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This Fund Lets You Pool Your Money to Help the Most Efficient Charities
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Americans donated a combined $268 billion to charity in 2015. Subtract the huge gifts from millionaires and billionaires, though, and each household really contributes around $2,500. That’s lovely gesture, but not really change-the-world kind of coin, especially because it’s often spread out numerous pet causes. So in February, the Centre For Effective Altruism, a philanthropy research group that advocates for
Hong Kong and MIT Students Impress With Intensive Tech Entrepreneurship
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MIT’s new facility in Hong Kong, The Node, hosted the third MEMSI program. Students from MIT and Hong Kong universities forego sleep to invent a new product and business plan. One has already come to market. Obsessive parents, obsessive dancers, obsessive adult children, slouchers and amnesiac socialisers are on the hitlist of the millennial inventors from Hong Kong and MIT.
Recruiters Explain What the Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have in Common
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Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you can do as a job seeker to stick out from the crowd (at least in a way that reflects well on you) is probably worth trying. At a minimum, though, you’ve got to
You Can Now Help Jeff Bezos Decide How to Spend His $80-Billion Fortune
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His company just acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, but you now have the opportunity to help Amazon founder Jeff Bezos decide how he should spend his money in philanthropic efforts, as the New York Times reports. Bezos posted a tweet on Thursday seeking input for a building a philanthropic strategy to spend his estimated $80-billion fortune. Bezos is the
Four Common Mistakes You're Probably Making in Your Job Listings
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When it comes to finding talented new employees, a job listing is the first impression candidates have of your company. Are you piquing their interest or sending them scrolling by your ad? “Each step along the (hiring) journey should be authentic, reinforce the employer’s culture, and provide transparency into how employees are valued at an organization.” says Stacie Mallory, vice
Lunch with Warren Buffet Auctions for Nearly $2.7M
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If you have ever wondered how much it would cost you to share a meal and conversation with Billionaire investor Warren Buffett this year, your question has been answered: just shy of $2.7 million, reports The New York Times. The proceeds from the auction will go to San Francisco-based non-profit Glide, which began holding the auction in 2000. The unnamed winner,
Apple CEO Cook Warns of Social Media Dangers in MIT Speech  
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Apple CEO Tim Cook cautioned this year’s graduating class at MIT about the undesirable aspects of social media – particularly how it can divide society even more than it brings it together, Bloomberg reports. Cook’s speech on Friday discussed the role of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. “The internet has enabled so much and empowered so many,” Cook said
Report: Russian Hackers Are Trolling Britney Spears' Instagram Account to Spread Malware
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Okay let's get this out of the way right now: Oops, they did it again. The they in question are Russian hackers, and what these hackers did is reportedly troll pop star Britney Spears' Instagram account to send malware instructions in the comments of her posts, as the Select/All blog reports (via Engadget). A group of researchers from a Slovakian
David Rockefeller’s Estate Expected to Break Art Auction Records
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Approximately 2,000 pieces of art from legendary banker David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy’s estate will be auctioned off next spring, with with proceeds expected to breach the $700 million mark, reports The Wall Street Journal. Christie's won the right to auction items from the Rockefeller estate, which "is poised to be the most expensive art collection the auction industry
How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses and Clients They Can Work From Anywhere
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IBM recently informed its thousands of remote workers that the jig was up: They’d either have to relocate to one of the tech company’s offices or find new jobs. To be fair, only 56% of employers offer any kind of flexible work arrangements, but the move was met with criticism all the same. Even so, when big companies back away from remote