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Jul 22nd 2011 3:22PM I hate to break the news to the writer of this article, but Folly Beach has been a very well known destination tourist attraction in the Charleston area for a long, long time. In other words, it is far from "unknown." Next, perhaps the writer can discover cornbread in the South.
May 4th 2011 2:22PM Avoid buffets, period. The food is almost always overcooked and sanitation is non-existent. Just watch buffet goers go at it. They wrap their sneeze-sprayed hands around a serving spoon and then drop it into the tray of food so that the next buffet user shares their germs. One person once told of watching a kid lick a serving spoon and then place it back in the tray. And then there are those folks who touch certain food items with their bare, unwashed hands. The only reason for choosing a buffet is price. I'd rather pay more for better, cleaner food. Otherwise, I'll stay home.
Sep 5th 2010 7:25PM Why take the chance? Are some women so addicted to wine that they can't abstain for 9 months just to be extra sure they don't harm their babies? Sounds like a problem to me, especially if the baby turns out to have problems. Imagine the guilt.
Jun 29th 2010 4:02PM I'm a retired vice president and I've looked at a lot of resumés and I don't think a cookie cutter approach works, whether eschewing "objectives" or embracing "summaries." I think much depends on the organization and/or person receiving the resumé. A highly creative organization, say in media, might value something artsy that a more buttoned-downed organization would deem a waste of time. The point is, different organizations are looking for different things so you can't use the same approach for all of them. Consequently, Rule One for job seekers should be to study the would-be employer and the vacancy he's trying to fill and make your resumé fit his needs. To me, the only hard-and-fast rule is that your resumé, whatever its style, should tell the prospective employer what he or she needs to know about you and it should do so in a smooth, compelling, effective manner from education to job experience to accomplishments. I prefer what might be called the narrative approach, meaning resumés that are short on bullets and lists and long on smoothly flowing, tightly written prose. I'm with those who are none too big on "objectives" but I do think within reason an applicant's objectives can be important for employers to consider. For example, if I am trying to develop reporters so that they become editors, an applicant for a reporting job who lists becoming an editor as an objective would get points with me. Again, you can't overgeneralize, you can't use a rigid set of rules when trying to pitch your services to a prospective employer. A resumé is, after all, a marketing device and the first rule of marketing is to gauge your audience and then develop an appropriate message to persaude it.
One final point: Back when I was in the business of recruiting people the major turnoffs for me were resumés that were obviously inflated with a lot of b.s. and resumés that were so slick they were almost certainly prepared by a third party. I'm not sure I can fully defend those prejudices but then again if I'm doing the hiring I don't have to defend them, do I?
Jun 29th 2010 9:43AM Dog cages, though not necessarily desirable for a people-loving pooch, are not cruel to them if used properly. Dogs are den animals, so a good, well ventilated, properly equipped crate is consistent with their nature. In fact, a crate can make a dog feel more secure. Of course, dogs don't stay in dens 24/7 so they shouldn't be confined to crates for extensive periods either. They are social animals and they need companionship as well as exercise.
Apr 5th 2010 12:08PM While the threats against Erin Andrews are wrong and disturbing, and while women certainly have a right to work in media, it nevertheless boggles to mind to think that this woman has put herself and her body on such public display in the aftermath of her earlier "horror story." You'd think that more attention is the last thing she would want right now. What's more, Ms. Andrews is supposed to be a sports JOURNALIST, not an entertainer and there really is a difference. I agree that she seems sadly addicted, at least a little, to fame. A lot of television "journalists" suffer from that affliction, I'm afraid.
Mar 15th 2010 1:23PM Pit Bull phobia is way overdone. With a good owner and proper care, pit bulls are no more menacing than any other dog. The reason they are so often involved in ugly fights is that they have big, loving hearts and will thus do anything their owner desires. So if the owner desires an attack dog, so be it. The lady in the park was wrong to hit the pit bull but the pit bull's owner was wrong to allow his dog to frighten others, regardless of the merits of their fear. The truth is, had the pit bull been the kind of killer dog the woman obviously feared, the woman would most likely be missing a few limbs or at least sporting a few stitches.
Dec 12th 2009 11:56AM While we all detest rude, power-hungry flight attendants, the writer of this article makes the report somewhat suspicious by using the sexist, antiquated term "stewardess" in the second paragraph of her story. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
Nov 5th 2009 12:42PM When will the entertainment press quit taking junkets and then writing about then in gee whiz style? Does anyone think the writer of this puff piece was the slightest bit objective? Legitimate journalists have been fighting for years to rid themselves of their unprofessonal, freeloader image but, alas, it is clearly a war yet to be won.
Oct 30th 2009 9:11PM Truffles are not to be confused with mere truffle oil nor with chocolate truffles. The real thing is the fungus itself, usually served in a really nice and highly expensive sauce sold at high-end restaurants. My wife hates mushrooms but for reasons probably having to do with price has long loved any kind of truffle sauce. Go figure.