When You Say There’s a Limited Pool of Black Talent, Here’s What You’re Revealing About Yourself


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A few weeks ago, Charlie Scharf joined a list of executives who have revealed made it clear to their companies — and the public — that they have more work to do on their diversity and inclusion journey. The Wells Fargo CEO shared his views on the lack of representation at the bank, citing that there was “a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from.” Scharf later issued an apology after swift media backlash, stating that it was “an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias.”  

Scharf is not the only executive to believe this to be true. “There just aren’t enough Black candidates.” “It’s not our organization’s issue, it’s clearly a pipeline issue.” “Look, I’m all for diverse talent, as long as they are good.” The underlying assumption being that we

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The Science Behind Why Only One Nostril Clogs When You’re Sick

From Men’s Health

Being stuffed up sucks. Ever wonder why it seems like one nostril feels way more clogged than the other? It’s not just your imagination: There’s a scientific reason behind it.

Credit a physiological response called the nasal cycle, a process where your nostrils take turns sucking in more air, says Rachel Roditi, M.D., a surgeon in the division of otolaryngology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Here’s why your nostrils play tag team—and what you can do when one side’s all jammed up.

Why One Nostril Gets More Congested

Structures in both sides of your nose called inferior turbinates are responsible for warming and humidifying air before it reaches your lungs, says Dr. Roditi. This protects your lungs by reducing dryness and irritation.

That process is a lot of work. So your nose funnels its resources more to one side than the other to make the process more

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Top 5 ways you’re wasting money on tech each year

As anyone who loves tech can tell you, owning all the latest gadgets isn’t cheap. To stay on the cutting edge, you can easily blow through several paychecks on new equipment each year. This barely leaves any room for bills and essentials.

It’s not just the cost of gadgets that stack up fast. Unless you look closely at every product or service you’re interested in, you might end up paying for more than you need. Tap or click here to see the best ways to slash your monthly subscription costs.

If you’re a tech lover and want to ease up on the spending, here are some of the best ways to get what you want without breaking the bank.

1. Buy refurbished and save

Everyone wants the hot new phone, but not all of us have the funds to get it. Even older models can be expensive if you buy

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Anxious if smartphone not near? You’re not alone

Emma Scott Moran The Columbus Dispatch USA Today Network
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A study of young adults in Portugal has found that the sense of anxiety and fear some experience when they cannot access their smartphone could be linked to general feelings of isolation and inadequacy.

Ana-Paula Correia, an associate professor at Ohio State University and co-author of the study, said she began researching the topic in 2014 as a professor at Iowa State University. She said that she and her students noticed the number of young adults using their smartphone beyond its initial purpose, which was talking on a phone using a mobile network.

“We were intrigued by that, and we wanted to make some kind of measure to indicate that people are actually stressed when they are not with their smartphone close by or in a situation where it can’t work,” said Correia, who works in Ohio

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