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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
- The Vivant | Work + Money | 14 hours ago | Comments
By Spencer Cain, The Vivant
Another day, another ridiculously pricey drama for Justin Bieber. The 19-year-old is seemingly always in the headlines for driving-related snafus, and obviously today is no different. It's being reported that last night, the Biebs committed a major no-no when he was cruising around Hollywood in his $230,000 white Ferrari-the same one he allegedly terrorized his swanky gated community in Calabasas in.
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According to reports, he was exiting a comedy show at The Laugh Factory alongside his partner in crime, rapper Lil Twist, at 11:45 p.m. last night. The paparazzi naturally went nuts, and the valet clearly brought around his sleek whip. The duo hopped in and attempted to flee the area, but apparently, a photographer has his leg lodged in between the Ferrari and another parked car-so he was ultimately injured.
Bieber didn't wait around to see the aftermath, and ...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | 16 hours ago | Comments
Reading Amanda Bynes' Twitter feed is like watching bad reality TV. We shouldn't look, but we can't help ourselves. In the throes of what can only be described as a meltdown, you can't help but wonder who is looking out for her, and when will she get help. This is the woman who in recent months has called both Miley Cyrus and Drake 'ugly,' and said Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna because she wasn't pretty enough - who has also been arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out her window. As she is evicted from her New York apartment and her father hopes to stage an intervention, it is interesting to look back at the child stars who have walked this tragic line before her. Between the headlines and the gossip, underneath the scandal and the outrage, there are lessons to be learned and lives to be supported. Click through for 7 child stars who went off the deep end! -By Suzanne Cowie...Read More »
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | 16 hours ago | CommentsBy now, most tech-savvy households have installed some kind of wireless network. Whether you use it to download e-books to your Kindle, stream movies to your iPad, or just occasionally log on from the bedroom, a wireless network brings efficiency, convenience, and flexibility.
But it can also lead to frustration. While you may get a perfectly good signal in the bedroom, you're lucky if you get any signal at all in the kitchen. And forget about the idea of working outside in the summer. The promise of high-speed Internet access gives way to dropped connections, constant buffering, and agonizingly slow Web browsing.
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But there are some simple steps you can take to improve the range and performance of your wireless network - and they don't involve buying expensive equipment or re-wiring your home. Try some of these tips and see if you notice an improvement:
Replace your router's antenna. The antennas that...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | 17 hours ago | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You can be pretty insightful when you need to be, and today you have to be. All of the real communication is taking place between the lines today, so be sure to keep all forms of radar on full-throttle at all times. Your bottom line depends on it.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're feeling talkative today, which could be out of character for you. Be cautious, though -- you could spill the beans in a costly way if you're not careful. Your safest bet is to play it safe by putting a zipper on it. Sigh.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Everyone you meet has the potential to throw a new idea into the mix -- or a wrench into the works, as the case may be. You need to be open minded yet cautious today, but definitely don't hold back from meeting new people.
Today's Gemini Readi
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:47 AM EDT | Comments
When my husband and I got married, we didn't really discuss who would handle our finances. We stood, rather awkwardly, in the lobby of our bank and almost wordlessly, switched over his name to all my existing accounts. Although my husband is a math teacher, I happily run much of our financial life. The bills, the credit cards, the checking accounts, retirement, and rather meager starts to our kids' education fund have all fallen squarely into the "things I do" category. I think it's pretty common for one partner to take the reins in the money department, but as I found out the hard way, it can also be a lonely and overwhelming business to run the financial show solo. As it turns out, talking freely about our finances was a boost to our relationship and our bank account. Click through for 8 financial conversations you need to have with your partner! -By Chaunie Brusie...Read More »
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