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What Skills Do New Graduates Lack?

Most of graduates do believe that they are ready to hit the job market. But hiring managers have other opinion. In most cases they acknowledge the gap between old-timers and fresh blood in the job market. Especially when things turn to perception of business culture and work-life balance. The latest report from PayScale shows that 87% of recent higher education institution graduates feel well prepared to hit the ground running once having their diplomas in the hands. Meanwhile, only half of hiring managers feels confident to give a chance to babe in arms. Unfortunately, the numbers reveal a challenging situation. People, who graduated in 2016 were too optimistic about future perspectives in finding a study field related job vacancy. 51 percent of those, who graduated two years ago, were an...

Living in Hong Kong

Relocation to any new destination always brings with it advantages and disadvantages. Expats will soon find Hong Kong China is no different. The more prepared you are for living in Hong Kong, the more successful your move will prove to be. The good news is that Hong Kong daily life makes it one expat destination where the upside seems to far outweigh the downside. Today, Hong Kong is a vibrant, dynamic city. It showcases the stark contrast between Asian and Western cultures while drawing upon both cultures to create the city the vigorous, energetic city it is. Is Hong Kong A Good Place To Live? This bustling city is typically described as one place where “East meets West”, reflecting the local culture’s effervescent mix of Chinese roots with influences carried over from its period of Briti...

How did the Cruise Industry Reach its Prosperity?

If you still think that cruise holidays are only for seniors, you are wrong. In comparison with the old-fashioned style, nowadays cruise ships remind us of floating cities with high-quality entertainment and services. The current situation The cruise industry changed a lot. Nowadays it doesn’t sound like a pensioners’ thing anymore. And the Symphony of the Seas is living proof – it is the largest passenger ship ever to be constructed. In addition, some current large cruise ships contain skydiving simulators, go-karting, bumper cars and ice bars, provide top-quality food services that meet land standards. Millennials and Chinese tourists have dramatically increased the number of guests on board: in the last year there were over 25 million people. As the numbers reveal, many passengers are k...

Things You Do That Make People Dislike You Immediately

It only takes 7 seconds to make a first impression and it’s not so hard to make someone dislike you. Whether you’re interacting online or in real life, If you share something overly personal too soon or hide your emotions, for example, you may unwittingly repel people. There are some scientific findings on the traits and behaviours that make people dislike you, both online and in person. Here are some things you do that make people dislike you immediately. Sharing too many photos on Facebook If you’re the kind of person who shares snapshots of what you had for breakfast, your child’s school play, and dog dressed in a Halloween costume all in the same day, you might want to stop. According to studies, posting too many photos on Facebook can hurt your real-life relationships. Oth...

Scientists Have a New Pill to Replace Exercise

We’re working longer hours and sleeping less. Our personal relationships are squeezed into the few remaining minutes of the day. It’s no wonder why we chase the fastest ways to get fit. Scientists in California have made some new breakthroughs with a drug called 516. These scientists have a new pill to replace exercise. It’s “exercise in a pill,” says Ronald Evans, who’s leading research on it at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. Before you get excited about a pill with the potential to replace the chore of exercising, here’s everything you should know about 516. What is 516? It’s dubbed the “exercise pill”. 516 is a chemical compound that scientists have been working with for about 10 years now. It works by breaking down the body’...

Celebrating Easter Across Cultures

One of the most beautiful Springtime celebrations is Easter. Typically, the very first thing that comes to our minds are bunnies and colourful eggs. Well, Hollywood did a great job of creating the same associations worldwide, but in the real world it’s different. Easter traditions vary around the world. Here’s a selection of countries with descriptions of how people are celebrating Easter across cultures. Chocolate Bilbies instead of bunnies for an Australian Easter Instead of the Easter Bunny, Easter Bilby has been visiting Australian kids since 1991. Rabbits destroy the land and crops and eat everything in their way. For this reason, the Anti-Rabbit Research Foundation started a campaign that replaced the traditional Easter bunny with Bilby. These animals have big, soft ears like r...

