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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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,... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
"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... Read More »
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... Read More »
As a freelance writer on the entertainment beat, I get a lot of really cool assignments. It's exciting to cover new movies coming out and ask the stars all about their roles, but I must say it's the screenwriters and novelists I'm usually most eager to talk with. When I had the chance to chat with Dennis... Read More »
Andy Rooney had a funny bit about his home office on 60 Minutes awhile back, in which he revealed he uses an old piece of shaped burlwood for a desk -- it's beautiful and unusual, but he seldom actually sees it underneath the prodigious amount of clutter. It's also a well-known fact that upon his death,... Read More »