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99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

Language

Surreal photos visualize the $7.6 trillion tourism industry

Tourism accounts for 8% of global emissions. Marcus Lyon’s photographs satirize the enormous environmental impact of vacationing.<p>Across the globe, people spend $7.6 trillion dollars on tourism every year–a quest for an escape from boredom, and the subject of a project called <i>Timeout</i> by British …

Lyon

A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping

You're reading A Beginner’s Guide to Voice UX Prototyping, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

UX Design

A 25-Step Program for Becoming a Great Designer

For 3 easy payments of just read the damn article!<p>Since no one [in America] can really afford higher education anymore, I figured I’d create a …

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>I am standing alone in a sparsely furnished living room when a man I’ve never seen before walks in. He takes several strides in my direction, his footsteps …

Living Rooms

The Radical Frontier Of Inclusive Design

Why shouldn’t everyone have the chance to experience VR?<p>Technology has solved some problems for disabled people, but it’s also created plenty of problems that remain to be solved. At one of the year’s biggest events on human-computer interaction, we got a glimpse of how some researchers are putting …

Universal Design

What it’s like to attend a flat-Earth convention

At the end of last week, a group of people gathered in Birmingham, England for the first flat-Earth convention held in the UK. Most of the people at the convention attended because they believe in one of the most commonly held conspiracy theories of the modern era: that the Earth is flat.<p>Similar …

Flat Earth Society

The Brain at Work

<b>Science is shedding light on why people behave the way they do and how to better manage them.</b><p>Recall the many times you have been jazzed up after …

An Interactive Film Challenges Us to Expand Our Definition of Home

Ask ten people about their definition of “home” and you could very well hear ten completely different answers. A house in the suburbs. A first …

Green Energy

The Untold Design Story Of The Original Emoji

Emoji, a new book from Standards Manual, celebrates the ancestral design of what has become the world’s most universal language.<p>It all started with a <3.<p>In the late 1990s, the Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo offered an early mobile service called i-mode that let users send small amounts of data …

Oculus wants to make immersive virtual theater a reality

Scattered around Earth, you and other audience members slip on VR headsets and convene in a common virtual world. As you explore, you're approached by a character different from avatars you've met in VR before. It reacts to you like somebody in the same room would, but this isn't a creature of our …

Virtual Reality

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>5 min read<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is still an entrepreneurial hub. Billion-dollar …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

Google and Netflix team up to launch a new open source canary analysis tool

Google and Netflix today announced the launch of Kayenta, a new open source project that aims bring the canary analysis tools Netflix developed internally to a wider audience. Kayenta is integrated into the Netflix-incubated Spinnaker continuous delivery platform, which works across virtually every …

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Ritz-Carlton

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to …

National Parks

New MIT Computer System Can Transcribe Words Users Say in Their Heads

But don't worry, it's not reading your mind.<p>Researchers at MIT have developed a computer interface that lets users communicate without hands or …

Brainwaves

6 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money, from nixing the need to buy dryer sheets to making your whites whiter.<p>Make your laundry smell great without dryer sheets<p>Dryer sheets are the go-to if you want …

Cleaning

Enough with the Plastic Already!

Google “turtle straw”… I dare you. This was the video that encouraged me to stop using straws and other avoidable plastics. If you’ve seen it or are …

The 3 Big Differences Between UX And UI Design

The debates over the definitions of UX and UI have been going on for almost as long as the terms have been around. UX stands for User Experience, and …

Design Psychology and the Neuroscience of Awesome UX

Human cognition is complex, and many factors play into instant impressions. Design psychology is coming to the forefront as more and more companies …

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

European Travel

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

We are abusing a useful and necessary system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us. “The thought process …

Neuroscience

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Food Stall Serves Up A Social Experiment: White Customers Asked To Pay More

Can a $12 lunch change the way people think about racial wealth disparity in America? How about a $30 lunch? That's the premise behind a social experiment playing out in a New Orleans food stall.<p>Chef Tunde Way opened his pop-up stall in the city's Roux Carre venue in early February. The listed …

Race & Ethnicity

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …