Carol Berman

  • One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women. The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work --... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Pet Detective

    Confessions of a Pet Detective

    Kat Manning's job may sound straight out of Hollywood, but not in the way you expect. She's a pet detective, but it's nothing like the old Jim Carrey character, Ace Ventura. She's never even seen that movie, and her days are really more like 'CSI' meets 'Cold Case.' The Dallas, Texas, resident and her chocolate... Continue Reading

  • Huge Incentives Offered to Women With Big Ideas -- Could You Be One of Them?

    Huge Incentives Offered to Women With Big Ideas -- Could You Be One of Them?

    Remember a time when geeks were the uncool minority? For women in science and engineering fields, they're still trying to be more Bill Gates and less Mary Katherine Gallegher (the nerdy Catholic school girl played by Molly Shannon on 'Saturday Night Live'). Many women in the sciences often remain... Continue Reading

  • Who's the Boss? Not a Woman

    Who's the Boss? Not a Woman

    Women make up 51 percent of the population, but according to a new study by Catalyst, 85 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 ranking have no women on their governing boards. That means 85 percent of companies, including Gap Inc, Fidelity, and Dick's Sporting Goods don't have women contributing to their... Continue Reading

  • 'The Apprentice' Season 10 Winner: Brandy Kuentzel is Hired

    'The Apprentice' Season 10 Winner: Brandy Kuentzel is Hired

    For one man and one woman hit hard by the economy, it all came down to tonight: 'The Apprentice' season 10 finale. Brandy Kuentzel heard, "You're hired!" "I'm honestly just digesting it all," Brandy told AOL Jobs. "I was preparing myself for Clint to win. Now I go home and pack and wait for the call." The... Continue Reading

  • 'The Apprentice' Liza Mucheru-Wisner After the Boardroom

    'The Apprentice' Liza Mucheru-Wisner After the Boardroom

    Most episodes of 'The Apprentice' end inside Donald Trump's boardroom, with him pointing and tersely saying, "You're fired!" to a contestant. This week, however, began in the boardroom with Liza Mucheru-Wisner getting fired and losing her chance at becoming The Apprentice. Continue Reading

  • Real Life 'Mad Men' Set Record Straight About Advertising Industry

    Real Life 'Mad Men' Set Record Straight About Advertising Industry

    'Mad Men' is one of the hottest shows on TV. A couple of "real life Mad Men" are setting the record straight about the advertising industry. While the show takes place in the 1960s, there are elements that are timeless. "Great ideas have traveled with the times," says Mark Tutssel, global chief creative... Continue Reading

  • 'The Apprentice' After the Boardroom: Steuart Martens

    'The Apprentice' After the Boardroom: Steuart Martens

    Just in time for holiday shopping, 'The Apprentice' this week encouraged viewers to pull out their credit cards. Selling women's accessories by noted designer Isaac Mizrahi, contestants appealed to the guilty pleasure of many a late night shopper: QVC. With just four competitors left, Donald Trump shuffled... Continue Reading

  • 'The Apprentice' Stephanie Castagnier After the Boardroom

    'The Apprentice' Stephanie Castagnier After the Boardroom

    With just five people remaining on 'The Apprentice,' every move became greatly magnified. This week, Donald Trump leaned on his usual rules to pronounce "You're fired." Ultimately, a loss is the project manager's fault. But another contestant's major missteps were not overlooked. Continue Reading

  • 'The Apprentice': Poppy Carlig and Anand Vasudev After the Boardroom

    'The Apprentice': Poppy Carlig and Anand Vasudev After the Boardroom

    Not five minutes passed before Donald Trump proclaimed his signature, "You're Fired" on this week's episode of 'The Apprentice.' The task from three weeks earlier, where teams gave pedicab tours of New York City neighborhoods, caused the firing of a third contestant -- this time because he broke the rules.... Continue Reading

  • Supermom Goes to School

    Supermom Goes to School

    We're deep into the school year, pencils are worn down and new school shoes are long scuffed. A typical day in a family with kids likely involves homework. But whose homework? More mothers are returning to school, either to continue their education where they left off or start from scratch. Rebecca Barton... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice: David Johnson After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice: David Johnson After the Boardroom

    Wealth, power, and sexual prowess. That's how one team on this week's 'The Apprentice' defined the Donald J. Trump brand. The team was spot on, at least according to Trump. But even the loser was a winner in the end. The mogul presented contestants on this week's show with a task close to his own heart and name.... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice:  Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice: Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy After the Boardroom

    Few people will take a billionaire head on, but that's just what Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy did after her firing on this week's "The Apprentice." While Mahsa was cast as a liar in the edited version of the show, she took to YouTube in order to clear her name (see video below). On the show this week The lights of... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice: Kelly Smith Beaty After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice: Kelly Smith Beaty After the Boardroom

    Contestants on "The Apprentice" this week learned that sex doesn't always sell. Teams designed and marketed pedicab tours of chosen neighborhoods, giving tourists fresh air views. The men wore outfits out of ancient Rome, as if the pedicabs were chariots and shuttled visitors around midtown Manhattan. The... Continue Reading

  • Women Are Primary Breadwinners in 40% of Households, But Are They Happy?

    Women Are Primary Breadwinners in 40% of Households, But Are They Happy?

    Ask your favorite working mother how her day was. If she talks about her career, chances are, she's pretty happy with her life, according to a new report from Working Mother magazine. If she talks about her job, she's probably not. Since women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American families,... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice: Gene Folkes and Wade Hanson After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice: Gene Folkes and Wade Hanson After the Boardroom

    In a shocking end to the show, Donald Trump fired two people this week on 'The Apprentice.' Contestants really had to step on it in planning a fashion show, as they had just hours to stage a runway for Rockport shoes Spring 2011 collection. The men were charged with staging the women's line and the women had to... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice Tyana Alvarado After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice Tyana Alvarado After the Boardroom

    Popcorn isn't just for movies anymore. Contestants on 'The Apprentice' this week popped out promotional stunts for snack company Popcorn Indiana with hopes they would go viral online. Turns out that it takes more than just losing the challenge to hear "You're Fired," as Tyana Alvarado, 41, learned. If you're not... Continue Reading

  • Crazy College Courses

    Crazy College Courses

    Study for an exam on Syrah? Take a lab in levitation? How about tuning into TV for credit? All this is possible in college today, even in the Ivy League. Courses not only sound more interesting than "Calculus 101," they actually are! However, courses that sound fun may not always be easy. Underwater basket... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice James Weir After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice James Weir After the Boardroom

    The unemployment rate in the real world may be stagnant, but on TV, another apprentice felt the axe of Donald Trump. Fourteen candidates interviewing for a job with the Trump Organization now remain. James Weir, 31, a Duke and Georgetown-educated attorney left the show after a failed attempt as project manager.... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice Alex Delgado After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice Alex Delgado After the Boardroom

    Donald Trump's latest pink slip recipient learned that failing the world's most visible job interview may not be such a bad thing. Alex Delgado won't be working for the Trump Organization but he's landed on his feet just fine, thank you very much. Episode two of The Apprentice had contestants on the streets of... Continue Reading