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- Woman S Day | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 3:16 PM EST | CommentsBy Samantha Toscano
Get advice for handling micromanagers, workaholics and more.
How sad is this: The average employee will spend 19 hours a week (including six weekend hours) worrying about what her boss says and does, according to a survey commissioned by Lynn Taylor, author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant. Luckily, there are ways to cope with even the most mischievous of managers, as well as the ones with zero leadership skills. Take these expert-approved tips to the office to forge a healthy boss-employee relationship that could leave you loving your job. Photo by Getty Images.
1. The Micromanager
Such a hands-on boss tends to "squander her own time on re-do work or too much involvement in her reports' work," explains leadership expert Linda Henman. These perfectionist qualities may make you feel untrusted and creatively impeded, but Ask April founder and relationship exert April Masini suggests taking the extra attention as a compliment and feeling grateful for that kind of safety net. To cope, Taylor recommends over-communic...Read More »
- The Cut | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:27 AM EST | Comments
BY KAT STOEFFEL
Employers are more likely to succumb to gender bias when hiring if a candidate is not being compared to other candidates, according to a study from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government picked up by The Wall Street Journal.
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The study involved 100 fake job candidates, who took either math or verbal tests. The test scores were presented to 554 mock employers, who were asked to determine if candidates should go on to a second round of testing. When presented information about a single candidate, the employers were more likely to choose men for math tests and women for verbal tests, even if they scored poorly. But when they were given information about a male and a female candidate, the test scores trumped the stereotype that men are better at math and women are better at verbal skills in their decision-making.
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- Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:00 PM EST | CommentsJennifer Lawrence was criticized for saying "I beat Meryl" during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but it turned out she was citing a "First Wives Club" quote. You know what though? Beating Meryl Streep at anything is a big freaking deal, especially for a youngster! With that in mind, we've rounded up the youngest actresses to be honored by the highly respected Screen Actors Guild. They may not have beaten Meryl, but they just might some day! By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 6:22 PM EST | Comments
While Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor performed live at President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, Beyonce opted instead to lip sync her way through the National Anthem, offering up a flawless performance that many viewers were upset to discover had actually been recorded earlier....Read More »
"We all know Beyonce can sing," Master Sgt. of the U.S. Marine Band Kristin duBois told ABC News on Tuesday. "We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last minute."
All music for the inauguration ceremony is prerecorded "because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day," DuBois told the New York Post. The band had to fake it along with the singer, The Washingtonian reported, and Beyonce hurried off stage the instant the music ended.
Beyonce's performance wasn't the main event, and it's incredibly difficult to sing live in cold and windy weather, so why does everyone seem so betrayed? Big stars lip sync a
- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 3:19 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
Even a rock-star employee (ahem, that's you) can use a little assist sometimes. These savvy tactics make it easy to send out an SOS without feeling like a total loser.
Your worry: People will think I have no clue about what I'm doing.
Why you shouldn't sweat it: You'll come off as more flaky if you keep quiet and struggle instead of requesting some direction. But keep it simple: Ask a manager to double-check your first-draft memo-not to write it for you. Seeking a second opinion is wise.
What to say: Lead with something like "I've pulled together some solid ideas for this project." Then go in for the ask: "Do you think you could take a look at my plan?" You want to emphasize that you've got things under control, advises Garret Keizer, author of Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Practice out loud a few times. See? You sound totally capable.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, Jun 12, 2013 1:16 PM EDT | Comments
Being a mom is hard work. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a mom with a 9 -5 job, or a work-at-home mom -every mom has her challenges. I will admit though, sometimes I think being a work-at-home mom has some of the trickiest challenges. There is always a feeling looming overhead that you're not really doing ANYTHING well - there are days (even weeks) when I feel like I am doing a total crap job at everything. Sometimes I'm barely keeping my head about water with work deadlines, not paying enough attention to my child, my house is a disaster, I've eaten nothing but granola bars for days and my husband has gotten little more than a quick hug goodbye from me for the day. At times I feel like I am a jack of all trades, but master of none. I'm sure all moms feel like this sometimes, but that doesn't make it any easier. Over time though, I've come up with some tactics that have really helped me to increase my work productivity and also helped me find a bit more balance on the home front....Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:42 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not feeling much passion or enthusiasm for the day's To Do list, but you have to tackle them just the same. Getting paid, on the other hand, may reignite your interest, so get ready for some spontaneous combustion by the end of the week.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Whether you've been told that a check is in the mail or been promised a job, don't spend that money until it arrives. Rushing out and making purchases based on words alone would be foolish, Taurus. Be patient.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Don't just sit around hoping and wishing for money -- go out there and bag some! You need to take the initiative in life, Gemini. If you are waiting for a windfall, you'll be waiting for a long time to come.
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- The Vivant | Work + Money | Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:06 AM EDT | Comments
By Leah Bourne, The Vivant
A well dressed thief walked into Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue in New York City in the afternoon around 3 p.m. this past Friday, started chatting with an employee, and then took two necklaces from the counter.
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With that single grab the thief walked away with a staggering $98,000 of jewelry, according to the police.
The brazen theft was captured on a surveillance video. A Tiffany's employee is seen placing two diamond necklaces on top of a black velvet cloth on a display case, as the potential buyer paces in front.
Seconds later, the man swipes both necklaces, and just walks out the revolving front doors.
Interestingly, there have been a string of high profile jewelry thefts in recent weeks. Two major thefts were reported at the Cannes Film Festival, including $1 million worth of jewelry that was stolen from Chopard.
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- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Wed, Jun 12, 2013 9:05 AM EDT | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Staying connected while traveling without going broke is as easy as finding an Internet connection. Internet cafes abound and basic smartphones accept hundreds of free or cheap apps that ensure connectivity while exploring the world. Some apps are so popular they've become household names -- Skype, for example -- while lesser known options claim a following within the travelling community.
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But first things first. Always, always remember to turn off cellular data once you've boarded the plane for departure. Although you may be able to make calls or access 3G or LTE networks overseas, the roaming data and call charges could leave you with a phone bill that doubles the cost of your trip. Breathe deeply, though: There are plenty of ways to stay connected cheaply while traveling.
There are several options for inexpensive wifi while traveling.
Establishing connectivity. Open Wi-Fi connections are common in most cities around the globe. In case your hostel or hotel comes up short,...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Tue, Jun 11, 2013 12:02 PM EDT | Comments
The art of the voice-over is an interesting one. Many times, you'll recognize the voice but you'd never be able to point out the person attached to said voice in a line-up. There are certain vocal performances in Disney classics - such as Belle in Beauty in the Beast and Alice in Alice in Wonderland - that are forever embedded in our minds and memories. But we often have no real world reference as to who the performer is. And in other cases, Disney casts A-list talent, but the story is so strong that you completely forget that such a super star is behind the character on the screen. We've complied a list of Disney characters alongside their real life vocal counterparts from John Travolta to Paige O'Hara to Tate Donovan. Click through for 7 famous Disney character voices in real life! -By Sunny Chanel...Read More »
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