Leigh Stein’s ‘Self Care’ chronicles the rise and reckonings of the girlboss era

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The author’s debut novel presciently captures the girlboss era right as it seems to be coming to an end. Whether you loved them or hated them, few entrepreneurs generated more buzz in the 2010s than so-called “girlbosses”—young, mostly white, female founders who disrupted industries including beauty, tech, fitness, personal care, and coworking with distinctly “feminine” flair (and millions in venture capital). Read Full Story

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One Medical wants to make sure you’re COVID-free before you go back to work

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The primary care company is thinking about how it can use its technology to screen workers and ensure they’re well enough to go back to work. One Medical, a membership-based primary care company, has worked with cities such as San Francisco and New York to expand its testing capabilities beyond its client base. Now, the company is thinking about the next phase of testing and how it can help people go back to work. Read Full Story

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Dyson’s latest invention? A $500 flat iron that won’t fry your hair

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The Corrale is Dyson’s latest foray into hair care, and at $500, nobody said that beauty comes cheap. Dyson made a name for itself in reimagining the humble vacuum cleaner, but the company has since broken into air conditioners and, more recently, hair care. In 2016, Dyson launched its first beauty product, the $400 Supersonic hair dryer , and it now employs hundreds of people in its Hair Laboratories, which has accounted for $174 million in R&D investment to date. Read Full Story

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Unemployment benefits for gig workers and freelancers: Here’s what we know so far

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The CARES Act extends unemployment benefits to gig economy and freelance workers—but for now their benefits are in limbo. Last week the United States Congress passed the historic CARES Act. The act provides a staggering $2 trillion in monetary stimulus in order to help keep the economy going as much as possible while the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe. Read Full Story

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