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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Blackberry stock soared 29% yesterday after Reuters reported that Samsung was considering buying the company.</b> But after Blackberry denied the report, the stock was down 15% after hours.<p><b>2. Facebook has launched its "Facebook At Work" service.</b> Some companies are testing out the service that lets …

Finding Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Whether you call it happiness, job satisfaction, or engagement, it's shockingly rare in the workplace. Only 48 percent of employees in the US report being satisfied with their job.<p>This dissatisfaction with work is more than an unfortunate truth--it's a quiet crisis in our economy. Employee stress …

The Workplace

Don't dread internship: 5 truths from a first-year intern

315 Shares<p>I admittedly spent a good portion of the fourth year of medical school dreading internship. A year where I was expected to suddenly be a …

Top 6 Ways to gain experience before your first job

One of the toughest aspects of starting a career is when employers turn you down because you don’t have enough work experience (even an entry-level …

The Importance of Building Relationships With Professors

<i>This blog post was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Courtney Brownsworth from Iowa State University.</i><p>Tis' the season for finals and internship applications. The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) …

5 Common Mistakes Guaranteed to Screw Up Your PR Strategy

Most pitches will fail, regardless of how well you craft them. But one of the best ways to get your email dumped straight into the trash bin is to send journalists what looks like a copy of your latest memoirs.<p>According to a recent survey by MuckRack, 59 percent of journalists want pitches to come …

U.S. Teens Are Deserting Facebook Faster Than Ever

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7 Apps All College Students Need

<b>by Megan Shuffleton</b><p>By now you may have started working on that seemingly never-ending checklist for college. You got your bed risers, your mini fridge and your own personal fan—everything to perfect your new dorm room. But there’s still more to do to prepare for school in the fall, and you won’t …

Here's What A Bunch Of College Students Really Think About Yik Yak, An Anonymous Gossip App

It all started in high schools around the Northeast, where it was sporadically banned as it provoked bullying within campus hallways.<p>We have written a bunch about Yik Yak in the past, always focusing on how popular it is at colleges and high schools because of the fact that when you post on the …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

5 best ways to get your brand noticed in 2015

It is important to properly allocate resources for a cross-channel strategy that aligns with your overall business objectives. Every solid PR plan starts with a cohesive strategy. To ring in the new year, here are the top five key ideas to consider when creating a proactive digital communications …

Public Relations

10 Ways We Come Up With 15+ Blog Post Ideas Each Week

If you’re having trouble generating blog ideas, these ten tactics that we use will ensure that you never run out.<p>Every so often, I’ll get an email …

Marketing

6 Simple Ways To Be Much Happier Than You Already Are

Want to be happier? I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: Research shows that approximately 33-50% of your level of happiness is …

Happiness

Facebook Messenger gets the slickest read receipts in town

Read receipts. They’re the first thing I turn off when I get a new messaging app or iOS device. But Facebook is doubling down on read receipts in the new Facebook Messenger, which has new, blisteringly fast notifications showing you exactly what’s going on with your message after you send …

Orkut, we hardly knew ye: 10 tech products we lost in 2014

Every year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to …

Top 5 laptops of 2014

Laptops are facing a lot of competition from tablets and even large smartphones, but they’re still the mainstay device for getting work done. Here are the best of 2014.<p><b>13-inch MacBook Air</b><p>The MacBook Air hasn’t changed much over the past few years, but that’s a testament to its design, which was …