Alizah Salario

Jobs and Education Editor

alizah.salario@metro.us

Walk on a Havana street without leaving NYC at ¡Cuba!

The fossil of a giant sloth is not a highlight one might expect to find at an exhibit about Cuba, the dynamic island just 90 miles south of Florida. Yet it's an oddly fitting start to ¡Cuba!, a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History about the island nation’s traditions, biodiversity...

Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:10 PM

Revolutionary spirit seizes the art world

Art and activism have long made good bedfellows. This winter, however, the New York art scene is gearing up for full-scale revolution — at least on canvas and onscreen — as it tackles climate change, political upheaval, a metropolis in transition and more. These exhibitions offer hope that, in the...

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 6:14 AM

The Sikh Project fights hate with style

When British photography duoAmit Amin and Naroop Jhootisearched for “Sikh men” on Google a few years back, they got mostly stock images of traditional men in the streets or countryside of India.But Amin and Jhooti, both Sikhs, knew these images didn’t reflect the diversity of Sikh identity or...

Friday, September 16, 2016, 3:11 AM

Gen Z is adulting so hard right now

Apparently, Gen Z got the memo that a sense of purpose and office ping-pong don’t go far when it comes to career-building. This latest generation’s biggest motivator? Money, according to a recent report from career behemoth Monster. RELATED:How to deal with a toxic employeeThe report, based on a...

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:29 PM

Randi Zuckerberg's tech-savvy children's book inspires new animated series

Randi Zuckerberg is really into Pokemon Go.“I know there’s a lot of controversy around Pokemon Go right now, but I love Pokemon Go! I go out to the park with my son, and we’ll walk for two hours together around Central Park. How else could you get a five-year-old out walking around the park for two...

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:21 AM

How to sabotage your career without really trying

Are you your own worst enemy at the office?If this sounds familiar, the answer is probably yes: “You have an exaggerated sense of self-doubt, and then question every decision you might want to make over and over again, and that leads to a sense of procrastination because you're constantly...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:10 PM

How to get unstuck at work

"I’m just not cut out for the job.""I’m never going to get the position anyway, so why bother applying?""I’ve never been good at math, so I should avoid a career in engineering — even though it interests me."These negative refrains are quite common, and ultimately, no matter how smart or talented...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2:13 AM

How not to fail your fall internship

During an internship, upholding basic standards of professional decorum is key. So is maintaining boundaries, knowing the right time to ask questions, respecting your superiors and — well, there are a lot of workplace rules that you won't fully learn until you're on the job.So before starting that...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 2:33 AM

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, 11:26 PM

This principal is teaching Brownsville students that they matter

When Nadia Lopez left the corporate world to join theNew York City Teaching Fellows,she didn’t anticipate starting a school in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Now a highly regarded educator and the founder and principalof Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville,...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:08 PM

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, 10:08 PM

Does your state have a bullying problem?

If you’re a teen in Michigan, then you’re far more likely to be bullied than a teen in Massachusetts. WalletHub released a study today on wherethe biggest bullying problemsexist across the nation.The study used 17 key metrics to find out where bullying is most pervasive and destructive among 45...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 8:58 PM

How to ace the end of your internship

So you’ve almost completed that coveted summer internship — congrats!Now comes the hard part. That swanky line on your résumé means zilch if you don’t take full advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully, you haven't simply been showing up at your internship. You've beenworking the internship — and...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:50 PM

Should you take a job just for a higher salary?

In an ideal world, we’d all have our dream jobs — and be getting paid handsomely. But because we live in an imperfect world, most of us walk a delicate balance between doing a job we enjoy, and doing a job that pays the bills. If we’re lucky — even some of the time — we have both.RELATED:The new...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 8:15 PM

Google is your new résumé

When Richard Nelson Bolles first published “What Color Is Your Parachute?” in 1970, it was one of the first job-hunting guides to hit shelves. Today, though a tsunami of career-related texts have saturated the market, it’s still considered one of the best.The new and improved 2017 edition (out now...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:01 PM

How to grow a successful startup

When David Mahfouda founded Bandwagon, a ride-sharing company that connects taxi passengers leaving from the same location, he knew his idea was golden. It made sense for New Yorkers — the intuitive app saves riders time and money — and New York City —it shrinks taxi lines and helps support city...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 PM

Are micro-degrees the future of higher education?

We live in tiny houses, make micropayments and use mini fridges. Naturally, now we can also earn micro-credentials. RELATED: Here's how to talk to kids about the election As the name suggests, micro-credentials quailfy individuals to execute specific skills, often in the math, science and...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 8:12 PM

The new rules of workplace leadership

For all their innovation, leaders tend to repeatedly use the same terms to describe themselves: They’re charismatic, powerful, strong-willed and simply born to lead. But that's simply not the case,suggests entrepreneur Cosmina Popa, who co-authored the book “How to Be a Leader”with Martin...

Monday, August 1, 2016, 11:58 PM

Book three of the graphic novel trilogy MARCH comes at just the right moment

Whoever said history is dead hasn’t read Georgia Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy "MARCH". You might recall that Lewis made headlines in June for leading a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand action on gun control measures. The event Periscoped around the...

Monday, August 1, 2016, 8:29 PM

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, 8:30 PM