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Jenny Powers

Storyteller

Location icon United States

Who: Jenny Powers
What: Tell Stories
When: Whenever She's Awake (and sometimes in her sleep!)
Where: In print, online and the airwaves
Why: Because she's curious and loves asking questions
How: Through interviews, profiles and features

I'm a born and bred New Yorker with a knack for uncovering fascinating true stories, staying on top of trends, developing trustworthy and reliable sources through my vast network and lover of words.

If Harriet the Spy and the Energizer Bunny had a love child, it would be me.

Want to reach me? [email protected]

Portfolio
New York Post
11/22/2017
Confessions of a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line operator

It's Thanksgiving morning and you haven't defrosted the turkey. Who ya gonna call? Probably Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line, where 50 professionally trained operators are standing by to field phone calls and texts, some of them frantic. "We've heard it all," says Nicole Johnson, the hotline's co-director.

New York Post
12/30/2016
I return everything - even my wedding dress

Every year when Susan takes her place at the Thanksgiving table in her Brooklyn home alongside friends and family, she is filled with gratitude. One of things she is particularly grateful for is Target's 90-day return policy as the past three holidays she's bought, used and returned chairs to accommodate her extra dinner guests.

New York Post
12/12/2016
Santa: My paychecks sleigh

Being Santa isn't always the jolliest or most dignified position. "I even had a supermodel break wind on my lap and Dolly Parton pinch my backside one Christmas Eve," three-time Macy's Santa Glen Heroy, a 54-year-old New Yorker, tells The Post.

New York Post
11/07/2016
Becoming a pro Pokémon Go player was maybe not the best career move

Four months, 500 million downloads and $500 million in revenue later, it's pretty much back to life as usual for even the most die-hard Pokémon Go players. Though the mobile game was planted firmly at the top of the App Store charts after its release in July, reaching an estimated 50.2 million daily users in August, numbers have dipped drastically since, an estimated 32.4 million in September.

New York Post
08/15/2016
Adults are lining up to act like kids again at summer camp

The time-honored summer camp rituals of sunburned noses and bunk loyalties, arts and crafts and promises to write after the summer is over are alive and well, but not all campers are being picked up at the end of the session by Mom and Dad, ready for a new school year.

New York Post
06/22/2016
I use my iPhone to hide that I'm homeless

It's the doldrums of an overnight Sunday shift at a Brooklyn men's homeless shelter, after dinner but before the 10 p.m. lights-out call. On this particular night, the guys are chatty and cracking jokes, except for the youngest of the bunch, 30-year-old Robert, who is staring intently at his phone and swiping away.

Motto
02/05/2016
The Secret Networking Tip That No One Tells You

Many things run through your head at the beginning of a networking event: Do I need a breath mint? Will my palms stop sweating in time for me to start shaking hands? Why does this stupid nametag keep getting caught in my hair?

Greatist
01/21/2019
I Lost Weight by Betting on Myself-Here's How

Let me be clear: I'm not a gambler. Sure, I've reluctantly joined in on office Super Bowl square pools and Oscar ballots because it was easier than saying "no," but as a general rule, I don't gamble. Even when the lottery recently hit a billion dollars, I didn't buy a single ticket.

Munchies
04/21/2018
These Jewish Grandparents Throw Down at Wendy's Every Friday

If you walk into the Sun City Palm Desert Wendy's location in California at six o'clock on a Friday night, prepare to do a double take at the sight of twenty or so Jewish senior citizens hunched over a set of reserved tables holding hands and reciting Hebrew blessings over grape juice and Baconators, welcoming in the Sabbath.

Hadassah Magazine
03/14/2019
Shopping as Therapy With Ania Schwartzman | Hadassah Magazine

"Loehmann's was our mecca," Ania Schwartzman said reverently. "We were devastated when they closed their doors. Me, my mother and my grandmother-a Holocaust survivor-loved spending weekends there, searching for deals, offering unsolicited advice to strangers in the communal dressing room."

Hadassah Magazine
01/09/2019
On Film, Countering Anti-West, Anti-Jewish Hate | Hadassah Magazine

Nothing less than a clash of civilizations is the topic of documentary filmmaker Gloria Z. Greenfield's latest film. The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War examines the anti-West sentiments penetrating modern-day society, politics and academia that threaten to infiltrate and undermine Western civilization.

Hadassah Magazine
11/07/2018
Haftorah Across America | Hadassah Magazine

In a span of 18 years, Oklahoma resident Richard Borg chanted all 80 haftorah portions, the biblical readings from the Prophets that accompany the weekly and holiday Torah portions. It's a feat few laymen can claim. When friends and family asked what he would do next, he set a goal to chant haftorah in all 50 states.

