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I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Despite evidence to the contrary, we may still be living in a computer simulation

Scientists last week published research indicating that, by current means, it would be impossible for us to live in a computer simulation. It turns out reality is natural and this is, evidently, the only universe that exists.<p>Then again, classical computers are on the verge of being replaced by the …

Quantum Computing

Why this tech startup CEO listed all of his employees' salaries online for anyone to see

The company, which was founded in 2010 and has no central office, embraces near total transparency among its 65 global employees, including the typically secretive topic of money.<p>Buffer's radical decision to make its salaries public is unique.<p>While the idea of salary transparency has been a recent …

Employment

Historical Perspectives: Meet The Very First Smartwatch: Behold The HP-01, from Hewlett-Packard

Throwback To The Past: it is 1977, quartz watches are still less than 10 years old; it's the year <i>Star Wars</i> hit theaters for the first time... and you …

Hewlett Packard

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

Chilly weather lies ahead, folks. Now would be the perfect time to prepare for a nice weekend trek wth your favorite autumn attire. After all, that turkey dinner and third helping of stuffing aren't going to walk themselves off.<p>From historic sites to inspirational artwork, these 10 hikes all offer …

Hiking

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

Startup workers are tweeting about how much money they actually make

It's #clapbackseason for tech employees<p>Happy International Workers' Day, now tell Twitter what you get paid. A programmer named Lauren Voswinkel first proposed the idea of publicly tweeting your job title, experience level, and salary under the hashtag #talkpay earlier this week. And the topic just …

Silicon Valley

Why open offices aren’t the answer

Kristen had finally landed her dream job as an auditor for a large San Francisco-based managed care consortium. She was ecstatic. She loved the position’s competitive pay, ample vacation and parking reimbursement.<p>Things couldn’t have been any better — that is, until her first day on the job when …

Silicon Valley

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Flying

Google dominates the past, not the future — and that raises serious questions about the company

Give or take a few rises and falls, it has been trading at about that same price for the past 14 months, since December 2013.<p>In Silicon Valley, where stock grants account for a huge portion of employee compensation, a flat stock price presents a major threat to a company like Google.<p>Talented Google …

Silicon Valley

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Emotional Intelligence

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

5 myths about Google

Search is Google's primary product.<p>Its search engine is so widely used that "Google" has become a dictionary-approved verb, and the company makes virtually all of its money by selling ads connected to search.<p>But Google's ventures into self-driving cars and balloons that deliver Internet …

Artificial Intelligence

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list.<p>Of …

Databases

The Science Of Luck

Is the phenomenon real? Can it be harnessed?<p>Finding money on the street may seem like a lucky break, but it might be more accurate to thank yourself. Researchers across various disciplines have attempted to decode whether there's an actual measurable aspect to what we understand as luck. Many of …

The 40 smartest people of all time

Thims first compiled a list of people with IQ scores over 200 as a matter of curiosity. Anything over 130 is extremely high, though it should be noted that IQ tests are a highly imprecise and controversial measure.<p>Later, Thims ranked everybody who had a strong aptitude, marked capacity, or …

Mathematics

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Rebecca Saxe's TED Talk</b><p>Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.<p><b>About Rebecca …

TED Talks

11 Problems Only Perfectionists Understand

There's no such thing as "good enough."<p><b>1. You're not satisfied unless you see results.</b> You could be scrambling to meet a huge deadline at work or just trying to make the perfect fruit tart. If your dish doesn't look like it should be in a cooking magazine, you're not satisfied and feel like nothing …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

High-tech Japanese hotel to employ human-like robot staff

Going to Japan? Here's a bit of advice: if you're absolutely terrified of eerie human-like robots, think very hard before visiting Nagasaki prefecture's Henn-na Hotel that's slated to open its doors in July. Why? Because the high-tech hotel will employ 10 robots, three of which are multilingual …

Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>Norman Doidge: the man teaching us how to change our minds<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s …

Extracted

Cambodia Is China's Newest Market For Foreign Brides

Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Cambodia.<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Khai Sochoeun went willingly, above …

Drinking A Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

There's no real cure for the common cold, but a little bit of whiskey or bourbon (that's a little bit, we said) could offer some relief.<p>The classic hot toddy, typically made of whiskey, honey, lemon juice and hot water, can subdue the injustices of your inevitable winter cold. The hot water of the …

Alternative Medicine

2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a …

Six Homebrew Hacks to Boost Your Wi-Fi

WiFi connections might not be quite as good as physical cable, but they do offer the ability to move your computer around without physically rewiring or reconnecting things. Unfortunately, these connections are usually limited to, at most, a couple hundred feet. On the other hand, if the signal is …

How Much Sleep Should You Get? New Guidelines Break It Down By Age

This is the first time the National Sleep Foundation’s recommendations have been age-specific.<p>If you’re anything like me, you agonize over sleep: How little is <i>too</i> little? Is there something wrong with you if you need a full 10 hours in order to be a functioning human?<p>Fortunately, the National Sleep …

Diabetes

20 of our favorite quotes about San Francisco

Of all the people who ever called San Francisco home, maybe no one loved it more than Herb Caen.<p>The legendary Chronicle columnist said, "A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams."<p>But it is also judged by how it affects people — …

San Francisco

London has a real problem with thieves targeting keyless cars

If you own a new car, there's a good chance that it features some form of keyless security. Whether it helps unlock your car or lets you start it with the push of a button, it makes driving all that bit easier. That's unless it's the reason your car gets stolen. Police forces all over the UK are …