Making personality changes can sometimes promote success — ScienceDaily

Data analysis of a 12-year longitudinal study examining the importance of personality changes during young adulthood indicates personality growth has real-world career benefits. Kevin Hoff, assistant professor of industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Houston, found young people who develop higher levels of conscientiousness and emotional stability during the transition to employment tend to be more successful in some aspects of their early careers. The study findings are published in Psychological Science.

“Results revealed that certain patterns of personality growth predicted career outcomes over and above adolescent personality and ability,” reports Hoff, adding that the findings support potential policy actions meant to help young people develop personality-based skills.

Hoff’s study is the first to assess the predictive power of personality changes for a broad range of career outcomes across more than a decade of young adulthood.

For adolescents who have experienced difficulties or are dissatisfied with aspects of their

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Making the workplace safer with innovative covid-19-fighting solutions

As businesses of all sizes welcome a fearful and anxious workforce back to the office, they are simultaneously challenged with ensuring a safe work environment. The stark reality facing business owners still navigating the covid-19 pandemic is the diligence required to limit infectious spread. 

Corporations are taking note: plexiglass barriers, clearly marked walkways, and hand-sanitizing stations are now as commonplace as paper clips and ergonomic chairs. Although such measures can mitigate the risk of infection, management teams will be challenged to properly sanitize the workplace without jeopardizing human health or affecting employee productivity while also facing agency and government regulations. 

Many business owners are finding solutions by partnering with innovative organizations like J Ferg Global, an industry leader in infection control, risk mitigation, and revenue restoration. “Our mission is to help organizations and their stakeholders get back on their feet with health and safety as a top priority,” says CEO

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How teachers rose to the challenge of making online learning engaging and fun

In the classroom, Yaritza Villalba used to transform history lessons into fun events like rap battles and speakeasies with root beer and students dressed as 1920s celebrities.

For remote teaching, the New York City high school teacher turned to Flipgrid, a video-sharing tool, to create a similar sense of interaction. She kicked off the year by cheerfully introducing herself in a video and asked students to share a video album of songs that expressed their feelings. She had parents share their skills for a virtual talent show and got videos of a mom singing and a dad playing piano. The lively visuals helped her build relationships in a way that emails and phone calls can’t match.

“I teach students who are teenage parents, who live in shelters, who struggle with neglect and have been incarcerated,” says Villalba of her small public school that helps students up to age 21 earn

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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) move into 5G smartphones seems to be paying off: Demand for the iPhone 12 series is turning out to be stronger than anticipated, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is not surprising, given the attractive pricing of the iPhone 12 lineup and Apple’s huge installed base of users, who have been waiting to upgrade to the latest wireless networking technology.



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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

But what’s surprising to see is that Apple’s latest phones are in great demand in a price-sensitive market such as India, which has yet to make the move to 5G. The company reportedly witnessed record-breaking iPhone 12 preorders in India at the end of October, which could help it sustain its newly found momentum in that market and pave the way for long-term growth. Let’s see how.



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Tagging produces detailed catalog of transcription factors key to making each cell type — ScienceDaily

A team of biomedical engineers at Duke University has created a new way to turn stem cells into a desired cell type by mastering the language of gene regulatory networks.

Programming stem cells into other cell types is not a new idea. Several methods already exist, but the results have left something to be desired. Often, programmed stem cells do not mature correctly when cultured in the lab, so researchers seeking adult neuron cells for an experiment might end up with embryonic neurons, which won’t be able to model late-onset psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions.

“The cells might seem right at first glance,” said Josh Black, the Duke Ph.D. student who led the work in Charles Gersbach’s lab, “but they are often missing some of the key properties you want in those cells.”

Using CRISP gene editing, the lab led by Gersbach, The Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and

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Workova is making it easier to access technology professionals from developing countries.

Workova allows businesses to scale up their technology teams on-demand and build technology products faster and more efficiently. It connects highly skilled talents with companies to enable them to get high paying jobs and earn a steady income.

There is a global shortage of technology talents. This shortage has made it challenging for startups, SMBs, and Corporates to find verified technology talents with the right skills to work on their projects.

We see businesses that are traditionally non-technology businesses, relying on technology more than ever for growth and the gap in hiring talents to build these technologies.  

Recruiters go through the pain of sorting thousands of applications from candidates when hiring. In non-technology enterprises, their recruiters are typically not savvy. Therefore technology recruitment is done through agencies or projects are outrightly outsourced. These options are time-consuming and often result in the wrong hiring and cost to the business. 

We have

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Tech elites are making moves out of San Francisco as they rethink the area’s costs, political climate, and safety

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

Read on for more on the future of Silicon Valley, a private-equity titan’s relationship with a Texas investor embroiled in a political scandal, and the rise and fall of the world’s oldest advertising agency.



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Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of shoes and clothes retailer Zappos, has died at age 46 following injuries sustained in a fire. 

Hsieh (pronounced shay) retired from Zappos in August after 20 years with the company, staying on long after he sold the company to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009. He was widely known for his efforts to regenerate the downtown Las Vegas area, and for his commitment to holacracy, a manager-free operating structure. 

Zappos’ current CEO,

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4 Ways Remote Communication Is Making For a Better Workplace


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Remote communication has never been more popular. Over the course of the pandemic, as more employees have been forced to work from home, the number of people using remote communication solutions has skyrocketed.

Early in the pandemic, in April, when lockdowns in municipalities around the United States first forced businesses to send their employees home, video conferencing solution Zoom saw the number of daily meeting participants increase to 300 million, up threefold from 100 million in December 2019. 

Similarly, Microsoft Teams’ daily active users increased from 32 million in March 2019 to 75 million in April 2020. Google reported in April that its teleconferencing service was adding three million users per day. 

Covid has forced nearly the entire world to go virtual. This has made remote communication critical, not just in people’s professional lives, but in

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Making Classic California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine In The Land Of Pinot Noir And Chardonnay, Sonoma County

Some winemakers are always looking forward to push the envelope of what they can achieve in their vineyards and winery while others look back in nostalgia at the wines of the past. Joe Nielsen has spent over a decade as a winemaker in California and although he is a man that is deeply rooted in a modern mindset of using science and data to help guide him, he is also a strong believer in allowing a plot of vines to be what it is supposed to be instead of turning it in something else that fits a dogmatic style. That is why he is an avid collector of California wines from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s as, according to his opinion, vineyard expression that allowed for all sorts of variability was more interesting and a key focus back in that era

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Making sense of a universe of corn genetics

Making sense of a universe of corn genetics
Seed banks across the globe store and preserve the genetic diversity of millions of varieties of crops, including corn. Iowa State University researchers are developing ways to predict the traits of corn varieties based on their genomes. Credit: Jianming Yu

Seed banks across the globe store and preserve the genetic diversity of millions of varieties of crops. This massive collection of genetic material ensures crop breeders access to a wealth of genetics with which to breed crops that yield better or resist stress and disease.


But, with a world of corn genetics at their disposal, how do plant breeders know which varieties are worth studying and which ones aren’t? For most of history, that required growing the varieties and studying their performance in the real world. But innovative data analytics and genomics could help plant breeders predict the performance of new varieties without having to go to the effort of

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