Erin McKenna

When Erin McKenna decided to opened a specialty bakery in 2005, she little baking experience and had never run a business. B…

  • Hy Goldman turns 100 this weekend (Photo provided by Hy Goldman)

    In today's fast-paced world, changing jobs multiple times throughout your career is the norm, and job-hopping is only becoming more frequent. According to a 2012 survey, the majority of Generation Y workers move on to a new gig an average of once every two years. Getting the under-30 set to wrap their heads around staying with one company for 5 or 10 years is tough enough … so how about 72 years? That's the milestone a 99-year-old New Jersey man hit recently.

    This summer, Hy Goldman, a World War II Army vet, marked his 72nd anniversary working for the family-owned lighting retailer Capitol Lighting. Though his first job was chopping ice before school for the local "ice guy" when he was just 14, Goldman took a position selling goods as well as stocking and cleaning displays in 1941 at Capitol Lighting's first store, in Newark, New Jersey, at age 27, and has been with the company ever since. More than seven decades later, Goldman is still going strong, working at Capitol's East Hanover, N

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  • Expert Career Tips

    Expert Career Tips

    The 10 rarely-discussed-but-totally-essential career skills they don't teach in business school-and expert advice on how to nail them.

    By Lea Goldman

    1. Score face time with the office big shot.


    "Don't underestimate flattery," says Ivanka Trump, the Celebrity Apprentice star and executive vice president of The Trump Organization. Attend speeches or panel discussions featuring your more senior executive, then follow up with an e-mail, which may open up a dialogue, Trump advises. Also prove you're worth her time by cultivating an air of diligence-show up early, stay late, and volunteer for the scut work everybody passes off. "Stand out by taking ownership over things that aren't being done," says Trump. "It's less about showing people how smart you are and more about taking initiative and making the system work."

    Related: 5 Secrets of the Highest-Paid Women

    2. Hang with the boss in the stadium luxury suite.

    Rule #1: Dress like you belong there. For weeknight game

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  • At a cocktail party, you probably wouldn't approach someone you didn't know and ask for a job recommendation. You have to build relationships in life, and the same is generally true for your LinkedIn® network, says David Horen, project coordinator on the Phoenix Career Services™ team.

    "Using LinkedIn comes down to common sense," notes Horen, a former LinkedIn staffer. "People should be professional and treat their interactions online similarly to how they would behave in person."

    Here are five tips for proper LinkedIn etiquette:

    1. Connect with people you know.

    The networking site is designed for people to interact with those they already know. "You shouldn't have a bunch of people in your list of connections that you have never met," says Kathryn Scahill, career coach for Phoenix Career Services.

    If you try to connect with strangers too frequently, they may report you to LinkedIn support, which may notify you that your account has been restricted. Then, when you try to reach out, Horen say

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  • By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster

    The Devil Wears Prada

    There's one thing pretty much everyone working in fashion has in common: At one time or another, they weren't working in fashion. When you're an outsider, one of the industry's greatest mysteries is exactly how the most successful people got to where they are.

    Related: How to Get a New Look: 8 Easy Ways To Shake Up Your Style

    A little piece of this mystery might have just been solved, courtesy of fashion muse Rita Ora's longtime stateside stylist, Jason Rembert.

    At only 25 years old, Rembert has styled the likes of Ora, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Palermo, Keri Hilson, and many more, and here's the most amazing part: He did it all in only five years, after making a decision at 20 years old to drop out of college (where he was pursuing a degree in mathematics) and start pursuing his dream of a career in fashion.

    Related: Kim Kardashian Makes Her First Post-Baby Public Appearance

    We sat down with Rembert-who paid his dues interning at Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and W-to hea

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  • Candice, wearing her wedding dress (Photo courtesy of Candice)

    A bride whose wedding dress had been stolen got the surprise of her life when a 911 dispatcher stepped in — and saved her wedding day.

    More on Yahoo! Shine: Man Finds $6,900 in a Parking Lot — Here's What He Does With It

    Last Sunday, a Washington-based bride-to-be (her name was withheld for privacy) was inside her home on the morning of her wedding, preparing for the ceremony, when someone broke into her car and stole her wedding dress, among other belongings. 

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    The Good Deed John Stamos Didn’t Want You to Know About

    Panicked, the woman called 911 to report the crime, and Candice (she declined to provide her last name), a dispatcher at Valley Communications, the local 911 center, answered the call. “We deal with theft calls every day, but this one really touched me,” Candice, 28, told Yahoo! Shine. “I handled the situation as I normally would, but inside, I really sympathized. I couldn’t imagine someone stealing my wedding dress. All I kept thinking was, ‘I have a weddin

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