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Coffee Break: The Women of Dovetail Workwear

In Coffee Break, we catch people who inspire us during a rare break in their busy day for a virtual coffee date. We chat about what drives their personal and professional passions, how they get reenergized at home, and what they’re currently obsessing over.  As owners of a Portland, Oregon landscaping company, Kate Day and Kyle Begley had no problem getting messy. Finding the right clothes to do it in was another story. In an industry traditionally dominated by men, they struggled to find durable, high-quality work apparel that actually fit women (and wasn’t covered in flowers). Their search for the perfect pair of work pants started in earnest when they found an apparel industry veteran in client Sara Deluca. The three entrepreneurs got to work designing, field testing, and producing their first work pant: a slim-fit jean appropriately named the Maven. Today, Dovetail Workwear outfits working women for all kinds of non-traditional work, from handywomen and construction workers to artists and firefighters. We caught up with Kyle and Sara as they were preparing for …

The United States of Waiting

Americans spend over 37 billion hours a year waiting in line. It’s no surprise that Black Friday and other holiday sales account for a hefty chunk of those hours, but we were curious to see what motivates people to stand (or hire someone else to stand) in line. So we dug into the thousands of waiting in line tasks done by Taskers in the past four years to see what exactly is worth the wait. When do we wait? It’s no surprise the most popular day for waiting in line tasks during the holidays is Saturday, closely followed by Friday. Surprise surprise, one wants is waiting in line on Mondays. How long do we wait? In 2 hours, the length of the average waiting in line task, you could watch five Friends episodes, run a half marathon, or drive halfway from New York to Boston. It’s holiday time in the city New Yorkers are the kings and queens of waiting in line over the holidays thanks to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, holiday sales, skating rink lines, and …