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  • On Pinterest, it's share and share alike

    On Pinterest, it's share and share alike
    Americans spend upward of 30 hours a month staring at their computer screens, shopping and browsing and seeking. We relish the efficiency, the expanse of information, the anonymity and the freedom. But we are social creatures and as such, can't seem to...
  • Take this job and love it

    Take this job and love it
    Kevin Nemetz, CEO of tix4cause.com, developed the site to help charities raise money by selling unused event tickets -- and he's loving every minute of it. We got him to tell us why. Weigel: What is it about this job that excites you? Nemetz: I read...
  • Helping girls find a place in (or out of) the sporting arena

    Helping girls find a place in (or out of) the sporting arena
    Q: Your very athletic daughter says she doesn't want to play sports when she goes to high school next year. Should you encourage her to reconsider? Parent advice: Find out why she doesn't want to participate anymore. Is she fearful of the new and...
  • When should a child outgrow picture books?

    When should a child outgrow picture books?
    Q: Your first grader's friends are reading chapter books, but he still likes picture books. Will he fall behind? Parent advice: Picture books/chapter books — they all have words! For a first-grader, picture books are still within normal...
  • A job that takes the cake

    A job that takes the cake
    Naomi Levine, owner of TipsyCake in Chicago (tipsycakechicago.com), tells us why she loves her job in this week's edition of Take This Job and Love It. Levine: I was in toy sales before this and I love dealing with clients. We do a lot of wedding and...
  • Name changers

    Name changers
    On the way to work one day this week, I heard Eric Ferguson (of the morning show "Eric and Kathy") mention that a man in Oregon legally changed his name to "Captain Awesome." "The judge that granted the request made him swear he wasn't changing his...
  • Is there a hashtag for jobs?

    For job seekers who tweet, tag, and text, there's something to "like" about this mostly dreary job market: a rise in social media jobs. Three times as many jobs with "social media" in the title were indexed in November by Indeed.com, a search engine...
  • United we don't stand

    United we don't stand
    As a nation, we're divided in almost every respect. Our citizens never hesitate to take sides against one another, whether it's Democrats versus Republicans, Coke drinkers opposed to Pepsi enthusiasts or Yankee loyalists against Red Sox aficionados. We...
  • Readers relate to bully issue

    Readers relate to bully issue
    Readers were passionate about our recent column on the Kind Campaign's fight against bullying. The movement, which was founded by Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud, focuses on helping students and communities get educated about the dangers of bullying...
  • Speaking up for loud talkers

    Speaking up for loud talkers
    My friend, call him Michael, is smart, energetic, passionate about what he does—and a really loud talker. This never bothered me when we worked in the same office in the 1990s because, well, like the classic loud talker that he is, Michael doesn'...
  • Thank-you notes vs. true gratitude

    Thank-you notes vs. true gratitude
    Every year, your kids complain about writing holiday thank-you notes. Are you really teaching them gratitude, or should you throw in the towel? Parent advice Did you know that forcing yourself to smile actually makes you happier? I think the same...
  • Readers on LinkedIn

    Readers on LinkedIn
    Our article on best practices for using the business networking social media site LinkedIn prompted many comments in e-mail and on Facebook. Here are some highlights. "LinkedIn always sort of intimidated me," wrote Juli. "I will bite the bullet I guess,...