Happy Friday! It’s time for our weekly link-round up, where we bring you the most interesting, useful, informative, or cool stuff we find on our travels across the Web. This week: standing out in the job market, how to make yourself happy, and more!
- Even in the depths of the recession hiring managers were saying they’re having difficulties finding good, qualified candidates—but economists say they’ve been spoiled for choice and became too picky. One of the ways to stand out of the pack—make sure you and your credentials are up-to-date in your field.
- Have you ever heard of the term “fake it ’til you make it?” Studies are showing that actually works with happiness—act like you’re happy and you’re going to find that you’re actually pretty happy!
- Your information and your data is valuable, and protecting your privacy online is vital. Lifehacker talks about why, and how to lock down your online life.
- The debate between free will and the biology of the brain rages on! How much of what we do and think is conscious, and how much of it is controlled by our neurons? One scientist argues that we’re so much freer than some neurologists claim.
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Independence University, overseeing the university’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, and enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
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