Strategies to boost donations at crowdfunding sites

Computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other...

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

Trade secrets: How freelancers can land more virtual jobs

As an increasing number of freelancers depend on the virtual workplace, how can they make themselves more attractive to potential employers?

A guide for teens: What you can do with your life

What an extremely tough thing for teens to figure out: What should you do with your future?

Career tools: Learning the art of self-promotion

Tips and tools for professional development include making your aptitudes and accomplishments more visible.

How to achieve your dreams, despite everyday pressures

Do you have dreams you want to pursue, but never seem to have the time because of the twin demands of work and family?

The 3 do-what-you-love conundrums

I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.

Happiness first, then everything else

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.

When mom is the CEO at home, workplace ambitions take a back seat

It’s often said that women can have it all – motherhood and a career. But a study suggests that women who rule the household have less energy for or interest in being a rising star in the workplace.

What I’ve learned as a writer

I’ve been a professional writer since I was 17, so nearly 24 years now. I’ve made my living with words, and have written a lot of them — more than 10 million.

Why to give back by contributing to your field

Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume

Guess what? You are self-employed already

Everyone is essentially self-employed — and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.

Overcoming the ‘fear of insignificance’

In the not-too-distant past, young people aspired to become lawyers and doctors. Now they yearn to achieve the celebrity of a Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey — and these goals extend to adults as well.

Can’t find a dream job? Create your own

I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals.

Barbie could dampen a young girl’s career dreams

Although the marketing slogan suggests that Barbie can “Be Anything,” girls who play with this extremely popular doll see fewer career options available to themselves compared to boys.

It’s what you know, not who you know

Conventional wisdom tells us that in the business world, “you are who you know” — your social background and professional networks outweigh talent when it comes to career success.

Gender stereotypes influence entrepreneurial career goals

Studies reveal that in the dog-eat-dog, look-out-for-Number 1, highly-competitive business world, only the aggressive, risk-taking alpha male can expect to succeed as an entrepreneur.

How to best get seed money through crowdfunding

In today’s world, many are are engaged in wide, internet-based searches for seed money to launch entrepreneurial ventures. But what guidelines exist as to the best way to go about securing this kind of funding?

Personality predicts success in medical school

Conscientiousness breeds continued success, while extraverts fare well in later years

Create – don’t put it off

It’s amazing how many people I talk to who tell me they want to create a new blog, write a book, start a new business, change careers, make something new.