Candice Reed

Candice Reed
Candice Reed, a San Diego native, has been earning a paycheck as a writer for 20 years. Before realizing she was supposed to be a journalist, she was an insurance salesperson, a funeral director, a singing/dancing waitress and an ice-cream binging weight-loss counselor. Currently, she is a freelance journalist writing financial news for credit unions, dabbles in copywriting and speechwriting, and is a PR wonk for nonprofits. Reed was once a ghostwriter for a former president, which she really can't talk about. Besides contributing to the San Diego Reader, Reed has published more than 5000 business features, personal essays and travel articles in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 she cowrote a nonfiction book: Thank You for Firing Me, which was published by Sterling, earning her a seat on the couch at Fox & Friends.

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One of the largest collections of tequila bottles in the world

Bali Hai Restaurant Five-dollar Progressive Mai Tais — add $1 every hour. Best of luck finding a better view of the San Diego skyline. You’ll sit next to yachters, boat builders, and tourists while slowly ...

It's going to be terrible

It’s not college, Mom, it’s rehab.

I'm not going to sleep for a week. I'll throw up and have the shakes.

A life others only dream about

The 30 percent who love their job.

Work is a real four-letter word to a lot of people. Proving this fact is Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study, showing that “70 percent of those who participated described themselves as ‘disengaged’ ...

Are you ready for a football job?

Score a career in America’s favorite sport

Even if you’re too skinny or the wrong sex to make it as a linebacker in the NFL you can still have a career in football. With a background in everything from public relations to ...

Back (pain) to work

Demand for chiropractors and massage therapists is on the rise

Everyone it seems has had a bad back at some point in their lives. Athletes limp off the field, dancers fall off the stage, and office workers sit on their butts all day. Bad backs ...

San Diego at the forefront of a hot job market

Biomedical engineer is the hot job for the next five years or so, but what type of degree does it take? More importantly, what the heck is a biomedical engineer? “Biomedical engineering brings together a ...

Booze, breasts, and camera creeps

Despite a scare, it's back to BYOB at the Over The Line tournament.

Within the first 10 minutes of my arrival at the Over-The-Line tournament, a fat, hairy, middle-aged man wearing swim trunks and a holster crammed with six Budweiser’s, carrying a camera fitted with a zoom lens ...

The GOOOOOOOOOOAL

....is a job in soccer

You don’t have to be David Beckham to have a career in the world of soccer If being the soccer player your parents told you you would be didn’t quite pan out, there are plenty ...

Fit for a job in fitness?

The industry continues to grow

Patty Markham of Huntington Beach lost 100 pounds in a year by working out. She trained at a Crossfit gym, ran on the beach, and practiced yoga three times a week. When she lost her ...

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