Circle of life: visualizing biological data

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data
Brandon Keim,

When Martin Krzywinski took a systems administrator job at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Center, he didn’t plan on becoming a pioneer of 21st century biological data visualization. Now his distinctive aesthetic is synonymous with the informational…

The new workplace and the increasing importance of skills testing and online portfolios

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Best grad degree programs in big data analytics

(via Institute for Advanced Analytics | Dr. Michael Rappa · Survey of Graduate Degree Programs in Analytics)

Basis band is the best fitness tracker

Basis Band Review: The Only Fitness Tracker Worth Buying
By Dan Nosowitz,

The first fitness tracker that could actually help you get in shape, thanks to a goals system that works with your life and sensors that actually track your fitness.

The Basis Band is the best fit­ness track­er on the mar­ket. It’s the best beca…

RT @PopSci: The Basis Band is the only fitness tracker worth buying. Here’s why:

The post jobs economy

The post-job economy
Harold Jarche,

Learn­ing may be the work in the net­work age, but that does not mean that learn­ing will get you the work. Inge De Waard dis­cuss­es this in MOOCs change edu­ca­tion, but jobs decline in a knowl­edge

How to Pick a Career You Actually Like

How to Pick a Career You Actually Like
Penelope Trunk,

Most career problems stem from the fact that we are terrible at picking jobs. We think we are picking a good job and then it turns out to be a bad job. It’s almost impossible to pick a good job on the first try, actually. So don’t think you’ll be …

How to Pick a Career You Actually Like

Want To Work For An Innovative Company? Be Prepared To Answer These Unusual Interview Questions

Want To Work For An Innovative Company? Be Prepared To Answer These Unusual Interview Questions
By Christina Chaey,

“If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?” and more oddball questions you might be asked on your next job interview.

The next time you step into a job inter­view, don’t just go in armed with men­tal bul­let poi…

RT @maccabeem: “How many cows are in Canada?” Also: “If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?”