Seattle’s new NHL team will give fans free public transit to get to games

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Why fight traffic and risk missing all the good fights? In 2021, Seattle will have a new hockey team. And when hockey fans head to a game at the new arena where the team will play, they could choose to sit in some traffic on the freeway and pay for parking downtown, or they could hop on a bus or light rail—completely free of charge. NHL Seattle (the team doesn’t have a name yet) will be the third sports franchise in the country to offer free public transit to those going to games, as a way to ease traffic congestion in the city, increase access for fans, and do something good for the environment. Read Full Story

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How Monica Lewinsky became a leading cyberbullying advocate

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From her essential work helping to craft harrowing PSAs to her growing clout as a producer, Lewinsky has devoted herself to stopping this digital scourge. It’s not a distinction Monica Lewinsky is proud of, but in many ways, she was Patient Zero for cyberbullying. Today, she is a leading voice in the fight against online public shaming and its effects on young people. Working with the ad agency BBDO New York over the past three years, she has helped craft a series of searing public service announcements that bring to life some devastating statistics: that 59% of American teens have been harassed online, and a UNICEF poll found that one in three teens in 30 countries had been subjected to some form of cyberbullying. “The Epidemic,” which was launched in October 2019 and attracted national media such as The Today Show and Teen Vogue , follows an average American teen …

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U.S. Starbucks employees can now get up to 20 free therapy sessions

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In an exclusive interview, CEO Kevin Johnson explains how a new partnership with Lyra Health will expand mental health benefits for workers and their families. All Starbucks employees in the U.S. and each of their eligible family members will be able to access up to 20 therapy sessions a year, as part of a sweeping expansion of the Seattle-based company’s mental health benefits. Read Full Story

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Why adding ‘Plus’ to the name of every streaming service is actually good

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What appears to be a widespread lack of imagination might just be saving us all time and energy. Picture this: You’re a big time media executive. (Yes you, congrats!) Today, your job is to figure out what to call your company’s new streaming service. It takes the content from all your channels and properties, and combines that with a bunch of stuff you own the licenses for. It will also be home to a lot of new, original programming. You gather your team into the conference room and/or Zoom call. Read Full Story

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