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The 7 Secrets To An Eye-Catching, Gig-Nabbing Cover Letter

Hiring managers are trying to find a needle in an application haystack. Here are the sharpest ways to make your point.<p>“It is not uncommon for me to get 100 applications for one spot, so I’m constantly looking for reasons not to advance a candidate to the interview round,” writes Slate editor …

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes "Up" Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …

Weddings

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Success

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

Pin It It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which …

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

Top 10

500px Blog

Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

Cryptocurrency

Last Camera: A DIY 35mm Camera You Put Together, Lenses and Light Leaks Included

If you’re shopping for a young person who’d benefit from learning a little more about the principles of photography, you may want to consider the …

Former Ballet Dancer Shifts Attention to Creating Ethereal Imagery

With many years of training under her belt to become a professional ballet dancer, artist Kylli Sparre came to the realization that dance was not her …

Photography

Big Idea 2014: The Shift Change in Accounting

I can still hear the sound of the factory whistle at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Locust Point that signaled the shift change.<p>Welders, …

Big Idea 2014: It's Time to Play Moneyball

<i><br>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p>Investors sitting through …

10 Questions Job Candidates Should Be Asking You

Evaluating job candidates is tricky business since candidates are prone to tell you what you want to hear. For this reason, world-class interviewers pay just as much attention to the questions they’re asked as to the answers they’re given, because smart questions reveal a lot about the candidate’s …

50 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You probably already knew that your iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri, could send text messages and set alarms. But did you knows that it can also show you pictures of puppies?<p>This new video by PhoneBuff shows off 50 of Siri's coolest features, many of which you may not have used before. Did you …

The 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters -- Finally Answered

There’s a lot of resume advice out there—and some of it conflicting. Which makes it pretty hard for you, the job seeker, to know what to do. Should you stick to the one-page format, or is it OK to veer onto the second page? Will a creative resume catch the eye of a hiring manager, or do most people …

Words From Madiba: 14 Of Nelson Mandela's Best Quotes

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and celebrated political leader, passed away on Thursday at his home.<p>The 95-year-old inspired …

A Timelapse Video About a Man, a Beard and a 4646km Walk through China

On his 26th birthday, Christoph Rehage went out for a walk. 4646 miles later…<p>Throughout his yearlong journey from Beijing to Ürümqi, Rehage took a …

Color Lookup Adjustment Layers in Photoshop CS6

The new Color Lookup Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS 6 has several options (3DLUT File, Abstract, and Device Link) that are used to load different …

Why can’t today’s graduates get hired?

Here are some stories from the new world of work.<p>A 29-year-old woman (I'll call her Chris) is trying to land a job as a communications professional. She's a personable self-starter, with undergraduate and master's degrees from good universities, plus two diplomas. Currently she's working at her …