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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

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The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Meet the next big thing in finance: Gautam Kaul - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

Gautam Kaul hasn't won a Nobel Prize. But the Michigan finance professor is a bigger online phenom than Robert Shiller.<p>When Gautam Kaul speaks, hundreds of thousands of people listen.<p>Kaul, a professor of finance at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, has become an Internet …

To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week

Is it possible for an entire company to work a four-day week, grow revenue by 120% per year and do millions of dollars in yearly sales?<p>Yes.<p>At Treehouse, the online school I founded in 2010, we figured out how.<p>We work a 4-day week, and in just 32 hours per week, here’s what we’ve been fortunate to …

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How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

What every man should know about fashion in 2014

PR<p>It's OK to grow a beard if you're Jeremy Paxman or a Shoreditch barista<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/9/1397054558633/Jeremy-Paxman-with-a-bear-008.jpg<p>460<p>AP<p>Just because a pair of sunglasses looked cool on Steve McQueen, doesn't mean they'll suit you. …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Ketamine may help treat depression, UK study finds

The first UK study to give ketamine to severely depressed patients has found that it had dramatic positive effects on some long-standing sufferers who had not responded to other treatments.<p>The government announced in February that ketamine would be upgraded to a Class B banned substance in the face …

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>We love our high complications and luxury masterpieces as much as the next watch nerd. But our bias is for timepieces …

3 Steps To Pursuing Your Ideal Career

There’s often a gap between identifying what you naturally gravitate toward and gain energy from and how that translates into your full-time work. Take a deep breath and dive in with these three steps that’ll start closing it.<p>Someone recently told me that the time he spent unemployed was the best …

Self-improvement

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i><p>I didn’t have any money so couldn’t start a business. And even if I started one, I didn’t have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Big Bang Video By Kurzgesagt Is The Best Way To Spend Six Minutes Today

The Big Bang - a pretty difficult concept to get your head round, right?<p>How could there be absolutely nothing before it? How could everything come …

How to set up your own personal home cloud storage system

Storing documents on file sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive has become a common practice online in the last five years. In that time, as …

Report: Less than 1 percent of mobile gamers responsible for half of all in-app purchases

With the runaway success of <i>Candy Crush Saga,</i> it's perfectly natural to wonder just how many people are dropping coin in freemium mobile games. One firm's answer, however, might surprise you. A very small number -- 0.15 percent, to be exact -- of total mobile payers contribute half of monthly …

Risks of not having contracts of employment in place

What are the risks of not having employment contracts with your workers?<p>A contract of employment is an agreement that exists between an employer and …

10 Tips For Winning Over Your Colleagues

Do you have colleagues who are curt, callous, or just plain cold toward you?<p>It’s not uncommon for employees to find themselves in a situation where they’re not universally loved within their workplace, says Rita Friedman, a Philadelphia-based career coach. “It’s rare that you can find a group of …

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Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

22 of the best ways to save money in the New Year

A new year, a new you and time to get your finances in shape.<p>We've put together 22 tips to help get you started.<p>1. Ditch your bank and earn up to £200<p>Switching is quicker and easier than you think. And it can garner you instant cash.<p>HSBC* is currently offering £200 to new customers who switch its …

11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

Christmas sales: start dates and how to find the best bargains

Most shops start clearances on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day - and some begin even sooner.<p>The thought of throngs of shoppers searching for a bargain may fill you with excitement or dread. But like it or not, Christmas is the biggest spending period of the entire year – and it is shaping up to be a …

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How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses, …

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Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

How It Works: A Laser-Powered Ear Implant to Boost Hearing

Directly stimulating human cells with light<p>Hearing loss from weapons and explosive devices has been the No. 1 disability in this country's modern military conflicts, saddling thousands of veterans with anything from tinnitus to deafness. Now a new generation of laser-based implants promises to …