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Look at Jobs as Dates to Find ‘The One’

Job Hopping is a trait that many recruiters frown upon; but University of Michigan economics professor Justin Wolfers tells new graduates to treat jobs like dates in order to find the one that best fits. NPR asked Wolfers and other economists what they would say to graduates in a commencement speech. His response: “Approach your ...

3 Sites That Play Ambient Coffee Shop Noise to Enhance Creativity

Getting out of your usual work environment is a great way to increase productivity and fight distractions. And in today’s grande mocha latte-driven world, coffee shops have become a home away from home for the self-employed and those who work from home. In fact, research shows that the ambient background noise you’d encounter at your ...

5 Tips for Aspiring Web Designers and Developers

Attempting to break into web design or development is a long and arduous process, with more roadblocks and competition than most fields. The payoff, however, is a rewarding job that will continuously push you to your limits. If you’re prepared to enter this world, here are a few tips to help you along the way. ...

Going to Europe This Summer? Take a Game of Thrones Tour

If you’re heading to Europe for the summer, you’ll probably stop off at typical tourist destinations, such as London, Paris, and Rome; but if you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, tours that will take you to the real locations behind the fantasy are launching. The tours will begin May 24 in ...

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

If you find yourself lacking the motivation to do the dishes, installing a tablet-holding station in your kitchen will add a little entertainment to this otherwise monotonous task. Using Command hooks, you can create tablet stations throughout your home to make leaving the couch much less difficult during a Netflix binge. The idea comes to ...

How to Secure Your Mac After a Proctored Online Test

How to Secure Your Mac After a Proctored Online Test

As more college courses become available online, more students will be subjected to proctored online tests. Remote proctors help quell the concerns many in higher education have about students cheating on tests and exams that weigh heavily on grades. If you haven’t been subjected to one yourself, the idea is a high-tech version of your ...

Key Elements to Consider When Creating a Personal Website

When searching for a job in the current market, the importance of standing out cannot be overstated. For many positions, you’ll likely be up against over a hundred other applicants who are just as qualified or more qualified than you. That’s not an encouraging thought if you’re spending many hours a day filling out applications; ...

Start Planning Your College Job Search Early

As graduates of the class of 2013 face a very competitive job market, future graduates need to take the time to prepare for the job hunt while still in school. It may be a long and tiresome process, but acquiring the skills and making the connections to land a job right out of school will ...

The 4 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2013

Google’s I/O developer conference is an event mostly focused on the latest and greatest tech being worked on by the search giant. Over the past few years, however, the event has become an outlet for Google to announce new hardware and services that appeal to the masses and thus attracting a lot of media attention. ...