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AOL Posts First Year-Over-Year Growth in 8 Years

For AOL, the fourth quarter of 2012 was a solid one. According to its earnings report, the company posted year-over-year revenue growth for the first time in eight years. During 2011′s fourth quarter, AOL earned $22.8 million in net income, while last year it pulled in $35.7 million.

The reasons for the good close to 2012? AOL saw a 17 percent percent jump in its search business and a 31 percent bump in its third-party ad business.

Tim¬†Armstrong, CEO of AOL, was obviously pleased with the results. “AOL has strong momentum entering 2013 and is positioned to continue on our growth path by executing our strategy to build the next generation media and technology company,” he said, in a statement.

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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.