Archive | February 2015

Tired of being underpaid, Apple, Yahoo bus drivers vote to unionize

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The bus drivers who shuttle Yahoo, Apple, eBay, Zynga and Genentech employees to and from their offices voted to unionize Friday after complaining about being overworked and underpaid.

The Compass Transportations drivers voted 104-38 to join the Teamsters union Friday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The decision comes more than three months after Facebook bus drivers voted to also join the Teamsters union in November

Teamsters representatives plan to continue to court Silicon Valley drivers, who they say are not benefitting from the overall growth in the region …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

Monks known as ultimate Buddhist warriors show off Kung Fu moves

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In China, it is said that “all martial arts under heaven arose out of Shaolin.”

Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of Kung Fu and is one of the most famous martial arts, according to Getty. It was created in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in the Songshan mountain in China and has developed over the last 1500 years. It and it’s various forms are marked by both barehanded and weapon styles

Shaolin monks, who are known to be the …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

6 predictions about the future of video and job interviewing

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Imagine it’s 2025 and you’re preparing to interview candidates for an open position. Are you setting up your office for the interview? Or are you charging up the latest wearable technology and getting ready for a live video chat — right from your wrist?

Close to two-thirds of hiring managers already are using video interviews to locate and hire top talent, according to an OfficeTeam study. As this trend continues to grow, what can we expect for the next phase of video interviewing?

There’s no doubt the modern workplace is transforming into a video chat-focused world. Because of this, employers need to adopt the latest video interviewing trends to help them identify the best talent for their organizations …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

‘House of Cards’ Season 3 delivers the moment you’ve been waiting for

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Warning: This post discusses in detail episodes 10 and 11 (Chapters 36 and 37) of House of Cards Season 3. Read with caution. You can find coverage of other episodes here.

The most important moment of House of Cards Season 3 has finally happened. And, no, I’m not talking about Claire going back to blonde after a brief flirtation with life as a brunette

I’m talking about the grand return of everyone’s favorite squeaking bundle of adorable, Cashew

Fittingly, he got a big unveiling

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OMG.

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

Regain your dignity after these embarrassing new job blunders

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Starting a new job is an exciting adventure. But it’s also riddled with landmines of potential awkwardness — think getting lost on the way to the copier or mistaking your new colleague for the mail guy. The gaffes and blunders may be inevitable, but they can still catch you off guard if you’re not prepared.

The best teacher is experience, and luckily for you, I’ve had my share of cringe-worthy new job encounters over the years. Here are few of my favorites and how I recovered with my dignity — and my job — intact after each horrific incident

1. The CEO I didn’t know

It was literally my …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

Miami under water: Severe thunderstorms flood streets

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Slow-moving thunderstorms dumped up to 8 inches of rain in the Miami metropolitan area Saturday, flooding downtown and elsewhere. Some parts of South Florida saw 10 inches of rain, according to radar estimates

As up to 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped through the region and swaths of water flowed through the streets, drivers experienced a bumper-to-bumper bummer. The heavy rain also prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood advisories in some areas, including Boca Raton and Coconut Creek

Flash flooding is a frequent event in south Florida during the wet season, but the region tends to be drier in February and early March. Sea level rise is complicating drainage in parts of Miami by making storm drains less effective at getting rid of excess water quickly. …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.

The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn’t skimp on power

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Desktop computers aren’t dead. Plenty of people use those anchored computers day in and day out, and for good reason: They’re more powerful and less expensive than their mobile counterparts.

The Mac mini has been Apple’s on-again off-again de facto low-budget desktop, but recently it hasn’t received the love many have hoped for. Then for the holiday season Apple upgraded the processor, chipset, hard drive, and everything else. That includes the price. The Mac mini now starts at $499. Full stop.

There are only a handful of very low-end PCs less expensive than the Mac mini with current components. It’s $400 less than the newest …

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This entry was posted on February 28, 2015, in Mashable.