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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, May 6, 2013 12:47 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not the type to take the lead; you'd rather hang back and watch others forge a path. But instead of picking up what they leave in their wake, it's time to start figuring out for yourself where you want to go. There is plenty of low-hanging fruit that you could pluck if you go your own way.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Part of you wants to rush forward and another part of you wants to take your time and do things right. The answer, of course, is B -- take your time and do things right, Taurus, no matter how impatient you are. You'll only be wasting time and money if you rush.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Instead of just wishing things were
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Sat, May 4, 2013 5:18 PM EDT | Comments
Why Employees Leave Managers
When I was 17, in an attempt to save up for the gorgeous (but absurdly unaffordable) prom dress of my dreams, I picked up an after-school job at a cards and gift shop. My boss, the owner of the store, was a tall man with a short temper who spent most of the workday barking orders ("Hey you, cover the register!") and asking me to lie to customers ("Hey you, don't tell them that item is on sale!"). And, yes, he referred to me as "hey, you" for the entirety of my employment.
Needless to say, as soon as I saved up enough cash to purchase something halfway decent from the clearance rack at Lord & Taylor, I jumped ship and never looked back.
In short, my boss made my time at work unbearable-and that's obviously why I left. It turns out, I'm not alone-Florida State University conducted a comprehensive study to analyze the reasons why dissatisfied employees leave their jobs, and it revealed that most of the time, employees leave managers, not companies.
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- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Sat, May 4, 2013 5:01 PM EDT | Comments
Pursue a Friend Crush
Apparently, dudes aren't familiar with the concept of the friend crush.
Granted, my sample size is pretty small. My boyfriend was unaware of the term. When I asked him how he would befriend someone he didn't know very well, he said, "I'd play basketball with him, and we'd be friends."
At five foot eleven, this is not the first time I've found myself thinking that playing basketball probably would have been a good life choice.
My dad didn't know what a friend crush was, per se, but he did ask, "Is that like a man crush? Like in I Love You Man?" So I counted that for a win.
But talk to a girl about a friend crush, and there's no explanation needed. The term really resonates with women; all seem, at some point, to have pined after a platonic friendship with someone slightly unattainable. A friend of a friend, a fellow cubicle-dweller, the friendly neighbor who lives downstairs-we've friend crushed them all.
Why do we do it? As much as we discuss romantic relationsh...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 2:41 PM EDT | CommentsThis month isn't just for flowers and cookouts. May is also Small Business Month - a time to honor and support the entrepreneurs who help make the financial future better for their families and our country.
In recognition of the contributions of small business owners, a number of companies (including OpenSky, Dotbox, Dwolla, Edison Nation, Goodsie, Shopkeep and others) are launching an initiative called the Small Business Breakthrough. They're asking social media users everywhere to let others know about their personal favorite small businesses - from the bakery down the street that makes the best cupcakes to the pediatrician who has seen your kids through stomach flu and sprained ankles. You can share your picks using the hashtag #sbbreakthru. You can also nominate a business at www.SBBreakthrough.com to be eligible for a special prize.
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- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 1:13 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 5 Simple Tips to Trim Your Wedding Guest List
From long-lost aunts and uncles to your father-in-law's best friend's cousin, it's easy to let your wedding guest list spin out of control. It's tough to pick and choose who to invite - where do you draw the line? Still, when it comes to watching expenses, cutting the guest list can be one of the quickest ways to keep costs low. Whether you're narrowing it down in hopes of a more intimate ceremony or simply doing your best to save money, here are five stress-free steps to help you trim your wedding guest list:
- Consider your budget and venue. Before you analyze your guest list, take a step back and talk to your fiancé about your highest priorities as a couple. Are you hoping for a specific venue? Worried about staying under budget? Those guidelines will help you decide how long your list can be and whether you need to cut back in other areas.
- Agree on a fair split point. Keep things equal by compromising on a gu
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