Listen More Than You Talk: Advice from a Networking Guru

For some, the idea of networking conjures images of digging through your bag for a crumpled business card or going in for an awkward handshake. But before you flake on that industry happy hour, listen to the empowering wisdom of Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse, who reminds us that the rules of networking are the…

You Want to Retire, Right? It's Time You Developed a Savings Strategy

When it comes to saving money, it's often not a lack of ability that prevents us from getting started, but feeling unsure about where to start — a recent survey found that approximately 36 percent of workers have less than $1,000 in savings and investments. Yikes. But you don't have to be one of the 36 percent: use…

Ready to Buy a Home? Use this Infographic to Avoid a Stress Overload

Buying a home is about much more than finding a place to live. It symbolizes your square footage of the American Dream and the security that comes with it. While home ownership is a common goal — almost 67 percent of Americans owned their homes in 2010 — buying real estate is no small matter. Gathering information…

Ask Three Professionals How They Created Their Ideal Careers

Whether you've recently been thrust from the comforts of college into the harsh world of entry-level job listings, or you just woke up to the realization that life is too short to spend it working an unfulfilling job, finding a career that makes the most of your personal skills and satisfies your interests can be…

Here's How To Enjoy The Playoffs When Your Team's Season Is Over

When the Novocain of March Madness wears off, a significant portion of basketball fans will be left facing the painful reality that their pro team's season is over. Fear not, fans! Embracing a multitude of teams and narratives is now a perfectly acceptable alternative to the tribalism of yesteryear. If your team is on…

A Valentine's Day Playbook For The Multitasking Basketball Fan

Are you one of those long-term-relationship guys with delusions of Valentine's Day laziness? Do thoughts like, "She regularly sees me in my laundry-day underwear; the romance is gone," or, "A night of leftover takeout and a Breaking Bad marathon is romantic" float through your brain? Well, you're wrong. Despite the…

10 Ways Diehards Can Help Basketball Rookies Appreciate The Game

I'm a New York City transplant by way of Massachusetts, so sometimes I join a diehard group of New Englanders at a local bar to watch a game. Normally, it's a good time. Until, that is, the "casual fan friend" shows up. You know the type — they can't tell the difference between the mid-court circle and the charity…

An Illustrated Guide to Hosting a Non-Sucky Football-Watching Party

When it comes to hosting game-day parties, you have two options. You can go the jayvee route, where people sit around a cramped living room watching one TV that may or may not be showing an entertaining game, eating boring food and generally wishing that they had stayed home. The hosts of such parties get an…

Ask Two Fantasy Experts How to Perfect Your Week 14 Lineup [Updated]

[Update: comments are now closed.] Micah James here with my colleague Russell S. Baxter, and we, along with State Farm, want to welcome you to Week 14! At this point, you probably have a good idea of whether your fantasy team has made the league’s playoffs or not. We’re guessing that if you’re here today it is…

It's Lucky Week 13, So Here's Some Help For Your Fantasy Team

[Update: comments are now closed.] Fantasy football owners, it's win-or-go-home time. Week 13 might be your last shot to make the playoffs. To help you get closer to that goal, I, Micah James, the Fantasy Football MagicMan, am here in the comments, along with Russell S. Baxter, the Pro Football Guru, to help you…