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    1. How You’ll Look For A Job In 2018

      How You’ll Look For A Job In 2018

      Here are three things to pay careful attention to if you’re among those who plan to look for work in 2018.

      Plenty of New Year’s resolutions include searching for a new job. And people don’t just add it to their lists because they hate their current job. Overall, ZipRecruiter found that nearly half (49%) of Americans who are actively looking for a new job said they love, or at least like, their current job.

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    2. Who To Talk To At Your Office Holiday Party And What To Say

      Who To Talk To At Your Office Holiday Party And What To Say

      If you feel awkward making small talk, here’s a person-by-person guide on what to say and what to avoid.

      Don’t think nobody sees you loitering at the margins of your office holiday party. There you very much are, clutching a beer and making tepid small talk (probably about the party itself) with your best work friend. As soon as you’re done with your drink, you’re planning to look for a chance to slip out.

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    3. What Career Changers Wish They Knew Before Making The Switch

      What Career Changers Wish They Knew Before Making The Switch

      From ignoring one’s inner critic to acknowledging the value of loose connections, here are some useful tips to consider before you make a professional move.

      I was two years into my corporate law job when two of my bosses called me into a conference room. They told me I was underperforming and needed to step up, or else. Truth be told, I had known for a while that I probably wasn’t suited to this career, but I was in denial. I thought to myself, if I just worked a lot harder . . .

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    4. How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work

      How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work

      Don’t let end-of-year stress compromise your health.

      Tis the season for stress. The holidays are crazy enough, but add in year-end deadlines and sales goals, performance reviews, and the news of yet another raise not given, and you can already feel your blood pressure rise. But there’s good news: You can still stay healthy, even when work is insane. It’ll just take a little extra effort.

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    5. “It’s Like A Petri Dish Festering”: Women In Hollywood On How To Fix Culture Of Abuse

      “It’s Like A Petri Dish Festering”: Women In Hollywood On How To Fix Culture Of Abuse

      We asked four industry power players what needs to change in Hollywood to end the rampant sexual harassment and abuse problem. Here’s what they said.

      As the sexual harassment scandals shake up Hollywood, most of the focus so far has been on rooting out perpetrators and establishing the scale and depth of the abuse—a process that is far from over.

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    6. Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

      Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

      Mozilla has released an open source voice recognition tool that it says is “close to human level performance,” and free for developers to plug into their projects. The free-software company also on Wednesday released a first set of crowdsourced recordings under its Common Voice project, designed to let anyone train and test machine learning algorithms to …

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    7. Which Gets You Further At Work: Effort Or Talent?

      Which Gets You Further At Work: Effort Or Talent?

      Most of us have no trouble admitting that some people are more talented than others, yet we believe everyone can work hard. Not quite, says one psychologist.

      Twenty years after McKinsey researchers declared a “war for talent” under way, organizations and leaders appear to be more talent-obsessed than ever. There are endless conferences, books, and C-level roles all geared toward mastering the mysteries of talent: finding it, attracting it, rewarding it, developing it, and of course retaining it.

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    8. Four Career Lessons I Learned From 14 Months Of Improv Classes

      Four Career Lessons I Learned From 14 Months Of Improv Classes

      One marketer discovers how improv techniques can do much more than just make you a better speaker.

      Improv techniques have been used for years to help corporate types get over their onstage jitters. As a marketer, I’ve always felt pretty comfortable with public speaking, but I decided to challenge myself anyway–and see what the hype’s all about–and enrolled in some improv classes with Improv Asylum here in Boston.

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    9. This Silicon Valley Therapist’s Tips For Coping With Startup Stress

      This Silicon Valley Therapist’s Tips For Coping With Startup Stress

      Every founder experiences peaks and valleys, but sometimes the low points are easy to write off as less consequential than they really are.

      I had Spanish tapas at my fingertips. Close friends within walking distance. It was summer and the sun was shining in Madrid. There were all the makings of a summer of bliss for me, but I wasn’t feeling happy. I would walk down Gran Via fighting back tears. I wanted to hide in my bedroom instead of exploring the beautiful El Retiro Park.

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    10. Talib Kweli On Twitter’s Harassment Problem And How To Fix It

      Talib Kweli On Twitter’s Harassment Problem And How To Fix It

      The musician and activist had his Twitter account locked after an exchange with a harasser. Now, he just wants Twitter to make things right.

      Earlier this month, the Twitter account of musician, activist, and avid tweeter Talib Kweli was locked following an exchange he had with an extremist Texas attorney, Jason Lee Van Dyke, who threatened Kweli, while using racist, ableist, and homophobic language.

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    11. Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

      Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

      No matter how their personalities appear to others, entrepreneurs all possess a few key, inner characteristics.

      While clear-cut introverts and extroverts may be few and far between–with most people falling somewhere on the “ambiversion” spectrum–there is such a thing as an “entrepreneurial personality,” broadly speaking. That doesn’t mean all successful entrepreneurs are the same, of course.

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    12. Report: Apple will double down on bigger iPhones screens next year

      Report: Apple will double down on bigger iPhones screens next year

      Apple will double down on big phone screens next year, says respected analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo. He writes in a new 2018 forecast that he expects Apple to announce a 6.5-inch phone with an OLED display (like the iPhone X), a 6.1-inch phone with an LED display, and a 5.8-inch upgrade to this year’s …

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    13. This Is How Many Minutes Of Breaks You Need Each Day

      This Is How Many Minutes Of Breaks You Need Each Day

      Think about how you want to break up your periods of concentrated work.

      Your calendar is probably full of things to do, but how often do you schedule in breaks? If it’s rare to find a blank space on your calendar, you should rethink your nonstop workflow. Taking regular timeouts can help you refresh your focus and get more done, productivity experts say. And how often you should break depends on your workload, energy level ,and the time of day.

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    14. These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

      These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

      Precious Plastic is giving instructions on how to build a series of simple machines that will let makers turn plastic trash into new material.

      In a workshop in downtown Chang Mai, Thailand, designers turn plastic trash–mostly plastic bags they collect from the street–into marble-like coasters and tabletops. In a maker space in Lviv, Ukraine, designers use DIY equipment hacked from old industrial parts and a shopping cart to recycle plastic trash into bowls.

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    15. Our Company Began Tracking Employee Tenure, Here’s What We Found

      Our Company Began Tracking Employee Tenure, Here’s What We Found

      The results gave Buffer insights that help them serve their employees’ career goals better.

      Imagine working at a company where on your first day, the CEO says: “We are really excited to have you here. Now, how can I use my personal network to help you get your next job?” That’s exactly how Jon Bischke from Entelo kicks off the first day for his employees on day one.

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    16. Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria and—like much of the island—is trying to repair damaged buildings, remove fallen trees, and clean up from the flood waters. “Pretty much they are devastated,” Walter Alomar, president of the University of Puerto Rico’s board of governors, told the Chronicle of Higher …

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    17. Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      These stereotypes hold back entrepreneurs who deserve a better shot at success.

      Let’s talk about dolphins for a second. Centuries of sea lore, going back to Greek mythology, tell us that they don’t just like humans but that they’re looking out for us, too–rising out of nowhere into the aftermaths of shipwrecks or plane crashes, pushing people to safety and warning sailors of foul weather. Unfortunately, that’s mostly a fable.

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