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The Collective Power of a Nation of Readers

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

They are part of First Book, a nonprofit network of teachers, librarians, community leaders and program administrators serving kids in need -- a network that stretches across the country and around the world.

You Are Your Brand!

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

You are the president of your life. When it comes to your career and/or small business you can borrow a marketing page from corporate America. Each person regardless of age, title or the industry/business they are in, need to understand the importance of branding.

Are Key Influencers Ignoring Your Emails? Here's What You Need to Do

Syed Balkhi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Syed Balkhi

To stand out, your email needs to be quick to read, understand and answer. (And that doesn't just go for emails to influencers. You can use these tips for every email you send.)

7 Empowering Ways To Overcome A Breakup

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Renee Lo Iacono

What is next? When you've been sharing space with someone and are accustomed to counting on that one person for love, care and support, it can make the separation even that much more challenging.

10 Traits of Exceptionally Charming People

: Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we're all ...

Live Events Are Back! (Were They Ever Really Gone?)

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I attended several "live events" this month -- trade shows, conferences, a fan fest, and a speed networking event. I'm happy to report that name tags,...

Cultivate a Sisterhood

Colleen Crinion | Posted 03.28.2014 | Women
Colleen Crinion

Take some time to thank the women in your life who are supportive and who believe in you. And remember, it's not just about surrounding yourself with lots of women. It's about having a sisterhood.

Knocking on Opportunity's Door

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Vanessa Dunne

We all know the saying, "When opportunity knocks..." Well, why don't we change things up a bit and knock on opportunity's door? I have learned quite a bit during my college career about opportunity, and I want to share them with you brilliant millennial college students

5 Ways for Stay-at-Home Parents to Get Back on the Career Track

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents
Carlota Zimmerman

Here's five ideas for stay-at-home moms and dads who want to keep their professional options vibrant.

How to Use Blogging and Social Media To Grow Your Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Social networks present amazing opportunities for to meet new people and build professional relationships. The internet is an equalizer. Anyone with s...

Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room With These 4 Steps

GalTime | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
GalTime

Being memorable is something that you can control. It is about your mindset and attitude and knowing YOU are worth remembering.

Do You Totally Suck at Networking?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Molly Reynolds

Having a life outside of the industry makes you more versatile and interesting in a networking situation. With a well-rounded life, you are able to keep up with conversations and have meaningful opinions -- making you much more interesting and memorable.

Networking Tips for Introverts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The basic definition of networking is expanding your circle of contacts and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships. Start with these five tips:

How You Can Build Your Network

Ko Im | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Ko Im

After countless mixers and coffee meetings, I've found it helps to have more curiosity and inner confidence than an eagerness that comes off as too obvious.

Risk versus Reward of Using Online Searches to Screen Potential Employees

John Rampton | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

With everything happening online, you can find thousands of examples of people getting fired because of posts they put up on social media. But how many businesses use online searches before hiring?

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

5 Tips for Connecting With Strangers on LinkedIn

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Andrea Smith

While LinkedIn is an amazing networking and job hunting tool, there is an etiquette to connecting with people you don't already have a relationship with. Here are some important guidelines to remember when reaching out on LinkedIn.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Finding Your Career 2.0 in Conservation Science: One Woman's Story

Kayri Havens | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Kayri Havens

There are a lot of inspiring women going into this field, and you can be one of them.

The Upside of Our Romantically-Stunted, 20-Something Lives

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 02.27.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

Over the course of the last year, journalists and social commentators alike have taken to highlighting an allegedly alarming new trend: The rise of the romantically-stunted, career-driven and perpetually single 20-something-year-old-woman.

Teamwork In Business Is Overrated

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

I've talked a lot about our obsession with teamwork (and its dark shadow, totally unnecessary consensus), but also the WASPy, milquetoast way people speak in corporate America. Sometimes, "collaboration" is just another word for shared incompetence.

Networking Not Working? 5 Quick Tricks to Making Connections That Count

Susie Moore | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Susie Moore

Networking has become a dirty word when it is in fact an important, natural and valuable use of time. The way to succeed is to simply not think of it as "networking" but simply as making new connections and sharing information.

Expanding Your Social Network for Business

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Running a business or organization is a daunting task that can oftentimes feel isolating and lonesome. In order for your business to run effectively and grow, you must grow as an individual as well.

Lunch With An Emerging Mark Zuckerberg

Jim Treacy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

It was November 9, 2006. A few big-time entrepreneurs in attendance understood Mark's vision but believed they could beat or buy him. The rest were cheerily myopic. Their loss was my gain.

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

Adam Grant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

I've noticed that despite growing social and professional acceptance, introverts are still wildly misunderstood. People may be more open about being introverts, but they cling to assumptions that don't stand up to the test of rigorous evidence. It's time to debunk five myths.