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Career

The prospect of quitting your job and becoming your boss is both liberating and scary as hell. But, instead of being impulsive, it’s best to take a deep breath and weigh all of the pros and cons so that you’re 100 percent sure that you’re ready (or at least willing) to take this leap of faith….

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6 days ago

Economy

Shortly after Egypt’s 2011 uprising ended with the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, prominent Egyptian investor Ahmed Heikal said: “If we get things right, we could be Turkey in 10 years. If we get them wrong, we could be Pakistan in 18 months.” Everyone understood the subtext: Turkey was the model; Pakistan was the train wreck. After all,…

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1 week ago

Social Media

One of the most unsettling questions about using Facebook — which advertisers, exactly, can see your information? — is now a few clicks away. A new feature, currently available but which Facebook has yet to formally announce, lists which advertisers have access to your contact information. It’s easy to access. Simply go from Settings to…

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1 week ago

Analysis

Contrary to common perception, the government is the most caring and generous employer in Pakistan for the middle to low grade workers. For the best and the brightest talent the private sector offers a promising career path. Collectively civil and military establishments employ roughly 5m (or 5pc of 100m) people in the working age bracket…

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1 week ago

Career

In 2016, Cleveland Basketball great LeBron James made over $77 million between his pay ($23 million) and endorsements, Forbes reports. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made $45 million, and LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made $32 million. There’s no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well. But consider this: The career span for an athlete…

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1 week ago

Smartphones

Both smartphone makers Samsung and LG are preparing for the launch of their next flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, respectively. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumoured to be unveiled in March, the LG G6 will be launched by the end of this week. However, before any of the companies officially unveils…

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2 weeks ago

Interviews

Come 2 p.m. in many Washington, D.C., restaurants, the lunch rush is all but over. The wait staff is cleaning tables across the street at the European-styled Brasserie Beck. And just around the corner at David Chang’s Momofuku CCDC, only a few diners remain at low-rise tables near the bar. But for Kazi Mannan, owner…

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2 weeks ago

Career

What qualifies as a “meaningful” job is all in the eye of the beholder, because what is meaningful to you may not be meaningful to someone else. However, you may find that the most meaning you can get out of a career is if you can have a job that allows you to help people,…

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2 weeks ago

Digital Living

Google has added a new video to their do you need an SEO help document page. The 11-plus-minute video walks people through the process of hiring an SEO consultant or firm. It tells them what to look for, what questions to ask, what some of the red flags are and more. Maile Ohye from Google…

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2 weeks ago

Asia

New Delhi, India (CNN) — Can cow urine cure cancer? India’s government is creating a steering committee to answer that question, among others. Housed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the committee will review research proposals about cows and recommend them for funding to the Ministry of Science and Technology. The aim is…

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