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We asked 750 hiring managers what makes a great job candidate — and almost all of them are looking for the same person

And don't worry, these are traits that anyone in any profession or industry can have.<p>Results from the survey told us that nine in ten (88%) hiring decision makers agree that an informed candidate is a quality candidate. Because they know more and self-select for the positions that are right for …

Employment

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positively. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

Understanding Machine Learning

Learn how you can modernize your data warehouse with Apache Hadoop. View an on-demand webinar now. Brought to you in partnership with …

The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic.<p>Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns …

Social Media

The brains behind the ‘Aha!’ moment

Researchers at UCL have discovered what happens in our brains when we start connecting the dots<p>When you first move to London it’s very common to quickly gain very detailed, even intimate knowledge of two or three locales, but not know how they are connected geographically.<p>It’s not until there’s a …

11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small the Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>"There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world," former astronomer Carl Sagan has said. "To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with …

Astronomy

5 habits of effective data-driven organizations

A senior banker – let’s call him Jack — was on a conference call attempting to close out an acquisition. The stakes were high. It was a multibillion-dollar deal and the negotiation of the final price hinged on the measurement of the target’s EBITDA, the Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, …

Big Data

Big Data Visualization and Dashboards for Amazon Redshift Just Got Even Easier and More Powerful, Starting

The locomotive-like momentum of cloud BI continues to accelerate with the latest release of TIBCO Spotfire for AWS, optimized for Amazon Redshift, …

Puzzling Layer of 'Stiff' Rock May Lurk Deep Inside Earth

A new layer of stiff rock may unexpectedly exist deep inside Earth, researchers say.<p>This layer may explain why slabs of Earth's tectonic plates, …

Former JetBlue pilot who had midair meltdown sues airline for letting him fly

Clayton Osbon files $14.9m suit saying JetBlue made no effort ‘to ensure that he was fit’ for work despite warning signs exactly three years ago<p>A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9m, saying it …

Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (Gallery)

<i>The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) contributed these images to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>Researchers are on the verge of …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

This list of 20 self-help books is broken down into subjects ranging from dating to business. Find out how each can help you become a stronger person!

What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision – and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark matter behaves.<p>The findings, published in the …

Dark Matter

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

This app lets you send emoji your friends can feel

Mobile devices have made the world a much smaller place, and one app is making it possible for iPhones to send tactile thoughts to friends thousands …

OfficeSuite Pro + PDF app review: works with many formats

Introduction<p>Easily view, edit, and create Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and convert to/from PDF, all with the most feature-rich office solution …

Apps

Hidden iPhone storage hogs: a quick guide to managing IM apps

If you struggle to manage space on your iPhone, you might constantly watch your photo count on the camera roll, or be wary of books, movies, or TV …

Apps