• Chocolate Consultant or Chocolate Taster?
    Chocolate has been linked to some of the "feel good" chemicals in our brains, so professional chocolate tasters and entrepreneurial chocolate consultants must be some of the happiest people on the planet. Their dentists must be getting rich, too.
  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
    Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
  • Saving the World, One Ventriloquist Act at a Time
    Meet Nancy Burks Worcester, a professional ventriloquist. People often tell her, "You have the best job in the world!" and she thinks they are right.
  • Quora Question of the Week: 10 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You
    Every week, we scour Quora to provide readers with a question to pique your professional curiosity and expand your vocational knowledge. This week, we turn to the all-too-familiar question, "What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you were starting out?"
  • How Lawyers Bill

    How Lawyers Bill

    Whether you want to work as a lawyer, work for lawyers, or are considering hiring a lawyer, it is good to understand the facts behind how lawyers bill.

  • 3 Business Lessons From an 11-Year-Old Bow-Tie Mogul

    Moziah Bridges has spent a fifth of his life preparing to become a major figure in the fashion world. What makes that even more impressive is that he's only 11 years old.

  • Sqeeqee: Turning Social Networking Into Dollars and Cents
    Do you have a large social media following and wonder how you can make a few bucks off of your social influence? Well, one company claims to help you do just that. Sqeeqee (pronounced "squeaky") is a new social networking platform that provides a way for its users to monetize their social media sites through shared ad revenues.
  • What's Trending on Twitter: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia
    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia. Read on to find out how these trending hashtags relate to standing up for a cause, being fearless in your life and career, and why privacy settings on social media are crucial.
  • Stop Procrastinating! (Right After You Read This Post)

    Don't wait until tomorrow to implement this Jerry Seinfeld's foolproof way to end procrastination.

  • 3 Professional Mermaids' Tales

    If you are looking for a job, love to swim, and can hold your breath for a long time, you may be able to find work as a mermaid.

  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives
    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
  • 5 Things 20-Year-Olds Need to Know Right Now

    The upside of getting older is that it gives you the opportunity to grumble a lot about the younger generation. But in between all the griping about changing technology, manners, and morals, there are occasionally a few pieces of good advice.

  • 7 Top Cities for Startups [Infographic]
    Looking for an affordable startup scene? Consider packing up and moving to Austin, Texas, which topped a recent ranking of the hottest startup scenes in the U.S.
  • Your Knight in Shining Armor: 3 Lessons in Success from Sir Richard Branson
    If any one person comes to mind when someone says "serial entrepreneur," it's Sir Richard Branson. Even his name sounds fancy and successful, right? So, how does a drop-out with a learning disability become one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs to grace this planet (and maybe others)? Take a seat and fasten your seat belt ... it's time for takeoff.
  • Self-Employed Workers Less Likely to Score Corporate Gigs

    Recent research indicates that hiring managers at companies prefer candidates with corporate experience to those who have worked for themselves.

  • Beer Is Great for Business
    Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
  • 3 Simple Ways to Network Effectively on Social Media
    When you're at a networking event, does your heart start racing when it's time to introduce yourself to complete strangers? Don’t worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a neat little networking tool called social media that enables you to, literally, make connections from the comfort of your own home. So, leave on those pajamas, don't bother brushing your hair, and simply turn on your computer ... it's time to schmooze, people!
  • 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Stay the Course
    Growing a business takes time and patience. Don't be tempted to make rash decisions that may be detrimental in the long run.
  • Why We're Seeing So Many Entrepreneurs Aged 40+

    Would it surprise you to learn that there are twice as many entrepreneurs over the age of 50 as there are under 25? In a recent post on HBR blog network, Whitney Johnson explains why we're seeing more small business owners aged 40 and above.

  • Could You Own the Cowboys?
    Fancy yourself a future NFL owner? If your bank account is bursting and your timing is right, you just might be able to crack the close quarters of the ownership fraternity. How much cash are we talking? Based on Forbes.com’s list of team values, a billion should get you in the ballpark.