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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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The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Structure<p>.07CConflict .063asThree Act Structure 4.7ReThe Reveal .08CmxThe Climax .09DenThe Dénouement .14EndThe End 5.3ChkChekhov's Gun …

This Interactive Map Shows The Most Popular Music in America

John Rodgers—Redferns/Getty Images<p>Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images<p>Ray Burmiston—Photoshot/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Mark …

30 Black Women in Indie Music You Should Know

February 13, 2013<p>read<p>add comment<p>Solange Knowles<p>2012 was the year of the quirky black girl. From Solange’s long awaited release of her dynamic EP True …

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.<p>The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with …

How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Syria's heritage in ruins: before-and-after pictures

They were sleepy tree-lined boulevards where people lived and worked, time-worn markets where they came to trade and exquisitely detailed mosques where, throughout the ages, they prayed.<p>All now stand in ruins, ravaged by a war that is not only killing generations of Syrians but also eradicating all …

Too poor for pop culture

<b>A photo of the author in East Baltimore (Dave Manigault)</b><p>Where I live in East Baltimore, everything looks like “The Wire” and nobody cares what a “selfie” is<p>D. Watkins<p>February 5, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Miss Sheryl, Dontay, Bucket-Head and I compiled our loose change for a fifth of vodka. I’m the only …

Always Wear The Same Suit: Obama’s Presidential Productivity Secrets

Getting comfortable with complexity, keeping a pack of Nicorette handy, and making no new friends. This is how a commander in chief gets things done.<p>President Obama always wears the same thing. Which is part of his secret to getting so much done.<p>As he told <i>Vanity Fair</i>:<p>“You’ll see I wear only gray or …

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8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time Forever

You probably should know these things didn't happen anywhere near when you thought they did...<p>Not everyone can be a world history master, especially when we tend to learn about it in specifically segmented classes like "European History" or "American Revolutionary History." Maybe you have an …

Pumzi is Brilliant Kenyan Sci-Fi

Kenyan filmmakers<p>Pumzi is a Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film …

Millennials and Sex: A New Take on Dating, Marriage and Monogamy | Rolling Stone

By the end of their dinner at a small Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, Leah is getting antsy to part ways with her boyfriend Ryan, so …

This Generic Brand Video Is The Greatest Thing About The Absolute Worst In Advertising

To illustrate this marketing strategy equivalent of paint-by-numbers, stock video footage firm Dissolve took its goods and created a masterpiece with …

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