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    1. Don’t Make A Big Career Move Without Checking These 3 Boxes First

      Don’t Make A Big Career Move Without Checking These 3 Boxes First

      Timing isn’t everything when it comes to risky career moves, but it’s no minor consideration, either. Sure, you first need to find your unique purpose, especially if you’re feeling burned out by a meaningless job. And then you need to figure out how to make a living off that passion. Those are challenging steps all on their own. Once you’ve laid that foundation, though, the “when” becomes your biggest concern, and knowing exactly how to time your switch isn’t always easy.

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    2. DNA-Based Diet Advice Is Big Business With Little Scientific Support

      DNA-Based Diet Advice Is Big Business With Little Scientific Support

      This simplicity gets easily lost, though. Thanks to expensive marketing campaigns by big food companies, media that thrives on drama, and a rotating door of fad diets, what is and isn’t considered “healthy” feels as if it’s in constant flux. Fat, sugar, salt, cholesterol, dairy, gluten, and grains have all wrestled for the title of public health enemy no. 1. For years, I managed to ignore the inflammatory headlines and shocking new studies.

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    3. Suspend Your Job Search Till New Year’s And Do This In The Meantime

      Suspend Your Job Search Till New Year’s And Do This In The Meantime

      If you’re looking for a job, that doesn’t mean you should give up. But it probably means you should hold off sending out cover letters and resumes, because at recruiting firms and within employers’ HR departments, they’re much more likely this time of year to go unread. But fear not.

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      Mentions: Seattle
    4. 5 Brilliant Business Lessons From Wolfgang Puck

      5 Brilliant Business Lessons From Wolfgang Puck

      In the three decades since Wolfgang Puck opened Spago in West Hollywood, the groundbreaking gourmet has parlayed his food-world stardom into one successful venture after another: packaged foods in grocery stores, a burgeoning line of kitchen appliances, and more than 100 fine dining and express restaurants in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Quality food, it turns out, is only part of Puck’s recipe for building an epicurean empire. Below he reveals the ingredients he has used to spice up his career.

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    5. A Recruiter Shares The Best Way To Follow Up On A Job Application

      A Recruiter Shares The Best Way To Follow Up On A Job Application

      However you enter into the application process with a company, submitting your application is not the end of your work. In fact, it’s just the beginning of a long and hopefully fruitful relationship–which makes it extra frustrating when you submit your information and don’t hear back for days and days, or even weeks and weeks. Should you follow up? And if so, should you email or call or show up at the company’s next all-hands meeting?

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    6. This Nordic Tech Company’s Onboarding Secret? Cinnamon Buns

      This Nordic Tech Company’s Onboarding Secret? Cinnamon Buns

      I’ve played a part in onboarding around 300 of my company’s 500 employees, and in my experience, one of the factors that’s kept our turnover rate really low over the years is the way we onboard new hires. As a tech company based in Finland, we’ve brought a few lessons (and one delicious sweet) from Nordic culture into our onboarding process, in order to make sure the human element doesn’t get lost during those crucial first days and weeks on the job.

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      Mentions: Finland
    7. What Do Dr. Oz, Bobbi Brown, And Vicente Fox Have In Common? Apparentl

      What Do Dr. Oz, Bobbi Brown, And Vicente Fox Have In Common? Apparentl

      In 2011, Inc magazine called Ankur Jain “the Best-Connected 21-Year-Old in the World,” and I’m beginning to see why. Soon after getting on the phone with Fast Company, Jain promises access to Mehmet Oz, Bobbi Brown, and President Vicente Fox (of Mexico). Within hours, they are all on the line, and, apparently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Verizon president Ronan Dunne, and ex-Greece prime minister George Papandreou are waiting in the wings, if needed.

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    8. SpacePharma’s Microgravity Labs Augur Drug Breakthroughs Of The Future

      SpacePharma’s Microgravity Labs Augur Drug Breakthroughs Of The Future

      Testing drugs in outer space sounds like the very definition of a trip, but it’s not that uncommon for major pharmaceutical companies. Merck, Procter & Gamble, and Eli Lilly have all conducted tests on the International Space Station over the past decade. And by the end of this year, more rodents will have left the Earth’s orbit than any other mammal thanks to the expanding potential of microgravity testing in pharmaceutical development.

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    9. Cultivating the Next Generation of Talent

      Cultivating the Next Generation of Talent

      Consultants who understand design. Tech experts who are in tune with business mind-sets. Creatives who can also bring eagle-eyed analysis to the table. These multi-talented team members reflect a concerted effort on the part of forward-thinking companies and schools to empower individuals with a wider skill set and more agility in an era of lighting-fast digital change.

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      Mentions: Israel Stanford MIT
    10. The Emotionally Intelligent Manager’s Guide To Leading Remote Teams

      The Emotionally Intelligent Manager’s Guide To Leading Remote Teams

      Earlier this year IBM followed other big companies like Aetna in turning back to more traditional work arrangements. The tech giant drew criticism for telling thousands of remote employees to re-acclimate to office life or else find work elsewhere. According to Gallup, the remote workforce is actually growing despite moves like these, with 43% of U.S. employees working remotely at least some of the time over the past year, up from 39% in 2012.

