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YouTube star iJustine on the secrets of getting attention — and 500M views

Justine “iJustine” Ezarik is a social media star, with frequent TV appearances, 500 million YouTube views, 3.3 million subscribers across three channels, 1.7 million Twitter followers, and a core audience among gamers and nerds.<p>Game companies want to get attention for their games in a crowded, $95 …

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Secrets to Answering the World’s Hardest Interview Questions

Interview questions that throw candidates for a loop like, “Why are manholes round?” have become the stuff of job-hunting legend, with stories from …

United Airlines will not honor the super-cheap first-class tickets caused by a computer glitch

The mistake, which was reportedly caused by a computer glitch, sold first class tickets from London to New York on the site for as low as $74 — a discount of more than $5,000.<p>According to Bloomberg, the airline will not honor the "several thousand" tickets sold during the glitch, which lasted …

See the Original Concept Art for Frozen

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IBM's CEO Just Missed A Big Opportunity

Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty is doing a lot of things right to navigate IBM through it.<p>But Tuesday was a pivotal day for the company and she was no where to be seen, missing a chance to show leadership.<p>On Tuesday, IBM announced its fourth quarter earnings and offered guidance for 2015.<p>That might …

How Nordstrom Became The Most Successful Retailer

The company's shares have gained 120% in five years. The company is well-positioned to continue that success in the future, according to Deutsche Bank.<p>The department store has focused on a few aspects of the business to stand out.<p>Here's how Nordstrom is beating retailers from Macy's to T.J. …

Animals Get Super Excited Over Spontaneous Fun Just Like You

Our furry friends are not so different from us. They can get a little spazzy over the simple things in life and enjoy the fun moments that’d you never expect. Whether it’s making snow angels or enjoying a well-made slide, the opportunity to enjoy some spontaneous fun is not lost on our four-legged …

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

In stark contrast to previous decades, starting a new venture can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. This is due to the diminishing cost of information and tools combined with the relatively high value of knowledge, skills and experience that founders bring to the equation. Bootstrapping is …

122 Things Everyone Should Know About Investing And The Economy

I failed. I quickly realized the idea was long on ambition, short on planning.<p>But I made it to 122, and figured it would be better in article form. Here it is.<p><b>1.</b> Saying "I'll be greedy when others are fearful" is easier than actually doing it.<p><b>2.</b> When most people say they want to be a millionaire, …

Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Many things made with paper have become relics because of computers and the Internet: the Rolodex, multivolume encyclopedias, even physical maps.<p>Now take a look in your mailbox or somewhere around your house. There's a good chance you'll see a shopping catalog, maybe a few of them now that it's the …

'Google tax' targets Big Tech

Multinationals and tech companies may soon have to retire their aggressive tax-dodging schemes.<p>The U.K. and Australia both announced plans this month to crack down on global firms that avoid taxes by shifting their profits into tax havens.<p>Experts say they expect that Google (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) …

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

UN Official: We Have Only 60 Years Of Farming Left If We Don't Change Our Ways

About a third of the world's soil has already been degraded, Maria-Helena Semedo of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) told a forum marking World Soil Day.<p>The causes of soil destruction include chemical-heavy farming techniques, deforestation which increases erosion, and global warming. …

Why Coca-Cola Continues To Have A Great Corporate Reputation

The financial markets meltdown damaged the reputations of many companies, whether they were on Wall Street or not, but according to the pollsters at Nielsen, they've used the time to repair the damage.<p>And none has a more sterling reputation than <b>Coca-Cola.</b><p>Oh, sure, <b>Amazon.com</b> was the top-ranked …

Nothing Seems To Be Working For Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is trying everything to get teens and college kids to come back to its stores. It’s eliminating clothes with logos, rolling out new store designs and culling underperforming locations while attempting to cut $200 million in costs.<p>Yet it seems that nothing’s working.<p>The teen …

Middle Class 'Chasm' Increasing Due to Mortgage Regulations

Owning a home is a primary value of the middle class.<p>The mortgage regulations that went into effect earlier this year are making it harder for many to get approved for home loans. Ironically, some of these regulations are supposed to "help" consumers who may be considered higher risk. Just …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

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Google.com Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators

Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling should apply to search results displayed on Google.com, not just on European sub-domains such as Google.co.uk.<p>The reason the …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

A Plain-English Explanation Of 'QE' And Why It's The Most Important Thing On The Planet Right Now

In the UK and US, QE programmes have run to nearly $5 trillion in size. They're the biggest single economic plank of the recovery from the financial crisis of 2008. Your job depends on it: Assets flowing from QE onto the Fed's balance sheet are now the equivalent of one-fifth of US GDP. In the UK …

40 Years Of European Stock Market Dilution

Here's something stockholders don't like: dilution.<p>Dilution happens when the number of a company's shares outstanding increases. This is a problem because stocks are valued based on their earnings per share, which is calculated by taking the company's earnings and dividing them by the shares …

JetBlue Is Going To Destroy What Makes JetBlue Great

The boutique airline has been under intense pressure to match trends at the low-cost end of the market. It's been clear for several months that change was coming at JetBlue, and now that change has arrived. According to The Wall Street Journal, the carrier will add checked bag fees and pack …

GRANTHAM: The World Doesn't Have Enough Stuff To Make It As Great As We Want It To Be

Most forecasting models incorrectly assume endless growth. However, the laws of physics will not be defied by economics.<p>These are the main takeaways from the latest investor letter by GMO's Jeremy Grantham.<p>Over the last few months, the price of oil has tumbled from well north of $100 to below $80. …

Barack Obama tells G20 a global climate change deal is possible and vital

US president says every nation has a responsibility to do its part and ‘overcome old divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global climate agreement next year’<p>Barack Obama has stared down both Republican hostility at home and the reluctance of his Australian G20 hosts to insist …