- Good Housekeeping | Vitality | Tue, Apr 17, 2012 11:04 AM EDT | Comments
This month marks the arrival of Crystal McCrary's new book Inspiration, a collection of first-person essays by black women who are changing the world, one remarkable story at a time. Here, in her own words, McCrary shares the far-reaching impact of their influence, and the top 10 lessons she learned from female powerhouses, including a singer, an environmental strategist, a journalist, an international diplomat, and more.
Author Cystal McCrary
1. Be open to the excellence and inspiration around you....Read More »
Appointed by President Barack Obama as the first African-American woman Ambassador to the Bahamas, Nicole Avant shared a story about her godfather, the legendary music producer Quincy Jones. She talked about being home with him one night watching him write on dozens of pieces of paper, then ball them up and throw them away. She said he must have thrown over a hundred pieces of paper away. Finally, Nicole asked him what he was doing and he said, "Working on this new album for Michael Jackson called Thriller
- Woman S Day | Vitality | Wed, Apr 18, 2012 5:47 PM EDT | CommentsBy Joy Bauer, RD
Q: I can't find the time to cook so I mostly eat packaged foods. How can I eat better?
Check out these snacks under 100 calories.
Q: Which salad dressings are the healthiest? Or should I just use plain oil and vinegar?...Read More »
- The Editors Of Prevention | Healthy Living | Wed, Apr 18, 2012 1:06 PM EDT | Comments"When we're young, we think we're invincible," says Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. "But we're not." And increasingly, diseases we commonly associate with people in their 60s and 70s are hitting two, three, or even four decades earlier. Why? Better screening and early detection are part of the picture, but lifestyle factors such as poor diet and the fact that we're living more sedentary lives are to blame as well. Here, 7 diseases you can do something about today--to make sure you feel better, longer.
And what you can do now to delay--or prevent--problems later
Typical age of diagnosis: 50s and beyond
But it can hit as early as: Late teens and early twenties
What you can do now: Steer clear of tanning salons--even occasional trips to the tanning bed can triple your chances of developing melanoma, according to the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Avoiding the sun altogether is next to impossible, so use a daily moisturizer with at least SPF 15--but many expert...Read More »
- Forbeswoman | Vitality | Wed, Apr 18, 2012 1:49 PM EDT | Comments
By Kathy Caprino...Read More »
As a career coach and a career reinventer myself, I can confidently say that changing your career to something that is more suited to your values, needs, skills, and interests, is doable today, even in these tough economic times. But to switch careers effectively and achieve a positive outcome, you need four things: clarity, courage, confidence, and competence. Without these, you'll most likely struggle hard and fail. Further, there are core steps you must take to ensure you are emotionally, financially, and professionally ready for this next step and for the eight important stages that you'll undergo.
Step one to successful career change is to take off your rose-colored glasses, and get hip to your own trip about what you've created so far, and how you've potentially contributed to the challenges you face. Start to hold yourself more accountable than ever before for what's in front of you. If chucking your career is appealing, certainly explore career change, but ma
It took nearly two decades for first-year firefighter Shaun Mooney to achieve his dream job.Read More »