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Don't Wimp Out On Your Next Job Interview

If you don’t have a clear plan as you walk into a job interview, you’re likely to ‘fall into the script.’ That’s what happens when you sit like a mouse in your chair. The interviewer asks you a question and you answer, and then you fall silent again.<p>Don’t do that! Don’t be a mouse at your next job …

How to Make Friends in Any Room

<i>Note from John: Prefer a quick “cheat sheet” to a long article? I prepared a 1-page checklist summing up the main points of this article you can download here.</i><p>Have you ever gone out to an event and entered a room where you suddenly realized… you don’t know anyone? Not a single person?<p>Just about …

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

Double Parentheses in Python

Networking

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Are You Understating Your Career Accomplishments? Most People Are!

I look at resumes for hours every week, and I love it. I try to picture the person behind the words. Sometimes I get to talk to the resumes’ owners by phone and fit the words to the person and vice versa. Now that we are beginning to tell stories in our resumes and bring more of our personality …

Investing, Broken Down to its Ridiculously Simple Core

<b>Myth:</b> Wealth and freedom come exclusively from living below your means.<b>Fact:</b> Frugality is the <i>first</i> step … not the last.~~~~~<br>There’s a couple that …

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Data Scientist

Sit in any Silicon Valley coffee shop and you'll soon overhear someone talking about data analytics. What is it and who's crunching those numbers? …

Big Data

Financial Security In 7 Easy Steps

How do you go from being flat broke to achieving — if not wealth — a state of financial security, freedom, and comfort?<p>One step at a time.<p><b>But: Do you</b> …

Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance

For My Last Sunday WSJ Column, All You Need to Know in 833 Words<p>Smart money moves aren’t more complicated than you think. They’re simpler.<p>Cut through all the jargon and pontificating and technical stuff, and everything you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 …

Personal Finance

Microsoft is Serious about Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning

Microsoft announced two company acquisitions related to data analytics.It announced that it will acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics …

News & perspectives | Vanguard

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

Try This Barre Workout at Home!

Tone your thighs, arms, abs, and glutes with this ballet-inspired routine<p>Ballet-inspired barre workouts can help sculpt long, lean muscles. As part of our series <i>Your New Favorite Workout</i>, we're giving you an inside look at Figure 4 Barre, a class at Pure Yoga in New York City. The name Figure 4 is …

Want to know how Google Maps calculates ETA? Ex-Googler reveals all - Pocket-lint

A former Google engineer has recently addressed an oft-wondered question, revealing - for the first time - just how Google's mapping service …

Cautious welcome from EU to Pussy Riot release in Russia

The European Union has welcomed the release from jail in Russia of the two Pussy Riot activists, adding that it hoped other prisoners would also be freed and that the Greenpeace arctic protest case would be closed.<p>“Today, the release of two members of the Pussy Riot band is a positive development, …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Ukrainian journalist beaten up and left in ditch | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian opposition activist and journalist known for her investigations into corruption among senior state officials was beaten up by unknown attackers on Wednesday.<p>Tetyana Chornovil was assaulted near the capital Kiev hours after an article she wrote on the assets of top …

Edward Snowden broadcasts Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.<p>The short film was recorded for …

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day.<p>A picture of Edward Snowden, a …