The Rules of Gender Bending

I invited a male client out for a lunch to talk about business (I’m a woman) but the waiter gave him the bill, which he insisted on...

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When you’re not just “The Wife”

My husband and I had a recent debate about whether to admit to the clients that we were married and not just colleagues. This might sound...

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Top 10 Improv Tips to Combat FEAR in Every Day Life

Improv is the dumbest thing you will ever do, and also the coolest thing you will ever do. There is nothing like walking onto a...

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Makeup Lesson: Tips to Achieve Your Best Look

Tonya Riner is a professional makeup artist and a Principal Partner at Beauty For Real. Her long list of celebrity clients includes Heidi...

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Recruited—How I Got Into the CIA

Everyone wants to know, “How do you get hired to work for the CIA?”  I remember looking at a large pile of resumes—there were...

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Elegant Dining Etiquette

If you were a professional athlete you’d have to train every day. If you were a concert cellist you’d have to practice for...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor—Small Decisions are Big Decisions

It was the worst kind of attack in an area of Baghdad teeming with terrorists.  After leaving the meeting and driving half-way down the...

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Interview: Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker

Xaviera Hollander is a truly fascinating woman. She was born in Indonesia, of German and Dutch parents and speaks 6 languages.  She has...

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