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Sunday, March 19, 2017

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the last week:

Underwater magic: Hidden tech behind Cirque du Soleil's 'O'

CNET: There's something eerie about seeing 1.5 million gallons of water up close.

I'm standing in the dark -- 17 feet underground -- pressed up against a massive tank while swimmers and divers glide in and out of view.

Down here, I feel a long way from the noisy Las Vegas strip.

Fall in Love with Ladder Safety! The American Ladder Institute has declared March as Ladder Safety Month, and businesses such Little Giant Ladder Systems are providing resources to promote the cause.

“It’s better to build a fence at the top of a cliff than to park an ambulance at the bottom,” said Art Wing, chairman and president of Little Giant Ladder Systems. “Better training and innovation in ladder safety will help organizations save time, money, and most importantly, lives. “

Hiring Managers Share Their Top Behavioral Interview Questions, And We Help You Answer

LinkedIn: Google 'behavioral interview questions' and you'll find no shortage of questions for job seekers. In fact, the sheer number of these "Tell me about a time when…" questions is enough to make your head spin.

With so many potential questions, it's hard to know how to prepare. That's why we went straight to the source for the inside scoop – we asked nearly 1,300 hiring managers from around the globe to rank their favorite behavioral interview questions*.

Use these to jumpstart your interview prep and get focused on the questions that matter.

Thandie Newton Preferred Nudity to Wearing Westworld Costume

The Mary Sue: Of all the fascinating elements of HBO’s Westworld–the narrative complexities, the ethical quandaries–the show’s costumes ranked high. The amount of detail that went into the characters’ clothes was immense. Not only did the costume designer go through the trouble of recreating intricate vintage fabrics through 3D printing, but the clothing choices played an important role narratively. If you weren’t paying attention to the costumes, you definitely missed some of the clues leading us through the show’s twists. Oh, and on top of all that, obviously, they were just plain stunning.

The 21 most spectacular theaters in the U.S.

Curbed: Supertall skyscrapers and glamorous museums can boost architects’ reputations or put a struggling industrial town back on the map, but as far as architecture is concerned, one type of building should never be overlooked: the theater.

As the backbone of urban culture, theaters in the United States have been gathering places for centuries. From operas to ballets to movies, the arts required buildings that were as beautiful as the performances they housed. Early 19th-century theaters were temples to ornamentation, clad in over-the-top chandeliers, heavy drapes, and with a penchant for gold.

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