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If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

5 Forbidden Books You Don’t Want to Read

The unnamed scholar of Jorge Luis Borges’ short story of the same name comes into the possession of this madness-inducing tome courtesy of a …

Kirkville - AppleScripts to Manage Classical Works and Movements in iTunes 12.5

As I recently reported, iTunes 12.5, currently in beta and due for release in the fall with macOS Sierra, will improve the way you can tag and …

Rian Johnson Names the Six Classic Films That Inspired the Tone of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

While the film that had the most direct influence on the forthcoming <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> is certainly <b>J.J. Abrams</b>‘ <i>The Force Awakens</i>, director <b>Rian</b> …

The best Metropolitan Museum of Art artwork

Best Metropolitan Museum of Art artwork<p>1<p>Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565<p>Bruegel's fanfare for the common man is considered one of the …

20th Century

Conspiracy theories are for losers: Science explains why conservatives see sneaky cabals in every defeat

<b>Antonin Scalia, Donald Trump (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Danny Moloshok/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The right has a conspiracy theory to explain everything they don’t like. Living in a Fox News bubble doesn’t help<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 19, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Don't tell Donald Trump, but conspiracy …

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

Feminism

The next stop in the GOP war on Trump

Saturday’s primaries and caucuses will be a test of whether the establishment’s assault is doing anything to slow Trump down.<p>Republicans’ latest, and possibly last, strategy to take down Donald Trump is about to be tested.<p>Saturday’s set of GOP nominating contests lacks the hype accorded to Super …

‘Star Wars’ Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year

It is a bleak time for the Republic. It is a period of great struggle for the entire planet, and not only is the dark side winning, it’s no longer …

How to delete mysterious ‘other’ data from your iPhone and iPad

There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.<p>In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to …

Lars Iyer: 'Real philosophers feel a burning sense of vocation'

A contemporary version of Wittgenstein, my central character has much in common with the great thinker, but faces hard challenges in the modern university<p>I like to write about philosophers in my fiction, but what a gloriously difficult subject philosophy is! EM Cioran asks: “How can a man be a …

“I condemn the riots in the same breath that I condemn the police brutality, the systemic racism, the disenfranchisement of black America”

<b>(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>We don’t live in an ideal world where oppressors calmly hear out people they oppress before the sh*t hits the fan<p>Arthur Chu<p>May 2, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This story has been corrected since it was originally published.<p>So let’s get this out of the way: I don’t like riots.<p>Nobody …

What's left of the French left? | France

Last month a majority of the French electorate (66 percent) voted for the right wing - the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy and other centre-right parties - in the second round of regional elections.<p>While this vote does not necessarily represent a turning …

Carol Morley: ‘Mass hysteria is a powerful group activity’

Fainting, twitching, nausea… What is really going on when a group – and it’s almost always teenage girls – exhibit real symptoms without organic cause? Carol Morley explains how her fascination with mass psychogenic illness led to her film The Falling, the story of a fainting epidemic at a girls’ …

Convicted Delhi rapist: “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back”

<b>Mukesh Singh (AP)</b><p>A filmmaker’s look at a shocking crime reveals surprising cause for hope<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>March 2, 2015 3:16pm (UTC)<p>"A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy." That's how Mukesh Singh explains it. Those are his words, from death row. That's what he says justifies …

Seven out of ten Asian students are victims of rape, bullying or other violence

Gender discrimination, it seems, starts at home and ends with further disparity—and violence—in schools.<p>A report by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and child rights non-profit Plan International has found that seven out of ten adolescent girls and boys in elementary schools in …

How to deal with Wall Street and income inequality in one fell swoop

<b>David Koch, Jamie Dimon (AP/Evan Agostini/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Jezper via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 30, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past …

Thomas Frank: Phony spin even Fox News won’t buy

<b>Sean Hannity, Karl Rove (Fox News)</b><p>For decades, the idiot pundit class has pushed Democrats to the right after every loss. It’s not working this time<p>Thomas Frank<p>November 23, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Thirty-four years ago, after a different disaster for Democrats, the pundit form known as the electoral …

Oscar Wilde invented Kim Kardashian: Sex tapes, the new celeb culture, and the importance of being famous

<b>(AP/Zacharie Scheurer)</b><p>The Situation could take a lesson: Long before he was accomplished, Wilde made himself famous for being famous<p>David M. Friedman<p>November 2, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>I thought of Oscar Wilde when I read about the recent arrest of Mike (the Situation) Sorrentino. Can’t see the …

7 facts that show the American dream is dead

A living wage, retirement security and a life free of debt are now only accessible to the country’s wealthiest<p>Richard (RJ) Eskow<p>October 25, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A recent poll showed that more than half of all people in this country don’t believe that the …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

From 9/11 to the ISIS videos: The darkness we conjured up

The ISIS videos depict dreadful crimes. But the scariest thing about them may be what they tell us about ourselves<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 6, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks – the event that announced “the end of the end of history” and plunged the United States into …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Robert Reich: American democracy is diseased

The former secretary of labor explains how we can wrest power back from our corporate overlords<p>Robert Reich<p>August 20, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The …

The secret history of war — from Stalin to George W. Bush | Salon.com

<b>George W. Bush</b><p>The secret history of war — from Stalin to George W. Bush<p>Author Eduardo Galeano examines the side of world history we rarely ever see<p>Eduardo Galeano<p>August 19, 2014 1:05pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch, and is excerpted from “Mirrors: Stories of Almost</b> …

Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

<b>Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)</b><p>It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>Thomas Frank<p>August 10, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an …

The stigma of being an atheist in the US

<b>Atheists in the US are rallying together, launching a new TV programme and providing support for those who go public with their beliefs.</b><p>"Sometimes things need to be said, and fights need to be fought even if they are unpopular. To the closeted atheists, you are not alone, and you deserve …

When an extremist Christian fundamentalist got to run a whole state

<b>(AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Kansas is the new battleground for the soul of the GOP. Sam Brownback’s term as senator should be a cautionary tale<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>August 2, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Liberals throughout the land breathed a sigh of relief when Senator Sam …

Debunking the myths about Gaza: The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points

<b>A Palestinian man carries the lifeless body of a child to an emergency room at Shifa hospital in Gaza City last week. (AP/Khalil Hamra)</b><p>Why this fight now? Who started it? What happened with the kidnapped Israeli teens? Getting to the bottom of myths<p>Omar Baddar<p>July 28, 2014 11:01pm (UTC)<p>Palestinians …

From coquette to cold-eyed killer: How Scarlett Johansson became the face of female horror

<b>Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy"</b><p>With “Her,” “Under the Skin,” and “Lucy,” ScarJo has morphed from run-of-the-mill sex symbol into something darker<p>Sady Doyle<p>July 22, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“Lucy,” released this week, is many things: It’s director Luc Besson’s return to action filmmaking. It’s Scarlett …