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June 2011

Articles From Emmie Scott in June
Thursday Jun 30, 2011 25:00 PM ET
Oh good lord. It looks like Dems don't have the racy photo market cornered, as ardent southern Republican Joe Stagni has apparently gotten in on the action . . . in an effort to get some (more) action.
Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 45:00 PM ET
But whether or not it ruffles feathers, don't be afraid to eschew choosing between black and white and instead recognize that there are shades of gray in the world. So even if you have to fake belief until you feel it, or simply grin and bear the differences that surround you, the point is that you're trying, and that's what really counts.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 50:00 AM ET
I've recently given tips and tricks for circumventing the "extra expense" and "extra time" elements that go into making eating well an intimidating prospect. Now, I'd like to throw out some miscellaneous (excuse the pun...) food for thought: ways to get past your culinary prejudices and also make your good eatin' efforts even more effective.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 10:00 AM ET
It's important for your S.O. to have a likable personality and the ability to make a good impression, as anything positive they do reflects well on you.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 05:00 AM ET
As a celebration of the True Blood season four debut, I thought I'd ask Charlaine Harris to weigh in on my typical beat: her post-college experiences and things she wishes she had known in her twenties.
Friday Jun 24, 2011 10:00 PM ET
I was fortunate enough to interview Joan earlier this week, and after getting off the phone with this fabulous stage and screen star, I was still riding high on the passion and enthusiasm she exudes for both her career and her life. Read on for her advice on life, love, and the makings of a kickass career.
Thursday Jun 23, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Celebs have made craziness of all kinds an entertainment artform, but that doesn't mean any of it's acceptable in real life. Read on for a list of the types of ridiculous girls we love to watch and ways to avoid becoming them.
Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Knowing how to dress for work is almost as important as knowing how to do your job. Think I'm exaggerating?
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 30:00 AM ET
Last week I talked about how to ease the burdens of "extra shopping" and "extra planning" that go into eating well on a regular basis. This time around, I'd like to throw out some ways to make the "extra expense" portion look a little less intimidating.
Monday Jun 20, 2011 15:00 AM ET
In this market, it's imperative that no potential job seeker get stuck in a single groove - all of us need to be able to jump the groove, so to speak, and find ways to apply the self we know we are in new, probably nerve-wracking, and hopefully exciting ways.
Saturday Jun 18, 2011 05:00 PM ET
If, heaven forbid, you find yourself packing up your cube or office, don't panic - start thinking about your next moves. Financially, here are four factors to consider.
Thursday Jun 16, 2011 00:00 AM ET
While an audacious abode like the Spelling mansion is beyond most of the population, there's something to be said for making a life for yourself in your own place. Here are a few tips to take you from graduation to your first place (and beyond).
Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 50:00 PM ET
In a recent article, Steve Mariotti outlines 24 business concepts with which college grads should be familiar. (I'm sure I'll reference this piece again in the near future!) What I find interesting is that the first item on his...
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Getting involved with coworkers is an understandable choice - you share the same job pressures, probably have similar interests, and are face-to-face on a daily basis. But it's worth wondering: should two people in the same field really get into a romantic relationship?
Monday Jun 13, 2011 15:00 AM ET
While I think we all know that frozen meals and fast food aren't really what healthy diets are made of, we also suspect that eating well can be a real pain in the butt. Here are a few ways to make time for making good eats, because it's important for all of us to know it's really not that tough.
Monday Jun 13, 2011 00:00 AM ET
One thing that 12+ years in school teaches us is that deadlines are important. But deadlines change as we get older; and, whether personal or professional, know that all deadlines can be effectively met if you do a few things to set yourself up for success.
Friday Jun 10, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Huma Abedin, the wife of Congressman Anthony Weiner, has managed to stand stoically and strongly throughout this overly-publicized "Weinergate" ordeal - from revelation to denial to apology to aftermath. But what's most notable is where she's standing strong: and it's not behind her husband.
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 55:00 PM ET
While finding the time to read is one of the biggest obstacles I face when it comes to demolishing my directory of unread literature, the idea of spending a fortune on a book is one I just don't take well. So, I've discovered some ways to make my imagination and my wallet happy at the same time.
Wednesday Jun 8, 2011 30:00 PM ET
If you haven't been living under a rock, you may have heard about Vogue Italia's most recent cover controversy: instead of matchstick legs and lollipop heads decked in evening wear, the magazine's most prestigious photo position is taken up by a shot of three plus-size models in relatively tasteful, silk-and-lace lingerie.
Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 35:00 PM ET
When you're passed over, shot down, or just plain rejected, follow Ann Curry's fabulous example: use that negativity as fuel to move yourself forward and make yourself invaluable.
Monday Jun 6, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Women in business often don't know how to make femininity and authority mesh without coming off like someone's mother or the bitch-queen of the universe. Here are three of the most common mistakes women in positions of power make and how they can turn this self-sabotage into super-success.
Sunday Jun 5, 2011 59:27 PM ET
The idea that what we do for nine hours per day, especially if it's something we're not passionate about, should be allowed to define who we are is an absolutely miserable one, and one that I refuse to accept.
Friday Jun 3, 2011 35:00 PM ET
A large portion of the guys I knew in college were "frat stars" of the highest (or lowest?) degree, spending all their money and energy on alcohol, trying to look cool, and wooing girls up to their rooms.I'm not saying...
Thursday Jun 2, 2011 25:00 PM ET
I think we're all probably on information overload thanks to the myriad reports and accusations flying around about this recession that we are/have been in. But it doesn't do to dwell on past mistakes, so let's start thinking ahead about...
Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 05:00 PM ET
When I recently served on an alumni panel at my alma mater a few weeks back, I got bombarded with a lot of the questions I remember having myself just before I graduated. Happily, I've survived out of college for...

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