Rock the Vote is a non-partisan nonprofit organization that was founded in 1990 to encourage young people to get out and vote. Rock the Vote uses technology, pop culture, celebrities, and musicians with the hope that they can inspire younger voters to become more involved in politics. In a word, Rock the Vote made it cool to vote. With spokespeople like Robert Downey Jr., Miley Cyrus, and Madonna, millennials are sure to take note when their favorite stars get the word about getting to the polls. Today is Election Day! You should get yo self to your local polling place to weigh in on that twerking legislation you feel so strongly about. After all, Miley Cyrus wants you to. Look at all these celebrities who care enough to Rock the Vote. -By Kacy FaulconerRead More »from Rock the Vote! 7 Celebrities Who Want You to Get to the Polls
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're too independent to follow anyone else's lead. In fact, you'd rather show them how it's done. Unfortunately you have to sit idle while they give you their so-called expert advice. Grin and bear it, Aries -- it's all part of the process.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're feeling very cautious about spending your money today. Welcome to the pack, Taurus. You're the last one of your group to realize that a penny saved is a penny earned. In other words, you have some catching up to do.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
There are many things up ahead that you just can't control -- but that doesn't mean you have no control at all in the ultimate outcome. You can tweak things here and there to make a big difference in your far-off future, so start doing so.
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- Vanity Fair | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:47 PM ESTJulie Miller
OprahOver the weekend, Oprah decluttered her Montecito mansion and three other properties in a Santa Barbara yard sale that brought in more than $600,000(!). (Proceeds will benefit her girls' leadership academy in South Africa, and not half of a Crate & Barrel chair, the traditional end goal of yard-sale proceeds.) The auction, which began Saturday morning at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, sold off hundreds of items, including, but not limited to, a set of antique library stairs that Oprah once impulse-purchased in London; 19th-century dolls from a collection that Oprah confessed was beginning to scare house guests; the gingham couch on which she lost countless Scrabble games; a fleet of Oprah-autographed scooters, which we imagine were used during Oprah's short-lived scooter-gang phase; and various mediums of artwork featuring Oprah's famous visage-including, but not limited to, a five-foot-tall copy of her Vogue cover.
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- Vanity Fair | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:39 PM ESTJosh Duboff
Such is the life of a pop star: one minute your face (er, your be-draped form) is being splashed across the tabloids as you attempt an escape from a Brazilian brothel; the next you're in the news for investing a ton of money in a social network. Oh, and throw in a water bottle pelting, for good measure. Such has been the past few days for 20-year-old Justin Bieber.
The social network is called "Shots of Me" (which sounds to us like one of those faulty international English translations of the word "selfie"), the concept of which is being kept under wraps (though it will have a gaming component, apparently). Fortune reported that Bieber led a seed round for the company to the (falsetto) tune (sorry) of $1.1 million. This is notable in that its the first venture capital investment Bieber's made independent of his manager Scooter Braun (they grow up so fast, etc.).
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:00 PM EST
I was traveling recently, and I realized that there were a ton of hidden fees! It all started when I had to pay to check my bag, because the cost of carrying my bag on was double that of checking it. Then I got to thinking: Nothing irritates me more than having to shell out money I didn't think I'd need to spend. Then I started thinking about all the ways companies attempt to take our money. I came up with a list of sneaky fees paired with suggestions of what to do about them. Sometimes it's a simple phone call, but sometimes there's a bit more to it. Click through for 7 sneaky hidden fees and how to avoid them! -By Kathleen O'Malley
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:52 AM EST
It's easy to function on auto-pilot around the house. I know we plug things in, set them to do "their thing," and that's that. Turns out, by functioning on auto, you could be wasting money. I'm going to work on re-evaluating all of our appliances regularly to see where we might be able to cut back even just a little bit more. It's important to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible so that you are not paying extra money. Click through for 7 places around your home you should check. -By Anna Newell JonesRead More »from 7 Surprising Places You’re Probably Wasting Money Around the House
At age 71, Paul McCartney is still making music. His latest single, "Queenie Eye," is a pretty good tune. And he seems to be using his knighthood, or maybe his position as one of the most influential musicians of all time, to call in some favors. His latest video is chock full of celebrities: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Sean Penn, and more. They seem to be just hanging around listening and singing along to Paul's new song. Just a normal day in Sir Paul McCartney's life? Maybe. But he's not the first musician to bring in A-listers to a music video shoot. Celebrities and music have always gone hand in hand. They just love to collaborate. Click through for 7 celebrities who've had cameos in music videos! -By Kacy FaulconerRead More »from 7 Celebrities Who've Had Cameos in Music Videos
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 4, 2013 1:49 PM ESTWould you pay to watch YouTube?Would you pay to watch YouTube? In an attempt to generate more revenue, Time reports that it might cost YouTube viewers $0.99/month to watch some of their favorite channels through a new subscription model where popular video producers can begin to charge a monthly fee. According to Time, "Any video creator who has 10,000 subscribers and has been verified by YouTube will be able to set up a new paid channel and charge a fee for access to their content."
Part of the beauty of YouTube is the wealth of free content that has always been available to viewers. When our kids were young, we loved pulling up favorite Sesame Street clips for them to watch to watch on-demand via YouTube, but now Sesame Workshop is one of the channels that requires viewers to pay for content at the price of $1.99 per Sesame Street episode.
We've also spent a lot of time using YouTube to master different Rainbow Loom patterns. My daughter has found endlessRead More »from Why We Might Be Forced to Pay to Watch YouTube Videos
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 4, 2013 1:43 PM ESTsocial media I've had a blog since long before any of my friends even knew what it was. Since I worked as a news producer at WABC in New York City in my twenties.
I wrote almost daily on it, even as my journalism career took off and I was promoted to Executive Producer of FOX in Salt Lake City. The job involved managing an entire newsroom and guiding anchors, reporters, producers, editors and photographers through a successful newscast each evening.
Throughout my time on top of the newsroom food chain I maintained the blog which featured personal stories and photos of my family and each of my children as they were born. Not only did I write on the blog but I posted links to the blog on Facebook where I was friends with my news director and all of my coworkers. Granted, there was the usual learning curve that comes with starting a blog and figuring out what to write. A few posts caused some raised eyebrows on the part of my boss but, to her credit, she always realized the very simple fact thatRead More »from Why You Should Hire the Guy Holding the Beer in His Facebook Photo
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 4, 2013 12:30 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're dealing with people who don't have an independent thought in their heads today. While you're stuck with the sheep, you can choose to be either the shepherd or the wolf. The right choice isn't as obvious as it may seem!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're getting the sneaking feeling that you're not on the right path to financial freedom. But don't change course just yet. You're not exactly on the Yellow Brick Road, but you are getting closer to someone who can help you get home in the end.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Maya-Aztec Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're either preaching to the choir or to a brick wall -- but neither of those options can stop you! You're almost doing it to convince yourself you're right anyway. You are, but if you need reassurance, you're the only one dishing it out today.
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