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To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

6 cringeworthy management mistakes that are killing your employees’ motivation

According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there’s a reason some people work harder than others. It’s not because they <i>have</i> to. It’s because they <i>want</i> to.<p>As simple as that sounds, creating a workplace where people <i>want</i> to put in the extra mile, as many business owners will tell you, is rather …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Long-lost da Vinci painting fetches $450.3 million, an auction record for art

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “Saviour of the World,” sold for $450,312,500 Wednesday at auction, Christie’s said. The price, which includes a buyer’s premium, makes it “the most expensive painting ever sold at auction,” the auction house said in a statement.<p>The previous record for the most …

Fine Art

Arquitectural photography (III): How to work with Modern buildings

Architectural photography (III): How to work with Modern buildings<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>November 10, 2017 By Sara Rodriguez …

Landscape Photography

Winning design revealed for new library at London's brutalist Thamesmead estate

Architecture studio Bisset Adams has won a competition to design a lakeside library and community centre in southeast London, as part of a major …

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

grumpy

This Dungeons and Dragons campaign has been running for 35 years

Robert Wardhaugh of London Ontario was 14 when he started a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Thirty five years later, he's dungeonmastering the same …

Board Games

The 14 worst movie endings of all time

Making a good movie is one thing. Sticking the landing is another.<p>In the age of long franchises, movies never seem to know how to <i>end</i>. There's always a new "Iron Man" movie around the corner and a new Infinity Stone to capture, so why bother wrapping up plot points?<p>Too many movies nowadays are …

This Japanese Photographer Specializes In Shooting Ninja Cats, And The Result Is Too Purrfect

Turns out, cats know more martial arts than ninjutsu. Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has decided to dedicate a fair portion of his time to …

Martial Arts

There’s a lot to not hate about the Google Pixelbook—except its price

Earlier in October, Google unveiled a litany of new gadgets that were intended to draw a line in the sand refuting perceptions that it couldn’t make hardware as impressive as anyone else. But after a few reviews, the software giant may want to back off that idea.<p>Last week, Quartz reviewed Google’s …

Apps

Windows Shortcuts That Will Make You More Productive

Hey Windows users, here are some key combinations that will save you tons of time.<p>If you're a Windows user, you're in luck. We've uncovered a number of quick, easy and efficient shortcuts that, with just a few quick clicks on the keyboard, will save you time.<p>Whether it's a simple Shift + Delete to …

Tutorials

The director of 'Thor: Ragnarok' says the movie is so unconventional Mark Ruffalo joked they'd both get fired

"Thor: Ragnarok" has huge fight scenes (led by the bulging biceps of its lead Chris Hemsworth), and CGI-fueled destruction from the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) — all things we've become accustomed to from Marvel movies — but it also has hilarious deadpan humor, and an improvisational feel that's a …

Marvel Universe

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

Lasting happiness is something you make for yourself.<p>We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads …

Instagram’s new Superzoom feature is the best creative tool since the Boomerang

Dramatic Chipmunk as a service<p>A decade ago, a five-second clip of a prairie dog went viral. “Dramatic Chipmunk,” as it was erroneously titled, captivated the internet — and dramatic zooms have featured in popular culture ever since. And while you’ve long been able to create one by using the manual …

Not even Marvel’s Kevin Feige wants to talk about the Inhumans TV show

Marvel has a whole lot of great shows on television, and a few more on the way thanks to projects like <i>Runaways</i> and <i>The Punisher</i>. But sadly, they’re …

Comics

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez excite fans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like love, hope springs eternal for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fans.<p>A recent report of the young stars hanging out has definitely given rise to hope among many in their strong fan bases that the former couple could get back together.<p>Bieber and Gomez were off-and-on for several years …

Rachel McAdams

The Original Harry Potter Synopsis J.K. Rowling Sent to Publishers Will Make You Sob

All of the publishers that turned down J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter pitches back in the day are probably <i>still</i> kicking themselves 20 years later. The struggling author suffered rejection after rejection (12 publishing houses passed before Bloomsbury accepted, to be exact), but she never gave up on …

Books

The Art of Phrasing: Four Simple Ways to Make Your Leads Sing

When one of my guitar students wants to learn lead guitar, I usually show him/her the minor pentatonic scale first.<p>Once that scale is down in all …

Guitar

Google’s most innovative gadget yet?

It’s 2017. Desktops are pretty much dead. Laptop sales are slowing down incredibly, and tablet sales have seen quite a slump too. What has gained …

Smart Homes

Career Advice: Here’s the best day and time to apply to a job if you want to get an interview

The most painful aspect of job hunting is sending out dozens of applications for positions — only to hear crickets in response. What are you doing …

The real reason Muhammad Ali converted to Islam

Muhammad Ali’s conversion to Islam, in many ways, defined his career and legacy as a fighter with conviction. He went on to become an icon for American Muslims.<p>Just years following his conversion in 1964, he got in a fight that prompted him to write down some reflections on what drew him to the …

Religion

Foo Fighters Blast Off With An Epic Version Of ‘The Pretender’ In An Ancient Greek Acropolis

On November 10, PBS will air the most over-the-top episode of their ongoing series <i>Landmarks Live in Concert</i> yet. Back in July, Foo Fighters landed in Greece where they performed a special one-off show in the confines of the ancient Acropolis in Athens for a once-in-a-lifetime style concert. The …

Music

How to outsmart any multiple-choice test

Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human …

5 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Posting on Social Media

You could be lowering your engagement and traffic without realizing.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media can be one of your most successful marketing channels, but only if you do it right. Just being active on …

Social Media

3 Things You Should Always Leave Out of Your Resume

No one needs to include an objective these days since your objective is the job.<p><i>What points are necessary for a resume? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Megan Dias, Recruiting</b> …

Employment

FBI investigating as many domestic terror cases as ISIS

FBI Director Chris Wray revealed on Wednesday that the bureau has 1,000 investigations open into groups aligned with radical Islamist ideology, and …

Engine Explodes on an Air France Plane, Forcing an Emergency Landing

An Air France flight bound for Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of the jumbo jet’s four engines exploded in midair, passengers said.<p>Passengers aboard the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, described hearing a loud noise …

Air France

Austrian ban on full-face veil in public places comes into force

<b>Legislation banning full-face Muslim veils in public spaces has gone into effect in Austria.</b><p>The government says the law, which says faces must be visible from the hairline to the chin, is about protecting Austrian values.<p>It comes ahead of a general election later this month which could see gains by …