Pat King

Career and Education Editor

patrick.king@metro.us

Lover of doughnuts and rock n' roll. 

How the government shutdown may affect the chances of funding your research grant

It has been a strange start to 2019, to say the least. We are currently in the midst of our nation’s longest government shutdown as both sides of the aisle are unwilling to compromise with each other over funding for the president’s border renovation plans at the southern border. As...

Monday, January 21, 2019, 4:45 PM

Is Starbucks open on Martin Luther King Day?

Martin Luther King Day is a much needed day of rest and reflection for many. Most jobs and schools do the admirable thing and choose to give the day off to employees and students to give respect to someone who was the heartbeat and conscious of our nation during one of its darkest times. While many...

Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:39 PM

Is Costco open on Martin Luther King Day?

While many of us will be home this coming Monday to observe the passing of one of America's greatest activists and heroes, Martin Luther King Jr., unfortunately, our lives will move at the same pace no matter how hard we try. Unforeseeable mini household disasters can happen at any possible...

Friday, January 18, 2019, 3:37 PM

Steve Gunn on paying respects to your influences, the Misfits included

You could say that musician Steve Gunn is still keeping the flame burning as one of Americana’s last true outsider journeymen. Over 10 years, Gunn has built up a rich catalog of beautiful folk songs that touch on the delicacies of everyday life with adventurous guitar playing that places him...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4:21 PM

A mind-altering conversation with the Lucas Brothers

Twins Kenny and Keith Lucas, otherwise known as the hilarious comedy duo The Lucas Brothers, have a lot on their minds these days. Their calm and dry delivery may fool some people at first, but the two brothers are some of the most creative thinkers going in comedy. With memorable guest roles in 22...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5:33 PM

Finding the perfect outdoor space with the cast of Backyard Envy

Having the perfect outdoor space is something that many New Yorkers would trip even their best friend down a flight of stairs to get. But after you have made your deal with the devil - or emptied your bank account - to get one, it takes a keen eye to make sure every foot of space is utilized to its...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5:00 AM

Creating opportunities to join the healthcare industry

One thing that you will never get from attending a college or university is their guarantee that you will find employment when you finally obtain your degree. It’s a cold hard truth that can be crushing if you are not prepared for that harsh reality when you enter the real world. But, many...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:44 PM

TheDream.US offers DREAMers a chance at a higher education

One of the more alluring parts of the American dream has always been that our nation can be viewed as a place for people to come to and make a better life for themselves. But for many people, regardless of their country of origin, having the proper higher education is one of the only ways to have...

Friday, January 11, 2019, 3:52 PM

Is Bohemian Rhapsody on Netflix?

Rami Malek's performance as Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will certainly go down as being a more than a suitable tip of the cap to the legendary performer. The wildly popular film took viewers inside the — slightly historically inaccurate — rise to fame of the...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:05 PM

Jon Glaser talks his all-consuming love for all things Gear

Comedian Jon Glaser has a knack for creating characters with all-consuming and life-derailing obsessions. Whether it is the preservation of a fragile ego with his legendary character “Jon” from the witness protection drama and reality TV show hybrid Delocated or his tireless pursuit to...

Monday, January 7, 2019, 1:28 PM

Growing a career in the legal marijuana industry

Finding a successful career can sometimes be as simple as being in the right place at the right time. By understanding job trends and what types of positions that the workforce at large is desperate to fill, you can align your studies to build a resume that can help you to jump into those trendy...

Friday, January 4, 2019, 4:31 PM

How many kids does Kanye West have?

Musical genius, provocateur, fashion mogul, and slightly erratic and politically uninformed are all ways that you could describe Kanye West. But, what about a loving father? Since marrying the fashion and entertainment icon — and perhaps a little more politically plugged-in —...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 3:49 PM

What is the Bird Box Challenge?

Human beings are curious little things. Through creative inspiration, we can invent entertainment that will resonate with wider audiences that trickle down and take on larger movements shifting our culture in ways the creators could have never imagined. Did Orson Welles know that Citizen Kane would...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:16 PM

Is Costco open on New Year's Day?

Uh oh. You just woke up after hosting a New Year’s party to find your apartment is in the shape of a NASCAR car wreck. Couch cushions are stained with french onion chip dip. Crumbles of celebratory brownies are scattered in every corner of your living room. Your feet stick to the floor from...

Friday, December 28, 2018, 10:16 AM

Is Starbucks open on New Years' Day?

I think we can all agree that 2018 was a mixed bag. At some points, you just had to sit back and laugh as every day seemed like a proverbial rake hitting you in the face with bad news. You stared blankly in wonder as the bad vibes washed over you like someone pouring a cooler full of ice-cold...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 5:00 AM

Is Starbucks open on Christmas?

Christmas Day is rapidly approaching, and if we learned anything from Thanksgiving, it's that we need to make sure that we have our caffeine fixes sorted out before we are launched head-first into the holiday cheer with our families. While many stores around the country will be offering shorter...

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:19 AM

Is Costco open on Christmas?

There is something magical about this time of year. It seems like the whole world shuts down in the month of December in celebration of the holidays. But while this change of pace can be a nice tranquil reprieve from the madness of your everyday life, the world keeps turning and Murphy's...

Monday, December 17, 2018, 4:56 PM

The art of finding ‘Lost Gold’ with Jesse and Josh Feldman

Jesse and Josh Feldman have been hunting for buried treasures and lost gold mines in the American West for their entire lives. With their new show "Lost Gold" premiering on Travel Channel on Jan. 14, they will be taking viewers deep down into some of the most fabled regions of the country...

Monday, December 17, 2018, 3:25 PM

Most popular songs 2018: Spotify reveals top tracks list

While your social media feeds are being filled with top ten lists from different publications praising which artists released the most significant albums and songs of the year, Spotify has released a list of their most popular songs 2018.  While most of the year-end lists site the...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 3:11 PM

Working towards the perfect night of sleep

How much do you value a full night of sleep? While the standard recommendation has always been between seven to nine hours of sleep a night, with all of life’s distractions in this hyperactive modern era that expectation can be a little unrealistic for many. In a recent study by the Good...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:27 PM