Here’s how to give your quarantine pantry an epicurean boost

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Don’t we all deserve some artisanal jams, sausages, and pasta right now? Okay, it’s time to be honest: I’m getting sick of Annie’s Mac ‘n Cheese. And rice cakes smeared with Smuckers. And I’m truly embarrassed about the La Croix, OJ, and tequila mixture that I called a cocktail. But in the past few weeks, my local grocery store’s stock has left little to be imaginative about. Read Full Story

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Apple’s virtual WWDC wasn’t just okay—it could be the future of keynotes

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Today’s event was a compelling proof of concept for an approach that Apple should consider using for some of its announcements in the future. Over the past five years, I’ve heard more than one person wonder aloud if the pomp and circumstance of Apple’s live events are always worth all the trouble. I can remember some Apple presentations that were truly memorable and live attendance was a must. But Apple is in a different place in its history, and more announcements are incremental improvements to existing products instead of brand new world-changing product lines like the iPhone. That may change in the future. Maybe when Apple finally announces its augmented reality glasses , for example, it will be crucial to hold a live event—if possible. Read Full Story

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Nintendo’s newest Mario Kart is the best video game you never knew you wanted to play

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Okay, so we got a little excited by a trailer. But hear us out. By now, Nintendo has made exactly 87,493,029 versions of Mario Kart since the game was first introduced in 1992 for the Super Nintendo. (Okay, the company has really made 13—which is still a lot!) But a new sequel coming this fall to the Nintendo Switch changes the formula in an enticing way, thanks to super experimental UX. Read Full Story

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Former Google recruiter: Here’s how to ace a remote job interview

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Just because you’re in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean it’s okay to dial into a remote job interview wearing an old pair of sweatpants. Experts predict that more than half of US jobs are at risk because of coronavirus, as companies lay off staff and put in place hiring freezes. But many–the likes of Slack, Apple, and Microsoft—are still looking to build out their teams. Read Full Story

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Dos and don’ts of advertising during COVID-19

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Half of Australians (51 per cent) say it's okay for brands to continue advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research conducted by Dynata. And when asked which messages resonate most, almost half (47 per cent) said ads communicating how a brand is contributing to the needs of the crisis were among the most appealing.

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