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We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

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Russia has a 'plan B' for Syria that would allow it to 'redefine the international order'

Russia's pattern of airstrikes in Syria indicate that it is preparing a "plan B" should the regime fail to restore a central Syrian state and be forced to retreat to a fragment of government-held territory along the Mediterranean.<p>"A second option [for Russia] is to fall back to the defensible parts …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Seven countries that are surprisingly hard to visit

Others seem entirely uninterested in tourism dollars, making it extremely difficult for foreign visitors to enter.<p>We've found seven countries that make it incredibly difficult to obtain tourist visas.<p>Note that this list is not comprehensive: We've excluded countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria …

Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney and Trump in U.N. address

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama took repeated swipes at Vladimir Putin, Dick Cheney and even Donald Trump, without mentioning them by name, in an address to the United Nations on Monday, holding them up as examples of forces playing off fears and attempting to pull the country and world …

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Samsung Pay goes live in the US

Got one of Samsung's newer smartphones? Most likely, you can use it to make purchases across the US: as promised, Samsung Pay has launched Stateside. The technology lets you buy goods most anywhere that accepts card- or NFC-based payments, so you probably won't have to fret about bringing out your …

How to build your own 'Netflix and chill' button, according to Netflix

Netflix has published instructions to make a button that will order takeout, dim the lights, turn on the television, launch Netflix, and silence your phones. The streaming services calls it "The Switch," but <i>Hackaday</i> provides its real name: "The Netflix and Chill Button."<p>Netflix and chill, for those …

Robert Mugabe booed in Zimbabwe's parliament over economic crisis

Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downward spiral for more than a decade with slow growth, low liquidity and high unemployment<p>Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition politicians over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to …

10 Pinterest Boards That Will Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

Allow us to introduce you to some seriously beautiful travel inspiration boards.<p>When Pinterest introduced their map feature in November, our heads nearly burst with ways we could utilize this amazing new tool. So with summer vacation just around the corner, we scoured Pinterest to find the ten …

11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College | The Art of Manliness

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of …