Inside Out
04/15/2019
Soundwave Tattoos: The Body Art You Can See and Hear - Inside Out

Every tattoo tells a story and now with the help of augmented reality, tattoos can finally speak for themselves. The brainchild of tech whiz-turned-tattoo artist Nate Siggard of Los Angeles, soundwave tattoos are ones that bring tattoos to life through pre-recorded audio clips that can be played back through a mobile app.

Thriveglobal
06/11/2018
I Never Met Kate Spade

Kate Spade came into my life as I entered adulthood. The year was 1993 and she had just launched her line of handbags. I was twenty-two years old, living at home and starting to interview for my first real office job .

Jewess
09/09/2018
Spain's Jewish Community Releases New Rosh Hashanah Cookbook

Just in time to celebrate the Jewish New Year, 5779, the second largest Reform Jewish community in Spain has released a new cookbook. It offers insight into the ancient Sephardic tradition of a Rosh Hashanah Seder along with tips on Read More

The Forward
12/06/2018
Meet The Rockettes Who Light Hanukkah Menorahs Backstage

While the audience gets settled into their seats for the evening performances of this week's Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular - tucked behind the curtain, several cast- and crew-members recite Hanukkah prayers in unison and light a menorah to celebrate the holiday.

The Forward
09/07/2018
Celebrating The High Holidays - While Deployed In Afghanistan

Children's grape juice boxes. Swedish gummy fish. Honey sticks. Dried apples. Pomegranate candies. A kazoo. You Tube and WhatsApp. And relying on the sun's rays to heat up a holiday meal wrapped in tin foil. Sometimes celebrating Rosh Hashanah can take on MacGyver-like proportions for American Jewish servicemen and women on military deployment.

The Forward
06/29/2018
She Discovered What The Homeless Lack Most: Socks.

Socks are the "single most-needed article of clothing in homeless shelters" - and remain the least-donated items, according to Adina Lichtman, the twenty-five year old founder of Knock, Knock Give a Sock (KKGS), the non-profit dedicated to reducing the stigma of homelessness.

The Forward
06/04/2018
Meet The World's Only Hasidic Bagpipe Player

Not every bagpipe-playing altar boy considering joining the priesthood grows up to be a Hasidic Jew - but Ian Sherman did. Ian, known today in many circles by his Hebrew name Ephraim Eliyahu, was born to a Scottish Catholic mother and an Eastern European Jewish father, and was raised in Goshen, New York.

The Forward
04/24/2018
Breaking The Glass Ceiling For Female Cantors

Rebecca Garfein was fifteen years old when the man seated in front of her turned around, at the sound of her pleasant singing voice, and offered her an opportunity that would lead her on the path to become a cantor. At the time, Garfein didn't even know what a cantor was.

Brooklyneagle
10/13/2017
B'klyn Heights showhouse welcomes public

The borough's inaugural Designer Showhouse has swung open its mahogany doors to the general public, treating both local residents and out-of-towners to a rare glimpse of 21st century living inside a historic 19th century Brooklyn Heights home.

Brooklyneagle
09/21/2017
Brooklyn Heights gets its first-ever designer showhouse this month

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) will publicly debut the borough's first-ever Designer Showhouse on Sept. 29 in a historic 150-year-old townhouse on Livingston Street, replacing its long-standing annual house tour fundraising initiative.

Brooklyneagle
05/18/2017
Renewal of family faith brings growth of synagogues in Brownstone Brooklyn

Welcoming Shabbat, the free weekly sing-along for toddlers hosted by Brooklyn Heights Synagogue was recently named one of the Top 5 "Absolute Best Kids Music Classes in New York" by New York magazine, making it the only faith-based class to receive the honor and even ranking above popular mainstream offerings like Music Together.

Wedding Crashers: Brooklyn's best wedding fair is headed to the Hudson Valley
05/10/2019
What's baked into your catering costs

A Cocktail Party relies on heavy passed hors d'oeuvres and requires one waiter per 20-25 guests and fewer rental costs. Ryan Brown encourages people on a tighter budget to consider this option because food costs are lower by about 40%.

Wedding Crashers: Brooklyn's Best Wedding Fair
12/18/2018
What we spent on our Giando on the Water wedding

We met online before the app era. I was done with dating but left my profile up in case someone really great just happened to be out there. My profile ended in "P.S. I can dance better than you" and in Matthew's thoughtful message he wrote back "P.S. I'll take that challenge."

