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6 Things You Shouldn't Include in Your Cover Letter

Though your resume will no doubt help determine whether you're called in for a given job interview, your cover letter will play an equally important role in dictating whether you reach the next step of the application process. That's why it's crucial to get that letter just right, and that includes …

Employment

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Employment

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Frankfurt Motor Show

Guillermo del Toro Picks 11 Criterion Collection Movies You Need to See

Del Toro recommends classics from the Coen brothers, Jean Cocteau, and Alfred Hitchcock.<p>Guillermo del Toro may be one of the world’s most beloved …

Filmmaking

11 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Okay, you’ve wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or …

Employment

Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Paris' Musee d'Orsay

Make the Most of Your Visit<p>The Musee d'Orsay is, hands-down, one of the world's richest and most exciting museums. Its permanent collection houses …

France

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

The Enthralling, Anxious World of Vladimir Nabokov’s Dreams

Dreams are boring. On the list of tedious conversation topics, they fall somewhere between the five-day forecast and golf. As for writing about them, even Henry James, who’s seldom accused of playing to the cheap seats, had a rule: “Tell a dream, lose a reader.” I can remember when I accepted that …

Literature

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill listings for your dream job, giving you …

Careers

From The Archives: The Clash Talks 'Sandinista!'

Feb. 7, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of International Clash Day. What started off as a tribute to The Clash's catalog for a few hours in 2013 by KEXP's John Richards has grown into something of an international affair. San Francisco, Austin, Texas and Washington D.C. recognize the day and …

Working-class

Employers are getting smarter about hiring older workers

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Employers tend to get a bad rap — often deservedly — for their attitudes about hiring, …

Human Resources

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

Quantum Mechanics

Write a Résumé that Stands Out

It tells your story, shares the skills you have acquired, and highlights your professional accomplishments. It is vital to helping you to progress in …

Employment

Gift Your Sweetheart a Stay on This All-Inclusive Private Island (That's Basically Heaven on Earth)

What says romance better than a surprise getaway? A surprise getaway to <i>this</i> Caribbean dream spot on a private island surrounded by gem-colored …

Outdoors

"The Day The Music Died" - Feb 3rd, 1959

Fifty-nine years ago, on February 3rd, 1959, three of the country's rising rock stars, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" …

Buddy Holly

The Only Thing the Nunes Memo Proves Is That It Was Massively Overhyped

Trump miscalculated, badly, by advocating to #ReleaseTheMemo. Will it backfire?<p>The much-anticipated Nunes memo, released Friday after weeks of feverish build-up on the far-right, appears to be a dud. The declassified report accuses a group of current and former Justice Department and F.B.I. …

Donald Trump

The Full Text of the Nunes Memo

On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released the controversial document, which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI.<p><i>On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee, which is chaired by Republican Representative Devin Nunes, released a four-page memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI.</i> …

Perkins Coie

Humane Society keeps CEO after sexual harassment complaints, prompting seven board members to resign

The Humane Society of the United States voted Thursday to keep chief executive Wayne Pacelle in his job after an internal investigation identified three complaints of sexual harassment against him. Seven board members resigned in protest immediately after the decision.<p>The move to keep Pacelle at …

Internal Revenue Service

Way Too Close: Proximity Jumper Freaks Us Out

Josh Nicholls doesn’t jump with a wingsuit. He flies horrifically close to hazards, narrowly escaping every time. If you make it through without …

Extreme Sports

Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House

Under new management, the labyrinthine mansion is giving up more of its closely guarded secrets.<p>When Walter Magnuson arrived at San Jose’s Winchester …

Theodore Roosevelt

Deepak Chopra’s tips on how to combat stress at work

Of the great medical mysteries remaining to be solved, the greatest doesn’t center on a single disease like cancer. The greatest mystery is how we heal. The healing response is vastly complex because it involves every system in the body, including the brain. The immune system fights on the front …

Spirituality

How Eric Roberts Went Big, Crashed Hard, and Became the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood

After a string of breakout roles in the late 1970s and early 80s, Eric Roberts seemed poised to become a bankable Hollywood leading man. That didn’t quite work out. Roberts discusses his battles with drug addiction, repairing his relationship with his kid sister, Julia Roberts, his long comeback, …

8 Easy-To-Miss Signs Of ADHD, According To Experts

When you think of someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you may picture a rambunctious child in a classroom. But there are many …

Psychology

Trump's view that ice caps 'setting records' baffles scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists puzzled on Monday over U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming.<p>Trump cast doubt on mainstream scientific findings about climate change in an …

Donald Trump

OMG, I Want This House: Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix (Photos)

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.<p>It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to live in a house …

Architecture

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music crowdsources public radio stations across the country for the songs they just can't get enough of. That could be a new release, a pick from their local scene, or a late-to-the-party discovery.<p>This month, their selections include a new single from indie giants MGMT, an update …

Radio Industry

Nobody Alive Has Ever Met The People On This Island

The Sentinelese tribe have remained on their North Sentinel Island, almost completely uncontacted for almost 60,000 years. Anyone who has tried to …

Andaman and Nicobar

Kiribati: ferry carrying 50 people missing for seven days

International search launched for boat that was only recently reported overdue after setting out on 18 January with propeller shaft problems<p>A ferry carrying an estimated 50 people is missing in Kiribati, prompting an international search involving New Zealand and Fiji authorities.<p>The MV Butiraoi, …

Rowing

Rokblok, A Small Wireless Record Player That Plays Music When Placed on Top of a Record

Pink Donut has created the RokBlok, a small wireless record player that instantly plays music when you place it on top of a vinyl record. The RokBlok …

Music Industry