The Online Gig Economy’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

When the whole world is fighting for the same jobs, what happens to workers?

By ALANA SEMUELS | The Atlantic

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 7, 2012, people use the Internet at a local cafe in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan wants to install an Internet filtering system capable of blocking 50 million Web pages – and doesn’t mind advertising the fact.

Paulina Porizkova wows in green bikini at age 54: ‘Do you realize that you have the body of an 18-year-old?’

By Erin Donnelly | Yahoo Lifestyle

Believe it or not, but some folks have been giving legendary supermodels like Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford a hard time for showing off their bikinis on social media. Fortunately, the age-shaming trolls haven’t stopped fellow catwalker Paulina Porizkova from living her best bikini life — or her fans from showering the 54-year-old beauty with praise.… Continues

Take a look inside a $3 million doomsday condo that can sustain 75 people for 5 years

By Steve Cameron and Melia Robinson | Business Insider

  • Luxury may not be the first word associated with apocalypse preparation, but amenities like a pool, gym, rock climbing wall, and movie theater make this $3 million doomsday condo more than a survival bunker.

The Unequal Geography of the Gig Economy

Solving rural poverty in Arkansas will take more than odd jobs from smartphone apps.

By SARAH KESSLER | The Atlantic

(The article first appeared in June 2018)

DUMAS, AR – May 15, 2018: A view of Main Street Dumas. Credit: Andrea Morales for The Atlantic

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series about how the gig economy is shaping the future of labor and what that means for workers.… Continues

Melania Trump’s G7 summit style: Every luxury outfit worn by the First Lady

By Sabrina Carder | Yahoo Style UK

Photo: Getty/ Yahoo Style UK]

Melania Trump is known for her lavish wardrobe, especially while attending the annual G7 summit.

In 2017, the First Lady hit headlines for wearing a $51,000 floral-adorned coat by Dolce & Gabbana at the event, at which leaders from seven of the world’s most powerful democracies come together.… Continues