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Advice for Job Interviews

BALTIMORE - Lt. j.g. Max Murray, the Partnerships in Education coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, shakes hands with Cameron Faulkner-Walker during a mock interview at the Maritime Industries Academy in Baltimore, Md., April 29, 2010. “The sole purpose in doing this is to prepare high school students to integrate into a highly competitive job market or educational system,” said Murray. “In Baltimore we work with a diverse group that were are here to give them insight into the intricacies of finding a job verses finding a career.” U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell.

You may not be looking for work today, but there’s a chance that, at some time in your life, you will find yourself interviewing for a job. In order to help you prepare, we are currently developing a guide for “job seekers,” which will enable you to dazzle and stun your interviewer, should the occasion […]

How to Influence People

At The Flying News, we have a fairly significant body of experience trying to influence people. Most of this experience has been obtained by attempting to convince merchants to provide us with free doughnuts, and even though we have always failed in our attempts, we feel prepared to give (possibly) helpful advice on this moderately […]

How to Reinvent the Wheel

If you think about wheels as often as we at The Flying News do, you may have heard various—and perhaps even sundry—persons discuss the desirability of reinventing the wheel. And for some reason or other, such specimens usually refer to the reinvention of the wheel as not wholly desirable. But having nothing better to do […]

Postage Stamp Gardening

  How Much Can You Really Grow?   Now that spring has finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, your thoughts, if you reside in said hemisphere, have, no doubt, turned to the outdoors, and to outdoor activities. And ranking high in popularity among outdoor activities—higher, perhaps, than even such fashionable activities as outdoor doughnut eating, […]

What About Head Gaskets?

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Have you ever changed your head gasket? Have you ever even seen your head gasket? And how do you know if you even have a head gasket? While often overlooked, these are crucial questions which you should be asking yourself now (if you haven’t already). Let’s start with the basics. How do you know if […]

The Flying News: Suggested Uses

If you have been a devoted reader of The Flying News for any length of time, you may, in your spare moments, have caught yourself wondering something like this: “Why am I reading this stuff?” Well, really, that’s something to be kept between you and your psychologist. If, on the other hand, you’d like to […]

Organize Your Library!

If, like many Americans, you have books in your house, you may occasionally wonder how to organize them. You could, of course, just throw all your books on the floor, figuring that this is the most natural and organic sort of order for your book collection. The problem with this approach is that your books […]

Eat This—Not That

Eat This—Not That You may have noticed that quite a few books have been published lately about what to eat. Examples include Eat This, Not That, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and My Very First Book of Food. These sorts of publications make it evident even to the untrained eye that there is a very great need […]

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