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It depends what you study, not where

A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with …

Angela Merkel

Why learn a foreign language: all the benefits of being Bilingual

What’s more, salary bonuses vary depending on the exact language in which you’re proficient. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few different secondary languages and their annual bonuses as reported by <i>The Economist</i>:<p>Spanish – 1.5 percent bonus<br>• French – 2.3 percent bonus<br>• German – 3.8 percent bonus<p>While you …

#SalaSocial Em busca de popularidade, jovens 'negociam' elogios no Instagram

<b>Ana Paula acaba de postar uma "selfie" clássica no Instagram: close no rosto, óculos escuros, sorrisão e dedos em riste com um "V de Vitória". Resultado imediato: 101 curtidas e dezenas de comentários - "linda", "diva", "gata", "musa", "top".</b><p>Mas a boa repercussão não é fruto do ângulo escolhido em …

Half of Employees Don’t Feel Respected by Their Bosses

When it comes to garnering commitment and engagement from employees, there is one thing that leaders need to demonstrate: Respect. That’s what we saw in a study of nearly 20,000 employees around the world (conducted with HBR and Tony Schwartz).<p>In fact, no other leader behavior had a bigger effect …

EXAME

Brasília – No próximo dia 5 de outubro, brasileiros escolherão presidente da República, governadores, senadores e deputados em <b>eleições</b> diretas. …

Can Starbucks Make 23,000 Coffee Shops Feel Unique?

Years ago, every Starbucks felt exactly the same. Now designers ask, can 23,000 Starbucks feel like 23,000 different coffee shops?<p>At Starbucks’s global headquarters in Seattle, a designer quietly ushers me down a shadowy hallway, tucked behind a room filled with boxes and photocopiers that it …

Coffee

Irmão de Campos defende candidatura de Marina pelo PSB

Ele afirmou ainda que sua perda afetiva é imensa e agradeceu em nome de sua família as mensagens de apoio recebidas

'Internet of things' is the most over-hyped technology, say analysts

The “internet of things” (IoT) is the most over-hyped technology in development today, according to tech analysts Gartner.<p>The firm puts the technology, which promises a world in which every electronic device has a sim card and its own presence on the net, at five to 10 years from actual …

Here's The Secret To Getting HBO Go Without Paying A Fortune For Cable TV

Wall Street Journal columnist Geoffrey Fowler says he's found a way to work around expensive cable plans, letting you get internet, HBO Go, and "the most basic of cable" from four of the big cable companies.<p>It's not a perfect plan—you're not cutting the cord entirely—but it's pretty close. Consider …

Here's A Fast And Beautiful Way To Never Forget Your Passwords Again

Passible does exactly what you'd like a password management app to do: It securely stores all of your log-in info, passwords, and credit card details in one place and makes it easy to quickly find and use them.<p>Passible just does it about 50% faster than competitors such as 1Password by requiring …

Após Copa 'esvaziada' nas ruas, manifestantes querem mobilização nas eleições - Brasil - iG

Especialistas acreditam que o fracasso de grupos de manifestantes em organizar protestos durante o Mundial se deveu em grande parte à ação dos Black …

This Robot Has Written More Wikipedia Articles Than Anyone Alive

You might think writing 10,000 articles per day would be impossible. But not for a Swede named Sverker Johansson. He created a computer program that has written a total of 2.7 million articles, making Johansson the most prolific author, by far, on the "internet's encyclopedia." His contributions …

Brilliant Management Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Companies welcome new hires into their "family," with the caveat that they can be fired at any time for any reason.<p>Employees profess loyalty but leave the minute a competitor offers a better job offer.<p>This dishonest relationship, argues LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, is causing companies to lose …

11 Pieces Of Advice These Insanely Successful People Got From Their Moms

When it comes to giving great life advice, moms just have a knack.<p>Even if it was as simple as "think good thoughts," chances are the first really great piece of advice you got came from your mom. The same holds true for some of the world's most successful people, several of whom are gathered below. …

Exercise Snacking: How to Make 1 Minute of Exercise Work Like 30 Minutes

Think of exercise the same way you think of food, and break it up into snack-sized sessions rather than marathon ones. That’s the message of the …

Exercise

5 Worst Questions to Ask Your Interviewer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Before your next interview, make sure you prepare an awesome list of impressive questions to ask your interviewer. Often times, hiring managers and …

Study: Snobby Salespeople Make You Want To Buy More Stuff

A snobby sales staff could be a serious asset to a luxury retailer, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and Southern Methodist University. Finally, high-end fashion companies have an economic incentive to be insulting!<p>Condescending salesmen are the mean girls of …

British Columbia

What's Really in Taco Bell Beef

The seasoned beef recipe section of Taco Bell’s website is going viral this week, as <i>ABC News, USA Today,</i> and <i>Business Insider</i> claim the page has been …

Food

What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: How Facebook rumors spread, and the rise of the collaborative news clip

How the web is playing out for local TV reporters, measuring customer satisfaction with paywalls, and how reporters think about comments: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — …

The Top 7 SEO Trends Dominating 2014

In September 2013, I wrote a post where I predicted the top 7 online marketing trends that would dominate 2014. Now that we’re reaching the midway point of 2014, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at where we’re at, particularly in terms of SEO.<p>Google has been busy over the past year, and …

Warren Buffett Turns The Heat On Coke

Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway<p>As of February 24, Berkshire owned 400 million shares of the company, just over 9 percent of the shares outstanding, according to Thomson Reuters data<p>Buffett said last week that he thought Coca-Cola's controversial equity compensation plan was …

Why PowerPoint Presentations Always Die After 10 Minutes And How To Rescue Them

Your audience will mentally check out of your next PowerPoint presentation after about 10 minutes. Given a presentation of moderately interesting content, your audiences’ attention will “plummet to near zero” after 9 minutes and 59 seconds, according biologist John Medina at the University of …

Pay for Movies Based on Screen Size? Head of Dreamworks Says It'll Happen

If Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has his way, the price to watch a movie will eventually depend on the size of the screen.<p>You’d pay a …

Animation

How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain

Working late on a project? Why staying up all night is the worst thing you can do.<p>When running up against a deadline, pulling an all-nighter may seem your only option to complete a project, but a recent study published in the Swedish journal, <i>Sleep</i> showed that, rather than boosting productivity, …