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babula September 2, 2017 0 comments

The 12 Best Career Books, Blogs, and Podcasts, According to The Muse Team

No matter what stage of your career you’re in, we all need some help every now and again. And even when everything seems to be going right, you’ve got to keep your skills sharp to stay on top of your game. I’m only just starting out in my career, but
babula August 29, 2017 0 comments

14 Moves That’ll Make You Happier at a Job You Hate

It’s easy to tell someone else to quit a job that makes them miserable. But when it’s your job (and your livelihood on the line), it’s not always so straightforward. Maybe you recently moved into a new apartment, or signed a contract that literally says you can’t bolt for a
babula August 15, 2017 0 comments

14 Classy Ways to Carry Your Resume to an Interview

It’s always smart to bring your resume to an interview . Except there’s always that silly moment right after you print it out when you think, “But what do I carry it in?” It’s true, I’ve had plenty of these situations—which is why to several interviews I’ve taken beat-up notebooks with doodles
babula July 11, 2017 0 comments

I Quit My Job to Travel the World and I Don’t Regret it for One Second

Not long ago, I was browsing the travel section of a bookstore and came across a young couple who were planning to purchase the behemoth travel guide of all travel guides: The Lonely Planet’s The World . We got to chatting, and I quickly learned that they were organizing a year-long sabbatical

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babula September 3, 2017 141 comments

Hyperloop One Test: Beginning of a New Transportation Era?

yperloop One on Wednesday announced that it had conducted a successful first test of a specially designed vehicle to travel in a vacuum environment. In the test, which took place earlier this year, the company achieved controlled propulsion and levitation of a Hyperloop One vehicle at 70 mph on a 315-foot
babula July 22, 2017 0 comments

The Max-Q: The Coolest Thing Out of Computex

didn’t attend Computex this year, and that was sad for everything but my budget, because there was a ton of cool stuff announced at the show. Dell, HP and Lenovo showed off new designs that were both attractive and compelling. Mixed-reality headsets hit; based on Intel and Microsoft technology, they
babula July 3, 2017 1 comment

Alexa, Cortana Become New BFFs

Microsoft and Amazon this week announced a deal that will let their voice-controlled digital assistants, Cortana and Alexa, engage in cross-platform communications, a move that could expand radically both companies’ use of artificial intelligence. Microsoft customers will be able to access Alexa voice commands by saying “Cortana, open Alexa” on
babula June 3, 2017 0 comments

Gadget Ogling: Show and Tell, Fidget Folly, and Connected Nightlights

Welcome to the latest edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that’s finally recovered from the North American national holiday cookouts to pore over gadget announcements of note. In our fireworks spectacular this time around are an Amazon Echo speaker with a screen, a Bluetooth fidget spinner, and a

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babula September 3, 2017 0 comments

Smarter Snacks Keep Off the Weight

Whether your snack attack hits in the middle of the afternoon or during late-night TV, it can damage your weight-maintenance plan. Mindless snacking will put back on those pounds faster than you can say, “Pass the ranch nachos.” Smarter Snacks: Better Choices A lot of the time, it’s the little
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babula August 23, 2017 0 comments

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Overweight or obese people can cut their risk of trouble with a potentially fatal irregular heart beat if they lose a lot of weight, a new study has found. Losing a bit more than 30 pounds, on average, caused people to have fewer and less severe bouts of heart palpitations related to
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babula July 15, 2017 0 comments

Procedure Lowers ‘Hunger Hormone’ to Help Obese Lose Weight

The first five patients to try a new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure dropped an average of more than 45 pounds in six months, researchers report. The procedure — called gastric artery chemical embolization (GACE) — works by blocking an artery in the stomach. This cuts off part of the blood
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babula June 12, 2017 0 comments

Weight-Loss Surgery With No Knife And No Scars

Cherie Settle of New Orleans, La., has a new body this Christmas. Her appetite is half what it used to be. Now 50 pounds lighter, she says “the weight was basically melting off.” Settle’s surgeon, Thomas Lavin, MD, at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, reduced the capacity of her stomach by making folds in
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