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- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Mon, Feb 4, 2013 11:57 AM EST | CommentsMonday marks the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon who ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott when she refused to give up her seat and move to the "blacks-only" section on December 1, 1955. Though Parks' actions that day undoubtedly took an enormous amount of courage, she is often described as "quiet" and even "polite." A new book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Parks, focuses on Parks' more aggressive (and lesser known) activism. Here are a few things you might not know about Rosa Parks, before the bus:
Rosa Parks riding at the front after segregation on the bus was declared illegal.
Rosa Parks was raised by her grandparents, who believed in self-defense.
When a white man taunted a young Parks, she threatened him with a brick. When her grandmother reprimanded her, she responded, "I would rather be lynched than run over by them." Her grandfather would sit on the porch of their house armed with a rifle in case the Klan showed up. Rosa would often sit with him because "I wanted to see him kill a Klu Kluxer."
She worked for the civil rights cause for t...Read More »
- I had set a lot of goals for the New Year and didn't make nearly half of them. That's the truth of it straight up. January found me tired, worn and haggard with not much energy or desire to meet my personal and professional goals for growth.
Some would say that this is an affliction many fall under right after the holidays or during the long, dark, cold winter. Sure, there's some truth to that. Some other truths were that I desperately needed to take back some 'me time'. I needed to re-focus on what I really love about writing, outside of service posts and contractual deadlines. I needed to re-focus on my health and fitness in a way I haven't done since before my children were born.
I felt a longing to get get back to story-telling and felt bereft of the ability to do so. My mojo was gone. I could only see in lists and fodder and what was trending on the internets. Which are all necessary parts of my job - but can't ever be the whole of it.
The biggest part of me as a writer has ...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:54 AM EST | Commentstry to avoid at work. But, try as we might, it happens, and when it does, it's pretty awkward-not only for the crier, but for everyone nearby. As a manager, I was faced with the uncomfortable responsibility of calming a crying employee on several occasions, and while never would be too soon for me to want to do it again, I did pick up some valuable insight on handling an upset employee or colleague.
The Golden RuleNow, as uncomfortable as you might be, the first and most important consideration when you're staring into the welling eyes of a colleague is empathy. I know, sounds obvious. But the first time one of my employees started to cry in front of me-and the entire team-my first reaction was nearly laughter. I was so surprised, not to mention completely unprepared to handle the situation, that all I could think to do was burst out laughing. Of course, this would've been the absolute worst thin...Read More »
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:54 PM EST | CommentsAh, the video bomb, a classic rite of passage for live television reporters. Most anchors regard it as a pesky occupational hazard of working in unedited television but on Wednesday one reporter took it very seriously when a video bomber interrupted her Superbowl segment.
Traffic anchor Jessica Sanchez of WKMG in Orlando unleashed her inner mean girl while reporting live from New Orleans on Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
When a tipsy woman stumbled into the camera frame and began cheering for the 49-ers, instead of ignoring her or laughing along like a seasoned reporter might do, Sanchez seized the opportunity to insult and humiliate the woman saying, "We were just talking about the STD rate that's going on here. So how long have you had an STD?"
The woman quickly reacts answering, "I don't have an STD."
"Oooh, then why did you want to talk?" asked Jessica in a mock surprised tone.
"I don't have an STD; that is so disrespectful," said the woman...Read More »
- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:24 PM EST | CommentsSource: 6 Ways to Find Out What Your Peers Are Making
More and more companies are revealing how much each employee is getting paid, according to the Wall Street Journal. Advocates say this helps employees "better understand their individual contribution to the whole group." This wage transparency is most often practiced by start-ups, but if you're keen to know how much your peers are making even though your company doesn't reveal the numbers, here are a couple of alternatives:
- Glassdoor: If your company is big enough, you may be able to find out the pay of employees through anonymous salary quotes at Glassdoor.com. What's great about this tool is it gives you specific information on what someone in your position is doing at your company, so the numbers aren't too generalized.
- College career center: Even if many years have passed since your graduation, you can approach your college career center and ask the counselors if they have any statistics of what your fellow
- Babble.com | Work + Money | 9 hours ago | Comments
Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny Chanel...Read More »
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | 10 hours ago | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You'll jump on any opportunity to get ahead -- unless it hurts someone else in the process. You know just where to draw the line today. It's not often you get to put your money where your mouth is, so be sure to pat yourself on the back once the dust settles.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It's hard to remember the purpose behind it all when things are moving so slowly they seem to be standing still. But there is a reason for everything you do, and you would benefit from a reminder today of just what it is.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You need to take the chip off your shoulder today -- nobody is holding you back (unless it's
- Good Housekeeping | Work + Money | 10 hours ago | CommentsThink all you need to do is head to your nearest retailer to snap up the best bargains for the holiday weekend? Think again! To score a real deal, you have to do a little research - and follow these tips from Daniel Butler, the Vice President of Retail Operations for the National Retail Federation.
Follow these tips to score the best deals for Memorial Day.
1. "This week leading in to the holiday watch your mailbox," Butler says. Looking for mailers and circulars is the easiest way to get an idea of what's out there and find out in advance if any retailers are advertising early bird specials. A lot of stores send out coupons for general discounts or specific items too.
2. Forgot your coupon at home? Don't worry! Many stores will give you a new one if you go to customer service or ask at the register.
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3. Hit the clearance rack. Often, if a store's offering a flat discount, it also takes it off sale goods. Butler recommends you double check the retailer's return policy before you buy - many times clearance i...Read More »
- Sorry Zuck, Myspace exec Neda Azafar wouldn't be caught dead in a hoodie.
Myspace employees blow off steam in a rec room tricked out with Ping-Pong tables and basketball hoops.
The woman: Neda Azafar, 32
The job: Senior director of communications at Myspace, which is debuting next month with a new co-owner (Justin Timberlake), URL (new.myspace.com), and music focus.
The uniform: Streamlined yet playful separates from Ted Baker, Diane von Furstenberg, and Marc Jacobs
Company stats: Founded: 2003 Headquarters: Beverly Hills Users: 40 million Employees: 150'
ELLE: When most people think of Myspace, they think of a website they ditched for Facebook in 2006. How can you convince them that the new version is something worth using?
Neda Azafar: We've built a completely new site from the ground up. Myspace started as a social network, pure and simple. Our new vision is homing in on music, because that community still has a need-they've got to reach an audience. There's audio streaming, a social aspect-musicians can connect to fans, and fans to other fans-and music discov...Read More »
The trick is heading to popular winter destinations in warm-weather months. These four are just as fun - and cheap! - during the summer. And it's not too late to get yourself there. By Lisa Tucker McElroy, REDBOOK.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Don't worry-partying college kids are a thing of the past. Fort Lauderdale is now a beachy haven of summer deals for the rest of us.
From May through September, more than 30 attractions (including Butterfly World and Everglades tours) offer two-for-one deals. You can also flag down the Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley for a free tour of the city, or join a complimentary paddle-boarding lesson on Saturday mornings at Deerfield Beach, a hidden gem near a walkway lined with shops and restaurants.
Don't miss the opportunity to observe threatened sea turtles nesting on area beaches-more than 150,000 inches-long hatchlings will make their way into the ocean from March to October. Moonlight turtle walks are $8 at the Anne Kolb Nature Center; pre-registration i...Read More »
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