Flexibility isn’t always free

🧠 And why you should eat brains

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Every week, we handpick the best links to help you navigate the quirks of working on the internet and living across borders.


Shopify’s COO made headlines in 2023 when he called all of his meetings “a bug” and proceeded to cancel all of his with more than two people. Asana and Slack followed suit, both implementing their versions of a “meeting doomsday.” Yet the jury’s still out on whether fewer meetings actually does make us more productive…

Cloey Callahan for WorkLife

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The gender pay gap is a long-observed phenomenon in workplaces worldwide, and researchers finally have enough data to analyze the role of gender in remote work specifically. Is it the “great leveler” as some claim, or do female remote workers face additional trade-offs?

Josie Fox for Forbes


One of them was certain she had to leave New York. The other wasn’t so keen, but ultimately chose the person over the place. A nomadic husband and a wife deep-dive on what made them decide to hit the road and never feeling like they quite belonged in their countries of origin.

Erin Rackelmen for The Serial Travelist


There have been times when eating a human brain was not only acceptable, but customary—especially at funerals. While this is thankfully no longer a common practice, eating animal brains is. Some in the West may be squeamish, but brains are a normal part of many diets globally. Zombie fodder or cultural delicacy?

Andrew Coletti for Atlas Obscura


It’s affordable, beautiful, and sunny all year round. What’s not to love? The once-quiet fishing outpost of Dahab has become a haven for digital nomads. But in the context of Egypt’s economic crisis, the influx of global citizens is raising concerns about living costs. Will policymakers find a mutually beneficial solution?

Mohamed Alaa for The Guardian

Right beside the Adriatic Sea and close to downtown Zadar lies Croatia’s first digital nomad village, Zadar Valley. Modeled after Silicon Valley, it aims to help startups flourish, provide high-quality coworking spaces, and foster a global tech ecosystem. With stays as cheap as €130 per week, it almost sounds too good to be true…

Total Croatia News

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