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

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 stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily | Inc.com

Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if you're coming home complaining to your spouse about work almost daily, and you're beginning to feel physical symptoms of …

The Workplace

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

Coca-Cola Just Made a Major Announcement That Will Change Your View of the Brand (for the Worse, Perhaps) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Coca-Cola slipped on its Levi's and gazed out of the window at the cool kids.<p>Coke used to be cool once.<p>Now, the lines are showing and they're not from laughter.<p>Somehow, Coke doesn't quite have …

Coca-Cola

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.<p>Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.<p>He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his …

Cryptocurrency markets are tanking after news of shutdown in South Korea

The market for digital coins was under intense pressure Thursday morning amid reports that South Korea has a bill in the works to ban cryptocurrency trading.<p>"South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the ministry is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges," …

Cryptocurrency

Seeking consent before sex? There's a blockchain-based app for that

So you’ve enjoyed a lovely date; you’re sharing a cab home; things are going great. You suggest a nightcap and your companion agrees. There’s magic in the air, the sexual tension is at boiling point, and you’re both all set to do the deed. What better way to kill the vibe than to whip out an app on …

Almost time to butt out on Winnipeg patios

Smoking on patios is another step closer to being a thing of the past.<p>The city’s Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Smokers pan patio ban pitch

A proposed cigarette and vape ban for Winnipeg restaurant patios is being called discriminatory by some local smokers.<p>Winnipeg is the last major …

City Politics

Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

Part 3: Former employees and contractors have detailed irregularities in the clinical experiments that underpin Philip Morris International's application to the FDA for approval of its iQOS smoking device. The agency is expected to decide by next year on whether the tobacco giant can sell its new …

Philip Morris

Content Marketing Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

The digital media marketing landscape is always changing.It’s the reason that we’re always researching the latest strategies, trying to figure out …

Marketing

Snap finally got some good news about its users

Sarah Buck, 23, recruiter for messaging app Snapchat, talks to job seekers at a booth at TechFair LA. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Snap Inc. has had a tumultuous few months since its IPO back in March. The company's latest quarterly earnings report showed that daily active user (DAU) growth for its …

Combustible cigarettes kill millions a year. Can Big Tobacco save them?

BESIDE a serene lake in Switzerland sits a modern glass building called the Cube. Wide-leafed tobacco plants grow in the lobby. In one room machines …

Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It's Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Mil Schooley, an 18-year-old student in Denver says most of her friends have a JUUL — an e-cigarette that can vanish into a closed fist. When asked roughly how many, she stumbles a bit. "I wanna say like 50 or 60 percent? I don't know. Maybe it's just the people I know. All my friends in college …

Public Health

This Group Of People Have Benefitted Most From The UK Smoking Ban

And it isn't smokers... 🚬<p>A decade since the UK public smoking ban was introduced, researchers have been finding out who has benefitted most from the …

E-cig explodes in Hawaiian man's mouth, knocks out man's teeth

A Hawaiian man is in need of dental work after having a electronic cigarette explode in his mouth on Sunday while he was taking a puff, KGMB-TV …

7 Ways to Build Hype Months Before Your Business Launches

Have you heard about that new company? I don't know exactly what it is, but it's going to be amazing!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been prepping for months -- maybe even years -- and your new business is finally starting to take shape. Chances are, you're …

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

When I first became a manager — an unexpected promotion soon after taking a new job — I found myself feeling awkward about the fact that I had been elevated above my peers. Still, my team was in the middle of a complex first-time project, so I wanted to impress my boss with my handling of it. My …

What the Russian Facebook Ads Reveal

A Kremlin-linked firm spent $100,000 on Facebook ads exploiting what it saw as America’s weakest point—its diversity.<p>The news that Facebook ran tens of thousands of dollars worth of ads from a Putin-linked Russian troll farm is the latest evidence that the Kremlin has proved adept at turning those …

Social Media

‘We only kill black people,’ a cop told a woman — on camera. Now he’ll lose his job.

The Georgia police officer who was captured on camera telling a woman during a traffic stop that law enforcement personnel “only kill black people” says he’ll retire amid the backlash.<p>Lt. Greg Abbott announced his intent to leave the Cobb County Police Department on Thursday, after his superiors …

Law Enforcement

Things to Think About When Taking Down Statues

Coronation Park lies to the north of old Delhi, in a jumbled neighborhood of residences, highway overpasses, and small businesses. Power lines and cell-phone towers rise on the horizon. Between 1877 and 1911, however, imperial Britain staged several Durbars, or royal celebrations, on the park’s …

Snapchat And Facebook Are Going To Change Television Forever

Steven Levy, the sixty-something journalist who spent over a decade’s worth of his career working as a senior writer for the Wired Magazine, left the organization in 2014 to establish his own media publication. Today, three years since that fateful resignation, Levy has returned to Wired once again …

Social Media

Exclusive: Sequoia Capital is Running a Mentorship Program for Hundreds of Silicon Valley Women

Silicon Valley venture capital firms haven’t exactly been models for gender equality—especially in light of the recent spate of sexual harassment …

10 Business Ideas for Making Extra Money After Work

A steady paycheck is financial stability. Add a second stream of income and you're taking your first step toward wealth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you already earn a steady paycheck and need some extra cash, an evening side job might come in handy. Thanks to the …

That Infamous Google Memo Says Plenty About What's Wrong With Tech and Why It's So Hard to Talk About

James Damore's ideas about gender rested on a foundation of discredited pseudo-science, yet he was successful in a cutting-edge industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>America emerged from the 2016 presidential election a fractured country -- no longer divided …

Apple iPhone event set for September 12th

Apple has set its annual iPhone event for September 12, as reported by The Wall Street Journal and rumored previously. Multiple sources have also told TechCrunch that this is the current date Apple is aiming for. But, as always, it doesn’t announce early in case it needs to shift the date based on …

3 Things You Should Know About the Beliefs that Hold You Back

<i>The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible. The goal is to change your response to them.</i>During a recent …

Fish

Black-clad antifa attack right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.<p>Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around …

Rights & Freedoms