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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 1:06 PM EST | Comments
As I begrudgingly wake up every morning and head into Manhattan for another day at the office, it's easy to forget that just 50 years ago, what I'm doing was unheard of for women. As a girl who grew up repeatedly being told by my parents that I was going to go to college and find a job, it's difficult to fathom not being able to do this. But that's precisely the way it was for many of the women highlighted in MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA, a groundbreaking documentary that chronicles the extraordinary stories of women who led, opposed, or were trailblazers in the feminist movement. In honor of these fearless ladies, I rounded up 7 inspiring feminists who helped shape women's rights in their own respective careers and fields. From the first female NBA referee to the first actress to play a single working woman on television, we can all take a lesson from these women's courage and determination. - By Jennifer Gimbel
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 12:40 PM EST | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your routine is grinding down to nothing more than monotonous, mundane chores. It's important to keep doing them, though, so when the more glamorous stuff presents itself, you're all primed and ready to go. Put a positive spin on it!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You are as difficult and willful as a mule today -- which works in your favor! You could be the only one left standing when all is said and done, with or without your heels dug into the sand. Being difficult pays off.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
When you go over the numbers, you have to block everything else out -- and that's just how you like it! You're a bean counter in a fishbowl tod
- We're often consumed with day-to-day life: the next research paper due, that next cell phone bill or rent check that's also due, how to score tickets to Justin Timberlake's summer tour, or simply what you're going to wear in the morning. But are we paying attention to a higher power in the sky? Are we reading scriptures, observing Purim, or going to church... religiously?
How does faith play a role in your life?
According to the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, "Millennials" are less likely to identify with any religion or Christian denomination than previous generations. In fact, 1 in 4 are unaffiliated with a particular faith compared to 1 in 5 members of Generation X. And what about your elders? Only 13 percent of Baby Boomers were unaffiliated with a specific religion at a similar age.
So, are we losing our religion? Below are excerpts from young women across the country, describing how faith and spirituality play a role in their lives ... or maybe, it doesn't.
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- Woman S Day | Work + Money | Fri, Feb 22, 2013 1:42 PM EST | CommentsBy MP Dunleavey Editor of DailyWorth.com
Stash more cash to reach your savings goals fast
1. Pick a number
Strange to say, people often skip the obvious first step of deciding how much to save. That's because real numbers can be scary. "Let's save for a cool new fridge with an icemaker and extra freezer space" sounds fun. "Let's save $1,200" sounds like work. But getting a hard figure in your head is critical to making that new appliance (or whatever you want) a reality. It only takes a little basic math to solidify your goal. Photo by Getty Images
Grab a pen and write down what you are saving for- that spacious and lovely new fridge, perhaps. Then...
RUN THE NUMBERS. Do some comparison shopping to find the best price.
DON'T FORGET THE EXTRAS. Add the taxes, delivery, registration, installation, shipping, insurance or whatever other annoying sub-charges come with whatever you're saving for. In your optimism, don't lowball yourself.
THINK AHEAD. If you're financing a big-ticket item, you...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:09 PM EST | CommentsMy wife amazes me. Each day, I watch in awe as she conquers the required tasks to keep our household running efficiently. On a typical day she must: get the kids ready for school, care for the dog, run errands, clean the house, prepare meals, reply to e-mails and phone calls, and spend quality time with family.
Keep in mind that most days aren't typical - crises occur, kids get sick, things break around the house, and the cable guy never shows up when he's supposed to. I would fail miserably if I had to do all of the things that she does, but my wife handles them with aplomb. She inspires me to be more deliberate with how I spend my time.
After observing my wife for the past 15 years, I've picked up a few of her productivity techniques. Instead of wishing for more hours in the day, I've decided to maximize the time I have by doing these 5 things:
1. Get Focused
My wife wakes up an hour before the kids do so she can have a few moments to get focused. She uses this time to read de...Read More »
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