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How to know when it's safe to tell the truth at work

These are workers' biggest fears about 2023

How much are you willing to spend on the creators you love?

Gen Z workers are worried...about retirement

Why business communications in 2022 don't have to be problematic

It's time for corporate America to address the youth mental health crisis

You're probably spending too much time 'Slack-splaining'

Employees are still afraid to discuss mental health at work

Brief 7 min Read

Americans Divided on Role Brands Should Play in Reproductive Rights

Here's what to do if you haven't landed a summer internship yet

68% of U.S. execs admit their companies are guilty of greenwashing

Brief 4 min Read

Education and Income, Not Ideology, Drive Concern For Global Refugee Crisis

Refugees around the world need our help, but Americans don't see them all the same way

Are office careers better than skilled trade jobs? Not according to most Americans

New York Mayor Eric Adams recently suggested that office jobs require higher skill levels, but workers generally don’t see it that way.

Brief 3 min Read

Parents Still Struggle to Save for College

Brand trust in Facebook actually fell after it changed its name to Meta

Brief 3 min Read

American Employees Are Open to Employer-Mandated Vaccines

For new hires, employer vaccine mandates are more likely to be seen as a perk than a penalty

These startups are creating NFTs and digital swag for the metaverse middle class

20 years later, the 9/11 attacks are still seen as the biggest news event of the last half-century

Brief 2 min Read

9/11 looms large in the minds of Americans

Americans are afraid their vaccine passports could get hacked

Brief 3 min Read

Americans feel they’re worse off financially than their parents’ generation

Generation X is the least likely to believe they'll get rich one day

Millennials face yet another workplace challenge - ageism

Brief 3 min Read

Growing up too fast? Older millennials already see themselves as middle-aged

When does middle age start? For older millennials, right now

How corporations can respond meaningfully to voter suppression bills

The biggest rebrands of the decade have this visionary designer in common

Remote work made digital nomads possible. The pandemic made them essential

Brief 4 min Read

Digital Nomads Reveal a New Type of Remote Worker

Forget working from home. Now, it's all about working far from home.

A lot of people are spending their third stimulus checks on home improvements

Report: Women still aren't asking for raises, even though the pandemic hit them hard

Brief 3 min Read

Moving On Up (And Out): Americans Consider Moving Farther from Work

A desire for bigger homes, upgraded amenities, home improvements, and greater distance from work are the latest byproducts of the pandemic.

Work at 1 of these 15 companies if you want to feel good about 2021

Employers say they're protecting essential workers from COVID-19. Some workers disagree

Is now a good time to change careers? More workers are feeling good about it

Brief 3 min Read

Working from Home? Results May Vary.

Aside from home offices, living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms have also become productive workspaces.

Actually, Americans are feeling better than you think this winter

Brief 4 min Read

Fast Company/Harris Poll: New Year Blues Affect Third of Americans

Winter weather and returning to work are cited as the most common reasons for seasonal depression.

Most people would be happy to never shake your hand again

Brief 5 min Read

Most Americans Want to Continue COVID-Era Customs After COVID Ends

Most people would be happy to never shake hands again

Brief 3 min Read

Pandemic Fashion Hits Home

Bedroom casual is the new business casual.

More than half of workers have binge-watched TV during work hours

'I can't handle it anymore': COVID fatigue is winning at the worst possible moment

Brief 4 min Read

Americans Show Signs of COVID-19 Fatigue

We asked Americans if they're still proud to be Americans. Here's what they said

The ugly truth about tipping waitstaff during Covid-19

Brief 2 min Read

Fast Company and The Harris Poll Announce Partnership for Exclusive Polling

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