SavvySugarSource: Sites With Fast, Last-Minute (and Free) Holiday Shipping
Still scrambling to do some online Christmas shopping? Don't fret! There are many major sites that offer fast, last-minute holiday shipping, some of which is completely free. Most rules apply to general merchandise and not to special items or gift cards, so make sure you check with the site directly before you buy, but all guarantee delivery on either Dec. 24 or 25. Here, we've gathered a list of some holiday shipping policies that will please even ultimate procrastinators.
Amazon: Buy your gifts using free super saver shipping and standard shipping until Dec. 19. And if you're part of the Amazon Prime club, you'll enjoy free two-day service until Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. EST. The absolute last chance to order to get gifts on time? Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. EST.
Apple: Get free shipping if you order certain iPad, iPhone, iPod, and MacBook models by midnight Dec. 18. Some products have earlier deadlines, so check with the site to make
- POPSUGAR Smart Living | Work + Money – Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:27 PM EST
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Here's why most of us lie at work.Lying is a funny thing: We all know honestly is the best policy, but we tell, on average, two fibs a day. The upside? We're less likely to lie when we're at home.Read More »from Why We Lie More at Work
By Meagan Morris
So, where are we lying? The only other place we spend a large amount of time: Work.
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Researchers at the University of Oxford and Bonn University came to the conclusion after conducting a random study of nearly 750 people. In the studies, researchers asked the volunteers to flip a coin and report what it landed on-if it landed on "heads," they got nothing; If was "tails," they received money.
The results? Nearly 56 percent reported that their coin landed on "heads," meaning no cash. On the flip side, participants in a tightly controlled lab study that felt like a work environment were more likely to fib about the coin flip to get the cash.
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The researchers concluded that people are more likely to lie if they felt they had "wiggle
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Mon, Dec 17, 2012 12:41 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Don't assume you're destined to reach the day's goals -- or your long-term ones, for that matter. You have to make sure you get there in any way you can; leaving it up to fate is just irresponsible of you, Aries.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Keeping your eye on your goals is the surest way to get to them, so stay focused. There are myriad ways to be sidetracked today, so keeping blinders on is almost mandatory. You can't afford to blink.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's not the kind of situation today where you can learn as you go along. What you are trying to pull off is akin to boiling an egg -- too many minutes and it goes from perfect to overcooked. The last thing you want is for your nest egg to be
A recent Wells Fargo survey found that nearly 30% of middle class Americans plan to work until they are 80 or older -- up from 25% a year ago. With people struggling to save for retirement, we’ve recruited personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole to give us practical tips to properly plan for retirement at a reasonable age.
1. Make sure you’re getting the match on your employer’s retirement plan: This is an easy one, but you’d be surprised how many people still aren’t taking advantage of their employer’s match. Your employer may be offering free financial workshops. Go to them! Meet with your HR rep and increase your 401k contribution up to the match. If you’re already getting the match, increase it by 5% extra. You’ll barely notice the difference.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:53 PM EST
Crime reporter Chris Redford was also fired from KTBS-TV on the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. (Photo: KTBS-TV)A second KTBS-TV employee was fired the same day as meteorologist Rhonda Lee. But while the TV station says that, like Lee, longtime crime reporter Chris Redford lost his job for violating the station's social media policy, one source with ties to the station tells Yahoo! Shine that Redford was fired without warning for responding to a personal attack on his own Facebook page.Read More »from KTBS Crime Reporter Chris Redford Also Fired for Defending Himself Online
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"He is an openly homosexual man that denounced gay slurs left on same KTBS site," the source, who requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation, wrote in an email to Yahoo! Shine. "The only difference is he did not write on the KTBS Facebook page, he responded on his own PERSONAL FB page and was given NO prior warning."
