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Meet The Companies That Make Their Salaries Public – And Say They Are Happier For It

This is Joel. He’s 28, and he earns $218,000 (£153,000) a year. Everyone knows that, because it’s on this public spreadsheet. All the salaries are public at Buffer, the tech startup Joel Gascoigne runs; from his pay as the CEO to that of the lowest-paid worker, Mick, who makes $46,100 (£32,510). Joel Gascoigne has team…

Rio 2016 Olympic Village Food Waste Turned Into Three-Course Dinners By Italian Chef Massimo Bottura

Leftovers from the Olympic Village in Rio are being used to create three-course meals at an “avant-garde soup kitchen” from one of the world’s best chefs. Feeding the athletes over 16 days is expected to produce 12 tonnes of food waste, which was destined to be burned or thrown in the bin. Italian chef Massimo…

National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

Powerful Photo Project Aims To Diversify ‘White-Washed’ Christmas In Britain

At Christmas time we are inundated with images of happy families enjoying the festivities, and chances are they will often be white. But no we’re not talking about snow, we’re talking about race. That’s why a new campaign hopes to tackle the lack of diversity of black and ethnic minority (BAME) families in advertising and…

‘The Recovery Letters’ Gives People With Depression Hope From Those Who’ve Walked In Their Shoes

When you’re in the darkest moments of depression it can be difficult to imagine a day when you’ll feel happy again. But a touching project is allowing people who have survived these feelings to tell others “things will get better”.  The project, titled ‘The Recovery Letters’, allows people who are recovering from depression help those…

This Tiny Earpiece Can Let You Understand Another Language In Real-Time

Not understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community. While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation. Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language…

Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ Wins Mercury Music Prize 2016, And He’s Using His Prize Money To Give Back

Skepta has revealed how he plans to use his Mercury Prize money to help the disadvantaged. In Thursday (15 September) night’s ceremony, a panel of musicians and industry experts chose Sketpa’s ‘Konnichiwa’ as the album most worthy of the £25,000 prize, ahead of recent releases from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and eventual runner-up David Bowie….

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