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This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

The BBC is rolling out a new font designed for mobile screens

The font is easier to read and will save the broadcaster money<p>The BBC announced on Thursday that it is changing its branding guidelines to BBC Sport, and that it is using the update to start rolling out a new font that will be used across the broadcaster’s portfolio of TV and digital platforms. The …

Mobile Devices

The real problem with that Google employee’s viral anti-diversity memo is bigger than Silicon Valley

A Google employee created an uproar this weekend when his manifesto about criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives went viral among employees. The senior software engineer claimed the diversity programs discriminated against employees like himself by creating an “ideological echo chamber …

Silicon Valley

Inside the world of Silicon Valley's 'coasters' — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

On a sunny summer morning, a Facebook engineer woke up to go to work but felt ill, ran to the bathroom and threw up. "I thought I was getting sick," the engineer recalled.<p>It wasn't a virus or food poisoning. The engineer was having a bad reaction to the thought of going to work.<p>This person was …

“Reclaiming my time”: Strategies from a scholar of chronemics, the study of time

“We kill time, time buries us,” wrote Machado de Assis, the Brazilian novelist, in 1881. It’s an ageless axiom, even if “time to kill” is rare these days. We fight time. We save time. We wring it out so as not to waste a drop of it. We watch time carefully, but still can’t say where it goes.<p>That’s …

Maxine Waters

These popsicles are made from polluted water - CNN Style

Written by Jacopo Prisco, CNN<p>They may seem appetizing at first, but you wouldn't want to take a bite: these popsicles are made of polluted water. They are the creation of three design students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts, Hong Yi-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Zheng Yu-di.<p>"The water …

New technology promises a comfortable high heel, but begs the question: Why wear heels at all?

The comedian Henry Youngman was famous for his one-liners. In one of his better-known jokes, a patient visits the doctor. “Doctor, it hurts when I do this,” the patient says, to which the doctor replies: “Don’t do that!”<p>As leagues of women will attest, it hurts to wear high heels. “They’re so …

High Heels

Want a Better Relationship? Ask Your Partner This Question

Four little words may be the perfect fix when your relationship needs a tune-up.<p>“How are you feeling?”<p>In eight years of marriage, it was the question Sunshine Spoils Milk blogger Kimberly Zapata never thought to ask her husband. The duo had been together since they were high school sweethearts …

Marriage

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

How to Support Employees’ Learning Goals While Getting Day-to-Day Stuff Done

Many of the most successful people had to fight tooth and nail for opportunities to learn new skills and advance up the corporate ladder. That’s often because what they wanted to learn and achieve wasn’t in sync with what their bosses wanted for them. <i>You’re not a data scientist. You’re not cut out</i> …

Human Resources

Whiteboard Session: How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role

Whiteboards

Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long

When Bre-Yanna Cameron was in middle school, singing and acting meant one thing to her: escape. Performing was the only time she felt liberated — no bullies, no fights, no peer pressure, no doubts.<p>A dedicated drama teacher saw in Ms. Cameron’s clear, soulful voice a lifeline out of the inner city …

College & University

Meet David Beckham's yoga trainer - who wants to banish your Dad bod

Good news for all sweat-drenched, middle-aged men who struggle through grueling gym classes a week in the sad battle against ‘Dad bod’: you are wasting your time.<p>Throw away your Fitbit, smash your Apple Watch and stop counting the calories. What you really need is yoga.<p>This is the gospel according …

The Biggest Home Trends of Spring 2017

A modern fable: <i>Woman checks Pinterest with intention of finding an</i> <i>easy weeknight dinner recipe</i> <i>only to be discovered hours later by her</i> …

Home Decorating

The Top 40 Graduation Songs Of All Time

Graduation, or commencement, is one of the most important and memorable ceremonies in life. The music that accompanies the ceremony will often be …

Music

The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now

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Leadership

This Impossibly Chic Fragrance Line Is the Best-Kept Secret of Kate Middleton and Other Royals

I love a good secret, but I find beauty secrets particularly invigorating. Celebrity makeup preferences divulged by artists, intel on undetectable lash extensions, and A-list-approved dermatologist recommendations are all facts that I collect and hoard like a magpie. That's why I was completely …

Beauty

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Number of Siblings Makes a Difference

No siblings? No problem. Here's what that means for your creativity.<p>Only children get a bad rap. But the lack of siblings isn't all that bad for kids. In fact, being an only child might make you more creative.<p>This conclusion comes from a study published in <i>Brain Imaging and Behavior.</i> Researchers …

Siblings

Hobbit House, Inside and Out

Isn't this an adorable Hobbit house? Redditor KahlumG has lots of pictures of it. His uncle built it back in the 1980s near Tomach, Scotland. The …

The Hobbit

Darren Oorloff’s record sleeves are art directing the future

Australian art director and illustrator Darren Oorloff gains creative inspiration from a very unknown entity, the future. The influence of futuristic …

Graphic Design

Edible Innovations: Common Garden Develops Open Source Farming Techniques

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Farming

‘TypeNotes’: A Zine Dedicated To Those Who Love Typography And Design

Image via Fontsmith Shop<p><b>Type foundry Fontsmith</b> has launched a new print magazine called <i>TypeNotes</i> that is dedicated to typography and graphic design. …

Typography

How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback

Too many managers avoid giving any kind of feedback, regardless of whether it’s positive or negative. If you work for a boss who doesn’t provide feedback, it’s easy to feel rudderless. It can be especially disorienting if you’re new in the role, new to the company, or a recent graduate new to the …

Management

Here Are The Albums You Absolutely Need To Hear This Month

Though January is traditionally a slow month for new music, 2017 decided to change all that. I feel like more great albums came out this month than have in a lot of other Januarys, and given the other uh, political changes that accompanied the new year, music continues to be the perfect escape when …

This Powerful Leg Exercise Will Sculpt and Tone With No Equipment

Get ready to work the hips and glutes with this simple at-home move, all while getting your heart rate up for some cardio. Let's do this!<p>Here's how to do the lateral shuffle with a touch — it'll work your hip flexors, quads, calves, hamstrings, glutes, AND your abs!<p>Keeping a tight core and a soft …

Is this the world's most dramatic cruise destination?

A huge roar erupted as I entered the dining room. Passengers were rushing to the starboard windows to see whales – lots of them. To scenes of mild hysteria on board the animals arced gracefully out of the water. Fine blowhole sprays peppered the water’s surface. Finally, a huge tail was flourished …

European Travel

11 tricks to optimize your chances of getting pregnant

<i>Adapted from Yeah Baby!</i><p>It's kind of ironic, isn't it? As younger women, we spend a considerable amount of effort trying not to get pregnant. Then, when the time comes to completely reverse that mind-set, it can be a little disorienting. Please don't let me be pregnant somehow turns into Please let …

This Savvy Cat Is Extremely Good At Taking Selfies

It's basically an album cover.<p>Selfies are all the rage nowadays, but they're a complicated art form. You have to get the angle just right, and your arm never seems long enough for the shot you want. But a tabby cat named Manny is so good at it, he genuinely makes it look easy.<p>Of course, he isn't</i> …