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Redford, whose twin brother is a New York City police officer, was defending a straight coworker who was being harassed online, the source wrote. KTBS station manager George Sirven told Yahoo! Shine in
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 3:43 PM EST
An eBay seller is asking $2,500 in exchange for a Furby and a little help. With Christmas just days away, it's not surprising that the sticker price for this holiday's hottest toy is skyrocketing. Still, $2,500...for a Furby?
This year's hottest holiday toy
The priciest individual listing for the doll on eBay costs $2,450 more than the original retail price. What makes this particular cross-eyed robot so special: the seller.
Beneath Cheri Cisneros' headline—"FURBY BLACK INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TOY 2012 NEW GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!"—there is an explanation for the staggering four digits.
"I am in the end stage of lung disease, and waiting for the call saying they have a donor transplant ready for me," reads the description. "As I wait I cannot work and am in bed as my function is 12% at this point. Insurance has the surgery covered but in the meantime I am drowning in debt. If you are blessed and can help me out, please make an offer on my Furby."
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- Refinery29 | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 2:35 PM EST
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Some will argue that between the pay (or lack thereof), busy work, and schlepping around - being someone's intern is hardly a breeze. Remember those days? But hey, you know what they say...you've got to start somewhere, right? Well, in a surprising new study by Glassdoor, it turns out Facebook interns may be an exception and are not exactly working for chump-change. In fact, they are living quite the lavish life and making more than the average American (who nets around $40,000 annually). We're talking $5,602 a month, averaging $67,000 a year. Um, suddenly being an intern again doesn't sound too shabby. On top of the mega bucks the social-media giant dishes out, it also supplies interns with employee perks like gym access, laptops, phones, and more. Perhaps it's not that much of a surprise, though, considering Facebook is ranked one of the top companies to work for, but $67,000 a year? Wowza! Okay, where do we sign up?
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By Rob Waller
Author of End of Worry
The holiday shopping list is done: Chocolates for the in-laws, a football for the sweet kid next door, a book for Uncle Jim. But what to get my mother? You would think that with nearly 40 years of buying presents for her I would've gotten the hang of it by now. For some of us, these concerns can become all-consuming fears. Will my spouse think less of me? What will my niece tell her friends? Did I give my brother that last year? None of these questions have a definite answer-especially because I threw away last year's gift list.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a common condition where the sufferer is stuck in cycles of worry-they just don't seem to be able to let it lie. It can cause muscular tension, disturbed sleep, tiredness, and family arguments. This is especially tricky when the worry is about questions that really don't have an answer, or when "big issues" like family and faith are involved. Will there be a family fight? HaveRead More »from What to Do when Holiday Gift-Giving Fills You with Anxiety
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Dec 14, 2012 11:54 AM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your drive for success is the driver and you are the car -- it should be the other way around! You're having a hard time putting things in perspective lately. In fact, you may find yourself valuing money and career over even your family today. Time for a reality check, Aries!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
No one likes being preached to -- especially not you. But you'll have a moment of insight that helps you see things from the other person's perspective today, and you owe it all to their speechifying. When it comes to your money, you feel like an altogether new person.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Keep your nose to the grindstone. Staying focused on work will keep you from getting sucked into any turmoil
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 13, 2012 3:55 PM EST
Are you ready for Windows 8?With the recent release of Windows 8, lots of PC users have been wondering whether they need to upgrade. While a decision will depend on each user's individual circumstances, there are 7 questions you can ask yourself that will help you make a rational decision:Read More »from 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Upgrading to Windows 8
1. Will you be buying a new PC within the next year?
The overwhelming majority of new PCs and laptops are already being sold with Windows 8 pre-installed. If you think you will be buying new equipment within the next year, then you can probably wait for your Windows 8 initiation until then. You will save money and can learn all about Windows 8 at the same time you are learning all the other features of your brand new machine.
2. Are you thinking of buying a Surface tablet?
This is an interesting one. Microsoft's new Surface tablet will be running Windows RT, a version of Windows 8 that has been optimized for tablets and ultra-light touchscreen PCs. If you are planning on building a personal Windows ecosystem with a PC,
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