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Clean the Toilet

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

My family and I are huge fans of the international phenomenon we know today as Cirque du Soleil. We are amazed and dazzled with each show and wonder how they can continue to innovate and surprise their audiences time and again.

9 Questions That Will Point You in the Direction of Your Dream Career

Avelist | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

It's easy to know that you're not happy with your current career path. (Hello, Sunday night blues.) But it's a whole lot harder to know what you want to be doing instead. There are so many options!

The Admissions: An Interview With Meg Mitchell Moore

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.21.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"I think the most important part of writing compelling characters is empathizing with each one in one way or another, even if it's not the most obvious way."

You Only Live Once... And Life Is Long

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

My career path up to this point can be best described as... tangly. After four years spent earning my BS in mechanical engineering, I joined the ranks...

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.

I Wish I Didn't Want To Be A Teacher

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Life would be easier if I chose a profession that gave me answers, rather than endless questions. Life would be easier if my work friends didn't have to ask my permission to go to the bathroom. But for some inexplicable reason, every fiber of my being is called to be in this classroom with these kids.

The Day I Told My Husband I Didn't Want To Be Married

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Jessi Andricks

We were finally adults, with a house payment, actually two, grown-up jobs, and a bright future ahead of us. We had been so in love, so happy, and rarely ever fought. And then slowly it changed.

Lights Go on Part XXXVI -- Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It isn't always welcome.   Change Sometimes I wish it would skip my house  and put someone else through it's upheaval. But then, I realize that ...

The Road Not Taken: Forget Your 'Plan B' Career, You'll Need a Strong 'Plan D'

Ellevate | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women

I know the story is now supposed to be about how I persevered and became a world-class banker. Or about how I continued my quest to get into media and it eventually paid off. But that didn't happen.

Thoughts for First-Year Med Students

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

What I wanted for my life, in my choice of career, was a way to live a meaningful existence. Not have "just a job" -- something that I had to do for money to survive or thrive, but rather a fulfilling of a calling.

Attention Daydreamers: How Starting Your Career May Be Easier Than You Believe

Unwritten | Posted 09.30.2014 | College

Society will argue that you do not have a career until that cash money starts flowing in. But the starting line of a career cannot be measured in dollars or hours of work. Your career begins in that mysterious little pink blob resting inside your head -- it all begins with your thoughts and ideas.

Progress on Nobody's Timeline but Yours: Corinn's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Corinn is a California native and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ultimately, it's her goal to become a prosecutor fo...

8 Signs You've Chosen the Wrong Job or Career

Michael Price | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Michael Price

According to a survey by the Deloitte Shift Index, 80 percent of employees report job dissatisfaction. Do you fit in this category? Here are eight signs that you've chosen the wrong job or career.

Forget About Jobs, Young Graduates; Go Slay Dragons Instead

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD

There are as many dragons as there are graduates. It may be tackling illiteracy, releasing that great novel from deep inside or building an app that we don't realize we need until we can't live without it. The size and shape of the beast doesn't matter; what counts is your passion.

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for o...

WATCH: The Moment I Knew I Needed To Make A Career Change

Posted 03.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

What do you do when you find yourself yearning for a career change, but it doesn't feel like the right time? Tarrick Grant joined HuffPost Live's C...

The Career Lessons I'd Like To Give My 20-Something Self

Julianna Richter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Julianna Richter

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination." I believe the same can be said for our work life so make it the best journey it can be.

The Economic Case For A Nontraditional Career Path

Fast Company | Andrew Yang | Posted 02.25.2014 | World


Life Is A Game. This Is Your Strategy Guide.

Oliver Emberton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Oliver Emberton

You might not realize, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .

The Prestige Pathways

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education

The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.

Michelle Gielan: Expect the Unexpected -- The New Psychology of Success

Michelle Gielan | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Gielan

Set a goal, make a plan, and achieve success? Not so fast. In today's post-recession economy, your five-year plan to achieve your life goal is all but null and void. Today, the road to success is full of twists, turns and unexpected detours.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

Tough Choices And Pursuing Bigger Priorities

Randy Hain | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.

Prim Siripipat: My Dreams, My Life, My Journey As a Thai-American Female Sportscaster

Prim Siripipat | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Prim Siripipat

Even the most successful people in life get discouraged, experience rejection, make mistakes and doubt themselves. In fact, adversity is inevitable, and it is those challenges that make us stronger.