How to Answer When Success is Calling!

There’s nothing easy about the job search, but if asked to pinpoint the most unnerving part of the process, many would say it’s interviewing. Yet, even more harrowing than a face-to-face meeting is the initial phone interview. Today these preliminary interviews are so prevalent that 92% of HR managers surveyed say they screen applicants via … [Continue reading]

What Are GMOs and Why Is Everyone Arguing Over Them?


Genetically Modified Organisms—or GMOs—caught the public’s attention this year when the popular Mexican chain, Chipotle, became the first fast food restaurant to ban the use of all GMO ingredients in their food.  Under their slogan “Food with Integrity,” this announcement ignited a debate in which some praised the international chain for … [Continue reading]

Writing is the Most Marketable Skill to Master


In college, I had a roommate who chose her major, speech pathology, to avoid writing papers.  As a journalism student, not only was I confused by her attempt to avoid learning a vital communication skill by selecting major with “speech” in the title, but I also knew she would be severely limiting her job opportunities with this approach. … [Continue reading]

How Do I Deal With a Co-Worker Who Takes All the Credit?

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Dear DFS, I have a co-worker with whom I collaborate closely on projects at work. Lately, in staff meetings my co-worker has been taking all the credit for “our” ideas, which are often solely “my” ideas. How do I address this so I get the credit I deserve without throwing this person under the bus or embarrassing him/her in front of … [Continue reading]

How to Take Care of That Summer Hair

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The weather’s finally breaking and it’s time to let your hair down, literally. Summer is here and it’s time to ditch the harsh blow dryer and embrace the natural air dryer.  But for some of us, that freedom comes with a little frizz. So we have some expert tips from the beauty guru’s at Strength of Nature to help tame your tresses and keep … [Continue reading]

Don’t Stand in Your Own Way: The Definitive Guide to Self-Confidence

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By: Reesa Staten of Robert Half “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”  ― Henry David Thoreau April’s thought-provoking blog entry from Joi Gordon explored the relationship between gender … [Continue reading]

Tracy Anderson on How to Create Your Space in Any Industry & Own it Authentically

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It doesn't take long to see why Tracy Anderson is such a household name in fitness. And not just because she has a laundry list of Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Lopez as clientele or an international following, because she does, but it’s … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Misty Copeland

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Dear Misty: The world of classical ballet is where you know you want to belong. You are hopeful, full of dreams, and excited to potentially perform on the very same stages as the famous ballerinas who, until this point, you've only read … [Continue reading]

3 Easy Tips to Help You Pay Off Debt, Save Money AND Have a Life


Financial Advice by Carmen Rita Wong Q: I am very eager to have all of my bills paid off, but no matter how I work the numbers, it seems like ALL of my money is going to my bills and I’m left just scraping by, especially on those last few days … [Continue reading]