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ALIZAH SALARIO

Reverse mentoring cracks the old workplace code

The word “mentoring” tends to conjure an image of a wizened top executive bestowing knowledge upon a nubile young employee. But that’s so last century. Reverse mentoring, where younger employees mentorolder executives — generally about technology, social media and current trends —is gaining...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:26pm

These tech-savvy teens are taking feminism to the next level

When 17-year-old AissatouToureput her impressive tech skills to use, the coding newcomer decided to focus on an age-old problem: The gender wage gap, which she and four other teen girls tackled with a Pac-Man-like video game called “Wage Rage.”RELATED: What you need to know about studying abroad“We...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:08pm

Careers during — and after — cancer

Cancer is not a death sentence. Many people living with the disease continue to work throughout their diagnosis and treatment.But by its very nature, cancer is disruptive. No one finds working while receiving chemo or radiation an “orderly situation,” says Rebecca Nellis, chief mission officer at...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:30pm

Young NYC gamers are using technology for good, not evil

Video games tend to get a bad rap: They promote violence, limit physical activity and turn young minds to mush.That’s a pretty reductive assessment, suggests Marc Lesser, senior director of learning design at Mouse, a NYC-based youth program with a mission to use video games, and technology in...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:10pm

Why meditation makes you more productive than multitasking

Your inbox is full. Your desk is cluttered. Your phone is ringing. Your brain is fried. And it’s not even lunch — which you usually skip anyway.What if you could press the reset button? Maybe get out of that swivel chair and stretch that body scrunched like an accordion, then close your eyes while...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:23am

As kids crave more quiet time, meditation goes mainstream

When former public school teacher Dave Beal introduced meditation to his students at P.S. 375, he saw dramatic changes in his classroom. RELATED:At Fairygodboss, women get real about maternity leave“Test anxiety was the No. 1 reason students underperform. So I saw a lot of improvement that way,"...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:42pm

Why workplace diversity efforts often fail

When Todd Sears started working on Wall Street as an investment banker in the mid-'90s, the culture on the Street was vastly different. His first boss was unapologetically homophobic. Sears, who is gay, left the firm.RELATED:The hardest part of the job search isn't what you thinkDuring the...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:06pm

Everyone will need to learn how to code

The stereotypical picture of a computer programmer— an introverted wunderkind whose first language was Java script,endlessly hunched over a keyboard — doesn’t match the image of a group of coders taking origami breaks, doing yoga and picking a lock as a teambuilding activity, all for the sake of...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 1:42am

At Fairygodboss, women get real about maternity leave

When Romy Newman and Georgene Huang, both former Dow Jones executives, wanted to find out about maternity leave policies at companies where Huang was applying, they knew she couldn’t ask during her interviews. Haung had unexpectedly lost her job — and she was two months pregnant.RELATED: How to...

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Everyone's career fails — and that's OK

Chances are, you're a failure. Just like the rest of us.Earlier this week, Johannes Haushofer, a Princeton professor of psychology and public affairs, posted a CV of his failureson Twitter, according to CNBC.com. It struck a nerve, to say the least.The accomplished academic included categories for...

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:49am

Five ways to land a scholarship

So you (or your kids) got into college. Good work. Now how are you going to pay for it?Christopher Gray, who won $1.3 million in scholarship funds, knows a thing or two about downsizing his tuition bill.TheShark Tankentrepreneur and founder of scholarship connection platformScholly—which uses...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:36am

Coworking is getting a whole lot cooler

Not long ago, saying you rented a coworking space might garner a raised eyebrow or two. Why would anyone want to return to an office when they could work from home? But the rapid rise of telecommuters and contract jobs has proven otherwise: Independent workers still crave the structure of an office...

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:05pm

Is a great career still possible?

It used to be that with hard work and maybe a little luck, you could get a decent job, stick with the same company for decades and retire comfortably. Sure, you might not be rich, but you would be secure.That’s no longer the case — and it hasn’t been for awhile, argues University of Waterloo...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 6:51pm

Coworking by design

Now that coworking spaces have gone mainstream in major cities, there are countless options to choose from. So how do you know which space is right for you? Besides price and location, obviously, one often overlooked factor to consider is the space itself.“What the workplace looks like, how it’s...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:28pm