Walking into our first premarital counseling session, my fiancé, Trevor, and I were nervous-more nervous, in fact, than we'd ever been going into a job interview. What if our counselor told us we couldn't get married? That we weren't compatible enough?
But that's not the point of premarital counseling: You and your intended have already made the decision to get married, and after a few years of dating, know each other well. The point is to take a look at the expectations you're bringing into your marriage, learn how to communicate them, and figure out how to successfully merge them.
Which, if you think about it, is the same goal you have when you're working with a team at work. Everyone brings different backgrounds, experiences, and expectations to the table-and you have to figure out how to make them work together in order to get the job done. So, why not use some of those same relationship-building skills with your boss and co-workers? Here are the three biggest lessons I've
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money – Mon, Jun 18, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
Walking into our first premarital counseling session, my fiancé, Trevor, and I were nervous-more nervous, in fact, than we'd ever been going into a job interview. What if our counselor told us we couldn't get married? That we weren't compatible enough?Read More »from Surprising Career Lessons I Learned in Premarital Counseling
Building a Business Online jumpstart your career with a business you build online
Being a super woman is much more common than you'd think. Even if your wardrobe doesn't include a fancy cape, you're using your super powers all the time when juggling career, family and the pressures of modern day-to-day life. Chances are you also have a brilliant business idea lurking at the back of your mind. Don't be daunted by the idea of going solo, just use your super powers and make it come true on the world wide web.
The web is hands down your biggest asset, and you can bend it in any direction you'd like to launch your business, promote it to a massive audience and build a customer following. It provides limitless opportunities to market with the exact same tools used by huge corporations. Oh and spending those big business dollars will not be required.
Let's talk about what it takes to use your ultimate business tool to drive objectives such as sales, growth and brandRead More »from 6 Tips for Building a Business Online
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"Blood Line" by James Rollins
Reviewed by David Marshall James
James Rollins is an author who obviously enjoys writing hyped-up thrillers, parting the curtains on seemingly futuristic technology that has already come to pass, while employing tried-and-true plot devices that never fail to vouchsafe-- okay, guarantee-- the reader's attention.
For instance, even with all his razzle-dazzle and flash-and-burn scenarios-- including subterranean evil-genius laboratories and heebie-jeebie little robot warriors, which summon memories of Karen Black's TV movie, "Trilogy of Terror"-- he puts a lovable dog on center stage.
The canine-- Kane-- has even earned a miltary rank in the Army Rangers, although you may well wonder why he's still just classified a major.
Maj. Kane is the partner of a captain who's assisting the Sigma special force, headquartered under the Smithsonian Castle.
President James Gant's daughter, Amanda, has fled with her husband, after receiving a mysterious, dire
- Abul Balam | Work + Money – Sun, Jun 17, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
ESPN Hot News Trends going on now whether Tiger Woods can go get the Extreme Trophy or not. Tiger Woods is not in the leaderboard at the moment. Fans are expecting him to come back again and clinch the 112th USGA US Open 2012 Championship helding on The Olympic Club, San Francisco.
That said, the sport has droves of fanatics who follow it religiously, along with playing numerous tournaments, which have been around providing the sport itself. Moreover, the march of information technology has had its impact on the game as well. Advice on golf is available aplenty thanks to the web and the video resources which can be found on YouTube and many other sites.
PlayStation's and other activities have given golf aficionados to be able to play the game if he or she get the chance from the comfort of their homes. However, serious golfers will still tell you that these do not come close to the real thing and that the game still holdsRead More »from US Open 2012 Live Golf Streaming ESPN News Trends Now Tiger Woods Thin Chance Final Round Coverage
I was surfing through the basic channels on T.V and notice C-SPan was hosting a forum on the war on poverty? What war and who is actually fighting? I can not help myself from thinking , there is little fighting in this lifestyle-so-called war .Read More »from War on Poverty?
