Staci Wilson

  • What Does A Curator Do?

    What Does A Curator Do?

    By Staci Layne Wilson 'When in Rome' is a cute romantic comedy starting Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell as star-crossed lovers who meet in the fabled European city, then travel back to New York City where they flirt and cavort at her workplace -- the Guggenheim museum, where she's a curator of antiquities. While... Continue Reading

  • How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

    How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

    I'd heard of Clark's Botanicals skin-care line before I knew the face behind the label. I've read about the products in countless magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The Wall Street Journal, but until I received a copy of the Francesco Clark's autobiography 'Walking Papers: The Accident... Continue Reading

  • Texting and Writing at Work: Reading Between the Lines

    Texting and Writing at Work: Reading Between the Lines

    By Staci Layne Wilson Tina B. Tessina (aka "Dr. Romance") is a psychotherapist and author of several books, including her latest 'It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction.' In the course of working on another article (one about graphology), I asked Dr. Tessina about the psychology behind what we write.... Continue Reading

  • Make Your Job Application Stand Out: Tips from HR Guru Brian Philips

    Make Your Job Application Stand Out: Tips from HR Guru Brian Philips

    I recently had an experience with an e-mail interview for an article, in which the respondent's answers to my questions were all written in lowercase. This meant extra work for me, as I had to go through all of the text to correct it before it could be posted online. There were also several emoticons and a... Continue Reading

  • Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

    Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

    Her name may sound like the heroine of a flowery romance novel, but tastemaker, party planner, PR dynamo and all-around cool chick Heather Hope-Allison is anything but a shrinking violet. A woman of today, Hope-Allison is taking the once-diminutive word "girl" and making it big-business and buzz-worthy with her... Continue Reading

  • What Is Muchness & How Can You Get Yours?

    What Is Muchness & How Can You Get Yours?

    The latest 3D version of 'Alice in Wonderland' is known as Tim Burton's baby, but are you aware the record-breaking money-maker (it's in an elite clique with a grand tally of $1 billion in worldwide earnings before hitting the home video market; the DVD and Blu-ray are out on Tuesday, June 1) was written and... Continue Reading

  • Creative Ways to Say: I QUIT!

    Creative Ways to Say: I QUIT!

    Who doesn't love a great exit story? From songs ('Take This Job & Shove It!') to movies ('Two Weeks' Notice') and everything in between, sometimes you just can't top real life. Most of the people I interviewed for this piece wished to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons, as you will see!), but I'm going to... Continue Reading

  • Buzz (Over) Kill: Modern Office Catchphrases

    Buzz (Over) Kill: Modern Office Catchphrases

    Remember when words like "follower" and "user" used to have negative connotations? No more! Nowadays, we all have user names and many of us proudly follow people we've never even met through the various online social networking sites. As has always been the case with the English language, it's fluid; many words... Continue Reading

  • How a Criminal Profiler Works - Interview with Pat Brown

    How a Criminal Profiler Works - Interview with Pat Brown

    In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him. But the police dismissed her as a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be... Continue Reading

  • Six Weeks to Sleeveless & Sexy... at Work

    Six Weeks to Sleeveless & Sexy... at Work

    These days, too many people get their exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, dodging responsibilities, bending the rules, running down everything, circulating rumors, passing the buck, stirring up trouble, shooting the bull, digging up dirt, slinging mud, throwing their weight around, beating... Continue Reading

  • The Best Unrealistic Jobs Made Real

    The Best Unrealistic Jobs Made Real

    The other day, I was trying to come up with an interesting topic for this blog but my brain-power was completely sapped by the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Not only for the reason you might think (I did see the movie), but three of the horror and sci-fi outlets I work for needed articles, reviews and... Continue Reading

  • Seven Sensational LinkedIn Tips to Help You Find a Job

    Seven Sensational LinkedIn Tips to Help You Find a Job

    I've been a member of LinkedIn for about six months now. It was at least a year before that, that I kept getting (admittedly somewhat irritating) invites from my friends to join LinkedIn and become a part of their "network". But I really didn't want to join yet another network, and what's more, I couldn't really... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Ways to Promote Yourself on YouTube

    10 Best Ways to Promote Yourself on YouTube

    YouTube isn't all about 2 Girls 1 Cup, Charlie the Unicorn, or The Dancing Baby. Some people actually use it for business purposes. So why don't you? Here are a few tips to get you started on an eResume. Continue Reading

  • Make Your Office a Lean Green Machine

    Make Your Office a Lean Green Machine

    Everyone's going green; even the blue people in Avatar are coinciding their DVD release date with Earth Day's 40th Anniversary. So why shouldn't you? Kermit jokes aside, it's not easy being green ... but here are a few tips and tricks you can implement at the office. Not only is it a good thing to do for the... Continue Reading

  • Geek Girls Gone Mild

    Geek Girls Gone Mild

    Even when your natural inclination is to be a geek loud and proud, if you're like most women entering the workforce, you'd be apt to suppress it and go for more "gender appropriate" jobs than computer scientist, mathematician, or coroner. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology,... Continue Reading

  • Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Jason Ortiz was a success in corporate marketing for a decade, but his dream of being a teacher never waned. Patricia Anderson Connors worked in dead-end jobs for many years, yet she always wanted to teach. Both Jason and Patricia were motivated for different reasons to change careers in their 30s, but in order... Continue Reading

  • Can You Say, iNeed A Job?

    Can You Say, iNeed A Job?

    His name isn't Steve Jobs for nothing - the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc., has made quite a career for himself. And the hits keep coming. Millions of people who never had a Macintosh computer are using the iPhone for absolutely everything as its popularity increases daily. It's not all... Continue Reading

  • Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

    Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

    I work from home, and so the biggest decision about what to wear to the office is usually between the fuzzy slippers and the nonskid socks. Lunch is always just around the corner, and the contents of my fridge all know me by name. It's all too easy to turn a coffee break into naptime. This means I have to make... Continue Reading

  • How To Keep From Getting Kanyed on the Job

    How To Keep From Getting Kanyed on the Job

    "Kanyed": To get interrupted by a self-absorbed jerk during a moment of glory. A new slang word slipped into the lexicon when singer Taylor Swift began to accept her trophy for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Music Awards and Kanye West rushed the stage, grabbed the microphone from her hand and objected. Most... Continue Reading

  • How to have a Rock Star Resume & Ace the Interview

    How to have a Rock Star Resume & Ace the Interview

    Are you ready, ready to rock 'n roll? Presenting your résumé to a potential employer is not unlike auditioning for a band, so I thought it would be fun to get a few pointers from the Bonnie Raitt of resume-writing, Dayna Steele. Steele is a former top rock and roll radio deejay and the author... Continue Reading