The 10 highest rated companies for internships in 2015

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Students, edit your resumes and type up your cover letters — it's internship time.

But the competition will be stiff, especially if you're applying to Facebook, whose internships are rated the highest for the second year in a row, according to careers website Glassdoor. (What's the secret, Zuckerberg?)

Glassdoor, which allows employees to rate and review workplaces, released its 2015 list for the top 25 companies to intern for, according to the interns themselves. Half of the top 10 companies are in the tech industry — including Google and Yahoo — which could be an indication of which careers students and recent grads are headed toward. Read more...

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How to decide who inherits your Facebook account

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Facebook introduced a new legacy contact feature in the U.S. on Thursday — allowing users to choose who can manage their accounts once they've died — and it's something we should all think about activating

While no one wants to think about his or her own death, this kind of option is going to become increasingly common as we share more of our lives online. Facebook follows Google in providing this type of posthumous functionality, and we expect other sites to follow suit

As Facebook says, "When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences." While you might initially cringe at such an option, remember: It could provide comfort to your friends and family. Read more...

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How to stop videos from auto-playing on Facebook

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Facebook says the videos that play automatically in your News Feed make for "an easier way to watch," but it's highly unlikely you want every native video in your stream coming to life.

If automatically playing videos drive you insane, we can help. With only a few simple tweaks in your settings, it's easy to keep clips static as you scroll through your feed.

Have a look through our easy-to-follow walkthrough below to learn how to turn off auto-playing videos — on both web and mobile

On the web

Click on the down arrow icon at the top-right of your Facebook homepage. Scroll down the menu, and click "Settings." Read more...

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10 ways Facebook has ruined your life

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Facebook has ruined your life. You might think it's this awesome, free resource to keep you connected to your friends and family, but it's slowly breaking you

We have a very important list of 10 ways the social networking site has crept up on you, killed your confidence and joy, and stolen small pleasures.

Take a look through our reasons below. Did we skip a way in which Facebook has changed your life for the worse? Share it in the comments.

1. No one sends you birthday cards anymore.

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How many actual, physical birthday cards did you get on your last special day? Even those aging relatives you used to rely on to hit you up with a Hallmark card every year — they're now on Facebook, too Read more...

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Facebook needs a ‘Sympathy’ button

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A school friend's mom passed away last week. He posted the news on Facebook with a short, dignified note, giving brief details of how his mother had died and information about the funeral. Feeling for his loss, I started to write, "So sorry to hear your sad news..."

But before I pressed "Enter," I scrolled through the comments others had already posted — passionate eulogies and anecdotes from people who really knew my friend's mom, celebrating her spirit and uniqueness. Suddenly my well-meaning comment seemed trite below such heartfelt words. As I deleted it, I wished there were another way to let my friend know I'd seen his news, and that I was feeling for him Read more...

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9 things you need to quit crowdsourcing on Facebook

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Zuck might have got away with crowdsourcing his New Year's resolution on Facebook, but us mere mortals have to be a bit more careful when it comes to soliciting our online buddies

To avoid boring your friends to tears, looking lazy or desperate, or even worse, putting your security at risk, we suggest following our guidelines on what not to crowdsource.

Have a read through our list of don'ts below, and stop yourself from making the same mistakes.

1. What to eat

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"I just don't know what to have for breakfast / brunch / lunch / afternoon tea / dinner /…" Believe us when we say no one cares about your gastronomic dilemma. Just make a decision and stop boring us half to death with your culinary quandaries Read more...

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5 ways to take control of your Facebook News Feed

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Whether it's never-ending posts from annoying "friends" with verbal diarrhea, or repetitive links to stupid survey sites, the truth is that sometimes spending time on Facebook is more irritating than productive

The bad news is that Facebook's algorithms to determine what appears in your News Feed are a closely guarded secret. The social media giant simply says, "The stories that show in your News Feed are influenced by your connections and activity on Facebook."

But there is hope — you have the power to tweak a few settings under the hood.

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Comedy as activism: Why laughing together beats mourning alone

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"Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."

This famous first sentence of Langston Hughes' 1966 essay "A Note on Humor" still rings true today — especially for comedians whose work tackles serious issues, when "it" can mean anything from racial justice to gender equality to LGBT rights.

Humor can address these important topics in a powerful but nonthreatening way. Jokes help us confront the world's most pressing issues, inspiring laughs to inspire change.

Comedy's role in raising awareness is extremely prevalent right now, amid the #BlackLivesMatter protests that continue to sweep the United States. Stand-up comics such as W. Kamau Bell, a self-declared socio-political comedian who doesn't shy away from charged topics, have addressed police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere. Read more...

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6 browser extensions to improve your Facebook experience

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Facebook addicts, rejoice — you don't have to be on Facebook to still be on Facebook.

With the help of browser extensions, you can read your News Feed, send messages to friends and post status updates from your browser's toolbar. Extensions can also improve your experience on the Facebook site itself with special tools, such as Photo Zoom, which magnifies any photo your cursor hovers over.

See the list below for more handy Facebook extensions.

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BONUS: The Evolution of the Facebook Profile
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What’s Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

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With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused

Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can help you determine which tool will most effectively meet your needs

Below, we highlight the differences between Facebook Pages, groups and profiles to help you understand when and how to use each one Read more...

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