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6/18/2021

Composer and musician Danny Elfman admits to being a better solo creator than collaborator, only learning to co-create after he took on film scores and had to mesh with the director's vision. Elfman talks about working on the film "Milk," where two weeks of hard work failed to land with director Gus Van Sant, yet a dashed-off piece of music ended up being the foundation of the score.

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6/18/2021

Best Buy, the Hartford and National Grid are among a growing number of employers officially honoring Juneteenth as a paid company holiday -- a move that will likely increase now that the day is officially a federal holiday. "Recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday is simply the right thing to do and signifies a degree of reckoning with America's history that is long overdue," says Rosa Nunez, director of diversity, equity and inclusion at law firm Foley Hoag.

6/18/2021

Licensed clinical social worker Nikita Banks said she's seen many clients who struggle with internalized capitalism -- the feeling that you're never doing enough -- and it can lead to burnout and depression. Banks said the feeling is nearly impossible to escape and that because of internalized capitalism, people never give themselves time to rest or even grace for their accomplishments.

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6/18/2021

Car shoppers can buy a MINI vehicle online within 30 minutes or less through a new platform being tested in California. "Though showroom visits are declining nationwide, the auto industry has the technology and digital tools available to meet shoppers where they are," says CARS CEO Alex Vetter.

6/18/2021

Nonprofits, companies and cities across the US will hold marches, festivals and other events in honor of Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. Opal Lee, the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," will host her annual Walk to D.C. event, the Juneteenth Foundation is putting on a weekend festival, and organizations such as OutdoorAfro, StepAfrika and the National Museum of African American History and Culture also have in-person and online events planned.

6/18/2021

Why it matters: The hype around the post-pandemic hookup-apalooza many are expecting this summer has included such catchphrases as "Hot Vax Summer" and "Vaxxed and Waxed." Move over "Roaring 20s," here comes the "Moaning 20s."



This article dissects why casual sex might be on the rise in the aftermath of the pandemic and offers important insights about the impact such behavior can have on a person's physical and mental health. On the mental health front, be sure to note the point the article makes about the difference between autonomous and nonautonomous casual sex.

Laugh line: While listing some of the reasons casual sex has actually been on the decline in recent years, the author, Nicole K. McNichols, pens this gem:

"For young men in particular, increased video game usage and living at home with one's parents also negatively correlate with casual sex hookups. This last point is perhaps not surprising."

Bravo Nicole, bravo!

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6/18/2021

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6/18/2021

Bluffing your way through leadership is a poor strategy for a CEO, even when you lack management experience, writes Sabrina Horn, who started her company at 29. CEOs who accept their responsibility as boss, articulate their values and have a trusted set of advisers are on their way to authentic leadership, Horn writes.

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6/18/2021

Customers in a Sprout Social study reported valuing engagement, transparency and service when dealing with brands on social media. The survey, which involved more than 1,000 marketers and a roughly equal number of consumers, also found that following brands online correlates with purchasing and recommending them.

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Social Media Today
6/18/2021

Two commonly held ideas are that trust in our society is in decline and that rebuilding trust is straightforward, when the evidence suggests that trust is more multifaceted and complex than these reductions suppose, writes Valeria Maltoni. Add in the effects of technology, and leaders must view trust in terms of "reliability (fulfilling expectations), accountability (keeping promises and correcting screw ups), and protection (platforms to mitigate the risk of bad things happening)," Maltoni writes.

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