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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Mar 11, 2013 4:11 PM EDT | Comments
We've been traveling with our kids since my oldest two were very little, and we didn't stop after we added #3, #4, and finally #5 to the bunch. Unfortunately, we haven't come into a fortune that would enable us to frequently jet seven people off to the Caribbean or book two or three hotel rooms for every night we're on the road. So what's kept us on the go? Getting creative about what counts as a "vacation" and finding clever ways to secure low-cost sleeping space and family-friendly fun for big families. After a ton of research and lots of personal experience with my own family of five kids, now ages 3 - 15, I've pulled together a few tips. Click through for seven great vacations ideas for larger-than-average families. -By Meagan Francis
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money | Mon, Mar 11, 2013 3:49 PM EDT | Comments
Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan joined in the ongoing public debate on work-life balance this week, telling the world she had regrets over the sacrifices she made for success, and prompting renewed buzz on the topic.... Former Read More »
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“I can’t make up for lost time,” she wrote in a Sunday New York Times opinion piece, “Is There Life After Work?” In it, Callan, who resigned as CFO in 2008, describes how work always came first for her, often at the expense of family, friends and her marriage (which eventually ended in divorce). It also got in the way of her starting a family, though she is now remarried and has stepchildren.
“I missed having a child of my own,” she writes. “I am 47 years old, and Anthony and I have been trying in vitro fertilization for several years. We are still hoping.”
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Reactions to her piece have been thoughtful and numerous, cont
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:14 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're a problem solver -- and sometimes that means you manufacture work for yourself! Don't waste time looking for solutions where none are really needed. You know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Who needs tea leaves? Not you. You're in no mood for mystical mumbo-jumbo today. You need practical help and you need it now. Of course, you're not above begging the universe for it, either -- you like to play all the angles!
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
There's a lot of frantic activity going on today, and you've got to find that one place where you can catch your breath and collect your thought if yo
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:42 AM EDT | CommentsShyness is nice and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to." -The Smiths
Shyness at Work
This song (penned by a lovely Englishman named Morrissey) appeared on many a mix tape in my high school days-and no music was sweeter to my little ol' adolescent ears.
As I lay and listened (in overly-dramatic repose) and stared up at the stucco ceiling in my room, I could replay countless sweaty-palmed, heart-pounding moments of acute awkwardness (usually involving shaking hands with strangers or standing behind a podium speaking publicly). Mr. Steven Patrick Morrissey was, indeed, speaking my language.
Yes, despite my brash online braggadocio-it's true. I am shy. And, since I know firsthand what it's like to be blessed with bashfulness in an office environment-I'd like to help. Today we'll examine how shyness comes in all shapes and shades (i.e., the difference between an introverted personality type versus a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder) and explore some expert-app...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:33 AM EDT | Comments
Shouldn't Bother Applying to a Job
If you're in desperation mode-i.e., totally miserable in your current gig or job hunting for the fourth unemployed month in a row-it's temping to apply for any link your mouse lands on.
But if you're set on finding a career that you actually love (which you should be!), stop applying willy-nilly to every job listing you stumble upon, and start focusing on finding the positions that make you excited to ditch your pajamas for the power suit hiding in the back of your closet.
How do you find these gems? Well, first off, you have to learn how to filter out the job listings that just aren't worth your time. If you're not sure exactly what to avoid, here are four signs that you should close your browser window and continue your search elsewhere.
1. It Seems a Little Fishy
If you find a job listing that doesn't mention a specific company name, legitimate website, or any contact information besides an encrypted email address-well, that's a sign you're looking on Cr...Read More »
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