Mark Cortner

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The five rules of good midlife sex

It’s been said that sex in midlife is like going to the gym: you know you should probably do it a couple of times a week, but work, children and a mountain of life admin always seem to get in the way, leaving you too tired to bother (and vowing to do it next week instead).<p>But, just like regular …

Middle Age

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

Employment

The best free online business courses starting in April

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Educated … Empowered … Equal.</i><p>That's the dream if you're a working woman. For every woman who leans in, far more are left out.<p>Often overlooked and underpaid, many women still tip-are tip-toeing a cultural minefield in …

University of Illinois

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

The Triumph of Email

Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?<p>Email, <i>ughhhh</i>. There is too much of it, and the wrong kind of it, from the wrong people. When people aren’t hating their inboxes out loud, they are quietly emailing to say that they’re sorry for replying so late, and for all the …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

Minimalist Posters Show Inspirational Quotes From the World’s Greatest Minds

For years, designer Alex Szabo-Haslam of TruthStudio in Sheffield, UK scribbled down inspirational and thought-provoking quotes he found in books, blogs and films. Left in drawers, they soon began to collect dust. To bring the quotes back to life, he decided to unearth them and create a set of …

Posters

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Manual for iOS gives photographers DSLR-style control in a well-designed app

The default camera app on iOS 8 is basic by design and it works for most people. But if you’re a serious photographer who cares about adjusting every …

Microsoft’s New App Strategy: Turning Google Into A Dumb Pipe

Microsoft doesn’t just want its hands on every operating system. It also wants eyes in every cloud.<p>If you had made a list a couple of years ago of all the things you’d never expect Microsoft to do, it might have included a number of items.<p>Full-blown Office for iOS and Android? Sounds unlikely. Free …

Apps

Outlook Illustrates Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy

When your market share is firmly in the niche territory, when your handset business is focused on the low-end low-margin space, and when your mobile operating system is going to be quietly pushed aside for a grand unified vision, how do you stay relevant in the mobile space?<p>Software.<p>That appears to …

Windows Phone

This Is The Best Chromebook You Can Buy

A Chromebook is a relatively new type of computer. It doesn't run on Windows or OS X, but rather Google's Chrome operating system. Google's software is very basic, and it's meant to be used while connected to the Internet.<p>So if you're the type of person that really only uses a laptop for checking …

Consumer Tech

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

The best iPad, iPhone + Mac accessories at the 2015 CES

There are thousands of new Apple accessories at the 2015 CES – so many that it’s hard sometimes to separate what’s truly cool from everything else. Starting with HomeKit-integrated accessories, here’s our running list of <b>the best new iPad, iPhone, and Mac products 9to5Mac has seen at the show</b>. We …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

MATLAB

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

This Website Takes Amazon And Makes It 1,000 Times Better

Amazon is probably your go-to site when you've got a specific product in mind. It's easy to use, has great deals, and even throws in some pretty entertaining reviews now and then.<p>But you've got to admit that visually, Amazon is ... ugly. Like, super ugly. And if you're sick of digging through …

Wallpaper Weekends: The Summer

- May 10, 2014<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.<p>The …

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

Flickr 3.0

Flickr shipped a massive update to their iPhone app just a few days ago. As an avid user of both Flickr and an iPhone, I wanted to share my thoughts …

Eyefi launches cloud-based photo storage so you can instantly view pics on all your gadgets

Eyefi, the maker of Wi-Fi-enabled photo storage cards for digital cameras, is moving into the cloud today with a new image-storage service.<p>The new Eyefi Cloud service will let you instantly upload digital camera images to the cloud and then view them instantly on a smartphone, tablet, PC, or smart …

What Apps Will Look Like On The 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

In the past, when Apple has grown the screen of an iOS device — for example, with the transition from the iPhone 4s to the iPhone 5 — Apple has taken pains to keep the pixel density the same. The Retina Display on the iPhone 5 is 326 pixels per inch, just like the iPhone 4s. This makes it easier …

Gmail testing bevy of new features, report says

The Gmail mobile experience may soon become much cleaner and more user-friendly, according to a new Geek report.<p>Details obtained by the tech site suggest Google may introduce a host of handy, fresh features. Leaked screen shots apparently show a more refined user interface along with other new …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …