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5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Aurora, CanniMed end row with tie-up valued at more than $1-billion Subscriber content<p>TRADE Trudeau goes on NAFTA offensive with key U.S. executives in Davos Subscriber content<p>Canada offers to engage on Trump’s toughest demands in effort to spur NAFTA talks Subscriber …

Noam Chomsky: America’s infrastructure is broken

The linguist and activist on a bevy of topics ranging from the U.S.-Mexican border to the mortgage crisis<p>In order to understand the rationale behind the fortification of the border and the physical form it has taken in recent years, it is necessary to go back a little first. The US-Mexican border, …

Here's The Truth About Your 'Private' Health Insurance — It's Already A Big Government Program

I did not expect to spark mass outrage when I said this on Twitter Monday:<p>But I did get a lot of outrage. So let me explain why health insurance isn't like a toaster or, more to the point, why it isn't like other kinds of insurance.<p>Most insurance products are designed to turn an individual's risk …

Health Care

Buffett Family Puts Money Where Their Mouth Is: Food Security

Oh, what a job. You've got $3 billion to address society's most intractable problems. So what do you do?<p>If you're philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of famed investor Warren Buffett, you set a deadline: 40 years.<p>And you move at "fast-forward" speed (that's the way Warren describes his son's …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

Almost 6 million young Americans out of school, work, study says

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.<p>That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.<p>Other studies have shown that idle young adults …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology

Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

Website set up by mobile advertising company connects callers, sober or not, with congressmen's essential employees<p>"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect …

7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims<p><i>[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.”
 — Thomas Jefferson, quoting John Locke, …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

8 Reasons You Shouldn't Do Everything Internally

Bad habits are tough to break as you grow as a leader. As a young leader, I always felt I had to do everything in-house. Every penny mattered, so even if our attempt was half-assed, we were doing it ourselves. Realizing that you can’t do everything internally — and that it’s better to hire outside …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

The 100 Things Every 20-Something Needs To Realize

As Generation-Y, we’re the new frontier. We’ve experienced the largest generational gap in history and sometimes life isn’t easy. These are 100 rules …

New York City

No more debt!: The new plan to destroy tuition and loans

A new system would get rid of college debt, by making some schools free — with a novel way to pay it forward<p>If states are the laboratories of democracy, then what’s happening in Oregon's lab seems destined to become one of the most controversial higher education experiments of all. Championed by …

Science for potheads: Why they love to get high

There’s so much misunderstanding around marijuana. Here’s what’s really happening to people when they smoke weed<p>Drug warriors have long tried to smear marijuana as a dangerous scourge, seeking to criminalize possession of a leaf they clearly do not understand. The key to comprehending its effects …

Doctors Investigate Indian Baby for Spontaneous Combustion

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

Eli Lilly 'deeply concerned' by China bribery claims

<b>US drugmaker Eli Lilly has said it is "deeply concerned" by claims that it bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs.</b><p>Chinese paper 21st Century Business Herald cited a former staff, identified by a pseudonym, as saying the firm paid out 30m yuan ($4.9m; £3.1m).<p>The claims come at a time when China is …

Eli Lilly

Don't stop the music! Pandora ends 40-hour mobile limit

Six months after capping free mobile listening at 40 hours, Pandora is letting listeners keep the music going as long as they like without a fee, mostly because it's found other ways to crimp how long you tune in.<p>Pandora, the most popular radio service on the Internet, will let users listen to …

Pandora

Obama Called the Woman Who Prevented a School Shooting

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama called Antoinette Tuff on Thursday to thank her for preventing a massacre at a …

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

8 signs the rich have way too much money

They control our world but barely even live in it<p>The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich.<p>Here …

The $45-million idea to keep half of Africa’s doctors from leaving

To address Africa’s brain drain—which costs the continent $2 billion dollars, along with half its doctors, (pdf)—the African Development Bank (AfDB) is setting up a university geared toward science, technology and innovation.<p>Last week, AfDB approved a $45 million grant to establish the Pan African …

Economic Development