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- Astrology.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:16 AM EST | Comments
Your Sun Sign's Secret to Professional Success
It's no secret that any unique talents you possess can help you stand out at work. Now, with the powerful Sun and mindful Mercury having entered the free-thinking sign of Aquarius, put your own Sun sign to work for you with these concise tips on how to best make your mark professionally!
The ideas you gain from meeting and communicating with people from all walks of life will help you stand out from the crowd in your professional field.
Taurus: Promote yourself.
The more your managers and colleagues know about your abilities, the more successful you'll ultimately be.
Gemini: Study and travel.
Life is about constantly learning, so never forget that your adventures will always provide fuel for your upward success.
Cancer: Invest in your future.
Your career won't last forever. Take time to learn how to create extra income through savings, property, and other investments.
Unearth how your ambition, natural skills and sociability can get you on the fast track...Read More »
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:11 PM EST | CommentsDefense Secretary Leon Panetta's historic announcement that women may now serve in military combat has equal-rights advocates cheering--but many civilians scratching their heads.
Women in military combat: not a fantasy.
For starters, nearly 140 female soldiers have already died in action in Iraq and Afghanistan alone, and more than 800 have been wounded. If the now-ended Combat Exclusion Policy didn't allow them on front lines, how did it happen? And what does the new policy actually mean?
We turned to experts including Greg Jacob, policy director for the Service Women's Action Network, which works for military equality and challenged the federal ban with a lawsuit brought by the ACLU in 2012, to break down the details of the policy change for Shine readers. Here's what we learned:
There are no laws prohibiting women from combat units.
Those were repealed in the early 1990s. However, since then, it has been U.S. military policy to restrict women from certain units and military occupations, particularly ground combat units....Read More »
- Youbeauty.com | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 15, 2013 3:02 PM EST | CommentsBefore writing her book, "Never Be Late Again," management consultant Diana DeLonzor was always, always late. "It didn't matter what time I got up. I could get up at six and still be late for work at nine," she recalls. She was reprimanded at work, lost friendships and her timely husband was always mad at her. She couldn't stand being late, yet she just couldn't change.
"Most people really hate being late and have tried many times to fix it," DeLonzor says. "Punctual people misunderstand. They think you're doing it as a control thing, or that you're selfish or inconsiderate. But it really is a much more complex problem than it seems."
MORE: How to Become a Morning Person
In a study she led at San Francisco State University of 225 people, she found that about 17 percent were chronically late. Among them, there were clear patterns. Late people tended to procrastinate more, demonstrated trouble with self-control (were more prone to habits such as overeating, drin
- Popsugar Smart Living | Work + Money | Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:34 PM EST | CommentsSource: Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Stuff You Don't Need
Starting the New Year means clearing out the old. It's a good idea to get items you don't use out of the way because they will fill up valuable space in your home. Get ready to sell your stuff with these tips:
- Electronics. If you're thinking about selling your electronics, consider Gazelle.com, buymytronics.com, and nextworth.com. These sites are great because they'll quote you a price for the item you wish to sell. You can always consider selling it back to the original retailer itself if you're wary about third-party sellers. For instance, Apple has a great recycling program.
- Receipts and documents. Nip your pack rat tendencies in the bud and start sorting out documents to trash or stash. Throw away receipts for items that you aren't planning on returning, and ones that you won't need to use come tax time. If you're wary of throwing away receipts, you can make a digital copy of them with a basic scann
- Popsugar Tech | Financially Fit | Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:24 PM EST | CommentsSource: Data-Only Plans: Cut Talk and Text (and Save Money)
Shopping for mobile devices is a curious thing - why do carriers offer data-only plans for the iPad that are cheaper and more flexible than typical plans for smartphones? Turns out that subscribers pay a hefty fee for standard unlimited talk and text and are often trapped into two-year contracts in order to afford their smartphones. Device plus data packages are usually offered on a month-to-month basis with no contract. It just makes sense. We've compiled a guide to going rogue and getting a data-only plan, with details on how much you'll save, which carriers offer data only, the essential apps you'll need for free talk and text, and what the downsides are.
How Much Will I Save?
- Let's take a closer look at Verizon: purchase an iPad, and data will run you $30 per month for 4GB with no contract. The same month-to-month plan for an iPhone (with required unlimited talk and text added on) is $70 per month - that's $480 more per
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