Friday, July 27, 2018

Here Come the Dog Days

This week, millennials say “buh buy” to work, Facebook gets worked and that $27 you spent on a bottle of Gwyneth Paltrow’s “… protective mist designed to shield you from negative energy and safeguard your aura” probably isn’t working. Luckily, Michael Scott and some partyin’ pups are here for the nightshift. 
  • Beats the Break Room: While the LCWA office is far more functional than the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin (trust us), starting today Replay Lincoln Park is hosting a “The Office”- themed pop-up bar. Replay says there will be “… themed drinks, photo ops, and hidden Easter eggs to find.”
  • Network Disconnect: The Cambridge Analytica scandal (among others) appears to be catching up to Facebook’s bottom line. With executives warning that profit margins will decrease for years due to costs infringed by improving privacy and implementing other safeguards, shares lost as much as 25 percent of their value this week.
  • Goop-Oops: From bee-sting therapy and lymph flow-slowing brushes, to salt shampoo and $80 rose quartz water to give you “positive energy,” Gwyneth Paltrow’s often criticized – and extremely profitable – wellness company Goop has hired a fact-checker after its products’ health claims continue to be denounced as modern-day snake oil.
  • Raise the WOOF: Help your “Hound Dog” get ready for the weekend with this pooch-packed Spotify playlist, courtesy of Mashable. If your party turns into a “Three Dog Night,” you may be inclined to ask your neighbors “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
  • It was just sooo awkward”: Millennialls (sorry) are at it again! “Ghosting” – an act usually reserved for a bad Tinder date, has now moved into the workplace. From not showing up on the first day of a new job, missing interviews with no notice and even just disappearing from a current role, things are getting spooky – potentially forcing changes in hiring processes.

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