Tips for Booking a Last-Minute TripSometimes you just need a vacation -- NOW! Tips and resources for finding a last-second trip:
Think off-season The deepest discounts on travel will be for places that are "off-season"-say, wintertime in Chicago, or late summer in the Caribbean. If a getaway for you isn't about escaping the weather, you'll be rife with options.
Be flexible with your days A weekend trip that leaves Saturday and comes back Monday or Tuesday will be cheaper than one that leaves Friday and comes back Sunday, and a weeklong trip that leaves Wednesday and returns Tuesday will be a lot cheaper than a trip that starts and ends on the weekend.
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Sign up for e-newsletters that offer great last-minute deals. Travelzoo.com and airfarewatchdog.com (two of my favorite travel sites), as well as all the sites listed below, send out deal-packed e-mails that may set your travel bug buzzing.
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Thu, Jul 26, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
What's under the surface has more influence over you than it normally does. If you're lucky, you hit oil! But more than likely your own subliminal baggage comes a-callin'. Don't let it twist your arm into spending more than you should.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Someone's idea of 'share' is them doling everything out to you. Shared resources are rightfully yours, too, Taurus. You need to start getting familiar with them, at the very least. You don't need an intimate understanding, but a rudimentary one is a must.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You'll have a lot of meaningful and insightful thoughts today but they'll be too scattered to make much use of. They may guide you in the right
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, Jul 25, 2012 2:54 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're tempted to be a bit heavy-handed to tackle a problem once and for all. Don't forget that any long, drawn-out battles will have an adverse effect on you as well as your antagonist. You can handle this with charm just as easily, Aries.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Nature is playing a little song just for you. It's hard to stay focused on something as dull as making money, but you just can't get out of it. After all, money doesn't grow on trees. Stick to the grindstone.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Karmic Love Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're been spinning like a pinwheel in the wind lately. It's fun to have that kind of creative energy swirling around, but why not put it to good use? If you finish even a fraction of the
8 Ways to Get Ahead at WorkEven if you love your job, you'll likely find yourself stuck in a rut at some point in your career. You may have gotten so good at what you do that it has become automatic (and perhaps a bit boring), or maybe you'd like to ask for a raise but don't know how to broach the subject. Whatever your goal, we spoke to career experts to learn what techniques will help you gain momentum at work.
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If it seems like the only thing that ever changes about your job is the day of the week, it's time to ask your boss for "stretch assignments" to enhance your growth, says Jodi Glickman, president of a communication training firm and author of Great on the Job. Offer to help with new projects, even ones that fall outside your department. Or, if you have a particular skill that isn't part of your job description, be on the lookout for opportunities to indulge yourRead More »from 8 Ways to Get Ahead at Work
The Republican Party's "war on women" is one of the biggest political stories of the year. So are female GOP voters standing by their party? By Shushannah Walshe
Voter RegistrationIs the Republican Party antiwoman? In recent months, (mostly male) Republican pols have pushed for or passed numerous measures making it more difficult to get birth control and abortions. In Congress, Republicans lobbied to create a stricter definition of rape and to weaken the Violence Against Women Act, and opposed a bill addressing gender-based wage discrimination. High-profile Republican men have also made several off-key remarks about women, most notably, Rush Limbaugh's notorious comment that a Georgetown University student was a "slut" and a "prostitute."
Coming into the campaign season, Republicans already had a woman problem: In a 2011 Pew Research survey of registered female voters, 52 percent said they were Democrats and 40 percent said Republican. And as of May, PresidentRead More »from Is the Republican Party Anti-Woman?
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Wealthy women and wealthy men sometimes have very different perspectives. Surveys of the wealthy usually study them as a single group. But wealthy women and wealthy men sometimes have very different perspectives - especially when it comes to the social impacts of wealth.
A new survey from Spectrem Group finds that 40 percent of affluent women surveyed (those with investible assets of more than $100,000) agreed with the statement that "inequality is a problem and that the wealthy don't pay their fair share."
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Only 29 percent of men agreed with the same statement.
The issue generated more predictable responses when viewed by wealth level. A quarter of people with investible assets of $1 million or more thought the wealthy don't pay their fair share. That compares with 37 percent for people with investible assets of between $100,000 and $500,000.
Nearly a third of the millionaires agreed with the statement that inequality is not a problem and that "wealthy Americans pay taxes,
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If you are talented, hardworking and ambitious - why aren't you in the career position or business that truly actualizes you? What has gone wrong with the way you manage your work life? Why are so many people ignoring you, turning you down or letting you go?
If it's happened once or twice in your life - that you were overlooked for a promotion or downsized out of a company that stayed in business - it's an anomaly. If you've had more experiences of being undervalued and underpaid, then it's something you are doing. The regrettable behavior is probably unconscious.
There is something wrong with your brain.
Well, not exactly your brain, more like your mind.
In Dr. Daniel Siegel's new book, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, there's an exquisite discussion about what's wrong with your neural wiring and synapse firing. The good news is, you can fix this, if you are truly motivated. Your brain remains elastic and trainable at any age.
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