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Work
  • City
  • December 29 2015, 5:20 PM
  • New York

How happy are workers at New York City’s “Happy” businesses?

How happy are workers at New York City’s “Happy” businesses?

We talked to employees at a few businesses in New York City with “happy” in the title. It was a little awkward.

  • Question
  • October 23 2015, 12:59 PM

What will people do if they don't have to work for a living?

What will people do if they don't have to work for a living?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts. Today, we asked economists, media theorists and authors to predict what our lives will look like in a post-labor world.

  • City Index
  • October 21 2015, 5:53 PM

How much paid leave do people get in cities around the world?

How much paid leave do people get in cities around the world?

Hopes&Fears gathered information on the paid leave, whether for vacation, state holidays, illness or parental leave, legally guaranteed to workers in cities around the world.

Behind the costumes: Talking with Times Square's 'Hello Kitty', 'Cookie Monster' and 'Mario'
  • Life
  • June 4 2015, 3:07 PM

Behind the costumes: Talking with Times Square's 'Hello Kitty', 'Cookie Monster' and 'Mario'

Over the course of a few days, we talked to several people working in costume and photographed their daily lives behind the masks. The interviews were conducted in Spanish.

  • News
  • March 30 2015, 11:28 AM

Study says, freelancers are people too

Study says, freelancers are people too

A new study from the University of Leicester proposes that the happiness of freelance workers -- contractors, copy editors, coaches, designers and, we assume, writers -- depends on a few key factors.

  • News
  • March 26 2015, 2:01 PM

US workplaces are getting farther away

US workplaces are getting farther away

A new study shows that over the last 15 years, Americans in metro-areas live farther and farther from where they are employed.

  • What Do You Do
  • February 13 2015, 7:21 PM

I'm an art museum
night guard

I'm an art museum
night guard

A museum guard talks night shifts, haunted wings and cultural patrimony, as part of Hopes&Fears' anonymous interview series.