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IBM is using Bollywood movies to identify and neutralize gender bias

IBM Research is treating gender bias like a data problem.<p>The company’s India research division announced a dataset cataloguing the genders and relationships of characters in 4000 Bollywood movies, in addition to details of the movie’s plots, and representations on movie posters and trailers. The …

Machine Learning

Rahul Was Selfish, Anjali Was Spineless: Why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Shouldn’t Be Your Fave 90s Film

In 1998, when Karan Johar’s directorial debut <i>Kuch Kuch Hota Hai</i> released, it went on to become a smashing hit. From school kids to young adults, …

Bollywood

New Law Says Employers Can't Ask Applicants About Criminal Past

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed sweeping "ban-the-box" legislation that, starting Jan. 1, prevents employers from asking applicants about conviction …

How to Spend Your Day When You’re Unemployed

“Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are,” best-selling author Ernie Zelinski once said. At the very least, how you spend your time …

Employment

Ask the Headhunter: How to spot a job recruiter without standards

The best talent doesn’t answer recruiters dialing for dollars, writes Ask the Headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Getty ImagesNick Corcodilos …

Employment

Top 10 most desired traits for cybersecurity job candidates

Finding a good candidate, or possibly any candidate, to fill one of the thousands of open cybersecurity positions available is one of the greatest …

Human Resources

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' of North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.<p>Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating …

Some Companies Are Reinventing Job Interviews In Weird (And Possibly Illegal) Ways

A few of the more out-there recent spins on the interview process are dubiously effective and might even cross legal bounds.<p>While some tech companies have phased out wacky interview questions, others definitely haven’t. The theory goes that typical job interviews don’t give hiring managers or …

Capitalism and Poverty

Ian Sane / FlickrThe poverty discourse in America is a train wreck. You either find people claiming that poverty is a complicated and intractable …

Income Inequality

6 websites that will help you build your résumé if you don’t know where to start

A slick, impressive résumé is a must-have for all job seekers.<p>But for people who are just entering or returning to the job market, it can be tricky to know where to start.<p>Fortunately, there are websites out there that'll do most of the résumé-related heavy-lifting for you.<p>I recently scoured the …

Employment

The Case for Investing More in People

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” wrote Paul Krugman more than 20 years ago. “A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise output per worker.”<p>There is a virtuous cycle between productivity …

18 hobbies you can turn into a high-paying side gig

It can also help you rake in some extra cash on the side.<p>There are many avenues you could take to turn your part-time passion into a side gig — plenty of people, for example, flock to sites like Etsy and Fiverr to bring their special skills to market.<p>To find 18 lucrative side gigs that could put …

Employment

Nawazuddin Siddiqui gets Bollywood’s support in racism row

Nawazuddin Siddiqui had tweeted saying he gets discriminated because of his dark skin.<p>Popular Bollywood celebrities like Nandita Das, Taapsee Pannu …

India

Online Faculty Positions

As the field of distance education grows, so too does the number of college-level jobs for online faculty. And many of these jobs--at both online …

11 Ways Being A Reader Is Super Useful For Your Career

We as a society are very inconsistent with how we feel about reading. On the one hand, we love reading! We encourage kids to read! Just not at the …

Employment

Delta Is Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday With $109 Flights

Travel dates are available between September 5 and December 20, 2017.<p>Delta Air Lines announced a massive airfare sale in honor of Canada’s 150th …

WWDC 2017: What's Coming at Apple's Big Spring Fling

You can always tell when Apple's WWDC developer shindig is nigh. Just follow the leaks.<p>A few months before Tim Cook and his executives take the stage …

Are job interviews worse than useless?

<i>A job applicant (L) speaks with recruiter Renee Chandler (R) during an interview May 7, 2003 at the offices of Metro Support Group in New York City.;</i> …

Employment

Work From Home In 2017: The Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs

Working from home is increasingly the dream of many a harried employee.<p>But it’s hard to find legitimate work-from-home opportunities that aren’t too-good-to-be-true scams.<p>FlexJobs, a company that vets all types of flexible job listings including part-time, telecommuting and freelance, today …

Employment

Top Legal, Ethics Scholars File First Major Lawsuit Against Trump

The lawsuit alleges that President Trump's foreign business interests are leading to constitutional violations. "These violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause pose a grave threat to the United States and its citizens," it claims.<p>WASHINGTON — The first major lawsuit against President Trump's …

Arizona Republicans move to ban social justice courses and events at schools

Bill would prohibit courses and activities that promote ethnic studies and advocate ‘solidarity’ based on ethnicity, race, religion or gender<p>Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing to prohibit school courses and events that promote ethnic studies and social justice, with legislation that …

21 Stylish Looks That Prove 1970s Bollywood Fashion Was Simply Glorious

The '70s were a glorious period for fashion, especially in Bollywood. Fashion in the '70s had the best elements from the '60s as well as the '80s. On …

19 Bollywood Movies Summed Up In A Single "SpongeBob SquarePants" Frame

Can you identify all the references?<p>After seeing a trend of Hollywood films being summarised with screenshots from unrelated TV shows, Twitter user Kevin Bedi decided to do the same for Bollywood.<p>"I was actually watching SpongeBob when the idea came to me, and I thought 'why not'," Bedi told …

12 Movie Posters That Perfectly Capture Bollywood’s Most Obvious Clichés

Living in India, it's tough to not be swept by the magic of Bollywood movies!<p>Week after week, as the Hindi film industry releases one film after …

Bollywood
Russia

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll …

The Future

The intellectual history of race, one of the most pernicious and enduring ideas in American history, has remained segregated into studies of black or white traditions. Bruce Dain breaks this separatist pattern with an integrated account of the emergence of modern racial consciousness in the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War.

The intellectual history of race, one of the most pernicious and enduring ideas in American history, has remained segregated into studies of black or …

Equality

Coming Out as an Undocumented Muslim Immigrant in Trump’s America

She arrived in America as a baby, pays federal taxes, and has a master’s degree. Her mother even worked in a Trump casino. Now, she’s afraid for her …

Immigration

Here's how the Democrats slowly turned their backs on rural America

WASHINGTON—There are no shortage of ways to sum up the disappointment that was 2016 for the Democrats.<p>Just looking at the presidential election, there are the obvious concerns, such as the loss of Rust Belt states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. And then there are the more nuanced signs …

Government

U.S. to disclose estimate of surveilled Americans by early 2017: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday.<p>The …

Surveillance