Cristiane Tenney

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99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

Science Says These Are the Sexiest Dance Moves

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Dance

We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

When Rick Ostfeld gets bitten by a tick, he knows right away. After decades studying tick-borne diseases as an ecologist at the Cary Institute of …

Public Health

The rise of the plastic-free, zero-waste grocery store

As hotels, restaurants and cities continue to cut down on the use of single-use items like plastic straws and bags, supermarkets are also addressing …

Sustainability

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

The Online Gene Test Finds a Dangerous Mutation. It May Well Be Wrong.

Dr. Joshua Clayton, a 29-year-old radiology resident at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, wanted to learn about his ancestry. So he sent a sample of his saliva to 23andMe, the genetic testing company.<p>His report was pretty mundane — no new revelations. But then he sent the profile created …

Genetics

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Global Warming

The World's Ancient Baobab Trees Are Dying, And We Don't Know Why

The exact reason the world's oldest and largest baobabs are dead or dying is a mystery, but the likely culprit is climate change.<p>One of Africa’s most iconic landmarks is the strangely-shaped baobab tree, its large trunk a prominent landmark on the savannah. But scientists have found that many of …

Death Threats & $3 Ponytails: What The Fake Hair Trade Is Hiding

Nguyen Thi Thuy’s hip-length hair has always been one of her most prized possessions. Every morning before work, she gently combs out any knots, …

Hair

Africa’s strangest trees are stranger than thought—and they’re dying mysteriously

Africa’s baobab tree looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book. When young, the species (<i>Adansonia digitata</i>) is single-stemmed, branchless, and …

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

WASHINGTON — As a teenager, Keoni Gandall already was operating a cutting-edge research laboratory in his bedroom in Huntington Beach, Calif. While his friends were buying video games, he acquired more than a dozen pieces of equipment — a transilluminator, a centrifuge, two thermocyclers — in …

geneediting

Stick insects travel long distances—by being eaten by birds

Stick insects can’t travel long distances by themselves, but they’ve somehow managed to spread far and wide, even dispersing across unconnected …

Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to Happiness

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

Life and death on a superyacht: 'If something goes wrong, they can just raise the anchor and leave'

The captain said: ‘Don’t worry, we threw some flowers over the side and gave his belongings to the police'<p>A wall folds down to create a balcony 'because it’s very nice, when the sun’s setting in Greece, to have a massage'<p>It was seen as an inconvenience, as the boat was going on to pick up Catherine …

Boating

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes

It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.<p>Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed the genetic data of more than 44,480 people.<p>They …

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Life in the Gaza Strip

<b>Home to 1.9 million people, Gaza is 41km (25 miles) long and 10km wide, an enclave bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Egypt.</b><p>Originally occupied by Egypt, which retains control of Gaza's southern border, the territory was captured by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew …

Israel

Combat dolphins and navy sea lions: meet the military sea mammals – video report

Some militaries around the world use dolphins and sea lions to carry out tasks such as detecting mines and locating equipment lost at sea. According to Paul Nachtigall, <b>the</b> head of the marine mammal research programme at the University of Hawaii, bottlenose dolphins are 'better than any machine' at …

Pig Virus Found in China and Ohio Could Be Threat to Humans

A pig virus found in China in 2012 and in Ohio in 2014 could threaten humans, researchers found when they studied the virus in a lab setting.<p>The …

This creepy Google 'thought experiment' shows a computer shaping human behavior

Your smartphone already knows a lot about you: where you go, what you buy, and what you're searching online.<p>But <i>The Verge</i> revealed that Google has …

The First Urban Case of Ebola in the Congo Is a ‘Game Changer’

The stakes are higher now that the virus has reached a city of 1.2 million people.<p><i>Updated on May 17 at 3:54 p.m. ET</i><p>The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has thus far been confined to remote rural areas, but one case has now been confirmed in Mbandaka, a city of almost 1.2 …

The 21 Best Makeup Tips from Drag Queens

The best tips from Trixie Mattel, Blair St. Clair, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Valentina, and more!<p>Let's face facts: Drag queens have the best make up skills and tips, and so it's imperative that we treat them like the High Oracles of Beauty and Fashion that they are. We've compiled some of the …

'Naked and Afraid': Anthony Battles a 'Freakin' Pissed' Fer-de-Lance (Video)

“DO. NOT. GET. BIT.” Suzänne advises her partner during Discovery series’ Mother’s Day season finale<p>There are deadly, poisonous snakes — and then …

Libya's navy says 180 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's navy says it has rescued 180 African and Arab migrants headed to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea.<p>Navy spokesman Ayoub Jassem says the migrants were mostly men form Syria, Egypt and the Comoros Islands who were picked up in waters near Qura, a town near the capital …

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Inspiration

Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases

Helen Dooley admits that she often gets puzzled responses when she describes her work. "People say, ‘You bleed sharks for a living?’"<p>That's an …

Virtual Reality, Now With the Sense of Touch

The future depicted in the new film ‘Ready Player One’ is closer than you think: Startups are developing haptic gloves and suits that let users feel virtual worlds.<p>By<p>Sarah E. Needleman<p>Sarah E. Needleman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@saraheneedleman<p>Sarah.Needleman@wsj.com<p>It was a starry night on …

Virtual Reality

Meet the New Robot Army

Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here<p>In contemporary sci-fi—HBO’s “Westworld,” for example—sentient machines take up arms against humanity. In the real world, intelligent—and increasingly autonomous—robots are being created with weapons already in …

Autonomous Cars

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)

It has been 15 years since the Concorde was grounded and commercial flight slowed to subsonic rates. But a new wave of aviation startups is gunning to break the sound barrier as soon as 2023<p>The first commercial supersonic era, from 1969 to 2003, had some well-documented issues. There was the tragic …

Aviation