- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:00 PM EST | Comments
demands which include her dressing room function like a glam rock spa and a nonstop supply of organic food. The papers were part of a six-hour deposition Gaga gave in a lawsuit involving her ex-assistant Jennifer O'Neill who has accused the singer of forcing her to work 24-hour days and act as her "personal alarm clock." But the latest revelation in this case blew our minds: On Saturday, Lady Gaga tweeted: "Everyone's headlines need an updating. 'Former assistant' is actually 'my best friend from NY since I was 19.' Painful stuff."... We've been riveted by Lady Gaga's leaked tour rider detailing the pop star's Read More »
Best friends? Yes, at one point these two women were inseparable. But when friends start logging QT on a time card it can be a recipe for disaster. On the one hand, celebrities often want to recruit their besties to be their personal assistants. After all, these people know them best and have usually been in the picture long before said celebrity was famous, which tends to ensure lo
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 1:34 PM EST | Comments
Cameron Russell is arguably one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Over the past 10 years, she's graced the cover of Vogue, frolicked in a bikini for numerous fashion ads, and stomped down the runway for Victoria's Secret. But don't assume she has it all. She doesn't—and she's the first one to admit it.
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The 25-year-old model recently gave a presentation at the global series TED, on life as a model. She began by saying, “I am standing on this stage because I am a pretty white woman and in my industry we call that a 'sexy girl.' I am going to answer some of the questions people ask me but with an honest twist."
Russell explained that while a model's lifestyle is filled with travel, glamour, and working with brilliant creatives, that's only a glossy exterior for the corruption and sometimes manipulative nature of the modeling industry, describing how when she started out as a model, she had to act sexual at photo ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 1:14 PM EST | CommentsIn 1950, the most common job for women in the United States was "secretary." With fewer careers open to women back then, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that secretarial work was a popular option.
It's like the 1950s all over again.
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But the most-common job for women these days? It's still "secretary"—in spite of the fact that more women are earning graduate degrees than men, are rising through the management ranks, and are starting their own businesses in record numbers.
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Out of the roughly 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States between 2006 and 2010, 96 percent of them were women, according to the latest U.S. Census data available. (The Census is conducted every 10 years, though data is analyzed, updated, and released at other times.) Employment data released by the U.S. Labor Department on Friday shows that the economy gained about 157,000 jobs overall in January. A report released T...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:06 AM EST | CommentsYou want to get up in the morning and feel fired up about what you do. But what if you don't know what, exactly, that is? Finding your passion isn't always an easy road-at least for me, and many people I know, it wasn't. You're working in a hectic day job that takes up a lot of your time and energy, and while you know it's not what you love, you can't even manage cooking your own dinner most nights, let alone discovering your passions. Our lives are constantly operating at a frenetic pace, and so it's easy to get caught up in all of the noise and distractions. But if you're itching to discover your passion, then it's time to clear your schedule and commit to making it your number one priority. And here are five ways to start doing that today.
Find Your Passion
1. Slow DownThis may sound counterintuitive, but you need to slow down and get off the treadmill in order to find your passion. There may be clues all around you that are telling you what you should be doing, but when you're too busy, it's har...Read More »
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:21 PM EST | Comments
Danielle Sheypuk, a psychologist, can rock a pair of Louboutins, regardless of her wheelchair, and is fighting the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding people with disabilities. As Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012, she says her mission can be summed up in one phrase: "I want to make dating someone in a wheelchair cool and sexy."
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Danielle grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a small town with a country setting. She was born with spinal muscular atrophy and got her first wheelchair in kindergarten. She says she never felt different and still doesn't. Her wheelchair never got in the way of making friends and having a social life.
In college, Danielle majored in psychology and went on to get her PhD. Today, she is a practicing therapist, specializing in assisting disabled people with relationships. Through Skype, she is able to help those who may have a difficult time getting to a traditional doctor's office. She says h...Read More »