One year after going remote, ‘Job Simulator’ helped me experience the mundane but beautiful moments of beige cubicle life once more

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It’s been 378 days since I was last in an office. On March 6, 2020, I packed up my laptop, rode a packed New York City subway home, and have spent the vast majority of my time since then locked in my home/office/bunker, a one-bedroom apartment in Queens. …

Welcome to 2021: the year of the bathroom oasis. Technologist John Maeda recently scanned through 2021 trend predictions in tech, home, fashion, and food from multiple publications and curated them into one easy-to-read list. From oversized loungewear to nonalcoholic cocktails to WFH sanctuaries (replete with aromatherapy), the trends reflect how Covid-19 continues to shift the way we work, live, and cope with stress.

FedEx trucks lined up on a street
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FedEx delivery workers have officially reached hero status. They’ve transported essential goods during the pandemic, holiday packages during “shipageddon,” and now the first coronavirus vaccines during the peak of the outbreak. On Sunday, trucks and cargo planes from FedEx and UPS began rolling out across the country packed with the…

After New York magazine published a cover story cataloging 500 notable New York City businesses that shuttered for good during the pandemic, writer and director Julio Vincent Gambuto wrote about the heartbreaking loss that happens behind the scenes for entrepreneurs and their families. His own father’s entrepreneurial woes were one…

How to make your own Rainbow Road

Photos courtesy of Adam Gossage

They say William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine for the plague in 1606. During Covid-19, my brother, Adam Gossage, created his own masterpiece of sorts in his basement: a 100-foot working replica of the most beloved (and loathed) racetrack from Mario Kart: Rainbow Road.

The inspiration for the project…

Can Airbnb put the Long-Term Stock Exchange on the map? After a lackluster debut in September amid a frothy IPO market, the LTSE — Eric Ries’ new stock exchange that aims to untether companies from the stock market’s fixation on short-term results and focus on long-term value creation — might…

Bobbie Gossage

Formerly: Deputy editor of Marker at Medium, Executive Editor of Inc. Magazine, Director of Editorial Content at LearnVest and Etsy.

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