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These phone models have highest failure rate: is your device on the list?

• Samsung is number one on the list of manufacturers with high failure rates, according to a new report.<br>• Xiaomi and Motorola were number two and three, respectively.<br>• Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 was number one on the list of phone models with high failure rates.<p>A new report, covering mobile device repairs, has …

Mobile Technology

6 Best Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Parks

Located about 50 miles northeast of Zion National Park in southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park gets far less visitors than Zion or the Grand …

National Parks

Fat-Loss Coach Says Do These 6 Things For 2 Weeks to Start Losing Weight

Trying to lose weight but struggling with how to get started and be successful? With so much weight-loss advice bombarding you from every direction, it can be hard to know where to begin, what works, and how much to do. Carter Good, a fat-loss coach with over 400K Instagram followers, says to …

Nutrition

8 free fitness apps that can help you get in shape — and what they're best for

Getting in shape can change your life.<p>Regular exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have. It can improve your physical health, fight disease, extend your life, boost your mood and memory, combat anxiety and depression, and more. Plus, it just feels good to be fit.<p>If you don't …

Exercise

Most highly paid programmers know Python. You can learn it via an online course for just $44.

Contrary to what <i>Silicon Valley</i> portrays, you’ll need more than drive and intelligence to land a high-paying job in the tech world. You’ll need to be …

Python Programming

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

Leadership

There's a difference between walking and running for exercise — here's how to know which you should choose

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.</i><p>Running and walking are both excellent forms of exercise. Those who regularly do either typically have healthier hearts, stronger bones, and lower body weights than their sedentary counterparts.<p>The current Physical …

Exercise

Top 10 Great Hikes in Banff National Park – Hiking Alberta

Choosing a dozen great day hikes from hundreds of possibilities in Banff National Park is somewhat akin to choosing which fish in the barrel one …

Hiking

Vancouver’s Best Restaurants, Ranked

The Scout 25 is what you should feel confident giving to anyone who asks “Where should I eat in Vancouver?” It’s our list of the city’s best and most …

Vancouver

7 LinkedIn tips and tricks to help you make connections and find your next job

It's no secret that recruiters scour LinkedIn for potential job candidates. Indeed, your LinkedIn might even be your first point of contact with a recruiter or a potential employer.<p>If you want to become a LinkedIn networking powerhouse, and maybe find your best job, here are some tips and tricks to …

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Employment

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

Germany

Berlin's important 20th-century history, Bavaria's charming castles, and Munich's Oktoberfest celebration should put this country high on your …

The top 15 cities around the world where people get paid more to work less

Vacation time allowance in the US after one year of employment is, arguably, pretty miserable.<p>In fact, the US is the only advanced country without a national vacation policy. The average American today takes less time off than a medieval peasant, who enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the …

Here are 17 of the highest-paying jobs at Google

Google loves its engineers.<p>But there's a lot more to running Google than just programming. And Google is willing to pay top dollar for the best candidates, regardless of the field, according to annual salary data we pulled from Glassdoor.<p>The way the salary data on Glassdoor is aggregated involves …

Top 10 Incredible Lakes in Canada

The land of thousands of lakes. Most of them are located in the mountains: the azure alpine lakes from Canada have been the most recognizable in the …

And the best US beach is ....

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heading to the beach this summer? Perhaps you'll be enjoying the sun and sand at one of the top 10 beaches in the USA .<p>For 2018, Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui is No. 1, according to coastal sciences professor Dr. Beach.<p>Dr. Beach, also known as Stephen P. Leatherman, has been releasing an annual …

Outer Banks

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

Employee Engagement

The Top 10 Hiking Getaways in Northern California

When I was a kid my mom would retain her sanity each summer by sending me off on a 10-day YMCA backpacking trip with a bunch of strangers (which, by …

AC Hotel will open in Sunnyvale this summer

SUNNYVALE — The number of hotels in Silicon Valley is about to grow, with a new AC Hotel slated to arrive in Sunnyvale this summer.<p>AC Hotels is …

Americans can now visit 'China's Hawaii' without a visa — and the photos will make you want to drop everything and go there immediately

American citizens interested in exploring China are in luck. China's government announced that, starting May 1, citizens from the US, the UK, Canada, and a dozen of other European and Asian countries can visit Hainan Island for up to 30 days without a visa.<p>Hainan Island, known as the "Hawaii of …

3 spectacular Bay Area hikes on Mt. Tam, Umunhum and more

Oakland volcanoes, the South Bay’s strange monolith and Dipsea adventures await when you head out on the Bay Area’s spectacular hiking trails. Ready …

Talent war in Silicon Valley demands high salary

Employees at Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. earned "a median pay package of more than $197,000" in 2017, around 18% lower than Facebook's …

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these 2 skills.<p>Everyone has a great boss story. Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a midsize hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his servant-leadership …

Leadership

General / All-Purpose Cover Letter Sample and Writing Tips

Updated June 22, 2018<p>When you apply for a job, you may be required to submit a cover letter with your resume. Even if it isn't required, it's …

Employment

5 must-see California state historic parks make time travel real

Time travel has long fascinated novelists, screenwriters, readers and filmgoers. Just look at the popularity of HBO’s hit “Westworld.” The idea of …

Puesto bringing its gourmet tacos to Santa Clara, Concord

A popular La Jolla-based Mexican restaurant known for its upscale tacos on freshly made tortillas — think lobster, filet mignon and tamarind shrimp — …

Mount Umunhum: Big crowds, five times what was expected, flock to newly opened Bay Area summit

For generations, hikers, bicyclists and motorists looking for a sweeping view have ventured up the Bay Area’s most distinctive and popular peaks: …

By the numbers: How attainable is the ‘California Dream’ today?

<b>FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES</b><p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Is the California Dream still valid? Compared to the rest of the nation, we are expensive – and making</i> …