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Ask A Physicist: 5 Tips For Women In Science

Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: Lilyvania Mikulski, the Assistant Director of the Office of Media Relations at Florida International University, interviewed Idaykis Ro...

12 Absurd Kanye West Quotes That Will Actually Help Your Career

Danny Rubin | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

As Kanye's latest album, Yeezus, invades our eardrums, it's a good time to reflect on his many, many head-scratching quotes. Yet buried under the rapper's bravado and considerable megalomania are genuine bits of career wisdom.

The Truth Hurts: 7 Lies You've Been Told About the 'Real World'

Brazen Life | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Brazen Life

American college students have been trained from an alarmingly young age to believe that as long as they show up, they should be rewarded. And that is lulling them into a false sense of security.

Paula Puryear Martin: Why Overachieving Is Overrated

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Paula Puryear Martin

Achievement arises naturally from who you are. It follows your inner compass, even when all around you are certain you're headed the wrong way. Super-achieverdom, on the other hand, proceeds from an external locus of control.

Do What You're Good at, Not What You Love

Lisa Cleary | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

In elementary school, my parents bought me a karaoke machine for my room to appease my love for singing. I was told that I could sing until my heart was content, as long as my bedroom door was closed.

Elaine Agather: Finding Balance in Seriousness and Spirit

Elaine Agather | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Elaine Agather

ur business is demanding and competitive, and necessitates you come to work every day ready to work hard, make mistakes and better yourself. No one is more competitive than I am, but I never take myself too seriously.

From Internship to Offer: Insights from Top Interns at Google, Facebook & More

Jonathon Youshaei | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Jonathon Youshaei

Whether you're working at a financial firm, fashion company, or fast-paced startup, these tips will help you land a return offer and have an amazing summer.

Get Into College in 10 Simple Steps

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Did you know that Latino students that enter high school with the plan to continue their studies by going to college have a much greater probability of achieving it? That's what a recent study has shown, and therefore, why New Futuro created the College Plan tutorial.

PRO TIPS: 9 Awesome Office Power Moves

The Huffington Post | Joanna Borns | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy

1. Bathroom power move If someone is inside a stall in the office bathroom, whisper "I know it's you." Make sure to use an accusatory tone. ...

The Academe-Academic Complex

Peter Weddle | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Peter Weddle

Here's the truth the complex doesn't want you to know. Today's college degree does not provide career security or even a decent shot at a job. And, we mislead working men and women when we claim it does.

Now What? A Guide for Recent Graduates (and Other Seeking Souls)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

A diploma comes wrapped in a jumble of expectations and pressures. There's a feeling that you -- an early 20-something whose most "adult" possessions include a George Foreman Grill and a button-down shirt you've had since high school -- should have it all mapped out. But no need to panic.

Valerie Jarrett: Being Whole

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

To compete on an even playing field, we need to create our own field with teammates that respect and support what it takes for us to be healthy and whole.

Is Social Media Poking a Hole in Your Career Plans?

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Social media is a web and mobile based communication that links businesses, governments and media sources to their audience who may be clients or consumers.

9 Things It Took Me Way Too Long To Learn

Posted 06.10.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Tales from a 41-year-old. Wisdom -- and the woeful path that preceded it -- for all ages. 1. Standing Up For Yourself Isn't P...

What Is Your Right Work?

Leni Miller | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Leni Miller

Why is unemployment still so high? Where are all the jobs and why aren't they coming back? Why are so many people, " looking for jobs in all the wro...

Cali Williams Yost: How Success Flexibility Creates Opportunity, On and Off the Job

Cali Williams Yost | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Cali Williams Yost

If we want to take advantage of the countless flexible ways we can fit work and life together in order to be our best, on and off the job, then we can't be derailed by a rigid definition of success.

Is the Career Dead?

Spencer Thompson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Spencer Thompson

Jumping from career to career used to be seen as flighty or uncommitted, but this may just be a new reality. With these changes, the concept of career planning may seem like an oxymoron.

Alpita Shah: Sometimes, ‘Right Where You Started From' Is Right Where You Belong

Alpita Shah | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Alpita Shah

A few years ago, my mom was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. At that point, I had been in government and international service for over a decade; I had begun questioning whether exporting Western capitalism to developing countries was how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.

Monica Yunus: My Third Metric: Happiness

Monica Yunus | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Monica Yunus

In trying to figure out what was distinctive about my voice and how I would forge a path on the stage, I realized that I had something no one else had: my voice.

Mark Hyman, MD: The Two Steps to Solving Our Real Energy Crisis

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Mark Hyman, MD

The path to energy, to well-being is not far for most of us -- it is a few bites of food, a few steps, a few moments of rest away. It is disarmingly simple, yet even the best and the brightest among us often fail to make the connection between how we treat our bodies and how we feel.

What To Know In Your 20s: From 24 Amazing Women And A Few Good Men

Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

"Don’t buy society’s definition of success," Arianna Huffington, president and CEO of The Huffington Post Media Group, recently told graduating se...

Nell Minow: Your Happiness Comes First

Nell Minow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Nell Minow

We make our biggest mistakes in our professional lives when we try to make them fill the space we are missing in our personal lives.

Why Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Porter Gale | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Porter Gale

I believe your social capital, or your ability to build a network of authentic personal and professional relationships, not your financial capital, is the most important asset in your portfolio.

Lauren Zalaznick: Perfection Is Overrated

Lauren Zalaznick | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Lauren Zalaznick

Some things, like soufflés, holes-in-one, and probably rocket launches require perfection. If and when I change careers, maybe my quest will re-emerge.

How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.