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Why Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is so great.

Miles Davis'<i>Kind of Blue</i>, which was released 50 years ago today, is a nearly unique thing in music or any other creative realm: a huge hit—the …

How to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself' in a Job Interview

<i>This is the most popular blog post of 2014. See the rest of the top 15 here.</i><p>If you have ever been in an interview, then you have undoubtedly had to …

Employment

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Tell Your Whole Story in an Interview

I start job interviews with the same question every time: “Tell me about your path leading up to today. Why is this role the right fit for you now?”<p>What happens next is predictable:<p>“My first job out of college was at an international aid organization…”<p>“I worked for a number of years in publishing …

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Storytelling is perhaps the best way to present information so it's memorable and relatable, and it can make you stand out especially in job …

Job Interviews

If You Want to Raise Prices, Tell a Better Story

Ask a CEO if they want to spend a pile of money on an analysis of their company’s story, and they’ll probably throw you out of their office. But if you tell them that you have a powerful insight that can help them raise the prices on all of their products, they might ask you over to their house for …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

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SlideRule Searches for the Best Online Courses in Any Category

Online classes are a great way to learn new skills. SlideRule makes your search easier by letting you browse and search through over 17,000 online …

Education

Sponsored – Improve Your Figure Drawing with a Free Online Class From Craftsy - The Fox Is Black

Learn how to bring figure studies to life on paper, when you enroll in the online Craftsy class “Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide” for free today. …

How VCs Use Content Marketing to Connect With Communities

“What surprised me most is how willing and open so many business leaders are to share their experiences — how human the stories have been, even when I’m writing about business,” says Ricketts “They’re unguarded when it comes to helping others, especially when it comes to mistakes they’ve made in …

Here's How Maria Popova of Brain Pickings Writes - Copyblogger

Most serious writers and online publishers are relentlessly on the prowl for fresh inspiration to fuel both their creativity and productivity.<p>If you …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

The Five Beats of Successful Storytelling & How They Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Author Philip Pullman wrote, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Whether we’re talking …

Let's Use Logic to Talk About Pit Bulls -- It'll Make Things Better for Everyone

Here's a puzzle I used to give my LSAT students, back when I was helping prepare ambitious would-be lawyers for a lifetime of paying off law school loans:<p>Shark attacks have gone up this summer. So has ice cream consumption. Does that mean that eating ice cream causes shark attacks to go up?<p>Most of …

Animal Abuse

Lifestyle - Mens Health, Career, and Relationship Advice

Scientists have discovered a huge benefit.<p>He'll thank you for these—and then immediately schedule a tee time.<p>The Aurora Station, the "world's first luxury space hotel," orbiting 200 miles above the earth, is looking for guests.<p>And it's for a great cause.<p>Oh wait, you already do that?<p>Because you love …

Lifestyle

Soldier Reunited with the Dog Who Saved His Life | Gimundo: The Brighter Side

July 30th 2010. Kathryn Hawkins.<p>After a dog named Rufus helped fend off a suicide bomber, Sgt. Chris Duke decided to bring him home.<p>While Sgt. Chris …

Regulation

These 16 Dogs Are Heroes. They Are Also Pit Bulls.

<i>This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.</i><p>Virtually every dog relishes a loving scratch behind the ears and some sweet, vocal praise. But dogs identified as pit bulls get a bad reputation and a lot less love. For many human ears, the label "pit bull" connotes a vicious animal …

What Does Maryland Have Against My Dog 'Pork Chop'?

My dog, Pork Chop, began his life at the pound in Prince George's County, Maryland. He and his sister found themselves there when they were only two weeks old. However, they are lucky because they made it out alive; many other "Pit Bulls" there do not, because PG County has Breed-Specific …

Pets

Photo Project Shows That Pit Bulls Aren't Monsters, They're 'Just Dogs'

<i>This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.</i><p>In 2000, when photographer Jenny Persing moved to Seattle from her native Cincinnati, she'd never even met a pit bull. And with people at every turn telling her to be careful, it was hard not to be wary of them. But in 2006 she adopted …

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other's Butts? Here Comes the Science

You know when you see an otherwise cute and perfect dog with his nose just straight up buried in another dog’s behind, and you’re just like<i>,</i> …

American Chemical Society

17 Photos of the Dogs We Need to Save Now

Now why do we kill as many as 3,000 of them per day?<p>The most ubiquitous dog in the US—the dog in whose face we see our collective reflection—is the now the pit bull. Which makes it curious that we as a culture kill as many as three thousand of them per day.<i>Read the full story here.</i>

Pets

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time | Colossal

<p>Nestled in Northeast India next to the Brahmaputra River sits Majuli Island, a giant sandbar that happens to be the largest river island on Earth, …