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How to turn your law degree into a job

Even when you pass the bar, the hard work’s not over — and those student loans aren’t going to go away on their own. Now, you need a job. The market for law school grads is changing, but the common sense rules of professionalism still apply. Here are four expert tips on landing a job:Related: Pre-...

Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:00 AM

5 core college classes that pay off

You may be antsy to dive right into your major, but don’t roll your eyes at these common core curriculum classes—they’re designed to help you grow. While college is a time of self-discovery and individuality, there are certain courses every student can benefit from. General education requirements...

Monday, January 11, 2016, 9:00 AM

Get above it all on NYC's best rooftop venues

Eataly's rooftop bar brews its own beer onsite.Credit: ProvidedFor New Yorkers, what we lack in backyard access, we make up for with rooftop privileges. After all, who needs grill cleanup when you’ve got a server pouring you drinks and heavenly views of the skyline? These venues will give you a...

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 3:38 PM

Noodle king sets up second shop at Ivan Ramen

Ivan Orkin was the first American to open a ramen shop in Tokyo.Credit: Daniel KriegerIvan Orkin knows ramen — so well, in fact, that his fan base is in New York and Tokyo. The American chef meshed seamlessly into the Japanese dining scene when he became the first American to open a ramen shop in...

Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:00 PM

What you don't know (but should!) about skin cancer

Forty-one percent of New York City residents report never wearing sunglasses outside, found The Vision Council. Make sure yours actually boast UVA/UVB protection and aren't just dipped in tint. Credit: Digital VisionYou know to apply (and reapply!) sunscreen. You know to buy the broad-spectrum...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 8:00 PM

'Revenge' recap: Season 3, Episode 22, 'Execution'

Poor Conrad doesn't know what's about to hit him.Credit: Adam TaylorOMFG you guys! It’s time for the “Revenge” season finale! And yes, I said “season,” because in case you didn’t hear, our favorite show will be back for Season 4 in the fall! Were you surprised? Happy? Pissed? I’d love to hear....

Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00 AM

Restaurant openings, week of May 7

Enjoy a feast of small plates at Azasu.Credit: AzasuHere's what's on our radar this week:Apres60 Third Ave., 212-254-0888Jenny Moon (Tabla, Daniel) and Chef Mazen Mustafa (The Elm) are joining forces for this vegetable-heavy modern American dining destination.Blenheim283 W. 12th St., 212-243-...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8:38 PM

Rita Hazan fixes your summer haircare woes

Rita Hazan knows how to get your hair silky this summer.Credit: Rita HazanSummer’s the ultimate tine to let you hair down — but you won’t want to if you’re facing some funky summer hair issues like brittleness and wonky color. We tapped Rita Hazan, who works with Beyonce, Katy Perry and other A-...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:09 PM

'Revenge' recap: Episode 321, 'Impetus'

Amanda creepily looks on as her pawn, Nolan, carries out her every wish.Credit: ABC/Richard Cartwright“Revenge” could have been over in a few episodes — Amanda could have kidnapped Charlotte from the get-go instead of now, three years later – and used her as leverage in getting the Graysons behind...

Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:21 AM

Nick Carter, Jordan Knight team up for Nick & Knight tour

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight want to make you squeal.Credit: Twitter.comBackstreet Boy Nick Carter and New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight have worked together before — on their joint-group project, NKOTBSB — and now, they're getting together again.Carter and Knight are reuniting for "Nick &...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:55 PM

5 margaritas in NYC for Cinco de Mayo

The standard is great and all, but try one of these unique interpretations this Monday.Jalapeno and Black Currant MargaritaNight of Joy667 Lorimer St., Brooklyn718-388-8693• 2 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila infused with fresh jalapeno peppers• 1 oz. black currant• 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juiceServe...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:29 PM

What to eat on Cinco de Mayo

We created the perfect May 5th meal (if you don't mind hitting a few spots around the city). This dessert is calling our name.Credit: BLT SteakYellowtail ceviche from Bodega NegraDream Downtown Hotel, 355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2336We love the addition of a coconut ginger crema sauce, which gives the...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:52 PM

'Revenge' recap: Episode 320, 'Revolution'

Charlotte and Jack break into a cabin like normal people.Credit: ABC/Richard CartwrightHello “Revenge” fans! Did you have a nice Easter/Passover? Welcome back to another week of everyone's favorite shenanigans in the Hamptons."Revolution" opens with Aidan and Conrad meeting in a shady garage....

Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:04 AM

Make Organic Avenue's Real LOVE* Green Juice at home

The Organic Avenue green juices you splurge on can now be made in the comfort of your own kitchen.Denise Mari, who first started selling her juices out of a backpack on the Lower East Side in 2002, is releasing her recipes in a new book, “Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life, Made with LOVE*.”It’s a...

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:01 PM

Swiss International Air Lines is world's first allergy-friendly airline

Up, up and away with allergies!Credit: Getty ImagesAchoo! Allergies putting a damper on your spring? If you're in the throes of allergy season, you might want to get away from it all — and now you can, without the thought of sneezes and sniffles ruining even your transit. Swiss International Air...

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00 PM

'A Brony Tale' documents men who are into 'My Little Pony'

Bronies, Ball says, “are really interested in the characters that I voice more than me.” Credit: Hodgee FilmsYou may not recognize Ashleigh Ball if you saw her walking down the street, but to some, she’s a bona fide superstar.Ball is the voice of Applejack, Rainbow Dash and other characters on the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:35 PM

FDA proposes new e-cigarette regulations

E-cigarette manufacturers have seen a surge in popularity for the battery-powered devices that give users a vapor filled experience with nicotine and other additives, like flavoring. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed its first-ever rules for the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:51 PM

Jillian Michaels wants to ‘Maximize Your Life’

Jillian Michaels travels across the country for her second “Maximize Your Life” tour. Credit: ContributedJillian Michaels may be a superstar trainer on “The Biggest Loser,” but really, she tells us, “It’s actually never been about fitness.” Indeed, as she travels across the country for her second...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:54 PM

Tough Mudder pro gives tips on conquering a mud run

Competitors race through a Tough Mudder.Credit: Getty ImagesMud runs are pretty much the real-world version of “The Hunger Games,” minus the whole killing each other thing. You’ve got to be fast. You’ve got to think on your feet. You’ve got to overcome any challenge thrown your way. And just like...

Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:27 PM

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Anna Kaiser teaches a class at AKT In Motion. Credit: Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York TimesIf your inner dancing queen wants to get out and party, she has plenty of high-energy options these days. Studios are turning their spaces into club-like scenes that inspire participants to break a...

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:37 PM