There are a whole bunch of new vocabulary words that have seeped into the American language this year (lookin' at you, twerk), but one that has become incredibly popular, not just as a word but as an action, is "selfie." Selfie, for those of you living under a rock, is "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." This week, selfie has become the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2013. One place where the selfie has become a mainstay is Hollywood. Some celebrities could be called selfie addicts, including Kim Kardashain, Snooki, and most Real Housewives. But one thing about the selfie that we really appreciate is the casual nature of the image. These self portraits are often stunningly beautiful, capturing not only the natural beauty of the celebrities, but also showing them in a whole new light. Click through for the 7 best celebrity selfies! -By Sunny Chanel
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 2:51 PM EST
There are a whole bunch of new vocabulary words that have seeped into the American language this year (lookin' at you, twerk), but one that has become incredibly popular, not just as a word but as an action, is "selfie." Selfie, for those of you living under a rock, is "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." This week, selfie has become the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2013. One place where the selfie has become a mainstay is Hollywood. Some celebrities could be called selfie addicts, including Kim Kardashain, Snooki, and most Real Housewives. But one thing about the selfie that we really appreciate is the casual nature of the image. These self portraits are often stunningly beautiful, capturing not only the natural beauty of the celebrities, but also showing them in a whole new light. Click through for the 7 best celebrity selfies! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from “Selfie” Named Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year! Plus the 7 Best Celebrity Selfies
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 1:13 PM ESTWhat the Jay-Z/Barneys Scandal Says About Race in AmericaI often contemplate the life lessons that I will pass along to my future children. Things like how precious naps are and that eating gummy bears for breakfast, lunch and dinner will make you feel terrible. Lately I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to explain race and terrible human behavior to my future progeny. Especially in the wake of people using skin color as an accessory and others thinking that judging people based on the color of their skin is still in vogue. How will I teach my children to react? Or, better yet, not to react. How will I teach them to walk away? It seems that every time I start to think that we might be moving forward as a country there comes a line of horrible people to bring me back to reality. Which brings me to this latest event between rapper/mogul/Beyonce's better half Jay-Z and luxury department store Barneys.
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 12:38 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You prefer to do something -- anything -- over sitting on your duff, even if it's only washing the dishes or other busy work. But your situation requires a bit of reflection today, and you'd be better off thinking rather than acting. Consider yourself lucky you have the time to do it.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Not sure how to broach a subject? Do it the old fashioned way. Having lunch or dinner with a boss or other member of your network is the perfect way to bring up recent financial concerns or questions. Be ready to pick up the tab.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're confident you can make it out of your current tight squeeze -- but how? That's your task for the day -- to come up with a new budget that squeezes enough out for you to survive, while leaving in enough for your to survive. Sigh.
- Redbook | Work + Money – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 9:53 AM EST
There are so many things we know we should do: have health insurance, plan for retirement, save, budget--the list goes on and on. But what happens if we skip these crucial money musts? By Sarah Kaufman, REDBOOK.
It can seem impossible to add to your savings when there's so much use for money now, but rather than thinking of budgeting for retirement as an impediment, start seeing it as another tool to reach your goals, says Linda Descano, president and CEO of Citi's Women & Co.
When should you ideally start planning? "The day you start your first job," said Jean Setzfand, an AARP retirement expert. "If you're going to spend your last 35 years not working, you need to be saving for retirement during every one of the 35 or 40 years that you are working."
For example, a 25-year-old who contributes 5 percent of her $40K annual salary and ups her contribution to 10 percent later in life will save almost $1 million over the course of 40 years, according toRead More »from The 5 Financial Decisions that Set You Back Thousands
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:38 PM EST
Last week, CBS, in a partnership with the Grammys, announced it will air a two-hour special in February featuring some of our favorite musicians performing the songs that the Beatles sang on their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. For many of us, it is our parents who will remember their personal moment when "the Beatles invasion" happened in their life. It's hard to pin down the exact instant when the whole world took notice, but about fifty years ago, music changed. The performance of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 is how CBS and the Grammys are measuring the Beatle's impact on music. In so many ways the Beatles have been a part of our lives. It's the little things, but we all do them: sing their songs to our children, quote their lyrics when we need that perfect phrase, celebrate when we recognize a Fab Four reference within pop culture... Here are 7 ways The Beatles are influencing us all around the world. -By Dresden Shumaker
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:09 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The best way to handle arguments is to ensure they don't happen in the first place. As long as everyone is crystal clear, there will be no excuses for bickering down the line. Make communication your priority today.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Some days thinking things through is 'research' and other days it just feels like a waste of time. It's one of those days when you may be fooled into buying something without looking into it first, so try to resist all sales pitches.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're pushing and pushing -- you've got your shoulder against it! -- and yet there is just no discernible movement. If this describes your credit card bills, you're not alone. Find a way to make that first tiny chink and the rest will follow.
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Appliances are part of our daily modern lives and I can vividly remember the day we got our washer and dryer installed. I was nothing short of ecstatic! The major appliances in your home are expensive to buy and can be almost as costly to repair when they break down. A service call plus the replacement parts can blow your budget completely. The trick is that with only a little bit of know-how, and extra afternoon, and a little elbow grease, you can fix most of those minor issues yourself - and save a bundle! Click through for 7 money-saving ways to fix your own appliances! -By Anna Newell Jones
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:54 AM EST
The other night, I was at a dinner with a close group of friends. One of our friends was unable to join us, so I decided to send her a message to let her know she was missed. I looked down at our table where a basket of delicious and perfect looking hush puppies sat catching the light of the private dining room's chandelier. I pulled out my cell phone and snapped a series of photographs until I finally felt certain I had captured The One. I sent the image to her along with a message: a little missive from our evening to hers.
You know who else puts food images from her night out into the world? Martha Stewart.
Yesterday, Jezebel gave Martha the side eye for the food images she has been sharing over social media. There really is no way to sugarcoat it; they are not at all like the images that grace her magazine or website. For example, take a look at the image she shared on twitter of slow-cooked French onion soup vs. the image of a similar soup found on her website.Read More »from Why Martha Stewart's "Gross" Food Photos on Twitter Are Refreshing to See
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 3:19 PM EST
November 18th marks a very special day - it is the day that is considered to be the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse! The most iconic, famous, and beloved cartoon character of all time turns 85 this year, although he really doesn't look a day older than when he debuted a lifetime ago. The day, November 18th, isn't the day when Walt Disney first put pen to paper to invent Mickey, but rather the day when Steamboat Willie debuted and changed not just the course of Walt Disney's life, but entertainment as we know it. As Walt Disney said, "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." In celebration, click through for 7 surprising things you may not know about Mickey Mouse! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from Happy 85th Birthday, Mickey! 7 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Favorite Mouse
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