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Cynthia Boris

Cynthia Boris

Cynthia Boris is a freelance writer who specializes in small business marketing, social media, technology and entertainment. She watches more TV than any two average people and credits it with teaching her how to survive a zombie attack and choose the perfect wedding dress.

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Most Recent Posts by Cynthia Boris
  • 5 Business Lessons from Big Brother

    Big Brother is back on CBS for the 15th installment of the popular reality game show. 16 new houseguests signed up to live in close quarters with cameras watching their every move all in hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize.
  • AOL Anchor Auditions: Live Job Interview In Front of 1 Million People

    TV personalities always have to audition for a job but they don't usually have to do it live, in front of an audience of one million. But that's what hopefuls had to do last week if they wanted a chance at becoming the next AOL Live news anchor.
  • Rizzoli and Isles: Working Hard for the Money

    TNT's popular detective series Rizzoli & Isles is back with new crimes, crazy crooks and more family drama than ever before. How do the salaries of real life detectives and medical examiners stack up against the salaries of those who play them on television?
  • Does Someone Have to Go: Personal Feelings Trump Business Decisions

    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, the employees of True Home Value were faced with three tough decisions including whether or not to fire an employee with a drinking problem. This week, three employees had to stand in front of their peers and plead to keep their jobs. Time to see how it all turned out.
  • Creative Careers: Interview with Film Makeup Artist Patty Bell

    Patty Bell has been working as a film and TV makeup artist for the past 20 years. She's working on TV commercials, films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Perks of Being a Wallflower and she works extensively with sports programs such as NFL on Fox.
  • Cool Jobs on TV: Randy to the Rescue

    A woman's wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of her life but the months leading up to that day can be the most stressful. Picking a date, sending out invitations, booking the venue, hiring a caterer; you could have a full-time staff and not get it all done. Then, there's the biggest decision of them all, choosing the right wedding dress.
  • Does Someone Have To Go: When Alcohol and Medical Problems Impact Work

    The Fox TV show Does Someone Have to Go broke new ground this week with their visit to True Home Value in Saint Louis. Larry Smith bought the mom and pop biz eight years ago and at first the business showed tremendous growth. The company sells large home improvement projects such as decks and new windows and they do it with a team of canvassers on the ground and telemarketers in the office.
  • The Big Brain Theory: Follow-Through Beats Creativity in the Final Round

    In the finale episode of the Discovery series The Big Brain Theory, the final two contestants, Amy and Corey, were tasked with building a short bridge. Since that concept is a little too easy for genius engineers, there were a couple of twists.
  • Ed Hardy Says a Bad Celebrity Endorsement Cost Him His Business

    Branding and brand reputation is a huge part of any business, but it's even more important when your name is the brand. Take tattoo artist Ed Hardy, who in 2003 agreed to license a few of his designs to a t-shirt manufacturer. He had never thought of going into the fashion business, but the opportunity arose, so he thought, why not try it?
  • The Legend of Steven Spielberg and the Misunderstood Production Assistant

    Everyone is familiar with the work of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg. But did you know that he got his start in the movie business by pretending to work at Universal Studios? According to a 1969 interview, Steven gained access to the famed lot by dressing in a suit and walking past the guards as if he belonged there. After a few days of this, he found an empty bungalow (an old dressing room that had been turned into an office), had the switchboard turn on his phone then started work on his first movie. He stayed there for two years before anyone realized he didn't actually work for the studio.

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