How Silicon Valley put a friendly face on payday lending

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Earnin, Dave, and a slew of other fintech startups claim to address the needs of lower-income Americans by offering them early access to their wages. But in Silicon Valley, as in Vegas, the house always wins. Qwatasia has a full-time job as a fraud analyst in Dallas, where she works the third shift—5 p.m. to 2 a.m.—Monday through Friday. But she finds it difficult to live on her salary. Sometimes, she’s short on rent as she waits for her next paycheck to hit. Read Full Story

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Kamala Harris’s ascent is a win for Asian-Americans. So why do I feel so ambivalent?

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An executive of Chinese descent reflects on what Americans of East Asian heritage—and all communities of color—can learn from the vice president-elect and her victory. One of the brightest notes in the outcome of 2020’s tawdry political process is the historic election of the first female, Black, and—most notably—Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris. Read Full Story

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s Henry Rose now has nontoxic bath, body, and candle lines

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s startup, Henry Rose, moves beyond perfumes to body creams, hand sanitizer, and home fragrances. If you fell in love with the perfumes Michelle Pfeiffer concocted for her startup, Henry Rose , you’re in luck. You can find them in bath and body and home products. Today, the brand expands beyond fragrances to rich body creams , hand sanitizer , candles , and diffuser oils . It’s part of Pfeiffer’s vision of creating a beauty brand that is grounded in transparency, product safety, and deep, complex, scents. Read Full Story

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3 ways to ensure you communicate your potential in a job interview

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Having potential and being able to communicate that potential are two different things. Here’s how to get your potential to shine through in your next job interview. In the spring of 2019, I interviewed a job candidate with no software sales experience for a software sales position. She had scored some impressive sales wins at two national restaurant chains over the course of her career, but I had to figure out if she had what it took to succeed at a growing HR tech start-up. Read Full Story

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