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Pat King

Career and Education Editor

patrick.king@metro.us

Lover of doughnuts and rock n' roll. 

Starting a ‘Riot’ with Yo La Tengo

The highly influential and consistently great New Jersey band, Yo La Tengo, will be releasing their highly anticipated new album “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” on March 16th. “Riot” is their first album of all original material in five years and finds them exploring...

Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:00 AM

Is it okay to flirt at work?

In the wake of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein being outed as workplace sexual predators and the emergence of the powerful #MeToo movement, professional dynamics have begun to change for the better. But, let’s say you have a harmless “work crush” at your nine-to-five. Is it...

Friday, February 16, 2018, 2:36 PM

Life lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan

According to Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, the first lines of their classic song “C.R.E.A.M.” painted the picture perfectly of what growing up in Staten Island’s Park Hill Projects was really like. “I grew up...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:38 PM

The cost of taking a ‘victory lap’

It’s okay to not have your sh-t together when you first head off to college. At that point in your life, you’re still just a kid trying to figure out this big scary world. This is why so many students take an extra year to finish their four-year degree with what many call a “...

Monday, February 12, 2018, 2:28 PM

Check out the new teaser for the final season of 'The Americans'

Fans of icy ‘80’s cold war espionage can rejoice as FX just released its first teaser trailer for the final season of the acclaimed series "The Americans". The flat-out brilliant show starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as undercover Russian spies will return for ten more...

Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:17 PM

Now that you've beaten the flu - Are your sick days paid?

With this dumpster fire of a flu season now finally coming to an end, as you peak back on the wreckage that was once your life you’ve probably noticed that all of your sick days have been used up for the year. This begs the question … are your sick days paid? In the great state of New...

Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:17 PM

Healthcare industry to gain 4 million jobs by 2026

With so much projected growth in the economy, many experts are making predictions on what industries will see job growth in the coming years.  As it turns out, looking for work in the healthcare industry could be one your best bets. In a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:00 AM

Don’t let your kid become a social media cyberbully

At what age should we allow our children on social media? Every day we hear nightmarish stories about children getting picked on by cyberbullies or viewing content that they shouldn’t on the darkest parts of the web.   It’s a problem that has blown out of control and maybe a...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:54 PM

Play trivia to pay off your student loans instead of a bar tab

What if there was a way to have fun while chiseling away at your massive student loans? Better yet, what if there was a video game you could download onto your phone that could help along the way?  It would beat the hell out of getting a second job, that’s for sure!  The online...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 4:26 PM

Martha Higareda highly recommends binge watching 'Altered Carbon'

Netflix’s next big, binge-worthy series is the futuristic, cyberpunk murder-mystery “Altered Carbon,” out Friday, February 2. Based on the sci-fi novel by Richard K. Morgan, the series does a wonderful job bringing the author’s complex vision to the screen, while...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:36 AM

Netflix gives us a cold hard look into the future with ‘Altered Carbon’

This Friday, Netflix will premiere the wildly ambitious, futuristic neo-noir “Altered Carbon” — a series that will surely have you bingeing hard through the weekend. Based on the famous cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan, "Altered Carbon" takes place 300 years in the...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:10 PM

Shazad Latif on joining the bold new universe of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Trekkies have been freaking out over "Star Trek: Discovery" ever since it premiered last fall. The exciting entry into the classic sci-fi franchise has everything die-hard fans loved about the old series but also, ahem, … appears to boldly go where no Star Trek series has gone...

Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:05 PM

Breastfeeding protections for working mothers increases productivity

Even if you have the world’s greatest job, going back to work can be a tough transition for new mothers. With so many challenges ahead of them, working mothers need to feel as though they are welcome back in their offices once their maternity leave is over and not feel as though they need to...

Monday, January 29, 2018, 3:24 PM

Budgeting 101 for military service members

No matter what your political beliefs are, helping our veterans and active service men and women should be one of our nation’s a top priority. And with how much they sacrifice day in and day out for our country, stories of people going into debt after their service can break your heart. We...

Friday, January 26, 2018, 4:54 PM

Is there a gender bias against women in certain college majors?

It is pretty easy to see in certain technical industries that there is a skewed representation of women compared to men. It turns out that this tipping of the scale in one direction has been starting since college and could be a result of years of preconceived gender biases against women looking to...

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:51 PM

Nathan Lee Graham reaches high altitude in ‘LA to Vegas’

Nathan Lee Graham is a true talent. He is a Grammy Award-winning singer, an acclaimed musical theater actor, and has made numerous appearances on TV (The Comeback, Absolutely Fabulous) as well as the big screen (both Zoolander films). This year Graham is making a big, and well deserved, splash as a...

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:09 PM

Are promotions at work really just Ponzi schemes?

In some cases,  all that keeps you working at your current job is the promise of a promotion. But is your aspiration to climb the corporate ladder distracting you from achieving everything you can in your current role? Many people today equate titles with success rather than professional...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:02 PM

Glassdoor’s top 50 jobs in the U.S. for 2018

Early this morning, Glassdoor released their list of the top 50 jobs in the U.S. for 2018. The list was determined by weighing together the three following factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and the number of job openings for each...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 3:00 AM

NYC Catholic Schools announce 2017-18 open house dates

Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York has just announced open house dates for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Children and parents will now be able to make appointments to learn more about schools close by before applying. These “Touring Tuesday” open houses...

Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:54 PM

How to work less and achieve more

We have been told our whole lives that in order to be a good employee you need to be the first one in the office and the last one to leave every day. But do long hours on the job necessarily translate into being productive? Let’s be honest with ourselves. If you work an office job, you are...

Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:59 PM