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For example, the first time she tried to negotiate a raise, she felt extremely uncomfortable — and threw up afterward.So far, The Muse has helped over 50 million people find the right jobs and companies.Mainly, she said, it was the desire to "help unlock some of the mysteries of navigating your career," like finding your dream job or petitioning your boss for a salary bump.She's incredibly poised: Her answers to my questions were both thoughtful and easy to understand, and I found myself nodding along, vigorously, as we talked in a tiny conference room at The Muse headquarters in New York City.I didn't really know anybody who could coach me through or walk me through how to do it."Over time, she realized that "a lot of what the modern workplace considered the marks of success were just learned behaviors.
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This November, Californians will head to the polls to vote on a peculiar ballot measure that asks, "Hey, how do you feel about splitting into three states?"If a majority of California voters who cast ballots agree to divvy up the state into three, the plan would then go onto the US Congress for approval.All states have a special process for amending their state constitution.The ballot measure put forth by Draper, a well-known tech investor, establishes new boundaries for three new states within the existing California and provides the "legislative consent" of the people of California.With a few choice words, the initiative argues that it doesn't need state congressional approval before moving onto US Congress.The California Constitution says through the initiative you can change the constitution only so much.
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Amazon is rapidly expanding its free two-hour delivery service from Whole Foods stores through Prime Now.Billed as an additional option for grocery delivery, it's actually a huge change in strategy.Delivering directly from stores instead of from a fulfillment center could be a way for Amazon to crack grocery delivery by making it cheaper and more reliable.Amazon announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores for Prime members in four new cities: Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Richmond, Virginia.While it's easy to dismiss this as a minor new perk, or a small feature that doesn't require much fanfare, when taking into account how this changes Amazon's grocery strategy overall, a bigger picture of where the company is going emerges.Amazon's other grocery delivery services — Amazon Fresh and Amazon's own store on Prime Now — both use central delivery centers.
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Our 2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T test car.Benjamin Zhang/Business InsiderThe Honda Accord is one of the best-selling cars in the US.Our Honda Accord 2.0T Sport test car is powered by a 252 horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-four-cylinder engine.The top-spec Touring starts at $33,800.Even though sedans have had much of their market stolen by crossover and SUVs, they remain a sizable and highly competitive segment of the automotive universe.Even at the end of its life, my Accord's 2.2-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine remained as silky smooth as the day I got it.
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With Fitbit scheduled to end official support for Pebble smartwatches at the end of June, an independent team of developers has put together a service called Rebble, with the aim of keeping user accounts, apps and devices active into the future.The platform isn't completely new, but with the deadline looming, users are being encouraged to get set up with Rebble before June 30 – even Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has endorsed the new setup.Parts of Rebble will be free to use, with premium services like Weather and Dictation keeping the operation running."Our present focus is on replacing key pieces of the Pebble ecosystem: the app store, firmware, and mobile apps," explains the Rebble FAQ page."At a higher level, our goal is to maintain and advance Pebble functionality."The end of the road
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A major merger got approved.(You can sign up for a newsletter version of this weekly rundown here.)You can cover your tracks, but only for so long.This is for you, Chad.Jackson Ryan still remembers the hundreds of rodents he sacrificed as a doctoral student.Why would you want to pay attention to the road?
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The Open University (OU) is to engage agencies across all consumer facing marketing activity through a tender process to drive the growth in adult learning sector.Along with media advisors, Media Sense, The Open University will choose and retain agencies with a combined budget of up to £17m per annum.Successful agencies will be engaged for a minimum two-year period.OU chief commercial strategy officer, Jonathan Wylie said: “This tender represents a brilliant opportunity for agencies across an array of marketing disciplines to show they have the strategic thinking and creative impact to evolve our brand and fuel our growth.”OU marketing director, Ella Hall said: “This is an exciting time for the OU.We need agency partners who share our passion and have the vision to continue to position us as a first choice for students and business alike.”
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Twitter is trying to combat harassment, but it may have gone too far.That's the preliminary opinion from a California superior court judge who rejected the social network's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by white nationalist Jared Taylor and his American Renaissance group -- meaning Taylor may have his day in court.Taylor sued Twitter after he was banned by the social network, and is now arguing that the company's abrupt ban violate his free speech rights, while Twitter argues that the group violated the company's recently updated terms of service.But judge Harold Khan is siding with the white nationalist -- at least long enough to hear him out.He called it a "classic public interest lawsuit" that "goes to the heart of free speech principles that long precede our constitution," according to court documents (which you can read at the bottom of this post)."Now, it may be speech that you and I don't wish to enjoy, but that's not germane to the determination of whether it's public interest," Khan told Twitter's lawyer.
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My email to the company has already leaked to media.Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2018Retching intensified minutes later when he assured us the cuts weren’t profit-motivated — the company hasn’t been profitable in 15 years, after all — but a pruning measure to remove redundancies.It’s Silicon Valley boilerplate, the type of language used to pacify shareholders while ensuring the media that [insert company here] values its employees above all else.They’ll pick up the pieces and move forward, one step closer to achieving their goal of making the world a better place and blah blah blah disruptive force.
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Netflix is preparing to launch a new original drama television series called Kiss Me First, and it has released the first trailer for that show.This is the latest among several Netflix originals that center around futuristic technology, making it a suitable addition to the service’s growing science fiction library.Kiss Me First was created by Bryan Elsley, and it follows the story of a lonely girl who is addicted to a virtual reality game.This “leads her into a world of new thrills and dark secrets,” according to Netflix.The show is a mix of both live action and animated content, the latter representing the virtual world within the show.The trailer, above, gives us a good look at the series without giving away too much.
