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  • Anne Fisher, Don't Blow Your New Job: Managers are switching companies like never before, but a startling number don't last 18 months. Here's why. Fortune (1998-06-22). In the Manchester Partners survey, human resources people gave specific clues as to what kinds of questions are likely to help you identify the best fit; 76% urge you to find out what results will be expected of you in the first year, and 64% say you need to ask for a timetable spelling out what is supposed to happen when. You should also ask how potential higher-ups will measure your performance (62%). Finding out how often the people above you want progress reports and provide feedback (45%) also couldn't hurt.
  • Angie Herbers, Set Up to Fail: Bosses Create Problem Employees More Often Than You Think, ThinkAdvisor (2017-04-14). We all use job titles to communicate what each member of a firm is supposed to do and how that differs from other employees. [...] This creates confusion among management, other employees and the employee him- or herself about what job he or she is supposed to be doing.
  • Sarah Fenske, They Requested the St. Louis Police Budget. It Took 8 Months to Get It, Riverfront Times (2018-11-09). "We wanted to use this to say, 'Look at how you're spending money. Isn't there an alternative way?'" he says. "If we could get this information on time and get the real information, not just redactions, the people who elect the mayor and the aldermen could say, 'This is not how we want our government to be. This is not what we want to spend our money on.'"
  • Binyamin Appelbaum, Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Rot, The New York Times (2018-11-05).
  • Nick Gillespie, 'We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It', Reason (2018-11-04). "The main problem with fame, or any kind of success, is the insulation it packs around you," writes Brand near the end of The Last Whole Earth Catalog, explaining why he decided to stop at the publication's zenith of popularity and critical acclaim. "There's a difference between intention driving us on and mystery pulling us on. Mystery will always educate and correct. Intention can go off the end of its own limb."

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美食作家王刚, 厨师长教你:“葱爆牛肉”的家常做法,葱香味浓郁,学做起来 (2018-05-27)

Honestly it doesn't matter which of his videos you watch, they're all fascinating: 美食作家王刚.

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Chef's Table, Season 2, Episode 1: Grant Achatz (2016-05-27)

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二更视频, 二更 | 7根面条同时穿针孔,这种面我一口气能吃三碗!, 2017-06-14

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Evercrisp apples at Eckert's

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Maria Bamford, Psych Ward, This is Not Happening

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我不是药神 (2018)

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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The McKenzie Brothers - Take Off, Eh!, SCTV Archive

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Curious Droid, XB-70 Valkyrie - The Worlds Fastest Bomber, 2017-04-29

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