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My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

9 Things You Should Never Do At Work

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list. Perhaps you've heard of a "not-to-do list." CE...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

It's Time to Declare Your Personal Independence

Josh Middleman | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.

What Job Candidates Can Learn From Interview Questions

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a career counselor who I have had extensive conversations not only with job candidates on how to succeed in and interview, but also with the interviewers seeking to hire them.

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

Oprah Dreams Do Come True

Emily Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

In September, my father-in-law is making my dream of being in the same room with Oprah come true. But more importantly, he has taught me the power of sharing my purpose with the world.

Why Good Things Come to an End

Christine Hassler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

You bring out the best in you. It's there. Stop looking for it in the eyes or arms of another or some external situation. And when you bring out the best in you -- then you will attract what is truly best for you.

Joyce Is Still Blooming

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

James Joyce is blooming everywhere. New biographies have just appeared about his life as well as that of his publisher and supporter, Sylvia Beach.

Persistence: Are You the Little Engine That Could or Wile E. Coyote?

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

With age comes the wisdom to stop, reflect and assess. Is there something you might do differently or is whatever you've been attempting outside any reasonable expectation of success?

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me in 1990 (When I Was 19)

Brian Leaf | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

1. Don't worry so much about what your parents think -- they secretly want you to be free and frolic in streams and make love and find God and pursue ...

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do ...

Are You My Accountability Partner?

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Suzanne Grossman

Just like running a marathon or achieving a weight loss goal, it helps to have someone to keep you accountable when it comes to your job search

Develop Your Kool-Aid Filter

Nathaniel Manning | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Nathaniel Manning

I always give this advice to young people aiming to do good in the world but unsure how: develop your kool-aid filter

3 Tricks Companies Commonly Use to Scam Employees

Michael Price | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

If you've worked in corporate America you're likely familiar with some of the scams employers use to screw employees. This article isn't necessarily for you. This article is for recent college grads or anyone for that matter that is new to the workforce and getting their first "real job."

Conquering LinkedIn: Play the Damsel, Not the Suitor, to Reap Its Full Benefits

Rimjhim Dey | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Rimjhim Dey

Employment recruiters can smell desperation a mile away even through your computer's firewall. If you appear too willing, they'll run screaming in the opposite direction.

24 Things Only People Who Work Entirely Too Much Will Understand

Chevonne Harris | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

To all the people who are on a first-name basis with the office cleaning crew, are unfazed by empty parking lots on dark nights and can't go more than 20 minutes without checking an email, this one's for you.

3 Ways to Prepare Future Generations for Careers in Tech That Don't Even Exist (Yet)

Alyssa Frank | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Frank

A few decades ago, a computer practically took up as much real estate as Versailles and the most complex machine used by the average Joe was a lawn mower.

So You Want to Be an Engineer? How to Tell if This Is (or Is Not) a Good Idea

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As a result, more and more students are declaring, "I want to be an engineer!" When I hear those words, I usually say something like, "That's great! Why do you think you want to do that?"