Jessica King

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Picnic Time

I see you are grabbing some coleslaw. Fortunately it looks like you don’t have to buy the cottage cheese you plan on bringing to this …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Child Trafficking

UNICEF USA: "I just wanted to die" -- A Trafficked Child Speaks out

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Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

Even as celebrity activists such as Emma Thompson, Demi Moore, and Mira Sorvino raise awareness about commercial sex trafficking, survivor Rachel Lloyd publishes her memoir Girls Like Us, and the Senate introduces a new bipartisan bill for victim support, the problem proliferates across continents, …

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: <i>What’s your biggest weakness?</i><p>“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time …

10 Things To Do When You Don't Hear Back After A Job Interview

You finally landed that coveted job interview. Maybe you aced it; perhaps you flopped. Either way, you send a thank you note and check your inbox compulsively for a week, waiting not-so-patiently for some sort of response. But you hear nothing.<p>This happens far too often.<p>According to a 2013 …

Why Jerk Bosses Make People Worse At Their Jobs

Docs are worried that medicine is going “soft” if people don’t get yelled at all the time. But insights into psychology show that bullying just leads to worse performance.<p>“Most of my friends in medicine have witnessed flagrant episodes of hospital bullying and have juicy tales to tell,” Harvard …

How to Overcome the Negative Effects of Shift Work

We've known for years that a shifting sleep schedule can lead to many health problems, but more recent studies have shown us why. Disrupted sleep can actually alter your genes. In fact, altered genes are part ofthe mechanism of cancer formation. As such, having an out of sync body clock has been …

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Boss Knows Just How Awesome You Are

Signed a huge client? Check. Trained six new employees? Check. Hit your monthly sales quota in a week? Done and done.<p>You might have a list of career accomplishments a mile long. But if you’re the only one with access to that list—and no one else understands the extent of your contributions or the …

7 Tips On Building A Happy Office Full Of Winners

<b>Claire Mason</b> launched Man Bites Dog in 2005. This strategy and communications consultancy, based in Brighton on the south coast of England, works with some of the world’s smartest and best-known organisations (Linklaters, KPMG, Bupa, Capita, ABN-AMRO – the list goes on) and specialises in service …

Alice Herz-Sommer: pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Tributes have been paid to Alice Herz-Sommer, a renowned concert pianist who was believed to have been the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, after she died in London at the age of 110.<p>She was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague at a time when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian …

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Beyond Philomena: An American Woman's Amazing Reunion with Her Irish Birth Mom

For Catherine Deasy of Deerfield Beach, Fla., <i>Philomena</i> is all too real.<p>The Oscar-nominated film, starring Judi Dench, is based on a true story about …

Buy the Batmobile: A Replica of Batman's Car Could Be Yours

Calling all cave-dwelling billionaires who dabble in crime fighting: the Batmobile is for sale.<p>A road-ready replica of the Dark Knight’s vehicle, …

People Celebrity

With the click of her heels – all three times – Dorothy secured her rightful place in our hearts forever.<p>Just as there is no place like home, there is no movie quite like <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>, which has inspired generations of movie watchers to skip down the yellow brick road since its 1939 …

Amanda Bynes Resurfaces on Twitter, Deletes Controversial Tweets

In the past, Amanda Bynes‘s Twitter account signaled to fans her deteriorating mental health, and now it looks to be marking her recovery.<p>The actress …

People Celebrity

Every Oscar night, the past comes alive through lifetime achievement awards, “in memoriam” segments and other Hollywood retrospectives<p>But what if the past came alive, literally?<p>Through the magic of Photoshop, we’ve sent 10 of 2014’s Oscar nominees back in time to chill with their younger selves. …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.<p>Based upon hundreds of conversations I've had about bosses and jobs, here's …

The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms) | Inc.com

Most of the time when you hear people opining about why remote work won't work, they point to two things in particular: One, you can't have face-to-face meetings when people aren't in the office. And two, managers can't tell if people are getting work done if they can't see them working.<p>Our …

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inc.com

Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what <i>should</i> I do?" So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Leading as a Servant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a world where the chase for power is increasing. Someone is always getting thrown under the bus so another person can get ahead. The “top of the food chain” philosophy that has infected our workforce and leadership has thrived …

Bossiness Is Not a Leadership Trait, No Matter What Sheryl Sandberg Says | Inc.com

"I want every little girl who someone says 'they're bossy' to be told instead, 'you have leadership skills,'" said Sheryl Sandberg. The COO of Facebook says she was told this, and look at her now! This quote keeps showing up on my Facebook feed, and while I love my friends, this quote is driving me …

3 Characteristics of a Strong Team

One of my favorite things to do is build teams. That’s a good thing. People who know me well know that on my own, I’m rather ordinary. I can do …

Going Viral: 10 Strategies to Get People to Listen to, Engage and Share Your Message

Last week I finally had a chance to read <i>Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World</i> by Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is …

How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too

Haven’t finished a book since college? Between work, family, and social lives, trying to find time to read can be more effort than relaxing hobby. Here’s how to make more time for your favorite page-turners.<p>Reading is one of the most pleasurable activities out there. On a scale of human enjoyment I …