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Ellevest just raised $34 million to help women invest strategically

Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-09-19 16:50:54 UTC Investing tailored to women is turning out to be big business. Ellevest, the platform for investing for women, just raised $34 million.  Investing for women sounds like it could be an insulting idea—don’t women understand investing the normal way?—but that’s not what Ellevest is doing. […]

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Women face pay inequality and have no path for advancement at Google, lawsuit claims

Former employees are suing over pay inequality.Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-09-14 21:49:01 UTC Three women who say they faced discrimination in salary and promotions at Google are hoping to turn their experiences into a class-action lawsuit.  A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit against the tech giant on Thursday that alleges that […]

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Patton Oswalt had choice words for an idiot who tweeted that depression ‘isn’t real’

Image: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-09-09 21:30:53 UTC Every Twitter troll needs someone to shut them down. Luckily, one guy who posted a long thread claiming that “depression isn’t real” had J.K. Rowling, Patton Oswalt, and a host of other celebrities to debunk him.  Oswalt, who has publicly discussed his struggles with depression, responded to […]

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UPS, Red Cross test drones to locate people in need of help before a disaster is even over

As historic back-to-back hurricanes pummel the United States and the Caribbean, UPS and the Red Cross are testing out new technology to help.  The package delivery service’s nonprofit foundation is figuring out how to use drones to aid in disaster relief. The new pilot program, which also includes drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, will use tethered […]