Don't Be Too Quick to Abandon Liberal ArtsRead the rest of this entry »
In a matter of weeks some 18 million students will fill the lecture halls and classrooms of colleges and universities around the country. Still ringing in their ears will be the admonition of well-meaning family to "study something that will get you a job."
In this age where Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are celebrities, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous warning about college majors has taken on the aura of career ...
Swiss Scientists 'Print' A Human HeartRead the rest of this entry »
In a remarkable use of 3D printing, a team of Swiss scientists built a functioning human heart out of silicone.
In an article published last week in the Journal Artificial Organs, the team described the process and the results, concluding, "The preliminary results of this study show a promising potential of the soft pumps in heart replacements."
The 3D heart was pneumatically powered, and tested with mock circulation under ...
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All ...
Today Is Not the Longest Day of the YearToday is the first day of summer, but contrary to what you heard on TV or saw online, it is not the longest day of the year.Read the rest of this entry »
What, you say? Well, to be completely upfront, the prediction is that today will be a smidge longer than Sunday's 24 hours, 0 minutes, 0.0007712 seconds. And shorter than yesterday's predicted 24 hours, 0 minutes, 0.0008998 seconds (Monday wasn ...
Employers Are Researching You On Social MediaYou've heard this advice before: Don't post anything on social media you wouldn't want your mother to see.Read the rest of this entry »
There's good reason to heed that advice, even if you haven't friended your mom. A CareerBuilder survey out last week says 70% of of employers use social media to screen job candidates. And they are finding reasons not to hire.
According to the survey of 2,300 ...
Vegan Fast-Casual, A NYC TrendWhat's the hottest new trend in fast-casual dining, itself a hot trend sweeping the nation?Read the rest of this entry »
Vegan. And its birthplace is New York City.
Now you might suspect, and rightly so, that vegan has been a California staple for years. So how is it that NYC is suddenly challenging the Golden State by making vegan dining trendy?
It's not that vegan fast-casual was first conceived in Gotham. As USA ...
Finance Execs Concerned About Filling JobsAn increasing number of finance executives across the U.S. say their companies are planning to hire, but are concerned about finding the skilled workers they need.Read the rest of this entry »
The 2nd quarter Economic Outlook Survey from the Association of International Certified Public Accountants found the majority of the 726 respondents generally optimistic about the economy and confident that both profits and revenues will rise. Though the indices for these three items are ...
Celebrate Today With a DoughnutDid you know that 10 billion doughnuts are made in the U.S. every year? That Americans spent $581 million buying those doughnuts in the 12 months ending June 2015? Or that Dunkin' Donuts is the leading purveyor with 64 million customers a year?Read the rest of this entry »
We share these bits of doughnut (or donut, your choice) lore in honor of National Doughnut Day, which is today. And also on Nov. 5. That ...
Don't Wait Until You're 100% ReadyWhether you're considering a job offer, thinking of going out on your own or launching a startup, don't feel you need to be 100% ready. As Samuel Johnson, the great British author wrote, "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."Read the rest of this entry »
Instead of being entirely ready to jump, be almost ready, counsels author, entrepreneur and investor Ben Casnocha.
"Don't take the job ...
Today We Honor The Sacrifice They Made