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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 »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Jun 3, 2013 1:27 PM EDT | Comments
Here's the problem with that study: of that 40%, 63% are single mothers. So of COURSE they are the primary breadwinner in their families. This means, then, that in reality only 14.8% of two parent households the mother is the primary breadwinner in a two income households.
Much less dramatic, right?
It is also somewhat sad to see that the single moms earn significantly less than married moms, as evidenced by the chart you see on the left, as much as a fourth less. Here's what Pew says is the reason for that disparity:
Compared with all mothers with children under age 18, married mothers who out-earn their husbands are slightly older, disproportionally white and college educated. Single mothers, by contrast, are younger, more likely to be black or Hispanic, and less likely to have a colleg...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, Jun 3, 2013 12:13 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Someone else is just as tirelessly ambitious as you are -- a first! You are being given a run for the money today, and from someone who is supposed to be on your side. You can't afford a single slip today, Aries.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You can't win over everyone today, Taurus. So even though you love nothing more than a challenge, you should focus on the ones that are a sure bet. Go ahead and preach to the choir today -- anything else is just not worth it.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Your cup is full! In fact, it's overflowing. You have enough money to do something for the community, and the will and desire to match it. Go ahead and act on this good impulse, even if it seems extreme to others. You won't always be able to afford to act this angelic!
- Marie Claire | Work + Money | Fri, May 31, 2013 4:34 PM EDT | CommentsKnow Your Target
You can network with virtually anyone, but you'll yield better results by honing in on someone in your field with more experience and power. These are the kinds of contacts that could evolve into mentors.
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Know what you're looking for. If you want a mentor, focus on a notable person in that segment of the industry. (If you're hungry for a publicist position, find someone in that position.) Don't be afraid to use flattery to get what you want. You'd be surprised how well people respond to it! Bring a stack of business cards-but don't just hand them out to everyone. Be selective, and show your appreciation by having some appropriate talking points ready.
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It's always best to approach someone by speaking about something other than work. Break the ice. Remark on details from the event - "These canapés are delicious!" That's a more organic segue into your ...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Work + Money | Fri, May 31, 2013 12:51 PM EDT | CommentsBy Woman's Day Staff
Fill up your shopping cart without emptying your wallet
With those frequent trips to the supermarket, every penny saved counts. Stash lots of cash with these smart-spending tips.
1. Visit the freezer aisle
Out-of-season fruits and vegetables, like berries, corn and peas, are far less expensive (but just as nutritious) when you buy them frozen.
2. Think beyond the supermarket
Pharmacies often have low prices on nonperishables like spices and crackers.
3. Supersize your shopping
Supercenters, like Target and Walmart, tend to sell staple items like coffee, rice, sugar, flour and cereals for up to 15% less than grocery stores.
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4. Snap for the best deal
Use a free price scanner smartphone app (try RedLaser) to scan barcodes while you shop. It compares prices at nearby stores so you can find the best deals.
5. Follow the sales
Items are typically discounted in six- or eight-week cycles. Scan circulars for deals on foods that won't expire, and buy enough to l...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, May 31, 2013 11:48 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're low on energy and even lower on commitment today. It's all you can do to show up. But a lot is expected of you, so force yourself to participate fully -- the more you contribute the more you will get out of the experience, and money is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Things could go either way, depending on how you play them -- and you are torn between your conservative and radical sides. You can see the merits of each, so how do you choose? What you ultimately decide has not much to do with the bottom line.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Someone who was once in your corner is now against you, or the other way around. Whatever direction the change, things are radically different today than they were just yesterday. Adjusting to the
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