In-Person Trivia and Last Chance to Vote!

Today is your LAST day to vote Springbot for Best Places to Work! Check your email for the survey and take 5 minutes to fill out. Also, just a reminder that there is in-person trivia this coming Wednesday. Get your team together and sign up here! And here are three other things you should know: 1. Post-pandemic ghost towns. With more and more companies adopting WFH policies, larger cities are feeling the pinch. If there’s no one to buy a $15 Sweetgreen salad and bring it back to their desk to eat all alone, does downtown even exist? A jump in remote/hybrid work post-Covid could threaten central business districts in places like Boston and San Francisco, where office space makes up 70%–80% of downtown real estate, per a new study from the NYT’s Upshot with CoStar. Not all US downtowns are equally vulnerable to a tumbleweed-rolling-across-the-street future. Cities like San Diego and Nashville that have a more balanced makeup of residential, retail, and office space in their central districts could be more resilient coming out of the pandemic. But cities that aren’t as balanced will need to get creative in repurposing office space to avoid widespread vacancies and lower property tax revenue. Retail Brew 2. This is how the robot revolution begins. Grubhub is bringing robots to college campuses. Partnering with Russia-based Yandex, the food delivery company apparently is going to move away from human drivers faster than people thought. Yandex Self-Driving Group, a unit of Yandex, the publicly-traded Russian tech giant, has announced a partnership with food delivery service GrubHub to be its multi-year robotic delivery provider across American college campuses. Yandex hopes to reach over 250 campuses over the course of this partnership, beginning with dozens of robots in the fall, according to a statement from Yandex Self-Driving CEO Dmitry Polishchuk. TC 3. The newest shortage: almonds. Americans love their almond milk, which is too bad because California's drought has plunged the entire country into an almond shortage. There’s a solid chance you’re snacking on almonds while reading this. And there’s a great chance those almonds came from drought-prone California, whose $6B almond industry generates 80% of the world’s supply, per The Wall Street Journal. Outside of almonds, California produces ⅔ of the US’s fruits and nuts and more than ⅓ of its veggies (thanks, Cali). But the state’s current drought is… less than ideal. For starters, California recently survived a different drought, one town has been delivering bottled water to its 1.2k residents for weeks, and meteorologists predict more to come. Like we said, less than ideal -- especially for an acre of almond trees, which can guzzle up 1.3m gallons of water a year. The Hustle

Mind Edit "We’ve got bad news for the desk-sitters out there: All that sedentary time staring at a screen is doing a number on your health...But it’s not actually your back that’s the issue: It’s your hip flexors." Try these hip flexor stretches: Yoga Journal Birthdays Duncan McClellan (Jun. 28)

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