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5 interviewing tips that work in journalism and real life

May 31, 2015

My parents raised me to be polite and nice. That meant keeping my mouth shut. I guess my decision to become a journalist was a form of revenge. After all, […]

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How to write a bio about yourself or someone else

August 16, 2014

When I talk to my students about how to write a bio, they groan. Everyone hates writing bios. But if you’re going somewhere in your life, at some point, you […]

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Books to help us write smart at work

July 24, 2014

Beware of career self-sabotage. It lurks in how we write office emails and memos. This has nothing to do with being a good writer. The problem is decoding office politics […]

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How my students talk to me with Twitter

April 30, 2014

Oh, those crazy kids! Twitter is taking off with my college students in surprising ways. They feel it’s fly to tweet. They have no trouble being coherent in 140-characters or […]

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Greetings from the Academy for Young Writers (AFYW)

March 20, 2014

Hey! It’s 3:02 p.m. and I’m blogging right this minute from a New York City public high school in Brooklyn. We’re at The Academy for Young Writers, in East New […]

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Off-Broadway: 10 reasons to see “Kung Fu”

February 21, 2014

Hurry — don’t ¬†miss “Kung Fu,” a new play about the late, great superstar Bruce Lee. This colorful Off-Broadway production has actors and sets that are constantly in motion. In […]

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A new mantra for 2014

December 31, 2013

As a single working mom on a budget, I’m not usually big on spending even a few bucks on greeting cards that recipients look at for two seconds and then […]

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