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Ask The Experts Special: Tackling Five of Work's Most Difficult Conversations

Our advice column has tackled all sorts of uncomfortable workplace situations, but these five conversations top awkward charts. For the past year our experts have been tackling every perplexing work-life challenge you throw at them,Show More Summary

Visualizing The Political Battle Over Ferguson On Twitter

Statistician Emma Pierson visualizes the way conservatives and liberals interacted—or didn't—in the aftermath of the Ferguson decision. The Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed...Show More Summary

Uber's New Power Failure

Uber built a model network, but failed to match that excellence in values. There are lot a reasons Uber has touched a nerve with so many people recently. Read Full Story

How To Break It To Your Parents That You're Ditching Med School To Become A Startup Guy

Step 1: Have parents that really, really love you. Step 2: Come prepared. As far back as he can remember, Nikhil Kundra was going to become a doctor. Both his parents were physicians in Florida, and medicine wasn't just in his future, it was his future. Read Full Story

In These Post-Apocalyptic-Looking Hong Kong Neighborhoods, Trees Sprout From Rooftops

In Wild Concrete, a photographer shows how trees can find a way of life, even in some of the most crowded urban jungles in the world. Even in the most densely populated neighborhoods in Hong Kong, where buildings are crammed into every available square foot, nature manages to survive. Show More Summary

Your New Steve Jobs Is... Michael Fassbender

The X-Men star is reportedly on board to play the late Apple cofounder. Universal picked up the pieces of Aaron Sorkin's much-ballyhooed Steve Jobs biopic after Sony Pictures dropped it last week. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like it found its star: The dude who played Magneto. Read Full Story

6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company's Culture Before You Accept The Job

Want to know what really goes on within a company, before you take a position? Ask these questions in the interview. After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and résumé, you've finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams. Read Full Story

Demand For Ebola Gear In U.S. Further Strains Response In Africa

Shortages loom for treatment centers even as protective suit manufacturers increase their output. After two Ebola deaths on U.S. soil, hospitals moved fast to implement new safety procedures and buy the full-body protective suits designed to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to the deadly virus. Show More Summary

Facebook's Abbreviated Privacy Update, Even More Abbreviated

Here's the important stuff. Keeping up with Facebook's shape-shifting privacy terms can feel like tilting at windmills: It's an impossible task for anyone, even the most digitally savvy among us. It's why Facebook has taken it upon itself to demystify its privacy safeguards with friendlier, easier-to-understand language—but it's still a lot to take in. Read Full Story

This Hyper-Local Hoodie Is Made (Almost) Only With Materials Within A 150-Mile Circle

From cotton field to sewing factory, the Backyard Hoodie is a good-faith effort to source a piece of clothing within 150 miles of the brand's California headquarters. But even North Face can't upend a globalized supply chain. In California, gathering the ingredients for a locally sourced food product is a challenging but attainable goal. Show More Summary

How Ebola Is Breaking The Aversion To Using Experimental Drugs

When innovation comes frustratingly slow, some criticize "a tendency to try do no harm at all cost." When there's a health epidemic, here's how innovation often happens: Lives are tragically lost, then wall-to-wall media coverage leads to public hysteria and then drug companies respond by racing to find treatment. Read Full Story

How To Reduce Your Risk of Rejection

Let's face it: asking for a favor or a raise is a nerve-wracking experience. Here's several ways to make it less stressful. Rejection is the worst. It was painful when you were a child, and it doesn't feel any better as an adult. Read Full Story

What Teaming Up With Another Company Can Do For Your Business

Instead of competing, try collaborating with another company. Here's how to get started. Strategic alliances are probably the most overlooked form of offline marketing and, yet, they're one of the most meaningful. Two heads are better...Show More Summary

Why Career Development And Advancement Aren't The Same Thing

If your employees are getting bored and restless, it might have less to do with promotion opportunities, and more about their development. Every once in a while someone says something that shakes you out of a deeply held assumption. Read Full Story

Apple Hits $700 Billion Market Cap—A New Record

The last record was set in September 2012. Apple's last market cap peak was in September 2012, when it hit $658 billion. The last few years saw AAPL dip until June, when the company seemingly bowed to outside pressure and split its stock. Read Full Story

Inside The First Audio Library of Alcohol-Addled Speech (Which Just Might Help Stop Drunk Driving)

Since 2007, German researchers have been getting subjects drunk and recording them. You get into your car at 3 a.m., sometime in the not-so-distant future, and it won't turn on. It senses It asks how you're doing (okay),...Show More Summary

Solar-Powered Kiosks Bring Free Education To Communities That Can't Afford Teachers

A machine could—theoretically—replace teachers in places where schools are scarce. Seven months after terrorists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, many local students are afraid to go to school. In other parts of the country, children don't go to school because schools don't exist; cities and villages can't afford enough teachers. Show More Summary

Chase This Holographic Chicken Around Your House Before You Eat It IRL

The "Future Hunter-Gatherer" allows the whole family to participate in a kind of gamified Seamless, if ordering dinner meant killing or harvesting it first. A lot tends to go missing from the modern dinner. How often do we sacrificeShow More Summary

How To Deal With 5 Common Awkward Conversational Moments

Always find yourself stuck in awkward moments? Don't get discouraged—here's how to get through them, dignity intact. We're devoting this week to difficult conversations, from "you're fired" to "I don't want to be your Facebook Friend" and everything in between. Read Full Story

Can Facebook's New Platform For Work Actually Compete With LinkedIn? It's Complicated

Facebook's business service is launching in January. But do we really want our personal and work lives to mingle online? Facebook recently announced plans for a new work platform (aptly titled, for now, "Facebook at Work"). The Financial Times reported that the new site is designed to compete with professional networks like LinkedIn. Show More Summary

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