Newsweek 10/29/2021

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the archives

1994 “When it came to flying the shuttle—the most complicated vehicle ever built, with more than 800 control switches, 2,600 cargo items, 83 scientific experiments and a satellite on board—the old man had a lot to learn,” Newsweek reported as 77-year-old John Glenn trained at the Johnson Space Center for his final mission to space as the subject of experiments regarding age. The record for oldest person ever to travel to space was broken in July on a Blue origin flight by 82-year-old female aviator Wally Funk and then again in mid-October by 90-year-old William Shatner of Star Trek fame. 1966 “Johnson’s Asian trip marks far more than a ceremonious personal triumph,” Newsweek said of Lyndon Johnson’s first trip abroad as President. Recently, Vice President Kamala Harris toured Southeast Asia hoping to re-engage…

taking back

President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House to expand the areas of three national monuments on October 8. The Biden administration restored the areas of two Utah parks with lands held sacred by several Native American tribes—Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—as well as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the New England coast. Former President Donald Trump opened them to mining, drilling and development.…

the long road ahead

THE LAST AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE LEFT Afghanistan. The news cameras have turned to other ssues around the world. But for the roughly 38 million Afghans who remain, and the 130,000 or so who managed to leave, the war is far from over. Omaid Sharifi is president of ArtLords, a grassroots art movement based in Afghanistan. He was evacuated with his family to Abu Dhabi, where he has spent the last month in a refugee camp, awaiting resettlement to the United States. “From the life I’ve lived for 34 years,” he says. “I could only get one T-shirt, a pair of trousers and my laptop. I lost everything else in this chaos.” Unfortunately, Sharifi’s case is far from unique. “Refugees are people that have been forcibly uprooted from their homes and have had to…

talking points

“They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning.”—SUPERMAN ACTOR DEAN CAIN ON DC COMICS MAKING THE NEW SUPERMAN BISEXUAL“A FAMILIAR PATTERN THAT WE’VE SEEN OF PUTTING POLITICS AHEAD OF HEALTH.”—WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JEN PSAKI ON TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT’S ORDER BANNING VACCINE MANDATES“It’s because of [my father] that I met my first Black person. Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?”—KIM KARDASHIAN“You can’t ever go outside, you don’t know how long this is going to last, bad things can happen any moment, and you don’t have any other company.”—ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD ON WHY THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS LIKE LOCKDOWN“FROM DAY ONE, HE’S BEEN A USED CAR SALESMAN.”—Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson on ousted Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden“We not…

navigating your career in an upside-down world

FOR ALMOST EVERY PROFESSIONAL, life turned upside down during the pandemic. Whether you experienced job loss or a sudden shift to work-from-home, you likely had to deal with radically changed circumstances. Many of those changes persist to this day. For career expert Lindsey Pollak, whose keynote speaking business suddenly evaporated, “it was terrifying and frustrating.” In response, she sought clarity by creating a roadmap for herself and others in the form of a new book titled Recalculating (Harper Business), a guide for navigating your career during times of great change. In a recent conversation on my weekly Newsweek interview show Better (Thursdays 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT), I asked Pollak to reflect on her key learnings. (She also wrote a piece for Newsweek about how recent graduates can adapt to the…

100 companies that you would sell your soul to work for

WELCOME TO NEWSWEEK’S FIRST MOST Loved Workplaces rankings. The collection of 100 small, medium and large companies on the pages that follow come at a crucial time for employees and their bosses alike. COVID-19 has turned the work world upside down—and the relationship between employees and their employers has never been more fraught. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 11.5 million workers quit their jobs in the second quarter alone. (Are you keeping your employees happy? You'd better be.) There are other lists out there that rank good companies, to be sure. But we believe our rankings, produced in partnership with the Best Practice Institute, are different and dig deeper. We’re doing more than just counting how many benefits employers provide—a solid 401(k) plan, medical benefits, paid time off and…