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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 …

Employment

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 …

iTunes

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> …

Star Wars

The best Metropolitan Museum of Art artwork

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a veritable universe of treasures, from tiny golden pins to an entire Egyptian temple. But the heart of its …

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

The right has a conspiracy theory to explain everything they don’t like. Living in a Fox News bubble doesn’t help<p>Don't tell Donald Trump, but conspiracy theories are for losers. Seriously. I mean it. This is huge. And nobody wants to talk about it.<br>OK, it's actually more complicated than that. Other …

Psychology

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> …

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 …

Government

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

In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Han Solo and Princess Leia join with a new generation to bring the epic saga to 2015<p>It is a bleak time for the …

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 …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

We don’t live in an ideal world where oppressors calmly hear out people they oppress before the sh*t hits the fan<p>So let’s get this out of the way: I don’t like riots.<br>Nobody likes riots. Money is lost. Property is destroyed. People get hurt and killed. Riots become a reason to institute martial law …

Rights & Freedoms

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 …

Political Science

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’ …

Medical Journals

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

A filmmaker’s look at a shocking crime reveals surprising cause for hope<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 what happened that night in Delhi.<p>The young woman had recently …

Crime

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 …

Gender Discrimination

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

If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past 150 years, it has grown dramatically as a share of GDP. And entrance into its ranks has become a great way to enter into the top 1 …

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

For decades, the idiot pundit class has pushed Democrats to the right after every loss. It’s not working this time<p>Thirty-four years ago, after a different disaster for Democrats, the pundit form known as the electoral postmortem reached an important milestone. It happened on the “MacNeil/Lehrer …

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

The Situation could take a lesson: Long before he was accomplished, Wilde made himself famous for being famous<p>I thought of Oscar Wilde when I read about the recent arrest of Mike (the Situation) Sorrentino. Can’t see the connection? Let me explain.<p>I wasn’t shocked to learn Sorrentino was taken into …

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>A recent poll showed that more than half of all people in this country don’t believe that the American dream is real. Fifty-nine percent of those polled in June agreed that “the American …

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

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …

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>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 an endless cycle of self-destructive warfare …

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>Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement.<p>A large portion of the public doesn’t …

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

Author Eduardo Galeano examines the side of world history we rarely ever see<p><b>Stalin</b><p>He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in the seminary the monks made him speak Russian.<p>Years later in Moscow, his south Caucasus accent still gave him away.<p>So he decided to become more …

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

It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an endless shooting gallery of hypocrites, con men, narcissists, and walking …

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 …

Religion

When an extremist Christian fundamentalist got to run a whole state

Kansas is the new battleground for the soul of the GOP. Sam Brownback’s term as senator should be a cautionary tale<p>Liberals throughout the land breathed a sigh of relief when Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas stepped down in 2008 and later decided to run for governor. Yes, the nation's gain was a …

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

Why this fight now? Who started it? What happened with the kidnapped Israeli teens? Getting to the bottom of myths<p>Palestinians just endured an exceptionally brutal weekend: In Gaza, the death toll crossed the appalling benchmark of 1,000, overwhelmingly civilians. In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers …

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

With “Her,” “Under the Skin,” and “Lucy,” ScarJo has morphed from run-of-the-mill sex symbol into something darker<p>“Lucy,” released this week, is many things: It’s director Luc Besson’s return to action filmmaking. It’s Scarlett Johansson’s first chance to play the lead in an action film, having …