes to shorten stock, bond settlement cycle to 2 days

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a proposal aligning US and European standards by shortening the settlement cycle for stock and bond trades to two days from three. "It is finally time to say hasta la vista to the antiquated T+3 settlement cycle," acting Chairman Michael Piwowar said.

Wegmans details N.J. expansion, sets sights on NYC

Wegmans Food Markets will open stores in northern New Jersey in July and September as it continues construction of a store in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is expected to open next year and will be Wegmans' first location in New York City. The new stores are part of a bigger expansion for the retailer, which will add about 10 more stores in the six states where it currently operates and in North Carolina, a new market for Wegmans.

With AHCA vote looming, House eyes essential health benefits

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump continued their efforts to win over conservative lawmakers ahead of a planned vote on the American Health Care Act, expected today. Late-hour negotiations focused on eliminating the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits, which conservatives say will lower premiums, but such a provision could threaten the legislation in the Senate.

Target celebrates real bodies in Photoshop-free swimwear push
3/22/2017 The Associated PressMashableToday

Target is touting its swimwear with a social media campaign that features the real, un-Photoshopped images of four models to celebrate the female body in all forms.

Lord & Taylor remodel puts the focus on dresses

Lord & Taylor has revamped the fifth floor of its New York City flagship, dedicating 30,000 square feet to dresses from more than 70 designer brands. The Dress Address section will stock frocks priced from $109 to $10,000, and it will include 25 brands that are new to the store.

Google works to get Android security updates out faster
3/23/2017 TechCrunch

Last year, only about half of Android devices manufactured by third parties received security updates, but Google has been working with companies to cut update wait times. Google has also implemented automatic scans in its Play Store to detect apps that pose a threat.

First biotech potatoes to be planted in Canada

Farmers in Canada are preparing to plant J.R. Simplot's Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet, Atlantic and Snowden biotech potato varieties this spring. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved the potatoes last spring, which was too late for cultivation for commercial production in 2016, Simplot spokesman Doug Cole said.

Scripps promotes original programming, spinoffs at upfront

Scripps Networks' upfront presentations were focused on same-day viewing of its original series, including "Iron Chef." The company also discussed planned spinoffs for popular shows such as "Flip or Flop" and "Fixer Upper."

Lawsuit could derail Calif. high-speed rail project

California is set to sell a portion of $10 billion in bonds to fund construction of the high-speed rail project next month, but a federal judge has ordered a hearing on a preliminary injunction the day before the sale. The suit alleges that a bill adopted last year by the state changes the scope of funding for the voter-approved bond sale, making it illegal.

Gulf of Mexico auction results signal tentative offshore revival
3/23/2017 Reuters

An offshore lease auction generated $275 million in winning bids, 76% more than the $156.4 million achieved a year ago, signaling higher industry optimism. Among the top bidders were Shell, Statoil, Hess, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

JetBlue brings Momofuku Milk Bar treats to Mint cabin
3/23/2017 Fortune

JetBlue has tapped Momofuku Milk Bar to provide sweet treats to Mint service passengers. Passengers will receive a gift box and pre-arrival cookie.

Lake Austin Spa Resort celebrates 20 years with 20 new treatments

Texas' Lake Austin Spa Resort is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering 20 new treatments at its 25,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa. New options include the 50-minute Neroli Blossom Sensory Massage, which features essential oil to promote relaxation and better breathing.