In a current interview, Richard Branson, founding father of The Virgin Group, introduced a trip “non-coverage” that permits his private employees — some one hundred seventy staff — to take as much vacation as they want, with nobody maintaining tabs. At ShortStack we've an identical trip profit, solely we name it “take what you want.”
Branson and I are in a critical minority: Only about 3% of businesses in america presently supply limitless trip, though a number of the greater gamers within the tech sector are hopping on the bandwagon, together with Netflix, Zynga, Groupon, HubSpot, and Evernote.
Branson says his coverage is extra humane than parsing out days off. And it's. Read more...Extra about Benefits, Business, Startups, Work Play, and Unlimited Vacations
Mermaids might not exist, however the ocean continues to be filled with mysteries
These giant, lovely our bodies of water are house to an infinite variety of unfamiliar beings and bewildering phenomena. The average ocean depth is 14,000 ft deep — that leaves plenty of room for the mysterious, the legendary and the whole lot in between.
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"The ocean is ninety five% unexplored, unknown, unseen by human eyes," Fred Gorell, the top of public affairs on the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Exploration and Analysis division, tells Mashable in an interview. "Each time we go off on an expedition, we see one thing new, or one thing believed to be new." Read more...Extra about Features, Ocean, Us World, Us, and World
The Nice Pumpkin cannot maintain a (tea-mild) candle to those Jack-o'-Lanterns.
The RISE of the Jack-o'-Lanterns in Westbury, New York places on a shocking show of greater than 5,000 professionally carved pumpkins. And that does not even embrace the replacements carved every week — since, you recognize, pumpkins are likely to rot.
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The intricate items of gourd artwork function every little thing from dinosaurs to mythological beasts, to portraits of departed celebrities. Some take a couple of minutes to carve, whereas others require a small group of carvers engaged on one pumpkin for so long as 20 hours Read more...Extra about Pics, Lists, Art, Halloween, and Pumpkins
OTTAWA, Ontario — Two lethal assaults in three days towards members of the army surprised Canadians and raised fears their nation was being focused for reprisals for becoming a member of the U.S.-led air marketing campaign towards an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.
"We won't be intimidated. Canada won't ever be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in a nationally televised handle hours after a masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's warfare memorial shortly earlier than 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspect then stormed Parliament in a dramatic assault that was stopped chilly when he was shot to demise by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Read more...Extra about Canada, Shooting, Us World, World, and Ottawa
LOS ANGELES — The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was presupposed to debut throughout next week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however on Wednesday afternoon, a darkish and shadowy pressure had a unique, extra accelerated agenda.
— Marvel Leisure (@Marvel) October 22, 2014
Yep, the trailer leaked — now who would do a factor like that? — and Disney/Marvel's response was to launch it virtually instantly thereafter. Whether or not this was a extremely orchestrated PR transfer or a swiftly and properly-performed response to leaky trolls not issues, as a result of both method, that first trailer is right here, and it brings a number of latest particulars concerning the Avengers sequel. Read more...Extra about Movies, Trailers, Marvel, Entertainment, and Film
When Carly McCullar, 32, was recognized with autism spectrum dysfunction as an grownup, she needed to enhance her social and communication expertise earlier than heading into the subsequent stage of her life.
By no means having acquired such assist earlier than, she volunteered to take part in a singular remedy program: digital actuality. Sitting at a pc that tracked her facial expressions, the sport examined her social cognition and offered suggestions, McCullar performed by way of numerous real looking situations, together with a job interview, a confrontation with a loud neighbor and even courting.
This system, a collaborative effort from gaming know-how specialists and well being researchers on the Center for BrainHealth on the College of Texas at Dallas, simulates on a regular basis experiences and social conditions which are sometimes troublesome for these with autism or nervousness issues. And it is only one instance in a rising development during which video video games are types of remedy. Read more...Extra about Entertainment, Gaming, Features, Social Good, and Psychology
For the lazy trick-or-treater, dressing up for Halloween means tossing a sheet in your head and calling it a day. For Alexys Fleming, it means make-up — layers upon layers of creepy and colourful make-up.
The 21-yr-previous artist has made a reputation for herself on YouTube as host of MadeYewLook, a collection of tutorials for shockingly real looking stage make-up. Although her designs are complicated, her movies present thorough steerage from most popular manufacturers, portray methods and ending particulars.
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Mashable requested Fleming for ideas for individuals who need to attempt her make-up seems to be at residence Read more...Extra about Pics, Lists, Halloween, Makeup, and Watercooler
The phrase Kumari actually means “virgin” in Nepali. These dwelling goddesses are younger, pre-pubescent women who're thought-about to be incarnations of the Hindu goddess of energy, Kali. They stay a sheltered life till they attain puberty, and are worshipped in Nepal by each Hindus and Buddhists.
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In October 2010, at age 9, Samita Bajracharya turned Kumari of Patan. Photographer Narendra Shrestha adopted Samita's time as Kumari by way of her retirement in 2014, documenting her reintegration into a traditional childhood.
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