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The majority of child care workers are women and people of color. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

About 1 in 3 child care workers are going hungry

Child care workers are at the center of the food insecurity crisis in America. In 2020, nearly one-third of them were food insecure.
Choose an activity you like, and then do that activity for as many consecutive days as you can. (Shutterstock)

Commit to a ‘wellness streak’ to help manage work stressors

Workplaces, in addition to providing critical organizational resources, can encourage employees to undertake a voluntary workplace well-being streak, or employees can commit to their own.
A recent study suggests that organizations can lessen the negative effects of the pandemic by implementing key support measures to make employees feel more committed and content in their jobs. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Organizational support: The key to employee commitment and well-being during the pandemic

Organizations can reduce some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing customizable support measures can improve employees’ work commitment and well-being.
Working from home comes with many distractions. MoMoProductions/Digital Vision via Getty Images

Surveys of scientists show women and young academics suffered most during pandemic and may face long-term career consequences

Many scientists stuck at home during university closures dealt with increased domestic responsibilities. But some groups had it worse than others.
The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm. (Shutterstock)

Does being away from your smartphone cause you anxiety? The fact that it makes you available 24/7 could be the reason

Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
Poster showing ‘The Leader of the Luddites’ (1812) Wikimedia Commons

I’m a Luddite. You should be one too

Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.

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