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Make It Work: How To Write A Cover Letter That Doesn’t Suck

Make It Work: How To Write A Cover Letter That Doesn't Suck
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The job application process is kind of the worst. Looking for jobs is a nightmare and half, and then when you finally find something that you want to apply to, you have to do the thing that everyone hates so very much — the cover letter. Cover letters feel like the worst kind of writing, a way to sell yourself without coming off as needy or desperate, but they’re necessary, and very important. Resumes are usually a requirement, but the cover letter is where you’ve got to shine! Here are some tips for writing a cover letter that grabs a potential employer’s attention and gets you one step closer to landing an interview… Keep reading »

Guy Secretly Films Wife’s Salt-N-Pepa Car Karaoke, Hilarity Ensues

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Adorable!

Don’t even try to pretend you’ve never partaken in the glorious ritual that is car karaoke. As a carless city dweller, not a day goes by when I don’t miss the energy-burning alone time that is belting into the steering wheel during a traffic jam. What makes it so sacred, of course, is the fact that nobody else will ever see what happens behind those tinted windows. Unfortunately for this woman who got lost in her kickass rendition of Salt-N-Pepa’s “None of Your Business,” her husband broke the fourth wall and filmed the whole thing. Something tells me she’ll be able to forgive him now that the whole internet thinks she’s as adorable as he does! As he put it alongside the video’s YouTube post:

“My wife is THE most beautiful human being I know and I absolutely adore the moments I get to watch her being herself. Don’t be shy people, say you love your loved ones, treasure the little moments and don’t worry if people are judging you!”

I will take that as full permission to sing all the Salt-N-Pepa I want in the shower, no matter what those judgy judgers think. [People]

Are Women The New Face Of Marijuana Use?

Are Women The New Face Of Marijuana Use?

What comes to mind when you picture someone who uses marijuana? For many it’s the stereotypical image of a lazy, spacey, and possibly dirty stoner who listens to The Grateful Dead, prefers hemp as their jewelry of choice, and is always good for a laugh or two. Recently, however, mainstream publications like Vogue, Elle and The New York Times are doing their best to challenge these tired assumptions as they introduce readers to the “new” wave of pot enthusiasts. And if Elle.com’s foray into the wild world of weed is any indication, it’s all about women. Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The End Zone: Is It A Quarterback’s Fault If He Keeps Getting Sacked?

The End Zone: Is It A Quarterback’s Fault If He Keeps Getting Sacked?

The big story of Monday Night Football was, of course, the tale of butt fumble redemption: Mark Sanchez’s first start in almost two years, this time as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, as they dominated the Carolina Panthers 45-21. The second most talked about story? Just how bad Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked in this game – as he has most of the season – after being sacked a record nine times. But while win-loss records are hard to argue against, if we’re really looking at Newton’s viability as a starting QB, there’s a bigger factor consider here: the unbearable lightness of the Panthers’ offensive line. Keep reading »

On The Abuse And Sexual Assault Allegations Against Oprah’s Book Club Author Gregory Sherl

This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such a young writer (Sherl is only 29). Any other author would be ecstatic, but instead, Sherl seems to be ensconced a self-imposed exile, riding out a storm of abuse, coercion and sexual assault accusations from numerous women. Keep reading »

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