In the book “Don't Work With Assholes,” an excerpt from which Life around published, Stanford Business School professor Robert Sutton advises against working with toxic people. But to say goodbye to an important and moody client or quit your favorite job, which conflicts from time to time, is not always possible and reasonable.
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With the advent of new technologies, the methods for finding personnel are changing. Nowadays, HR specialists are increasingly using social networks to post vacancies and select candidates, but the good old resume is still required to be shown. And often it can cause a refusal of employment. Life around has put together some simple ways to put your resume in order.
Social media accounts, email, mobile applications, and online banking services are often targeted by cybercriminals. According to a joint study by Google and the University of Berkeley, hackers crack up to 250 thousand accounts per week, and this applies only to the company's services. Most often they use keylogging (tracking keystrokes) and phishing (redirecting a user to a clone site requesting personal information and password).
Our recent post on how stores organize promotions has caused a great stir. The hero of the material said that discounts are needed so that the buyer joyfully picks up a full cart of products and wakes up already at the checkout. So you can spend significantly more than planned. Life around has put together some tips on how to save money on supermarket purchases.
Hidden mining affects both companies whose employees use working servers to receive cryptocurrency, and ordinary users who, along with content, can accidentally download a mining program. Unlike ordinary hacker programs, it does not destroy the computer and does not erase data, but it overloads the processor, and this, in turn, makes it difficult to work.
This year, Russians are ready to spend 17,600 rubles on holidays, which is slightly more than a year earlier. In addition to spending on gifts and a feast, they still have to survive the week-long New Year holidays: at this time the temptation to spend money on entertainment is especially great. We tell you how to celebrate the New Year so as not to become bankrupt by mid-January.
Russian authorities continue to tighten policies on the Internet. Now, Telegram messenger Pavel Durov is in danger of being blocked in the country, and several years ago the LinkedIn social network was blocked in Russia. In parallel, there are scandals associated with the leakage of user data. VPN services, which encrypt the user's outgoing traffic and mask his IP address in such a way that country restrictions apply to him, help in many ways to protect themselves from this and that.
After scandals involving the leak of personal data on Facebook, the company launched a special page that allows you to check whether you are in the Cambridge Analytica report. In addition, there are several other tools in order to check what they know about you on the Internet, and if desired, edit the tracking settings for your movements on the Web and beyond.
In December, we wrote about how to properly manage money during the holidays. We assume that not everyone succeeded: there was still a week left until the salary, and very little money. This problem is not only familiar to Russians - you can find many English articles on the topic How to Survive Till Payday on the Internet, some of which include tips to go to parents and lie to your colleagues that you have a birthday.
In summer, banks begin to remind their products to travelers. We are talking about debit or credit cards with additional options like baggage insurance or admission to the airport business lounge. But people who go on vacation twice a year do not need to overpay for such benefits.
In Russian stores, seasonal sales continue. They help retailers free up shelves for new collections and get shoppers to take more things. And in the end, you can buy unnecessary things that will gather dust in the closet. Life around tells how not to waste money on sales.
The number of credit cards issued to Russians continues to grow. In the first half of the year, banks issued more than 5 million new credit cards with a total limit of almost 368 billion rubles (this is 92% more than a year earlier). The average limit on a card increased from 57 to 71 thousand rubles, according to the data of the United Bureau of Credit Histories.
News of the introduction of new sanctions against Russia collapsed the ruble. The dollar and the euro rose to record levels in a few months. The author of the telegram channel about Moneyhack finance, Alexander Krasnov, tells what to do if you need to exchange currency. Trade in small portions During a currency panic, even professional traders cannot predict the rate, not like ordinary people.
Life around has already written about what medical services can be obtained free of charge under the MHI policy. But if the phrase "state polyclinic" throws you into a shiver, you don’t like to wait in lines and wait a long time for the opportunity to do an ultrasound, then the outcome may be VHI - a paid voluntary health insurance policy.
Recently, the Ministry of Finance proposed introducing a special status for self-employed citizens in 2019. These include tutors, nannies, and other workers who provide services to individuals and companies, not being employees of any company. It is assumed that they will have to give the state from 3 to 6% of their earnings as a tax.
The central bank announced that for the first time in several years, it could raise its key rate. This means that interest on deposits will also increase. The author of the telegram channel about finance Moneyhack, Alexander Krasnov, tells how to choose a deposit so as not to lose money. Check if the deposit will be insured by the state. For several years now, the authorities have been insuring Russian deposits.
Life around has already told you how to save money on going to the supermarket. This time we’ll talk about restaurants, bars and cafes. Few people go to them every evening, but even having a grand dinner at the end of the week can leave a big gap in the budget. To avoid this, you should follow simple rules.
This year, "Black Friday" - the day when virtually all stores arrange big sales - will be on November 23rd. But in order not to wake up on Saturday with a bunch of unnecessary things and empty pockets, it’s better to prepare now. An experienced buyer and editor of the "Business" section Olga Karaseva talks about how you can save money and time during the sales period.
Life around continues to talk about simple ways to save on the things that we use every day. This time we’ll find out how to save some money on mobile communications. Disable unnecessary services In addition to the actual communication services, mobile operators offer a variety of services - from special packages for roaming, which you must remember to disconnect upon returning home, to lotteries and the advice of fitness trainers.
Prices for train tickets are formed based on demand for them and the season, there are also special promotions for some places or destinations. Life around figured out the intricacies of buying tickets and figured out how to save on it. Avoid the holidays Train tickets go up in price during the high season - in the summer, New Year's holidays, May holidays and sometimes in November.
According to Deloitte, this year, Russians on average will spend almost 17 thousand rubles on New Year’s celebration, 42% of this amount will be spent on gifts. Most people want to get money, smartphones and perfumes, but are going to give chocolate and cosmetics. We already wrote that gift giving can be a good habit and save money and time on the eve of the holidays.