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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
- Stylecaster News | Work + Money | 12 hours ago | Comments
By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster
In case there was any doubt, Rihanna made one thing quite clear during a performance last night in Birmingham, England: She is not to be messed with.
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While performing her hit track "We Found Love," RiRi came down off the stage to walk the length of the front row, high-fiving and holding hands with fans along the way. But when one fan held on too long, RiRi struck back, literally: she whacked the fan with her microphone.
Of course, the whole thing was caught on film, which you can watch here. And just to prove just how serious she was, Rihanna tweeted: "Purpose! That b*tch won't let me go" when fans asked her on Twitter if she meant to hit the grabby fan on purpose or by accident. (She's since deleted the Tweet.)
The incident is especially interesting since a similar thing went down between Beyoncé and a fan just a couple weeks ago, though Bey's response was decidedly less direct. She took to the...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | 12 hours ago | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Parents or other older parent figures may not react the way you want them to when you give them 'the big news,' but when has that stopped you? They'll come around eventually. For now, keep on moving toward your stated goal.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You need at least once chunk of time today that is pleasurable and doesn't involve the numbers. Don't bring money into any conversations you may have over dinner, or obsess over them while alone for that matter. Give your mind a much-needed break.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Things are getting pretty tight -- but you're still confident you can stay afloat. It may be a good idea to come up with some contingency plans just in case, Gemini. Look into possible lines of credit.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | 13 hours ago | Comments
At my previous job, I traveled at least two weeks out of every month. I maintained this schedule for three solid years. I was on the road so much that I had to check my itinerary every morning just to remember where I was. I reached the point where business travel was making me and my family miserable. I felt guilty about leaving them so much and they missed me while I was gone. Although many people believe that business trips are glamorous, they really aren't. Most of the time you only get to see hotel rooms and airports. But business travel doesn't have to be all drudgery. After a couple of years of bland hotel food and general travel frustation, I decided to change my attitude about travel and make the most of the opportunities I was given. Click through for 7 ways working parents can make business trips more bearable! -By Frederick J. Goodall...Read More »
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | 14 hours ago | CommentsWhen I was a younger man, I felt some anxiety over my masculinity. This wasn't baseless. I'm a fairly unconventional kind of guy, and have been picked on because of that.
I'm athletic but can think of a hundred things I'd rather do than watch sports. I love to decorate, organize, and clean, but have little interest in home repair, and in general I'm not handy - I can never seem to figure out whether I'm tightening a screw or loosening it. And I've never been the stoic, macho type. As a friend recently put it, I love to prance. I wear the pants around the house, don't get me wrong, but those pants are often tighter than my wife's.
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Add another difference to the stack: if I had the option to take paid paternity leave, I'd do it, as much as possible. Come on! Be at work, slaving for the powers-that-be, or chill at home with a bloody mary, making googly eyes at my newborn child? It's a no brainer.
An article in last week's The Wall St...Read More »
- The Vivant | Work + Money | Tue, Jun 18, 2013 2:07 PM EDT | 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 »
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