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- Tue, Jan 8, 2013 2:16 PM EST | CommentsNothing makes the long chill of winter seem less cold than feeling the heat of spring by virtue of the latest ad campaigns. See which models made the cut, which photographers are changing the game and which collections will be on the top of your wish list in BAZAAR's best of Spring 2013 ads round up. Check back for updates, plus peruse the best ads of 2012.
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The Biggest Fall Fashion Trends
Famous Supermodels Who Are Best Friends
The Bag of The Year 2012
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Wed, Jan 9, 2013 8:44 AM EST | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Hopefully by now you've had a chance to unwind a bit from the holidays and get back into the old routine. But if you haven't enjoyed enough R&R you may be ready to plan your next trip. Whether you're in the mood for a sandy beach or a powdery snow-covered mountain, there are a couple of three-day weekends in January and February to take advantage of. But what about getting to the destination? If you're booking flights in January or February, here's what you need to know.
Fly away on a holiday. ...
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Many flights in January will, on average, be cheaper than those for the busy travel days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. But the first few months of the year are especially cold in most of the country and travelers often look for any excuse to get away. This may be old news to some, but the general rules are worth restating: Book flights 21 days before travel for the best deals; the best time to book flights is around 3 p....Read More »
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Mon, Jan 7, 2013 4:52 PM EST | Comments
In honor of Mentoring Month, we take a look at the experience of becoming an hermano or hermana to a child in need of guidance and encouragement.As President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Lydia Muniz stays busy overseeing the largest mentoring organization in Florida, but it was not until recently that she became a Big Sister herself.
Mentoring children into life success
A few years ago, the CEO became a Big Sister to a very inquisitive 9-year old; the BBBS president and her Little Sister, Izca, began to meet for library visits or chat about school over ice cream. Izca's mother, a newcomer to the US, was delighted. "Big Brothers Big Sisters is not there to replace her mother. [Hispanic] Single mothers may have limitations because of language and income. These may limit her capacity, not as a mother, but as someone who can offer opportunities and open the US to her children," says Muniz who finds herself enjoying a beautiful friendship with this young Latina, in addition to having helped Izca join a program for g...Read More »
- Tue, Jan 8, 2013 4:52 PM EST | CommentsBy Perrie Samotin, StyleCaster
Thanks to a heavy-spending holiday season and a financial hubbub that may well impact many paychecks, shopping smarter is a key theme for 2013. However, since we all have our own strategies and preferences when it comes to retail, shopping more intellegently may mean different things to different people.
For starters, there's the quality-versus-quantity ideology. While some of us may prefer to save by shopping at fast-fashion stores, others might prefer the method of saving up and splurging on one or two big-ticket over the course of the year. If the latter sounds like your 2013 shopping plan, keep reading! We caught up with the fashion director of Barneys New York, Tomoko Ogura, for expert insight on what investment items folks should consider this year.
While some items on Ogura's list feature familiar brands (Manolo Blahnik, Hermés), others are from equally stylish, if lesser-known, labels such as Hoorsenbuhs, Greg Lauren, and Delveaux, which-for fashion lovers like us-adds a pleasant element of originality to our shopping endeavors, while also putting noteworthy new designers on our (and your!) radar. Read on for luxury fashion spurges that-if you're looking to spend on both style and quality-might be worth the investment in 2013.
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- Reader S Digest Magazine | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 7, 2013 2:40 PM EST | CommentsIf you send e-mail, post updates on Facebook, check your bank account balance online, or do most anything that requires the Internet, you're at risk of being hacked.
How not to get hacked.
In fact, last August, Mat Honan, senior writer for tech magazine Wired-someone presumably well aware of the dangers of hacking-got hacked. He lost data from his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, including all photos of his one-year-old daughter. "My entire digital life was destroyed," he wrote on wired.com. Luckily, embracing the Luddite lifestyle isn't your only option. These five simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being hacked.1. Be aware of what you share You don't have to delete your Facebook or Twitter account to say safe, but posting birth dates, graduation years, or your mother's maiden name-info often used to answer security questions to access your accounts online or over the phone-on social-media sites makes a hacker's job even easier.
