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Bridget Quigg

Writer, editor, performer, musician and instructor Bridget Quigg is convinced that every person is a creative genius. Her goal is to get each person to believe that, too.

Website: bridgetquigg.wordpress.com

Most Recent Posts by Bridget Quigg
  • What's With the Hieroglyphics, 'Merica? 5 Tips For Writing With Real Words

    Get out your iPhone or your stone slab. We write with pictures now.

    When a friend told me recently that the youth these days use emojis to build phrases, like how we use words to make a sentence, my response was, "Really? Are we going back to hieroglyphics?"

    I checked in with my 20-something cousin, and apparently this is a sensation that has been sweeping the nation for a while. A tech recruiter I know describes emoji conversations as "an interpretive dance." These artful statements may send the correct message or they may not. It's all about interpretation.

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  • Fashion Week Salaries: How Much Do Fashion Models Make?

    Remember Michelle Obama's stunning, white, off-the-shoulder dress she wore to her husband's inaugural ball? Its designer, Jason Wu, is at Fashion Week this week, along with other top designers, showing his collection for Fall/Winter 2012. And who is wearing those fashions? Top models.

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  • Teachers' Salaries: Top Pay for Physics and Ph.D.s

    Want to inspire an awkward moment at a cocktail party? Bring up teachers' salaries. You'll ignite a hot debate, not a "let's get to know each other" conversation. People feel very passionately about how much teachers earn, yet how educated are they on the topic?

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  • Fan Face-Off: Careers in New England vs. New York

    When Giants and Patriots players finish their battle on Feb.5, the winners will enjoy some serious pay benefits. Think millions. Will their fans be as handsomely rewarded? No, but PayScale has concluded that one teams' suporters enjoy a similar and very valuable advantage: a better shot at a satisfying, stable, well-paid career in their hometown.

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  • Do You Work Like a Geek?

    One group of modern workers has developed a special reputation for caffeine addiction and junk food intake: computer geeks. These are the software developers and computer programmers who stay up all night finishing projects, only to grab a pizza and a coke for breakfast and play hours of video games to burn off steam. What is the deal with their wacky work and sleep habits? Can you relate to them?
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  • Jobs That Pay $20 Per Hour

    Ready for a gig that pays you $20 per hour? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started.

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  • Find a New Job Using LinkedIn

    Do you have a profile on LinkedIn? If not, I highly recommend it. There are plenty of ways for professionals to use LinkedIn to grow their careers and their paychecks. Whether you’re looking to switch jobs, improve your professional network or hire fresh talent, it’s important that you get familiar with LinkedIn.

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  • The Secrets of Your Boss’ Salary

    Whether they manage every minute of your day or disappear most afternoons to “lunch meetings,” you know one thing for sure about your boss. He or she probably makes more money than you do. How much more? It depends on your gig.

    Online salary database PayScale.com put together a list of common boss-subordinate relationships and calculated the earnings differences. Chances are your boss is doing well financially.

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  • Before 2012: Salary Negotiation Tips from The Salary Tutor

    What can you do before the end of the year to set yourself up for a higher salary? We asked Jim Hopkinson, author of "Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiaton Secrets No One Ever Taught You," this question. From how to prepare for a conversation with your boss to handling that initial “no,” he guides you through your must-do salary negotiation homework before Dec. 31, 2011.

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  • Most Common Post-Military Jobs

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale

    Where can veterans find work? The answer to this question is on many people's minds this Veterans Day. Between the announcement that all U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for the war should be home by 2012, and the recent signing of the federal employer tax credit for hiring veterans, the government and employers are focused on getting our military men and women quickly integrated into the civilian workforce. 

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