Author Archive

Amanda Mull

Ideas

Americans Got Tired of Looking Bad on Zoom

The pandemic’s at-home workers are discovering what internet influencers have long known: If you want to be taken seriously, get good lighting.

Ideas

The End of Open-Plan Everything

Personal space is finally back in style, but re-creating it after two decades of its destruction is hardly a straightforward task.

Ideas

The Problem With Telling Sick Workers to Stay Home

Even with the coronavirus spreading, lax labor laws and little sick leave mean that many people can’t afford to skip work.

Ideas

How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life

Smartphones aren’t the only killers of work-life balance.

CIO Briefing

What 10,000 Steps Will Really Get You

A clever bit of marketing has obscured the more nuanced nature of human well-being.

IT Modernization

There Is Too Much Stuff

The human brain can’t contend with the vastness of online shopping.

CIO Briefing

Workers Love AirPods Because Employers Stole Their Walls

In the open-plan office, wireless headphones are the new cubicles.