LinkedIn has always been helpful if you’re seeking a job, but now it can train you for one too, thanks to a $1.5 billion deal to acquire Lynda.com. That site offers nearly 3,500 courses by subscription on subjects ranging from web design to leadership body language, all taught by industry experts. Citing the obvious synergy between the companies, LinkedIn said that the deal would help job-seekers “know what skills are need for available jobs in a desired city… and then be prompted to take the relevant and accredited courses to acquire this skill.”
According to new research, the fastest learners follow an old adage—”Don’t overthink it.” In a new study that analyzed brain activity of subjects while they tried to master a new task, scientists found the people who got it most quickly were the ones who shut off their higher-order, analytical cognitive processes.
There’s a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 percent of the jobs you’ll ever need a rope to do. Anyone can make these, here’s how.
A brilliant “ring of fire” has been spotted in deep space, giving astronomers a rare glimpse of a galaxy 12 billion light-years away.
The near-perfect “Einstein ring” was captured at a super-high resolution of 23 milliarcseconds by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a ground telescope in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile.
I was reading a story last week from a young entrepreneur that had just experienced his first failed venture. It was more of a post-mortem, a look back at some of the hard lessons he had learned along the way.
How do thieves share their stolen data online? Security firm BitGlass tried to answer the question by leaking a fake trove of profiles that included credit card info and social security numbers.