Carol Berman

Battling Obesity To Stay In The Military

Battling Obesity To Stay In The Military

In 1999, Nancy McClure wanted to join the National Guard. She was 37, close to when many veterans hope to retire. The recruiter said she was too old. Two years later, she returned to that recruiter's office with two daughters who planned to enlist. McClure learned about an age waiver and promptly joined the... Read More »

I Love My Job: Paola Cavalli, Shoe Designer

I Love My Job: Paola Cavalli, Shoe Designer

Colombia is known for its excellent coffee and "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara, but if Paola Cavalli gets her way, her name might soon join that esteemed list. Cavalli (pictured left) is a shoe designer who has just broken into the U.S. market by way of Puerto Rico. (There's no relation to Roberto Cavalli, the... Read More »

I Love My Job: Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer [Video]

I Love My Job: Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer [Video]

Cesar Millan loves his co-workers. Their needs are simple, they work long hours, love corporate outings and only talk back now and then. Of course Millan's colleagues are furry, but there's no dress code. It's no surprise that Cesar Millan, of television's "Dog Whisperer," loves his job. Read More »

Geeks Destined for Success

Geeks Destined for Success

The 1985 classic movie The Breakfast Club focused on high school cliques and how people struggle to be individuals within the confines of their groups. In 25 years, not much has changed. But now, there's new focus on what becomes of those tortured teens when they grow up. Alexandra Robbins, best-selling... Read More »

Moms Who Made It Big: Lori Mackey Prospers With Prosperity4Kids

Moms Who Made It Big: Lori Mackey Prospers With Prosperity4Kids

Lori Mackey is living proof that you never know where life will take you. She started out as a hairdresser; now she's a go-to person for teaching children about money. Who goes to her? Banks like ING, with highly regarded finance programs for children, and schools around the country. Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Job Seeker 'Of a Certain Age' Struggles to Find Work

My Unemployed Life: Job Seeker 'Of a Certain Age' Struggles to Find Work

Four-and-a-half million Americans over 45 remained unemployed in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's like the entire Boston metropolitan area being out of work. But as some people will attest, while wisdom comes with age, employment may not. "I'm living the American dream. I'm... Read More »

How to Make Your Work Clothes Chic on the Cheap

How to Make Your Work Clothes Chic on the Cheap

A woman's suit for work can run anywhere from $300 at Banana Republic (not on sale) to $3,000 for a bespoke custom job. Even if dress codes relax with the hotter weather, it often makes sense to have an interview-ready outfit in the closet. But the mall might not be the best shopping destination for a... Read More »

What It's Like to Be an FBI Agent

What It's Like to Be an FBI Agent

Jack Owens attended law school although he never wanted to be a lawyer. He chose a profession based on rules, regulations, and bureaucracy, but he wasn't much of a rules guy. For 30 years, Jack Owens was an FBI agent, catching bad guys, working Cold War counterintelligence, and earning a spot on the S.W.A.T.... Read More »

How Jewel Finds Time for Motherhood and Family Dinners [Video]

How Jewel Finds Time for Motherhood and Family Dinners [Video]

Jewel, the musician, actor, philanthropist, poet, and mother-to-be spoke with AOL Jobs about her latest cause and how pending motherhood will impact her self-described "Type A" personality. As she and her husband, nine-time world champion rodeo rider, Ty Murray, 41, expect a son, Jewel, 36, is not... Read More »

I Love My Job: Cathy Hobbs, Home Stager

I Love My Job: Cathy Hobbs, Home Stager

The U.S. housing market drags on like a ball and chain is attached to its leg. But life goes on, and sometimes a move is unavoidable. Downsizing empty nesters, a job relocation, or even fortuitous circumstances all require a buyer and a seller. The problem for sellers is, it's a buyer's market. According to... Read More »

Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

Iowa Woman to Graduate College After 19 Years in School

Many tuition-paying parents hope their kids avoid the "five-year plan," when students take an extra year to finish. But in the case of Iowa State student Kathy Vitzthum, her 19-year plan was not only supported by her parents, but her husband and kids gave the thumbs up as well. This May, she'll have the... Read More »

Working Security: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Working Security: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

To many children, security comes in the form of a blanket. To others, it's a financial instrument that gets traded. But to the 55,000 employees of AlliedBarton, it's jobs in a growing industry. In fact, security jobs are pegged to grow more than 14 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of... Read More »

I Love My Job:  Joel Burgess, Video Game Designer (Video)

I Love My Job: Joel Burgess, Video Game Designer (Video)

As you watch your children spend hours playing video games, don't think they're rotting their brains. They could be laying a solid foundation for a future high-paying job. An entry level video game designer makes, on average, $46,000. And there's a better chance you're playing the game and not your kids! The... Read More »

Moms Who Made it Big: Becky Fawcett, Help Us Adopt

Moms Who Made it Big: Becky Fawcett, Help Us Adopt

Becky Fawcett seems like any working mom with two young kids. Before 9AM, she's changed diapers, fed the kids (and the dog), taken one to school and been to the supermarket before work. But Becky's work isn't a regular 9 to 5 -- she's the founder of a non-profit called HelpUsAdopt.org which gives grants to... Read More »

Unemployed and Savings Going, Going, Gone? Tips to Stretch Your Unemployment Check

Unemployed and Savings Going, Going, Gone? Tips to Stretch Your Unemployment Check

The recession's over -- yay! To the 8.9 percent of Americans who remain jobless, that's as much reason to celebrate as this year's Groundhog Day prediction for an early spring. (Which also turned out to be substantially untrue.) For the unemployed, hours and hours spent online and pounding pavement for a... Read More »

Moms Who Made it Big: Shazi Visram of HAPPYBABY Food

Moms Who Made it Big: Shazi Visram of HAPPYBABY Food

These days, baby food is more than just pureed peas in little jars that may get eaten or spit out. And despite the fact that the birthrate in the United States is down 2.6 percent, one woman decided to enter the baby food arena anyway. After just a few years, HAPPYBABY products now grace shelves in more than... Read More »

Earn What You Deserve, Thanks to Lilly Ledbetter

Earn What You Deserve, Thanks to Lilly Ledbetter

Many Americans are forced to take pay cuts these days in order to get a steady paycheck. If Lilly Ledbetter gets her way, no woman or minority will make less than deserved and certainly not less than someone else doing the same job. If her name rings a bell but you're not sure why, in 2009, President Obama... Read More »

I Love My Job: American Girl Doll Hair Stylist

I Love My Job: American Girl Doll Hair Stylist

There are almost 700,000 hairstylists in the United States. Uncounted in those ranks are the very specialized hair stylists who style the hair of some unique customers that will never complain about their cuts or styles -- because their chairs host dolls. It's a dream job for Luisa Rodriguez, doll hair stylist... Read More »

International Women's Day: They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

International Women's Day: They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

Men and women are just about evenly split, if you're counting. There is 1.01 man for each woman in the world, according to The CIA's World Factbook. That's about even to me. But history has shown us that "even" or "equal" existence hasn't exactly been the global or U.S. equivalent of everyone joining hands,... Read More »

Actress Danica McKellar Proves Math Doesn't Suck

Actress Danica McKellar Proves Math Doesn't Suck

Everyone knows Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. But what about Sophie Germain? We have skyscrapers because of her work in math. And how about Danica McKellar? You may know her name, but not all of her work. She might earn her place among those legends because of her work in mathematics. Read More »

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