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The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 — but you will need this skill

The best part about learning this skill? It’s free Everett Collection Data scientists receive $110,000 a year on average and are ranked No. 1 in Glassdoor’s “Best Jobs in America.” As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a job-satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5, data scientist was ranked No. 1 on the “Best Jobs in America” list in 2016 and 2017 based on the number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction. It was followed by devops engineers ($110,000 a year) — which combines development, testing and operations — data engineers ($106,000 a year), tax managers ($110,000 a year) and analytics managers ($112,000 a year). And the No. 1 skill most in demand for data scientists? The programming...

Launch Summit Brings Startup Experts Straight to Your Laptop

It’s a radical concept that may seem too good to be true. A 100 percent virtual and completely free conference? But a Charleston, South Carolina-based startup is making the concept a reality this month. Launchpeer, a high-growth tech consultancy, is hosting the inaugural Launch Summit beginning September 18th. The event is 100 percent online and free features five days of sessions and live Q&As with 23 speakers from around the country. Jake Hare, cofounder and CEO of Launchpeer, hatched the idea in an effort to disrupt the traditional conference model and make learning opportunities accessible to entrepreneurs. “Conferences are expensive, and it’s hard for cash-strapped startup founders to justify spending money on airline tickets, food, event passes, etc. when it could be spent on mar...

Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in desert

The Sahara Forest Project near Jordan’s Aqaba aims to produce 130 tonnes of organic vegetables a year Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-percent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended a ceremony to mark the official opening of the “Sahara Forest Project” near the southern port city of Aqaba. In a first stage, the project aims to produce up to 130 tonnes of organic vegetables per year from an area the size of four football pitches. It will use solar panels to provide power and include outdoor planting space, two saltwater-cooled greenhouses, a water desalination unit and salt ponds for salt production. The project, whose fu...

Is it Pennywise? Pa. town sees red balloons floating above sewer grate

It appears that a homicidal clown could be lurking beneath the streets of a small eastern Pennsylvania town. Red balloons have been tied to the sewer grates in the town of Lititz and police have taken to Facebook to tell the prankster to please refrain from replacing the balloons that they’re removing, The Associated Press reported. The red balloon is what Pennywise, the child-eating clown who lives in the sewers of Stephen King’s novel “It” uses as a calling card. A movie remake hits theaters Friday. Police said in their post that they were “completely terrified” by the balloons and “respectfully request they do not do that again.” After the post went viral, the police department decided to take its investigation to another level, having the department’s criminal investigative division lo...

Rights for White People: What the KKK Really Thinks of Blacks and Latinos

Newsweek published this story under the headline of “The Great White Hope” on November 14, 1977. Because of recent outbursts of white nationalism in Charlottesville, Virginia sparking national attention, Newsweek is republishing the story.  It was billed as a “border watch”—a posse of vigilantes patrolling areas of the California-Mexico border to turn back illegal aliens—and it was supposed to show that the notorious Ku Klux Klan was becoming just another citizens’ group doing its bit to help solve a pressing national problem. According to Grand Wizard David Duke, hundreds of Klansmen, unarmed and out of costume, would cruise the border in cars equipped with spotlights and CB radios. If they spotted any illegal aliens, they would call the U.S. Border Patrol, identifying t...

8 Most Beautiful Proverbs from Around the World

No matter how far we travel, truth and wisdom always ring true. These proverbs from countries all over this beautiful world reveal important lessons and universal truths for us all. “Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.” —French proverb Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, PK55/shutterstock This lesson, often attributed to French author Jules Renard, speaks to the wisdom of age and experience. It’s taken from the original French:La vérité vaut bien qu’on passe quelques années sans la trouver. Find out 51 popular “facts” that are actually false . “There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.” —Russian proverb Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, PK55/shutterstock Ignorance isn’t simply a lack of knowledge but a ...

A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist.

This is what he learned. As soon as Theo Wilson started making YouTube videos about culture and race, trolls using racial slurs started flocking to his page. After engaging in endless sparring matches in the comments section, Wilson began to notice something curious: His trolls seemed to speak a language unto themselves, one replete with the same twisted facts and false history. It was as if they had all passed through some “dimensional doorway,” arriving from an alternative universe where history, politics and commonly accepted facts had been turned inside out. There was the idea that slavery was a form of charity that benefited enslaved Africans; that freed blacks owned more slaves than whites before the Civil War; that people of color make up the majority of those receiving aid from Ame...

When Someone You Love Is Having a Tough Time, Remind Them of These 20 Things

If someone you love is having a tough time right now, there are some things that you can remind them of which will help them trough their difficulties. Whatever you say to someone who is struggling, the most important thing is to ensure your tone of voice and demeanor is appropriate. Remind your loved one of the following things in a warm, encouraging way, and not in a “pull your socks up” way. Your approach will make all the difference to the response you get. 1. It’s OK Not to Be OK When people are struggling, they often make themselves feel worse by placing unrealistic expectations on themselves. They beat themselves up for having a problem and feeling unable to cope with it. Remind your loved one that they are no less of a person just because they are facing something challenging right...

Ashley Graham Would Prefer to Use These Terms and Not “Plus-Size”

This post was written by Jonathan Borge and originally appeared on InStyle.com.  Model Ashley Graham is all about body positivity. She regularly asks that women embrace who they are, regardless of size, and frequently takes to social media to make that loud and clear. In January, she shared a photo that highlighted her cellulite in order to show others that anyone can be confident, bold, and sexy. “I think there’s nothing more real than that. It’s there. I’m not afraid to talk about it. I’m not afraid to show it. And I don’t think that other women should be ashamed of theirs as well,” she told InStyle in April. As a top model with a career of fronting collections designed for various shapes and sizes, the 29-year-old’s thoughts on the term “plus-size” deserve acknowledgment. In a new...

These ultra-luxurious underwater homes are being built in Dubai

Kleindienst In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as “The World.” Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain. The Heart of Europe rolled out its first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named “Floating Seahorse,” in early 2016. Since then, development firm Kleindienst has been rolling out even larger homes that will cost roughly $3.3 million. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings. The $2.8 million Floating Seahorse is the product of more than 5,000 hours of research and 13,000 hours of design and engineering, according to design ...

This Is Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

Nope, it’s not because they’re trying to buff out that scratch above your bumper. Say you’re driving on your local road, and you enter a construction zone. The construction is wrapping up for the day, the sun is coming down, and you just miss the four-sided “Reduce Speed Ahead” sign. You come to the octagonal Stop sign, and notice a state trooper pulled up behind you. (There’s a reason why the signs you encountered have different shapes, by the way.) The trooper’s flashers turn on, and you realize that you may have been speeding. (Make sure you know these 10 tricks to beating any speeding ticket, if you are indeed pulled over for speeding!)You pull over, and as the officer approaches the car, you hear a quick tap on the back of your car. The officer touches your tail light as h...