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- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 5:03 PM EST | CommentsIn gender-(in)equality-news-that-makes-me-angry today, new research shows that the more men and women stick to different trades and professions, the more equal the overall pay average is for the two sexes. Um...what?
Huh? New research says women should stay out of men's professions.
By Natasha Burton
Looking at various countries' workforces, researchers at the University of Cambridge, found that pay is most equal in countries like Slovenia, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, and Hungary where men and women work in different occupations to a greater extent than in many of the other countries examined. Countries like the U.S., Japan, the Czech Republic, Austria, and the Netherlands, where men and women tend to work in the same fields, showed larger gaps in pay, with men's being higher.
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The study didn't highlight the fields that men and women typically work in for those countries with more occupational segregation and less of a wage gap. But, we'd imagine that women aren't holding the high-paying, high-power jobs in business,...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 7:47 PM EST | CommentsAt some offices, holiday gift-giving is pretty standardized: The whole department draws names, or you have a gift exchange, or everyone decides to go in together to get the boss a lovely gift basket or some concert tickets. And then at other companies, you're pretty much shooting in the dark. What can you get your manager that will impress her, without going overboard and making her (or anyone else) think you're a brown-noser? (And, if we're really being honest, that won't blow your entire holiday bonus check.)
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No matter what type of boss you're shopping for, we've got you covered with these perfect gift picks, all under $50.
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 5:29 PM EST | CommentsMore video footage is shot today than ever before. The reason? Smartphones. They are always with us; they are easy to use; and an increased confidence in our ability to take halfway-decent still shots has led us to believe that we can also be the next Steven Spielberg when it comes to video.
5 steps to taking easier videos with your smartphone
Video has found its way into more and more careers. Personally, I work with it on a regular basis as a CTO and blogger; but even if you don't directly work with online content, chances are your company has a website and a social media presence where video is featured. And I'm not talking multi-million dollar Hollywood-worthy video. I'm talking about in-house, amateur video featuring a product or offering a window into the world of your brand. These types of videos are commonly created with smartphones.
Unfortunately, most of our smartphone videos are destined to disappoint. The shaky and grainy images are usually played back straight away and forgotten, gathering digital dust until it's time fo...Read More »
- Tue, Dec 18, 2012 5:26 PM EST | CommentsThis time of year it seems like every fashionista is in search of the perfect party dress. December is full of parties -- office parties, Hanukkah parties, Christmas parties, New Year's Parties, parties with family, parties with friends, you name it. Unfortunately, with everything else that is going on this month, it can be hard to find one perfect party dress, let alone one for every separate event! That's why I'm always on the lookout for dresses that will work for multiple celebrations. This year I picked two totally opposite occasions -- the office holiday party and New Year's Eve -- and gave myself the challenge of finding a dress to work for both. Trust me, ladies, with a little imagination and a few carefully-chosen accessories, it can be done! Here are 7 amazing dresses to take you from your office party to New Year's Eve. - By Chelsea Fuss
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- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Dec 18, 2012 7:23 PM EST | Comments
Sometimes, these phrases are harmless, but others, well, let's just say it pays to read between the lines a little bit. We chatted with a recruitment consultant from a Toronto-based executive search firm and got the skinny on what these cryptic bullet points may really mean. Read on for a quick translation guide-plus what you should ask during an interview to make sure you uncover any major red flags.
"Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned."This line signals a job that will give you a variety of job duties, which can be great if you're the kind of person who thrives on every day feeling a little bit different. Just beware that "other t...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 11, 2013 1:53 PM EDT | CommentsCell phone cameras. We all carry them but how often do we use them? And if we use them, then what do we do with the photos? Most of the time they stay hidden away in the phone, forgotten until one day we hit the delete button.
cell phone photo
And if we do manage to figure out how to transfer the photos to a web site or a computer, we're often disappointed with the results. We're left with the impression that cell phone cameras are the digital equivalent of those 12-shot throwaways that used to be so popular. OK for a night out with the girls but not for the serious photographer.
However, it doesn't have to be that way. Led by smartphone technology, there have been some dramatic improvements in the quality of phone cameras, including more megapixels, better lenses, and higher storage capacity. In fact, phone cameras are one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market, winning market share from the low-end offerings of more traditional camera manufacturers.
Unfortunately, m...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:40 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Making spontaneous decisions is the way to go today -- as long as not much money is involved. You can pick just the right place to have lunch or the right pair of shoes, but when it comes to big ticket items or long-term investments, you're not a good bet.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You can feel the lull before the storm. It's a great time to prepare for the worst today, and you can forget about the 'while expecting the best' part of the old saw. Batten down the hatches while you still have time to.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Someone is bubbling over with enthusiasm today -- is it you? If so, then use that energy to make some serious p
- Good Housekeeping | Work + Money | Thu, Apr 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT | CommentsBy harnessing the power of collaborative consumption, you can save money. If you're unfamiliar with the term, collaborate consumption refers to the sharing of goods and services. For example, it could involve sharing bikes, cars, and homes, exchanging or selling clothes or electronics, or the bartering of services and tasks. With the rapid proliferation of mobile apps, social media tools, and web-based services, we're in the midst of a radical revolution for the consumption of commodities. Traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, swapping, and the like are being redefined by peer communities. Forbes recently estimated that the revenue from the so-called "share economy" that will wind up in peoples' wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year alone.
Make money by sharing with these helpful tips
Here are a few of the shared economy approaches available:
Unloading or Swapping Products - Just because you no longer need something, doesn't mean it's reached the end of its usable life. Whether your kids have outgrown toys...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Wed, Apr 10, 2013 8:02 PM EDT | Comments
Myths we tell college grads
I'm sure you've heard the news: Millennials are the worst generation in history. We're "deluded narcissists," not to mention unprofessional, entitled, and unemployed.
Or are we? I'm here to tell you that-just like the critique of past generations-this isn't true for the majority of us. In fact, many of us value hard work, getting ahead, commitment, and even philanthropy. This criticism is a myth-and sadly, only one of many we are told as we enter the working world.
As I embarked on my graduation (almost a year ago now-yikes!), I heard a lot of well-intentioned advice and comments that, in all reality, haven't been true of my experience. Here are a few of the other myths we're often told as recent or soon-to-be college graduates-and why you should take them with a grain of salt.
Myth #1: You'll Only Get a Job Through Your Connections
I heard this particular myth during every single one of my internship searches in college and the eventual full-time job hunt....Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, Apr 10, 2013 3:58 PM EDT | CommentsIt seems people are in either one of the two tax camps: those that have their taxes done by January 31st and then there are those who are barely scraping by on April 15th. Are you getting a refund and if so, what are you doing with it? Stashing it under the mattress? Squirreling it away into a shady overseas bank account? Investing in Silly String?
Though these are all fine ideas, for sure, there may be other that will put your extra cash to better use. For what you should be doing with it, or what we'd do with it at least, check out the following 5 ways to maximize your tax refund.
1. Take a Vacation
Yes, seriously. Take a vacation. If you're burned out and not enjoying life, you're not going to be able to make the best decisions in your everyday life. Use your tax refund to recuperate, relax, and get a little enjoyment out of life. It's not all about working non-stop.
2. Pay off Your Debt
Depending on the size of your refund, pay off an entire credit or an...Read More »
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