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From Kennedys to (Rat) Kings: 7 New Releases with a Twist

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This week’s list of new releases is one of the most diverse book suggestions we’ve given so far— full of bold writing and interesting topics.  Some of these are new to print and others are re-issues, re-tellings and new translations. MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews returns with a new book on Bobby Kennedy; Wicked author Gregory Macguire invites readers to explore another twist on an old tale; Kate White’s beloved Bailey Weggins reappears; and the first novel from Madagascar has been translated into English. Grab a handful of Halloween candy and treat yourself to one of these new reads. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, Chris Matthews The Kennedys have been in the news recently, with the last of the files on…

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The Return of Bailey Weggins: Author Kate White Talks About Her Latest Book, ‘Even If It Kills Her’

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Bailey Weggins is not your typical heroine. She started out as a writer for a major women’s magazine, before becoming an amateur sleuth with a brief moment of work for a celebrity gossip publication, and then turned true crime journalist. But rather than being the tortured lead character who often thinks that the people she loves would be better off without her in their lives, Bailey is actually relatable: sometimes she makes mistakes, but she tries to put them right; she has good relationships, and people she loves. She’s smart, bold, and pretty gutsy – a character that we can not only relate to, but want to read about. Similarly, the author of the Bailey Weggins Mystery Series, Kate White,…

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The Secret to Boosting Your Personal Brand

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We all know about elevator pitches but could you boil your personal brand down to three powerful, essential words? By knowing who you are, what you do better than anyone else and being true to that vision you can align yourself for success.   What three words make up your personal brand? Share in the comments below.   This post first appeared on April 20, 2015

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Kate White: What phrase must you strike from your vocabulary?

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There is one phrase, five little words, that you must immediately strike from your vocabulary if you want to lead. It’s so innocuous it will probably surprise you, but getting into the habit of not saying it can build your confidence, your decision-making ability and increase respect of your subordinates. What is it? The answer is revealed in the video.   What phrase have you stricken from your vocabulary? Share in the comments.

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Kate White on handling problem employees

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Every manager dreads having to fire an employee—it’s a decision that can have lasting repercussions on both your lives. But what to do when you have someone who just doesn’t seem to get it no matter how many discussions and directives are shared? Here’s a surprising tip that can work to the mutual benefit of both of you.   How do you deal with a problem person on your staff? Share your answer in the comments.

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I’ll have a peanut butter and pickle sandwich, please!

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From a cyanide-laced cocktail to a soothing cup of teeth and a biscuit (the British kind, of course) after a long day at the office, food, drink, and crime fiction are intertwined. Miss Marple, one of the genre’s most recognizable heroines, is estimated to have consumed a whopping 143 cups of tea over the course of 12 Agatha Christie novels and 20 short stories. This is just one of the delicious factoids you can learn in The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, edited by Kate White, and featuring a selection of dishes—and drinks—from some of the biggest names in the mystery world. And if that doesn’t quell your appetite, be sure to check out Cooking with Crimespree, edited by Jon…

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Is your body language undermining your success?

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Have you ever wondered what sort of silent messages you might be sending when you meet with others? Carefully choosing your words isn’t enough if what you say is undermined by twitchy behaviors that broadcast nervousness or a lack of confidence. Here are some tips to help polish your personal presentation — including a little something from George Clooney’s wife.   What body language do you notice during business meetings? Do you need advice on how to control your own body language? Let us know in the comments.

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Kate White on the one meeting new bosses shouldn’t have

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There’s a new sheriff in town — and it’s YOU. How do you get off on a the right foot with your new reports? What can you do to make a good impression while also learning what really goes on in your new office? It might surprise you that the very thing most new managers do is the one you should avoid. What is it? Find out below.   What helped you when you began a new position? Share in the comments below.

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Kate White on the two kinds of mentors you should have

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I don’t have to tell you that you need mentors in your career. When polled, almost all career women say they recognize the value of this. I want to share some research reported in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent study men are more likely to be promoted through a mentor than women are. Why is that? In this video I describe two specific kinds of mentors that you may not be aware that you should have. After you watch it, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.  

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Listen to Kate White — doing your job well isn’t enough

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We’re over the moon—a rock star has arrived at BookTrib. Kate White, the woman who helped make Cosmopolitan magazine into the bestselling publication in America—and then built it into an international phenomenon—will be dispensing her career wisdom (with a healthy dash of wit) each week right here. Excited to see what we’re talking about? Then check out White’s video about the career mistake you didn’t even know you were making:   In her trademark style, White has followed her 14 years as editor-in-chief at Cosmo by reinventing herself as a bestselling author. Her career guide, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve is loaded with witty, wise…

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