Is Facebook an Ethical Hiring Tool? (Scientific American)

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From long-lost relatives to potential crushes, social media promotes clandestine investigations and covert judgments. Yet, “Facebook stalking” takes on an entirely new meaning when companies assess job candidates based on their online profiles. According to Scientific American, a recent study showed that many applicants found this practice unsettling, and were more likely to negatively view an employer thereafter. Consequently, ambiguous social media policies could lead to discrimination lawsuits in the future.

Krulwich P’11 Delivers Food for Thought (NPR)

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What do commercial food photographers do in their spare time? They continue to contemplate edible creations, but this time of a slightly more whimsical flavor. From meatball monsters to lemon-powered lights, these savory scenes are sure to whet your creative appetite — and even provide some food for thought. NPR’s Robert Krulwich P’11 shares insights and images that will leave you craving seconds.

Say Goodbye to Hotel Amenities (MarketWatch)

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The hotel minibar is a dying breed. Free parking, complementary personal hygiene products, and room service are in jeopardy as well — threatened by reduced revenues and a decrease in guest enthusiasm for such offerings. Market Watch examines seven hotel perks on the decline.

5 Tricks That Make You Spend More (Huffington Post)

wallet, money, stuffed, photography, color image, nobody, horizontal,Shoppers beware: retailers gain power over your wallet from the moment you walk in the door — or catch a whiff of that inviting lemon scent. From select odors to uneven tiles, these seemingly benign decisions actually promote spending. It appears even the most adept consumers are no match for soft carpets, soulful music, and “Try Me” labels. The Huffington Post lists five shopping traps to avoid.