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- The Cut | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:32 AM EST | CommentsBy LAUREN SANDLER
You might not know it from the reductive memes on your feminist Facebook friends' newsfeeds, but political scientists have proved women's extraordinary efficacy in federal and state legislatures. Across the board, findings show that the second sex rates first when it comes to effective governance. Women in office secure almost 10 percent more federal funding than their male colleagues and introduce about twice as many bills.
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On a certain level, gender parity in government is an issue of democratic legitimacy: Women are a majority of the American electorate, and yet we have less female representation in government than most of the planet. (In a recent United Nations study of proportional gender representation in government, the U.S. ranked 78th, tied with Turkmenistan.) But according to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - who has campaigned heavily for other female candidates in...Read More »
- Personal Branding Blog | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:25 AM EST | Comments
Not all successful people are happy. Some successful people are stressed out, miserable, angry, frustrated, depressed and lonely. They are barely able to get up in the morning. They trudge through the day. They might as well be breaking rocks on a chain gang in a 110-degree heat, with no water breaks. Their health is bad, their weight is out of control, their back hurts, their eyes hurt, their teeth hurt - basically their life hurts.
A miserable successful person has a terrible personal brand.
Whether you see them online or in life, their presence reflects their misery. They have to beat the bushes to get clients or the next big job. They have to do a lot of work at fire sale prices or less than the best wages. Their big ideas never get fulfilled. They are just working stiffs. Some own their businesses, but they still suffer everyday and they don't know why because they cannot blame their "boss." They are the boss! And, they're afraid or embarrassed to say: "I hate my life."...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:04 AM EST | CommentsEveryone goes through financial difficulties, so don't think you're alone if you've been finding it hard to make ends meet lately. Cleaning up your credit rating isn't the arduous task you'd imagine. It's well worth the effort too, allowing you to qualify for preferable interest rates and lower insurance premiums. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Use a credit card
Yep, I know what you're thinking, using a credit card was the start of your financial woes. Well, now it can help to solve them. Believe it or not using and regularly repaying a credit card will do wonders to improve your credit rating. If you can, try and a card that reports to all three credit bureaus, giving you a maximum boost to your rating.
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2. Check your credit report
It's free to check your credit report, so nothing is stopping you from taking a look at your current scores. Any defaults or late payments will be listed along with your det...Read More »
- Popdust | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 10:31 AM EST | CommentsFrom protest songs to Rock The Vote efforts, pop music and politics are always going to be entwined. After all, both are fundamentally about using language and symbols to craft a pleasing narrative. But many of our most eloquent artists have stumbled when they enter the political arena, where words and standards are more strictly enforced.
To celebrate the madness that happens when pop stars go political, we've rounded up a list of the misinformed, inelegant or just plain stupid things musicians have said when they're trying to make a point.
This nasty booster track, released at the height of the 2008 campaign, was the exact kind of endorsement Obama didn't need, and in a move reminiscent of Bill Clinton's...Read More »
- By Scam Buster Chics | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 2:18 AM EST | Comments
According to http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/01/18/10177017-homeless-numbers-down-but-risks-rise?lite In this economy, people should run back ground checks on people including, landlords, employers, and more! People are struggling and are in desperate need of finances. Some people are in such desperate need that their lack of integrity gets the better of them. In one sad article on the site Rip Off Report Says "One Registered Nurse Yvonne B. Johnson a disgraced unethical nurse that was having sex with her private duty clients husband while the client was dying, becomes a slum lord, and then stays with the clients that is now deceased husband and is now abusing the elderly man and renting slum properties....Read More »
According to http://www.ripoffreport.com/yvonne-johnson-speye/landlords/redondo-beach-california-18c73.htm One Ex Tenant from 2011 writes " Yvonne Johnson is a slum lord in the South Bay area of California that is unethical. She abuses her live in Lover Arthur Beck, who
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