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According to bookies, these are the things as unlikely as Scots voting for independence

qz.com — The polls are now open in Scotland, with voters deciding the fate of the 307-year-old union with England. The final batch of surveys suggests an incredibly close race, to be decided by a percentage point or two in either direction. Britain's bookies don't think it will be as close as that, and they're not known...
Sep 18, 2014

RT @jkaraian: Argentina beating New Zealand in rugby is roughly as likely as Scotland voting for independence, according to bookies qz.com/267913/accordi…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @jkaraian: Argentina beating New Zealand in rugby is roughly as likely as Scotland voting for independence, according to bookies qz.com/267913/accordi…

Sep 18, 2014

Argentina beating New Zealand in rugby is roughly as likely as Scotland voting for independence, according to bookies qz.com/267913/accordi…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @HeatherLandy: According to bookies, these are the things as unlikely as Scots voting for independence qz.com/267913

Sep 18, 2014

RT @HeatherLandy: According to bookies, these are the things as unlikely as Scots voting for independence qz.com/267913

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Explore the hidden patterns of the fashion Instagram universe

qz.com — Who is the fashion industry following-and followed by-on Instagram? From the accounts everyone knows to "deep fashion" insiders, Quartz analyzed 1.8 million Instagram accounts to determine which fashion-related users are the most followed, inside the industry and out.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @YAN0: I made API requests to Instagram every 0.75 seconds for two weeks. Then I made this graphic. qz.com/267635/ pic.twitter.com/e2BxEBTDVV

Sep 18, 2014

RT @YAN0: I made API requests to Instagram every 0.75 seconds for two weeks. Then I made this graphic. qz.com/267635/ pic.twitter.com/e2BxEBTDVV

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Could Scotland’s currency be Bitcoin?

qz.com — A central question in the Scottish independence campaign has centered on currency. The Bank of England has said repeatedly that an independent Scotland can not use the pound sterling, except for an 18-month emergency period following a yes vote.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @demsoc: “@jorgebarba: Could Scotland’s currency be bitcoin? zite.to/1r4uFcF” < like a fine aged single malt for @JohnRentoul #qt…

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Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google

qz.com — This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. I've sent out hundreds of resumes over my career, applying for just about every kind of job. I've personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week.
Sep 18, 2014

"Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google" (and probably a lot of places). bit.ly/1qNW1WQ

Sep 18, 2014

RT @kevinjdelaney: Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google qz.com/267471 by Google’s Laszlo Bock

Sep 18, 2014

RT @kevinjdelaney: Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google qz.com/267471 by Google’s Laszlo Bock

Sep 18, 2014

Five errors that immediately get your resume rejected at Google qz.com/267471 by Google’s Laszlo Bock

Sep 18, 2014

"And at Google we sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week." Here are the most common mistakes: qz.com/267471/five-er…

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Yes the Alibaba IPO is hot, but how loyal will the company’s new shareholders be?

qz.com — The initial public offering of China's mega internet company Alibaba, which starts trading tomorrow, has proven so popular that the company already has raised the maximum offering price of its stock. But who, exactly, is behind all of this demand? Alibaba's initial investors will be predominantly short-term, momentum investors, according to several investment advisers and...
Sep 18, 2014

RT @qz: Yes the Alibaba IPO is hot, but how loyal will the company’s new shareholders be? qz.com/267117

Sep 18, 2014

How loyal will Alibaba's new shareholders be? qz.com/267117 (And has any CEO flashed the thumbs-up more times than Jack Ma?)

Homer Simpson’s beer mantra is a lot like China’s approach to real estate

qz.com — To understand the Chinese economy's fraught relationship with property investment, let's turn for a moment to the wisdom of Homer Simpson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVwR0rw5fk Sure, Homer was holding forth on booze, not mortgage loans. But just like alcohol, China's property construction sector-which it relies on to drive up to a fifth of its GDP-is at once "the cause of, and solution to"...
Sep 18, 2014

good tweet RT @sinoceros: Homer Simpson’s beer mantra is a lot like China’s approach to real estate ift.tt/1BQz3kf

Sep 18, 2014

Any story that begins with "let’s turn for a moment to the wisdom of Homer Simpson” is worth reading: qz.com/267773

The sun is setting on “quantitative easing” in the US: Did it work?

qz.com — It's nearly official. The Federal Reserve confirmed yesterday that if all goes according to plan, it will finally stop its policy of creating new money from thin air and using it to buy financial assets. This practice, better known as "quantitative easing," is what central banks do when interest rates are stuck near zero and...
Sep 18, 2014

The sun is setting on QE: Did it work? ("Discuss," Linda Richman would say, if Coffee Talk met Wall Street Week) qz.com/267456

Sep 18, 2014

The Fed's ending QE money-creation programs. This is your last chance to understand them: qz.com/267456 pic.twitter.com/okXitHpbR9

India’s water minister says atheists cause floods (crazier theories prevail in Pakistan)

qz.com — Uma Bharti, India's water resources minister, has said the "underlying reason" behind the catastrophic floods in North India last year was human excretion. The natural disaster in 2013 was called "the Himalayan Tsunami" by the media, and killed over 6,000 people, mostly in Uttarakhand. Flash floods and landslides also devastated the ancient Hindu pilgrimage site Kedarnath.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @missanabeem: India's minister of water resources said atheists cause floods. You read that right: qz.com/267048/indias-…

Sep 18, 2014

India’s water minister says atheists cause floods qz.com/267048 via @qz

Sep 18, 2014

India's minister of water resources said atheists cause floods. You read that right: qz.com/267048/indias-…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @lilkuo: RT @qzindia: India’s water minister says atheists cause floods (crazier theories prevail in Pakistan) qz.com/267048

Sep 18, 2014

RT @qzindia: India’s water minister says atheists cause floods (crazier theories prevail in Pakistan) qz.com/267048

The perfect recipe for productivity: rest 17 minutes every 52

qz.com — Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness. Clicking through photos of cute small animals at work? That's not silly procrastination, Hiroshima University researchers said. Looking at adorable pictures of kittens rolling helplessly in balls of yarn heightens our focus, and the "tenderness elicited by cute images" improves our motor function on the computer.

Xi Jinping’s India visit can’t have a clear balance sheet because a major item is confounding

qz.com — By the statements made in New Delhi this afternoon, India and China are set to conclude a fruitful meeting between prime minister Narendra Modi and president Xi Jinping. But transgressions at the border that necessitated flag meetings between the two armies even as summit level meetings took place highlighted the big outstanding issue between India and China, who have gone to...
Sep 18, 2014

The view from our India bureau on Xi Jingping's summit with Narendra Modi qz.com/267754/the-xi-… (AP photo) pic.twitter.com/GkUfrCmb4K

One of the world’s most frenetic cities is holding a competition to chill out

qz.com — South Korea, land of tech giants like Samsung and LG, is one of the most wired countries in the world; its smartphone penetration rate is 70%, compared to 58% in the US. Users have internet access throughout the country's subways and Seoulites can now charge their phones at hydropower stations in Cheonggyecheon, a waterway running through the city.
Sep 18, 2014

Three-hour chill-out competition. Person with lowest heart rate wins. qz.com/267149/one-of-…

There is increasing evidence that the Islamic State is expanding into Asia Pacific

qz.com — Australian security forcees raided hundreds of homes in Sydney and Brisbane today on intelligence that militants were planning a public beheading in the name of the Islamic State. It's the latest sign that the extremist group also known as ISIL, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, may be extending its reach into the Asia...