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This is Jeff Bezos' 3-question test for new Amazon employees

Amazon is a highly sought after company to work for, and today has well over 500,000 employees.<p>But in the company's early days — when Amazon's …

Jeff Bezos

You Don't Just Get Fired at Amazon. What Happens Instead Is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. Your Choice)

It's like "a video-conference version of the Thunderdome," as one report described it.<p>Few people would want to admit they nearly got fired from a job--especially from a big company like Amazon.<p>But a woman named Jane, who works at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, came clean recently about her …

Employment

Why Jeff Bezos Puts Relentless Focus on Amazon's Company Culture

Your company culture can be a source of competitive advantage.<p>Many business leaders who ignore company culture. They don't make it a priority because they don't see how culture drives business results.<p>The challenge with that approach is if you don't proactively <i>design and nurture</i> the culture you …

How To: Buy Bitcoin Anonymously — A Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency While Maintaining Privacy

Just like cash, bitcoin is used for everything from regular day-to-day business to criminal activities. However, unlike physical cash, the blockchain …

Bitcoin

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

Literature

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

16 Subreddits That Will Creep You The Fuck Out

Boo.

13 Ghost Stories From Hotels That'll Make You Want To Sleep With The Light On

Close your eyes now.

Learn What You Need to Know to Break Into a Lucrative New Data Science Career

There is currently a huge wave of demand for strong analytics professionals across a range of industries, and this bundle has been designed to give …

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe

7 Steps to Making $900,000 (or More) Before You're 30

Live someplace too dull to distract you from making money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people in their 20’s are still in debt from their student days. My trading challenge aims to help people turn small amounts of money into six and seven figures in a short …

Profit

How to make classic Chicago dishes at home

This week as we wrap up our month of Chicago food and drinks we love, we can't move on without sharing recipes for some of Chicago's classic dishes. So here are several recipes, pulled from Tribune archives, that you can try at home.

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

This incredible Mars video took 3 months and 33,000 images to create

Photos from NASA have given us a sense of what it discovered on the surface of Mars, but a recent video from Finnish filmmaker and space enthusiast …

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

Students Who Play Online Games Actually Get Better Academic Results

I love study time.<p>Despite the old stereotypes about video games rotting your brain, a new study provides the latest evidence to the contrary, with …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is going to be extra special tonight — here's how to watch

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.<p>The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of …

Astronomy

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

As an Earthling, it's easy to believe that we're standing still. After all, we don't feel any movement in our surroundings. But when you look at the …

Astronomy

Work Camping - Becoming a Work Camper

Work Camping - Work Camper<p>The terms, Work Camping and Work Camper both loosely refer to short-term and, in some cases long-term employment directed …

11 Brilliant Kids Who Prove The Future Is Bright

Soon these genius kids will be genius adults who will solve all the world's problems with ease. All we have to do now is wait.<p>1. This student just …

Kids

Product Release: New Stream Map of the West

Imagine being able to instantly find even the most obscure river, lake, stream or pond by simply typing its name, then immediately getting …

Maps

How Fast Are You Moving Through Space?

<i>While standing in my back yard, how fast am I moving through space considering Earth’s rotation, Earth’s orbit around the Sun, the Sun’s orbit around the Galaxy, et cetera?</i><p>We can certainly figure this one out, with the caveats presented in one of my last articles – all these speeds that we measure …

Universe

The story of the World War II gunner who fell 22,000 feet without a parachute and lived

Paratroopers make a big deal about jumping out of planes from 800 feet, but U.S. Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Alan Magee fell out of a plane at 22,000 feet without a parachute while the plane was on fire.<p>And he lived.<p>Magee was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 named "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" after the three …

World War II

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

In China, a national park must possess historical or scenic importance. So you can expect spectacular scenery and landscapes, cultural sites, and …

Ancient Yellowstone Eruptions Bigger Than Thought

Colossal supervolcano eruptions blasted the region of the Snake River Valley millions of years ago, geological research shows.

Volcanoes

Penguin Swims Thousands of Miles Every Year to Return to the Man Who Rescued Him

When Joao Pereira de Souza found a dying penguin on a beach near Rio de Janeiro, he immediately started to nurse him back to health. The creature, who has since been named Dindim, is a South American Magellanic penguin and he was found covered in oil. After rescuing him, Pereira de Souza spent an …