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

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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.

Early Gay Literature Rediscovered

Trebor Healey | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Trebor Healey

Specializing in gay titles, gothic and horror novels, as well as literary fiction, they founded Valancourt Books in 2005 to restore many of these works to a new generations of readers. It's an impressive and fascinating list. I got so lost in it, and had so much fun looking around at all the great books I've never even heard of, I just had to interview these guys.

The Titli Interviews: Yash Raj Films' Avtar Panesar in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

When you put together two Indian cinema heavyweights like Dibakar Banerjee Productions and Yash Raj Films, you can't help but have a winning film.

Office Barbie

Shannon Oliver | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Oversharing and "vaguebooking" are commonly discussed Facebook faux pas, but how about statuses that actually harm the reputation of your entire gender? Some of them might seem harmless to the naked eye but can be legitimately detrimental to society.

Astonished: An Interview With Beverly Donofrio

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"You can choose the way you think of the upsets; you can look for ways the pain can help you grow."

Don't Start Me Talkin' with Tom Williams

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tom Williams is the author of Don't Start Me Talkin', a novel from Curbside Splendor.

Parks & Recreation Star Talks Season Finale, Michelle Obama, and What Chris Pratt Looks Like Naked

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
H. Alan Scott

I spoke with Parks & Rec's Jim O'Heir, who plays Terry, or Jerry -- no, Terry -- I can't keep up. Anyway, we chatted about the season finale, spoilers coming up next season, and what Chris Pratt looks like naked (I asked for pics, still waiting for them).

The Pre-Interview Job Research You Can't Afford to Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Being prepared for the job interview demonstrates to the employer that the job seeker is genuinely interested in the job. And, that preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the job seeker's work.