Wedding Crashers: Brooklyn's Best Wedding Fair
11/15/2018
What we spent on our Bowery Hotel wedding

As part of our real weddings series, "The Cost of Tying the Knot," we ask couples to share their real wedding costs with us. It's part of our mission to inform our Wedding Crashers attendees of the true costs involved in marrying in the NYC region.

Brooklyn Based
06/01/2018
An under $25,000 wedding in Brooklyn (with the help of some friends)

Alex Dragan, left, and Jonah Lichtash, right, under the Archway in DUMBO. Photo: Dream Life Photography It was February 4, 2012 when entrepreneur Alex Dragan went to a friend's dinner party for self-proclaimed "gay nerds" at a tapas bar in Park Slope.

Brooklyn Based
03/06/2018
What does a Brooklyn wedding actually cost?

"Wedding-affordable and real-life affordable, especially in New York, are two very different things," laughs wedding planner Lara G. Mahler. She may be laughing but she definitely isn't kidding. After all, the inspiration for launching her own wedding planning business, THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE, came in 2015 after watching good friends take on loads of stress and hefty bank loans to pay for their wedding day.

Brooklyn Based
09/11/2017
Industrial chic venue 99 Scott now open and hosting weddings

Discreetly tucked between the intersection of East Williamsburg and Bushwick, 99 Scott, a former historic warehouse-turned-industrial chic event space named for its address, officially opened its doors to the public last week.

Mommy Nearest
08/29/2018
9 Wallet-Friendly Sporting Events for NYC Families

Let's face it: Taking your family to a sporting event can be a losing proposition for your wallet. Tickets prices are at an all-time high for most professional sports and even if you do shell out the big bucks for tickets, there are other factors to consider.

Kveller
03/28/2017
How the Question 'Why Can't We, Mama?' Changed Our Family

If you've ever been around a 5-year-old for longer than a minute or two, you know one of their favorite things to ask is "Why?" Long after you have answered, or at least tried to, they will continue to pepper you with a string of "Whys" until you forget how you even got onto a certain topic.

Grok Nation
03/21/2018
Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman provides Passover recipes and tips

Deb Perelman dishes on hosting her first Passover celebration It may feel like just yesterday you were the youngest child at the Passover table asking the four questions and scrambling to find the , yet somehow here you are: An adult, gearing up to host your very own Passover Seder.

Bushwick Daily
11/22/2017
Secret Dungeon Is a Closet-Sized Art Gallery in an East Williamsburg Garage

What do a bunch of struggling young artists do when they can't afford to rent exhibit space? They do what they do best. They get creative. In the case of the Secret Dungeon, an artist collaborative located in the East Williamsburg industrial business zone, that means leasing a 166-square-foot storage unit inside an old garage and converting it into a micro-gallery with everything from livestream poetry to painting and sculpture.

Bushwick Daily
11/02/2017
A Bushwick Artist Prepares for Death by Offering Her Possessions to Strangers in a New Art Exhibit

Lisa Levy is not dying. She's not even under the weather. In fact, she's feeling pretty good; however one day like the rest of us, she's going to die. Having turned 61 this year, Levy says her new show "You Can Get My Stuff When I'm Dead" debuting in Bushwick's Art During Occupation Gallery (ADO), is about normalizing death in a society that is very uncomfortable with the concept.

Bushwick Daily
10/10/2017
Not Your Mama's Advent Calendar: A Holiday Countdown for Big Boys and Girls

It may feel still feel like summer outside, but the retail industry's countdown to the holidays is in full force. Pumpkin-spice everything has been unleashed upon the world and is permeating the marketplace in the forms of lattes, facials, chewing gum, and even Pringles.

Bushwick Daily
10/05/2017
Everything is Not OK: Bushwick Graffiti Artist's Mural on Wyckoff Decries Trump Administration

Two weeks ago, the spray painted phrase "Everything is Not Ok" appeared on the bumpy metal gate on Wyckoff Avenue and Troutman Street in Bushwick. The artist and Bushwick resident Adam Kiyoshi Fujita, aka Adam Fu, says he wanted to remind the society not to allow the irrationality of present-day politics to become normalized, even as it builds and snowballs in front of us.

Bushwick Daily
09/20/2017
Kick Off a Sweet Jewish New Year, Bushwick Style

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown so if you're ready to kick off the Jewish New Year and party like it's 5778, we've got plans for you to welcome in the holiday, Bushwick-style.

