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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 30, 2015 9:15 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.


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Our top tech predictions for 2015

Simon Cohen| Jan 5, 2015 10:05 am


From the end of passwords to touchless payments and smart, connected everything, here are some of the biggest changes in technology we can expect to see in the coming year.



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The most embarrassing job interview mistakes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 22, 2014 5:51 pm


A new survey reveals the most embarrassing job interview mistakes hiring managers have heard of or witnessed candidates making. The list is a mixture of seemingly innocent oopsies and egregious etiquette errors.



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New research says doing this in job interviews can seriously harm your chances

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 22, 2014 3:58 pm


New research suggests this body language mistake could cost you the job, particularly in more serious fields. This backs up what we’ve already been told by experts, so you should probably be aware.



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‘Tis the season to be drinking. How to cure a hangover

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 19, 2014 4:27 pm


There’s a lot of drinking this time of year, but that doesn’t mean everyone is off work. Hangovers cost the economy an estimated $160 billion a year. If you still have to go into the office – or even if you don’t – here are some ways to avoid and get rid of a hangover.



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Should you fall in love with an actor? Report claims to connect relationship intentions by occupation.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 18, 2014 7:12 pm


Data analysis of dating app Clover’s users purports to tell us what kind of relationship people are looking for based on their chosen profession. Is this accurate or bunk?



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The best tech gifts for everyone on your list

Simon Cohen| Dec 17, 2014 9:21 pm


Still looking for the perfect holiday gift idea? Check out these top tech choices for everyone on your nice list.



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The iceman goneth: 10 jobs that used to exist but don’t anymore

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 17, 2014 8:55 pm


Check out these jobs people used to do but that don’t exist anymore thanks to technological advances.



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In memorium: 20 career paths we said goodbye to in 2014

Elizabeth Bromstein| Dec 17, 2014 4:32 pm


When figuring out what you want to do with your life, may we suggest that you avoid these areas with the largest projected job declines through 2022. In memorium, we say goodbye to these once viable career paths.



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Report: More job openings are going unfilled in Canada

Peter Harris| Dec 16, 2014 8:20 pm


Canada’s job vacancy rate spiked in the second half of 2014. A new in-depth survey of Canadian employers across the country reveals where the demand for workers is the greatest. (And where there’s virtually none.)



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