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9 Tips For Nailing A Phone Interview

But first, they have to rock the remote interview.<p>"More and more companies are conducting interviews with job candidates via phone, Skype or video conference. This is especially true for first interviews where a hiring manager is simply trying to pre-screen candidates for the team or when a …

6 Interview Tips That Will Leave Them Wanting More

Cracking the code of the behavioral interview is the holy grail for those who find themselves having to go through human resources on the way to the …

Body Language

Every reason you have for not exercising—busted

It’s not that you don’t want to exercise, honestly, but some days it seems nearly impossible—work obligations, a gym bully and a host of other …

10 Ways We Accidentally Mess Up Our Relationships

I’m no relationship expert, but I do know it’s easy to screw up a perfectly good thing by falling into a nasty set of behaviors. Love always takes …

Go glam! 6 DIY projects for gold home decor

Gold-dipped decor and furniture is a hot design trend this year, but no need to splurge to incorporate this craze into your home. Here are 6 DIY projects that will bring the right dose of gold at the right price tag.<p><b>Gold-dipped</b> <b>bar</b> <b>stools</b><p>Step up those generic bar stools with a little gold spray paint …

10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can't

The long school year is coming to an end and one primary teacher has a few things to share<p>• 10 things parents want to say to teachers<p><b>1 Your kids are not your mates</b><p>Something I'm starting to hear with worrying frequency within the primary school setting is "my daughter's my best friend". Often, this …

Girls Among the Geeks: Why Women Should Absolutely Seek Careers in Tech

Choosing a career in technology turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.<p>At one time, however, it seemed counterintuitive to enter such a male-dominated industry. I'm not an engineer. I don't have a degree in computer science. The only traditional tech skill I possessed was a small …

Successful Women Career Tips - How To Succeed

Motherhood or career? A dynamic duo’s case that women can do both

Ms. Vonk and Ms. Kestin are out of the advertising game now. Their company, Swim, consults with individuals and businesses to teach them leadership skills. But they still judge ad competitions, and keep an eye on interesting work. Here's what has caught their attention lately.<p>New Zealand Transport …

Uzo Aduba: How She Learned To Love Her Gap Teeth

Gap teeth run in my family. As a child I learned that I was able to poke my tongue through my gap just a tad bit. I also learned that Madonna had a …

Budget London Day Trips - Part 1

Monday, 16 June 2014<p>VisitingLondonis an expensive game but you can still have a lot of fun on a tight budget. As summer is approaching, I thought I’d …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

11 Tips To Get Something Useful Out Of Job A Fair

Plenty of people believe job fairs are obsolete, a thing of the past <b>—</b> but experts say they're not dead, and they're <i>certainly</i> not useless.<p>Job seekers still use career fairs to network, make positive first impressions, and learn about companies and what it's like to work for them.<p>Meeting and …

10 Tips For A CLEAR Complexion

We have a fickle relationship with our skin — sometimes we love it, other times we revert to our adolescence and bunker up indoors in an effort to …

5 Things to Try Before You Give Up on Your Relationship

It's a pretty common consensus that love takes work. Yet, 80 percent of Americans under 30 believe in a soulmate, the idea that there is one perfect person out there just waiting to be found. Even the expression "falling in love" makes it sound like love is out of our hands -- that it just happens …

Cellphone, Destroyer of Relationships

Seth and Patrice had a rule, common these days among families: No cellphone-checking at the dinner table. The idea, of course, was to fill the hour …

The Origins of Ombre and How to Use it in the Home

The word <b>Ombre</b> is derived from the French word <i>ombrer</i> which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian <i>ombrare</i> and <i>umbra</i>, literally means ” to …

Connecting the Dots – High School Women Learn about College and Career Choices at an Interactive Seminar at The College of New Rochelle

Dozens of high school women and family members from Westchester, the Bronx, Queens and beyond attended the first Connecting the Dots interactive …

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

Sleep

Sweet valley high: women's sports-inspired style - in pictures

With neoprene swimsuits and hockey-field kilts seen at Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane and Marc by Marc Jacobs – plus Stan Smiths, Levi's shirts and American Apparel bodysuits – this spring's athletic trend recalls hazy sports days and double PE lessons<p>• Sportswear in motion: …

Will brides snap up H&M's £59.99 wedding dress?

With the cost of weddings, and wedding dresses, soaring a cut-price option certainly appeals. But can a cheap dress cut it on a bride's big day?<p>A wedding dress is the most contrary fashion purchase a person can make. On the one hand, it is an outfit the wearer will be photographed in relentlessly, …

A Breast Cancer Alphabet: F Is For Fashion Accessories

In her new book “The Breast Cancer Alphabet,” Madhulika Sikka dissects the pros and cons of post-chemotherapy headscarves, turbans and big shiny …

The 10 Worst Habits Holding You Back From Success

The path of success is often littered by our own trash, obstacles that we place ourselves. Habits, by definition are behaviors that are so ingrained …

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

Celebrities In Smoldering Eye Makeup Top This Week's Best & Worst Beauty List (PHOTOS)

The stars who topped this week's best beauty list were wearing the always-popular smokey eye. But it was the confidence they exuded that really made their smoldering gazes catch our attention.<p>Rita Ora sported emerald green eyeshadow that popped against her blonde locks, and we've never seen navy …

Six Tips to Keep Thrift Bargaining Fun

In the world of thrift, the bargain is the name of the game. It doesn't make a difference what it is, if the Thrifter can get if for less than its popular value, less than the original asking price, and less then the maximum they were actually willing to pay for it, they've scored a home …