New York Jewish Life
08/10/2017
Holy Roller: The Tale of a Nice Jewish (Roller Derby) Girl - New York Jewish Life

By Jenny Powers She blocks. She passes. She scores. She also speaks Hebrew, went on Birthright Israel and sports a Star of David painted over her eye during exhibition derby games, a less-than-subtle nod to her Conservative Jewish upbringing. Born Dara Fineman and blessed Dorit Chanah at her baby-naming, these days the 28-year-old West Coast ...

New York Jewish Life
03/15/2017
Maccabeats: From Virtually Unknown to Pop Sensation - New York Jewish Life

It's a Saturday night, and the sold-out concert venue is packed with impatient teenage girls screaming for their favorite boy band to hit the stage. Wearing band T-shirts-some bought, others homemade-holding "We Love You" signs and posting selfies on social media to pass the time, the fans wait.

Care.com
10/02/2018
How to build a powerful network to help land your ideal nanny job

You wouldn’t think of taking a child to the playground without packing up a diaper bag or lunch box containing the basic essentials, would you? Imagine waiting until your charge was hungry or needed a diaper change and then running around the playground in a mad scramble to find ...

Care.com
06/07/2018
Does Your Dog Suffer From Separation Anxiety?

When you head out for the day, it’s natural for your pet to follow you to the front door and maybe bark, whine or get into a little mischief while you’re out. However, if it continues for prolonged periods of time, your pet causes damage to your home or ...

Care.com
05/21/2018
What Is Home Daycare and How Much Will It Cost Me?

Consider factors like location, experience, licensing, and more when calculating the cost of a home daycare provider. Home daycare -- or family daycare, as it is also commonly known -- is a childcare service that takes place within a caregiver’s home rather than in a commercial daycare center. Home daycare ...

Care.com
04/19/2018
Here's How To Write a Personal Assistant Job Description

Use this customizable template and detailed list of responsibilities to write a personal assistant job description for posting on online job boards or careers pages. A personal assistant is a dedicated individual whose main role is to serve as their employer’s liaison and handle administrative tasks, freeing up their employer’s ...

Care.com
04/04/2018
The 70 Best Tutor Apps for Students of All Ages

We searched the iTunes and Android stores for the top tutoring apps in math, science, reading, geography, and foreign languages. While many students benefit from a traditional tutoring setting, using the power of modern technology allows us to present learning in a variety of different formats -- doing more “showing” ...

Care.com
08/16/2017
The Top 5 Spots for Apple Picking Near NYC

Whether you want a bushel or a peck, we’ve got an orchard for you! With Labor Day right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time until the air turns crisp and our Facebook feeds are flooded with traditional back-to-school images of adorable little haircuts and first-day smiles. Most ...

Care.com
08/16/2017
5 Great Community Service Ideas for Kids in New York City

Let’s teach our kids they’re never too young to make a difference. As parents, guardians, and child care professionals, we often find ourselves wearing many different hats at once: We are chauffeurs, short-order cooks, social planners, nurses, and referees. We search for missing action figures, monitor computer usage, check homework, ...

Care.com
08/09/2017
The Top 10 Places for a Kid's Tea Party in New York City

Here are the best spots for a spot of tea for the little ones! If your cup of tea is channeling Eloise -- The Plaza’s most famous resident, taking a journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, marching in line with Madeline, playing dress up and sipping tea with pinkies ...

Care.com
07/28/2017
The Top 10 Date Night Ideas for Couples in New York City

Get off the couch and go on a date with your spouse! The job, the kids, the housework, the mortgage. No wonder we can only muster up enough energy to throw on sweatpants and turn to Netflix when it comes to a little quality time with our significant other. Remember ...

Care.com
07/19/2017
The 10 Best Places for Kids Birthday Parties in Brooklyn

Blow out the candles at one of these top local birthday venues. You swore this was going to be the year you’d host a Pinterest-worthy party for your kid’s birthday. You even went so far as to create a Pinterest board filled with clever, whimsical themes and seemingly easy DIY ...

Care.com
07/19/2017
The 5 Best Outdoor and Indoor Mini Golf Courses in New York City

Score with the little ones at these fun, innovative miniature golf courses in Brooklyn and Manhattan! This city has so much to offer mini-golf aficionados, from Brooklyn to Manhattan! Our list includes places for your family to enjoy year-round indoor fun, see cool special effects and miniature replicas of NYC ...

