• The Verge's Guide to working from home

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge
    It would be an interesting experiment to go back in time three or four years and inform your earlier self that - guess what? - you're probably going to be working from home soon, and there's a good chance that it may be a permanent change.
    Since the pandemic lockdowns of early 2020, many people have remained working from home. In the time since then, people have moved out of commuting distance from their offices or have not yet decided it was comfortable to return to a crowded office - or simply decided they liked working from home. And many...
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  • The uneven energy costs of working from home

    The uneven energy costs of working from home

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge | Photography by Bloomberg / Getty Images
    The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a sneak peek into how working from home changes electricity demand and what that might mean for Americans' utility bills. The picture it's painted so far isn't very pretty, particularly for anyone who's already struggling to meet their needs.
    The transition to remote work is changing our energy system in ways that could worsen racial and economic inequities in the US. Working from home shifts energy costs from employers to workers. That burden is bigger for people who live...
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