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.
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…
5 Job-Search Tips Just for College Grads
Graduating from college is an exciting time, full of both positive emotions and a lot of "Uh oh, now I have to find a job and make a living." Not only have you been let out into the working world with a million of your peers, that same working world is already full of people who've been on…
5 Manly Things to Do With Dad on Father’s Day
Father's Day is fast approaching and we believe Dad deserves just as much man-pampering on his special day as Mom does on Mother's Day.
5 Common and Major Interview Mistakes
Job interviews are hard enough without sabotaging yourself by making some major mistakes that hiring managers say are all too common. These seem like obvious interview no-nos, but they’re at the top of every recruiter’s list of things they see people doing all the tim…
5 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Botox
Botox injections have been used as a cosmetic procedure for more than a decade, with millions of people trying to reduce the number of wrinkles on their faces.
Real Estate Red Flags — 5 Things to Look Out For When Buying a Home
Sometimes a great deal on a house is just too good to be true, leaving you with a home in dire need of extensive—and expensive—repairs. Here's what to look out for.
5 Home Improvements to Raise the Value of Your House
The recent pickup in the housing market may be giving you the feeling it’s time to finally put your home on the market and upgrade to your next dream house. So what are the best ways to do that?
5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC
Furnaces and air conditioners, or, more briefly, HVAC systems, have gotten far more efficient in the last decade or so. And now, with options like geothermal and radiant in-floor heat, homeowners can achieve efficiency, comfort and cost savings like never before.
5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Bully at Work
iStockphotoIf you’re being bullied at work, you don’t have to just take it.
Top 5 Skills Recruiters Look For in a Candidate
If you’re looking for a job, you’ve probably got your résumé online and you may even be attending career fairs. Whether you have a little or a lot of experience in your industry, there are certain working skills that all recruiters—no matter what j…
Employment Laws You Should Know Before Taking a Job
All employees have basic rights. We can't be chained to our desks or held as indentured servants, for example. But do we actually know enough when it comes to the federal laws that govern our workplaces? You may have rights you didn’t know you had, particularly wh…
How to Get Hired After Being Unemployed Long-Term
The economy is continuing its long, slow recovery from the massive financial crisis and recession just a few years ago, and the labor market is improving. But one problem above all can prevent you from getting a new job: If you've been out of work for six months or more, it makes it much harder…
5 Things Bosses Do That Really Annoy Employees
We recently looked at some bad habits workers have that annoy their bosses, reduce productivity and prevent them from advancing up the career ladder. Now it's time to examine how bosses can spoil the workplace environment for their employees.
5 Things Employees Do That Really Annoy Bosses
Sure, we all get annoyed at the boss from time to time, but keep in mind that that frustration can go both ways. If you want to excel at work, get promotions, get raises, have good things happen to you and such, take a look at these five things that really annoy bosses and don’t do t…
5 Simple Steps to Getting That Promotion
It’s difficult to ask for and get a raise these days, and unfortunately it can be just as tough to get a promotion. We've put together a few simple ways to help you get that position bump you want and deserve.
The 5 Best Ways to Finally Get That Raise
We’ve been going through a pretty rough economy these last few years, but you’ve been working hard, so why not ask for that raise? It may or may not work, but if you do decide to ask (and you should), you should be prepared to ask for it in the right way.
5 Alternatives to Traditional Benefits You Should Ask About at Your Job
Running a business is expensive, starting with paying your employees' salaries. Providing benefits to those employees is even more expensive. But if a company wants to stay competitive and appeal to top professionals in its industry, or if it just wants to improve morale and reduce turnover, th…
When Switching Jobs, Remember These 5 Things
The job market is pretty tight right now, so most days you’re probably thankful just to have a job that pays. But somewhere down the road that may not be enough. You may find yourself looking for a new position, even as you continue to hold down your current one. There are certain th…
‘I’m Allergic to Your Sperm’ Is the New ‘I’ve Got a Headache’
Watch out, guys. The ladies have a new – and very valid – excuse for avoiding the bedroom time you’ve spent an entire evening working toward. This time it’s not a faux headache or "monthly visitor" story, it’s a real, and …
5 Important Ways Social Media Networking Affects Your Career
While the social media landscape often changes quickly, it’s pretty clear that networking on those sites is going to be a big part of our lives for a long time—both personally and professionally.