Unless a collective effort is join as a community , all the way to Congress back to to the Mayors of each city in U.S, there will be no white flags of surrender of change. I can look and see single mothers working two jobs, to put food on the table and other basic needs.
I know from experience, raising minimum wages can combat and enforce Moms with enough ammunition to spend more time at home and leisure time to raise a more productive citizen, who could not benefit from this effort.
I notice Dads who are not in the home can reach out even from the jail cells to send wages from work release to the state to aid in child support .
The Mayors and the city officials can use tax revenues to bring summer jobs back to the neighborhood in the
Parents aren't always great role models. However, our mother and father are usually the first people we look to as we're trying to learn new things -- driving a car, hitting a baseball, playing an instrument, whatever.
When it comes to money, it's no different. That's why, in honor of Father's Day, we asked some experts from the personal finance community -- including some from our own team and those with our sister site, StreetAuthority.com -- to share with us the financial wisdom that their fathers shared with them. We were thrilled with the response and put together a list that includes bloggers, authors, TV commentators and more.
And if you've got a great story, we want to hear it, too. Share it with us by leaving your comment at the end of the story. Or just tell us which one of these was your favorite.
"Best advice my dad gave me was/is twofold:
1) His advice wasn't spoken, it was done. He took me to the local bank to get my first savings account andRead More »from What Our Dad's Taught Us About Money
The part story of my life,an everyday is kinda boring but wish it could be so much exciting and that surely would come when i have my financial liberation,was listening to a talk show expert on the issue of finance and women,how women of this age need to at a very early age take charge and financially liberate ourselves from all sort of norms we find ourselves in our society.i for instance found myself in a relationship where i was dependent on my spouse,and he refused to let me grow,making it impossible to leave him.
Is your favorite restaurant mistreating its workers?According to a guide released earlier this year by a group dedicated to workplace justice, some of the most popular fast-food, fine-dining, and family-friendly restaurants in the United States -- including McDonald's, The Capital Grille, and The Olive Garden -- are also the worst ones at which to work.
"We all enjoy eating out," Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) writes on the website for its National Diners' Guide 2012. "Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no benefits like paid sick days, and little or no chance to move up to better positions. When the people who serve us food can't afford to pay the rent or take a day off when they're sick, our dining experience suffers."
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Ninety percent of the more than 4,300 restaurant workers surveyed by ROC reported their employers did not offer employees paid sick leave. Two-thirds of those surveyed reported that their employeesRead More »from The Worst Restaurants to Work For
The singer behind this year's viral hit, "Call Me Maybe," explains the importance of a phone call and her true feelings about the many parodies her song has spawned. By Molly Shea.
Carly Rae JepsenJames Franco, Katy Perry, The Man Repeller, even President Obama - kind of. The list of stars who have lip-synced their way through Carly Rae Jepsen's breakout hit "Call Me Maybe" ranges from movie stars to talk show hosts to Ivy League athletes. But while the videos have propelled her to pop icon status - her song just reached No. 1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" - the one thing noticeably absent from all of the videos is Carly herself. We caught up with the year's most parodied new pop star, and here's what we found out.
1. She loves all of the covers she's seen, but her favorite video is "Call Me Maybe Obsessed," by a group of guys in Abbotsford, British Columbia. "I love to see different people from different countries - some countries that I haven't even been to - put together their own version of theRead More »from 10 Things You Didn't Know About Carly Rae Jepsen
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Jun 15, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You'll be the first one out of the chute today, but that doesn't necessarily put you at an advantage. Make sure you're not rushing headlong into something that will suck all the money out of your pockets. When you find yourself going too fast to even recognize the track, slow down.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Things have taken a turn for the better, finally. You can't rush it but just seeing the tiny movement forward makes your day today. It helps you know, for once and for all, that things are really moving in a positive direction. You can sigh with relief, Taurus.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's a bore when everyone sits around nattering and complaining, but Monday morning
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