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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
Long days, curling waves, flashing fireflies - Mother Nature provides lots of summer fun absolutely free. But we've found her some competition this year. These giveaways and too-good-to-be-true freebies will keep you and your wallet on vacation all the way to fall. By Sandy M. Fernández, REDBOOK.
1. Do a sun salutation
Top yoga teachers will lead free outdoor classes at the third annual Yoga in the City festival in San Francisco (May 12), Chicago (June 2), New York City (June 9), and Los Angeles (June 30). More than 20,000 people joined in last year, so you might want to stake out your mat early.
2. Bite into a doughnut
Friday, June 7, celebrates National Doughnut Day, which began as a way of honoring Salvation Army "lassies" who served baked goods to troops during World War I. In their honor, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away a doughnut with every drink, and all Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are participating with no purchase necessary (check the company's Facebook page for details...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | 23 hours ago | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're upset for no apparent reason. It feels to you as if everything is going wrong -- so why is everyone else so upbeat? The numbers speak for themselves, Aries. Focus on them and you'll feel just fine.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Destiny Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're feeling like a moody malcontent today. The best medicine -- assuming you want to be cured -- is to share some of what you have with someone in need. There are plenty of people out there to choose from, Taurus.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Past Life Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You dig into deep pockets when you want to help, but your efforts can be scattered. Instead of having your contributions spread all over the board, why not focus on one or two cau
- Babble.com | Work + Money | 23 hours ago | Comments
Memorial Day is part of a long-weekend holiday created to celebrate the men and women who died serving in the United States military. Somehow, it has morphed into an unofficial celebration of summer - complete with cookouts, pool openings, and amazing sales to help us start our summer off under budget. This is a great weekend for bargain hunters no matter what you're shopping for. You'll find plenty of yard sales, blowouts, knock-down discounts, and Memorial Day sales to satisfy the deal chaser in you. Click through for 7 snag-worthy items to help you save big! -By Heather Sokol...Read More »
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | 23 hours ago | CommentsOwning a home has long been part of the American Dream. For many, that dream means sacrificing for up to 30 years to ensure the mortgage payment is made on time each and every month. Many financial experts highly recommend paying off a mortgage loan before planning to retire to keep monthly living costs as low as possible.
Here are 5 tips for alleviating mortgage debts earlier:
1. Set Up Automatic Payments
If your lender allows it, you can set up your mortgage payments to coincide with your payroll dates. Many lenders will let you pay weekly or bi-weekly based on when you get your check. The good part of this method is there are some weeks where you are paid three times in a month which would mean extra payments are going towards your loan.
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2. Send a Little Extra
When you make your monthly loan payment, write the check out for more than what is required. For example, if your loan note is...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 22, 2013 10:06 AM EDT | CommentsIf you're looking for the best pet-friendly restaurants, vets, and apartments, the new app "Where My Dogs At" is here for you. It's kind of a Yelp for dogs, and their people. The app also helps people find a myriad of other dog-related services: dog walkers, groomers, dog parks, pet supply stores, you name it.
The app has many of the features of other social networking tools, although instead of checking in, you "mark your territory." Businesses and locations are rated on a scale of zero to five paws.
Like Facebook, Where My Dogs At can also be used to share photos and meet other dog-minded people.
The app is free and available in both iPhone and droid formats. Co-founder Jonathan Kolker told the LA Times that he plans to monetize the app by offering geo-targeted ads, and offering an upgraded version people would pay for.
Kolker said he already plans to update the current app with sections for pet-friendly hotels and pet-related events....Read More »
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