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Careers

Why this ‘Big Bang Theory’ star wants to help you get your childhood dream job

Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has never stopped learning (she has a PhD in neuroscience) and is passionate about encouraging others to do the same.

News

Why this powerhouse VC chose a ‘Bachelor’ to co-host her podcast for women

Jesse Draper and Ben Higgins have launched a podcast to help and highlight female founders called “Lady Bosses (and Ben)."

The Whole Human

This is the antidote to failure

When we react to failure with shame or anger, two things happen: First, we forego a learning opportunity. Second, we empower it.

Inspiration

How we can apply the lessons of the Fred Rogers documentary to our own careers

The new moving documentary on Fred Rogers worldview and career has lessons we can apply from the film to our own professional lives.

Dream Job

You could get paid (well) to watch TV all day

A company is looking to hire someone to watch TV and get paid for it. It's the perfect gig if you have some free time coming up.

Pop Culture

10 worst fictional internships of all time

Even fictional heroes were lowly interns once.

Entertainment

9 shows to binge watch that may also help you with your career

There are plenty of great shows you can stream right now that will allow you to completely relax and also may serve you with a career lesson or two.

Family Life

This is how you give equal credit to both parents for your success

John David Washington, the son of famous parents Denzel and Pauletta Washington, recently gave a master class on how to give credit where credit is due.

The Whole Human

5 essential questions to ask yourself for pursuing the life you truly want

There are unnecessary struggles and situations we can avoid if we simply begin with pursuing a path, job, venture or career that we actually love.

News

The story behind Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ shows us how to make projects our own

Aretha Franklin, the great American singer who became a defining voice of the 20th century and the acclaimed Queen of Soul, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday from pancreatic cancer, her publicist said.

Creativity

7 things Albert Einstein taught me about creativity

We find clues to creativity in anyone from Pablo Picasso to a nameless, sweaty bricklayer. Or, in this case, a wild-eyed physicist who did poorly in school.

News

Stephen Colbert explains ‘extraordinary’ steps he took to get a diverse staff

Simply saying that you want a diverse staff is sometimes not enough to get you one. Just ask Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

Confidence

Gabrielle Union on why women need to stop feeling ‘lucky’ when someone likes their idea

At the 2018 #BlogHer conference, Gabrielle Union spoke out how about women should never just feel 'lucky' someone believed in their company.

Success

Elizabeth Taylor was a great actress but an even better negotiator

Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazing businesswoman in the entertainment industry — with her role in Cleopatra in 1963 she became the first woman to negotiate (and receive) a one million dollar salary.

Career Advice

Beyoncé’s advice on how to manage your career

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and one of the tightest-lipped about it.

Coffee

Brace yourselves: There is now a support group for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers

Starbucks launched a closed Facebook group, called the Leaf Rakers Society, for those that find it hard to get through the non-Pumpkin Spice Latte months.

Sleep

The states where people are pulling the most all-nighters … to stream TV

Nearly half (45%) of adults have pulled all-nighters in the last year to watch a TV show, with men being slightly more likely to do so than women.

Pop Culture

Career lessons from ’80s music

Since music adds the backdrop to most of our lives, here are some career lessons and takeaways from what is often unfairly dismissed as a musical wasteland.

Career Advice

10 fictional career mentors whose advice you need to take

Here’s our list of the top fictional mentors of all time and what lessons you should take away from them in your own career.

Pop Culture

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the opposite strategy. I did the exact same thing in a different context and it completely changed my life.

Inspiration

Shanti Das: From music mogul to mental health advocate

Former music executive Shanti Das discusses her career change, self-care, and why she wants to Silence The Shame of mental health treatment.

Pop Culture

How 10 celebrities say they integrate work-life balance

10 celebrities share how they try to integrate work and life. Despite fame and fortune, work-life balance plagues all parents, regardless of their paycheck.

Personal Branding

Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

Time changes our circumstances. How well we accommodate this, then, depends on how well we are able to reinvent ourselves.

Life

“Productive paranoia: Lights, camera…anxiety!” Lessons from making 37 movies

"The best moment of a producer's life is the day they get the call that they got a film order." And after that, it is all problem-solving and productive paranoia.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.