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Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate: Start Reading

Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate: Start Reading

Reading is a key way to advance your job search. Although, at first glance, it may seem like a simplistic tactic to add to your job search toolbox, reading is an imperative career development tool that many job seekers forget about. From reading the daily news to reading industry blogs and books, a daily intake of news will help advance your job search and, ultimately, your career. More »

Former Top Editor Rebekah Brooks Charged In Huge Phone Hacking Scandal

Former Top Editor Rebekah Brooks Charged In Huge Phone Hacking Scandal

Remember Rebekah Brooks, the British newspaper editor whose wild shock of red hair dominated the news last summer when she was accused of overseeing rampant phone hacking at the News of the World? She’s baaaaack. Today, British authorities announced that Brooks will be charged in connection with hacking the phones of 600 people, from Angelina Jolie to a 13-year-old murdered British schoolgirl named Milly Dowler. More »

‘For Better Or For Worse’ Cartoonist On Why Comics Aren’t For The Weak

'For Better Or For Worse' Cartoonist On Why Comics Aren't For The Weak

Growing up in suburban Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, I read the comics pages in the Chicago Tribune every day in a very precise order, starting with the boring ones (“The Lockhorns,” “Peanuts” — sorry, Franzen — and “Cathy”) and working my way toward my favorites (“Fox Trot,” “Brenda Starr”). The very last comic I read every day was Lynn Johnston‘s “For Better or For Worse.”

“Fox Trot” was funny, but fundamentally gag-based, and the family never aged or grew; Jason scares Paige with his iguana over and over and over, and she never gets a clue. “Brenda Starr,” told stories about its “girl reporter” heroine, but Brenda, too, never aged, and the strip was dramatic, not funny. But “For Better or For Worse” included both jokes and long, sometimes serious story-lines about its central figures, the Patterson family. More »

Oregon Woman Fired For Lying About Her Friend’s Embarrassing Death

Oregon Woman Fired For Lying About Her Friendâs Embarrassing Death

A newspaper editor says she was fired yesterday for misleading her employer about the embarrassing death of her friend, a fellow editor who died after having sex with a much younger woman. Now the fired woman, Kathleen Glanville, is speaking out on Facebook, where she says, “There are times in life when you have to make a decision about what is most important. I am sorry that my decision — which came from love — cost me my job.”
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