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    1. Podcasts Democratized Radio. Now PRX Wants To Democratize Podcasts

      Podcasts Democratized Radio. Now PRX Wants To Democratize Podcasts

      As PRX’s Harvard-linked Podcast Garage turns one, it’s looking to expand its incubator model and lower barriers to entry for more aspiring podcasters.

      When PRX set up shop on Western Avenue in Boston as part of a Harvard initiative called Zone 3, the public media nonprofit wasn’t sure what would come of it. Harvard had asked if PRX might create a pop-up listening experience.

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    2. Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

      Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

      Aytekin Tank wanted to take a three-month paternity leave, but he didn’t expect that the time away would make him a better leader.

      Having a baby changes your life, and for Aytekin Tank, founder and CEO of the online form builder JotForm, launched in 2006, it also changed his company. Tank had avoided the traditional top-down management system with departments and silos by creating small cross-functional teams in which everyone was exposed to the entire software creation process.

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    3. Massages, Pet Cloning, And Other Amazing Perks You’ll Want To Quit Your Job For

      Massages, Pet Cloning, And Other Amazing Perks You’ll Want To Quit Your Job For

      In the war for talent, some companies are going above and beyond to entice employees to join and stay on staff.

      Dream jobs aren’t just about inspirational day-to-day responsibilities. Among the best companies to work for in 2017, job board Indeed’s SVP Paul D’Arcy points out, “While compensation and job security are always top of mind for employees, we are seeing strong company culture and sense of community becoming just as much of a priority.” A 2016 survey from Glassdoor bore this out as more than half (57%) of over 2,000 respondents said benefits and perks ...

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    4. How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

      How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

      “Fall in Love VR,” for the Oculus Rift, shows how integrating natural-language processing in virtual reality can create a sense of real intimacy.

      In 2015, The New York Times caused quite a stir by publishing “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love,” based on work by the psychologist Arthur Aron. The main idea was that people would have to be incredibly vulnerable to ask and answer such questions—and doing so could quickly build intimacy.

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    5. How To Negotiate Your Salary When You Have No Obvious Leverage

      How To Negotiate Your Salary When You Have No Obvious Leverage

      Just because you’re a recent college grad or a career changer doesn’t mean you can’t ask for a pay bump.

      If there’s one thing that’s arguably more nerve-wracking than a job interview, it’s negotiating your salary. And if you’re a recent graduate or someone who wants to change careers, the stakes can feel even higher. How are you supposed to convince someone you’re worth more when you have next to no experience?

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    6. The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

      The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

      The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.

      If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on Microsoft since being named CEO in February 2014–you quickly learn how much books matter to him.

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    7. 10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

      10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

      Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a job where you’re inheriting someone’s team? This can help.

      When you hire a new team or inherit someone else’s, your first instinct as a manager might be to assess the situation for the best way to move forward–and fast. But if you aren’t careful, you’ll create more problems than solutions for you and your new team.

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    8. It’s Only Logical That Apple Is Putting Its Software Guy In Charge Of Siri

      It’s Only Logical That Apple Is Putting Its Software Guy In Charge Of Siri

      Natural language and artificial intelligence will become more and more central in our relationship with Apple’s devices.

      Apple today updated its website’s “Leadership” page, revealing that the executive who leads development of the company’s operating systems, Craig Federighi, is now in control of its digital assistant, Siri. Here’s the actual text at Apple’s corporate site:

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    9. This Simple Chart Can Help Your Team Make Better Decisions Faster

      This Simple Chart Can Help Your Team Make Better Decisions Faster

      One former Facebook engineer developed a method (dubbed “Xanax for decision-making”) for helping teams speed past the red tape in fast-growing companies.

      Gil Shklarski has spent his career solving incredibly complex problems. Whether it was making Facebook safer or working on infrastructure for Microsoft’s maps, he’s always approached his work with a mathematician’s ability to break enormous missions into problem sets to be solved.

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    10. Code2040 Is Helping Tech Companies Confront Their Hiring Practices And Build Diversity

      Code2040 Is Helping Tech Companies Confront Their Hiring Practices And Build Diversity

      The goal is to create a new generation of minority tech workers–and change how the industry thinks about its workforce.

