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Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

Employment

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …

Employment

Sperm extraction machine yours for $13,000

A Chinese company developed a human sperm extraction machine for use in hospitals and other settings where human sperm may be required on the spot, …

Sperm

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being able to express your business idea in a clear, concise and coherent way is how entrepreneurs attract investment, new partners and talent. Pitching a new business to an audience, however, especially a large room full of potential …

Entrepreneurship

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) is a very serious condition in which a portion of the heart muscle dies, usually because its blood supply …

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Employment

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Workouts

What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a bunch of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>We share apartments with people we don't know or with our parents, live hand-to-mouth, and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and …

Mental Health

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment
Framing

Why Do Managers Treat Employees Like Children? Science Explains

This one thing terrifies the leader's brain more than anything--and triggers you into parent mode with employees.<p>There aren't many managers who, as they eat their morning Corn Flakes, think "How can I make my employees feel like children today?"<p>But parenting in the workplace occurs all too often.<p>As …

Employee Engagement

How to extend the warranty on your smartphone or laptop from 1 to 2 years without paying extra money

And yet even with the high price, when you are staring at your shiny new MacBook in the Apple Store and the salesperson is trying to force you to imagine breaking it, many of us cave. "OK, yes, I would like to buy AppleCare+."<p>It doesn't have to be that way.<p>There's a simple trick you can use to get …

Personal Finance

Optimal Stopping

<b>How to find the perfect apartment, partner, and parking spot</b><p>Imagine you’re searching for an apartment in San Francisco — arguably the most harrowing …

AMA report affirms human health impacts from LEDs

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected …

Medical Journals

Love by design: when science meets sex, lust, attraction and attachment

<i>CHANGING FAMILIES: In this ten-part series, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy</i> …

FDA Warns Antipsychotic Drug Can Cause Compulsive Sex and Gambling

The FDA warned Tuesday that the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole, which is found in medications like Abilify and Aristada, has been linked to …

Gambling

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 …

Self-improvement

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

Could this make building quantum computers much easier?

<b>One more piece to the puzzle</b><p>We love quantum computers. Previous articles have detailed the ways in which they represent the next great leap in …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Mechanics

Britain is sleepwalking into a new recession

The sleepers think that the economy has never been better. Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. Things are good. Most people, including you, are asleep.<p>And then there are the people who are awake. We call these people economists. They spend their time looking into the future, and mostly they see an …

Economics

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on Thursday.<p>"It turns out that 'play' is the strongest motivator for …

Motivation

The FinTech Landscape

Business Insider:In a new report from BI Intelligence, we provide a detailed overview of the fintech ecosystem, explain the challenges and …

Technological Change

Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

The UX Myth — 5 simple reasons why good UX isn’t THAT important for startups.

<i>This article first appeared on</i> <i>Originally US’ blog</i> <i>on my startup lessons and experiences.</i><p>If you had ever put thought into launching your own app or …

UX Design

Uber seeks $1 billion in funding—again

The ride-sharing juggernaut is reportedly seeking to raise $1 billion in funding just three months after closing its last mega-round, the <i>New York</i> …

Venture Capital