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- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 10, 2013 4:00 PM EST | CommentsIf all the celebrity back-patting during award season makes you sick to your stomach, luckily there's a panacea: the 33rd Annual Razzie awards, created in 1980 to "dis-honor" the worst films and performances of the year.
K-Stew, what in the world is this outfit?
Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
In 2010, actress Sandra Bullock won a Razzie for Worst Actress and an Oscar in the same weekend and was a great sport about it.
This year, the nominees for Worst Actress are spot on.
Katherine Heigl for One for the Money
What was this movie about, anyway? Something to do with Gerard Butler being a bounty hunter, we don't even remember. Katherine Heigl has as much appeal as a stale piece of white bread or the worst taste in scripts, or both.
Milla Jovovich for Resident Evil #5: Retribution
This series has its fans, but one called this most recent film "THE WORST DISAPPOINTMENT EVER," which is saying a lot. Though it might work for actress Frances McDormand (whose husband is one-half of the Coen Brothers), it...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 10, 2013 8:29 AM EST | Comments
By Raechel Conover, Cheapism.com
New year, maybe new job? If you're on the hunt for a job, you need a resume. Perhaps you're wondering how to improve one that already exists. Perhaps you don't have a resume and need to create one. You have two options: You can send your credentials off to a resume writing service and pay big bucks -- figure on at least $100 -- or you can do some research and tackle the job yourself -- for free. Frugal consumers will clearly opt for the latter.
Landing a great job starts with a well written resume.
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Here are some tips to help you write a resume that could put you in the running for that next big employment opportunity.
Remember the basics. It's truly amazing how many people forget to include the easy stuff when they write a resume. Don't, under any circumstance, send a resume without including your name, address, phone number, and email. And place this vital information at the top of the page where it won't be missed.
Rethink your objective statement. Th...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 2:43 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
Make any gig more fun with these 6 tips.
Think back: Remember all the reasons you took this job in the first place. Was it the sweet hours? A quickie commute? Tons of responsibility? Then come up with ways to rekindle the excitement you felt on day one, says Jane Boucher, author of How to Love the Job You Hate. Go out after work and enjoy your free evenings; bike to the office just because you can.
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Escape your desk: Working endless hours can affect your productivity. Take an honest-to-goodness lunch break (we know, crazy, right?) and eat your salad in the park or hit a yoga class. You'll be more effective after a time-out, research shows.
Set two goals: Make one short-term-"I'll go to two networking events this month"-to get an instant sense of satisfaction that you're opening doors to a happier future. The other should be bigger-picture: "In a year I want to get promoted." Clear-cut goals increase your energy and...Read More »
- Wed, Jan 9, 2013 3:46 PM EST | CommentsBY CHARLOTTE COWLES
Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for HBO's Girls, wants to dispel any rumors about "high fashion" items appearing in season two. "It's totally not true," she says, laughing. She'd mentioned Givenchy shoes in an interview a few weeks ago, and her quote got misconstrued through the Internet's game of telephone: "Three versions later, the conclusion was that I had loaned my own, personal shoes to a guest star and how quaint and 'Brooklyn' that was," she says. "And that isn't what happened at all!"
Despite the gossip, Rogien insists that the characters' wardrobes will stay pretty consistent. "When we came back for season two, the first thing that we did was unpack all of the closets from the first season and pull basics," she says. "We reincorporated their existing pieces and used them as stepping stones, just like real girls do. It's not very realistic for any of these characters to get an entirely new wardrobe every year, so we didn't do that either." Instead, she mined vintage and thrift stores like Beacon's Closet and Amarcord Vintage for new, but still worn-in, pieces to integrate.
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Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath, for instance, re-wears her entire shoe closet (think Bass loafers), and handbags and accessories. But some pieces that got too much play last season were taken out of rotation. "For instance, the blue plaid dress that Hannah wore last season - there was so much association with it, and it had too much attached to it, so we put it in storage," says Rogien.
As for criticism of the character's wardrobes, of which there has been plenty, Rogien says she does her best to steer clear of it. "I was incredibly thankful to be incredibly busy shooting this show, so I didn't have a lot of time to read a lot of the coverage," she says. "Some of the notes were quite critical. I read one piece that was like, 'If I was dressing these characters, I would do everything differently,' and that's when I said, 'Okay, I have to pull myself out of the blogosphere and just focus on making decisions for the characters the way we've been making them all along.'" She adds, "The real world is not the same as the world of our show. And I tried really hard to keep those things separate."
