Digital media is all the rage. what could be more convenient? Download books in a matter of seconds and read on your phone, tablet computer, or ebook reader. Digital books are cheap too; no shipping, no physical printing. Win-win, right? I used to think so...until I took the plunge and became a self published author myself and learned a lot about the publishing business in the process. Lesson number one? Digital formats have limits. ...more
The Steubenville rapists got off easyUnless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, you’ve heard of the rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. If you haven’t heard of it, let me recap it for you....more
I want to take a tiny, inconsequential sliver of the gruesome tragedy in Connecticut and apply it to the broader hatred and ranting I'm seeing pop up everywhere...against the media. And it's not like this is new. Everyone hates the media, it's cool. I hate it, too, promise. For some reason, though, I'm seeing a lot of backlash against the workers of news themselves. And, honestly, they don't want to be there. But what are they going to do? Quit?...more
The tragic shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday is just unfathomable. I get a lump in my throat and my eyes burn with tears just thinking about it. How are those folks in Newtown, Connecticut even breathing today? ...more
It wasn’t until I learned that I was pregnant with Theo that I suddenly realized how very little I knew about babies and children. My response to this was to immediately go out and buy a ton of books about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. I also went online and joined a bunch of pregnancy and parenting communities. After sifting through all of the information available to us, Matt and I began to try to come up with the Best Plan Possible for raising our kid. Because, you know, that’s totally a thing that’s going to work out....more
By: Stan Popovich
Many celebrities and entertainers sometimes have to deal with embarrassing media reports which can cause a lot of problems. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with these kinds of media reports.
1. Determine A Strategy Beforehand
Chances are that if you’re a celebrity you will have to deal with some kind of media report in your career. Don’t wait until something happens. Plan ahead of time so that when something does happen you will know what to do to prevent negative consequences to your career.
Both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney's celebrated convention speeches last week highlighted their role as mothers rather than using the moment to discuss the issues women face in the workplace, including the pay gap.
Between Lennox in Belfast and Dre in Colorado, it seems like sad stories about pit bulls are everywhere. Both, make me so sad that it's hard to follow them closely, because it just so incredibly upsetting....more
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We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more