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, May 30, 2013 12:00 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's clear that the 'help' you've hired isn't going to be of much help at all. Before you sign on the dotted line, take the opportunity to express the problems, and your expectations for their solutions. The listen hard to the reply!
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Past Life Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If you've fallen on hard financial times, there's no reason to suffer through it alone. You can share what's going on without having to get into all the gory details, Taurus. There is actually some comfort to be found in the company of other unfortunates!
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Some things can't be put off for another day -- and an important communication is one of them. If you delay, you make things more costly than imaginable -- and you'll be stuck with the ungodly bill. So speak up, Gemini.
Today's Gemini Reading: F
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 30, 2013 11:04 AM EDT | Comments
In case you haven't come across this type of content yourself on Facebook, you should be aware that there are currently lots and lots of misogynist groups and pages on the site titled things like, "Violently Raping Your Friend Just for Laughs" and "Kicking your Girlfriend in the Fanny because she won't make you a Sandwich." Feminists, mothers and feminist mothers have long pointed out Facebook's hypocrisy in allowing pages like the aforementioned to flourish all over the site while banning users for posting breastfeeding photos. Unfortunately, that kind of logical argument has made almost no impact on the higher-ups at Facebook headquarters (nice job Leaning In on that one, Sandberg), but what has made an impact with them is losing advertisers.
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Thanks to a bunch of plucky women from organizations like Everyday Sexism and Women, Action and the Media, 15 advertisers left Facebook in the past few days because they didn't want their content to...Read More »
- The Cut | Work + Money | Wed, May 29, 2013 4:06 PM EDT | Comments
By Kurt Soller
When I first saw the headline, I actually rolled my eyes. "Why Men Still Can't Have It All." We've finally reached the inevitable point when Lean In crossed the gender divide: another article on Sandberg's book and social movement, this time by a man. Worse yet, a man whom I used to work with at my old job at Esquire, a guy who had coincidentally attended the same college I did, and whom I considered something of a role-model-from-afar if we're being completely honest. A guy who had a solid magazine career, a great wardrobe, what seemed like a decent amount of fun, and then went home to a family with kids each night.
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A few months ago, when Lean In was being released, a male friend Gchatted to tell me that his boss had told him to "lean in." His manager was also a guy, and this was around the moment when everyone was sort of using Sheryl Sandberg's catchphrase as shorthand for "have some ba...Read More »
- Marie Claire | Work + Money | Wed, May 29, 2013 1:47 PM EDT | Comments
From hard-hitting news producers to terrorist-hunting CIA agents, the range of careers held down by our favorite female characters on TV has never been wider. But just how realistic are these portrayals? Marie Claire asked real-life pros to weigh in. By Karen Schwartz
The Job: CIA Officer
HOMELAND: Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)
WHAT THE SHOW NAILS: People skills. "Intelligence-gathering is human beings getting information from other human beings," says J.C. Carleson, a former officer with the CIA's Clandestine Service and author of the recently published Work Like a Spy (Penguin). "It's not about gadgets. It's labor-intensive and psychologically demanding."
WHAT'S PURE FICTION: The superhero agent. "Carrie's job is a combination of about four different jobs at the CIA. But Carrie does it all, and that doesn't happen." Another implausibility: the dynamic between Carrie and her supervisor Saul (Mandy Patinkin). "There's no way someone that senior would be as involved in...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 29, 2013 11:34 AM EDT | Comments
Anne Lamott, the honest, hilarious author of many heartbreaking and hopeful non-fiction and fiction books, recently came to my city. The moment when I felt like she was speaking directly to me came when someone asked which authors she loves, what books have meant the most to her. "I was a girl who found literal salvation in chapter books," she explained. "Pippi Longstocking, Beezus and Ramona, Little Women." An audible "ahhh" rose up from the audience. As parents, we get the joy of rediscovering the books we loved as kids - and celebrities read them too. I am even more thankful to the late, brilliant Beverly Cleary for the Ramona and Henry Huggins and other series she penned now that I've re-read them all with my son. Click through for 7 celebrity book-lovers and their favorite children's books! -By Jessica Ashley
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