Care.com
07/13/2017
Drag Queen Story Hour: The Best Children's Storytime in Brooklyn

The queens are holding court to help teach creative diversity. Drag Queen Story Hour, which launched last year in San Francisco, is the brainchild of author Michelle Tea and Radar Productions. Due to its popularity, events at schools, bookstores, and public libraries are popping up in different cities, including Los ...

Care.com
07/06/2017
The 10 Best Local Mom Blogs for New York City Moms

Good news, Big Apple moms: We cut through the internet noise and found your new online BFFs. 'You forgot to sign the field trip permission slip (again!), still need to run out to buy something for tomorrow’s school bake sale, have nothing to wear to the fundraising gala next week, and ...

Care.com
06/18/2017
Brooklyn's 5 Best Kid-Friendly Ice Cream Shops

We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the very best ice cream in Brooklyn for you and your family. Brooklyn’s ice cream scene has something for everyone, especially families trying to keep cool this summer. Would you like ice cream, sorbet, or gelato? One scoop or two? Cup or waffle, ...

Care.com
06/15/2017
The 10 Best Donut Shops in New York City

Classic, artisanal, organic: There’s a doughnut for everyone! Cupcakes were once all the rage, showing up in all different sizes from oversized to miniature, different flavors and fillings, and even being doled out at a cupcake ATM in Manhattan. Then there were the much-publicized cronuts, which sent New Yorkers into ...

Care.com
06/01/2017
Here Are the 10 Best Free Things to Do in Brooklyn When Your Kids Say 'I'm Bored'

Go from zero to hero by using this lineup of fun Brooklyn-area activities the next time your kids announce that they're bored. “I’m bored.” If you’re a parent -- or even a babysitter or nanny -- there’s absolutely no way to avoid these two dreaded words, no matter how hard you ...

The Huffington Post
04/25/2017
It's a Two Way Street as Uber Drivers Rate Passengers

Floyd is seventeen years old and despite his family moving from the East Nineties in Manhattan to East 72nd Street, he still goes back to his old neighborhood to get his haircut. When the time comes, he takes Uber to see his stylist Sandy and afterwards takes another Uber home.

The Huffington Post
09/12/2016
My 9/11 Confession

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. I have a confession to make. I stopped watching the 9/11 memorial tribute on television years ago.

The Huffington Post
07/14/2016
A Crash Course in Success: 10 Tips You Need to Know to Thrive in Business

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. It's easy to forget that everyone once started out as a beginner.

The Huffington Post
09/09/2014
When Your Networking Is Not Working

Photo credit: Catherine Yeulet, iStock By Jenny Powers, Founder and CEO, Running With Heels, LLC In today's society, networking is considered one of the most crucial steps to getting ahead, both professionally and personally. The problem is, for most of us it feels inauthentic and we wind up slapping a nametag on, and milling about a room aimlessly with no plan.

DailyWorth
06/17/2016
Why Adults Can't Get Enough of Coloring Books

In 2013, Secret Garden , an adult coloring book created by U.K.-based illustrator and self-proclaimed "ink evangelist" Johanna Basfor d, hit the shelves. I recently spoke with Basford about what inspired her to create coloring books for adults, and why she believes they struck a chord with grown-ups.

DailyWorth
04/19/2016
What Zip-lining Taught Me About Procrastination

I recently returned from a week in Las Vegas with my husband and our daughter. We had a terrific time exploring what turned out to be quite a family-friendly town, much to our surprise and relief. One night, we visited Fremont Street, Vegas' version of Times Square.

DailyWorth
03/15/2016
What I Learned From My Favorite Bar Owner

When I was younger, like many twentysomethings, I spent more time than I'd like to admit in bars. After class in college and then after work when I got my first real job, I'd come home, take a disco nap, and head to my favorite Manhattan bar to hang with friends - and on most nights, make more of them.

DailyWorth
02/19/2016
How One Word Can Impact Your Entire Year

It's February, and by now, I'm guessing some of those New Year's resolutions have gone by the wayside. Every year it's the same: We make them, we break them, we amend them, we forget about them, and then as we toast to new beginnings, we start the process over.

DailyWorth
01/28/2016
What Mick Jagger Taught My Daughter

Between the news and social media, there are mornings when we know what Kim Kardashian ate for breakfast before we even get out of bed to make our own. We, as a society, are always watching celebrities, fascinated by their every move, whether it's what they eat, wear, say, or do.

DailyWorth
12/22/2015
5 Ways to Position Yourself as an Industry Authority

Whatever product you sell or service you offer, chances are you're not the only one. How do you differentiate yourself from the next lawyer, chiropractor, florist, or widget maker? By putting yourself out there and establishing yourself as the foremost expert in your field.

