Courtesy of ParamountAmanda MacMillan, SELF magazine
Not to perpetuate stereotypes or anything, but like who hasn't dealt with that one woman (or multiple women) at work who makes things really difficult? You know the one: She serves up backhanded compliments, intentionally leaves you out of meetings, gossips behind your back and is basically the professional embodiment of Regina George. (She may even tell you to wear pink on Wednesdays.)
So in an effort to help those working with an, ahem, not-so-nice chick, authors and career experts Kathi Elster and Katherine Crowley penned Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal, which just hit shelves this month.
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"Women really are programmed to compete a little more covertly and aggressively than men," Elster and Crowley told SELF, "and now that we're 50 percent of the workforce we're bound to encounter some of that competition." In the book, they highlight the seven different kids of "mean" and
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:42 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Some days it's harder to reach your goals than others, and today you're moving so slowly it feels like you're going backwards. Your efforts are actually effective, though, even though you can't see the results just yet. You're in the 'slow and steady' part of the race.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Power struggles that are between the radical and the conservative are a lot easier to deal with than the one you are dealing with today. The subtleties make picking the right side a lot harder than usual. A lot of money rides on your choice, so think hard.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You know what they say about trying the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome. The
Piggy Bank on beach vacationThere are plenty of ways to save money on the cost of travel when going on holiday. Below are a few top tips to help you:
Book early - Trains, planes and coaches have a quota of tickets that they will sell at a low price. Once these have gone, the next quota will be a higher price and so on. Book at the earliest time possible for the best prices.
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Alternatively, book at the last minute. This is ideal for people who don't mind where they go on holiday or are open to suggestions.
Don't forget to book airport car parking or car hire early too!
Plan ahead - Don't pay for your baggage when you get to the airport. Plan ahead and pay for it online in advance.If you are taking a lot of baggage compare the cost between airlines to see if it makes a difference to your overall travel costs.
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black friday shopping at the mallBy Kate Ashford
It's hard to ignore the massive advertising and media frenzy urging you to "Save Big Money!" on the Friday after Thanksgiving. And with practically everything on sale, how do you know what's actually worth waking up at the crack of dawn for? Focus on only the best bargains so you're not tempted to buy in the heat of the moment. Photo by Tony Page/Getty.
1. Start tracking store sales in advance. Follow your favorite retailers on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest a week or two before Black Friday. Not only will they reveal details about sales before they happen, many stores will also offer exclusive discounts on those sites. In the past, stores like RadioShack have offered savings to shoppers who "checked in" with the brand on Foursquare, a common smartphone app.
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- GALTime.com | Work + Money – Fri, Nov 16, 2012 11:13 AM EST
Find the best credit card for your kid! Choosing the best credit card for young consumers
For many parents, choosing the right time to give their child a credit card is a difficult decision. After all, the stakes are high. Getting your child off to a positive start using credit can help them gain financial independence early in their adult lives. On the other hand, if your child establishes a poor credit history early on, it can take years to overcome and increase the likelihood of their need for financial help into adulthood.
The best time to establish credit for your young consumers varies per family depending on factors such as the child's maturity level, financial knowledge, and the family's finances.
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Making Your Shopping Fast and EffectiveMany people waste a lot of time in shopping and don't even get what they were searching for at those stores. You need to understand that you require some items on a daily basis, and so it is not a great idea to get them delivered to your house. Examples could be food, medicine, household goods and many others. If you are one of those who do not like spending time at the stores, then here a few tips which will speed up your shopping spree.
§ Before you go off to the stores, always jot down all the things you need onto a piece of paper or save a list of required items on your mobile phone.
§ If you want to replace something, then take a snapshot. Do the same if you want matching items that will go well with your wall color, curtains, sofas and so on.
§ Find out from your family members if they need anything from the store you would be visiting. It wouldRead More »from Making Your Shopping Fast and Effective
Hillary Rodham ClintonJust days after President Obama's reelection, the calls have begun for Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. This week, billionaire investor Warren Buffett endorsed her for the job, saying he couldn't think of "anyone more qualified." Though we've gotten to know Clinton very well from her years in Arkansas and in the White House, through all the scandals and triumphs, there's still a lot to learn about our nation's Secretary of State, and perhaps someday, our first female President.Read More »from 10 Things You Don't Know About Hillary Clinton
1. As a young woman, she described herself as a "mind conservative but a heart liberal" and served as the President of the Wellesley Young Republicans in 1965.
2. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Clinton organized a two-day strike at Wellesley with black students and faculty to demand that more black students be admitted, and that more black faculty be hired at the college. Thus began her passion for civil rights.
3. She was the first student at Wellesley asked to give the commencement
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Nov 15, 2012 3:36 PM EST
Social networking sites such as Facebook may be wonderful ways to keep track of friends and family, but they are also home to tens of millions of anonymous strangers. More recently, they've become the stomping ground for a growing number of people who aren't who they claim to be.
Faking an identity is a big deal in the world of social networking and it can hit you in a number of ways. Maybe there's someone out there claiming to be a friend. Maybe there's a friend claiming to be someone else. Or perhaps there's even someone claiming to be you.
The point is that faking an ID on a social networking site isn't very difficult, yet the potential damage can be devastating. Here are some simple tips to help you avoid falling for a social networking scam:
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1. Adjust your privacy settings. Make sure the information you post is only seen by the people it's intended for. Recognize the difference between the areas of
Since ive been here at LBJ, i have learned alot about different people and things. Its crazy i feel like since i been here i feel like it has beem taking me away from my life its like an a little bitty jail lol no seriously its crazy !!!!! we arent really even allowed to do anything its weird and crazy!!!! just cant wait until i finish my trade and get my ged so i can be out!!!!
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money – Thu, Nov 15, 2012 1:25 PM EST
Tara Tan with her newborn baby in April 2011.In a horrifying allegation, a hotel manager is suing her former employer for $10 million, claiming she was forced to give birth in a guest room without any assistance last year when she went into labor on the job.Read More »from Pregnant Hotel Manager Forced to Give Birth in Guest Room, Suit Alleges
Tara Kimkee Tan had already had her share of problems at her job before the incident in April. Tan's attorney, William Keith Watanabe, told Yahoo! Shine that Tan was never offered any kind of maternity leave during her four years working as hotel manager for The Standard Hotel. In the months leading up to the incident in April, Tan claims the hotel repeatedly told her "she did not fit the culture of the hotel," one of the trendiest nightlife destinations in New York City.
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On the evening of April 30, 2011, Tan went into labor at work. "She gave birth around 2:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning," her attorney explained. "As you can imagine, that's the busiest time in the hotel, when its bars and clubs are in full swing. So she's
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