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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 125-119 win over the Pelicans

Los Angeles Times

The must-win games are piling up for the Lakers. Wednesday night they had an opportunity with the Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves all losing while the San Antonio Spurs won. Those four teams and the Lakers are essentially competing for the seventh and eighth seeds for the Western Conference playoffs. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 125-119 win over the Pelicans. Ingram is averaging 27.75 points per game and Kuzma has been efficient by averaging nearly 20 points per game and shooting 54% after the All-Star game.


O'Rourke says he and wife descended from slave owners, has 'more personal connection' to slavery

FOX News

As the Democratic presidential candidate's popularity shrinks faster than his own spine, Beto's efforts to sew division only expand. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke revealed on Twitter Sunday that he and his wife Amy are both descended from slave owners. "Something that we've been talking about in town hall meetings – the legacy of slavery in the United States – now has a much more personal connection," O'Rourke said. "I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves." O'Rourke included a link to a medium.com


Ask the Headhunter: How to make a personal connection with an employer even if the job listing forbids it

PBS NewsHour

"No matter what the rules are and no matter how tight a grip the HR department has on the hiring process, a manager is not going to ignore a good recommendation from a trusted colleague," writes Nick Corcordilos. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community. In this special Making Sen$e edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick shares insider advice and contrarian methods about winning and keeping the right job, on one condition: that you, dear Making Sense reader, send Nick your questions about your personal challenges with job hunting, interviewing, networking, resumes, job boards or salary negotiations. No guarantees -- just a promise to do his best to offer useful advice. Question: You always advocate bypassing the personnel department and approaching the manager of the department that you would be working for.


Do this before dating coworker

FOX News

When you're sitting in a cubicle or working the register next to an attractive person all day, every day, it's almost inevitable that sparks will fly. Not everyone will act on it, but the thought of romancing a hottie at work has probably passed through nearly every employee's mind. That's a relatively normal scenario--people have even coined the term "work husband/wife" to describe the pseudo-romantic friendships that develop in the office. But actually acting on your feelings can be a tricky and somewhat risky situation, personally and professionally. Still, "bonding over commonalities, whether they're work-related or cheering for the same sports teams, can be a catalyst to a friendship that sparks into a romantic relationship," says Michele Kerulis, a clinical therapist, dating and relationships expert, and faculty member of Counseling@Northwestern at Northwestern University.


This new Jeff Buckley video is like a choose-your-own-adventure love story

Mashable

The new music video for Jeff Buckley's cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" is like one of those old choose-your-own-adventure books from the '80s -- but this time, it's a love story that's in your hands. Created with interactive media company Interlude in collaboration with Blind design studios, the animated clip allows you to explore the various phases of a single love story -- the honeymoon phase, the heartbreak, the breakup, the reunion. You can click on 73 different story cells to change the narrative, and there are around 1 sexdecillion ways that the story could play out, according to the video's creators. SEE ALSO: Can't get enough of yourself? Santigold's interactive new video is just for you You can control the narrative musically as well.