It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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Customers who shop at tights brand Snag won't find any hosiery in small, medium or large, as founder Brie Read has abandoned the scale. Instead, the start-up's size guide runs from A to G – each letter influenced by a combination of dress size, body shape and height. A person who's 5ft 8in, curvy and traditionally wears size 12-14 clothes would be a D, for example, while someone with those same measurements and a flatter stomach and buttocks would wear C. The key differentiator is width – an important adjustment "when you consider the contrast between size eight and 32," explains Read. The start-up's custom-made tights sport "soft" seams and a "comfortable" waistband that "stays put even if you've been on your feet for 12 hours". A self-confessed "numbers nerd", Read used to work as a marketing data analyst before becoming chief executive of Diet Chef, a meal delivery service that she grew to an annual turnover of £20m. When it sold, she co-founded Facebook advertising … [Read more...] about Snag Tights founder: The key to success is preparing for the worst
The Fox News Channel anchor and author shares her tips for a successful and fulfilling career. Dan Bova Published 6:00 am CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Photo: Fox News Channel Photo: Fox News Channel Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Fox News Channel Dana Perino: 'The Only Clear Path to Success Is the One You Make' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery I'm busy. You're busy. We’re all busy. It’s hard to imagine that you could possibly squeeze another minute of work out of the day...and then you meet someone like Dana Perino. Perino is the anchor of Fox News Channel’s The Daily Briefing (weekdays 2 PM/ET) and is co-host of The Five (weekdays 5 PM/ET), and is a … [Read more...] about Dana Perino: ‘The Only Clear Path to Success Is the One You Make’
I didn’t complete my bachelor’s degree. I am now a full-time writer and editor. Getting to where I am today took hard work and a willingness to accept jobs I was over-qualified for. I got halfway to earning my Bachelor’s degree when I realised I needed to work more than I needed to be sitting in a lecture hall. Thankfully, despite what many may tell you, leaving college after two years didn’t keep me from building an amazing career. Here’s how I did it. I took on jobs that weren’t in my industry to make ends meet I feel really fortunate to be working as a writer and editor full-time now, but I didn’t just walk into this industry. Throughout college and the years after, I worked at Whole Foods, a post-production agency, and even a non-profit to ensure I could still pay my rent and put food on the table. It may seem like the skills I learned in those places were irrelevant to my present job, but the fact that I was willing to work and had … [Read more...] about I didn’t graduate from college but I still have a career that I love. Here are my top tips for success.
To seek the origins of Microsoft’s interest in artificial intelligence, you need to go way back—well before Amazon, Facebook, and Google were in business, let alone titans of AI. Bill Gates founded Microsoft’s research arm in 1991, and AI was an area of investigation from the start. Three years later, in a speech at the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Seattle, then-sales chief Steve Ballmer stressed Microsoft’s belief in AI’s potential and said he hoped that software would someday be smart enough to steer a vehicle. (He’d banged up his own car in the parking lot upon arriving at the event.) From the start, Microsoft Research (MSR for short) hired more than its fair share of computing’s most visionary, accomplished scientists. For a long time, however, it had a reputation for struggling to turn their innovations into features and products that customers wanted. In the ’90s, for instance, I recall being puzzled about why … [Read more...] about This is Microsoft’s AI pipeline, from research to reality