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Sir Richard Branson and Penni Pike: 31 Years of Right Work!

Leni Miller | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Leni Miller

"Things I Carry: Smart Phone? I Prefer a Brilliant Assistant!" The headline got my attention. I've followed Sir Richard Branson's career for decade...

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

Facebook's Secret Project Could Run Errands For You

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology

Rumor has it that Facebook is developing its own digital personal assistant. Codenamed "Moneypenny" -- perhaps after the much-loved character Miss Mo...

5 Reasons You Need an Assistant This Year

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I'm always surprised when business owners tell me they don't have an assistant. In my mind, it's the first hire a founder should make - and one of the most important.

ReThink Review: Clouds of Sils Maria -- Actors Can Be Smart

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

An actor's preparation is one of the main subjects of the excellent Clouds of Sils Maria, where Stewart co-stars with the luminous Juliette Binoche in a film that reveals aspects of an actor's life few ever see.

I Was An Accidental 'Fluffer' On A Porn Set

Ravishly | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women

Sometimes, a PA's job entails offering a kind word or a smile, or bringing in a home-cooked roasted chicken to the shoot by way of the "7" train. Other times, it involves a strategically placed posterior or helping hands.

10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time

David Finkel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I get it. On the one hand you say, "I know I need help managing the details and leveraging my time." But on the other, handing off more to your personal assistant takes time and effort too -- especially in the beginning as you train him or her.

8 Soft Skills That Make for a Great Assistant

Sharon Tsao | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Sharon Tsao

Not everyone can be an administrative assistant. It takes a very specific set of skills to assist an executive or manager. The following soft skills make for a great assistant: time management, project management, strong communication, and active listening skills, as well as common sense.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Marissa Brassfield | Posted 10.26.2014 | Small Business
Marissa Brassfield

Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life.

6 Stress Management Tips for Moms

Tara Campbell | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

As a mother, it is important to take necessary steps to ensure that you don't feel guilty about your career choices or suffer from anxiety overload.

Here's A Peek At Siri's New Competition

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

A newly leaked video appears to give the public its first glimpse at Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. World, check out “Cortana.” The tw...

RUMOR: 'Halo' Fans Will Dig Microsoft's Answer To Siri

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Microsoft may be turning the dreams of fanboys everywhere into a reality by putting Cortana, the sexy AI companion from the "Halo" franchise, into the...

Wanted: Personal Assistant

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

Finish my Christmas shopping -- with your own money. Wrap said Christmas presents beautifully. Find my sunglasses. Make a kick-ass gingerbread house that looks like the Witch's cottage from Hansel and Gretel so that I can look like all the other awesome moms on Pinterest.

5 Things A Bride Should NEVER Say To Her Wedding Planner

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.27.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Hmmm... how to say this nicely... I'm your wedding planner, not your personal assistant. There, I said it. Wow, I feel much better.

Bethenny Frankel Recalls Days As Personal Assistant On 'Kimmel'

Posted 05.24.2012 | TV

Bethenny Frankel has parlayed reality television stardom into genuine financial success with her Skinnygirl brand of cocktails. But it wasn't always t...

Personal Assistant Stole $1.6 Million From Nicky Hilton's Ex For Jewelry Store

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

Evidently one woman thought personal assistant also meant personal banker. A New York jewelry freak was slapped with more than 40 felony charges th...

From EA to Anywhere: How to Get Promoted From Assistant-Level

Amanda Fayer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Amanda Fayer

If you think your boss is taking advantage and using you more as a personal assistant, then by all means, sound the alarm. But, start with the mentality that no task is too small or too big, and you'll be seen as a team player.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Personal Assistant

Grégory Roekens | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Grégory Roekens

Soon each and every one of us will have a PA, even PAs themselves. Artificial Intelligence Assistants are at last making a proper entrance.