By Daniel Bukszpan, CNBC.com
A recent proposal by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks over 16 ounces at city food establishments. The proposal has many questioning whether New York has gone too far with so-called 'Nanny State' laws that are thought by some to be overprotective or interfere too much with individual choice.
"Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, 'Oh, this is terrible,'" Mayor Bloomberg said in an interview with the New York Times. "New York City is not about wringing your hands; it's about doing something....I think that's what the public wants the mayor to do," he added. However, those in the New York City beverage industry are up in arms about the proposed ban while residents are still trying to understand how Bloomberg's plan could affect their everyday lives.
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Graduation on a Budget common sense tips for saving money this graduation season
It's that time of year again! No, thankfully it's NOT the holiday season, but something else just as worthy of celebration… graduation season!
Most likely you know someone marking this important milestone in their life-- whether it's a child, sibling, friend, or even yourself.
With graduation season comes graduation parties and just like the holiday season-these get togethers can threaten to put a dent in your bank account. Whether you are hosting a party or have to bring a gift to someone else's, you can avoid the stress that this season can potentially bring and soak up the fun (and sun!) while celebrating with those most important to you.
Throwing a graduation party doesn't have to be expensive. These money experts have identified party planning tips to stay within your budget.
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Thu, May 31, 2012 1:56 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
What you are going through will end up being in your favor, although it's almost impossible to comprehend that now. As difficult as it is to endure being in such a weak position, remind yourself that it's all grist for the mill.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
An investment or some other financial opportunity presents itself and seems appealing. Why stress over it? It doesn't have to be for a lifetime -- try to have fun with it for now, knowing you can cut ties whenever the situation takes a downturn.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Someone has some explaining to do, and it just may be you. You'll have a hard time accounting for some missing money -- even if it's a legitimate loss.
On today's episode, Shine Senior Editor Lylah Alphonse is breaking down the dos and don'ts of resume writing.
For more tips on what to do -- and what to avoid -- check out "The Worst Things to Put on your Resume" on Yahoo! Shine.
5 Money Mistakes Made By Moms
Want to save more money? Who doesn't, right? While most of us strive our best to educate ourselves about finances and the changes that having children can bring, clearly not all of us optimize our money (unless you're Suzie Orman).
Some experts say that because we are moms, many of us are 'too nice' or 'too nurturing' when it comes to money and we end up selling ourselves (and our families) short in the money department.
Here are 5 ways moms lose out when it comes to money:
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Or Mompetition as some call it. You've seen this and possibly have done it yourself … a bunch of times. Your child's friend has a doll, toy, or pair of jeans that your kid is just dying to have. So as a result of not wanting your child to feel left out or any less than, you buy the item for your child which probably doesn't fit in your family budget. This kind of thinking might start in preschool but without realizing it, can stay with you through high school, and beyond. And
What To Ask When Selling Your HomeWhen it comes to big financial decisions, do you ever find yourself at a loss for words? We've all been there: so overwhelmed you just don't know where to begin. Which is why we are so excited that our fab friends at Citi's Women & Co. have started a new series called "Start Talking!" They've got great advice for how to get some of life's most stressful conversations started, so …Let's Start Talking! Today's topic? Choosing a real estate agent to help sell your home. Particularly in today's depressed market, it's crucial to pick the right agent! I don't know about you, but my mailbox is flooded daily with flyers from agents telling me why THEY are the best. Many of them have stopped by in person to give me fancy calendars and personalized memo pads. But once you've recycled all their marketing material, there are a few key questions you need to ask when interviewing a potential agent!
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If you've been a regular reader of StraightMaleFriend.com or if you've been following this column for the past year or so, you already know that one of my steadfast beliefs is individual independence.
In other words: "Be honestly you."
That simply means that when it comes to love, sex, dating and relationships, the very best advice anyone could ever offer is for you to be who you truly are, as opposed to what you believe people want/expect you to be. Sure you can (and many people do) fool the masses into buying into some image you've manufactured.
Pretending to be "outdoorsy" when you're a couch potato. Acting as though you love foreign cinema when you abhor the idea of reading anything more than the credits during your favorite motion pictures. Passing yourself off as less accomplished than the high-powered executive that you are in order to massage the ego of your latest date.
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Regardless of marital status, there is one basic, but essential rule every woman should follow: Guard your personal Information! Never trust anyone with your personal information and always keep it in a safe place. This includes your social security number, credit card number, bank and savings account information, etc. Do not allow a person to trick you into giving them this information either, even if that person promises to be "careful" or to pay you back. Have a written, notarized agreement if you do allow someone to borrow a significant amount of money from you -no matter who the person is. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:39 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The details are bogging you down -- but they're also keeping you from rushing headlong into something you'll regret. Keep poring over them again and again today; you'll find the sticking point eventually.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology One-Year Forecast
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It pays to diversify. Investments are like seeds, and profit blooms in the least likely of places! One has been blown in the wind, and planted itself in a craggy rock, between bricks or in a cement sidewalk -- so to speak, of course! Watch it thrive.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Make good use of all of your time today. You can add the numbers in your head -- or bring a calculator -- just about anywhere. Even running errands is a
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
You landed the interview, and as far as you're concerned? You nailed that sucker. Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work. She said, "Keep in touch!"Read More »from 4 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After an Interview
Awesome. But a couple of weeks have gone by and nothing's happened. So what do you do now? Can you follow up with her without reeking of desperation or looking like a pest?
This topic freaks a lot of job seekers out. Many people, even when they know they truly lit the interview on fire, would rather do absolutely nothing than risk looking stupid or making the wrong follow-up move. But that's what's stupid. Because staying top of mind is incredibly important-and not just for the job at hand. Even if you're not the right candidate for a particular position (or the position is filled before you can really show the company your amazingness), wowing the right decision maker-a recruiter, an HR person, or a hiring manager-can be incredibly
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