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This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

9 Weird Interview Questions Companies Use to Reveal Your True Self | Inc.com

Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your biggest weakness? Why should we hire you?<p>If you've interviewed for enough jobs, you've probably answered those questions so many times you could do it in your sleep. They're cliche, they're predictable, and much of the time, they fail to elicit …

Employment

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

Marketing

How to Make Money at Home With a Membership Site

For many entrepreneurs, passive income options are the top choice because while they take time to set up, once they’re running, the amount of effort …

These 13 Exercises Will Prepare You for Work's Toughest Situations

In college, <b>Maggie Leung</b> had a job that was truly a nightmare.<p>She worked at a rental car outfit that would routinely overbook their fleet. Her …

Management

Here's what to say when you only have 3 minutes to make a great impression

Have you ever bumped into your boss in the lobby or elevator and thought, "What luck! An opportunity to get in their good graces." and then, immediately, "Oh no, what should I say?" I have.<p>Too often, I'd chicken out and say something lighthearted and predictable about the weather. Or, I'd fish for …

Video Conferencing

Want to Work at Amazon? Here's How to Answer the Most Important Interview Questions | Inc.com

Is Amazon's second North American headquarters coming to a city near you? Dozens of communities around North America are making their pitches this week--hoping to land a $5 billion complex and 50,000 new high-paying jobs.<p>If your city lands the new HQ, or if you're willing to relocate even if it …

Employment

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Northern Italy

The 12 movies with the best cinematography of all time

Currently, Roger Deakins' masterful work in the visually stunning "Blade Runner 2049" has led to one recurring question above all: W <i>ill Roger finally win the Oscar?</i>Among the more striking aspects of Deakins' accomplishment is the use of color: Virtually every shot has a different palette.<p>It feels …

Cinematography

How To Bypass The HR Department -- And Get The Job

I’ve been an HR leader since 1984 so I am not the first person one would expect to recommend that job-seekers avoid the HR department when they’re job-hunting.<p>However, that is what they must do if they want to avoid having their resume and/or job application lost in the Black Hole!<p><b>Watch on …

Employment

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

FBI

The Tupac Biopic: What Took So Long?

Though he had been releasing music for only five years when he was killed in 1996 at age 25, Tupac Amaru Shakur’s surplus star power has fueled dozens of posthumous albums, books, documentaries, online conspiracy theories and even a short-lived Broadway musical. In recent years, he has popped up as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas

Remember when you first started blogging?<p>Your mind was flooded with great blog post ideas – coming up with them wasn’t challenging.<p>Instead, executing …

Infographics

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Employment

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Dear pen pal: how writing letters to strangers is making a comeback

You might assume email and social media had killed off the traditional pen pal, but simple letter writing has an enduring appeal, as three sets of correspondents testify<p>For many of us, pen pals were a staple part of childhood. Schools, Guides and Scouts groups regularly paired up overseas buddies, …

10 Reasons to Write Letters | The Postman's Knock

I am guilty of pushing snail mail on you just about every other blog post. But you know how when you discover something really great, you want to …

Calligraphy

How You Can Easily Express “Thank You” for a Disappointing Gift [Writing Guide]

Bad gifts are inevitable.<p>The person who gave you the gift probably values the purchase 67% more than you do.<p>And if you’re getting a gift from a man, …

When Saying “Great Job!” May Actually Backfire: Tapping into the psychology of praise

First, let’s take a praise test.<p>Below are 3 scenarios. In each one, pick the statement of praise that you feel offers the most encouragement and …

How to Write a Great Letter, According to One of History’s Best Correspondents

For centuries, biographers have been able to rely on a priceless resource when it comes to 18th, 19th and 20th century figures: their subjects’ …

Literature

The USB jack we've been using since 1996 could soon become obsolete

On Wednesday, Intel said it would make its Thunderbolt 3 technology royalty-free, which gives any device manufacturer much better incentive to use the technology. It said that would take effect "next year."<p>Intel's Thunderbolt 3 technology uses the USB type C, or USB-C, standard to plug devices into …

USB Type-C

Make Your Subjects Appear to Float with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Compositing Technique (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick tutorial enabling you to create unique images with subjects appearing to float within a scene. The interesting technique involves …

In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran’s president has rekindled hope for liberals in the country. During his first term, Iran began edging closer to …

Architecture

‘I guess you are here for the opium’: Investigator stumbles across $500 million in poppy plants

Cody Xiong cracked open his door, saw the investigator on his porch and 'fessed up, authorities say.<p>“I guess,” Xiong said, “you are here for the opium.”<p>The investigator wasn't. But suddenly, he was intrigued.<p>What followed was a massive opium bust, based entirely on a North Carolina poppy grower who …

Crime

Five Good Answers To The Question 'What's Your Greatest Weakness?'

Dear Liz,<p>I always panic when I get the interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?”<p>Like you, I don’t think my weaknesses are anybody’s business, but I don’t want to embarrass myself or the interviewer by saying so.<p>I suspect that the person interviewing me didn’t decide to ask that question …

Employment

Designer Makes Music Poster with Simple Chat Screenshot and It’s Kind of Brilliant

When graphic designer Dave Blackhurst was asked by his friend Tom to make a poster for their bar’s upcoming shows, he was able to turn around a …

Graphic Design

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

Communicate

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

Management