Kathy Landin is a freelance internet pop-culture junkie (and web video producer). For a brief time in 2011, she was THIS close to being Charlie Sheen's social media intern for the summer. She's blogged for local TV stations, anonymous dating adventures and stupid advice columns. Mostly she entertains herself by practicing the fine art of idiocy, which you can watch in Kathy Landin's "I'm an Idiot" Show. Or, if you have a short attention span, get 140 characters of idiocy on Twitter.
Visit These Very Real Haunted Houses This Halloween
Halloween is haunted-house season, the one time of year you when, if you want, you can pay a random group of actors to fill up an old warehouse with gory props and costumes and scare the snot out of some people. But if you’re looking for a subtler, truly frightening experience, Ameri…
5 Active Ways to Deal With a Lazy Co-Worker
Life at work can be difficult enough without having to deal with a coworker who isn't pulling his weight. This person can do a lot of damage to workplace morale, not to mention the team's overall success. You don’t have to just suffer in silence, though. There are ways you …
5 Ways You Should Revamp Your Resume
Job searches have vastly changed with the prevalence of online networking and Internet job postings and submissions, but your résumé is still a vital part of getting an interview and moving forward in the hiring process. So if you feel like your job search has stagnated, or even i…
7 Job Interviews in Movies That Show You Exactly How Not to Get Hired
We can talk for days about how to ace a job interview or what not to say during your next one, but sometimes it’s nice to sit back and let Hollywood do the work.
The True Origins of Halloween Traditions — Jack-o’-Lanterns, Witches, Costumes, More
Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams? We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs and ask, What do they all mean?
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We've put together a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.
5 Steps to Succeed in Your Promotion to Manager
Getting promoted to a management position can be a huge boost to your income ... and your ego. That is, until you actually start managing. We wanted to help you navigate the new terrain a bit more easily.
Recruiter Interview vs. Hiring-Manager Interview — What’s the Difference?
If you’re going to be interviewing for a job anytime soon, you’ll likely be interviewing with either a recruiter or a hiring manager. It may seem semantic, but there are real differences between a recruiter interview and a hiring-manager interview, and you should prep…
What Questions Should You NOT Ask During a Job Interview?
You already know that you should take advantage of your opportunity to ask questions during an interview, but if you really want the job, there are also questions you should definitely avoid asking.
What Questions Should You Ask During a Job Interview?
Any recruiter or career coach will tell you that it is always a good idea to ask questions when you’re being interviewed for a job. But which questions?
How to Say No to Your Boss Without Getting Fired
Sometimes it’s okay to say no to your boss. But knowing when it's an appropriate time can be tricky, and doing it requires some tact.
7 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree
Increasingly, people are learning that a four-year college education doesn’t always pay. You can spend upwards of $100,000 to get some letters after your name and still end up jobless, or in a job that doesn’t pay enough to cover your school loan payments. That’s probably why nearly 70 percent of th…
5 Simple Tricks to Go From Job Interview to Employee
Getting a job is a lot of work. For the most part, an active job search is a full-time job. You put in a lot of effort and time to improve your resume, make sure it’s visible online, make good connections in your network and finally get an interview. But the work doesn&CloseCurlyQuot…
5 Ways to Telecommute Successfully and Productively
Telecommuting comes with numerous tangible benefits (no more traffic jams, no more dress code, you can pet your dog whenever you want), but it can be a minefield when it comes to staying productive and keeping your manager happy with your job.
How to Make Your Boss Look Good (Without Being a Suck-Up)
Making your boss look good—even though you may hate the idea of doing it—is a really good idea.
10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost by Helping Them Study Better
When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a r…
5 Handy and Important Meeting Etiquette Tips
It seems like proper meeting etiquette should be obvious, but based on the number of workers who believe their time is wasted in meetings every day, we could probably all use a little refresher course on what exactly comprises good meeting etiquette.
The Best Sites to Post Your Resume
Being in the market for a new job means posting your résumé online. This seems like obvious information, but if you haven’t yet posted your résumé anywhere, stop reading this and get it up on the Web as soon as possible. Or, better yet, finish reading…
5 Ways to Turn Down a Job Offer Without Burning a Bridge
You are one of the lucky ones. You’ve done your networking, polished your résumé, honed your interview skills, and you are now deciding between more than one job offer. This is the best news ever. Except, now you have to turn someone down.
5 Simple Ways Introverts Can Get Noticed at Work
Experts will tell you that introverts are great leaders, yet it still seems like we live in a world designed to revere extroverts, especially in the workplace. If you know the right steps, and your own value as an introvert, you can make the office a comfortable place for you to grow and succee…