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There have been echoes all around Xiaomi fan circles of a Mi A2.However, after sightings of a Mi A2 Lite version being certified in Singapore, these rumblings gained much more weight.However, it seems an unofficial hands-on video leaked today of a prototype Mi A2 on YouTube, as spotted by GSMArena.Sadly, that upload by two Spanish guys is now removed but images captured from that 11-minute long video remain.Thus, the Mi A2 is no longer just a ghost device, it is very real even though Xiaomi won’t admit it.You can imagine an 11-minute video is good enough to cover most aspects of a phone in detail.
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The upgrade will allow the machine to collide even more particles, potentially helping physicists see new stuff.The Large Hadron Collider is essentially two 16-mile-round rings that overlap in four places.Bunches of protons (or heavier atoms) race around the tracks at nearly the speed of light and collide in one of the four intersections.Discoveries are made when these resulting collisions behave differently than the existing laws of physics would predict—or when they behave in predicted but never-before-seen ways.Currently, the LHC can produce a billion collisions between protons per second, according to a press release.The High-Luminosity LHC ties into some of the larger issues in physics right now, the biggest being that, since the official observation of the Higgs boson, there have been no new particles discovered (at least, not any confirmed ones).
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Oprah Winfrey has signed a multi-year deal with Apple to develop original programs.The company announced Friday that Oprah Winfrey has landed a "unique, multi-year content partnership" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world."Apple said in its announcement that the content will be released as part of a lineup of original content.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Winfrey will remain the chairperson and CEO of cable network OWN.THR also reported that the non-exclusive deal includes the likes of film, TV, applications, and books — just not podcasts.Financial aspects of the deal have not been revealed, but CNN reports that Winfrey is expected to have "an on-screen role as a host and interviewer."
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The new UMIDIGI Z2 just started its presales and with that it’s primed to take the market by the storm.At least that’s the view of the makers and to support it they made a comparison video against some pretty tough competition.And the duel between the UMIDIGI Z2, Huawei P20 and Xiaomi Mi 8 promises quite some battle between three goregous looking phones.UMIDIGI Z2 is not trying to fight in the very high-end league, because realistically its processor and camera capabilities are not a direct match for the two high-end flagships.But in most of the other aspects and features it can stand the ground quite formidably and it has a valid claim to rise up to position of one of the best phones for $250.The phone can offer quite stunning looks with four-sided curved glass body and the special Twilight color scheme.
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Nintendo has been going hard at E3 the past couple of years, kicking things off with a special Direct presentation the leads directly into three days of livestreams.Unfortunately, throughout Nintendo’s entire E3 2018 presentation this year, the 3DS was really nowhere to be found.E3 2018 is an exciting time for gamers, and as you’d expect, one of the best places to see that excitement is Reddit.Subreddits devoted to conversation about the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch have been packed with discussions about new games this week.The 3DS subreddit, on the other hand, has been a pretty quiet place throughout the week, save for one thread lamenting the fact that Nintendo didn’t make a single new 3DS announcement during E3 2018.While Nintendo hasn’t confirmed anything outright, it certainly seems like it’s beginning to wind down focus on the 3DS, and the handheld’s absence from E3 backs that notion up.
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Natalie Portman hasn't met her Star Wars son Mark Hamill yet, but she would like to.Last weekend, Hamill retweeted a Happy Birthday tweet to Portman by adding in "Fun Fact: I've never met this woman," which is hilarious since Portman's Queen Amidala is Luke Skywalker's mom.Portman replied to the tweet during her Thursday appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, saying that she would love to meet him.The moment is at the 30-second mark in the video embedded above.(Disclosure: The Late Show airs on CBS, which is CNET's parent company.)"Mark, I'd love to meet you, where are you?
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Back in 2012, it felt like they had the potential to absorb the best qualities of smartphones and replace PCs entirely for most people.Instead of replacing phones and laptops, they’ve acted more like a semipermeable membrane where phone ideas flow up and computer ideas flow down, creating an osmosis of tech goodness.Like Apple, Samsung, and Amazon, the Chinese device maker is one of few still putting some heart (effort) into its tablets.They're worth a look if you're looking to add another touchscreen to your life.They look and feel as premium as any iPad or Galaxy Tab.On the back, a row of dots adorn the top and bottom edges.
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An officer failed to activate the ‘BCC’ function in a bulk email, landing the force a £80,000 penaltyThe Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester Police £80,000 after it inadvertently identified child abuse victims in a bulk email.The case is one of the few that are still being dealt with under the provisions of the 1998 Data Protection Act, rather than the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force last month, and which allows for much higher fines than older legislation.That’s because of the date of the incident, which took place on 19 December 2016.At that time an officer involved in an investigation of alleged historical abuse sent an update on the case to 56 recipients by email, but entered the addresses into the ‘To’ field and did not activate the ‘BCC’ function that would have hidden the details from other recipients.That meant each recipient could see the full names and email addresses of all the others.
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The cast of "Solo" had no idea about that major appearance from an iconic Star Wars character at the end of the movie.Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich said he only learned about the cameo a few months ago.Please don't read this post if you don't want to know about the spoiler.Read at your own risk.And if you haven't seen "Solo" yet, do it.Director Ron Howard and the crew did everything they could to avoid spoiling the major cameo at the end of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," including keeping the film's cast in the dark about it as long as possible.
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Season two of Netflix's "GLOW" is even better than the first.It's funnier, even as it explores complex themes including race and sexual harassment.Star Betty Gilpin steals the show in brilliant comedic and dramatic scenes.Season two debuts June 29 on Netflix.Season two of “GLOW,” which makes its debut with ten new episodes on Netflix June 29, is much funnier and deeper than its excellent first season, keeping it high up in the ranks as one of the best Netflix original shows, and one of the best shows on television.The first season received glowing (forgive me) reviews from critics and audiences alike when it came out last summer.
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