Your watercooler cheat sheet


Good morning.  Here are the 5 things you need to know this morning.

You’re richer than you think.  While you might not be part of the one percent, you’re probably not giving as much to charity as you could. (Pacific Standard)

Your next job application could involve a video game.  Employers are adopting “Moneyball”-style hiring approaches. But what are they measuring, exactly? (The New York Times)

The six things that make a story go viral will amaze you.  Two researchers followed up on Aristotle’s theories, and you won’t believe what happened next. (The New Yorker)

Hand gestures that make you look like an intellectual. (Wired)

Girl Scouts are going gluten free.  It was only a matter of time before the Girl Scouts ditched gluten. The organization, which brings in over $700 million annually in cookie sales, is testing out a new gluten-free shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. (L.A. Times)


Looks like the rumors were true: Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are indeed a couple. Sean Penn confirmed the rumor during his Haiti fundraiser on Jan. 11.

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