Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny Chanel
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Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from School is for Losers: 7 Wildly Successful High School Drop-Outs
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You'll jump on any opportunity to get ahead -- unless it hurts someone else in the process. You know just where to draw the line today. It's not often you get to put your money where your mouth is, so be sure to pat yourself on the back once the dust settles.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It's hard to remember the purpose behind it all when things are moving so slowly they seem to be standing still. But there is a reason for everything you do, and you would benefit from a reminder today of just what it is.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You need to take the chip off your shoulder today -- nobody is holding you back (unless it's you). In fact, no one is noticing you at all. It's not a
Follow these tips to score the best deals for Memorial Day.Think all you need to do is head to your nearest retailer to snap up the best bargains for the holiday weekend? Think again! To score a real deal, you have to do a little research - and follow these tips from Daniel Butler, the Vice President of Retail Operations for the National Retail Federation.Read More »from Memorial Day Sales: How to Score the Best Deals
1. "This week leading in to the holiday watch your mailbox," Butler says. Looking for mailers and circulars is the easiest way to get an idea of what's out there and find out in advance if any retailers are advertising early bird specials. A lot of stores send out coupons for general discounts or specific items too.
2. Forgot your coupon at home? Don't worry! Many stores will give you a new one if you go to customer service or ask at the register.
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3. Hit the clearance rack. Often, if a store's offering a flat discount, it also takes it off sale goods. Butler recommends you double check the retailer's return policy before you buy - many times clearance items
Myspace employees blow off steam in a rec room tricked out with Ping-Pong tables and basketball hoops.Sorry Zuck, Myspace exec Neda Azafar wouldn't be caught dead in a hoodie.Read More »from How to Dress for Success in the Tech World
The woman: Neda Azafar, 32
The job: Senior director of communications at Myspace, which is debuting next month with a new co-owner (Justin Timberlake), URL (new.myspace.com), and music focus.
The uniform: Streamlined yet playful separates from Ted Baker, Diane von Furstenberg, and Marc Jacobs
Company stats: Founded: 2003 Headquarters: Beverly Hills Users: 40 million Employees: 150'
ELLE: When most people think of Myspace, they think of a website they ditched for Facebook in 2006. How can you convince them that the new version is something worth using?
Neda Azafar: We've built a completely new site from the ground up. Myspace started as a social network, pure and simple. Our new vision is homing in on music, because that community still has a need-they've got to reach an audience. There's audio streaming, a social aspect-musicians can connect to fans, and fans to other fans-and music discovery:
The trick is heading to popular winter destinations in warm-weather months. These four are just as fun - and cheap! - during the summer. And it's not too late to get yourself there. By Lisa Tucker McElroy, REDBOOK.Read More »from 4 Awesome (and Cheap) Vacations
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Don't worry-partying college kids are a thing of the past. Fort Lauderdale is now a beachy haven of summer deals for the rest of us.
From May through September, more than 30 attractions (including Butterfly World and Everglades tours) offer two-for-one deals. You can also flag down the Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley for a free tour of the city, or join a complimentary paddle-boarding lesson on Saturday mornings at Deerfield Beach, a hidden gem near a walkway lined with shops and restaurants.
Don't miss the opportunity to observe threatened sea turtles nesting on area beaches-more than 150,000 inches-long hatchlings will make their way into the ocean from March to October. Moonlight turtle walks are $8 at the Anne Kolb Nature Center; pre-registration is
Eva LongoriaFormer CFL cover girl Eva Longoria got her degree in Chicano studies today Cal State Northridge. Congrats!Read More »from Eva Longoria Gets Her Master's Degree
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Eva had been dedicated to advancing her college career for years. The Mexican-American star began while filming the last season of Desperate Housewives in 2012, and even did homework on set, a rep told TMZ. Eva also has a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University. She went back to school and worked the thesis: "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers."
"Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" she said on her WhoSay account. And she's totally right. A number of celebs have went back to school to continue pursuing their education, including another CFL cover girl, America Ferrera.
Best of luck to you, Eva!
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While we always look forward to a three-day weekend, this one might go down in history as the best yet: Sunday, May 26 marks the return of one of the best shows of all time, "Arrested Development."
If you’re getting excited, too, let’s spend this workday reviewing some of the important career lessons we’ve learned from Michael, Gob, Tobias, and company.
Besides the obvious one, of course: Never, ever go into a family business with relatives like these.
1. Don't be afraid to admit when you're wrong.
2. When making a big decision, don't be swayed by the critics.
3. When you delegate an important task, double check to make sure it's been done.
4. Don't cut corners -- you'll be found out eventually.
5. Choose your words carefully -- you don't want them to be misconstrued.
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Discover the best (and least awkward) ways to ask for loanersBy Marisa CohenRead More »from The Best (And Least Awkward ) Ways to Ask for Loans
You hate to ask...but you also hate to spend money on things you'll only use once-like that wedding-bell-shaped pan to bake a cake for your sister's shower. It's a big pain in the wallet to pay for certain items, especially if your neighbor already has the pan sitting in her basement. Still, no one wants to look cheap or put a friend in an awkward position if she has to say no.Photo by David Bowman; Hair and makeup by Rene Rattler for Moore Creative Talent
But neighborly swaps are a great way to save money and create less waste, says Alex Michael, who blogs with his wife about saving money at TheThriftyCouple.com. "If you do it the right way, borrowing also creates an opportunity to become even closer with your community," he says. To figure out the most graceful ways to ask for a loaner, we sent Molly Leifeld out in the field for a week. Here's what she learned-and how much she saved.
The tester's take: "I feel most comfortable borrowing from someone who will ask to
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, May 23, 2013 1:57 PM EDT
A history teacher of mine once explained that we like to think of history in Oz terms: easy, clear, and logical. In fact, history is more often the Kansas version of events: complicated, muddled, and based on emotion. Like in The Wizard of Oz, the land over the rainbow looks pretty and appeals to us more; there are good guys and bad guys and rousing moments of sentiment and song. But we live in Kansas, the real world, and life here is messy. I taught history to middle schoolers in East Harlem for three years, and I tried my best to present them with the Kansas view of history. This often meant going above and beyond the textbook, which told Oz-like stories, myths which many of my students had learned as pure fact. And there are plenty that you think are true too!! Click through for 7 American history myths and misconceptions - debunked! -By Brian Gresco
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There's nothing like listening to the National Anthem to get your patriotism flowing for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. If you're like me, you'd probably much rather hear it sung than sing it yourself. (Have you ever tried singing our nation's tune? Those high notes can be hard to hit!) Whether for the Super Bowl or the president's inauguration, and live or lip-synced, the Star-Spangled Banner is always an epic song to be heard - especially when they roll out that giant flag and strike up the band. Often, goose bumps are unavoidable! Click through for 10 of the best National Anthem performances - ever. Click through for the 7 best Star Spangled Banner performances ever! -By Kacy Faulconer
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