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'Practice Makes Perfect', Says Jayme Karales

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment
Loren Kleinman

Jayme Karales is the author of the novel Disorderly and the limited-run comic book series The Extractor. In 2013 he was named editor-in-chief of the popular literary press ThatLitSite.com. Practice Makes Perfect is his directorial debut.

Even Musicians Get Stage Fright: An Interview With Keyboardist Todd Stoops

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

I'm so grateful Raq and Kung Fu's keyboardist Todd Stoops took the time out of his busy life to share what makes him tick, turns him on in life and the obstacles he's overcome.

Wear Perfume During a Skype Interview

Alicia Garey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy
Alicia Garey

Forget the stupid technology causing everyone to be awkward adjusting their sound, looking upward in the wrong direction from the screen. I mean, it's just silly.

New Year's Resolutions: 10 Secrets of an Executive Recruiter

Mark Wayman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

One phone call can change your life! Don't get discouraged thinking you'll never find a new job. You only need one job, so you only need to get one phone call. That call may come today or next week or next month.

Money Stories: Jessie Spector

Dev Aujla | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Dev Aujla

Over the past 10 years, we have spoken to hundreds of people across North America and documented stories about life, work, passion and purpose from social disrupters, ethical innovators and positive changemakers.

Alice Cooper Golfs

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Whether you're my husband or Alice Cooper, at some point during the second half of life's journey you will find yourself on a golf course in Florida.

Interview: Mikaela Hoover Talks Guardians of the Galaxy and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I had a chance to talk to the actress recently about her turn as Glenn Close's assistant in the Marvel Studios pic, and she was happy to share stories of her time on the set, including what it was like working so close to Close.

INTERVIEW: Jon Stewart & Maziar Bahari on Rosewater

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For fifteen years, Jon Stewart has been "America's Most Trusted Newsman" as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, even as he'd be the first to tell you he's not an actual newsman.

How to Mentally Prepare for Life After College

FindSpark | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
FindSpark

The years spent in college are a time of personal growth, invaluable education, and a plethora of new experiences. We live, we learn, we discover. The awesome part is that this process continues beyond these four years-- it's lifelong.

The Perils of the Automated Online Interview

Lance Katigbak | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Lance Katigbak

By outsourcing interviews, hiring managers are discriminating upon those who have stage fright and are simply not used to being in front of a camera, while showing preference for those who are more confident in front of one.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Interview Outfit

Amber Aziza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Amber Aziza

Remember, an interview is like a first date; they may remember what you wear, but they'll most likely most remember what you said and how you carried yourself. An amazing outfit is just the icing on the interview cake.

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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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.