DailyWorth
11/20/2015
7 Strategies for Conquering Black Friday With Ease

With the annual onslaught of all things pumpkin spice appearing, it can only mean one thing: The holidays are fast approaching. It seems we only just packed away our summer wardrobe and yet, fall foliage is in effect, the Rockettes are in full swing with their signature high-kicks, and our mailboxes (both actual and virtual) are bursting at the seams with store catalogues and promotions.

DailyWorth
10/30/2015
How to Break Up With Your Nanny and Remain Friends

When it comes to ending relationships, both personally and professionally, I'm usually the initiator. It's a role I've often found myself in from a young age, whether it was breaking hearts in the schoolyard, ending my miserable starter marriage, or firing staff members. It's not that I enjoy letting people go, because I don't.

DailyWorth
09/25/2015
Second Time's the Charm: The Beauty of the Do-Over

We all make mistakes. We all have regrets. And, as adults, we tend to accept those mistakes and regrets as the end all and be all. When we were kids, though, our mentality was totally different: We kept that magic word "do-over" in our back pockets and used it frequently.

DailyWorth
08/25/2015
How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I'm going to ask you a question that I have personally pondered quite a bit over the past couple of years. Think about this for a moment: When you die, how do you want to be remembered? It may sound morbid at first, but I assure you that is not my intent.

DailyWorth
08/04/2015
Forget Summer Fridays - Pack Your Bags and Go to Camp!

If you're on Facebook, chances are you've seen at least a few posts from your friends about their kids' summer camp experiences over the past couple months. There are the pictures of kids with toothless grins, boarding buses with their sleeping bags in tow, and hilarious snippets from those "The counselor said I had to write" notes.

DailyWorth
06/17/2015
How to Turn Around a Bad Day

It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon here in New York City, with the kind of wind and rain that turns your umbrella inside out. I was slowly navigating my way down the city streets when suddenly a $10 bill blew right in front of the guy walking ahead of me.

DailyWorth
06/08/2015
What Is a Mastermind?

The term "mastermind" was first introduced in Napoleon Hill's 1925 book The Law of Success , which was commissioned by business magnate and industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Hill spent two decades researching and interviewing more than 100 millionaires and incorporating his findings - including Carnegie's own "10 Rules of Success" - into this book.

DailyWorth
05/06/2015
Spring Clean Your Network

Each year as we excitedly bid a fond farewell to winter and welcome spring, we hear the term "spring cleaning" being tossed around. This activity is most often viewed as the annual process of cleaning our homes from top to bottom and getting things in order.

DailyWorth
03/20/2015
Are You Networking or Net-Winging It?

We've all been there before: We show up to an event, trade business cards with a roomful of strangers, stay the obligatory hour, then leave. The next morning we send off a missive of vague emails telling these strangers how delightful it was to meet them and that we should do something, sometime in the future together.

DailyWorth
02/27/2015
3 Ways to Rock Your Reentry Into the Workplace

Think for a minute about a company that brought its brand back to market. What is the first thing they told us? "We're back and better than ever!" They let us know what changed and how the new-and-improved version of the company will rock our world.

Dailyworth
02/03/2015
Blood, Sweat and Beers: Escape Your Cubicle and Get In the Game

You’re the first one in every morning. You’re on a first-name basis with the evening cleaning crew. Most days you chow down lunch at your desk while on a muted conference call. You never need to put your “out of office” on because you’re never actually out of the office. Unless you count weekends. Sometimes.

A Child Grows in Brooklyn
04/13/2016
Become a School Volunteer! | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

Go from Zero to Hero by becoming a volunteer at your kid's school! The day my daughter brought a flyer home in her backpack encouraging parents to volunteer at her school, I immediately launched into panic mode. Between my full-time job and taking care of our household, I barely had enough time to remove my makeup before bed.

Ellevatenetwork
How Spending the Night in a Homeless Shelter Made Me a Better Networker

For as long as I can remember community service has been an integral part of my life. The simple act of giving back keeps me firmly grounded in reality and I attribute my unique ability to interact and adapt to a variety of situations and people to my experience as volunteer.

Youshare Project
03/09/2017
The Best Worst Day of My Life - Youshare Project

July had always been my favorite month, but July 2004 changed all that. I'd been married two years and was headed toward Splitsville. One minute I was daydreaming about buying our first home together and thinking of baby names, and the next I was looking for an apartment to rent and divvying up our wedding china.

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