All right, this is just exceptional. Charles Dance, who plays the manipulative, three-steps-ahead-of-you schemer Tywin Lannister, has narrated a new BBC promo for the Sochi Olympics. Or maybe for a $400 million blockbuster movie, whichever.
So here's a conundrum: you're an aspiring Olympic luger, but there are no luge courses where you live. What do you do?
Lolo Jones has long been one of the rare Olympic athletes whose public profile has grown past the day of their competition. As a member of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic track and field team, Jones failed to medal in hurdles but maintained a high public profile, occasionally to the frustration of…
Lindsey Vonn failed to finish a downhill race at Val d'Isere, France, on Saturday after her surgically repaired right knee "completely gave out," but insists she's no more injured than she was before the race. Vonn believes she is still on track for success at Sochi, though she indicated she…
Lindsey Vonn's recovery from a catastrophic knee injury suffered in February has been nothing short of amazing. How amazing, you ask? Last year, Adrian Peterson suffered a similar injury and made a highly-celebrated return to the NFL just 226 days afterward. Vonn beat him by 50 days.
Tom Daley, a British diver who won bronze at the London Olympic Games in 2012, has become the latest athlete to publicly declare his sexual orientation.
When a photographer in the middle of a shoot saw that a young man was on one knee about to propose to his girlfriend, she quickly snapped a photo. She posted the photo on Facebook hoping to get it to the couple and it went viral.
LONDON —The Olympic Park is where over 200,000 fans per day watch events, buy London Games gear and do a lot of walking. But it's also where many fans attempt to swap their tickets for others, usually to watch their nation of choice battle for a medal (or because their nation of choice fell …
LONDON – Move over Carl Lewis. Usain Bolt has chased down legendary status.
In fewer than 24 hours, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake could be a gold medalist in the 200-meter sprint, if he can find a way to top Usain Bolt. Yet Blake's wrist might get much more attention from the International Olympic Committee than Bolt's entire body thanks to something Blake wore duri…
While Michael Phelps was making noise in the pool during the London Games, the most successful Olympian of all time kept details of his personal life quiet.
During the primetime broadcast of the women's gymnastics all-around final, cameras showed Russian gymnast Victoria Komova spraying down the bar with a liquid. Was it a super-secret concoction cooked up by Cold War scientists to help Russian women fly around the bars and earn top scores?
How do photographers get those breathtaking underwater shots of swimmers? It takes $30,000 worth of equipment, a Scuba certification and lots of patience.
Ladies, if you had your heart set on catching Ryan Lochte's eye, you may need to reevaluate your strategy for landing the biggest catch at the London Olympics.
Up for debate, is whether having the most medals also makes Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever.
It's not the value of the medal itself that will require a separate line on this years tax returns, it's the tax on the prize money that comes with a gold, silver or bronze.
In a buyer's (and increasingly picky buyer's) market, you may be
tempted to throw all your skills on the résumé, praying that the
sheer variety of your experiences will overwhelm an employer.
You're up to date on the latest job-search ideas, right? You're
responding to posted job ads. You're crafting smart and incisive
cover letters to accompany your résumé on its travels. You're
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Here are a half-dozen essential tips for landing the right job
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Exit interviews are among the last items on your to-do list as
you leave a job. Though you might be itching to just finish the job
already and say "sayonara" to a micromanaging boss or a position
you've outgrown, human-resources managers appreciate it when
employees take the time to give a t…
While you're finishing your holiday shopping list, make sure you
start looking for what you really need: a new job.
While much of the economy falters, the health-care sector
remains hot. Why? According to George Rainer, vice president of
human resources for Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.,
"health care isn't completely recession-proof, but it's certainly
more so than other industries. People…
We've heard it a hundred times: Networking is essential for job
seekers. However, most of the rules of non-job-search networking
simply don't apply when our networking is focused on getting a new
Fuel prices are up. Food prices, too. And don't forget
foreclosures. The United States is still at war and unemployment
has reached 5.5 percent. It's the real-life equivalent of "Lions
and tigers and bears!" But, oh my, does a job seeker really have to
think the worst is yet to come — if it …
Careers start out as a climbing exercise: When can I get
promoted? How can I get a raise? What job will be more challenging
than my current one?
It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already
employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to
you —that you're never left without a job and possibilities for
your next opportunity?
If you have at least 10 years of experience in a particular
field, job-hunting in the current market presents a special
KABUL, Afghanistan — Eleven-year old Gulsoma was in a heap in
front of her father-in-law. He told her that if she didn't find a
missing watch by the next morning he would kill her. He almost had