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How To Nail Your College Interview

| Posted 10.29.2014 | Teen

By Sara Heath After countless hours of SAT and ACT prep courses, endless drafts of personal essays and tackling the monster that is the Common App,...

Interview: Director Lynn Shelton on Laggies

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the organic nature of most of her work, Laggies should be a major departure for writer-director Lynn Shelton: the first film she directed that she didn't generate herself.

The 5 Biggest Phone Interview Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Amber Aziza | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Amber Aziza

As a Millennial Career Consultant, I work with organizations and applicants each week and can tell you, there are many opportunities for a miss-step in a phone interview.

INTERVIEW: Co-Creator Mike Shoemaker on Hulu's The Awesomes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Hulu's The Awesomes just wrapped its second season, but as co-creator Mike Shoemaker explains, there's still plenty of super-comedic action on the way for the animated offering, which features voice work by comedy greats

INTERVIEW: Director David Dobkin on The Judge

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We see it as a beautiful mosaic, and you're really lucky when it all comes together and you walk back and all those little specks, that Seurat painting, when you step away from it, it all takes focus and becomes one beautiful thing.

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Here's How a Light Bulb Raised $1.3 Million on Kickstarter in 6 Days

Michael Price | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

According to LIFX founder Phil Bosua, the team didn't use any marketing or PR to launch their Kickstarter project. So how then did they raise $1.3 million in just six days?

Name One Thing in Your Life That Throws You Out of Balance

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Miri Ben-Ari

I would like to invite you to check yourself during the course of one day and see what situations throw you out of balance and how they affect you, your life and your surroundings. Some people spend their precious time interfering the balance of others, for the sake of being "right."

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

My poems allowed me to say things I could not have said to anyone in person. I think poems build a bridge between us as human beings and that's why I think poetry is so important. It gives us the courage to say the unsayable.

Best of Venice: Ghesseha, Iranian Tales That Have Found a Way to Be Told

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I found Ghesseha touching, insightful, romantic in parts, jarring in others, but always human. I could connect to the characters, I found my body tense up during confrontations, relax at the resolutions, and love.

Over 50? 12 Great Ways To Land A Job

Peter G. Miller | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Peter G. Miller

The job market is tough today, especially when you consider that the government's inflated and expansive definition of a 'job' includes part-time employment, temporary work and even unpaid work for the family. We hear a lot of tales about the inability of workers over 50 to get a job, perhaps in part because of their age.

Best of Venice: 'Words with Gods', Finding the Divine Within Our Imperfections

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is a lesson to be learned from the nine short films that blend to create the magnificent Words with Gods it is that organized religion is not the most direct way to communicate with our higher being.

The Art of the Interview

Sofia Faruqi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Sofia Faruqi

How to ace the interview? How to address weaknesses? How many interviews to do? As anyone out there in the rat race of job hunting knows, the interview is key to landing the job, and it is often the toughest part of the process.

After the Job Interview, Waiting for the Job Offer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

No matter what, until you are holding the job offer you want in your hand (right title, right salary, right starting date, etc.), don't stop looking. As the old saying goes, it ain't over 'til it's over.

Nadia G Wants You to 'Bite This' and Tells You Why Her 'Bra Don't Fit No More'

Sarah Toce | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Toce

Bite This takes fans on a journey into some of the best kitchens in America, and not all of them are run by famous chefs with lots of cash and fame.

Talking with the Press

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Too many talented arts executives - whose organizations have achieved a great deal under their leadership - fail to promote their organizations succes...

Four Essential Skills to Develop in Your First Job

Erika Mark | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Erika Mark

It is important to recognize that these experiences are much more than just a way to pay the rent; they are great opportunities to build an arsenal of tools that will support you through your entire career.

Cora Carmack Talks About Real-Life Romance and Writing New Adult Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Raised in a small Texas town, she now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

Doing vs. Thinking: Valuable PhD Transferable Skills

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Sabine Kobayter

PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.

10 Important Details Interviewers Notice

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your interviewer is making judgments based on what they see throughout the interview. It's your responsibility to minimize negative distractions and let your skills and personality shine.

An Interview With Jewish Artificial Intelligence, Eugene Goostman

Sam Johnson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

When I went to Eugene's website to test out his chops, Eugene asked me where I was from, and I replied "New York." He then -- implying that I was being self-involved -- asked if I wanted to know where he was from.

Brian Allen Carr on Beverly Cleary, Magic, Fatherhood and the Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Loren Kleinman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Allen Carr lives in the Rio Grande Valley. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, Hobart, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Texas...

There's a Barracuda in the Attic with Kipp Friedman

Loren Kleinman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Kipp Friedman is the youngest son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman. A native New Yorker, Kipp holds B.A.s in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.

The 5 Best Things to Say on a Date

Jamie Silverman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

People like to hear themselves talk. So giving your date (or interviewer) the chance to speak -- and actually listening to what they have to say -- is always a good idea. I'm serious. Try it sometime.