Rogien will sometimes go to great lengths to make the characters look a bit off, as normal twentysomethings so often do. "For Hannah, there are pieces we completely re-cut so that they will fit in a slightly disheveled, slightly rumpled, slightly scattered way," she says. "We're trying to reflect the reality of the characters, but it's also a TV show, so we did take some artistic liberty with the clothes."
- Forbes.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:47 PM EST | Comments
By Susan AdamsI once worked on a team that helped produce a nightly television news show. The format didn't vary much, the deadlines were the same every night and my colleagues and I were experienced pros. But our senior producer had a tough time letting us just do our thing. Even though we sat in offices mere feet from the boss, she wanted us to send frequent e-mail updates on our progress. We could've been the most crackerjack TV producers. If we didn't keep the boss in the loop, she thought we were falling down on the job.
Consider asking your boss about his or her previous work experience.
That's because this boss had what management professor Joe Magee calls a strong sense of ownership over the work her staff performed. An authority on power and politics within organizations, Magee teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business. In order to be successful at work, he recommends employees get curious about their bosses' backgrounds, their goals, their values and their day-to-day management styles. To that end, he's come up with 10 questi...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Tue, Apr 30, 2013 12:18 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Success is not your destiny! Nor should you think it is. You have to work for what you want and not assume that the wind will blow you in the right direction. This is a good day to plot a course for the near future and beyond.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You can't blow through things if you want to do a good job. You have to slow down, take a few deep breaths and tell yourself that some things just can't be rushed. Focus on doing a good job rather than on finishing.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Maya-Aztec Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're wondering how you rate in life. Your scale can be anything from sleeping in tents vs. McMansions, to hardboiled eggs vs. Eggs Benedict. Whatever it is y
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Apr 29, 2013 1:50 PM EDT | Comments
While traveling through cities in the United States, wouldn't it be great if you could pinpoint where the worst traffic was? There is nothing I loathe more than driving in city traffic. Maybe it's the country girl in me or perhaps I'm just not used to the congestion, but busy highways and traffic filled streets get me nervous and stressed. INRIX, the leading international provider of traffic information and driver services released their Traffic Scorecard Annual Report which reveals the cities with the most traffic congestion in 2012. For the last couple of years they noticed declines in congestion but for 2012 traffic was up 4%. Although this is certainly bad news for drivers there is a positive side to it as well. A rise in traffic means a turn in the economy which is certainly what we are all hoping for. Click through for 7 of the worst traffic spots in the USA! -By Nadia Carriere
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're destined to cross the finish line, but you may get there in fits and starts. If you take advantage of every opportunity that's presented today, you'll find yourself making huge strides toward your financial goal. Keep your eyes open and stay ready to pounce.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Intimacy Secrets Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You know what your goals are and keeping your mind on them helps you stay motivated and focused. You're lucky to have such a strong sense of purpose; don't waste time today with those who are any less driven to succeed.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Life Path Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
No one can hold you back today! You are a powerhouse, and when others try to tackle you, you shake them of
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:35 PM EDT | Comments
Bill splitting apps
When you're out with your friends, splitting the check can get complicated. Do you divide the cost evenly or itemize everyone's drinks and entrées? How much should each person chip in for the tip? And splitting larger bills-like rent, utilities, and keeping your apartment stocked with toilet paper-can add even more complexity.
Well, I've got some good news: There are a bunch of great apps that do the calculating-and in some cases even the communicating-for you. Take your pick and download them for less than $1 each (a small price to pay for not having to ask your roommate for her share of the electric every month).
1. Splitwise: For Easy Transfers
This free app, available for iPhone and Android, is ideal if you're frequently sharing expenses with someone, like a roommate. Splitwise keeps a running total of who owes who what-from the last three grocery runs you made to the Friday happy hour that your roommate sprung for. When you're ready to pay up, a simple Pay...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:07 PM EDT | Comments
Saying good-bye to your friends is always hard, but saying good-bye to your television friends is even harder. Don't you just hate it when the best scripted television shows have to bow out after several seasons on air, leaving you with the empty feeling that you have nothing to watch (or do) during the Thursday evening 9:00 p.m. timeslot? Well that's exactly how I'm going to feel when "The Office" airs its final season premiere next month and to be quite honest with you, I'm not ready to change the channel just yet. I don't know about you, but that one is going to be a real tearjerker for me! Check out some of the most memorable series finales on television ever below and tell us, did you cry as much as I did when Rachel and Ross finally kissed in his apartment after he tried to stop her from going to Paris? Or when Mr. Big chased after Carrie in the City of Love too (it's always Paris, isn't it?). - By Joanna Mazewski
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