The pandemic could undo years of gains for women in the workforce

  • A survey of some 40,000 employees by McKinsey and Co. and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit Lean In found that 1 out of every 4 working women is considering leaving the workforce or scaling back their hours.
  • Women cite struggling with childcare and household duties as a major concern.
  • While 51% of employers communicate the importance of avoiding burnout, only 37% have changed their performance review process amid the pandemic.
  • In order to prevent a mass exodus of women in the workforce, managers should give employees more time off, increase flexible hours, and reassess performance goals and metrics set before the pandemic.
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One out of every 4 working women is considering leaving the workforce or scaling back their careers because of the pandemic, according to a survey of over 40,000 professionals by McKinsey and Co. and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit Lean In.

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Fans Think Peter Parker’s New Face in ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Looks Familiar

Insomniac Games and Sony announced the improvements coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on Wednesday, and among the changes is a new face model for Peter Parker. The PlayStation 5 version of the game, which originally came out for PS4 in 2018, boasts plenty of technological advantages to the original release, but most fans have gotten hung-up on Peter Parker’s new look, which might look familiar to some.

“We loved working with John Bubniak on the original game; however, to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture, we have cast Ben Jordan to be the face model for Peter Parker on the PS5 console,” said Insomniac in a post on the official PlayStation blog. “He looks incredible in-game, and Yuri’s moving performances take on a new life.”

Many have already drawn comparisons to another famous version of Peter Parker: Tom Holland. Obviously it isn’t actually Holland,

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Versace casts three plus-size models for first time ever at Milan Fashion Week: ‘We made history’

Versace is taking a step toward body inclusivity with the help of three plus-size models. 

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire stunned on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week wearing Versace’s 2021 spring/summer collection. The new selection had an aquatic theme inspired by nature, which meant Lee, Kortleve and Claire were decked out in vibrant dresses with bold prints and colorful crop tops. 

vibrant prints from the #VersaceSS21 Collection are inspired by the ocean. See more through the link in bio. #Versacepolis #MFW

The fashion house used kitschy prints with shells, seahorses, starfish and flowers in punchy blues, greens and oranges. Some of the prints even referenced Versace’s Spring 1992 collection “Trésor de la Mer.” 

Lee, Kortleve and Claire each took to Instagram to celebrate the historic moment. 

“I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine!” Claire wrote.

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Golden raises $14.5M to build a wiki-style database of tech knowledge

Golden is announcing that it has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Andreessen Horowitz, with the firm’s co-founder Marc Andreessen joining the startup’s board of directors.

When Golden launched last year, founder and CEO Jude Gomila told me that his goal was to create a knowledge base focused on areas where Wikipedia’s coverage is often spotty, particularly emerging technology and startups.

Gomila told me this week that “companies, technologies and the people involved in them” remain Golden’s strength. In that sense, you could see it as a competitor to Crunchbase, but with a much bigger emphasis on explaining and “clustering” information on big topics like quantum computing and COVID-19, rather than just aggregating key data about companies and people. (By the way, both TechCrunch and the author of this post have their own profile pages, though the latter is woefully empty.)


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The Washington Post’s Climate Quiz is a great way to test your knowledge

All right: Time to see if you’ve been paying attention to The Washington Post coverage of the people, organizations and governments trying to mitigate climate change, found on our Climate Solutions page. If you have, this quiz should be an easy A.

1. Which major oil and gas company says it will either eliminate or offset its carbon emissions to a net zero level by 2050?

Answer: C. Under a new CEO, BP has pledged that it will invest heavily in renewable energy and, through a combination of buying carbon offsets and scaling back the amount of gas and oil it produces, will be carbon neutral by 2050.

2. There’s an unusual material showing up in fashion design houses that could help solve the problem of textile waste in landfills. What is it?

