McDonald’s is testing a new system of reusable, returnable coffee cups

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As part of the experiment in the UK, you’ll be able to return the cup to McDonald’s when you’re done—or drop it off at a network of collection sites at places like supermarkets. If you visit a McDonald’s in the U.K. early next year, you might notice a new option if you get a hot drink like coffee or hot chocolate: Instead of a typical disposable cup, you’ll have the choice to walk away with a reusable plastic cup and lid that you can later put in a special bin to be collected and sterilized for another customer. Read Full Story

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2: A better (but no cheaper) folding phone

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The follow-up to last year’s Galaxy Fold has bigger screens, an improved hinge, and other new tricks. But at $1,999, it’s no closer to being a mainstream game-changer. If you think back to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Fold phone , two facts are likely to spring to mind. One was that it was the first folding-screen smartphone announced by a major manufacturer, putting a tablet-like 7.3″ display into a device you could fold in half and stick in a pocket. Read Full Story

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The gender pay gap, visualized: Women work 63 unpaid days each year

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This startling calendar visualizes the gender pay gap in a visceral way. Put it on your wall. You can buy one for your boss, too—anonymously. Across the U.K., women make 17.3% less than men—a result of women holding lower positions than men in the workplace and women earning less than men even when they hold the exact same job. This is the gender pay gap. It’s a bad number, but it’s just a number. Like sales tax or inflation, it can be hard to visualize. “What’s 17.3% of $76,000 a year?” you may find yourself wondering. Read Full Story

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