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The Blot Aims for Intersection of Sex and Scandal

The origins of The Blot, a new digital magazine that officially launched last week out of modest Manhattan digs, is so far what’s most fascinating about the site. From Dan Orlando’s New York Business Journal piece:

“The project was inspired by a friend,” said publisher and editor-in-chief Neil St. Clair, “who had been wronged in the press many years ago, and found, that despite all her efforts, she couldn’t be made whole.”

St. Clair, who spent time as a YNN and NY1 television reporter, continued that “there was no verified platform to tell her side of the story. [Alex Geana and I] set out to create one that would give people a chance to be heard.”

The site appears so far to be a mix of bylined and unbylined items. St. Clair told Orlando there is one silent investor currently on board and that The Blot hopes to add $750,000 of funding in the coming year.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.