What does it feel like to be outside the Earth?

It is probably one of the most remarkable and priceless thrills that only the most favoured can have. Less than 540 people have been outside the Earth. NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. (Source: Wikipedia) It is a well known space related company, which literately sends people to the open space. However, everyone knows that not all enthusiasts are destined to become astronauts. The selection and competition are extremely high. Seven lucky people share their sensations and opinion about what it means to be outside the earth and how it had changed them once they came back. Astronauts, the sta...

Why You Need to Start Taking Your Mondays Seriously

It is an honest public opinion, Mondays are always hard. Especially if you have been having a relaxing weekend. For this reason, there is a theory stating that it affects work performance, motivation and productivity. People take their time to get used to their work routine again on a weekly basis, each Monday. As it turns out, this is not the worst day of the week. Victory day Recently Redbooth, the data collaboration software provider, had research made investigating which day of the week is the most productive. The study concentrates on task accomplishment percentage, which ensures that Monday is the day. The task accomplishment reaches 20.4%, whereby on Fridays it only reaches 16.7%. Tuesday is a second “high” day with 20.2%. The report claims that “given the relatively low completion ...

Luxury Travel Trends In 2018

Going on vacation can be more exciting than just spending time relaxing by the hotel’s pool. Let’s take a look at six of the most popular luxury travel trends in 2018. Glamorous camping Note down this new word for your dictionary. Glamping is a trend which will change your thoughts about camping. It is a classy way to spend time in nature, for people with exclusive tastes and needs. Inspired by traditional tented houses in Africa, rugged log cabins in the Alps and beautiful cabins in Hoshinoya Fuji in Japan, offers people luxury along with an adventure in nature. Moreover, there are some predictions that travelling in luxurious camper vans will be extremely popular in 2018. Seems it is about time to prepare the ground for summer adventures! Private air expeditions Some of us might be time-...

Millennials in the Workplace: Why You Should Love Them

These days, you can’t scan the interwebs without seeing an article telling you how different these darn millennials are. Lazy. Demanding. Requiring instant gratification. Hand-holding. Trophies for everyone. Soooo hard to manage. Soooooo unlike everyone who’s ever worked before them. Well, we’re not here to weigh in on that debate. Because you know what? Too bad. Love ‘em or leave ‘em, if you need a workforce (and we’re guessing you do), you know who’s in your candidate pool? Millennials. You know what else? Millennials are now old enough to be starting – even running! – their own companies. So we say: instead of bemoaning their quirks, why not use what millennials bring? Why not take all of those millennials’ supposed difficulties and flip them on their heads? Why not – gasp – embrace the...

The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language

The world is shrinking as globalization and the Internet brings people together like never before. Yet the value of learning a foreign language remains as hotly debated as ever. Today, even a small business can find themselves competing overnight thanks to the power of eBay and Amazon.com. Moreover, Google translator and others are getting better. So, do the benefits of a foreign language still hold up? Foreign Language Staying Power Despite all the reasons you’ve heard about the benefits of learning another language, good for your degree, great for travelling, helpful for fast-tracking your career, many people still seem to believe being multilingual isn’t all that important anymore. We’re here to remind you that an ability to speak languages remains important, even in a shrinking world. ...

Marbella. For Many Obvious Reasons

You can call it a dream spot. Marbella is a well-known and extremely attractive destination for people all over the world. Pleasurable south weather, tasty Spanish-Andalusian food and its charming reputation attract many expats who want to relocate here (and some who have already done so). It is also worth noting that even the world’s famous faces and millionaires acknowledge Marbella as an engaging place. No Question Why At least 320 sunny days per year, which means there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy one’s time at classy white sandy beaches that are the main addiction on the Costa del Sol. This location is extremely popular among overseas property buyers. According to the statistics, close to 130 nationalities live in the region. On the west side of the port, other beaches like La...