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Top Three Mistakes New Employees Make

Everyone is nervous when starting a new job. They are also excited, energized and want to make a great first impression. The first few weeks at a job are critical because this is when you start setting work habits that will follow you throughout your career. It’s important to make sure those habits …

American Psychological Association

Google is giving free patents to startups to fight patent trolls

Google is becoming the Professor Oak of the startup world. It's planning to give some small companies a pair of starter patents to help them out when it comes to getting off the ground and defending their intellectual property. Google doesn't appear to be making money off of the program, but it …


Woman Dominates Body-Shamers With Brave Before-And-After Photos

Women's bodies are scrutinized at every shape and size. Society's skewed standards of beauty can lead women to believe they're never skinny enough, never pretty enough, never perfect enough.<p>Simone Pretscherer, a makeup artist from New Zealand, had enough of being told that she wasn't enough. So …

7 time management mistakes that are ruining your productivity

The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most of us fall prey to.<p>Learn how to master your time by making yourself aware of these time-wasting traps:<p>Do you insist on controlling or doing all the work …

Time Management

The 100 best novels: No 91 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (1981)

The personal and the historical merge in Salman Rushdie’s dazzling, game-changing Indian English novel of a young man born at the very moment of Indian independence<p>Among the many turning points in the constant remaking of the English novel – the dazzle of Sterne (No 6 in this series); the quieter, …


I became a black woman in Spokane. But, Rachel Dolezal, I was a black girl first

Black womanhood is an identity forged in the lived experiences of black children. Anything else perpetuates society’s fetish for celebrating only parts of our bodies<p>Rachel Dolezal is, after this week, a symbol to many African Americans of the separation of blackness from black people; to me, she is …