Cleaning and De-Cluttering The House from Top to Bottom

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I mentioned here about wanting to clean the house from top to bottom. The urge to do this usually happens around January time, but this year it’s reared its head in the summer. The problem with wanting needing to have a good clean up is the actual act of starting. So to prevent any further procrastination I chose the easiest room in the house to ...more

Cost of Writing: Priceless

Northern Goldsmiths, Blackett Street, Newcastle, EnglandI’m back at my desk before 9:30 on a cloudy Wednesday morning in July. I have my large pot of Starbuck bold brew and I’m ready to get back to work. However, I’m at the blog, typing this out instead of re-reading what I should have been working on in June. Why? It’s what I do....more

How Do I Protect Myself When Using Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is everywhere. Whether you travel for business or simply need Internet access while out and about, your options are plentiful. You can sign on at airports, hotels, coffee shops, fast food restaurants, and now, even airplanes.Wi-Fi wasn’t born to be secure; it was born to be convenient. Wireless networks broadcast messages using radio and are therefore more susceptible to eavesdropping than wired networks....more

Do I Hear Flushing?

It’s easier to get a job if you have job.  At least that’s what I’ve always been told.  To be honest, it has never really seemed that easy to get a job if I’m currently employed.  Mainly because I’m too busy working to put much time and energy into looking for another gig.  Not to mention the difficulty trying to have confidential calls with recruiters or potential employers, especially while working in cubicle-land. ...more
 @PhilippeLeiritz I'm with you, I've quit two jobs before without having another job waiting in ...more

On Being A Shill

If you are paid by brands you don’t sincerely believe in to blog about their products, what does it really mean?...more

Proper Office Attire Can Make Or Break The Interview

Dear Tazi: ...more

7/3/12 Terrific Tuesday - Taming the To Do List

Terrific Tuesday - sometimes it is terrific to see a thing on your to do list and just that that thing go....more

May I do some crowdsourcing on women and their careers?

I am developing a program for young women and their careers. I am curious to know what are the biggest areas of concern for women 35 and under. What do you want to know about acheiving success on your career path? What is important to you? Why is it important to you? What skills do you want to learn? What road blocks are you running into?I am looking for feedback from women working for organizations as well as women who have left the corporate rat race to creat their own thing.Thanks so much for your comments.Barbara...more

Women: Is Having it All A Myth?

In the July/August issue of Atlantic Monthly, according an article by college professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, women really can’t have it all – at least not unless there are some serious changes that include more family friendly corporate policies....more

Rejection Collection, What's Your Objection?

I visualize a world in the future where our technological existence is collected in museums with anthropologists and archeologists debating over the purpose of sushi shaped USB drives. I see them stroking their beards as they watch YouTube deciding that, based on the number of videos we posted and watched, our society must have been ruled by cats. ...more
 @loveandotherdelights Exactly! I've read some of those books and have wondered, "What the hell ...more