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The 3 types of mentors you need

By Ryan Kahn
When you're looking for a job you'll need all the help you can get, no matter what level of experience you have. While an insider with the hiring manager's ear would be a huge advantage, that scenario isn't too likely. But you will need help from another kind of insider: a mentor. I know what you're thinking. How can you find a mentor if you don't already have a job? That's the good news. Mentors are everywhere-if you know where to look. Here are the three types of mentors you'll need: 1. The trusted ...
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Ask John: 10 Travel Hacks to Live Inspired on the Road

By John O'Leary
I know you travel a lot. So do I…. and I hate it! How do you stay so positive in the drudgery of your work trips? -Mary N. Mary, here are 10 things I try to do every time I travel: Eat healthier on the road. Don't watchtelevision in your hotel room. Lower your alcohol consumption. Get TSA prescreened. Check-in online 24 hours before flight. Carry-on your bags. Drink one cup of water for every 30 minutes in the air. Wash your hands frequently. View travel time as a gift to get ...
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By Craig Kielburger
Twenty years ago, Craig and Marc Kielburger boldly set out to change the world. At the age of 12, they realized their vision of a better world, free of poverty and started the hard work to make it a reality. A movement which started in their own communities soon bled into partnering with schools, inspiring kids at home, and even changing the way they make choices as consumers. WE is now one of the most influential social enterprise and non-profit movements in the world. WE Villages has resulted in more than 650 schools ...
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11 Years Later | "Justice has not been served for Natalee."

By Beth Holloway
It has been 11 years since the tragic disappearance of Natalee Holloway during a trip to Aruba with friends. The series of events that may have unfolded along with a definitive individual behind the disappearance remain a mystery. Beth Holloway recently appeared on NBC TODAY's "Where Are They Now?: True Crime"; series to talk about the process of healing and finding joy again in her life. Despite being asked questions about the numerous unfortunate obstacles she has faced since ...

Marketing tip: Reach out to your local library

By Shruthi Lapp
No matter who publishes your book, there's no guarantee that libraries will carry it. However, if you walk into your local library with a smile and a copy of your book and say, "Hi there! I wrote this book. Will you please carry it?"; there's a good chance the answer will be "Sure."; It can't hurt to ask, right? The worst the librarian can do is say no, and as I explained in aprevious post, if you let a few NOs drag you down, you're not going to get very far in your book marketing efforts. I ...
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Force Fields

By Josh Linkner
Lasers pound their target with high velocity, but the starship remains unfazed. A force field protects our heroes from the vicious attacks of evil intruders, allowing them the opportunity to save the universe from impending doom. Force fields sure work great in Sci-Fi movies, but what about in reality? The aircraft manufacturer Boeing was recently awarded a patent named a "method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc." Simply put, it creates a force field barrier to protect vehicles, buildings, and ...
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A millennial duo ditch a digital path for old-school success

By Omar Soliman
I don't write about many businesses a second time, but I am breaking that rule on College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, founded by Washington buddies Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman, both 34. Want to know why? First of all, I was skeptical that their little project would survive. But it did. And how. Instead of trying to invent the next Facebook or Snapchat, these two sons of privilege (they were Chelsea Clinton's classmates at Sidwell Friends School) took a ...

Internaut Day | How the Internet Helped Premiere Lead the Industry

By Shruthi Lapp
On this day in 1991, the World Wide Web officially became accessible to the public. In July of 1997, the very first Premiere Speakers Bureau website was launched. Premiere Speakers Bureau, Home Page - July 8th, 1997 Premiere Speakers Bureau, Home Page - July 29th, 2016 We hit the ground running to raise the bar higher on an industry already teeming with stellar service and relationships. After nearly three decades, here are some important ways the world wide web has allowed us to continue momentum ...
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Another Year, Another Principal: How to Manage Your Relationship with a New Principal

By Alex Kajitani
If you teach in a school that's had the same principal for the past five years, you needn't read any further. Still reading? Of course you are. The Impact of Turnover With so much focus on the national teacher shortage and high teacher turnover rates, it's easy to overlook that principals are moving in and out of schools at an alarming rate as well. According toSchool Leaders Network(SLN), 50 percent of principals are not retained ...
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Doing Well by Doing Good

By Josh Linkner
We're taught as children to extend a helping hand to those in need, but few of us follow this sage advice as the pressures of life kick into high gear. What sounds good in theory is rarely practiced, especially when self-interest is the driving force. By nature, The Olympic Games are about achieving personal bests. Years of dedication and sacrifice lead to the ultimate world stage of competition. If there were ever a time to be selfish and focus on winning, this would be it. Yet one stunning example of ...

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