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- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Dec 26, 2012 7:14 AM EST | CommentsAsk just about anyone what personality trait grates his or her nerves the most, and a braggart is bound to top the list. So, it makes sense that most of us are loathe to toot our own horns, for fear of coming across as obnoxious. Especially in the office. This obviously makes standing out in the workplace a bit of a challenge. But, given that promotions aren't exactly being doled out by the truckload these days, we all need to find ways to highlight our own talents. With that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind that'll help you impress your boss with your stellar skills without coming across like an egomaniac.
Toot Your Own Horn
No Splashing in the Shallow EndWhen you're first starting a new job, or even a new role, it's important not to make a big entrance right off the bat. For example, if you want to show off your Excel wizardry, simply declaring you're the best in the land isn't going to impress anyone.
Instead, start small and subtle. Craft your best spreadsheet possible for whatever...Read More »
- Thu, Dec 20, 2012 5:16 PM EST | Commentsby Brides
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 3:42 PM EST | CommentsIt turns out the leggy contestants of Miss Universe aren't total naturals when it comes to strutting the runway. They've actually been schooled by one of the biggest names in modeling you've probably never heard of: Lu Celania Sierra, a supermodel who has parlayed her years of experience into a thriving runway coach business.
Lu Celania Sierra, seated at right, coaching a model
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Now in her sixth year as the official coach of the Miss Universe pageant, Sierra gets just a few intense days—which must be shared with time for the choreographer—to help every contestant polish crucial details of her walk, pose, expressions and hand positioning. And, because of the crunch time, the elegant, pull-no-punches coach says she must be sure to keep everyone's eyes on the prize.
"When I'm a little harsh, it's because I have to say, 'Listen, we don't have time to play around,'" she explains in a behind-the-scenes video on the website for her coaching business, Alup International. In the video, she tells a studi...Read More »
- The Cut | Fashion | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST | Comments
By Charlotte Cowles
The Brooklynettes do not walk, they bounce, and usually in unison.
When five members of the dance team arrived at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club before practice last Thursday night, they bobbed up to the table in a straight line, like birds in formation. They all wore gleaming black spandex tights, black Adidas sneakers, and black-and-white hoodies zipped to the same mid-chest height to show the tops of their sports bras, which were emblazoned with the Brooklynettes logo in graffiti-style writing. Their makeup was TV-ready, with thick strips of false eyelashes and liquid eyeliner. They looked like real-life Barbies, only with better posture and brighter smiles.
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The cleverly titled dance team affiliated with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, the Brooklynettes began their first season at the new Barclays Center in Prospect Heights this fall. Ten of them stayed on from the former ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 1:55 PM EST | Comments
Officer Tony Lepore is a holiday tradition in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The police veteran comes out of retirement every year for one reason and one reason only: To direct traffic. While dancing.
"He is a Rhode Island landmark, more or less. He's an icon, he's like a little mini celebrity," Michelle Peterson, an emergency medical technician who lives in Warwick, Rhode Island, told The Associated Press. "It feels good to see him out here; it definitely brings the holiday spirit." We took a look at some of his moves and we have to admit, we'd risk a jaywalking ticket to get a closer look. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine....Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 3:49 PM EDT | Comments
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when running your own business. From market pressures and financial woes to family concerns and confidence issues, it's common for even the most resourceful entrepreneurs to feel helpless at times. Yet those tools that you need to get your business running smoothly or to take an already thriving one to the next level are more plentiful and easily accessible than you might think. This month, 15 of our Top 50 Etsy Parents reveal the one resource or tip that forever changed their businesses for the better. Whether a book, website, inspiring phrase, or creative way to consume caffeine, these entrepreneurs are onto something! - By Babble Editors
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:35 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not a kid anymore, and today you can feel your energy and stamina flagging. The cure could be as simple as a good night's sleep or as complex as a change in diet. Spend some time cooking up healthy food today! It will boost you, which will boost your bottom line.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your allegiances are strained today -- or someone you thought you could count on isn't there for you. Whatever it is that has you questioning your safety net, it's a good day to re-weave it so you depend less on others and more on yourself.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're sick of kicking ideas around. You're ready to take some action! You nee
- Astrology.com | Work + Money | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:41 AM EDT | Comments
A Sign-by-Sign Look at Financial Self-Sabotage
Despite your best efforts to keep a smooth financial flow going in your life, how many times do you fail to set it straight? If you're willing to face your inner saboteur induced by quirks of your Sun sign's personality, you'll be halfway toward getting it right!
Just as you start to make progress on your spending-savings ratio, impulse buys and kamikaze spending habits can instantly set you back in the red. You love challenges, so try saving a quarter of your income over the next year. Put that Arian noggin to good use -- a penny saved is one Ram less burned.
Playing it too safe, putting all your eggs in one basket, or being loyal to a financial fault are just a few typical Taurus no-nos when it comes to avoiding monetary fiascos. Of course, with Taurus being the sign of money, it's rarely that dramatic. Rather, it's usually a slow draining of funds that happens over time when you refuse to bust a risky move.
Blame it on the evil twin who steals your cre...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:12 PM EDT | Comments
When celebrities are open about their private lives, they do us all a favor by raising awareness about various health issues and causes. John Wayne, for example, is considered a trailblazer in Hollywood for coming forward about having cancer during an era when celebrities typically did not speak of such things. Autism is considered a new developmental disorder, as it did not clinically exist until 1944. This list of famous people with autism includes the full spectrum of the diagnosis. There are many celebrities and famous people that are just now being diagnosed as adults. Click through for 7 famous people with autism! -By Dresden ShumakerRead More »
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! Blogger | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:43 PM EDT | Comments
The organization Bike New York is pulling the signs that had been promoting its popular Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City. Installed on bus shelters and in subways and commuter trains, the ads picture a packed crowd at the starting line flanked by two dramatic pyrotechnic displays shooting flames skyward. The signs use a photograph of last year's event. They are being removed in response to the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. They were deemed too reminiscent of the explosions detonated near the race's finish line.
The cycling event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, is expected to draw 32,000 participants for the 40-mile tour of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
"Our hearts are with the people of Boston," Ken Podziba, the CEO of Bike New York, tells Yahoo! Shine. "Out of respect for the victims and their fami...Read More »
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