New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.
It was hard to not feel as though everyone had it together. I saw friends soar through classes that I fought to get a D in. It was never a question of intelligence, but rather the choices I made when I was 15.
My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.
I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.
How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.
Here's why my husband and I raced up to Good Stock Farm two weeks ago. Michael, who was the founding editor of Nation's Restaurant News, had decades earlier met Sandy D'Amato, a multi-starred chef from Milwaukee.
The classroom is where you'll learn all of the information that you apply to your internships and your professors are great professional contacts for you and can be sources of recommendations in the future.
Whether you're into media production, screen printing, a foreign language, improv, crafting, cooking -- or more specifically, knife skills -- Denver has got the goods to help you continue evolving and meet some new peeps.
A college education is not a guarantee, of course, of finding your identity or the ability to express it. But it can help you immeasurably in determining your commitments and how best to channel your talents and energies to produce maximum benefits to others and satisfaction to yourself.
In LA, many people work in the media industry and do yoga, but few connect the two passions. Kayoko Mitsumatsu, founder of Yoga Gives Back, married her two interests in film and yoga with a powerful vision to empower the women of India through micro-loan and education financing.
Alice's hands are dirty, and she loves it. She's spent the last 15 minutes rolling rich, luscious chocolate truffles. The secret ingredient is homemade caramel, one of the many things she's learned to cook at the new San Francisco Cooking School.
Recently, we scouted university catalogs nationwide to patch together a dream team of all-star teachers and sure-hit courses. Here are the academic picks for which we'd shell out private-school tuition:
If you're feeling stuck right now, I suggest trying many different things to see what works. My favorite -- laughing. A lot. All the time If it doesn't work to get you moving, at least you're having fun.