Newsweek International 4/16/2021

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the archives

1994 After Kurt Cobain’s tragic suicide at the age of 27, Newsweek wrote that the leader of rock group Nirvana “helped revolutionize what a generation listens to, wears and feels, becoming an idol in the process.” Although “suicides take most of their mysteries with them,” researchers were starting to suggest some answers to the question of why it happens. Today, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. According to one study, depression—which is a risk factor for suicide—has as much as tripled among American adults since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 1964 “Convertible or hardtop, the Mustang is Ford’s bold bid for the youth market of tomorrow,” said Newsweek. This “jaunty, stub-tailed, four-passenger cross between a sports car and a family sedan” entered the market at almost…

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the secret to getting more women in leadership: men

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOMEN’S AND MEN’S EARNINGS IS ON AVERAGE 18 CENTS PER DOLLAR earned, and even more than that for women of color. After years in which women have constituted about half of the college-educated workforce, this significant, unchanging pay gap and the lack of representation of women in the upper echelons of senior management are troubling. In fact, only a surprisingly tiny 7.8 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies were female at the close of 2020. Why is it taking so long to shatter the proverbial glass ceiling once and for all? This is the question asked by Harvard Business School professors Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg in their new book GLASS HALF-BROKEN: SHATTERING THE BARRIERS THAT STILL HOLD WOMEN BACK AT WORK (Harvard Business Review Press,…

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q&a: colleen ammerman and boris groysberg

Why did you focus on this topic now? We met in 2012 when Harvard Business School was commemorating the 50th anniversary of women’s admission to the MBA program. We started collaborating on various research projects and realized that we were amassing more material than could fit into an article or a case. At the same time, the school was deepening its commitment to gender equity which allowed us to launch new efforts like the Gender Initiative, the Women on Boards Executive Education program and an MBA course called How Star Women Succeed. Equal opportunity in the workforce is clearly good for women. Why is it also good for men? Rigid gender roles and expectations are limiting to men, too. Right now, work-life balance and conflict is framed as a “women’s problem,” but men…

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young blood

THE SPANISH FIRM GRIFOLS IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN IN THE U.S. for its efforts to fight COVID-19 by harvesting antibodies from the blood of recovered patients. To acquire the blood plasma it needed for a clinical trial in the fall, Grifols offered $100 per infusion in the U.S., almost double the going rate—and apparently incentive enough for some entrepreneurial college students to deliberately expose themselves to the corona-virus. Brigham Young University in Idaho responded by threatening students with suspension if they were caught intentionally trying to contract COVID-19. The treatment failed clinical trials, Grifols announced in late March. But the Barcelona-based firm has higher ambitions. With its 289 plasma collection centers in the United States alone, it is hoping to extract something far more valuable from the plasma of young volunteers:…

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shop smarter

At NEWSWEEK, WE WANT EVERY DECISION we make to be smart—and we’re guessing that you feel the same. To help our readers shop smarter, market research firm, BrandSpark®, in partnership with Newsweek, has launched its 13th annual Best New Product Awards survey, with thousands of consumers voting on new products across a variety of categories from food and beverage to health and beauty, to household items. ¶ BrandSpark has also launched where shoppers can find great new products and also earn cash back while shopping for these winning products. ¶ The winners of the 2021 Best New Product Awards cover 81 categories. In this list you’ll find terrific products that your fellow consumers say you’ll be happy you chose. → Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief Food & Beverage BAGELS ALDI-Exclusive…

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tiktok’s gray wave

TIKTOK IS WHERE NEW GEN Z ENTERTAIN- ment stars are minted. Ambitious young people like 20-year Addison Rae and 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio have been able to amass huge audiences on the social media platform (D’Amelio’s tops 100 million) by dancing, singing, lip-syncing, pulling pranks, performing skits and whatever else they can think of in short videos, most of which last between 15 seconds and a minute. Overwhelmingly, it’s a place for kids.“Most social media is youth-oriented,” says TikTok star Stephen Austin. But maybe not just kids anymore. Austin, for instance is 82 years old and is known to his 1.4 million TikTok fans as “Old Man Steve” While not quite in D’Amelio and Rae’s league (yet anyway) Austin and several other elder social media stars have developed big TikTok followings over the…