Answer: C. Increasingly, scientists are using mycelium, the threadlike vegetative roots of fungus, to create everything

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Pac-12 to decide on 18, 20 or 22-game women’s basketball schedule, Oregon Ducks has at least 3 local nonconference opponents

EUGENE — A 22-game Pac-12 schedule is under considering for women’s basketball, as well as 20 and 18-game options, which could be decided as soon as today.

Kelly Graves talking on a cell phone: Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team's senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women's basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive

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Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team’s senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women’s basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon coach Kelly Graves set the conference’s coaches will meet Wednesday afternoon with the hope of deciding the league’s scheduling framework, which will have ripple effects for nonconference scheduling, the status of which remains in flux for the Ducks and most every other team in the country.

“I’ve already been on record as saying I’m for the 22-game Pac-12 schedule,” Graves said. “I love the double round

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Josh Barnett set to return ‘bare knuckle style’ against former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski in Poland


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Josh Barnett‘s storied fighting career has seen him span eras and promotions over the last 23 years, but now he’s set for another new promotion, and another new challenge.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett (35-8 MMA) is set to return to action in Poland at “Genesis,” a bare-knuckle event established by KSW co-founder Maciej Kawulski.

“The Warmaster’s” opponent is Polish fan-favorite and former KSW heavyweight champion Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA), who hasn’t fought in MMA since KSW 39 in May 2017, when he scored a 16-second knockout of Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the promotion’s heavyweight title.

Barnett, meanwhile, has been waiting for his first challenge in Bellator’s heavyweight division, but a planned matchup with Rony Markes has twice been canceled, meaning the American hasn’t fought in MMA since his September 2016 win over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night

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Sterling Ruby Weighs In on His Fashion Week Film, Building a Brand, and His ‘More Fears Than Hopes’ for the U.S.A.

What do you see as the benefits of participating in an organized Fashion Week and speaking to the fashion world?

I see the fashion world as somewhat parallel to the art world. This isn’t a complete or definitive statement, of course. Both art and fashion have hollow, empty aspects, but they also share brilliant, thoughtful moments. Some of my best friends operate within fashion, and more often than not, our interests and projects run through both worlds—conceptually, formally, politically, etc. As I continue to make work between genres, increasingly it’s about deciding what medium best serves the current iteration of an idea and how to maintain a sense of fluidity through these areas. Participating in an organized Fashion Week is an opportunity to commit to a specific context, one that is tied to wearability and the body. I appreciate the sense of occasion—it’s a moment for many different designers to

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Phillips Launches Online Jewelry Retail Platform

Pieces designed by Shaun Leane are offered at Phillips’s online retail platform “Flawless”.

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Major auction houses have been expanding their online offerings in the wake of Covid-19 crisis. A recent example is
’s new retail platform, Flawless, launched last week to offer exceptional jewels for direct purchase. 

Located on Phillips.com, Flawless currently features 18 pieces by brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, and 12 commissioned pieces from British jewelry designer Shaun

All the pieces can be viewed and purchased immediately online. The prices range from US$3,400 to US$199,800.

READ MORE: Sotheby’s London Unveils Retail Space, Offering an Array of Collectible Items

“Dovetailing with Phillips’ global Jewels department, Flawless provides an additional platform for both online and offline sales,”
Paul Redmayne
, head of private sales of Phillips Jewelry, said in a statement. “In addition, Flawless will showcase

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Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight people test positive for COVID-19

Attendees of a wedding held in Oshawa earlier this month are being urged to contact public health officials after eight people tested positive for COVID-19.

In a news release issued Wednesday, Durham Region said that those who attended the Sept. 19 event at the Caribbean Cultural Centre, located near Colonel Sam Drive and Farewell Street, may have been exposed to the disease.

About 50 guests were at the wedding, officials said, as well as eight to 10 staff and an unspecified number of volunteers.

“The Health Department has been notified of eight cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty obtaining a full list of attendees and their contact information,” the release reads.

“As a result of the eight positive cases of COVID-19, an outbreak has been declared at this wedding that took place at the Caribbean Cultural Centre.”

Officials say they are also in contact with

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