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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
- Oprah.com | Work + Money | Fri, May 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT | CommentsBy Lynn Andriani
You're Making a Reservation on the Phone
Even great restaurants have empty tables sometimes, and while you might be able to snag one by calling at 5:00 on the evening you want to eat, online services like Savored and OpenTable do a fine job of searching for availability--plus, they reward you with a discount. If you use Groupon-owned Savored, for instance, which currently lists restaurants in 10 cities and is adding more soon, you could pay 30 percent less for food (and drinks, too) if you want to dine that night at 8 p.m., and up to 40 percent if you're willing to eat at 6 p.m. (bonus: no coupons necessary).
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You're Walking in Hungry
You've heard it's not wise to go grocery shopping when you're famished--and it turns out that advice applies to dining out, too. Aaron Allen, a restaurant consultant who has advised clients including The Cheesecake Factory and TGI Fridays, says over-ordering is a common mistake among...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, May 17, 2013 1:49 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Don't rush to take any action today. Take your time and get a second opinion on anything to do with finances, just as you would with issues concerning your health. They are intertwined in more ways than you realize.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Destiny Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When it comes to cash, the details hardly matter today. Like spending on vacation or blowing your rainy day fund, you feel free to spend with wild abandon. As long as you stick to the designated slush fund, enjoy.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Bills, bills, bills -- they are driving you crazy today. It seems as if you just can't get out from under them all. You will, though, and a lot quicker than you i
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, May 17, 2013 1:29 PM EDT | Comments
As Memorial Day approaches, the unofficial start of road trip season is here. So we are getting down to planning this summer's weekend escapes. We've pulled out the atlas (internet), flipped through the pamphlets (websites), and have added many items to our bucket list. Planning your summer getaway?See if any of these amazing national parks and monuments for families can be squeezed in to your road-tripping itinerary.
-By Buzz Bishop
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, May 17, 2013 1:13 PM EDT | Comments
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Even the idea alone seems daunting to most. But for those who are willing and able to take the plunge, figuring out where to begin and how to plan for the future can be the toughest part. Obstacles will arise, finances may run low, and stress can (and probably will) hit an all-time high. In order to avoid as much of that as possible, we asked 17 of our Top 50 Etsy Parents for their best financial, emotional, and technical advice that they wish they had known before they jumped into the wonderful world of self-employment. Check out their tips on starting a business below! - By Babble Editors
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Staying on budget is like starting a new diet - it can be difficult to begin, impossible to resist splurging, and works a hell of a lot better with some support. Make being frugal fun, flirty, and yes, manageable, by getting your partner on board. By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.
Cook the books
Playing chef can be one of the easiest ways to increase your profits, and doing so doesn't mean skimping on ingredients or romance. Buy succulent cuts of steak and salmon, dim the lights, shut off your phones, and decant a bottle of Merlot that would have cost four times as much at a fine restaurant. Bonus: it's totally not tacky to smooch at the table. Then, put your savings towards a truly special, decadent date night. Hate the kitchen? Error-proof meals made in the slow cooker can be prepped quickly before work and are easily stretched throughout the week. On the weekends, bag the expensive brunch and eat breakfast in bed, which may just lead to a steamy afternoon of other gratis activities.
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