Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Sleep disorders have grown so prevalent since the start of the pandemic, there’s a name for it — “coronasomnia.”That got me wondering, as I yet again tossed and turned for much of the night, if this is going to have long-term consequences for society.Simply put, is this the new normal? Are we now, thanks to the pandemic, a nation of … [Read more...] about Column: Thanks to the pandemic, we now also have ‘an epidemic of sleep deprivation’
A gentle breeze rustles the eucalyptus tree, its dark green foliage quivering under a cloudy Santa Ana sky. At the base of its sturdy trunk, the leaves of a fallen branch bear the scars of hungry insects.A stand of eucalyptuses sways across the road. But this tree, surrounded by a spiky metal fence, isn’t like the others. “AT&T authorized personnel only!” a sign warns.This … [Read more...] about Why do cell towers in L.A. look like fake trees?
The rest of the country might finally be catching up to California when it comes to workers’ right to hop between jobs.The Biden administration asked the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit noncompete agreements nationwide as part of a broad executive order Friday. These agreements, which typically prevent workers from quitting their jobs and going to work for a competitor … [Read more...] about What Biden’s executive order on non-compete agreements means for tech workers
For $15, plus a 75-cent processing fee, Hannah Macintyre is telling me my destiny.“What I’m seeing here with you is this hitting a wall [and] needing to push through, needing to step up,” Macintyre says as she looks over the three tarot cards she’s drawn from her deck: the Page of Fire, Ace of Air and Emperor. “There’s also this information coming in here with these cards about … [Read more...] about The psychics of TikTok, Cameo and Clubhouse are seeing — and making — fortunes
LegalZoom became a publicly traded company Wednesday on the Nasdaq stock exchange, as investors snatched up shares of the Glendale firm founded in 1999 to upend the legal world.The stock debuted at a price of $38 per share just after 9 a.m. Pacific — well above the asking price of $28, rocketing the valuation to over $6 billion in its first moments as a public company.LegalZoom … [Read more...] about The Glendale company that’s wowing Wall Street