Give Madoff some Cellmates!

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Clean Coal Research Using Information Literacy Skills

One of my first memories of being in downtown Los Angeles was the sensation of feeling acid rain in my eyes. It stung. I did not know what it was or the cause but I knew that something was dreadfully wrong. That was a long time ago.  The air quality in Los Angeles has improved. It was an involuntary lesson that continues to help me to remember that environmental concerns isn't a buzz word or a hoax perpetuated on the gullible. You see, it really doesn't matter to me if you believe in global warming or not. ...more

Navigating new jobs and new personalities

Starting a new job is often a thrilling and nerve racking experience. You are excited for your new adventure but nervous about learning the ropes. Each business and office environment is different. They all come with their own set of quirks and personalities. ...more

Summer (Business) Reading Selections

As I began packing my suitcase for summer vacation, I realized it was time to pick out my summer reading. This is usually a big decision for me, as I am sure it is for many of you. too. So I thought I would share a few great books (or magazines) to take along on vacations- to help your business. Here are a few recommendations: ...more

Entrepreneurial Challenge for College Students

Calling all collegiate entrepreneurs! Show off your business by entering StartupNation Dorm-Based 20, which ranks the top 20 leading collegiate entrepreneurs in the country. ...more

Stand strong and stay powerful

Women apologize more frequently than men, it’s a fact. Most of the time we say “sorry” to be polite but it’s diminishing our credibility. Our power. Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases? • “I'm sorry, but I think...” • “I'm sorry you have to do this, but...” • “I'm sorry to bother you with...” • “I'm sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted...” ...more

 I would also recommend it to men, and that sometimes would include, ahem, me. ...more

Young Professionals: Are you building your personal brand?

As graduating caps and tassels begin to fly, many young professionals are entering the workforce. So to all you young professionals, congrats! You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Now that you are in the workforce, there are multiple ways to start rising to the top. ...more

Sonia Sotomayor is not a mother. So what?

Any justice without kids raises some red flags, in my mind. Having children gives one a “vested” interest in the consequences of one’s rulings. Kids broaden your perspective and make you less selfish. ~ Comment by "randee" on "Obama Names Sotomayor As Supreme Court Pick" at Fitsnews.com ...more

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Pamela Jeanne and for that link to article in The ...more

It’s your time to shine!

Here's the thing. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a corporate employee, a SAHM or a college student, the time will come—and it probably has already—when you need to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight to claim your power. This could take the form of not letting somebody else take the credit for your paper, your proposal, your cost-cutting idea. Or, it may require the actual stepping into the spotlight, on stage or at least in a large group meeting. ...more

The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone remembers to wear their warm coats. But someone who can view cases through the lenses of judicial experience and the reality of working motherhood. ...more

Sorry I left her name off the "short list." I've definitely been reading about her along with ...more