Category Archives: Advice

Share sparingly

This gentleman’s experience is an important reminder to be extremely careful what sources you follow, click on and share. The Left is not immune to emotional manipulation– far from it! We must always use the intellect we are so proud … Continue reading

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You’re not really anxious

A little semantics PSA in favor of more accuracy and less alarmism — not to mention eliminating ableism: Please immediately stop misusing “anxious” when you mean “eager”/”happily excited” and “depressed” when you mean “slightly sad.” “We’re so anxious to see … Continue reading

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Always ask for more $$$. There is always more $$$.

Overheard in my office: “Hey how much do you pay the writers for [X client]?” “$200 for [Topic A] and $250 for [Topic B] … because the [Topic B] writers asked for more and the [Topic A] writers did not.” … Continue reading

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A quick journalism master class

Wow, far beyond political journos, this piece by Ron Fournier for the Atlantic should be required reading for every journalism student, beat reporter, assignment editor, freelancer, PR pro, publicist, and consumer of news (which should include everyone else). This is … Continue reading

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“If the shoe fits…” no, wait, I mean: “Get some shoes that fit”

Seeing women totter-stomp around in cheap heels they can’t handle gives me the sads. One’s gait, the overall manner of walking, is a woefully underappreciated yet crucial element of personal style, and it starts at ground level. Both you and … Continue reading

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20ish & waiting for “real life” to start? What do you think real life is?

Don’t shrug your shoulders and say, “I’m in my 20s. What I’m doing doesn’t count.” ¬†Recognize that what you do, and what you don’t do, will have an enormous impact across years and even generations. ¬†You’re deciding your life right … Continue reading

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ASPIRE to end domestic violence — even toward just one person

I hope none of you, nor your loved ones, will ever be in an abusive situation. But I know it’s entirely possible. You may not even realize it. So it’s essential we all talk about help that’s available if we … Continue reading

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