• Gehalt: Wie viel verdient man bei Lidl und Aldi?

    Aldi und Lidl locken ihre Kunden mit günstigen Preisen. Doch müssen die Angestellten dafür Abstriche beim Gehalt machen? Wie viel Geld winkt bei den Discountern?
    Etwa drei Millionen Menschen arbeiten in Deutschland im Einzelhandel – vom kleinen Tante-Emma Laden um die Ecke bis zu den großen Supermarkt- und Discounterketten. 

  • This is the most important career skill to master in 2019

    Chances are, no matter what your job title is, in the coming year you’ll have a series of conversations that are important for your career. Whether you’re being interviewed for a new position, discussing a promotion, or pitching an important project, high-stakes discussions await you in the months to come. To ace these exchanges, you must master one crucial skill: the ability to handle Q&A, the impromptu questions and answers that are at the heart of every interview. Studies show that those who think on their feet and respond without hesitation come across as leaders who project a certain charisma. In fact, the same research indicates that this quickness of…

  • Adopt these habits to achieve work-life balance this year

    Anyone who works is apt to struggle in one regard or another. For some, it’s a matter of dealing with a bad boss or obnoxious coworkers. For others, it’s perpetual deadlines. But the single greatest challenge workers faced last year was none other than finding a better work-life balance, according to LinkedIn. If you’ve had a hard time juggling a job along with a personal life, you’re clearly in good company. Here are five steps you can take to improve your work-life balance this year. 1. Set priorities As mere humans, we can’t do it all–either at work or in life. As the new year kicks into gear, pledge to…

  • Meet Caper, the Al self-checkout shopping cart

    he Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the autonomous shopping era. Caper wants to make eliminating checkout lines as easy as replacing their shopping carts while offering a more familiar experience for customers. The startup makes a shopping cart with a built-in barcode scanner and credit card swiper, but it’s finalizing the technology to automatically scan items you drop in thanks to three image recognition cameras and a weight sensor. The company claims people already buy 18 percent more per visit after stores are equipped…

  • This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

    A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it and then fly away like some crazy wasp. Robots are weird. The goal of the project is to allow drones to place sensors in distant and hostile environments. The system starts on a plane or helicopter, which ejects the entire thing inside of a cylindrical canister. The canister falls for a while, then slows down with a parachute. Once it’s close enough to the ground it pops out, lands and drills a massive hole with a screw drill…

  • World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Electric Motorbike Even Comes With Airless Tires

    Motorcycle gangs may soon be able to join the green energy revolution thanks to this sleek new form of transportation. German manufacturing company BigRep recently unveiled its prototype for the world’s first fully 3D-printed electric motorcycle. The “NERA” e-motorbike, which was designed by the company’s NowLab innovation department, only weighs a stunning 132 pounds (60 kilograms). All of the bike’s components, excluding the electronics, were 3D-printed in a laboratory. That includes the flexible bumpers, seat, chest rest, steering mechanisms, and even the airless tires, which can be designed with customizable treads. Since the NERA is simply a prototype, there is no definitive timeline for when it will be speeding down…

  • Inside the $3 billion race to kill plastic

    These startups are capitalizing on consumer anxiety about climate change to market reusable straws, food wrap, and storage bags. Can they compete with plastic industry giants? I’ll admit it’s taken me a while to come to terms with how dire the environmental crisis is. I assumed my everyday eco-friendly behaviors–like recycling and bringing reusable bags to the grocery store–were helping to stave off plastic pollution and carbon pollution. But the numbers are in, and it’s clear that an apocalyptic disaster is hurtling toward us much faster than we previously anticipated. Most experts believe we’ll be living in a state of crisis by 2040, with food shortages and frequent natural disasters part…

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