Marika Fernandez

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How to answer those bizarre job interview questions

<b>A colleague of mine once went for a job as a trader at an investment bank in the City.</b><p>During the interview he was asked, "How many one pence coins could you fit into this room?"<p>He immediately started doing some calculations, and after a minute or so, announced his "best guess" on the answer.<p>He did …

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Why Listening To The Spice Girls Was Insanely Inappropriate

Warning: You may never see the Spice Girls the same way again.

White House plan to arm Syrian rebels raises fears of terrorist links

As the White House appeared poised to send military aid to Syrian rebels, new concerns arose that the weapons will inevitably fall into the hands of terrorist groups who count themselves among hundreds of factions that form the rag-tag Free Syrian Army.<p>President Obama, seeking to stem a bloody …

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Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

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Revenge Wears Prada ‘gets fashion all wrong’

The sequel to The Devil Wears Prada is now out in US bookstores. But are representations of the fashion world in popular culture selling us a false image?<p>When Lauren Weisberger’s Revenge Wears Prada landed on my desk, I was wary. I’ve never read The Devil Wears Prada, Weisberger’s bestselling roman …

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