August 21, 2013 |
The top fear of people on job interviews is not showing up late or blanking out on important facts. The greatest worry plaguing job seekers, according to one survey, is appearing too nervous. About 17% of Americans fear that they look and act too jittery during interviews, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. That is followed by worries about appearing too qualified (15%) and not knowing how to answer a question (15%). Other interview nightmares include showing up late (14%)
August 20, 2013 |
Behaving like Scrooge is typically not the best way to win points with a date. But a new study concludes that many love seekers think savers are actually more attractive than spenders. Savers are viewed as having higher powers of self-control than their free-spending peers. That kind of discipline can extend into other areas as well, making life more pleasant for potential mates, the study said. For example, savers may also be more careful about exercising and watching their nutrition.
August 18, 2013 |
- There's really no better way to see a place than by foot. Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass. And it's a race. Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a good idea when I signed up for this trip nine months earlier. Although this marathon left me gasping - because of the scenery, I'm sure - it was worth it once I reached the Sun Gate and viewed the finish line - the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu - a short distance below.
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July 26, 2013 |
Jonathan Knight doesn't blame government cutbacks for forcing him to stand near a freeway ramp holding a "Please Take a Resume" sign. The young man aiming for a career as a legislative analyst realizes it's the tight economy that is making it difficult for recent college graduates to launch their careers. So Knight, who once interned with a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C., puts on a shirt and tie, grabs a sign that lists his qualifications and stands on street corners hoping passing motorists will slow down and grab one of his resumes.
July 15, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- Israel quietly returned 14 Eritrean refugees back to their restive African country and is planning to send home as many as 200 more in the coming days, refugee-rights groups said Monday. Israeli officials declined to comment directly on the 14 cases Monday, but the Interior Ministry said in a statement that all refugees who are repatriated have signed voluntary consent forms and agreed to go home. Activists for the refugees say the practice may not be legal because refugees appear to have been threatened and pressured, according to Reut Michaeli, executive director of the Tel Aviv-based Hotline for Migrant Workers.
June 2, 2013 |
Three storm chasers killed by a tornado near Oklahoma City last week were not risk-takers or thrill-seekers, but experienced researchers dedicated to advancing the field of meteorology, family and colleagues said Sunday. Tim Samaras, 54, was well-respected in the meteorological community and widely considered a leader in tornado research and data collection, experts said. He died along with his 24-year-old son, Paul Samaras, and partner Carl Young, 45, while tracking an EF-3 tornado that struck the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno on Friday evening.