beauty

Seeing beauty in the weeds | Opinion

This morning started out like all mornings. Harley, our sweet pitbull/golden mix, was anxious to pull me down the block to do her morning duty. Harley’s tail-wagging, sunny mood matched the warmth of the early springlike February morning. We walked slowly side by side. I don’t drink coffee in the morning but I did drink in the small cup of joy offered up by the tiny varicolored pusley flowers riding the green grass-like froth surfing upon a spent wave ebbing gently back into the ocean. Back home I scrolled my emails and saw a posting on the Nextdoor site. Someone was complaining bitterly about the beauty I’d just admired. The poster railed against the “weeds” that were ruining his lawn. I guess he didn’t notice that his lawn is a clumpy collection of sawgrass and crabgrass. But...

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L’Oreal’s US CEO says beauty is not virtual in a leaked memo revealing why the company is forcing workers to return to the office

  L'Oréal USA, which employs nearly 11,000 people, is calling its employees back to work. The decision stems from a company philosophy that values in-person collaboration and on-site face-time, a leaked memo reveals. "The world of beauty is not a remote or virtual one," said president and CEO of L'Oreal USA Stephane Rinderknech in an internal memo to employees regarding the reopening of the offices, which was viewed by Business Insider. Meanwhile, internal communications and interviews with employees reveal a sense of fear and frustration regarding the mandate to return to the offices. "Being together is a key ingredient to our culture and essential to the success of our business in a creative industry," L'Oréal previously told Business Insider in a statement. "As suc...

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HEALTH

Landmark Health Named a 2020 Best Place to Work in Healthcare

Awarded recognition by Modern Healthcare for the 4th consecutive year Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark), an industry leader of in-home medical care, has been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, by Modern Healthcare for the 4th consecutive year. The award identifies Landmark as an outstanding employer in the healthcare industry nationwide, empowering employees to provide patients with the best possible care. Landmark is among 150 winners for creating a flexible and responsive work environment among a pandemic, as seen on Modern Healthcare’s website. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200805005099/en/ "We celebrate ranking on Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work’ list - t

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Compass Health COO on leading a century-old healthcare org into telemedicine amid a pandemic

Stacey Alles, chief operating officer for Compass Health. (Compass Health Photo) The COVID-19 crisis isn’t the first global pandemic experienced by Compass Health, a nonprofit caring for mental health and substance abuse patients. It’s hard to say how Parkland Lutheran Children’s Home, as it was known at its start, weathered the Spanish flu a century ago. But in its current form, the organization has undergone a tech transformation accelerated by the novel coronavirus. In four weeks, the healthcare provider serving low-income patients in Northwest Washington was able to ramp up a secure telemedicine portal and cloud-based platform and train 500 providers to use it. Compass Health went from providing 550 telehealth services in January to nearly 6,000 in May. Chief Operating Offi...

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HEALTH

Best Buy’s health chief to step down, will remain an advisor as company pursues long-term ambitions

Shoppers at a Best Buy store in New York. Bebeto Matthews | AP An executive who led Best Buy's efforts to expand in health-care and connected devices is stepping down from his role, the retailer confirmed to CNBC on Thursday. Asheesh Saksena, president of Best Buy Health, will leave that post but remain a strategic advisor to CEO Corie Barry, company spokeswoman Carly Charlson said in a statement. As Best Buy looks for a successor, Saksena's team will report to Barry in the interim, she said. Best Buy, known for its tech products and its services such as Geek Squad, has acquired two health tech-related companies in recent years, and its CEO has spoken of bigger ambitions in the field. The two businesses are focused on making it easier and safer for aging adults to live independ...

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