Thursday, March 22, 2012

4 Reasons You Still Don't Have A Job Offer

By Debra Wheatman

While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you?

If you have been searching for a new opportunity for some time and are still coming up empty, it makes sense to review those things that are within your control and improve your job seeking methodology.

4 Body Language Lessons For Office Leaders

by Kelly Eggers

Many of our physical behaviors are unrehearsed and often go unnoticed. The slightest nuance, however, has the potential to change the entire tone of a conversation - especially if you're in a leadership position.

"The default mechanism for the brain is negative, so if a gesture can be interpreted either positive or negative, we're almost always going to take the negative side," says Carol Goman, an executive coach. Because of this, it's important for leaders to recognize the power of a small gesture.

Goman, a senior advisor for The Dilenschneider Group, a New York-based communications consultant, has delivered keynote addresses at events hosted by The Conference Board and the International Association of Business Communicators. In her new book, The Silent Language of Leaders , she discusses what managers need to know about body language to lead effectively. The book is published in April by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley.

Here are a few lessons that Goman says are key takeaways for leaders looking to better manage their mannerisms.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Dragon's Blood Tree

A Tree That Bleeds Red Sap: The Dragon’s Blood Tree
By: Dahlia Rideout

The Dragon’s Blood tree (Dracaena Cinnabari) is a rare type of tree originating in Socotra archipelago, a small group of four islands in the Indian Ocean. Also known as the “Galápagos of the Indian Ocean,” the group of islands is host to a number of fascinating species.

Cell Phone With A Secret

Modern cell phone manufacturers would do anything to make people buy their products.
So, what's special about this cell phone model? Read on and find out...

Guy With A Sixth Sense

This guy was surely born lucky.

He woke up before the alarm went on as he heard some noise outside. It seemed that the roof was about to collapse. He got out of bed, and one minute later the ceiling collapsed. He saw this huge branch sticking out of his bed.

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Chernobyl Today

What becomes of Chernobyl after the 26 April 1986 disaster? This collection of photographs of Chernobyl shows this place 25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, a nuclear power plant accident that occurred in Ukraine.

Chernobyl Scrap Metal

26 April 1986 - a date that stirs fear in the hearts of those who knew the dangers of nuclear contamination. That was the day the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (officially Ukrainian SSR), which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities in Moscow, exploded. The explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. It is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster). The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy.

Wider 42 - The Transformer Boat

Wider 42 by Wider yachts features a system for expanding the deck by pushing of a button on the panel. The process of expanding the useful area of the deck takes only 12 seconds and gives the deck 18 square meters with a width of 6.6 meters. While offering more comfort and convenience to passengers, the boat also gains more stability. Wider 42 features two 370 hp engines reaching a top speed of 44 knots (80 km / h). If the pilot still wants more excitement, there is also a jet ski attached to the rear of the vessel. Despite being only 12 meters long, the boat has kitchen, living room with sofa bed, bathroom and bedroom.

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