​The Evil "Tests" Job Interviewers Can Give (and How to Avoid Them)

After going through the hassles of interviewing, not getting an offer sucks. Your first assumption is you weren't qualified, but that's not always true. You also could have failed any number of hidden tests, some of them very evil. » 10/23/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

I know some of these tests suck. They invade your privacy, they aren't always relevant, and they are totally unfair. Ideally, you know about the tests and can prepare for them or avoid the employer. Since the interviewers don't usually disclose the test, you're out of luck. Even if you know they do evil tests, if… » 10/23/14 1:50pm Yesterday 1:50pm

Lessons from Doctor Who: “Scared Is a Super Power”

Mindfulness teaches us that our physical reactions don't need to reflect our mental states. We can't ignore our heart racing, but we can choose our reaction. A recent episode of Doctor Who explains this lesson well. » 10/19/14 4:00pm Sunday 4:00pm

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​Wait Until a Formal Job Offer Before Handing Over Your Social Security…

When you apply for a job you'll often give them basic information like employment history. Think twice before giving out that Social Security Number. The job application could be a scam. » 10/19/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely in Windows 7 or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can't be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8. » 10/18/14 3:00pm 10/18/14 3:00pm