- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, May 9, 2013 6:24 PM EDT | Comments
Mom changed your diapers, kissed your boo-boos, and said you could do anything you ever wanted. She instilled qualities, like humor, strength, and courage. She believed in you and ultimately has influenced your life and career. These four successful women say they are who they are because of dear Mom.
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Comedian Tig Notaro says her mom was a "wild person," doing anything to make her laugh. "I think that I definitely got her sensibility as far as comedy," explains Tig.
Lisa Leslie, a former WNBA player, says her mom was her first and is still her biggest role model. Even when kids would tease Lisa for being tall and skinny, Lisa says her mom would tell her, "Lisa, some people grow on the inside and some people grow on the outside, and we've been blessed enough to do both." Lisa's mom encouraged her to hold her head up high. Lisa says her mom worked to empower her to feel good about herself and be thankful.
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- Oprah.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, May 8, 2013 3:45 PM EDT | CommentsBy Valerie Ross
"Rule" #1: Men More Often Avoid Costly Credit-Card Mistakes
Men are five percentage points less likely than women to carry a balance at all, a study last year by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation concluded. The study, which surveyed 28,000 people across the country, found that women are more likely to pay only the minimum amount required and incur fees for paying after the deadline or exceeding their credit limit than men.
"Rule" #2: Men Don't Forget One Small Raise Builds Over Time
When considering what benefits they want from their employer, women place a higher premium on work-life balance, while men are somewhat more concerned with the size of their paycheck, a 2010 study by WorldatWork found. Flexible work schedules and other benefits, like more paid time off, can be extremely valuable. "With women shouldering more care-taking duties than men, there's clear value in negotiating for non-salary benefits," says Selena Rezvani, a women's lea...Read More »
- Cosmo Latina | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, May 8, 2013 11:25 AM EDT | CommentsChannel any of these personas and see your corner-office dreams become reality.
By Maria Coder
1. The Problem Solver
You can troubleshoot on the spot. No wonder your boss loves you. "Cooperate, don't complain," suggests psychologist Mildred Borras. Find opportunities by paying attention and staying approachable.
Related: How Not To Be That Girl at Work
2. The Zen Master
You're calm, cool, and keep your office mates level headed. "You know how to function as a team," says author Judith Bowman. Learn your colleagues' styles and respect cubicle nuances.
Related: What To Do When You're Burnt Out at Work
3. The Cheerleader
You love where you work, what you do, and it shows. Yrma Rico, author of La Vida Rica: The Latina's Guide to Success, says the quickest way to get noticed is to notice others. Stay positive and, most importantly, get involved.
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- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! Blogger | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, May 6, 2013 2:16 PM EDT | Comments
The Ladders, an online job-matching site, recently crunched the numbers in its database of over 6 million career professionals to determine the top names for corporate executives as well as the names of the highest earners. They found that people with first names longer than five letters lose out on about $3,600 in salary every year—and that's per letter. So, for little Alexander that means potentially missing out on more than $500,000 over the course of a 40-year career.
They also compared people who went by their nicknames versus full names (Steve and Stephen or Debbie and Deborah, for instance). For only 1 name out of 24 pairings—Larry versus Lawrence—did the longer name, on average, earn more.
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- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, May 3, 2013 12:39 PM EDT | Comments
Tanya Zuckerbrot, registered dietician and founder of the F-Factor diet, says we live in a world where we simply can't control a lot of things, but we can control what we eat every day. "You know, what's at the edge of that fork," she says, "it's up to you."
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Tanya grew up in a family of cooks and says, "I just think that I have always loved to cook and loved to eat." After college, Tanya headed to NYU to get her master's in nutrition. She went into private practice as a registered dietitian and started working with doctors to treat their patients. She says when she worked with cardiovascular patients, the goal was to lower their bad cholesterol and improve their good cholesterol, and when she worked with diabetics, the goal was to manage their sugars. But with both patients, they were losing weight. Although the diets were different, each diet included fiber.
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