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10 Signs of a World-Class Resume

Take care in crafting your resume, and it will likely be more effective. Here are 10 tips to help your resume stand out.<p><i>"The challenge of life, I</i> …

Entrepreneurial Advice to My 18 Year Old Self

Dear friend, It was always one of my life dreams to do photography and blogging for a living. And now I’m doing it. I want to write you this manual …

HAPPINESS.

What is happiness?Dear friend,I want to write you this letter on discussing some personal thoughts on ‘happiness.’1. EudaimoniaIn Greek times, they …

Another Big Camera Store Fails: Why Are So Many Closing?

40 years ago, Bob Khoury and Warren Steinberg started selling used photo equipment out of a showcase in an Atlanta, Georgia, flea market. Soon they …

eCommerce

No Snooze Zone: The Insanely Early Morning Routines of America's Favorite Newscasters

Gayle King takes a 3:00 a.m. bubble bath, Robin Meade has a protein mug cake, and more morning routines of the news anchors who have the early shift.<p>While the rest of the world only wakes up at 3:07 a.m. to pee, Gayle King is already up and in the bath full of bubbles, taking in the morning …

Charlie Rose

How successful people work less—and get more done

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the …

Time Management

It’s Up to You!

Berkeley, 2016 #cindyprojectDear friend,I wanted to write you a letter (to hopefully empower you). My suggestion: realize that everything in your …

5 Reasons Why I Hate Religious Christianity

<i>Photo: Karl Fredrickson via Unsplash</i><p>I have a confession to make. To some it may sound shocking, especially considering I write faith-based blog posts, but.... I hate religious Christianity. Now, before you think I have gone off the deep end and I'm renouncing my faith - please understand what I …

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

The armed theft of John Muir's Yosemite

To grow up in a California family like mine — backpacking and beachcombing, sympathetic to social justice and environmental causes — is to grow up eternally grateful to John Muir, California's secular patron saint of wilderness worship and outdoor adventure.<p>Muir was born in Scotland in 1838, and he …

Can This Man Make AI More Human? - MIT Technology Review

Like any proud father, Gary Marcus is only too happy to talk about the latest achievements of his two-year-old son. More unusually, he believes that …

Mark Cuban's Advice to Ivy League Students: 'No Balls, No Babies' | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban dropped by the University of Pennsylvania for the Authors@Wharton Series to share some stories and insights from his life as a billionaire serial entrepreneur, an active investor and Shark, a father, the vocal owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and the author of the book <i>How</i> …

Entrepreneurship

There's total carnage in the natural gas industry

In between, natural gas traded at prices that, for much of the time, didn't allow drillers to recoup their investments, leading to permanently cash-flow negative operations, and now huge write-offs and losses, defaults, restructurings, and bankruptcies.<p>You'd think that this sort of financial misery …

Sudden Cheers for the Cruz Campaign’s Big Data Analytics

I don’t doubt that the ability to collect reams of consumer data and social media information is proving useful to Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. …

Costco's Ability to Attract Loyal Shoppers Is Beating the Competition

It’s a retail axiom: The Internet has made it vastly easier for shoppers to hunt for the latest deal—and a lot more challenging for brick-and-mortar …

Saudis, shale and the high costs of cheap oil

A little more than a year ago, Saudi Arabia, the effective leader of OPEC, the 13-country cartel that pumps about a third of the world's oil, decided that enough was enough.<p>The global market was drowning in oil, thanks to the American shale-oil miracle, and the Saudis were losing market share. They …

Startup CEO Loves Tech but Fears Millions Will Be Jobless

Like many entrepreneurs shaking up the world of work, Zipcar co-founder and former CEO Robin Chase talks enthusiastically about the myriad virtues of …

Zenefits Launches Its Own Payroll Platform

Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad danced around a question about building out payroll services at Disrupt SF 2015. “I can’t announce anything about new products specifically, but you know payroll’s a very important spoke,” Conrad said at the time.<p>But the cloud-based HR unicorn <i>has</i> built a payroll product, …

Why You Should Care About Drone-Assisted Agriculture

How drones are quickly becoming a strong, popular tool for farmers who love data.<p><i>September 9 through 11 marked the 2015 InterDrone Conference, the</i> …

Farming

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Moving? You Can Take This Tiny, Cheap, Smart Apartment With You Wherever You Go

Want to move from San Francisco to Austin? Forget packing and Craigslist. Soon, you’ll open an app and ship your whole place.<p>If you need to move to a new city, this tiny apartment is designed to come with you. What’s even better, it would cost about half the rent of space at market rate, even if …

How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

If you watch the film <i>The Martian,</i> you'll see Hollywood explosions and special effects galore, but you'll also see some serious science.<p>Actor Matt Damon, who plays stranded astronaut Mark Watney, must calculate his way through food shortages, Martian road trips and other misadventures as he fights …

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on …

Chatbots

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as …

Ashley Madison

My Police Academy Teaches the ‘War on Cops’ Myth

In my rural red state police academy, instructors preach about ‘officers dying left and right’—even though the numbers show this isn’t happening.<p>The …