5 steps to take before you make that risky decision

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A Northwestern University professor explains that science tells us why we take risks. But courage isn’t about risk or fearlessness—it’s the result of measured and appropriate actions. Business often requires bold actions on important decisions such as launching an innovative idea, creating a new advertising campaign, or changing the direction of a company. These decisions offer a rare opportunity to acquire a valued “psychological currency,” in the form of a mental payoff: courage. Read Full Story

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Color of Change’s essential Black History Month reading list

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Rashad Robinson and Arisha Hatch, who lead one of the most powerful civil rights organizations today, tell us what they’re reading. Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and Arisha Hatch, vice president, chief of campaigns, have been at the forefront of some of the most prominent racial justice campaigns in recent years, many of them involving corporations. They’ve pressed Hollywood studios to diversify their writers rooms, pushed for banks to stop processing payments from hate groups, and helped launch a prominent ad boycott of Facebook last summer for not doing enough to limit hate speech. Read Full Story

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Bargaining for the common good is good for workers and communities

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When workers align with local constituents to fight for shared goals, it strengthens their campaigns. What if unions could help not only their members but also the broader communities where they work? That’s the concept of Bargaining for the Common Good (BCG), a practice in which unions team up with local community groups, racial justice organizations, students, and other stakeholders to establish shared goals and launch targeted action campaigns to see that they are met. When employees aren’t well paid, or suffer from poor working conditions, the impact is “not just on workers but on the people that workers serve,” says Stephen Lerner, a senior fellow at the Bargaining for the Common Good Network, an organization born from the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. Here are three cases of BCG in action. Read Full Story

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LeBron James’ More Than A Vote and NAACP launch recruitment ad for election poll workers

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The campaign aims to recruit polling workers in vulnerable communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. Like many people back in June, LeBron James was frustrated and angry. Not only at the individual acts of police brutality and racism that sparked protests across the country, but also at the system that actively holds back those fighting for change. Read Full Story

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This project aims to change how schools adopt technology

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K-12 educators spend billions on tech—but still need help identifying the products that actually help kids learn. Educators in the United States spend $13 billion annually on ed tech but have no way to collectively track the success of those technology tools. That’s why the EdTech Evidence Exchange, part of the University of Virginia, has launched the EdTech Genome Project—to create a framework to give K-12 school and district decision makers a tool for making more informed choices when it comes to purchasing and implementing classroom technology. Read Full Story

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A new Google feature can detect your heart and breath rate with your phone’s camera

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Google can use the Pixel’s cameras to pull out health signals by detecting tiny fluctuations in skin color and movement. Heart and respiratory rate tracking is nearly ubiquitous on sleek fitness bands and bulbous smart rings. Where those kinds of metrics are not yet universal is on smartphones. On Thursday, Google announced plans to change that by launching new software that can capture your heart rate and breathing rate through your phone’s camera lens. The technology will be rolled out inside of Google Fit, the company’s health tracking platform, on Pixel phones. Read Full Story

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