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Zack Rosebrugh

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Metals.com scam

Fashion forward

Amazon attrition

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Reshaping society

Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

The future of finance

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco

Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco

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  • San Francisco builds 1 housing unit for 4 jobs created.

    And the absurdity of it all is that the people whose job really needs to be done onsite are the ones who, being paid the least, can least afford to live in / close to the city, leading to unbearable commutes.

    San Franciso is now one of the cities

    San Francisco builds 1 housing unit for 4 jobs created.

    And the absurdity of it all is that the people whose job really needs to be done onsite are the ones who, being paid the least, can least afford to live in / close to the city, leading to unbearable commutes.

    San Franciso is now one of the cities with the largest number of “super commuters” in the world.

    Decades of poor urban planning and absurd behavior by tech firms insisting on hiring everyone locally is leading to this. It’s time to change!

    Various surveys show that 30% of Bay Area residents would be willing to move out if offered to keep their job and pay.

    We pride ourselves about being innovators who make the world a better place. Surely we can do the right thing and start our employees to “de-locate” to other parts of California or the US and work remotely?

  • I'm here on vacation and all these prices are a nightmare. I appreciate NYC prices more and more now.

  • Lyft, Uber, Pinterest and Slack are all mega companies which are going to IPO this year—and they’re all based in SF. Cash outs from founders, VCs and early employees, are going to flood even more money into SF.

  • Time to live on a boat in the Bay. I hear it’s cheaper.

  • There is no way out of this mess without a massive amount of new home construction—and by home, I mean high-rise condos and high-rise apartments. We need density, more transit, and it can’t just be focused in San Francisco.