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Our Names, Our Identities

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

I've been writing since college, and I often joke -- though this is not a source of pride, only comic relief -- that my literary resume reads like an anthology. Each name still bears its own notoriety, as well as its own burdens.

Titles + Names = Mixed Messages: A Raving, Edu-taining Substi-tutor's Rant

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Joanne Dagonese

Because my personal teaching style tends to cross the boundaries that most traditionalists have drawn around themselves, I always risk the chance that I may not be requested to sub for them again.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Janet M. Neal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I was at a workshop this weekend, attended by high level women in business and the military. Honestly, I get very easily awed at people's titles and t...

I Refuse to Address Any Doctor as "Doctor"

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Doctors are just regular people doing a job. And as in any occupation, most regular people are pretty incompetent. Heck, my stock broker wants me to invest in the Mariah Carey Glitter sequel.

Royal Pain

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For historical accuracy: The Federalists in the early Congresses did indeed propose the title "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties" for the president, but it was laughed down by James Madison and others and the simple "Mister President" was accepted instead.

How to Find (and Lose) a Book Title

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

For the effort most authors put into titling their book, you'd think they'd get to see it splashed across the cover -- but an overwhelming amount of us are told by our editors, "Love the book, hate the title. Find another one."

Rita Wilson Talks 'Boomers'

Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

Huff/Post50's editor-at-large, Rita Wilson, asks fellow post-50s to reflect on the energy, drive and (perhaps) condescension inherent in the heavily c...

WATCH: Movie Titles In Movies Supercut

Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

Just in case the first installment of Movie Titles in Movies didn't quite satiate your appetite for encyclopedic pop culture references, YouTuber Hons...

Are You an Apple or Banana?

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Kristofer Eisenla

Titles are about pecking order and perceived importance - big deals in PR and in the District. But, we all know it's not really about the titles - it's about the work we do.

Proper Business Card Presentation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.24.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A handsome business card, properly presented, always makes a good impression. A business card is an extension and expression of you. Here are some tips on business card etiquette.

She Landed the Perfect Job, but Couldn't Land the Title

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

A Vice President of Operations at a Fortune 1000 retailer restructured herself out of her job. The retailer had been hurting and the VP decided it wa...

Desperately Seeking a Title

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Angela Himsel

Writing a 300 page manuscript is the easy part; finding an arresting title, not so.

Political Haiku: Advice for the Duchess of Wasilla

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

You say you don't need a "title." You mean "office"? Go, girl! Run for Queen! ...

Don't You Just Love When They Use The Movie Title As A Line In The Movie? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Videogum blogger Gabe Delahaye does not love it. Not even a little bit. He's spent what looks like countless hours compiling every instance of this ph...

5 Ways To Feel More Legitimate As A Writer

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Feeling legitimate can be a tricky thing in the work world, especially for writers, freelancers, and - in many professions - women.

How Do You Do? The Etiquette of Introductions

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

Outdated customs are a good example of how etiquette, when executed correctly, provide a clear structure for accepted manners. Nowadays, introductions can be confusing and, at worse, embarrassing.

Mr. Obama

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

Every time I wrote "Mr. Bush" for an anchor to read on air, I would grit my teeth and count down the days until January 20th, 2009. Now, that day is here.