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Glassdoor raises $40M, valued around $1B, for a job search platform with peer reviews

As the job market becomes more competitive in some industries and unemployment holds steady and even drops in certain regions, job site Glassdoor is reaping some of the rewards.<p>The company — which helps people look for jobs and research companies that interest them based on feedback from others — …

Employment

The 10 Biggest Running Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you're a fitness runner or a sub-three-hour marathoner, you’ve probably committed one or more of the ten crimes listed below. But don't worry, these errors are easy to correct. We recruited renowned coaches Dr. Jason Karp, and Dr. Matt Moran to keep you running happy and injury-free.<p>#10: …

Running

With Sqreen, web developers can seamlessly find and avoid security threats

French startup Sqreen wants you to rethink how you deal with security for your web-based apps. With little effort, Sqreen can inspect, track and fix security holes, acting like a shield. You won’t have to change your workflow as Sqreen plugs to your existing app.<p>The startup just raised $2.3 million …

Apps

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Workouts

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

For many, the Internet of Things (IoT) remains a mystery -- words they've heard, maybe even a concept they understand, but not a relevant part of their life.<p>Of course, it wasn't that long ago when you could say the same thing about the Internet itself. Somewhere in the mid-1990s we moved from a …

Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free, will open source Xamarin runtime

Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user. This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition, Visual Studio Professional, and Visual Studio Enterprise.<p>Furthermore, Xamarin Studio for OS X is being made …

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Sleep

7 Amateur Bench-Press Moves That Will Restrict Your Chest Growth

Lots of guys know that the bench press is a great way to develop a Schwarzenegger-like chest. But what many guys <i>don't know</i> is that this venerable …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Workouts

A former Morgan Stanley VP wants investors to trust his 'robo-advisor' app with their savings

Paolo Galvani, a former VP at Morgan Stanley and a former MD at Deutche Bank, is the cofounder of MoneyFarm, a digital alternative to a traditional wealth manager.<p>MoneyFarm, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Milan, can be classed as a "robo-advisor." These are digital platforms that offer …

Robo-advisors

A retired Navy SEAL explains how to escape from a car trunk

Violent Nomads frequently operate in or near countries that are at war or in political crisis, and thus are vulnerable to being kidnapped for ransom—sometimes as a calculated attempt to thwart a mission, sometimes simply as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.<p>More and more …

Kidnapping

Robert De Niro takes on hospitality industry at the helm of Nobu empire

It’s been a very busy year for Robert De Niro, who at 72 shows no signs of slowing down. The two-time Oscar winner logged 165,000 miles of air travel in 2015. Maybe he, and not George Clooney, should have starred in “Up in the Air.”<p>But De Niro’s miles weren’t all acting-related.<p>The expansive …

Hospitality

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

The Brain

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Advertising

Here's The Best Way To Apply Deodorant, According To A Scientist

When was the last time anybody actually <i>showed</i> you how to wear deodorant? It seems self-explanatory: Take lid off. Wipe onto pit. Put lid back on. Smell good.<p>But are you really doing it right, in the way that it will be the most effective in keeping you dry and smelling fresh and fine? And how do …

Beauty

GOLDMAN: Here are the 3 big changes the Fed will make today besides raising rates

After a two-day meeting, the FOMC — the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee— is expected to announce on Wednesday that it is raising interest rates for the first time in nine years.<p>After keeping borrowing costs super-low to boost spending and mend an economy that was bashed by a financial …

Economics

11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

It’s very difficult to bounce back from a bad first impression—but that doesn’t mean you need to fear meeting new people. Tackle first-time …

How Evil Are You? This Quiz Will Rank You On The 'Dark Triad' Of Personality Traits

Many psychologists believe in a “dark triad” of personality traits that lurk within our minds. These traits include Machiavellianism (the desire to …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China<p>Sadly, magical fairy dust is not the secret behind Reed Flute Cave's glowing interior: Multi-colored lights have been …

National Parks

Why Does Bright Light Make Me Sneeze?

Short answer: It might be all in your head.<p>Perhaps as many as a quarter of us sneeze when we look at a bright light, a condition scientists have been calling “photic sneeze reflex” since 1954. But the condition goes back millennia. Aristotle proposed that the sun’s heat dries nasal fluid, causing …

Brainwaves

People Are Going Crazy for These Adorable Star Wars Robots

Google can now stream apps to your phone

Google's search results have included information from inside of apps for a couple years now, but Google has only ever been able to show those results if you have the app installed or if the app has a website, too. But now Google has another way: stream the entire app to your phone.<p>Google announced …

Apps

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,489.50, +6.49, (0.04%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,050.44, -2.75, (-0.13%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,986.02, +1.40, (0.03%)<p>And now, the top stories:<p><b>DON'T MISS: The once unthinkable has finally happened in North Dakota »</b>

USDOT

Why Does A Fly Landing On Your Arm Make You Itch?

It's due to special receptors in your skin, and the discovery could lead to a cure to chronic itchiness<p>Lots of things can make you itch. Skin infections, allergic reactions, and even certain kinds of cancer can trigger the irritating sensation. Often, these itchy signals are more than just …

Neuroscience

New Netflix Tool Could Ease Cloud Deployment for Big Companies

Netflix, the streaming video giant, is quite the cloud jockey after developing a number software tools that it uses to run applications efficiently …

Amazon Web Services

Trick Your Brain Into Seeing a B&W Photo in Full Color

Did you know that your brain can be tricked into seeing a black-and-white photo in full color? The 1-minute BBC clip above shows an example of this, …

TROUBLING: Oil and gas companies are edging toward default

In a note on Friday, JPMorgan's Vivek Juneja broke down the results from the 2015 Shared National Credits exam, a Federal Reserve initiative to review and classify large syndicated loans.<p>The review captures any loan bigger than $20 million that is shared by three or more supervised institutions. …

Loans

Gene Amdahl, The Man Behind The Mainframe, Dies At Age 92

His work remains in computer design today<p>Gene Amdahl, the man credited with pioneering mainframe design at IBM, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Growing up without electricity in South Dakota, Amdahl went on to study engineering physics and theoretical physics. When he was in graduate school at …

Wikimedia

Saudi Arabia's national debt is about to surge

The country's debt could rocket to as much as 50% of gross domestic product by 2020, from 6.7% this year, the report said.<p>It's not great timing.<p>The country's sovereign credit ratings were cut to "A+/A-1" from "AA-/A-1+" by the credit-rating company Standard and Poor's earlier this month.<p>In a …

Oil

Saudi Arabia's mission to blow everyone out of the oil market isn't over yet

The country's policy of pumping so much oil that prices stay too low for competitors to make a profit has led to losses at big oil companies, suppressed inflation globally, and even seen Saudi Arabia's own sovereign debt downgraded.<p>And the country has no plans to stop.<p>The chairman of Saudi Aramco, …

Oil