      By and large the tech companies of today don’t excel at hiring black, Latinx, and other professionals from minority backgrounds. These minority individuals often don’t have the connections to get hired in an ecosystem where it’s often who you know, not what you know, that gets you ahead.

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    11. The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges

      The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges

      Girl Scouts of the USA have always learned to be good citizens of this planet, but now they are aiming a little higher. Your favorite cookie sellers have teamed up with the SETI Institute for a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. While the program, which is funded by … Continue reading “The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges”

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    12. 7 Myths You Probably Believe About Your CEO

      7 Myths You Probably Believe About Your CEO

      The top job might not be as great (or as horrible) as you think.

      Arrogant, removed, pampered, and driven, we’ve all read the headlines about CEOs who behave badly. But are a few bad apples spoiling the reputation for the rest of the leaders? We talked to several CEOs who shared the biggest myths employees believe about CEO’s jobs. Here are some details that might help you rethink how you view the person at the top.

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    13. How McGraw-Hill Education’s CEO Is Trying To Unlock The Potential of Every Learner

      How McGraw-Hill Education’s CEO Is Trying To Unlock The Potential of Every Learner

      David Levin is leading the educational company on a transition from print to digital–while at the same time trying to open up the company to more input from its true customers: students.

      David Levin became CEO of McGraw-Hill Education three years ago, soon after the underperforming company was sold to a private equity group. One of his first acts as part of his recovery plan was to take his leadership team on a trip to India.

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    14. College students, here’s the average starting salary for your major

      College students, here’s the average starting salary for your major

      Tuition is expensive no matter which school a student attends. Last year, the average student debt load was $37,172, according to analysis by higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz. Maximizing the return on such a major investment may be a matter of choosing a major wisely. The data science team at jobs platform Indeed identified some of … Continue reading “College students, here’s the average starting salary for your major”

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    15. What Hiring Managers Really Mean When They Say “You’re Overqualified”

      What Hiring Managers Really Mean When They Say “You’re Overqualified”

      There are genuine reasons behind this annoying excuse.

      Getting turned down for a job because you’re “overqualified” is the career equivalent of getting dumped using the “it’s not you, it’s me” excuse. You’re so enormously experienced, of such tremendous value to any company, that we simply cannot bear to take you on at this time!

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    16. It’s Not Just You: These Super Successful People Suffer From Imposter Syndrome

      It’s Not Just You: These Super Successful People Suffer From Imposter Syndrome

      Sheryl Sandberg, Natalie Portman, and Howard Schultz all suffer from that feeling of not being good enough. Here’s how to get over it.

      The advice “fake it ’til you make it” is meant to motivate you to push past your fears, but what if you continue to feel like a fake even after you succeed? Actually, that’s totally normal: 70% of us suffer from “imposter syndrome,” the feeling of being a fraud, according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science.

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    17. A College Degree Isn’t The Only Path Left To A Good Job

      A College Degree Isn’t The Only Path Left To A Good Job

      Many of the blue-collar jobs that guaranteed a path to financial success have disappeared from the economy, but they do still exist.

      Getting a decent job when you don’t have a BA is getting harder, it’s true–chiefly because of a loss of employment at factories. Since 1991, 2.5 million “good jobs” have disappeared from manufacturing plants, chiefly through automation and offshoring (and Trump would say: unbalanced trade relations).

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    18. Can This Therapy Robot Help Fix The Depression And Anxiety Epidemic With Uplifting Gifs?

      Can This Therapy Robot Help Fix The Depression And Anxiety Epidemic With Uplifting Gifs?

      Scientists found that many people are more comfortable telling their problems to computer than a person, so they developed Woebot, a 24/7 digital therapist.

      “I’ll teach you how to crush self-defeating thinking styles,” promises my new therapist as he flashes me a thumbs-up. “I’ll give you insight on how your mood changes.”

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    19. First Day At Your Remote Job? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

      First Day At Your Remote Job? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

      From creating that work/life division to being your own tech support, here are 8 tips for mastering remote work.

      Congratulations! You just got hired for your first remote job. A world of possibilities just opened up to you: You can now work in your PJs at any hour. Set your own schedule. Remote workers have been shown to feel happier and more valued at work compared to all other workers, but there is a dark side as well.

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