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      Mentions: IBM
    11. Instagram Played A Much Bigger Role In Russia’s Propaganda Campaign

      Instagram Played A Much Bigger Role In Russia’s Propaganda Campaign

      Testifying alongside Google and Twitter, Facebook was the focus at hearings on Capitol Hill last week, where impatient lawmakers demanded more details about the propaganda war waged on their platforms. Far more Americans had been exposed to Russia-backed propaganda on Facebook and its Instagram app than on any other platform: an estimated 146 million people, or about half of the U.S. population, had seen a Russia-funded post sometime between January 2015 and this past August, the company told Congress. But the number is likely much higher. A new analysis of since-deleted posts from some of the known Russia-linked Instagram ...

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    12. Your Guide To Job References In Tricky Situations

      Your Guide To Job References In Tricky Situations

      Looking back, I really can’t complain about the hiring process for my first editorial assistant job out of college. Phone interview with the hiring manager? Breezy. Editing test? Nailed it. Skype call with the editor-in-chief? After scrambling to test the acoustics in a few conference rooms on campus, I eventually dialed in from my bedroom and had a lovely chat. Crisis averted! But when it came time to supply my potential future boss with a list of professional references, I panicked.

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      Mentions: Skype
    13. 11 Ways To Use The Holiday Slump To Update Your Digital Presence

      11 Ways To Use The Holiday Slump To Update Your Digital Presence

      I live in the Pacific Northwest, and winter came in a hurry last week: It snowed here the day after Halloween, and I spotted Starbucks holiday cups in every commuter’s hands at the bus stop. Grumble all you want about brands jumping the gun to market the winter holidays, but the truth is that the out-of-office responses are going to start piling up the week before Thanksgiving and won’t abate until after New Year’s.

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      Mentions: Starbucks Google
    14. How To Find Time For A Side Hustle When You Have A Full-Time Job

      How To Find Time For A Side Hustle When You Have A Full-Time Job

      Having a side hustle can be a great way to pursue a passion and make some extra money, but if you’re already short on time it can feel like an overwhelming proposition. Luckily it doesn’t take a lot of time to launch and run a side business. In fact, Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days , says it takes less than a month to get going.

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    15. This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      When Amazon teased its automated convenience store, Amazon Go, late last year, reactions ranged from fascination with the new technology to mortification at AI’s continuing takeover of the workplace. Using machine learning, cameras, and other sensors, Amazon would track what people take off shelves and charge them for what they walk out with—no cashier needed.

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    16. These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      If you have a job in Venezuela–where the unemployment rate could reach 25% this year–you may still not be able to afford basic necessities. In October, a one-kilo package of pasta cost around 56,000 bolivares, or a little more than 40% of the monthly minimum wage; a large package of diapers cost more than three times the monthly salary.

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    17. Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      It might prove better to look for opportunities off the beaten path, and one way to do that is to reach out to target employers before they post any openings–call it the art of the “speculative job application.” If you do it right, you’re more likely to connect directly with the decision-makers inside companies, without having to elbow past dozens or hundreds of other candidates. This five-step process can help you do just that.

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      Mentions: Google
    18. These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      1. Reinforce What Others Feel, Not Just What They Say The starting point for emotional listening is reinforcement–nodding your head, or saying “yes” and “I understand”–but it doesn’t stop there. Show that you empathize by using phrases like, “I can see why you feel that way” or, “That must have been a difficult decision for you.” This encourages others to open up and share their feelings, not just their thoughts and ideas.

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    19. 3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      But instead you say: “Of course!” Sound familiar? The reality is this: What can appear to be just a casual invitation isn’t always so straightforward in the workplace. The truth is that with almost every interaction, you’re being judged, and if you choose to not participate, you risk being labeled as anti-social or not a team player. Oh yes, the joy of office politics! Of course, you know that there are times when you have to play the game if you want to get ahead.

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    20. This Is The Right Way To “Play Politics” At Work

      This Is The Right Way To “Play Politics” At Work

      In his book Adults in the Room, the economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis reflects on an obstacle lots of people face in their jobs: Getting other people to go along with their ideas. Working with fellow economists, Varoufakis developed a plan to get the Greek economy out of its cycle of debt with the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund. But he ultimately failed to gather enough support for these policies to be enacted. One lesson from that experience?

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    21. For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

      For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

      You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it displays the day’s forecast as the blinds open and the bedroom lights fade on. Downstairs, the Echo Show in the kitchen displays a reminder about your doctor’s appointment at noon, and alerts you to a single urgent email: You’ll have to join a conference call as soon as you get into the office.

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    22. The Hard-To-Nail Formula That Makes Building A Startup Easier

      The Hard-To-Nail Formula That Makes Building A Startup Easier

      When I interviewed Jess DiDonato for my startup accelerator Tacklebox, I saw another smart entrepreneur who’d identified a problem. I meet lots of those. But what I wasn’t able to foresee was just how easy she’d be able to make the early-stage startup experience look–to the point where she frustrated the hell out of the other founders. Founders struggling through positioning or customer acquisition would talk about how they wished their startup was as “straightforward” as Jess’s.

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      Mentions: Seth Godin
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