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WIW2B: Lexi Placourakis

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lexi Placourakis may be the closest thing we have to a Greek Goddess walking among us today! She has a smile that could melt an iceberg, and a killer figure that she routinely shows off both in her social media presence and in her work as a face on the #TRUEcurves board at TRUE Model Management.

Moving Away From Fear

Norman Bodek | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Norman Bodek

People fear not having enough money, or enough food, or they feel unloved, or they are afraid of having pain, or getting sick, or being fired, or just not being good enough. They might be afraid of their parents, their teachers, their neighbors, etc. All are unnecessary baggage to be dropped.

The Trickiest Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success.

2016 Best Career Apps and Websites to Land Your Dream Job

Sherri Thomas | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Sherri Thomas

Serious about landing your dream job this year? Or at least, landing a more fulfilling and higher paying job than the one you're in now?

How My Divorce Led Me to a Career I Love

Stacey Freeman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

For as long as I could remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. At least, I remember saying I wanted to be a lawyer. That pronouncement took me right thr...

Golden Handcuffs: Stuck in the Wrong Job?

Devin Martin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Devin Martin

How many times in the past year have you wanted to quit your job? How many times did you rationalize staying by saying, "It would be stupid to leav...

6 Tips for Fun and Success: Notes From the Real World

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Sulkowski

I'm proud to call Greg my former student. At a recent meet-up we realized that, whatever we do, six maxims exist for generating and enjoying good outc...

WIW2B: Danielle Braverman

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.29.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Though the pressures of trying to stay thin enough to get booked out as a straight size model drove her to unhealthy habits, Danielle eventually decided that enough was enough.

3 Lessons to Keep in Mind When Leaving a Job With No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want

Smita Singh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Smita Singh

Jumping into the entrepreneurial world after working in a job for many years can be challenging. For some that have been in the corporate world for a long time, they are so used to the stability and the routine that the fear of the unknown is what keeps them from foraying into the entrepreneurial world.

Got Lots of Passions But No Idea Which One to Focus On?

Zoë B | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women
Zoë B

Do you find that your difficulty lies not in figuring out your passion, but in working out which passion to focus on? Do you have lots and lots of ideas that you get really excited about, only to quickly get bored and move onto something else? Are you sick and tired of being pulled in so many different directions? And is it time to get focused?

20 Free Techniques to Find Your Dream Career

Zoë B | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Zoë B

If you're in a job or career that's not really inspiring you, then now is the time to start planning your next move. I've put together 20 simple techniques to get you inspired to take a few steps closer to finding your dream career.

Your Behavioral Success Quotient

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Adele Scheele

We have gotten so used to multiple choice tests that we can always answer, but we never know what our checked off boxes actually mean, or what the ones we considered but didn't check might offer as possibilities.

5 Steps to Help You Thrive When Facing Change

Cylon George | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cylon George

Some people not only survive, but thrive during times of change. How do they learn to embrace change? Here are a few suggestions:

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

Happiness: Forget Extraordinary, Just Be Yourself

Tanuja Ramchal | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanuja Ramchal

What I've learned from my journey is that happiness does not come from the quest to be extraordinary, a subjective outcome I have no control over. It comes from being myself and giving what I have to offer.

When I Grow Up

Lizz Wilson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Lizz Wilson

My little ambitious self knew no boundaries. I wasn't concerned with what my major would be in college, where I would intern, how to get work experience for jobs that require work experience... I wanted to be everything. I still have that problem.

WIW2B: Joby Bach

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As a veteran of the plus size fashion world, Joby has made a name for herself as a sexy, fashion-forward model who isn't afraid to push boundaries and do things that other plus size models have been afraid to do.

The Makers Movement - What is a Changemaker?

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

There are infinite possibilities of where we can go when we choose to actively consider and participate in the changes that are happening all around us. Let's make something meaningful.

The Personal Pivot

Devin Martin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Devin Martin

A pivot is not about hitting the reset button on life. We don't wipe the hard drive clean of all of our memories. A pivot is about changing directions. We couldn't pivot if we hadn't put years of effort into getting where we are.

WIW2B: Rosie Mercado

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Hollywood Hills. Rosie and I were on set together in a beautifully designed home, shooting for SLINK jeans. W...

Why An Annual Career Checkup Can Be Just As Important As A Physical

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Taking time to review the direction of your career is vital to your success in today's ever-changing job market. Therefore, as the new year begins, be certain to ask yourself the big questions.

Is the Jobs Crisis Over?

Roger Wright | Posted 01.12.2016 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Chances are, she will not lose her job. Still, she says, echoing a message just like Mary's, "Do you think my background in public health and emergency planning will help me get another job?"

How To Make The Most Of Your 650,000 Hours On Earth

Ken Budd | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Twelve words in a Bill Bryson book changed my friend Ann's life. Ann was 34, living in her native England, and bored by her job as an office manager for a government contractor. Then she read Bryson's book.

Another Year Comes to an End

Gabi Ancarola | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
Gabi Ancarola

It is time for closure, because we humans are like that: we draw conclusions, add full stops, analyze facts, look back, and then make efforts to move on.

What Happens When Your Degree and Your Career Aspirations Don't Line Up?

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 01.07.2016 | Education
Kiara Imani Williams

Whether you are in an unhappy romantic relationship, or working in a career that no longer fits your professional desires, you are your own worst enemy. That's right. I said it. Go look in your mirror and take a long, hard look at yourself.