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Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can …

Selling Your Home? Why This Spring Is the 'Strongest Seller's Market Ever'

Spring homebuyers are pounding the pavement at a furious pace, but the pickings are getting ever slimmer.<p>Even as more homes come on the market for this traditionally popular sales season, they're flying off fast, with bidding wars par for the course. Home prices have now surpassed their last peak, …

Real Estate

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re planning to open a new store right across the street from an existing one. How can you stand out against the competition?<p>Branding is the thing that makes Larry’s corner store distinguishable from Paul’s right across the street. No matter how many years Paul …

Steve Jobs's 1 Simple Habit to Boost Happiness, Productivity, and Creativity | Inc.com

More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates stated, "walking is man's best medicine." While this was shared from a health perspective, walking being your best medicine encompasses all aspects of your life. Steve Jobs was notorious for taking walking meetings along with Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Besides those two …

Creativity

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World | Inc.com

<b>Reversing Paralysis.</b> "Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away."<p><b>Self-Driving Trucks.</b> "Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the …

Track Down

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook’s headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway from the marshy salt flats of Menlo Park, Calif. The Frank Gehry-designed building has a pristine nine-acre rooftop garden, yet much …

Journalism

App creator apologizes for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skin tone

The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism.<p>According to the company, the app will "transform …

How leaked NSA spy tools created a hacking free-for-all

Hackers have compromised thousands of computers around the world with a government-grade spy tool.<p>A backdoor published in a trove of leaked NSA hacking tools is being loaded onto vulnerable Windows computers. The attacks demonstrate what happens when people fail to regularly update their …

Hacking

Hackers flood Isis social media accounts with gay porn

Online commenters have praised an anonymous hacker's efforts to disrupt the Islamic State militant group's social media accounts by filling them with gay porn.<p>The hacker, who goes by the name WachulaGhost, started targeting the Isis accounts after being deeply affected by the notorious shooting at …

Social Media

Mexico City's deportee work program hopes to help ousted migrants resettle

Sanctuary city is first to take action to find jobs and provide retraining courses for growing number of US undocumented immigrants forced to leave<p>Jorge Valdéz Rivera emerged in tears from the airport security doors at Mexico City’s international terminal, clutching a small rucksack with a few …

Immigration

Are you overpaying for electricity? Probably. Here's what to do

We have an energy crisis in Texas — a lack of energy from state lawmakers and the Public Utility Commission about fixing the crooked business of …

Texas

The Latest: Trump calls criticism of Sessions a 'witch hunt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local):<p>9:38 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Casey Anthony 'May' Have Accidentally Killed Daughter, Judge From Case Says in New Interview

ORLANDO, Fla. — The judge who presided over Casey Anthony's murder trial says the Florida mother may have killed her 2-year-old daughter by accident.<p>Anthony may have been trying to quiet the child, Caylee, with chloroform and accidentally used too much, former Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said …

Crime

WH Ethics Office Says Kellyanne Conway 'Inadvertently' Plugged Ivanka Trump's Clothes

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, acted "inadvertently" when she told Americans to "go buy Ivanka's stuff" and has promised never to do it again, the White House ethics office said in a letter made public Wednesday.<p>The U.S. Office of Government Ethics, a separate and …

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA agent freed in Europe thanks Trump administration

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy is thanking …

Donald Trump

The White House Now Has Three Options on Russia

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Well, that didn't take long. Twenty-four hours after President Trump's address to Congress, the Russia story roared back into the news last night in the …

Donald Trump

This is why your website needs to have HTTPS now!

You may have run a successful business website for ages without ever needing to know about HTTPS and SSL certificates. As a way to protect and …

What Are the 2017 Tax Brackets?

Every year, the IRS lets you know well in advance what the tax brackets will be when you file your taxes. Yet 2017 is an unusual case, because some believe that tax reform could change the tax structure between now and the end of the year.<p>Nevertheless, the 2017 tax brackets are available as defined …

Retirement

Fox's quarterly earnings lifted by TV, but film revenue declines

Media conglomerate<p>21st Century Foxreported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings boosted by the World Series andFox News, but the stock was down slightly in after-hours trading Monday after the company whiffed on revenue due largely to weaker film results.<p>Fox posted fiscal second-quarter …

Political Advertising

Snap's Head Of Creative Strategy Leaves Company Ahead Of IPO

Greg Wacks, who joined Snap in 2014, worked closely with advertising agencies on Lenses, Geofilters, and Discover.<p>Greg Wacks, Snap's head of creative strategy, has left the company ahead of its forthcoming IPO, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>Wacks, who joined Snap in 2014, worked closely with …

Advertising

133 Tech Companies Say Trump's Immigration Order Is Unconstitutional

"The Order violates the immigration laws and the Constitution," wrote dozens of tech industry titans — including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, and Twitter.<p>More than one hundred technology companies supported a legal challenge to President Trump's refugee and travel ban executive order …

Immigration

The 10-minute cycling workout that’s just as effective as a 50-minute routine

The next time you’re plodding through a run (that’s more like a sad jog) in your neighborhood thinking <i>I really want this to stop</i>, do it. Stop. Don’t …

How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

Amateurs and pros alike face the fact that slower shutter speeds and camera shake lead to blurred images. This tutorial by David Bergman demonstrates …

Cameras

Use Color, Texture, and Light to Shoot Better Portraits in Crappy Locations

It would be great if you could take advantage of an epic or picturesque backdrop every time you went out to shoot portraits. But since we don’t all …

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

6 Brain Hacks to Crush Your Fear so You Can Succeed | Inc.com

If you're an entrepreneur going through the ups and downs of owning a business and considering tossing in the towel, let me toss you a lifeline.<p>Darren Hardy, best-selling author of <i>T</i><i>he Entrepreneur Roller Coaster</i>, says that the real reason 66 percent of all entrepreneurs fail is not because of what …

Motivation

9 things your startup doesn’t need to reach $10 million in revenue

As an early stage entrepreneur, you’ll rarely be short of people offering their (often unsolicited) advice, and many of them will tell you that you can’t succeed as a startup without doing X, Y, and Z. Don’t listen to them. From my experience of bootstrapping a company to over $25 million ARR and …

Startups

Glassdoor will now tell you if you’re being underpaid

Some people get really uncomfortable when talking about salary, so Glassdoor has released a new tool to help people better determine their worth in compensation. Know Your Worth aims to help people gain insight into how much money they make in comparison to other people working the same or similar …