It’s All About Connections

Networking. They say that’s what it’s all about, and we’re not talking about the hokey-pokey. Successful navigation of the stormy waters of job hunting, especially in an uncertain economy, relies heavily on who you know. But I think the idea of connections extends far beyond this one circumstance. Connections are everywhere, if you know when to pay attention them.

Take my last blog post, “The Science of Cuteness,” as a

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The Science of Cuteness

The feeling I get when I watch a video like this one of Siku is undeniable. I first met the adorable Danish polar bear in December on The Two-Way, a news blog from National Public Radio. They describe such a feeling as “warm and fuzzy” and, frankly, I think that captures it. As I’m sure you can attest to, this same feeling presents itself when viewing a baby animal

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News Leads: The Good and The Bad

A good news lead is like the foundation of a sturdy house. It is minimalistic yet strong and conducive to the structural integrity of the building to be constructed upon it. It contains what is essential and pertinent and nothing more. You can have a foundation without a house, but go try to build a house without a foundation and see how long it stands. The lead, like the foundation,

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The Paradox of Higher Education

“You need to go to college to get a good job.”

In short, yes. But in today’s context, the idea of “going to college” assumes, at a minimum, pursuing an accredited undergraduate education and receiving a Bachelor’s degree as compensation for your studies. In many industries it is no longer a nice addition to your resume but rather a prerequisite of employment.

But consider a few of the most successful

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