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Why You Should Worship Your Librarian

Why You Should Worship Your Librarian

It always comes up. The moment you mention that you went to graduate school for a degree in Library Science, someone will ask you, "How hard is it to put a book on a shelf?" That is when you flash your professional smile that says, "How clever you are," and reply, "You would be amazed." Inside you want to pin... Read More »

Chef Jobs: Dreaming of Being America's Next Top Chef?

Chef Jobs: Dreaming of Being America's Next Top Chef?

Admit it. You sit there watching the amazing culinary experts on the Food Network and reality series like Top Chef, and you start having food fantasies that involve preparing sumptuous feasts for thousands of adoring diners. Maybe you've passed by a great location for a new restaurant, and you think, "I'm great... Read More »

Interior Design Jobs: What it's Like to Design Bachelor Pads

Interior Design Jobs: What it's Like to Design Bachelor Pads

Why is it, that even five years out of college, some guys still can't shake the frat-boy act? You know the type: Seemingly grown men who still consider a cardboard box to be an appropriate substitute for a coffee table, believe the only decoration a room needs is a flat-screen TV, and -- instead of throwing them... Read More »

Second Career: From Manufacturing Plant Worker to Entrepreneur

Second Career: From Manufacturing Plant Worker to Entrepreneur

After working for a major telecommunications company for 28 years, Toni Cory's position servicing chip-placement machines was outsourced to another country. Even though Cory could see it coming months before her position was eliminated, it didn't make the downsizing any easier to swallow. Cory had planned to... Read More »

Art Detective: Catching Thieves and Recovering Stolen Treasures

Art Detective: Catching Thieves and Recovering Stolen Treasures

Some people know him by his undercover name, Robert Clay, while others know him as former Special Agent Robert K. Wittman, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Art Crime Unit. Regardless of the name you call him, Wittman is known around the globe by reputation, and for his investigative expertise in... Read More »

Car Racing Dream Comes True for Teenager Dion von Moltke

Car Racing Dream Comes True for Teenager Dion von Moltke

Admit it -- at some point in your life you've plonked yourself down in the driver's seat of a stationary car, cranked the wheel and made "vroom-vroom" noises, pretending like you're the fastest one on the track, racing past all the other cars at lightening speed. These days, even the most feminine girlie girl... Read More »

Dentist Fights Recession with Refreshments

Dentist Fights Recession with Refreshments

Dentists are usually the first health-care professionals to suffer during tough economic times. After all, a cavity isn't going to kill you, and many people consider regular six-month checkups a luxury they can do without. But Texas DDS Clint Herzog has yet to feel the bite of the recession; in fact, he's even... Read More »

So You Want a Career in the Arts? Q&A with Peter Mays

So You Want a Career in the Arts? Q&A with Peter Mays

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 »

For The Love Of Water: A Real-Life Mermaid

For The Love Of Water: A Real-Life Mermaid

"The process of becoming a mermaid was quite indirect," says Linden Wolbert, a Los Angeles- based real-life mermaid. An avid swimmer since the age of 3, Wolbert fondly remembers the first time her parents enrolled her in a swimming class. " My first memories of water circulate around dreaming I was on the crew... Read More »

Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

As college graduates face the worst job market since the Great Depression, some will have to start their careers at the bottom of the ladder. Even with a college degree in hand, flipping hamburgers is a potential job, although not much of a career move. Or is it? For many people, a fast-food job is a memory... Read More »

'Unbillable Hours' by Ian Graham Will Make Law Students Reconsider

'Unbillable Hours' by Ian Graham Will Make Law Students Reconsider

Early in Ian Graham's new book 'Unbillable Hours,' a John Grisham-like true story of his work as a corporate lawyer and how he helped get a murder conviction overturned, he quickly comes to the realization that working at a big Los Angeles law firm wasn't the best career move. The money is great -- $120,000 as a... Read More »

Slow Love: Can You Lose Your Job and Find Happiness?

Slow Love: Can You Lose Your Job and Find Happiness?

Does losing your job ever have a silver lining? It did for Dominique Browning, author of 'Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on my Pajamas and Found Happiness.' Browning was editor-in-chief of Conde Nast's House & Garden magazine. When the magazine folded in late 2007, Browning was told she had four days to... Read More »

Exclusive Interview: Francis Ford Coppola

Exclusive Interview: Francis Ford Coppola

By Marcy MacDonald If he hadn't become a five-time Oscar winner, hotelier, winemaker, producer, director and resort owner, Francis Ford Coppola would probably be stirring things up in his mother's kitchen. Ford, 71, got his start studying theater on the East Coast before he moved to the West Coast -- and... Read More »

Exclusive Interview: Sir Richard Branson

Exclusive Interview: Sir Richard Branson

By Marcy MacDonald With a phone permanently attached to one ear, the Virgin king, Sir Richard Branson, conducts business waist-high in the swimming pool on one of his own personal Virgin Islands. Even though Virgin America reputedly lost $175 million last year, it's been voted the best new airlines in the... Read More »

Critical Care With Theresa Brown

Critical Care With Theresa Brown

In the new book, 'Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between' (2010, HarperCollins Publishers), Theresa Brown examines life as a first-year nurse in medical oncology after leaving her life in academia to become a registered nurse (RN) in a field that she describes as "just feeling... Read More »

Famous Bikini Model Exposed

Famous Bikini Model Exposed

Don't hate her because she's beautiful -- admire her because she works her buns off, quite literally. World-famous bikini model Brooklyn Decker recently reached the pinnacle of her career: being selected to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which then led to being selected as the summer... Read More »

Jenette Goldstein Starting Over After 40: The Success Story of Jenette Bras

Jenette Goldstein Starting Over After 40: The Success Story of Jenette Bras

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 »

What I Did with My Degree: Information Technology Degree

What I Did with My Degree: Information Technology Degree

I started in the technology industry when there were very few women, and I was there during the largest growth period in this industry. I have gone from entry level web designer at "dot bombs" to information system manager in the government. I have transitioned major systems from main frames to web-based... Read More »

Radio Host Delilah: The Ultimate Work at Home Mom

Radio Host Delilah: The Ultimate Work at Home Mom

From 7PM to midnight in more than 200 cities, the velvety voice of the most-listened-to woman in America flows through radio speakers in cars, homes, and third-shift workplaces. Some tuning in and calling in are truckers driving through the night. Others are forlorn, hopeful, or reunited lovers, all looking to... Read More »

How Tragedy Led Me to a Job I Love: Personal Stories of Rising from the Ashes

How Tragedy Led Me to a Job I Love: Personal Stories of Rising from the Ashes

At the moment tragedy strikes, it is impossible to foresee anything but pain in the future. Be it the sudden death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, the suddenness of a terrible accident, life's catastrophes can be overwhelming and debilitating. But for some, those heartbreaks... Read More »

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