Chris Guillebeau’s Secrets to the Happiness of Pursuit

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Want to conquer the world, or at least your very own tiny piece of it? Then get to know Chris Guillebeau, the easy-on-the-eyes, hard-to-put-down-books-writing self-help helper extraordinaire. His very popular blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, explores entrepreneurship, travel, and personal development topics. At his site you can also download his Brief Guide to World . . . → Read More: Chris Guillebeau’s Secrets to the Happiness of Pursuit

Be Contagious! Effective Social Media Marketing

social media is contagious
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Everyone wants their content to be seen by as many people as possible.

But what you really want is for your content to be shared by as many people as possible. (Which is really the way to make the first thing happen, isn’t it?)

Some people obsess about page views and “Likes”, but for . . . → Read More: Be Contagious! Effective Social Media Marketing

Best Job Hunting Advice You’ll Ever Get, Ever!

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A LOT of people come to me looking for help finding a job. They either contact me with a hidden agenda of wanting me to give them a job (fat chance), tell them about some incredible job somewhere for which they’d be perfect (fairly chubby chance), or help them craft their resume, LinkedIn profile . . . → Read More: Best Job Hunting Advice You’ll Ever Get, Ever!

Down There: Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow and Me

Woody Allen & Dylan and Mia Farrow
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The public debate surrounding Dylan Farrow-Woody Allen has kept me up nights. I’ve been immobilized by sadness, anger, and shame.

For 40 years I’ve been terrified to write about this, and 40 years is a long time to be terrified.  But now, maybe it’s been long enough. Both my parents are dead now.  And . . . → Read More: Down There: Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow and Me

Thanksgiving and theTattoo

The most important thing is...
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I got my first and my favorite tattoo right after 9/11.

On September 12th I literally couldn’t sit up or get out of bed, lying there paralyzed by grief, anguish and anger. In the days that followed I joined my fellow New Yorkers as we shambled about like dazed sleepwalkers stunned by grief and . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving and My First Tattoo

Who the Hell Do I Think I Am?

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“I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here.” — Radiohead

Writing this is probably a big mistake.

After all, my intent here is to offer advice and inspiration to help women embrace their best selves. But I’ve been uneasy about the title of . . . → Read More: Who the Hell Do I Think I Am?

Halloween Costumes, Pop Tarts and Candy Porn

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
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I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

What should I be for Halloween this year? A sexy vampire, a sexy astronaut, a sexy nurse, a sexy pirate, a sexy carrot – the possibilities are endless.

When I was a little girl, like all children I Imagined who I’d like to be . . . → Read More: Halloween Costumes, Pop Tarts and Candy Porn

You're Wrong About Why You're Depressed

A new way to look at feeling suicidal
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There are reasons you feel depressed, but they may not be the ones you think they are.  Maybe you’re like me, you get really down sometimes for what seems like no reason, or an incredibly stupid one.

Say you overheard a friend say something mean, and you feel so blue you’re practically suicidal. Maybe . . . → Read More: You’re Wrong About Why You’re Depressed (Probably)

Women Over 40 Rock!

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Whilst I have many annoying memories of Mr. Rooney, I have to say, a lot of Andy’s reasons why he values women over 40 ring true:

A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a . . . → Read More: Women Over 40 Rock!

Learn Content Strategy 101 at Wix Lounge

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Hi! Just a quick note to say I’ll be speaking on Content Strategy 101 — how to develop and communicate your brand — at Wix Lounge in Chelsea, January 23, 2103 at 6:30pm. Also speaking will be the supremely cool Hannah Brencher and Amanda McCormick.

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