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Amy Chua can’t be trusted

May 12, 2011

On Tuesday night, I heard Amy Chua speak at the Time-Life Building in midtown Manhattan. Even though her whole Tiger Mom phenom disturbs me, I was curious. In the end, […]

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How to search & do more with Google

May 5, 2011

Searching on Google goes way beyond typing in a few key words. And getting skill-savvy is actually easy. Here are some dazzling, easy ways to step up your game. These […]

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What is a nut graf (or, nut graph)?

April 6, 2011

Note: Updated on Nov. 14, 2023  One of the best writing tools ever invented is called a “nut graf.” It can take your word craft to the next level. A […]

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How punctuation works

March 30, 2011

A lot of my students are annoyed by punctuation. They think it’s a bother to deal with commas, periods, dashes, hyphens, semi-colons and colons. But then, I take them through […]

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How to start building your brand on Twitter

March 3, 2011

Imagine being in the fancy Manhattan offices of a top fashion magazine, interviewing for your dream job. Things are going well — until the interviewer poses The Tough Question: “So…which […]

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How NOT to Get Arrested in NYC: crucial info from Alan Gordon, criminal lawyer

February 5, 2011

Please help me welcome guest blogger Alan Gordon — he’s here with scary facts about how easy is it to get arrested in the Big Apple. While this could happen […]

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Inspiration: I want to explore & nurture like Ellen Stewart of La Mama E.T.C.

January 27, 2011

  This morning, I’m heading out for the first day of my spring semester. I’ve got my BlackBerry, my iPad, my lesson plans…but most importantly, I’m holding Ellen Stewart close […]

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