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Celebrate Equal Pay Day by learning your worth

If you’ve been reluctant to broach salary with your boss, this is your time to shine! That’s because Tuesdayis Equal Pay Day.Originating in 1996 as a public awareness event to showcase the gap between men’s and women’s wages, Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the new work week women...

Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:36 PM

When March Madness takes over the office

It’s that time of year again. The time when college basketball takes over the lives of millions of Americans. As brackets become the talk of the water cooler and buzz around college hoops takes center court, there are several ways to navigate March Madness at the office, even when you aren’t a big...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 4:25 AM

Fun ways to build your skills in the new year

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over and it’s time to get back down to business. If your New Year’s resolutions entail landing the corner office with a nice, big promotion along with whittling down that waistline as well as booking that bucket list trip to Australia, it really is...

Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:04 AM

How to network when you're between jobs

Most of us have been unemployed at some point for one reason or another. It’s normal for self-esteem to plummet when you’re between jobs. Maybe there were budget cuts and your position was abruptly eliminated. Whatever the situation, there are several ways to strategize marketing efforts when you’...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:13 AM

How to deal with a horrible boss

If you’re among the 84 percent of global workers who think you can do a better job than your manager, per data from a Monster survey, you’re not alone. But what happens when your boss is firmly intact in his or her role and you feel stuck?As “Horrible Bosses 2” gets released this week, we’re...

Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:26 AM

Learn how to catch the eye of your dream company through an employee referral

Online retailer Zappos made news earlier this year when it announced it would be zapping job postings. That’s right, they’ve been nixed, and hopeful job seekers have to find another way in the door.According to industry buzz, they want to get to know applicants rather than having them apply to the...

Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:34 AM

Here's how to make the most out of a job fair

It's important to stand out in the crowd of job seekers.Credit: GettyYou’re primped, you’re looking polished, you’re prepared with a stack of resumes. Job fair hunters, unite! There are a few things to keep in mind to make the most out of the intense meet and greet.Job fair hunters, unite! There...

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:59 PM

How to network during summer social situations

Take advantage of those lazy summer afternoons and get to know your colleagues.Credit: Digital VisionLong summer days inspire relaxation; there’s less pressure to attend professional conferences and local chapter events in the spirit of networking. Just because more formal opportunities to make...

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:29 PM

Interview: Grandson of Picasso on his newest gallery

Olivier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso, tells us about his new exhibit, "Revealed."Credit: ProvidedOlivier Widmaier Picasso — the grandson of “that” Picasso — takes on the family legacy with “Revealed,” a photo exhibit in the Sofitel Hotel lobby in Midtown through July 31.“Revealed” showcases...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Inside HR: Summer dress code tips for casual Fridays

We know it's hot out there, but it's still important to look professional.Credit: Digital VisionAh, summer. Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, your office culture may be a little more lax. Not only are the hours potentially more relaxed on Fridays — so, too, is the dress code. There are...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:53 PM

A Navy SEAL's tips on how to use battle techniques at work

Retired SEAL Mark Divine shares his leadership techniques in his new book.Credit: Wikimedia CommonsMark Divine spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, and with his new book he’s telling readers how they can apply those skills to life in the civilian workforce. In “The Way of the SEAL” -- the retired...

Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:49 PM

Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are Pitch Perfect

N'Harmonics are just one of six groups competing at the ICCA Finals on April 26 at Town Hall in NYC. For more info, visit www.varsityvocals.com.Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.“It’s all the people...

Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:38 AM

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Mark and Carol Stevens met on a train — and have been married for 40 years!Credit: ProvidedWhen Carol Bloom Stevens traveled into Manhattan to meet a headhunter after graduating from college, she had no idea cupid was gearing up to strike. Her future husband, Mark Stevens, was en route to see a...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:50 PM

Study notes: what's happening on campus

One Drexel professor was thrilled to see his vision of a gigantic Tetris game come to life. / Aidan UnPhilly block cityTo kick off Philly Tech Week on April 5 and 6, Dr. Frank Lee, founder of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, witnessed his brainchild come to life. People took turns...

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:49 PM

Inside HR: Get what you want with tact

Figuring out an awkward situation can be difficult, but you don't have to be creepy about it. Credit: ColourboxWhether you’re looking for a new job or focused on securing a stellar upgrade to your current role, there’s always a dance to maneuver — a fine line between being assertive versus over...

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:22 PM

Study notes: Cyber attacks, happiness and sculpting

Fans of Anna Hyatt Huntington's work (pictured above) can see more of her work at Columbia's gallery. / Wikimedia commonsCyber attackers, beware.The new Cybersecurity Institute at Drexel University aims to address national cyber threats and train the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. The...

Friday, March 14, 2014, 1:07 AM

How the new SAT is different and what it means for you

Though some say the changes to the SAT will make the test more egalitarian, others are skeptical. / ColourboxAdumbrate, legerdemain, obstreperous: Students can breathe a sigh of relief as ornate SAT words are tossed aside as one of many changes announced by the College Board. Two years from now,...

Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:20 AM

Posse Foundation celebrates 25 years of sticking together

Posse Program alumni Monique Nelson works to make an impact with her multicultural marketing firm, UniWorld. / ProvidedThanks to the Posse Foundation, high-achieving high schoolers who may have otherwise fallen through the cracks are getting a chance at higher education. Through the program’s...

Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:38 AM

Campus quads get fun design makeover

Students kick back at Hearn Plaza at Wake Forest, which has gotten some new design touches. / ProvidedWhen you walk across the quad at Wake Forest University, it’s completely normal to spot students playing Monopoly while sipping java from nearby coffee carts.Outdoor amenities like Ping-Pong...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:00 AM

Math professor teaches street fighting at MIT

When in doubt, applying street fighting tactics in the classroom can help students learn, says Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan.Street fighting and self-defense require quick thinking and an ability to “shoot first and ask questions later.” These ninja skills also apply to students in Dr. Sanjoy Mahajan’s class...

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 11:06 PM