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Most of the U.S. Job Hunting Takes Place Online Now. That's a Problem For Many.

November 23, 2015 In the US, the internet has become a job seeker’s most important resource. People are researching, finding, and applying to jobs online with relative ease. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday (Nov. 19) shows most American adults who have looked for a job in the last two years turned...

Navy Taps Sandberg to Sponsor and Christen its Newest Submarine

November 12, 2015 Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, a prominent activist, a bestselling author—and the new public face of the US Navy. The Navy has chosen Sandberg to sponsor and christen its newest submarine, the AP reports. The role, though always given to a woman, has traditionally been taken...

People Who Worry More About Failure May Be Better Off Than Those Who Don't

November 6, 2015 For everyone who’s ever been told that they worry too much—here’s some deeply satisfying news for you. Worrying may be a good thing. At least, it is when you’re facing the risk of bad news. In a recent studypublished in the journal Emotion, researchers tracked 230 California law school graduates...

Wikipedia Loses Suit Over NSA Spying Because It Couldn't Prove the NSA Spying

October 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ever since Edward Snowden dropped details on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) extensive mass surveillance programs in 2013, the group has been hit by lawsuit after lawsuit. But they’ve all been shot down on the grounds that plaintiffs don’t have enough evidence of the agency’s spying. The latest case, one...

How US Intelligence Can Hack Your Smartphone, According to Snowden

October 6, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sending just one text, Edward Snowden claims, enables the UK and the US to furtively take over someone’s smartphone. The former intelligence worker and controversial whistleblower told the BBC yesterday (Oct. 5) that Britain’s security agency GCHQ has a sophisticated technology allowing it to gain near-total access to a smartphone...

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s Moving Letter in Support of Assisted Dying

October 6, 2015 Joining Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana, California is now the fifth U.S. state to allow assisted suicide. California governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 5 signed a controversial measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal drugs for mentally competent, terminally ill patients who face a life expectancy of less than six months...

Why Millennials Are Heading for Des Moines

October 5, 2015 New York, D.C., San Francisco—they had a good run. But the iconic urban centers of America, after reeling in countless generations of young people in the past, are now growing cramped, unpleasant, and absurdly expensive, leading Millennials to think twice before committing to life in one of these cities. Some...

Why Did NSA Write Security-Themed ‘Love Notes’ on Twitter?

September 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Sept. 26, during a little-known quasi-holiday called “Love Note Day” that encourages the writing of sentimental blather to loved ones, there was one very unusual contributor to the gushing chatter on social media: the US National Security Agency (NSA). It's #LoveNoteDay! We’ve left some love notes on http://t.co/TU6O1wffAN. Share...

We’re Not Actually That Busy, But We’re Great at Pretending We Are

September 11, 2015 In an era of limitless technology and information, life can feel at once empowering and overwhelming—especially in jobs where employees feel pressure to be swamped. But just how busy are we, really? Not as busy as we’d like others to think, according to a new study. In a survey of...