A seat at the table … California just became the first state to require corporations to have women on their boards. The bill, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday, says that publicly held corporations that have their main executive offices in California must have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end 2019, or face a financial penalty. By end of 2021, that required minimum goes up to two women for boards of five directors, and three women for boards with six or more directors. (Moneyish)
Make your own happily (or unhappily) ever after … Seems Netflix is planning to roll out some interactive features on shows, including Black Mirror, that would let viewers choose their own endings. (NY Post)
FOMO is making Millennials go broke … According to a survey by Mobile banking app VaroMoney, 53 percent of Millennials have made purchases they couldn’t really afford or didn’t anticipate making – because of photos and ads they saw on social media. And a survey from consulting group Alliance Life found that 57 percent of Millennials admitted to spending money they didn’t have because of a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) inspired by social media. Whether it’s vacations, experiences like concerts and fancy meals, or material things like designer clothes and jewelry, social media creates impulses and feelings of dissatisfaction in life because the influencers we follow “appear” to have better lives, better experiences, and better things than we do. (Buzz 60)
TOPIC: How Comfortable Is Too Comfortable When Flying?
Flying is uncomfortable. It makes sense to dress comfortably to make sitting in a tiny seat for way too long as enjoyable as possible. But how comfortable is too comfortable? Recently, Cardi B was photographed at New York’s JFK airport in a fluffy bathrobe and slippers. Yep, she was about to board the plane in the comfiest clothes possible -- clothes most of us wouldn’t leave the house in. (Cosmo)