The double-edged sword of “diversity hiring” might damage true equality in the long run.

Tawatdchai Muelae | Dreamstime

Diversity. Inclusion. Equal-opportunity hiring. In the past decade, practically every industry has made a conscious effort to hire employees from more diverse backgrounds.

However, diversity hiring is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s great. It gets people — who in the past would have never been given a…


Wanting to go to therapy is a good enough reason to go, I promise.

Anthony Tran | Unsplash

I was lucky. I did not grow up in a household where therapy was taboo. Mental health issues were never labeled as fake or weak. My parents just wanted me to be happy. If something was wrong that required professional help, I knew they’d support it, no questions asked.

Later…


By considering the stories of these über-successful companies, we can find valuable lessons for anyone considering their own business pivot

Angie Wang

Stewart Butterfield may not be a household name in the way Gates, Jobs, or Zuckenberg are. However, almost everyone in the tech industry has heard of Slack and Flikr. One is a messaging app. The other is a photo-sharing app.

One thing that they have in common—besides being co-founded by…


Sports

Even for those of us who get tired from running to the bus stop

Team Canada

It’s the time of year we turn on our TVs to see 13-years-olds win Olympic golds, sprints that are over before we finish our two-bite brownies, and triple backflips followed by splits that make it look like they have elastic-band bones.

Even for us mere mortals who get tired from…


Putting into perspective extreme wealth inequalities, and Amazon’s economic impact

Joe Raedle | Getty Images

Most of us are not strangers to the affronted Mid-life crisis. The stereotypes of middle-aged men buying fast cars they cannot afford and pursuing young pretty women they don’t even want, don’t stray too far from reality.

And now it appears that there is a new midlife crisis trend for…


Biles’ candid talk about mental health is the inspiration we needed during these Olympic games

Simone Biles Tokyo 2020 | Getty Images

It is no surprise that Simone Biles is stealing headlines at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Arguably the Greatest of All Time, the four-time Olympic goal medallist and defending all-around gymnast was one of the faces of this year's Olympics game.

By Day 2 of the games, she rewrote the record…


There is a thin line between empowering and derogatory

Brooke Lark | Unsplash

I am all for empowering and highlighting successful women and female leaders. However, there is a difference between celebrating the success that these women have achieved, and downplaying their accomplishments with cutesy names.

Leadership roles come with coveted titles. People WANT to be the “boss”. They DREAM of the “CEO”…


“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is an even bigger power move than you think

Fearless (Taylor’s version)

Taylor Swift stuck a big fat middle finger up at her haters. Except this time, instead of writing a single song, she released an entire album.

And the album is called “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

That’s right. The same “Fearless” that topped the charts in 2008 — “Love Story”, “You Belong…


Misogyny, racism, and murder cannot be excused by “having a bad day”

Deputy Sheriff Jay Baker | Newsweek

There is no doubt that we live in a world where victim-blaming is commonplace. The victims are then targets of sexist, racist, misogynist, or xenophobic abuse. There are some acts so cruel, so violent, so unprovoked that no one can argue where the blame should lie. …


My Personal Letter to the World as an Asian Woman

SOPA | Alamy

Dear World,

Congratulations. So I guess we are finally talking about anti-Asian racism. After so many years of ignorance, congrats on finally deciding to acknowledge Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) xenophobia as a prevalent societal issue.

I’m angry and annoyed that society has been turning a blind eye to the rise of…

Jessica Lim

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