The first thing you'll notice about Darla K. Anderson is her great smile, and her mane of beautiful blond hair. Next you'll see the twinkle in her eye, and feel her joyous, welcoming personality.
What you won't guess, unless you already know, is that Darla is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having... Read More »
I guess we've all seen that famous Life magazine photo of Albert Einstein's messy desktop (a real one, made of wood, long before the advent of the PC). One can only imagine how haphazard the drawers might have been -- but it's proof that a disorganized workspace doesn't necessarily reflect a disorganized... Read More »
We've all done it -- half-glanced at an e-mail, deemed it unimportant, deleted it, and moved on. Then some time later, the other half we didn't read comes back to bite us in some way.
But with information overload flooding our lives at every turn, what can we do? It's not easy to change ADD-inspired ways, but... Read More »
Ever wonder how you can prevent your business card or resume from winding up in the slush pile? Well, Brian Spindel, president and COO of PostNet (as well as a frequent panelist at International Franchise Association conferences and conventions), may just have the answer for you. It's not easy making yourself... Read More »
Is your office hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, consider yourself lucky in this economy and show your boss you appreciate the effort by wearing an appropriate costume.
Even if there isn't an official party, many office managers do encourage dress-up on Oct. 31, or the workday before it if it falls... Read More »
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Devora Zack is a networking expert and author of 'Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide For Introverts, The Overwhelmed, and The Underconnected'. Seems hard to imagine anyone in this day and age isn't already plugged in, but it's true that many people are... Read More »
The secret of "The Lion City" is slowly but surely becoming the cat that's out of the bag. As one of the fastest-growing, most cosmopolitan, safest, and best places to live and work, Singapore is a safe haven for Americans. Not only is it very easy to immigrate there (especially on a two-year work pass, which... Read More »
Before I went to Singapore on a trip hosted by Contact Singapore, I'd assumed the coolest, most progressive places to work in Asia were Hong Kong and Tokyo. I was wrong.
I guess I could have looked it up -- Mercer Consulting's annual rankings put Singapore as the best city in Asia to work and live (Geneva is No.... Read More »
Steven "The Jet Blue Guy" Slater aside, quitting your job doesn't usually make the news. In fact, it's become so commonplace that it barely rates a Facebook status update. Back in the olden days, quitting reflected poorly on you. And having had a string of jobs? You were seen as unreliable at best. But nowadays,... Read More »
It works for The Jonas Brothers, but what about you and your brother? Would going into business with him be a good idea? Whatever the case, the family-business connotation in the mind of the consumer is usually a good one; so much so, that "sons," "brothers," and even aunts and uncles have all been getting in on... Read More »
Jenny, we got your number: You're a fake!
As the story of "Jenny" an administrative assistant whose sexist boss had plucked the final straw and forced her to quit her job in a most spectacular fashion by posting a series of photos with messages she'd written on a dry-erase board and uploading them to... Read More »
Who hasn't, as they've clicked that oh-so-tempting buy it now button on eBay, Amazon or Etsy thought, "I should be selling, instead of buying?" Yes, you could actually make money online rather than just spend it -- what a concept.
I'm definitely in that category, especially when it comes to dresses. I can... Read More »
I am not a blogger -- I'm an online information disseminator, if you please. As a freelance writer who does lots of different things within that framework, I sometimes find it difficult to market myself to potential employers.
I don't have a job title. But if I did, I want it to sound very important and... Read More »
I think it's time we changed the term "politically correct." It sounds so stuffy. How about "socially relevant"? That makes more sense. When it comes to job titles, they've been evolving for decades -- and while it is fun to watch 'Mad Men' on television and get all retro, I'm sure most women are glad they've... Read More »
Ghost writing isn't even remotely paranormal -- it's more about "ghosting" someone and writing their story in the first person as if you were him or her. When I was growing up, my mom (Nancy Bacon) made a living as a ghost writer. She'd spend hour upon hour with interesting (and often famous) people, recording... Read More »
Bette Midler plays Kitty Galore in the latest sequel to 'Cats & Dogs.' "Kitty Galore is a hairless cat," Midler said recently at the press conference for the film. "She's very cranky because she's been rejected by her beloved human family and she's determined to rule the world." Midler's counterpart was... Read More »
Peter Mays is an interesting fellow; I met him at a party that was, in part, thrown to raise funds for the art organization he heads, The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA).
One might think that, as the executive director of the LAAA, Mays is surrounded in Monets, Manets, and Rodin scultures all day. However,... Read More »
Reel life and real life collide for Oscar-winning couple Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford this week when their new movie, Love Ranch, opens in limited release. It's the first time they've worked together since meeting in 1985 when he directed her in the espionage thriller White Knights. Read More »
Being a card-carrying lifetime member of 'The Itty-Bitty-[you know what]-Committee', I've never had this problem, but apparently it's not all fun and flaunt for the genetically gifted woman: Having large breasts can not only be uncomfortable if the proper brassiere isn't fitted, but they don't always look right... Read More »
Scott Petullo is a graphologist, so naturally for this interview I typed out some questions and e-mailed them. It seemed the safest route for asking an analyst just what might be read into our job applications by potential employees.
My objective was to find out about how sloppy handwriting might be perceived by... Read More »