Of course, you should judge a book by its cover. That’s what covers are for.

How you look and what you wear are deliberate choices you make about how you present yourself to the world. These choices can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you think and act. I’ve been thinking about this since I got home. I was in the grocery store, picking up the …

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A survival guide to awkward parties for introverts (and people who hate work functions)

Let’s face it. Most social gatherings suck, and organized occasions, such as work parties or association functions are the worst. Weddings, extended family events, and other forced communal festivities are usually pretty bad too. Well, maybe not for everybody. I’m sure there are people out there who enjoy making small talk with folks they barely …

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Life and career lessons from a lawyer and an Uber driver I never even met

I saw this status on LinkedIn and it made me angry. Every day I cross paths with some broke ass life coach. LinkedIn profile says Life Coach; Speaker; Thought Leader. Dudes hanging out in Starbucks doing their initial introductory “coaching” session because they can’t afford offices. Broke nobodies going to Broke Nobodies International meetings doing …

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Five classic rules of grammar you can (and often should) break now

It turns out that the ways we write and speak have changed some since the textbooks were written. Case in point. My friend Emery gave me an English grammar “Rules and Observations” book published in 1838. The inside cover page of the book reveals that it is intended “for assisting advanced students to write with …

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Stop the culture of ghosting job candidates by letting hiring managers know it’s rude

Hiring managers ghosting job candidates is way too common. According to a recent survey, more than a third of job candidates said the last company that rejected them did so by not telling them anything. And I suspect the numbers are even higher in some industries, because we hear so much about it. And job …

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