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Your Career - Paved Road or Tall Grass?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Imagine a time in your career when the road ahead seems seems perfectly clear. Free of obstacles, your goals are obvious, the plans predictable and the effort to achieve them almost, well effortless.

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

If Not Now, When?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I make no secret that I am an addict in recovery, and this has meant devoting myself to, in the words of the AA literature, "clearing away the wreckag...

How To Discover Your Career Passion

Kristen Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

Everybody has a special gift that they are given and it's up to you to determine what that gift is and how you're going to bestow it upon the world. So ask your friends, family and coworkers what you're good at and then take stock of your own traits, behaviors and patterns.

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 You Know When You're Not Satisfied

Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

When was the moment you knew you weren't satisfied? That was the question we posed to our readers last week, and you came through with awesome sto...

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.

3 Interview Pitfalls We All Fall For

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview... You've studied the position description and have created several examples highlighting ways you've made a positive impact using the skills required in the posting. You've also prepared focused responses that feature your knowledge of the company. Yet there are three basic interview questions that can really trip you up.

You Asked, You Got, Then Came Trouble

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Have you ever had the experience of setting out to make a positive change in your life, only to have it start an avalanche of changes that scares and ...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

The Ultimate Guide to Job Interviews

Michael Feeley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

This post is more than a check list. It's a guide to bring forth your true self, your best qualities and your core values. Every step of your interview should promote your integrity, pride and gratitude.

10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur

Susan Liang | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Susan Liang

Food justice, food deserts, the environment, social impact, and health concerns make food an important topic. Food not only nurtures our bodies, but has the opportunity to make a difference beyond our plates.

3 Key Things That Will Transform Your Resume Into A Winner

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you are well aware that your resume has to be top notch. Not only does it need to make a dynamic first impression, it must also distinguish you from the competition and present your skills and experience in such a way that you are viewed as the ideal candidate for the job.

The Power of a Declaration

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I invite you to find a quiet place and sit down and draft your own list of life-altering declarations -- you never know where they may lead you.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

9 Roadside Assistance Tips to Surviving an Unpredictable or Bumpy Career Road Trip!

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

You may be resilient enough to absorb the shocks, but here are some roadside assistance to ensure you not only survive the trip but enjoy the ride:

Close the Networking Loop

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Relationship building is important. For jobseekers, it's critical. As a self-identified super-connector, I introduce people on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always grateful when people acknowledge the introduction and let me know what resulted. I call this closing the networking loop.

7 Steps to Save $70K in 18 Months to Travel the World

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Renee Lo Iacono

Below I outlined the seven steps I took that helped me save up $70K in 18 months so that I could travel the world which can also be applied in your life.

THIS Is How To Best Prepare For A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is it! You've been called in for an interview with the hiring manager and you want to do your very best. Like many other aspects in life, the key to success is preparation. And one of the best ways to prepare is to thoroughly understand the hiring manager's true needs.

Taking a Bold Step into the Unknown

Valerie Bennis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Valerie Bennis

I think it is crucial that we feel excited about our lives and inspired by the people around us. We must always be re-generating ourselves in some way to keep things alive and fresh.

Thinking of Leaving the 'Safety' of the Corporate World?

Derek Handley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Derek Handley

All of us want to believe we are contributing more meaningfully to the real challenges in society, and often in the corporate world it's hard to see that connection -- which is why many people (including you, perhaps?) often think of leaving it.

Hate Your Job? You're Not Alone

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Gina Ciliberto

Mornings are generally tough, but they're worse when you're dreading going to work. New research released this April on behalf of Rasmussen College suggests that more people than we might think dislike their jobs.

How Tragedy Inspired This Actress To Switch Careers

OWN | Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

A.J. Johnson has a list of clients that includes names like Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway and recently, Lindsay Lohan. But before Johnson became a re...

The Current Career Model is Broken. Can We Fix It With Vomit-Flavored Jelly Beans?

Alyssa Frank | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Frank

Do you know someone who's miserable in their profession? Someone who, upon arriving at work, transforms from an animated human into a lifeless cog?