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How to answer the top-5 interview questions

The interviewer sitting across the table might seem perfectly chatty, but her questions are loaded with ulterior motives. While you might think you’re the answer to her hiring needs, it can be nigh on impossible to get that across—unless you’re thoroughly prepped to answer her queries.

We asked three industry pros to tell us which questions job candidates tend to bungle the most, and how you can avoid every single pothole on your way to interview nirvana. Read on for their best advice...

excerpt from an article on Mediabistro.com

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The dating advice you need to hear (from the woman who's interviewed 200+ happy couples)

We’ve all spent plenty of time asking friends, family, even the little voice in our head, “How will we know when we’ve found the one?” But Ellen McCarthy, a reporter at The Washington Post, is really the one you should ask...

excerpt from an article on Greatist.com

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5 signs you need to check your work/life balance

Priorities may change, but taking care of yourself is always important. 

How can you tell if things aren’t quite balanced and aligned? Here are five signs to look for...

excerpt from an article on SELF.com

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How to say "no" when someone asks you out on a date

It's easy to daydream about your crush asking you out on a date — but it's also totally normal to freak out over the idea of someone you're not into asking you the same thing.

In the name of all that is sensitive and unsubtle in this world (because no one wants to wonder if "I'm busy this weekend" actually means "ask me later" or "ask me never") we're telling you how to say "no," sans snoot, snark, and sour feelings.

excerpt from an article on TeenVogue.com

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Are you fat biking yet?

Sneaking in one last trip before the resorts transition from snow to springtime? Though there’s still powder aplenty, try dividing your time between downhill runs and the new mountain bike on the block.

Say hello to the fat bike, whose 3-inch-plus tires will have you cruising over snow in seconds. Over the last few seasons, the sport's popularity has exploded, among ski bums as well as off-season cyclists and triathletes, and North America’s top winter sports destinations have taken notice. In fact, many are opening exclusive experiences just for fatties. Here, we’ve compiled six top-notch trips.

excerpt from a web feature for Equinox's luxury web magazine, Furthermore

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Through a spider's eyes: Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world

Gil Menda was bored.

It was 2012, and his research on facial recognition in wasps was going nowhere. The Cornell University graduate student turned to his advisor, neurophysiologist Ron Hoy, as the professor was running out the door to teach a class. There were jumping spiders in the lab already, so Menda asked for permission to attempt the impossible: to tap into the central nervous system of an arachnid that was far more liable to depressurize and die than sit still for brain surgery. Hoy assented.

excerpt from a magazine and web feature for niche science magazine The Scientist

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8 gross things that won't kill you

Swallow those screams and hold back the cringe that’s wriggling up your spine.

Yes, the eight things below are on the icky side of the spectrum. But you know what? It’s silver lining time. GL presents eight things that might gross you out, but almost definitely will not kill you...

excerpt from an article on GirlsLife.com

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How to launch a STEM program when you have no funding

Scrambling for money to get your STEM program off the ground and into the lab? You’re not alone—and (thank goodness!) not without options.

Here are five resources to look into to make your big-time idea a big-time success...

excerpt from an article on STEMjobs.com

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