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The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs Right Now

Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 7.6% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.<p>With this in mind, Forbes set out to determine which master’s …

Dollar General's Secret Ingredient This Year? Cigarettes

What’s the difference between Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree? For investors, it’s Dollar General’s stellar performance.<p>The discount chain store said last week its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 14% as foot traffic improved and shoppers spent more per visit. Comparable same-store …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

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Will Viacom Deal Boost Brightcove's Shares?

On September 10, Brightcove — a video cloud services provider with 6,300 customers in 65 countries — announced that Viacom is using its service. My September 10 interview with Brightcove CEO, David Mendels, suggests that this deal could accelerate the company’s growth.<p>More specifically, Viacom — …

Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In this four-part series, writer Polly Brewster explores avoiding common legal mistakes.</i><p>You've carefully chosen the words, sights and sounds that will represent your company. Those assets are important parts of your company's intellectual …

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Marshawn Lynch has 3 TDs as Seahawks silence Niners

SEATTLE -- Richard Sherman celebrated by dancing with cheerleaders, Marshawn Lynch cut, plowed and strolled his way to three touchdowns, and Pete …

Real Madrid Makes Ronaldo Highest Paid Soccer Player With $200 Million Deal

Two of the world’s most valuable sports brands–Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo–have come to terms on a five-year, $206 million contract that will keep the Portuguese striker with the Spanish soccer team through the 2020 season.<p>In our most recent take on the world’s most valuable sports brands, …

Delayers Rock Club Life With Massive Guest Mix [Free Download]

<b>Tiesto</b>’s latest club life episode was nothing short of spectacular as he dominated the first hour with huge tracks from <b>Starkillers</b>, <b>Arty</b>, <b>Avicii</b>, and …

Articles about emerald city 5 modern homes seattle on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>The Dwell …

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Scotland’s Western Isles

TravelDigital Nomad<p>I am always drawn to islands—the more windswept and remote, the better.<p>Thus I always dreamt of visiting <i>Na h-Eileanan Siar,</i> or the Western Isles of Scotland (also known as the Outer Hebrides). Thanks to travel brochures and back issues of our very own <i>National Geographic</i>, I …

China Mobile Has 42 Million iPhone Users

A recent Sina Tech column (spotted first by Unwired View) has highlighted the importance of China Mobile to Apple — it is more than simply the fact that China Mobile, as the world’s largest carrier, has over 740 million subscribers. Rather, there is an intriguing number behind the operator’s …