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IQ, EQ? Valid. How about CQ? (Curiosity quotient.)

IQ, EQ? Valid. How about CQ? (Curiosity quotient.)

Curiosity

A lot of times in job interviews, I would tell people that my main attribute — my real selling point – was that I’m a very curious person. That’s actually a bad thing to say in a lot of job interviews, because it’s not the precise language that the interviewer is really looking for, although that’s very flawed. It should be a really…

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Where can you get the cheapest flight from?

Where can you get the cheapest flight from?

Philippines Airlines

We have some science behind when you should book travel to get the best discounts, and now we have a little bit of science around where you should fly from. Of course, the latter is a little bit restrictive, as people tend to fly from, uh, where they live or are working out of. But it’s still kind of interesting.

This studyis based on cost per 100 km; that’s about 62 miles. The cheapest place in…

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You can save two hours a day with this e-mail hack

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EMail Hack

The average person receives 50 work e-mails a day (I guess I’m below-average, harrumph). A quarter of the workforce, give or take, receives more than 100. E-mail is all consuming — even on a day like today, the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, close to 89 billion business e-mails will be sent worldwide.

Take the “50” number above, and take the “100” number for 1/4 of the workforce, and round…

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Why you should love college football

Why you should love college football

CFB Fans

Above is the ending of the Auburn-Georgia game in 2013 that helped keep Auburn undefeated. At the time, it seemed like it might be the craziest thing that happened in the SEC last year.

Nope.

If you’re a dude, you invariably get into a lot of bar conversations across…

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What happened to Brandon Jividen, Rebecca Adams, their kids and their dog? (The Alaska missing family case.)

What happened to Brandon Jividen, Rebecca Adams, their kids and their dog? (The Alaska missing family case.)

Brandon Jividen and Rebecca Adams Missing

Super weird, with primary details here: a U.S. Air Force veteran and his girlfriend went missing (i.e. completely vanished) from Kenai, Alaska (150 miles from Anchorage) — along with two kids and a dog (Sparks). Brandon Jividen is the veteran — he’s 37. The girlfriend, Rebecca Adams, is 22. The biological father of the two children

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Can we solve the Elizabeth Collins / Lyric Cook abduction-murder case?

Lyric Cook Elizabeth Collins

You may know a little bit about this case, but if you don’t, here’s some basic info: the two girls (Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook) were cousins. They disappeared on July 13, 2012. Their bodies were (sadly) discovered on December 5, 2012. Here’s the distance between disappearance (Meyers Lake) and where they were found(Seven…

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Should Human Resources optimize the talent or the organization?

Should Human Resources optimize the talent or the organization?

Human resources puzzle

There is possibly no more discussed topic in the Human Resources world than “getting a seat at the table” or “becoming a strategic business partner,” (can be said in other ways as well) which essentially means “being thought to add value to the organization.” I have a whole category about this on my blog, and I’ve written about…

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Organizations like to describe women as “abrasive”

More evidence that performance reviews are a bit of a train wreck: the context around them is 

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Elizabeth Cauvel vs. Courtney Lapresi is going to be the MasterChef 2014 finale, right?

Elizabeth Cauvel vs. Courtney Lapresi is going to be the MasterChef 2014 finale, right?

Master Chef Elizabeth

MasterChef seems to be a big fan of the narrative thread this season perhaps more than any other — for example, Leslie and Ahran feuded repeatedly in early challenges and then, on Ahran’s eventual elimination night, it was her vs. Leslie (and it got to the point where she said Leslie was going to win the whole thing). I’ve written…

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