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A Former Google Recruiter Reveals The Biggest Resume Mistakes

You learn to spot mistakes fast when you review 3 million resumes a year.<p>Between September 2013 and 2014, Scott Bacon worked as a recruiter for Google in its network operations division. He was responsible for recruiting people to work as software and network engineers, but also in marketing and …

Employment

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything

Start too early on the details and you'll miss the context of the whole.<p><i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your …

Learning

Want to intern at a Wall Street bank? Here's the first thing they'll look for on your résumé

Last summer, Goldman Sachs had 59,000 applicants for roughly 2,900 intern positions.<p>So if you're going to drop your resume in a stack with thousands of others, you want it to look good.<p>We spoke with a former analyst at a bulge-bracket bank who's been through the process both as an applicant and, on …

Employment

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Mathematics

China Not So In Love With Russia After All

Shunned by the West, Russia may want to promote its new Chinese love affair to the world these days, but Czar Romeo shouldn’t get his hopes up.<p>Russia’s second biggest lender, VTB Bank, said that most Chinese banks have foregone doing business with them. The reason? Western sanctions against VTB. …

A mystery Chinese bidder paid $91,000 for an 'Iron Man'-themed Samsung smartphone because its serial number is 'lucky'

An "Iron Man"-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone has sold for a staggering $91,000 in an online Chinese auction, Android Authority reports.<p>The smartphone is part of a limited edition brought out to mark the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and features a custom red-and-gold colourway. …

Solar Goes Nuclear In The Sunshine State

The showdown over solar power in the Sunshine State is escalating into a constitutional crisis. Floridians for Solar Choice (FLSC), a solar advocacy organization based in Fort Lauderdale, has sponsored a ballot proposal that would amend the state’s constitution to prevent discrimination against …

Whole Foods Looks At Whole Picture And Makes Organic Growers Angry

Whole Foods is famous mainly for two things: having lots of organic food products for sale and being very expensive. Recently, they have been introducing a comprehensive system of conveying to their shoppers the environmental and social attributes of their food. In this system, dubbed “Responsibly …

Agriculture

Why money is suddenly leaving the emerging markets

Investors pulled $9.3 billion from emerging-market funds — the most since the financial crisis of 2008.<p>It feels a little like 2013, when the Federal Reserve warned it would end its quantitative easing bond-buying program, and emerging markets suffered a massive outflow of funds back into US bonds …

Harold Bloom: Preposterous 'Isms' Are Destroying Literature

<i>Harold Bloom, the giant of American literary criticism, has just published his 41st book The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime. At 85, Bloom, who lives with his wife in New Haven, Connecticut, still provokes with his brilliant, yet highly subjective views on literature; his</i> …

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Puglia

Puglia – the “spur” and “heel” of the Italian boot – is one of Europe’s great agricultural areas, its immense plains and rolling hills producing much of Italy’s wine and olive oil, vast quantities of its fruit and vegetables, and most of the hard durum wheat used to make its pasta.<p>The hot, dry …

Jerk Chicken

4 Servings<p>Some like it hot. And those that do will absolutely love this jerk chicken recipe, which calls for heaps of Scotch bonnet (or habanero) peppers.<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces<p>1 medium red onion, chopped<p>12 garlic cloves<p>10 Scotch bonnet or 15 small habanero …

The amazing truth about Costco’s organic food

You like to think you’re all special. You think you’re engaged, thoughtful, doing your part by recycling all your bourbon bottles and buying fair-trade coffee and <i>always</i> showering with a friend because hey, you actually <i>care</i> about the drought, mostly.<p>And why? Because these things matter. Choices …

Agriculture

Five Tips to Keep You Passionate About Your Writing

<i>Tap, tap, tap</i> -- that is the sound of your creative fingertips hitting the keyboard.<p>As writers, we spend our days and nights hovering over our keyboards, pouring our ideas into a machine that will hopefully make sense of all that is going on in our brains. And don't get me wrong -- it is a …

Electric airplane of the future set for take-off at Paris Air Show

Airbus will be showing off its almost-silent battery-powered aircraft at world's largest industry event<p>An electric aircraft that hardly makes a noise and could be the future of flying will be on display at the Paris Air Show.<p>Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is flying its E-Fan 2.0 electric protoype, …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Oculus mistakenly leaked pictures of the finished Oculus Rift virtual reality device.</b> It looks like there will be a camera on the front of the device, and it will have a "simple input device" to navigate menus.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Spotify has raised $526 million.</b> It's now valued at more than $8 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Payroll</b> …

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Travel

The UK's obsession with cheap pasta sauces is causing a food crisis in Italy

Oscar Farinetti, founder of Italian marketplace and restaurant Eataly, says he is shocked by the Italian food served in many UK restaurants<p>An Italian entrepreneur has slammed the UK’s obsession with cheap pasta sauces and bad parmesan, claiming that “imitation products” are driving down prices of …

Italy

Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a study last year in the journal <i>Energy & Environmental Science</i>, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.<p>Jacobson is well-known …

Energy

Why Uber's $50 Billion Valuation Could Burst the Tech Bubble

If Uber 'got a cold, I think the rest of the unicorns would get pneumonia,' venture capitalist Kevin Kinsella says.<p>Veteran venture capitalist Kevin Kinsella has a message for fast-growing startups: Take the money and run--far away from Uber.<p>Kinsella, founder of Avalon Ventures and an investor in …

Venture Capital

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

China

California's Mega-Drought: Nuclear Power To The Rescue

The only power facility in California that does not use <i>any</i> of the state’s precious fresh water is the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. And it can even produce additional freshwater for the nearby community.<p>The nuclear plant desalinates ocean water using reverse osmosis …

The CEO of a $1 billion 'unicorn' startup admits we're in a bubble

He told me he thinks we're in a tech bubble, and it's going to end badly for many companies.<p>Unicorn companies were so-named a few years ago because it was exceedingly rare for a tech startup in private hands to be worth as much as $1 billion.<p>But now there are 102 "unicorn" companies. So finding a …

Silicon Valley just sent Obama a strongly worded warning

In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, two industry associations representing major software and hardware companies said, "We are opposed to any policy actions or measures that would undermine encryption as an available and effective tool."<p>The Information Technology …

Marco Rubio just had his Sarah Palin moment: Why his latest Fox News embarrassment proves he’s the world’s biggest fake

Can you name more members of the Wu-Tang Clan than so-called fan Rubio? Most definitely<p>Marco Rubio, you have to quit talking about hip hop. I’m sure that flexing like you know rap may work at Young Republican gatherings and places like that, because they’re not cool either. But you’re running for …

Here's what China alarmists don't realize about Chinese military power

<i>China is building a massive army, navy and air force. And they are building it with our money.</i><p>China is the foremost security challenge the United States faces in the future. At least that is the conventional wisdom.<p>Declaring victory, or at least apathy, in the Middle East upon his election …

Deep in debt, Rubio bought an $80,000 speedboat and leased a $50,000 luxury SUV

The New York Times reports that while the senator was juggling multiple loans and mortgages, he bought a speedboat, a luxury SUV, and made questionable investment decisions.<p>Rubio has a history of accruing massive debts and then spending big when money comes his way.<p>According to The Times, Rubio …

There isn't much Chinese authorities can do to crank up this troubling economic indicator

Or they might already know in granular unofficial detail, and fearing the worst, they're wagering everything they have, plus some, on stocks to get rich quick while they still can. They're opening up brokerage accounts at record pace and borrowing on margin to ride the wave. If the limits in China …