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theredshoes: Is anyone ever “just themselves” in any job interview? That seems like terrible advice across the board. semperaugustus: Inside Higher Ed: The “Be Yourself” Myth Today’s myth is: “When interviewing for a tenure-track academic position, it’s best to just be yourself.” A number of months…
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On November 3, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R....– 23 Unusual Ways to Apply Crowdfunding | World Future Society (via mediafuturist)
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Adam Davidson via The NY Times For nearly a decade, it turns out, the most accurate forecasts have come from the fringe. So it’s upsetting to learn that many of those same Cassandras now believe, for different reasons, that we are on the brink of another catastrophe that may be far worse. Wolff, the Marxist, fears that China may be entering a significant slowdown, which, combined with Europe’s...
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What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? - WSJ.com →
futuramb: The crucial new idea is that there are two different neural and psychological systems that interact to turn children into adults. Over the past two centuries, and even more over the past generation, the developmental timing of these two systems has changed. That, in turn, has profoundly changed adolescence and produced new kinds of adolescent woe. The big question for anyone who...
Japan Population Decline: Third Of Nation's Youth... →
youmightfindyourself: A startling number of Japanese youths have turned their backs on sex and relationships, a new survey has found. The survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, found that 36% of males aged 16 to 19 said that they had “no interest” in or even “despised” sex. That’s almost a 19% increase since the survey was last conducted in 2008. If that’s not bad enough,...